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spiny baskettail - Epitheca spinigera

spiny baskettail - Epitheca spinigera
Tennant Lake, Whatcom County, Washington, USA
June 6, 2011
There are two options, given the location: beaverpond baskettail or spiny baskettail. The strongly constricted abdomen at S3, white thorax fuzz, and strongly divergent cerci point to spiny baskettail:

The photo was submitted to, where ID was confirmed as spiny baskettail (OC#:329297)

Moved from Baskettails.

Moved from ID Request.

It looks like one of the Epitheca spp.

Nice shot!
No idea what it is, but as someone who has tried on many occassions to shoot dragonflies in flight, this is a pretty cool capture!

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