Halloween Pennant - Celithemis eponina (Drury, 1773)

Range & Habitat:
Ranges throughout the state

Typically found perched at the tip of weedy stems near lakes, ponds and marshes.

Flight Season:
Early Date: 14 June
Late Date: 29 September

Flight season charts created from records in the official database maintained by Allen Barlow.

Male Dorsal - Photo by Jim Bangma
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Yellow-tinted wings with black bands and spots distinguish this from other New Jersey odes. In typical Pennant fashion, it is usually found perched at the very tip of a grass stem or twig.
Immature Calico Pennant may appear similar, but the clear part of the wings is not tinted and the spots form a different pattern. Painted Skimmer is larger and the spots do not extend completely across the wing.

Conservation Status:
State: S5 Demonstrably secure in the state
Global: G5 Secure globally, but possibly rare in parts of its range