Halloween Pennant dragonfly (mature male)

Halloween Pennant dragonfly (Celithemis eponina) was spotted during a photowalk at Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge, Prince William County, Virginia USA. This individual is a mature male, as indicated by his orangish-red coloration, hamules, and terminal appendages.

A Halloween Pennant dragonfly (Celithemis eponina) spotted at Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge, Prince William County, Virginia USA. This individual is a mature male.

11 JUL 2016 | OBNWR | Halloween Pennant (mature male)

The dragonfly is shown perching at the top of Eastern gamagrass (Tripsacum dactyloides) in all of the photos in this gallery.

The next photo is my favorite in this set.

A Halloween Pennant dragonfly (Celithemis eponina) spotted at Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge, Prince William County, Virginia USA. This individual is a mature male.

11 JUL 2016 | OBNWR | Halloween Pennant (mature male)

A Halloween Pennant dragonfly (Celithemis eponina) spotted at Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge, Prince William County, Virginia USA. This individual is a mature male.

11 JUL 2016 | OBNWR | Halloween Pennant (mature male)

A Halloween Pennant dragonfly (Celithemis eponina) spotted at Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge, Prince William County, Virginia USA. This individual is a mature male.

11 JUL 2016 | OBNWR | Halloween Pennant (mature male)

I love a good head-tilt!

A Halloween Pennant dragonfly (Celithemis eponina) spotted at Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge, Prince William County, Virginia USA. This individual is a mature male.

11 JUL 2016 | OBNWR | Halloween Pennant (mature male)

A Halloween Pennant dragonfly (Celithemis eponina) spotted at Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge, Prince William County, Virginia USA. This individual is a mature male.

11 JUL 2016 | OBNWR | Halloween Pennant (mature male)

Copyright © 2016 Walter Sanford. All rights reserved.

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