Mantled Baskettail Epitheca semiaquea (Burmeister, 1839)SH (Historical)    Synonyms: Tetragoneuria semiaquea.
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Arthropoda   >   Class Insecta   >   Order Odonata   >   Family Corduliidae   >   Genus Epitheca   


Mantled Baskettail (Epitheca semiaquea) is named for the large basal dark patches on the hind wings. Common Baskettail often shows similar markings, but they are normally less extensive. This dragonfly is found along much of the Atlantic coastal plain at vegetated sandy ponds or lakes (Paulson, 2011). Mantled Baskettail is considered historic in Maryland, with one record from Prince George's County in the 1950s (Richard Orr's The Dragonflies and Damselflies of Maryland and the District of Columbia). Due to the lack of recent records, it is currently considered to be extirpated.

There is 1 record in the project database.

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A Mantled Baskettail in Brazos Co., Texas (3/20/2012). There is only one historical record for Mantled Baskettail in Maryland from Prince George's County in 1954. Photo by Terry Hibbitts. (MBP list)

A Mantled Baskettail from Beaver Swamp WMA, New Jersey (5/4/2007). Photo by Steve Collins. (MBP list)

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