Leucorrhinia caudalis – Lilypad Whiteface

Leucorrhinia caudalis (Lilypad Whiteface) inhabits mainly standing waters with floating vegetation. The vernacular name refers to the male’s habit of occupying territories centered around floating water lily ( Nymphaeaceae) leaves.
After local extinction in The Netherlands in the 1960s, Lilypad Whiteface reastablished a population in 2010. This population, in Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden, is booming now, with thousands of individuals emerging every year, and nomadic individuals have been observed all over the country in 2018.