Banded Pennant - Celithemis fasciata (Kirby, 1889)

Range & Habitat:
Reported from the coastal plain and from the northern tier of counties.

Found near permanent lakes and ponds. In the north at least, generally frequents larger lakes than other pennants. Ok, maybe it doesn't.

Flight Season:
Early Date: 27 May
Late Date: 9 September

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

Male Dorsal - Photo by Sheryl Chacon
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Becomes dark blue. Wings are marked with a black tip, a black spot on the leading edge near the nodus and a variable black spot at the base of the wing. Females are browner with a row of yellow triangles dorsally on the abdomen. TWO POPULATIONS, The basal spot tends to be larger in southern individuals and more restricted in the north.
See Calico Pennant.

Conservation Status:
State: S4 Apparently secure in New Jersey
Global: G5 Secure globally, but possibly rare in parts of its range