Prince Baskettail Epitheca princeps (Hagen, 1861)    Synonyms: Epicordulia princeps.
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Arthropoda   >   Class Insecta   >   Order Odonata   >   Family Corduliidae   >   Genus Epitheca   

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Prince Baskettail (Epitheca princeps) is a larger species of baskettail, with a more elongate body than the smaller members of the genus, and usually with conspicuous dark wing markings. This emerald breeds in a wide variety of habitats, including lakes, ponds, and slower sections of creeks and rivers (Paulson, 2011). This species is considered to be uncommon in Maryland (Richard Orr's The Dragonflies and Damselflies of Maryland and the District of Columbia), but occurs statewide.

There are 228 records in the project database.

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A Prince Baskettail in flight in Howard Co., Maryland (5/29/2015). Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

A Prince Baskettail in flight in Howard Co., Maryland (6/2/2014). Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

A Prince Baskettail in Washington Co., Maryland (6/1/2019). Photo by Frode Jacobsen. (MBP list)

Prince Baskettail in Garrett Co., Maryland (7/2/2006). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Prince Baskettail in Calvert Co., Maryland (7/3/2020). (c) jasoneavery, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Jason Avery. (MBP list)

Prince Baskettail in Carroll Co., Maryland (7/9/2021). (c) tomfeild, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Tom Feild. (MBP list)

Prince Baskettail in Montgomery Co., Maryland (6/13/2020). (c) Dave Roberts, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Dave Roberts. (MBP list)

Prince Baskettail in Montgomery Co., Maryland (6/13/2020). (c) Dave Roberts, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Dave Roberts. (MBP list)

A Prince Baskettail at Big Flat Brook, New Jersey (6/23/2007). Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

Prince Baskettail in Caroline Co., Maryland (7/22/2022). (c) Jonathan Irons, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Jonathan Irons. (MBP list)

Prince Baskettail in Calvert Co., Maryland (6/28/2022). (c) Jason E. Avery, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Jason Avery. (MBP list)

A Prince Baskettail in Charles Co., Maryland (6/14/2020). Photo by Frode Jacobsen. (MBP list)

Prince Baskettail in Charles Co., Maryland (8/13/2022). (c) david mlr, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by david_mlr via iNaturalist. (MBP list)


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