Celithemis elisa

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Calico Pennant
Dragonfly ran-1015 Celithemis elisa.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Odonata
Suborder: Anisoptera
Family: Libellulidae
Genus: Celithemis
Species: C. elisa
Binomial name
Celithemis elisa
(Hagen, 1861)

The Calico Pennant or Elisa Pennant (Celithemis elisa) is a dragonfly found in North America, in the Pennant genus of dragonflies.

Dorsal view taken at Silent Lake Provincial Park, Ontario

Flight period is late May to early August. Its average length is 1.2 in (3.0 cm).[1] Males have red heart-shaped markings on the dorsal side of the abdomen that is yellow in the females. Their wings have three red areas: one at the tip, one in the middle, and one large area close to the body.

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  1. ^ Mead, Kurt (2009). Dragonflies of the North Woods (Second ed.). Duluth, MN: Kollath+Stensaas Publishing. p. 174. ISBN 978-0-9792006-5-6. 

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