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Kingdom  Animalia
Scientific name  Epitheca
Higher classification  Corduliidae
Order  Odonate
Family  Corduliidae
Phylum  Arthropoda
Rank  Genus
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Lower classifications  Eurasian Baskettail, Common baskettail

Eurasian basket tail epitheca bimaculata

Epitheca is a genus of dragonflies in the family Corduliidae. They are commonly known as baskettails.


Some authorities spin off the North American baskettails into two new genera, Epicordulia and Tetragoneuria, but this has not gained widespread acceptance and most references place them under this genus.

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epitheca marginata selys 2009 video 05 spawning


The genus contains the following species:

Epitheca Zweifleck Epitheca bimaculata LibellenWissende
  • Epitheca bimaculata (Charpentier, 1825) – Eurasian baskettail
  • Epitheca canis (McLachlan, 1886) – beaverpond baskettail
  • Epitheca costalis (Selys, 1871) – slender baskettail or stripe-winged baskettail
  • Epitheca cynosura (Say, 1840) – common baskettail
  • Epitheca marginata (Selys, 1883)
  • Epitheca petechialis (Muttkowski, 1911) – dot-winged baskettail
  • Epitheca princeps Hagen, 1861 – prince baskettail
  • Epitheca semiaquea (Burmeister, 1839) – mantled baskettail
  • Epitheca sepia (Gloyd, 1933) – sepia baskettail
  • Epitheca spinigera (Selys, 1871) – spiny baskettail
  • Epitheca spinosa (Hagen in Selys, 1878) – robust baskettail
  • Epitheca stella (Williamson in Muttkowski, 1911) – Florida baskettail

  • Epitheca Dotwinged Baskettail Epitheca Tetragoneuria petechialis
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