Dragonflies: Halloween Pennant

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Halloween Pennants (Celithemis eponina) look very similar to Calico Pennants, but instead of small spots they typically have larger dark bands on their wings. Adult males are orange and black, with red wing stigmas; females (and young males) are yellow and black, with yellow stigmas.

Photo of Halloween Pennant

On a breezy day, I love watching these creatures angle their bodies in extreme ways in order to balance on the tips of swaying grasses. In Massachusetts, Halloween Pennants fly from mid-June through early September.

Photo of Halloween Pennant

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