Nebraska Dragonflies and Damselflies

Division of Entomology

Tawny Pennant

Brachymesia herbida

Gundlach, 1889

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The Tawny Pennant is all-over brown with yellow spots on the sides of the abdomen. The wings are tinted brown but have no spots.

This is a Central and South American species barely reachingTexas and Florida. The only record of this species in Nebraska is a specimen which was collected in 1914 at Louisville in Cass County. It is in the reference collection of the University of Nebraska State Museum in Lincoln.

Tawny Pennant
Tawny Pennant

Size: 43-46 mm (1.7-1.8 in)

Habitat: ponds, lakes and slow rivers

Great Plains Range: TX, NE(?)

Flight season: ?



Tawny Pennant map

Green indicates accepted county record (specimen or photograph).
Yellow indicates sight record only.


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