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genus: Ladona


This is a small genus with three species in North America.  This genus has sometimes been considered a subgenus of Libellua and closely related to the King Skimmers. These dragonflies are medium in size, and  are brownish in body color.  The thorax is somewhat hairy and lacks any lateral stripes, however the dorsal thorax shows two "shoulder stripes".  The wings are clear except for basal brown spots and may be tinged with yellow. Named for the frontal stripes which don't really resemble a corporal's stripes.

Females have two stripes on the dorsal thorax as well as the immature male.

Corporals can be found perched on the ground and on other flat surfaces. That inhabit lakes, ponds, slow streams and ditches within woodland areas.


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