Amanda's pennant

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Amanda's pennant
Celithemis amanda.jpg

Secure (NatureServe)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Odonata
Family: Libellulidae
Genus: Celithemis
Species: C. amanda
Binomial name
Celithemis amanda
Hagen, 1861

The Amanda's pennant (Celithemis amanda) is a species of dragonfly in the family Libellulidae. It is native to the southeastern United States.[1]

Description[edit]

This species is 24 to 31 millimeters long with a hindwing 21 to 27 millimeters long. The face is yellow, darkening to brown or red in older male specimens. The thorax is yellow, darkening to brown. The abdomen is dark brown to black with a few dorsal spots and yellow or red markings. The bases of the hindwings are amber or brown with black stripes.[2]

Celithemis ornata is similar but has a dark spot at the base of each hindwing.[2]

Biology[edit]

This species lives in marshes and other calm waters with abundant vegetation.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ NatureServe 2015. Celithemis amanda. NatureServe Explorer. Version 7.1. Accessed: February 7, 2016.
  2. ^ a b c Celithemis amanda. Odonata Central.