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Eight Winged Flyer I know there are over 5500 species of Dragon Flies but I never saw one one with eight wings! Count them! Could someone ID this beautiful creature?<br />
Thank you Common baskettail,Epitheca cynosura Click/tap to enlarge Species introCountry intro

Eight Winged Flyer

I know there are over 5500 species of Dragon Flies but I never saw one one with eight wings! Count them! Could someone ID this beautiful creature?
Thank you

    comments (5)

  1. It looks like a broad-bodied chaser to me, or a similar-looking species. Posted 4 years ago
  2. Hehe, a mating wheel :)
    What about the location?
    Posted 4 years ago
  3. Why didn't I see there were two of them! Wow! Appears to be a mating session.
    Insect porn!!!
    David
    Posted 4 years ago
  4. Looking at the wing patch it could be Epitheca cynosura. Posted 4 years ago
  5. Mystery Solved!!! Thanks so much! Posted 4 years ago

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The common baskettail is a dragonfly of the Corduliidae family.
The thorax is brown and hairy.
Some specimens have a triangular spot at the base of the hindwing.
Individuals are difficult to distinguish from the other species in this genus.
The caudal appendages differ between the species and
can be compared with known drawings or close-up photos.
Their flight season can begin as early as January and extends to August.
They may also be seen October to December.. more

Similar species: Dragonflies And Damselflies
Species identified by WildFlower
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Uploaded Jun 5, 2015. Captured Jun 4, 2015 16:01.
  • Canon EOS 20D
  • f/5.6
  • 1/500s
  • ISO100
  • 135mm