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Tennessee | United States


Four-spotted Pennant Dragonfly (Dragonfly)


Brachymesia gravida



Entry Last Edited: 08/22/2023 | Content ©www.BugsOfTennessee.com

Insect Order



Taxonomy

The Taxonomic Breakdown is the scientific way to categorize a partocular insect species from its largest group (Animalia) to its smallest (variable). The Genus and Species categorizations taken together make up the species' scientific name shown above, in this case Brachymesia gravida.

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Odonata
Family: Libellulidae
Genus: Brachymesia
Species: gravida


Characteristics

Abdomen insect icon
Abdomen: Has a noticeably large / oversized abdomen.
Six-Legged insect icon
Six-Legged: Six legs are common to this insect.
Warterborne insect icon
Waterborne: Is commonnly found near water or water sources.
Winged insect icon
Winged: Has wings to hop or fly over distance.


Description

The Four-spotted Pennant Dragonfly has been identified by site users by the following descriptors:

transparent    black    blue    eyes    abdomen    skinny    thin    segmented    agile    flying    wings    winged    hairy    large    water    pond    stream    creek    six-legged


Sighting Guide

The general likelihood of encountering this insect based on a given month of the year in the state of Tennessee. Generally, the best sighting months are June through August with peak occurring in July.

41F
JAN
44F
FEB
53F
MAR
62F
APR
70F
MAY
78F
JUN
80F
JUL
79F
AUG
73F
SEP
62F
OCT
52F
NOV
44F
DEC

Size

Below is a representation of the 'smallest-small' and 'largest-large' sizes commonly associated with the Four-spotted Pennant Dragonfly. Due to monitor differences, sizes may not be exact on your particular screen. Conversions to millimeters are provided for convenience.

Lowest-Low:
1.97 inches
(50 mm)
Highest-High:
2.36 inches
(60 mm)


Identifying Colors

Below you will find the colors most commonly associated with the Four-spotted Pennant Dragonfly. Both Primary and Secondary colors are represented in the showcase. Due to monitor differences, colors may not be exact representations.

BLACK


Tennessee County Reach

The Four-spotted Pennant Dragonfly can be found in the following Tennessee counties:

Anderson; Bedford; Benton; Bledsoe; Blount; Bradley; Campbell; Cannon; Carroll; Carter; Cheatham; Chester; Claiborne; Clay; Cocke; Coffee; Crockett; Cumberland; Davidson; De Kalb; Decatur; Dickson; Dyer; Fayette; Fentress; Franklin; Gibson; Giles; Grainger; Greene; Grundy; Hamblen; Hamilton; Hancock; Hardeman; Hardin; Hawkins; Haywood; Henderson; Henry; Hickman; Houston; Humphreys; Jackson; Jefferson; Johnson; Knox; Lake; Lauderdale; Lawrence; Lewis; Lincoln; Loudon; Macon; Madison; Marion; Marshall; Maury; McMinn; McNairy; Meigs; Monroe; Montgomery; Moore; Morgan; Obion; Overton; Perry; Pickett; Polk; Putnam; Rhea; Roane; Robertson; Rutherford; Scott; Sequatchie; Sevier; Shelby; Smith; Stewart; Sullivan; Sumner; Tipton; Trousdale; Unicoi; Union; Van Buren; Warren; Washington; Wayne; Weakley; White; Williamson; Wilson


Four-spotted Pennant Dragonfly Picture (1)

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Detailed color photograph of a Four-spotted Pennant Dragonfly at rest.; Credit: Robert P, Sanibel Island, FL, USA.
This image is original to www.InsectIdentification.org; Used with Permission.

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