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Four-spotted Pennant
Brachymesia gravida
The Four-spotted Pennant (Brachymesia gravida) is a medium-sized dragonfly of the southeastern U.S. It can be extremely common in central Texas where thousands can sometimes be found at some ponds. The first 2 shots here, of young males, were digital captures in Austin, Travis Co., Texas in May, 2003, and were shot with a Canon EOS 10D and EF 300 mm F4 L IS lens with a 1.4X extender and 550 EX flash.
Next are two shots of male Four-spotted Pennants, taken in August, 2005, at the same location as the first images with a Canon EOS 1D Mark II and EF 300 mm F/4 L IS lens and 580 flash.
The female Four-spotted Pennant shown here was in Austin, Travis Co., Texas, in May, 2009. This image was taken with a Canon EOS 50D and an EF 70-200mm F/2.8 L IS lens and 2X extender and 580 flash.
The male Four-spotted Pennant shown here was in Austin, Travis Co., Texas, in August, 2009. This image was taken with a Canon EOS 1D Mark III and an EF 300mm F/4 L IS lens and 2X extender and 580 flash.
The next two shots of male Four-spotted Pennants were taken in Austin, Travis Co., Texas, in August, 2011, with a Canon EOS 1D Mark IV and a Sigma 50-500mm lens and Canon 580 flash. The image on the right shows a young male while the next image shows a more mature male.
The next three images of female Four-spotted Pennants were taken in Austin, Travis Co., Texas, in August, 2011, with a Canon EOS 1D Mark IV and a Sigma 50-500mm lens and Canon 580 flash.
The male Four-spotted Pennant on the right was in eastern Hays Co., Texas, in July, 2012. This shot was taken with a Canon EOS 1D Mark IV and an EF 300mm F/4 L IS lens and 1.4X extender.
Four-spotted Pennant
Brachymesia gravida
male
Lake Walter E. Long,
Austin, Travis Co., Texas
1 July 2013
Four-spotted Pennant
Brachymesia gravida
male
Belterra,
Hays Co., Texas
19 September 2013
Four-spotted Pennant
Brachymesia gravida
female
Milton Reimers Ranch Park,
Travis Co., Texas
26 June 2014
Four-spotted Pennant
Brachymesia gravida
female
Lighthouse Pond,
St. Marks N.W.R.,
Wakulla Co., Florida
17 July 2014
Lat 30.078564, Lon -84.17834
Four-spotted Pennant
Brachymesia gravida
female
Hornsby Bend,
Austin, Travis Co., Texas
23 July 2014
Four-spotted Pennant
Brachymesia gravida
male
Lakes Regional Park,
Ft. Myers,
Lee Co., Florida
8 October 2014
Four-spotted Pennant
Brachymesia gravida
female
Lakes Regional Park,
Ft. Myers,
Lee Co., Florida
8 October 2014
Four-spotted Pennant
Brachymesia gravida
male
Lakes Regional Park,
Ft. Myers,
Lee Co., Florida
8 October 2014
Four-spotted Pennant
Brachymesia gravida
male
Buescher State Park,
Bastrop Co., Texas
12 August 2015
Four-spotted Pennant
Brachymesia gravida
male
Southeast Metro Park,
Travis Co., Texas
9 July 2016
Four-spotted Pennant
Brachymesia gravida
male
Southeast Metro Park,
Travis Co., Texas
9 July 2016
Four-spotted Pennant
Brachymesia gravida
female
near Crystal Beach,
Galveston Co., Texas
6 April 2017