Monday, August 12, 2019

ICO 2019: Halloween Pennant

Another striking species we saw on the Texas trip was the Halloween Pennant. We've seen this species before, but it's always a treat to see it again.

Here's a male patrolling his territory:

Notice the beautiful coloration and bands in the wings. In addition, note the pink stigma near the tips of the wings.

Here we see a couple males vying for the same territory:

The female is a lighter-colored version of the male, with yellow stigma:

Next, we see a female Halloween Pennant perched near a Red Saddlebags, also a common species on the Texas ponds we visited.

We always enjoy seeing the Halloween Pennant.

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