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Species Celithemis verna - Double-ringed Pennant

Double-ringed Pennant - Celithemis verna - male - female Double-ringed Pennant - Celithemis verna - female Double-ringed I think - Celithemis verna - male Double-ringed Pennant Immature - Celithemis verna - male Double-ringed Pennant Immature - Celithemis verna - male Double-ringed Pennant - Celithemis verna - male - female Double-ringed Pennant - Celithemis verna - male - female Double-ringed Pennant - Celithemis verna - female
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 Celithemis (Pennants)
Species verna (Double-ringed Pennant)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Celithemis verna Pritchard, 1935
Size
Length 31-36 mm
Identification
Fully adult male distinct from other Celithemis: blue-black body with small dark marks on hindwings (1).
Range
Southeastern United States, most common in coastal plain
Habitat
Lakes and ponds with emergent vegetation
Season
New Jersey: April-July; Georgia: April-June; flies mostly in spring (1)
Remarks
Author appears to be Arthur Earl Pritchard (1915-1965), see Essig Museum, The A. Earl Pritchard Acari Collection. He would have been 20 years of age when he described this species!
Print References
Dunkle (2)
Dunkle (3)
Nikula (4)
Internet References
Giff Beaton's page including this species
Works Cited
1.Dragonflies and damselflies of the East
D. Paulson. 2012. Princeton University Press. 576 pp.
2.Dragonflies Through Binoculars: A Field Guide to Dragonflies of North America
Sidney W. Dunkle. 2000. Oxford Press.
3.Dragonflies of the Florida Peninsula, Bermuda, and the Bahamas
Sidney W. Dunkle. 1989. Scientific Publishers.
4.Stokes Beginner's Guide to Dragonflies
Donald and Lillian Stokes. 2002. Little, Brown and Company.