Ornate Pennant Celithemis ornata (Rambur, 1842)Coastal Plain only

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Ornate Pennant (Celithemis ornata) is known from a single site in Maryland, in Anne Arundel County. This species appears to have hybridized occasionally with Martha's Pennants (Celithemis martha) at this location. Ornate Pennant has not been reported in Maryland in over a decade, which does not bode well for its continued persistence in the state (Richard Orr's The Dragonflies and Damselflies of Maryland and the District of Columbia). This species prefers sandy lakes or ponds with grassy margins (Paulson, 2011).

There are 4 records in the project database.

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A male Ornate Pennant from Cambpell Lake, South Carolina (5/28/2009). In Maryland, Ornate Pennant only occurs at one site in Anne Arundel County. Photo by Steve Collins. (MBP list)

An Ornate Pennant in Sarasota Co., Florida (5/8/2011). Photo by Dan Irizarry. (MBP list)

A female Ornate Pennant in Jasper Co., Texas (4/1/2011). Photo by Terry Hibbitts. (MBP list)


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