Halloween pennant

(Celithemis eponina)

Conservation Status
Halloween pennant
  IUCN Red List

not listed

     
  NatureServe

N5 - Secure

SNR - Unranked

     
  Minnesota

not listed

     
           
           
 
Description
 
 

 

 
     
 

Size

 
 

Total Length: 1 to 1

 
     
 

Similar Species

 
     
     
 
Habitat
 
 

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

 
     
 
Biology
 
 

Season

 
 

Late May to mid-August

 
     
 

Behavior

 
 

 

 
     
 

Life Cycle

 
 

 

 
     
 

Nymph Food

 
 

Aquatic insects

 
     
 

Adult Food

 
 

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

 
     
 
Distribution
 
 

Distribution Map

 

Sources

7, 16, 18, 24.

 
  8/5/2019      
         
 

Occurrence

 
 

Widespread and abundant

 
         
 
Taxonomy
 
 

Order

Odonata (dragonflies and damselflies)  
 

Suborder

Epiprocta  
  Infraorder Anisoptera (dragonflies)  
 

Superfamily

Cavilabiata  
 

Family

Libellulidae (skimmers)  
 

Genus

Celithemis  
       
 

Synonyms

 
 

 

 
       
 

Common Names

 
 

brown-spotted yellow-wing

Halloween pennant

 
       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       
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Alfredo Colon
       
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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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  Halloween Pennant (Celithemis eponina)  
     
  Celithemis eponinia (Halloween Pennant)
Allen Chartier
 
  Celithemis eponinia (Halloween Pennant)  
     
  Halloween Pennant
Victor Fazio
 
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  Halloween Pennant Dragonfly
Stoil Ivanov
 
   
 
About

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.

   
       

 

Camcorder

         
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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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