Slender Baskettail dragonfly (male)

The following photograph shows a Slender Baskettail dragonfly (Epitheca costalis) perching a few feet above the ground. This individual is a male as indicated by the terminal appendages at the end of its abdomen. Thanks to Dr. John Abbott, Odonata Central, for verifying my tentative identification.

Slender Baskettail dragonfly (male)

This specimen was spotted in an open field along the trail to Hidden Pond, a small lake located at Meadowood Recreation Area in Fairfax County, Virginia USA.

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