Double-ringed Pennant Celithemis verna Pritchard, 1935S2 (State rare)    
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Arthropoda   >   Class Insecta   >   Order Odonata   >   Family Libellulidae   >   Genus Celithemis   

Status:

Double-ringed Pennant (Celithemis verna) is a species found through much of the south. It frequents ponds with emergent vegetation (Paulson, 2011). In Maryland, Double-ringed Pennant is known from three coastal plain counties (where the species is uncommon) and one on the Piedmont (Frederick Co.), where it is rare (Richard Orr's The Dragonflies and Damselflies of Maryland and the District of Columbia). It is ranked as S2 (state rare).

Description:

The dark-colored, mature males are rather similar to male Martha's Pennant (Celithemis martha), which shows large, conspicuous dark basal patches on the hind wings. Double-ringed has reduced dark markings on the wings, so the wings are essentially clear (Paulson, 2011).

There are 34 records in the project database.

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A Double-ringed Pennant in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (6/25/2013). Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

A male Double-ringed Pennant in Frederick Co., Maryland (8/12/2007). Photo by Steve Collins. (MBP list)

Double-ringed Pennant in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (6/16/2020). (c) Izabella Farr, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Izabella Farr via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Double-ringed Pennant in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (6/16/2020). (c) Izabella Farr, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Izabella Farr via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

A Double-ringed Pennant in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (5/29/2020). Photo by Rick Borchelt. (MBP list)

Double-ringed Pennant in Maryland (7/5/2020). (c) bethannejohnson, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by bethannejohnson via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

A Double-ringed Pennant in Caroline Co., Maryland (6/13/2020). Photo by Jim Moore. (MBP list)

A Double-ringed Pennant in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (5/6/2019). Photo by Anthony VanSchoor. (MBP list)

Double-ringed Pennant in Maryland (6/24/2020). (c) pcowartrickmanphoto, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Pamela Cowart-Rickman. (MBP list)

A Double-ringed Pennant in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (6/24/2019). (c) Bert Harris, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Bert Harris via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

A Double-ringed Pennant in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (5/26/2014). Photo by Frode Jacobsen. (MBP list)

Double-ringed Pennant in Frederick Co., Maryland (8/4/2018). (c) jared_satchell, all rights reserved. Photo by Jared Satchell. (MBP list)

A Double-ringed Pennant in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (6/4/2013). Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

A Double-ringed Pennant in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (5/25/2018). Photo by Anthony VanSchoor. (MBP list)

A Double-ringed Pennant in Prince George's Co., Maryland (6/6/2015). Photo by Mikey Lutmerding. (MBP list)

Double-ringed Pennant in Maryland (6/17/2007). (c) Hans Holbrook, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Hans Holbrook. (MBP list)

Double-ringed Pennant in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (5/24/2015). (c) treichard, all rights reserved. Photo by Timothy Reichard. (MBP list)

Double-ringed Pennant in Maryland (5/15/2010). (c) Hans Holbrook, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Hans Holbrook. (MBP list)


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