Common Baskettail

Epitheca cynosura

Common Baskettail  (male)

female similar

 

Common Baskettail   (Epitheca cynosura)

 

Length:

 

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.