Flight period: May to July (occasionally in April, August and early September)
The White-faced Darter is a small dark dragonfly, with a pale creamy white frons. The wings have small black patches at the base and dark brown pterostigma.
Male: narrow black abdomen, marked with red and orange on the dorsal and lateral segments. The thorax is black with faint red antehumeral stripes and lateral markings.
Female: patterned like the male but yellow replaces the red markings.