Yellow-spotted Whiteface

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Yellow-Spotted Whiteface Leucorrhinia pectoralis

Local in southern and southeastern Finland. Unlike other whitefaces, favours meso- and eutrophic lakes with sedge growth. Also recorded in calm Baltic bays, where saline levels are low and there is a lot of vegetation, and has been occasionally recorded from acidic bog ponds. Common in suitable lush habitats ("bird lakes"), but quite local.

Flight period: June-August

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Males are easy to identify. The spot on S8 is large and bright yellow. In older individuals, it's usually the only abdominal spot that is still clearly visible. Jussi Mäkinen

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