common baskettail

(Epitheca cynosura)

Conservation Status
common baskettail
Photo by Alfredo Colon
  IUCN Red List

not listed

     
  NatureServe

N5 - Secure

SNR - Unranked

     
  Minnesota

not listed

     
           
           
           
 
Description
 
 

 

 
     
 

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Habitat
 
 

Ponds, lakes, streams, and rivers.

 
     
 
Biology
 
 

Season

 
 

Mid-May to mid August

 
     
 

Behavior

 
 

 

 
     
 

Life Cycle

 
 

 

 
     
 

Nymph Food

 
 

 

 
     
 

Adult Food

 
 

 

 
     
 
Distribution
 
 

Distribution Map

 

Sources

7, 16, 18, 24, 30, 82.

 
  7/7/2021      
         
 

Occurrence

 
 

Common

 
         
 
Taxonomy
 
 

Order

Odonata (dragonflies and damselflies)  
 

Suborder

Epiprocta  
  Infraorder Anisoptera (dragonflies)  
 

Superfamily

Cavilabiata  
 

Family

Corduliidae (emeralds)  
  Subfamily Corduliinae  
 

Genus

Epitheca (baskettails)  
  Subgenus Epitheca (Tetragoneuria)  
       
 

Synonyms

 
 

Tetragoneuria cynosura

 
       
 

Common Names

 
 

common baskettail

 
       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
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5/30 to 6/1/2021

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