Nebraska Dragonflies and Damselflies
Epitheca (Epicordulia) princeps
The Prince Baskettail (subgenus Epicordulia) is a large, elegant species which cannot be confused with the other Nebraska baskettails. The abdomen is slender and the adult male has metallic green eyes. It sometimes has brown spots at the base, middle and tip of each wing. The male patrols almost incessantly and is seldom seen perching. Both the male and female are brown all over without obvious stripes or other markings.
Green indicates accepted county record (specimen or photograph).
Size: 58-78 mm (2.3-3.1 in)
Habitat: ponds, lakes and slow streams
Great Plains Range: TX, OK, KS, NE, MO, IA, MN
Flight season: late June to late August
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