Double-ringed Pennant Celithemis verna Pritchard, 1935S2 (State rare)  

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 16 records in the project database.

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

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

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


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