Celithemis fasciata

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Banded pennant
Banded Pennant.jpg

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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Odonata
Family: Libellulidae
Genus: Celithemis
Species: C. fasciata
Binomial name
Celithemis fasciata
Kirby, 1889

Celithemis fasciata (banded pennant) is a dragonfly in the skimmer family. It is native to the United States, where it is found in the south-central, southeastern, and eastern regions.[1]

The extensive, sharply defined black markings on its wings are distinctive, but the pattern varies considerably; individuals from the northern part of its range tend to have less wing coloration.[2] It is about 33 mm (1.3 in) long.

It lives around ponds, lakes, and ditches.


  1. ^ Celithemis fasciata. NatureServe. 2012.
  2. ^ Dunkle, S. W. (2000). Dragonflies through Binoculars. New York: Oxford University Press. p. 233. ISBN 0-19-511268-7. 

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