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Halloween Pennant

Celithemis eponina


This medium-sized dragonfly has transparent orange/yellow wings with dark brown markings, the colors of Halloween. The second part of its name, "Pennant", is given this insect for its habit of sitting at the top of a twig and swinging back and forth in the breeze, much as a flag would do at the top of a pole.


I usually find these insects near pond or lake shorelines on high, exposed perches.

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Great shot and what a great name!

Isabela 8 years ago


Gordon Dietzman
Spotted by
Gordon Dietzman

Lilydale, Minnesota, USA

Lat: 44.92, Long: -93.12

Spotted on Jul 7, 2006
Submitted on Mar 1, 2011

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