Frosted Whiteface Leucorrhinia frigida Hagen, 1890S1 (Highly state rare)  


Frosted Whiteface (Leucorrhinia frigida) is a small species of the primarily northern genus Leucorrhinia, near the southern terminus of its range in Maryland. The species is found in ponds or lakes with vegetated edges, and a muddy bottom, but also boggy habitats with acidic water (Paulson, 2011). There aer only two records of this species from Maryland: it was recorded in the Catoctin Mts. of Frederick Co. in 2007, and from a site in Garrett Co. in 2008 (Richard Orr's The Dragonflies and Damselflies of Maryland and the District of Columbia). It is ranked as S1 (highly state rare).

There are 2 records in the project database.

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A Frosted Whiteface from 1000 Acre Heath, Maine (7/1/2010). There have been only two records of Frosted Whiteface in Maryland--one from Frederick County in 2007 and one from Garrett County in 2008. Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

A Frosted Whiteface in 1000 Acre Heath, Maine (7/1/2010). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

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