Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Calendar
Upcoming Events

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Photos of insects and people from the 2012 gathering in Alabama

Photos of insects and people from the 2011 gathering in Iowa

Photos from the 2010 Workshop in Grinnell, Iowa

Photos from the 2009 gathering in Washington

TaxonomyBrowseInfoImagesLinksBooksData
Photo#107873
Baskettail? - Plathemis lydia - female

Baskettail? - Plathemis lydia - Female
North Carolina, USA
May 6, 2007
This should probably be an easy one to id but for the life of me I have no clue. Is it some sort of baskettail or a young white tail? The wing patches are throwing me.

Thanks

Common Whitetail female
Your second guess was the correct one - it's a Common Whitetail. The pattern on the wings shows it to be a female. The immature males have the brown-and-white abdomen, too, but they have the same pattern of spots on the wings as the "white tailed" adult males.

 
Thanks so much! :)
Thanks so much! :)

Comment viewing options
Select your preferred way to display the comments and click 'Save settings' to activate your changes.