Calico Pennant Celithemis elisa (Hagen, 1861)    
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Arthropoda   >   Class Insecta   >   Order Odonata   >   Family Libellulidae   >   Genus Celithemis   

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Calico Pennant (Celithemis elisa) is a widely-distributed species found through much of eastern North America at pond or lake margins with vegetation, including pools in bogs. Like other species of Celithemis, it frequently perches at the tip of stalks of vegetation, with the wings blowing in the breeze like a tiny flag (Paulson, 2011). This is a widespread skimmer in Maryland, recorded from every county in the state (Richard Orr's The Dragonflies and Damselflies of Maryland and the District of Columbia).

There are 426 records in the project database.

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A Calico Pennant in Washington Co., Maryland (6/1/2019). Photo by Frode Jacobsen. (MBP list)

A Calico Pennant in Frederick Co., Maryland (6/12/2015). Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

A Calico Pennant in Frederick Co., Maryland (6/21/2018). Photo by Robert Warren. (MBP list)

A Calico Pennant in Baltimore Co., Maryland (7/5/2019). Photo by Richard Crook. (MBP list)

A male Calico Pennant in Prince George's Co., Maryland (5/20/2015). Determined by John and Jane Balaban/BugGuide. Photo by Barbara Thurlow. (MBP list)

A Calico Pennant in Frederick Co., Maryland (6/14/2017). Photo by Bob Cammarata. (MBP list)

A Calico Pennant in Allegany Co., Maryland (7/20/2014). Photo by Mark Johnson. (MBP list)

A Calico Pennant in St. Mary's Co., Maryland (8/1/2015). Photo by Mikey Lutmerding. (MBP list)

A male Calico Pennant in Baltimore City, Maryland (6/6/2007). Photo by Thomas Wilson. (MBP list)

A Calico Pennant in Queen Anne's Co., Maryland (6/28/2014). Photo by Danny Poet. (MBP list)

A male Calico Pennant in Garrett Co., Maryland (7/19/2003). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)

A Calico Pennant in Howard Co., Maryland (6/3/2017). Photo by Tom Feild. (MBP list)

A Calico Pennant in Howard Co., Maryland (6/3/2017). Photo by Tom Feild. (MBP list)

A Calico Pennant in Dorchester Co., Maryland (5/18/2019). Photo by Richard Crook. (MBP list)

Calico Pennant in Kent Co., Maryland (6/21/2020). (c) pcowartrickmanphoto, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Pamela Cowart-Rickman. (MBP list)

Calico Pennant in Kent Co., Maryland (6/21/2020). (c) pcowartrickmanphoto, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Pamela Cowart-Rickman. (MBP list)

Calico Pennant in Wicomico Co., Maryland (10/15/2016). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

A pair of Calico Pennants in Frederick Co., Maryland (6/6/2020). Photo by Rick Borchelt. (MBP list)

Calico Pennant in Kent Co., Maryland (6/21/2020). (c) pcowartrickmanphoto, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Pamela Cowart-Rickman. (MBP list)

A Calico Pennant in St. Mary's Co., Maryland (8/9/2014). Photo by . (MBP list)

A Calico Pennant emerging from its cast skin in Frederick Co., Maryland (6/9/2013). Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

A Calico Pennant found in Worcester Co., Maryland (8/12/2007). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)


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