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.   Halloween pennant  
           
  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.   Halloween pennant  
           
 
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Celithemis eponinia (Halloween Pennant)
Allen Chartier
  Celithemis eponinia (Halloween Pennant)  
Halloween Pennant
Victor Fazio
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Other Videos
 
  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
 
   
 
About

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
 
   
 
About

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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