The Belted Whiteface is a small dark whiteface skimmer usually found around boggy or marshy areas. Males are mostly dark brown and black with white pruinose developing at the base of the abdomen. Females are yellow and black with yellow top spots on parts of their abdomen
Male Frosted Whiteface perch low on vegetation near the water, on lilypads, or on sphagnum mats where they will frequently guard a small amount of territory around their perch. Females are usually found away from the water until they are ready to mate.
Boggy lakes and ponds especially ones with floating mats of sphagnum
Mating takes place while perched. Females lay eggs by dipping her abdemns, while the males guards nearby. Females may perch in between ovipositing sessions
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