Slender Baskettail, Stripe-winged Baskettail (Epitheca costalis)

Tricky to distinguish from some Common Baskettails with restricted wing markings, note the abdomen thins a bit at the waist and the cerci are quite long on Stripe-wingeds. Recently the Dragonfly Society of the Americas adopted the name Slender Baskettail to replace the former Stripe-winged Baskettail for this taxon.
Stripe-winged Baskettail (Epitheca costalis) Slender Baskettail, Stripe-winged Baskettail (Epitheca costalis)

Carteret Co., NC
12 April 2006

Stripe-winged Baskettail (Epitheca costalis) Slender Baskettail, Stripe-winged Baskettail (Epitheca costalis)

Carteret Co., NC
12 April 2006


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