A single Halloween Pennant dragonfly (Celithemis eponina) was spotted in a field located between the parking lot at the head-end of the Hike-Bike Trail at Huntley Meadows Park (HMP) and Dogue Creek. This individual is a female, as indicated by its coloration and terminal appendages; no males were spotted during the photowalk.
As the name “pennant” suggests, this female was flipping like a flag on a pole in a fresh breeze. Needless to say, the windy weather made it challenging to achieve tack-sharp photos! Here are the four best photos from a set of 45.
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