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.
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