Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Halloween Pennant

Halloween Pennant (Celithemis eponina) is common throughout the Eastern portion of North America. They will be found near ponds, marshes and old fields. Like all dragonflies they feed on insects that they catch out of the air. The are very distinctively marked with amber and burnt orange patterns on their wings. Males are highly territorial and perch on vantage points near ponds waiting for receptive females. After mating, the male will stay with the female as she deposits eggs. They are commonly seen in fields perched on flowers or grasses, pivoting their bodies with the wind.

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