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Black and yellow dragonfly - Epitheca

Black and yellow dragonfly - Epitheca
West of Pryor, Mayes County, Oklahoma, USA
April 21, 2013
Epitheca?

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Moved from Dragonflies.

Epitheca semiaquea
Looks like a female Epitheca semiaquea, Mantled Baskettail. The wing markings are similar to some Common Baskettails, but the clear area in the center of the dark patch, the overall shape of the dark patch, and the thickness of the abdomen all point to Mantled Baskettail. There is a good discussion by Dr. John Abbott on Texas Epithecas at:
http://www.odonatacentral.org/docs/Texas_Epitheca%20rev%202013.pdf
and although geared toward male individuals, you may find it of interest.

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