This is a demonstration of the ISM Odonata (Dragonfly/Damselfly) image gallery.
Celithemis eponina (Halloween Pennant
Total length = 40mm
The brownish-black and orange markings give this dragonfly its common name. Its face and eyes are reddish-brown; The thorax is brown; the abdomen is black with subtle red markings down the center. It has a fluttery flight similar to that of butterflies.
This species lives on ponds, although it often patrols fields in search of prey. They are common and seen in flight from mid-June through September.
Collection of the Illinois State Museum
Photographed by Dr. Everett Cashatt
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