Common Baskettail dragonfly – 5/6/15

Observer: Paul Lauenstein

Observation Date: 5/26/15

Observation Time: 2:05 p.m.

Observation Location: 4 Gavins Pond Road

Common Name: Common Baskettail dragonfly

Scientific Name: Epitheca cynosura

Comments: This is the most common baskettail within its range, hence the name. The scientific name, cynosura, means dog tail, and possibly refers to the way the cerci at the end of the abdomen curve outward like a dog wagging its tail one way then the other.

More Information: Wikipedia