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Overview

Distribution

occurs (regularly, as a native taxon) in multiple nations

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National Distribution

Canada

Origin: Native

Regularity: Regularly occurring

Currently: Present

Confidence: Confident

Type of Residency: Year-round

United States

Origin: Native

Regularity: Regularly occurring

Currently: Present

Confidence: Confident

Type of Residency: Year-round

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Range Description

This species occurs in five provinces in Canada and thirty six states in the United States of America.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
C. elisa is found at ponds and lakes with vegetated margins, including bog ponds.

Systems
  • Terrestrial
  • Freshwater
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Life History and Behavior

Reproduction

Females oviposit exophytically.
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Celithemis elisa

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 5
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Conservation

Conservation Status

National NatureServe Conservation Status

Canada

Rounded National Status Rank: N5 - Secure

United States

Rounded National Status Rank: N5 - Secure

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NatureServe Conservation Status

Rounded Global Status Rank: G5 - Secure

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IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
LC
Least Concern

Red List Criteria

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2009

Assessor/s
Paulson, D. R.

Reviewer/s
Clausnitzer, V. & Kalkman, V. (Odonata Red List Authority)

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Justification
C. elisa is widespread and common throughout its range including parks and reserves with some level of habitat protection, and there is no indication of any population decline.
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Population

Population
C. elisa is an abundant and widespread species.

Population Trend
Stable
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Threats

Major Threats
There are no threats presently affecting this species.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
The species is present in some parks and reserves; no further conservation methods appear to be needed at this time.
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Wikipedia

Celithemis elisa

The Calico Pennant or Elisa Pennant (Celithemis elisa) is a dragonfly found in North America, in the Pennant genus of dragonflies.

Dorsal view taken at Silent Lake Provincial Park, Ontario

Flight period is late May to early August. Its average length is 1.2 in (3.0 cm).[1] Males have red heart-shaped markings on the dorsal side of the abdomen that is yellow in the females. Their wings have three red areas: one at the tip, one in the middle, and one large area close to the body.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Mead, Kurt (2009). Dragonflies of the North Woods (Second ed.). Duluth, MN: Kollath+Stensaas Publishing. p. 174. ISBN 978-0-9792006-5-6. 
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