Prince Baskettail Epitheca princeps (Hagen, 1861)  Synonyms: Epicordulia princeps.
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Arthropoda   >   Class Insecta   >   Order Odonata   >   Family Corduliidae   >   Genus Epitheca   

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Prince Baskettail (Epitheca princeps) is a larger species of baskettail, with a more elongate body than the smaller members of the genus, and usually with conspicuous dark wing markings. This emerald breeds in a wide variety of habitats, including lakes, ponds, and slower sections of creeks and rivers (Paulson, 2011). This species is considered to be uncommon in Maryland (Richard Orr's The Dragonflies and Damselflies of Maryland and the District of Columbia), but occurs statewide.

There are 196 records in the project database.

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A Prince Baskettail in flight in Howard Co., Maryland (5/29/2015). Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

A Prince Baskettail in flight in Howard Co., Maryland (6/2/2014). Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

A Prince Baskettail in Washington Co., Maryland (6/1/2019). Photo by Frode Jacobsen. (MBP list)

Prince Baskettail in Garrett Co., Maryland (7/2/2006). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A Prince Baskettail at Big Flat Brook, New Jersey (6/23/2007). Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)


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