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Kingdom  Animalia
Suborder  Epiprocta
Family  Libellulidae
Phylum  Arthropoda
Rank  Genus
Subphylum  Hexapoda
Infraorder  Anisoptera
Scientific name  Celithemis
Higher classification  Libellulidae
Order  Odonate

Lower classifications  Halloween pennant, Celithemis elisa, Celithemis fasciata, Amanda's pennant

Calico pennant dragonfly libellulidae celithemis elisa female on plant

Celithemis is a genus of dragonflies in the family Libellulidae. They are known commonly as pennants. There are eight species in this monophyletic genus. They are mainly distributed in eastern North America.


Celithemis Photos of the dragonfly Celithemis martha Martha39s Pennant

Species include:

  • Celithemis amanda (Hagen, 1861) – Amanda's pennant
  • Celithemis bertha Williamson, 1922 – red-veined pennant
  • Celithemis elisa (Hagen, 1861) – calico pennant
  • Celithemis eponina (Drury, 1773) – Halloween pennant
  • Celithemis fasciata Kirby, 1889 – banded pennant
  • Celithemis martha Williamson, 1922 – Martha's pennant
  • Celithemis ornata (Rambur, 1842) – ornate pennant
  • Celithemis verna Pritchard, 1935 – double-ringed pennant

  • Halloween pennant celithemis eponina hanging on

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    Celithemis Wikipedia

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