Libellulidae (skimmers) in the order Odonata (dragonflies and damselflies)
The banded pennant is a small dragonfly (to about 1½ inch long) with distinctive black markings and reddish eyes. Learn more about the banded pennant and other dragonflies (suborder Anisoptera) in their group entry.
About Land Invertebrates in Missouri
Invertebrates are animals without backbones, including earthworms, slugs, snails, and arthropods. Arthropods—invertebrates with “jointed legs” — are a group of invertebrates that includes crayfish, shrimp, millipedes, centipedes, mites, spiders, and insects. There may be as many as 10 million species of insects alive on earth today, and they probably constitute more than 90 percent all animal species.