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Family Polioptilidae: A family of passerine birds commonly known as "Gnatcatchers". All gnatcatchers are native to the New World, being found in both North and South America. Gnatcatchers are close relatives of the wrens and some species are known as "Gnatwrens".

Image: Erikwlyon

 

Halloween Pennant (Celithemis eponina)

…a species of pennant (Libellulidae) that occurs in eastern and central US, it has also been observed in Ontario as well. Like most dragonflies the Halloween pennant frequents ponds, fields, and marshes and feeds mainly on other insects which are caught on the wing. They are typically only active during summer, except in Florida where they are active all year long.

Like other odonates C. eponina is sexually dimorphic with males possessing pink wing veins/abdominal spots and females possessing yellow wing veins/abdominal spots.

Classification

Animalia-Arhtropoda-Insecta-Odonata-Ansioptera-Libellulidae-Celithemis-C. eponina

Images: Ken Slade and Bob McPherson

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