Common Baskettail

Epitheca cynosura

Common Baskettail  (male)

female similar


Common Baskettail   (Epitheca cynosura)




About 1.5 inches


Breeding habitat:


Ponds and lakes


Adult habitat:


May be found around ponds or inland a significant distance


Where they may be observed:


Common to many waters in area


Interesting facts:

        Males almost constantly in motion about 3 feet above water.  Males will often

        patrol parking lots as if they were lakes.