Daily Archives: June 27, 2017

Calico Pennant

Calico Pennant, Day Brook Pond, Kennebunk Plains WMA, Maine

The Calico Pennants are in full cry at Day Brook Pond on the Kennebunk Plains Wildlife Management Area in West Kennebunk Maine, and they are certainly among my most favorite dragonflies. This is an adult male. As I have argued before, this should really be the Valentines Pennant. How else explain the row of hearts down the abdomen? It is a glorious bug by any name.

Sony Rx10iii at 1200mm equivalent (2x Clear Image Zoom). Processed in Polarr.