The Hudsonian Whiteface is a small black and red whiteface skimmer usually found around boggy or marshy areas. Males are mostly red and black with a whiteface, red and black thorax and a black abdomen with reddish top spots on segments 4 to 7. Females look similar except they are yellow and black
Males typically perch low in the vegetation and defend a small territory around them. Females can often be found perched on the ground or light object on the ground, such as a log, away from the water until they are ready to mate.
Coldwater fens, marshes, and bog ponds with a lot of low, dense vegetation
Mating typically takes place in flight away from the water. Females lay eggs by dipping into the water, often by sedge beds, while the males hover guard
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