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Spring Odie - Epitheca costalis

Spring Odie - Epitheca costalis
Fairfield, Wayne County, Illinois, USA
April 24, 2007
A lonely Odie patrolling my waterless yard. Made me think "Darner" but I can't locate anything that looks like it.

Moved from Baskettails.

Looks good for a male Slender Baskettail (Epitheca (Tetragoneuria) costalis) to me. The abdomen seems too thin and strongly constricted at S3 to be a Common Baskettail. The cerci also seem too long. I guess Spiny is also possible but would be very unusual in Wayne County.


Epitheca sp.

Jason. I'll move to genus level.

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