Ornate Pennant - Celithemis ornata (Rambur, 1842)

This is a species of concern. Please report any encounters to Odonata Central.

Range & Habitat:
Known only from a few old records.

Similar to other Pennants

Flight Season:
Early Date: 29 June
Late Date: 22 July

Flight season charts created from records in the official database maintained by Allen Barlow.

Male Dorsal - Photo by Jim Bangma
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Mature males retain dull red spots on the abdomen and the face becomes brown. A basal wing spot darkens with age. Both sexes have lateral strips on the thorax. Formerly called Faded Pennant.
Similar to Martha's Pennant. Dorsal abdominal spots are more pronounced in Ornate, and the basal wing spot is slightly smaller.

Conservation Status:
State: SH historical records only
Global: G5 Secure globally, but possibly rare in parts of its range