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10 nov. 2013

Hanging with a Prince (Epitheca princeps)

Back in August, I deviated from my early morning visits to the wetlands to take a walk just before sunset. As I scanned through the thick shrubs I found my first Prince Baskettail, Epitheca princeps. This species is uncommon locally in my coastal county.

This large Emerald species is found in the eastern half of the US. The season in Florida is noted to be March through December.

This species typically spends most of its time flying above ponds and marshes, patrolling for insects.

Adult Baskettails rest while hanging from twigs.

As the sun was setting, this Prince's day was done.

6 commentaires:

  1. Hi Tammy! Magnificent insect! What a dress of camouflage!
    It is a pity its belly is damaged, but very beautiful series nevertheless! Greetings, M.

  2. merci de nous faire connaitre cette magnifique espèce !

  3. Vraiment superbe avec sa tenue de camouflage !

  4. What a stunning wing pattern and excellently captured as ever.

  5. I stand (sit) with open mouth really look forward to. These beautiful dragonfly What a terribly nice copy. Never seen but I'm totally in love! Really great!
    Greetings, Helma

  6. Gorgeous post Tammy!
    This dragon is a beauty, we have nothing like this in Europe.
    Many thanks for showing us this species, you might see more until december if I read you correctly.
    The shadows coverving every second segment is quite extraordinary!


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