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Related Species in LIBELLULIDAE: Number of records for 2019 = 0

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Halloween Pennant by Mark Shields
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Compare with: Painted Skimmer Banded Pennant
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sciName Celithemis eponina
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distribution Statewide. This is one of the very few species with records for all 100 counties.
abundance Common over the Piedmont and Coastal Plain, but only uncommon to fairly common in the mountains. Though it is not normally seen in swarms, we have several one-day counts of 50 or more individuals. The abundance across the state is relatively low until July or August, and it is often missed on late spring and early summer field trips.
flight An extended flight season, covering most of the warmer months -- very late April or early May to mid-October downstate, and from mid-June (if not earlier) to late September in the mountains.
habitat Breeds at ponds and lakes, and sometimes at marshes.
behavior This Celithemis pennant forages farther away from water than all others, and is actually not often seen at breeding waters. They are characteristically seen perching on the tips of blades of grasses or tall herbs in a field or powerline clearing, usually well removed from forested areas.
comments In many respects, this is the most atypical of the Celithemis pennants. It often resembles a butterfly or moth in flight because the wings are heavily suffused with amber or ochre coloration so as to appear almost opaque. The many dark bands on the wings also might fool an observer into thinking the odonate is a butterfly or moth. It seems to "enjoy" flying in windy weather, with choppy wing beats. As with the Calico Pennant, this species should be easily seen and learned by beginners.
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Species account update: LeGrand

Photo Gallery for Halloween Pennant

Other NC Galleries:    Jeff Pippen    Will Cook    Ted Wilcox
Photo by: Mike Turner

Comment: Wilkes; P, 2018-07-21, W. Kerr Scott Dam and Reservoir; from dam to ~1000\' downstream
Photo by: Mike Turner

Comment: Forsyth, 2018-07-08, Winston Lake
Photo by: Charles K. Smith

Comment: Davidson, 2018-07-02, Lexington. Pond at Finch Park.
Photo by: Mark Shields

Comment: Currituck, 2018-06-09, pond at Currituck Community Park near Maple
Photo by: Mark Shields

Comment: Lenoir, 2017-08-01, Neuseway Nature Park, Kinston
Photo by: Owen McConnell

Comment: Granville, 2017-07-06, Holt Lake - in wheel
Photo by: Mark Shields

Comment: Washington, 2017-06-16, Conaby Creek, from boating access area to 2.25 km upstream by kayak
Photo by: Owen McConnell

Comment: Orange, 2017-06-14, Occoneechee Mountain State Natural Area, upper pond - males
Photo by: Conrad Wernett

Comment: Carteret, 2017-05-21, - Patsy and Lilly Ponds.
Photo by: Mark Shields

Comment: Duplin, 2015-08-15, Northeast Cape Fear River by kayak, between Wayne
Photo by: Mark Shields

Comment: New Hanover, 2015-08-06, Carolina Beach State Park - 2 at Grass Pond, 1 along Cape Fear River near marina
Photo by: Mark Shields

Comment: Columbus, 2015-08-01, Lake Waccamaw State Park
Photo by: Mark Shields

Comment: Brunswick, 2015-08-01, Boiling Spring Lakes - at Spring Lake Park
Photo by: Mark Shields

Comment: Bladen, 2015-07-18, Suggs Millpond (aka Horseshoe Lake) - many pairs flying in tandem; females ovipositing
Photo by: Mark Shields

Comment: Hyde, 2015-07-08, Mattamuskeet NWR
Photo by: Mark Shields

Comment: Carteret, 2015-07-01, Patsy Pond Nature Trail, Croatan National Forest
Photo by: Kristy Baker

Comment: Dare; OBM, 2015-06-10, Cape Point Campground - Multiple individuals seen but not counted.
Photo by: Vin Stanton, Doug Johnston

Comment: Yancey, 2014-08-26, Mount Mitchell Commisary Trail
Photo by: Conrad Wernett

Comment: Onslow, 2014-06-29, - Retention pond
Photo by: Owen McConnell

Comment: Graham, 2014-06-19, Grass bald on Oak Knob - male
Photo by: Jon Boerger

Comment: Buncombe, 2013-07-29,
Photo by: George Andrews

Comment: Mecklenburg, 2013-07-08, Beatty Park from 05:30 - 07:30 PM. Skies 60/40 clear/cloud, temp. 85. 85
Photo by: Mark Shields

Comment: Onslow, 2013-07-03, along retention pond at Coastal Carolina Community College
Photo by: Vin Stanton, Doug Johnston, Simon Thompson

Comment: Polk; P, 2012-08-04, FENCE - Male & Female
Photo by: Bob Oberfelder

Comment: Wake, 2011-07-11, Observed in Cary at Lochmere Golf course, female
Photo by: Owen McConnell

Comment: Graham, 2011-07-02, - photo
Photo by: Vin Stanton

Comment: Buncombe, 2011-06-27, Imaged at Beaver Lake, Asheville
Photo by: Bob Oberfelder

Comment: Wake, 2010-07-03, Observed in Cary at Lochmere Golf Course, Male
Photo by: Vin Stanton

Comment: Henderson, 2009-09-27, Imaged at Fletcher Park Pond
Photo by: Paul Scharf

Comment: Warren, 2009-07-24, female
Photo by: Salman Abdulali

Comment: Pitt, 2007-08-10, - River Park North
Photo by: R. Emmitt

Comment: Guilford Co., mated pair, 2004-07-31
Photo by: R. Emmitt

Comment: Durahm Co., male oblisking, 2002-08-20
Photo by: Paul Scharf

Comment: Warren, 2009-07-24, male