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.