Common Baskettail Epitheca cynosura (Say, 1839)    Synonyms: Tetragoneuria cynosura.
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Arthropoda   >   Class Insecta   >   Order Odonata   >   Family Corduliidae   >   Genus Epitheca   

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Common Baskettail (Epitheca cynosura) is very close in appearance to several other small Epitheca species in Maryland, but is the most widespread and ubiquitous one. This adaptable dragonfly will breed in a wide variety of ponds or slow streams (Paulson, 2011). Common Baskettail occurs statewide, and is often abundant (Richard Orr's The Dragonflies and Damselflies of Maryland and the District of Columbia).

There are 305 records in the project database.

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A Common Baskettail in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (4/26/2015). Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

A Common Baskettail in Howard Co., Maryland (5/14/2007). Photo by Steve Collins. (MBP list)

A Common Baskettail in Wicomico Co., Maryland (4/29/06). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

A Common Baskettail in Sussex Co., Delaware (6/7/2008). Photo by Steve Collins. (MBP list)

Common Baskettail in Howard Co., Maryland (5/21/2021). (c) tomfeild, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Tom Feild. (MBP list)

Common Baskettail in Caroline Co., Maryland (4/26/2021). (c) tomfeild, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Tom Feild. (MBP list)

Common Baskettail in Caroline Co., Maryland (4/23/2010). (c) Rick Cheicante, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Rick Cheicante. (MBP list)

Common Baskettail in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (4/19/2020). (c) Stephen John Davies, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Stephen John Davies via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Common Baskettail in Calvert Co., Maryland (4/22/2020). (c) jasoneavery, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by jasoneavery via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Common Baskettail in Washington Co., Maryland (5/8/2007). (c) Hans Holbrook, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Hans Holbrook. (MBP list)

Common Baskettail in Prince George's Co., Maryland (5/25/2020). (c) rborchelt, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by rborchelt via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

A Common Baskettail in Harford Co., Maryland (5/17/2015). Photo by Matthew Addicks. (MBP list)

Common Baskettail in Montgomery Co., Maryland (6/5/2021). (c) Jim Moore (Maryland), some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Jim Moore (Maryland) via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

A Common Baskettail in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (4/20/2013). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Common Baskettail in Caroline Co., Maryland (4/17/2011). (c) Mike Ostrowski, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA). Photo by Mike Ostrowski. (MBP list)

Common Baskettail in Kent Co., Maryland (6/11/2020). (c) dansmall, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Dan Small. (MBP list)

Common Baskettail in Howard Co., Maryland (5/21/2021). (c) tomfeild, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Tom Feild. (MBP list)

Common Baskettail in Howard Co., Maryland (5/21/2021). (c) tomfeild, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Tom Feild. (MBP list)

Common Baskettail in Washington Co., Maryland (5/26/2014). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)

A Common Baskettail in Harford Co., Maryland (5/17/2015). Photo by Matthew Addicks. (MBP list)

Common Baskettail in Prince George's Co., Maryland (5/9/2021). (c) Sergei Drovetski, all rights reserved. Photo by Sergei Drovetski. (MBP list)

Common Baskettail in Calvert Co., Maryland (4/28/2021). (c) jasoneavery, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Jason Avery. (MBP list)


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