Halloween Pennant Celithemis eponina (Drury, 1773)    
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Arthropoda   >   Class Insecta   >   Order Odonata   >   Family Libellulidae   >   Genus Celithemis   

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Halloween Pennant (Celithemis eponina) is the largest of our Celithemis species, with conspicuously-colored, translucent orange and dark brown wings. This dragonfly breeds at ponds and lakes with emergent vegetation, which they often perch on. In Maryland, this is a widespread species pennant, with records from all counties. It is generally not found in overwhelming numbers, and could be considered uncommon (Richard Orr's The Dragonflies and Damselflies of Maryland and the District of Columbia).

There are 607 records in the project database.

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A Halloween Pennant in Kent Co., Maryland (7/2/2018). Photo by Mark Johnson. (MBP list)

Halloween Pennants in Howard Co., Maryland (7/29/2010). Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

A male Halloween Pennant in Calvert Co., Maryland (8/29/2012). Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

A Halloween Pennant in Baltimore Co., Maryland (8/25/2014). Photo by Wendy R. Fredericks. (MBP list)

Halloween Pennant in Montgomery Co., Maryland (7/14/2020). (c) Stephen John Davies, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Stephen John Davies via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

A Halloween Pennant in Harford Co., Maryland (7/4/2014). Photo by Dave Webb. (MBP list)

Halloween Pennant in Montgomery Co., Maryland (7/17/2021). (c) Stephen John Davies, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Stephen John Davies via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Halloween Pennant in Montgomery Co., Maryland (7/13/2021). (c) Stephen John Davies, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Stephen John Davies via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Halloween Pennant in Prince George's Co., Maryland (7/13/2020). (c) Michael Ellis, some rights reserved (CC BY). Photo by Michael Ellis via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Halloween Pennant in Somerset Co., Maryland (8/18/2009). (c) lurkershadow, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by lurkershadow via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Halloween Pennant in Prince George's Co., Maryland (8/15/2020). (c) Katja Schulz, some rights reserved (CC BY). Photo by Katja Schulz via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

A Halloween Pennant in Frederick Co., Maryland (7/29/2017). Photo by Robert Warren. (MBP list)

A Halloween Pennant in southern Dorchester Co., Maryland (7/3/2005). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Halloween Pennant in Baltimore Co., Maryland (8/1/2020). (c) Frode Jacobsen, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Frode Jacobsen via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

A Halloween Pennant in Charles Co., Maryland (9/1/2016). Photo by William Wise. (MBP list)

A Halloween Pennant in Baltimore City, Maryland (6/23/2006). Photo by Thomas Wilson. (MBP list)

Halloween Pennant in Montgomery Co., Maryland (7/5/2019). (c) Lisa Shannon, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Lisa Shannon. (MBP list)

Halloween Pennants mating in Harford, Maryland (8/5/2014). Photo by Matthew Addicks. (MBP list)

Halloween Pennant in St. Mary's Co., Maryland (8/14/2021). (c) jasoneavery, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Jason Avery. (MBP list)

Halloween Pennant in Charles Co., Maryland (6/30/2019). (c) rando boyo, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by rando_boyo via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

A Halloween Pennant found in Dorchester Co., Maryland (7/30/2006). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

A female Common Pondhawk preying on a Halloween Pennant in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (7/15/2012). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Halloween Pennant in Montgomery Co., Maryland (8/11/2020). (c) Wendy R Fredericks, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Wendy R. Fredericks. (MBP list)


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