Saturday, May 1, 2010

Dragonfly: Common Baskettail (Epitheca cynosura)

On April 10th, I walked into a clearing on an ‘inland’ trail behind segments 3-4 and was greeted by 4-5 dragonflies flying around wildly and settling occasionally. I encountered the same thing at another clearing along this trail where it opened at the south end of the dam. I managed to get some shots. Within a week they had ‘spread out’ along the trail, established their territories and were patrolling very actively.

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Identification resources:

- BugGuide: Common Baskettail (Epitheca cynosura)
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- Georgia Dragonfly Survey: Common Baskettail (Epitheca cynosura)

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