Calico Pennant dragonflies (females)

Several Calico Pennant dragonflies (Celithemis elisa) were spotted at Painted Turtle Pond, Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge (OBNWR), Prince William County, Virginia USA.

All of these individuals are females, as indicated by their coloration and terminal appendages.

A Calico Pennant dragonfly (Celithemis elisa) spotted at Painted Turtle Pond, Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge, Prince William County, Virginia USA. This individual is a female.

18 JUN 2016 | OBNWR | Calico Pennant (female)

In my opinion, female Calico Pennants are one of the more beautiful dragonflies found in the mid-Atlantic United States.

A Calico Pennant dragonfly (Celithemis elisa) spotted at Painted Turtle Pond, Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge, Prince William County, Virginia USA. This individual is a female.

18 JUN 2016 | OBNWR | Calico Pennant (female)

A Calico Pennant dragonfly (Celithemis elisa) spotted at Painted Turtle Pond, Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge, Prince William County, Virginia USA. This individual is a female.

18 JUN 2016 | OBNWR | Calico Pennant (female)

A Calico Pennant dragonfly (Celithemis elisa) spotted at Painted Turtle Pond, Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge, Prince William County, Virginia USA. This individual is a female.

18 JUN 2016 | OBNWR | Calico Pennant (female)

A Calico Pennant dragonfly (Celithemis elisa) spotted at Painted Turtle Pond, Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge, Prince William County, Virginia USA. This individual is a female.

18 JUN 2016 | OBNWR | Calico Pennant (female)

Copyright © 2016 Walter Sanford. All rights reserved.

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4 Responses to “Calico Pennant dragonflies (females)”

  1. Mike Powell Says:

    Spectacular dragonfly species, Walter, and beautiful shots. Female dragonflies can sometimes be drab in coloration, but not the Calico Pennants!

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