Halloween pennant

(Celithemis eponina)

               
Conservation Status

IUCN Red List

not yet assessed

Halloween pennant

NatureServe

N5 - Secure

SNR - Unranked

Minnesota

not listed

Occurrence

Widespread and abundant

Flight/Season

Late May to mid-August

Habitat

Ponds, lakes, rivers, streams, marshes, swamps, bogs, ditches.

Size

Total Length: 1 to 1

 
 
Identification

 

 
Similar
Species

 

 
Naiad Food

Aquatic insects

 
Adult Food

Mosquitos, flies, gnats, and, occasionally, other dragonflies.

 
Life Cycle

 

 
Behavior

 

 
Distribution Distribution Map   Sources: 7, 16, 18, 24.
 
Comments

 

 
Taxonomy

Order:

Odonata (dragonflies and damselflies)

 

Suborder:

Epiprocta

 

Infraorder:

Anisoptera (dragonflies)

 

Superfamily:

Cavilabiata

 

Family:

Libellulidae (skimmers)

 
Synonyms

 

 
Common
Names

brown-spotted yellow-wing

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Lynn Rubey
       

A Halloween Pennant using the obelisk position to cool off from the summer heat in The Big Stone National Wildlife Refuge.

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A female (left) on its perch as a male (right) Halloween Pennant approaches. She flew down into the prairie grasses and the male flew off into the distance, in The Big Stone National Wildlife Refuge.

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  Halloween Pennant (Celithemis eponina)
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  Celithemis eponinia (Halloween Pennant)
Allen Chartier
 
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  Halloween Pennant Dragonfly
Stoil Ivanov
 
   
 
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Uploaded on Jul 3, 2011

Halloween Pennant ( Celithemis eponina ) filmed at Goose Lake Prairie 7-03-2011

   
       
  Halloween Pennant Dragonfly
Dah Professor
 
   
 
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Uploaded on Aug 5, 2011

Imature Male Halloween Pennant (Celithemis eponina) - Scherman-Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, 9 Hardscrabble Road, Bernardsville, New Jersey

   
       
  Halloween Pennant Dragonfly
Basicbill's Outdoor and Travel Channel
 
   
 
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Uploaded on Jul 9, 2011

Videoed at the Bluff Spring Fen Nature Preserve in Elgin, Illinois. On July 7, 2011.

   
       

 

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Alfredo Colon
10/16/2019

Location: Woodbury, MN

Halloween pennant


Lynn Rubey
8/3/2019

Location: Big Stone National Wildlife Refuge

A Halloween Pennant using the obelisk position to cool off from the summer heat in The Big Stone National Wildlife Refuge.

Halloween pennant


Marie Freed
7/302019

Location: Rockville Minnesota near Pleasant Lake – my backyard


     
     
 
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