Martha's Pennant - Celithemis martha (Williamson, 1922)

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

Range & Habitat:
Found on the coastal plain, mainly in the Pine Barrens.

Ponds and lakes, often with marshy edges.

Flight Season:
Early Date: 5 July
Late Date: 3 October

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

Male Dorsal - Photo by Ann Johnson
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Males are blue-black with a single dark basal spot on the hindwing. Females have a single basal spot on the hindwing and a row of yellow triangles down the abdomen.
Ornate Pennant is similar but retains reddish abdominal spots and has a smaller wingspot. Banded Pennant has markings at midwing and towards the tip.

Conservation Status:
State: S3S4 Apparently secure but should be watched
Global: G4 Apparently secure globally