The Halloween Pennant Dragonfly is a species of dragonfly that is named after its seasonal appearance and the shape of its wings, which resemble a pennant flag. It is found in North America and is known for its bright orange and black coloration. These dragonflies are typically seen around bodies of water during the fall season and feed on smaller insects such as mosquitoes and flies.

I spotted this tiny Halloween Pennant Dragonfly while walking one of the service roads at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma.

I believe this is a male because of the red on the edge of its amber wings. Here is a photo of what I think is a female Halloween Pennant: Dragonfly Perched On Stem

Note: I posted this to Facebook and was advised that this is a Halloween Pennant.

Halloween Pennant
Halloween Pennant Dragonfly

I was walking a service road on this refuge in an area called Willow Slough. I was hand-holding my camera and lens to get this shot.

Gear Used:

  • Camera: Fujifilm X-T3
  • Lens: Canon EF 100-400 mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS II USM (attached with a Fringer EF-FX Pro)


  • Location: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge (Oklahoma)
  • Date and Time Taken: August 25, 2020 (07:35:29 A.M.)
  • Aperture Priority
  • Aperture: f8.0
  • Shutter speed: 1/2000 sec. (as determined by the camera)
  • ISO: 800
  • White Balance: Auto
  • Metering Mode: Multi
  • Back-button Focus
  • Single Point Continuous Auto Focus
  • Exposure Compensation: 0 EV
  • Focal Length: 360 mm

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