Sunday, October 28, 2012

Halloween Pennant

Halloween Pennant
It is hard to find anything more appropriate for the last week in October then the Halloween pennant. Pennants are colorful members of the skipper family. They are called pennants because they like to perch horizontally from a stick, plant or blade of grass. This makes them look like a flag or pennant. The Halloween pennant is mostly yellow and brown when they emerge. Males turn to this orange color as they mature which is how they became named the Halloween pennant.

13 comments:

DeniseinVA said...

Such a cool name and info to go along with it. A perfect shot too! I have never seen one this color before.

Rachel B said...

This is a lovely crisp shot - well done!

NatureFootstep said...

a beautiful one we don´t have. Great to see it.

Do you know I have a meme for winged ones? Opens on thursdays if you like to check it out. :)
http://nfmemes.blogspot.se/search/label/NF%20Winged

angela chris said...

perfect photograph and perfect choice for MOM.we are learning about many new and interesting creatures.

Liz said...

Amazing capture. Have a fabulous week.

Liz @ MLC
Liz @ YACB

Stewart M said...

Thats a great picture - perching like that must make them a little easier to find, if not photograph.

Stewart M - Melbourne

edenhills said...

Lovely capture! I'm always amazed at how much you know about these insects.

Ingmarie We said...

Great photo and very interesting info.

Pat said...

Wonderful capture!

Laura said...

So very beautiful...I hope you will participate in the gratitude quilt this year... instructions can be found here:

http://www.shinethedivinecreativityisaspiritualpractice.com/2012/10/gathering-gratitude-quilt-time-again.html

laura

Kenneth said...

Great picture ! At the first glance the pennant looked like a flower.
Interesting info!

Jen said...

I never knew they were so pretty close up. Nice shot!

lorik said...

A most appropriate choice for a halloween themed MoM! What amazing looking creatures they are! And to think they attach themselves horizontally like that!
Great shot!
Thanks for sharing it on Mandarin Orange Monday:)