Four-spotted Pennant Brachymesia gravida (Calvert, 1890)S3S4    
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Arthropoda   >   Class Insecta   >   Order Odonata   >   Family Libellulidae   >   Genus Brachymesia   

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Four-spotted Pennant (Brachymesia gravida) is a skimmer with a wide range across the south, with an extension up the Atlantic coastal plain. This species breeds in open ponds or lakes, and is characteristic of habitats with low total diversity in Odonata. The species appears to tolerate alkaline water conditions, and also slightly brackish water (Paulson, 2011). This species is distributed along the coastal plain of Maryland, on both the eastern and western shores. It ranges from uncommon to common within its habitat preference (Richard Orr's The Dragonflies and Damselflies of Maryland and the District of Columbia). It is ranked as S3 (watch list).

There are 107 records in the project database.

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Four-spotted Pennant in Somerset Co., Maryland (8/9/2021). (c) Jim Moore (Maryland), some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Jim Moore. (MBP list)

A Four-spotted Pennant in Kent Co., Maryland (6/22/2013). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

A Four-spotted Pennant at Jack Downs Park in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (7/7/2007). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)(More of this species)

A Four-spotted Pennant in Calvert Co., Maryland (6/23/2010). Photo by Bob Cammarata. (MBP list)

A Four-spotted Pennant at Trimble County Park, Lake Co., Florida (8/12/2004). Photo by Steve Collins. (MBP list)

A Four-spotted Pennant in Kent Co., Maryland (8/16/2014). Photo by Nancy Martin. (MBP list)

Four-spotted Pennant in Dorchester Co., Maryland (7/12/2022). (c) Lindsay D. Loyd, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Lindsay D. Loyd via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Four-spotted Pennant in Calvert Co., Maryland (8/3/2022). (c) david mlr, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by david_mlr via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

A female Four-spotted Pennant in Dorchester Co., Maryland (6/29/2019). Photo by Bill Sherman. (MBP list)

Four-spotted Pennant in Dorchester Co., Maryland (8/4/2018). (c) Meghan Cassidy, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA). Photo by Meghan Cassidy via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Four-spotted Pennant in Dorchester Co., Maryland (7/20/2016). (c) Frode Jacobsen, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Frode Jacobsen via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

A Four-spotted Pennant in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (7/26/2015). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Four-spotted Pennant in Dorchester Co., Maryland (7/12/2022). (c) Scot Magnotta, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Scot Magnotta via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Four-spotted Pennant in Dorchester Co., Maryland (7/24/2021). (c) matt whitbeck, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by matt_whitbeck via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

A Four-spotted Pennant in Prince George's Co., Maryland (7/20/2015). Photo by Mikey Lutmerding. (MBP list)

A late flying Four-spotted Pennant in St. Mary's Co., Maryland (10/19/2014). Photo by Mikey Lutmerding. (MBP list)


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