Calico Pennant Dragonfly
Celithemis elisa
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2005 Photograph, Calico Pennant Dragonfly (Celithemis elisa, Family Libellulidae), Occoquan Bay NWR, Woodbridge, Virginia, © 2020.
This photo shows a likely reason for these "Pennant" dragonflies' names.  They like to sit at the top of stalks and stems, facing into a breeze.
Jian Zhe Li

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