Double-ringed Pennant - Celithemis verna (Pritchard, 1935)

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

Range & Habitat:

Mainly a Pine Barrens species.


Flight Season:
Early Date: 26 May
Late Date: 20 July

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


Fully adult individuals of both sexes are blackish, with a small basal hindwing spot. Tenerals have a yellow thorax with black stripes and yellow rings on the base of the abdomen.


Conservation Status:
State: S2 Imperiled in New Jersey
Global: G5 Secure globally, but possibly rare in parts of its range