Slender Baskettail Epitheca costalis Selys, 1871 williamsoniS1 (Highly state rare)  Synonyms: Tetragoneuria costalis.
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Arthropoda   >   Class Insecta   >   Order Odonata   >   Family Corduliidae   >   Genus Epitheca   

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Slender Baskettail (Epitheca costalis) is a widespread species across much of the Mississippi valley and coastal plain, but appears absent from the Appalachians. It breeds in sandy ponds or streams, and is more likely to occur on streams than several similar baskettails (Paulson, 2011). This species is considered highly state rare (S1) in Maryland. E. costalis has been recorded from four counties in central Maryland (Richard Orr's The Dragonflies and Damselflies of Maryland and the District of Columbia).

There are 23 records in the project database.

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A Slender Baskettail in Tangipahoa Parrish, Louisiana (3/24/2012). Slender Baskettail is highly state rare (S1) in Maryland. They have only been recorded in Howard, Prince George's, Anne Arundel, and Queen Anne's Counties. Photo by Steve Collins. (MBP list)

A Slender Baskettail in Howard Co., Maryland (6/4/2013). Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

A male Slender Baskettail in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (6/1/2016). Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

A Slender Baskettail in Tangipahoa Parrish, Louisiana (3/24/2012). Photo by Steve Collins. (MBP list)


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