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 🙂
Shown on Florida Native Plant: YELLOWEYED GRASS (Xyris sp.).
Key to Florida families: http://entomology.ifas.ufl.edu/creatures/misc/odonata/odonata.htm