The first Banded Pennant in Vermont was found on 1 August 2014. The perceptive naturalist Laura Gaudette found and photographed him while kayaking on Sadawga Lake in Whitingham.
The “pennants” are among the few dragonflies whose wings are marked a bit like butterflies. And they perch according to their name – like flags at the tip of twigs or stems. They even sway and pivot in the summer breezes.
Banded Pennant’s range is the south-central US into southern New England. This find represents a northern extension of this dragonfly in the region.
State: SU, Species of Greatest Conservation Need
Unknown in Vermont. July-August.