Records :: OC# 434110

Record Details

Species Leucorrhinia hudsonica (Hudsonian Whiteface)
Specimen Notes Two males found in the same area, and photos of both accompany this record. I arrived at this area at 8:37 a.m. and found the first individual at 8:40. Both were skittish and difficult to photograph. They spent most of their time perched on rocks facing the sun. They flew only twice to feed--and very briefly each time--over a period of 1.5 hours. Both have a red spot on S8, and though they were small, they were not nearly as small as the literature indicates for Hudsonian Whiteface.
Submitted By Jonathan Batkin on 2015-Jul-28
Collected By Jonathan Batkin on 2015-Jul-28

Decision Details

Vetted By James N. Stuart
Vetted On 2016-Aug-29
Decision Notes Originally submitted and confirmed as L. borealis. However, Larry de March reviewed the available OC records from Santa Fe Co. and IDed them as L. hudsonica rather than L. borealis. For this record he noted: "I would call this one a Hudsonian if I found it up here [in Manitoba]. The veins in the black patches have turned red with age, there's no spot on S8 and the cerci are long and thin unlike those on L. borealis." -- This is a new state record.

Location Details

Location Santa Fe County, New Mexico, United States
Location Notes Nambe Lake. One of only two lakes high in the mountains of Santa Fe County with water year-round; elevation 11,400 feet. The lake is shallow and is surrounded by narrow margins of bog and meadow.
Latitude 35.80034°
Longitude -105.77650°
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