Common Baskettail dragonfly (female)

Common Baskettail dragonflies (Epitheca cynosura) are relatively uncommon at Huntley Meadows Park. I spotted this one during a long photowalk with Mike Powell to several remote locations in the forest.

Common Baskettail dragonfly (female)

24 APR 2015 | Huntley Meadows Park | Common Baskettail (female)

This individual is a female as indicated by its “simple cerci (appendages) and wide body.” Source Credit: Chris Hill, Northeast Odonata Facebook group.

Common Baskettail dragonfly (female)

24 APR 2015 | Huntley Meadows Park | Common Baskettail (female)

Common Baskettail is a member of the Emerald Family of dragonflies.

Copyright © 2015 Walter Sanford. All rights reserved.

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