Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Distinctive wing pattern; dark subterminal wing marking small and restricted to leading edge of wing.
Male has pink wing veins and red heart-shaped abdominal spots; female has yellow wing veins and bright yellow abdominal spots.
Eastern and central North America
Ponds, lakes with marshy borders
March to October in south; June to August in north
Predatory: forages in fields, perching on the tips of plants, as do other pennants.
Males are not territorial; perch along edges of ponds, on the lookout for incoming females. Pairs perch on vegetation near water while mating, oviposit as a pair.
subterminal wing marking extends across wing from leading edge to trailing edge (in Calico Pennant, subterminal wing marking restricted to leading edge of wing)