Halloween Pennant—24 July 2016—along the Jefferson Parkway Wetlands in Northfield, Minnesota. I should have posted this image on Halloween. This image lay forgotten in my blog queue. I am going to try to empty the queue during the next several weeks.
According to the DragonflyID app, this large dragonfly is common and widespread across most of the eastern United States. Minnesota is about as far north as they get. Like this one, pennants perch atop vegetation and wave in the breeze like flags. The fore and hind wings often lie on separate planes—this field mark can be seen in my photo.