Calico Pennant dragonfly (female)

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

10 AUG 2018 | Occoquan Bay NWR | Calico Pennant (female)

This individual is a female, as indicated by her terminal appendages.

Adult flight period

The adult flight period  for Calico Pennant is from 11 May to 23 September (peaks in June-July), according to records for Northern Virginia maintained by Kevin Munroe, former manager at Huntley Meadows Park. In my experience, mid-August is past peak in Northern Virginia so I was happy to see a beautiful Calico female.

According to records for the Commonwealth of Virginia maintained by Dr. Steve Roble, a zoologist at the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, Division of Natural Heritage, 26 April to 27 October is the adult flight period for Calico Pennant.

Copyright © 2018 Walter Sanford. All rights reserved.

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3 Responses to “Calico Pennant dragonfly (female)”

  1. Mike Powell Says:

    Wonderful shot, Walter, of a really beautiful dragonfly. It’s always great to spot a Calico Pennant.

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