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Species Brachymesia herbida - Tawny Pennant

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Odonata (Dragonflies and Damselflies)
Suborder Anisoptera (Dragonflies)
Family Libellulidae (Skimmers)
Genus Brachymesia (Pennants)
Species herbida (Tawny Pennant)
Identification
Similar to female or immature B. gravida, but face is tan rather than dark, and stigmata are tan rather than white, and wing spots are much more diffuse.
Range
Texas (widely scattered records) and Florida Keys south through Argentina, plus the West Indies and Galapagos
Habitat
Stagnant vegetated waters, including brackish habitats
Season
Summer in Texas; flies all year in tropics
Remarks
A vagrant in the US, though may have bred in the Florida Keys in 1997.
Print References
Abbott 2005, Dragonflies and Damselflies of Texas

Dunkle 1990, Dragonflies of the Florida Peninsula, Bermuda, and the Bahamas

Dunkle 2000, Dragonflies Through Binoculars