Leucorrhinia caudalis – Lummelampikorento – sierlijke witsnuitlibel

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Adults can be seen in several small lakes such as Iso-Mäkijärvi, Päälampi and Heinalampi, but not every year.

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In general males rest on leaves of Ulpukka (Nuphar lutea). So far, I did not observe any females. Larvae overwinter twice.

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They typically raise their abdomen. Larval exuviae have been found in Mustinlampi and Iso Mäkijarvi.

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Contrary to L. albifrons, L. caudalis has white pterostigmata (seen from above), and more light-blue colouring of the clearly claviform abdomen.

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Seen from below (ventral), the pterostigmata are black. Also, the white spots on the lip are missing.

Sites with excuvia of L. caudalis