The Halloween Pennant is a colorful Skimmer who's common name comes from the male's orange and brown "Halloween" color scheme. The female is similar looking but is primarily yellow and brown instead of orange and brown like the male
Typically found perched in grassy field away from the water, often in large numbers. They usually perch horizontally, pennant style, at the tops of vegetation. Often active in cooler weather, even mist or light rain. They have a fluttery type of flight. This together with their coloration may make them appear like a monarch butterfly to would be predators
Pods, marshes, lake borders, ditches with emergent vegetation
Mating can take up to around 6minutes and generally takes place perched in a location away from the water. Eggs are laid either in tandem or solo by the female
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