Thursday, August 27, 2009

Halloween Pennant (Celithemis eponina)

The Halloween Pennant is one of our most colorful dragonflies. The reddish tint on the wings, and red pterostigmata and abdominal stripe indicate this is a male. This dragonfly has a weak, fluttery flight reminiscent of a butterfly.

A front view

Time to clean up. There was a spiderweb on the perch, and some of the strands were sticking to the dragonfly's eyes and legs.