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.
Feather-legged Fly (Trichopoda pennipes)
…a species of tachinid fly that occurs throughout North America. This species is a parasitoid and will parasitize members of Pentatomoidea. Once a host is selected the female will lay several eggs on the host, the larvae will hatch and burrow into the bugs body. Eventually the larvae will pupate and exit the host (killing it). Once they are adults they will feed on the nectar of various plants such as queen anne’s lace and meadowsweet.
T. pennipes is commonly used as a biological control agent to control populations of heteropteran pests.