Halloween Pennant Dragonfly (Celithemis eponina)

CENTRAL FLORIDA CRITTER OF THE DAY: Halloween Pennant Dragonfly (Celithemis eponina)

Dragonflies are predatory in both larval and adult stages. They like to rest on taller dried plant materials so leave some spent flowers. Neatness doesn’t count in the garden 🙂

Learn: http://www.odonatacentral.org/index.php/FieldGuideAction.get/id/46888

Shown on Florida Native Plant: YELLOWEYED GRASS (Xyris sp.).

Key to Florida families: http://entomology.ifas.ufl.edu/creatures/misc/odonata/odonata.htm

My take: https://floridawildlifegardentails.wordpress.com/2016/06/21/a-dozen-dragonflies/


  1. Nice angle on this dragonfly shot. Are the stigma actually the peachy color shown in your photo? Or is that a function of the lighting and camera angle?

    • Loret said:

      I think probably more reddish than the color indicates which would make it male. I believe the females have white. There was probably light reflecting off the pond too. Thanks for your kind words.

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