Four-spotted Pennant Brachymesia gravida (Calvert, 1890)S3 (Watch list)  

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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 34 records in the project database.

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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)

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