White Corporal Ladona exusta (Say, 1839)Endangered (MD)  -  S1 (Highly state rare)    
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Arthropoda   >   Class Insecta   >   Order Odonata   >   Family Libellulidae   >   Genus Ladona   


White Corporal (Ladona exusta) is a northeastern species, mostly restricted to the coastal plain of the Mid-Atlantic and New England. It prefers sandy ponds and lakes, or often, heavily-vegetated bogs (Paulson, 2011). This species is extremely rare in Maryland, and was recently rediscovered after two decades of no records. It has been found only in Anne Arundel Co., where it is rare (Richard Orr's The Dragonflies and Damselflies of Maryland and the District of Columbia). White Corporal is considered state endangered, and is ranked S1.

There are 4 records in the project database.

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A male White Corporal in Maryland (5/22/2009). This was the first record of the species in Maryland in 20 years. Highly state rare (S1) and state endangered. Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

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