Common Baskettail

Place name abbreviations: MPEA - Middle Patuxent Environment Area; PRSP - Patuxent River State Park; PVSP - Patapsco River Valley State Park; WMA - Wildlife Management Area.

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Species common name
Scientific name
Length (in inches; M and F if different) Flight season
Relative abundance
Habitat.


Common Baskettail
Tetragoneuria [Epitheca] cynosura
1.5-1.7" M-Apr — L-Jun
Abundant.
Habitat: High numbers at edge of dirt road; ponds, swamps, slow-moving sections of streams and rivers; permanent quiet waters. Peak activity in late afternoon. Forages 4-10' over sunny forest openings, fields, and water. Perches obliquely on stems of low vegetation.
Common Baskettail

Male
May 11, 2013
Ellicott City
Bonnie Ott

Common Baskettail

Male
May 11, 2013
Ellicott City
Bonnie Ott

Common Baskettail (M)

Male
May 30, 2003
Font Hill Park
June Tveekrem

Common Baskettail (F)

Female
May 15, 2002
Gorman NRA
June Tveekrem

Common Baskettail (F)

Female
May 15, 2002
Gorman NRA
June Tveekrem

Common Baskettail (exuviae)

Exuviae
May 11, 2006
Gateway Village Pond
Jo Solem