Beaverpond Baskettail - Epitheca (Tetragoneuria) canis (McLachlan, 1886)

This is a species of concern. Please report any encounters to Odonata Central.

Range & Habitat:

Found in the northwest where it commonly inhabits beaver ponds and other still water.


Flight Season:
Early Date: 4 May
Late Date: 17 June

Flight season charts created from records in the official database maintained by Allen Barlow.

Male Dorsal - Photo by Jim Bangma
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Known from Common Baskettail by the spindle shaped abdomen, strongly constricted at S3. Note the shape of the claspers shown in the lateral photo.


Conservation Status:
State: S2 Imperiled in New Jersey
Global: G5 Secure globally, but possibly rare in parts of its range