Halloween Pennant dragonfly (female) redux

The following photos show a Halloween Pennant dragonfly (Celithemis eponina) spotted at Meadowood Recreation Area. This individual is a female, as indicated by its terminal appendages. The red color of its pterostigmata (stigma) is somewhat unusual. According to Richard Orr, renowned expert on mid-Atlantic odonates, “All mature males and some mature females have red stigma.”

Halloween Pennant dragonfly (female) Halloween Pennant dragonfly (female)

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