Spiny Baskettail Dragonfly (Epitheca spinigera): The Seeley Lake area is just about the southern edge of this dragonfly’s range …and our photographer hit their emergence perfectly. These photos capture the emergence and darkening color transformation of these dragonflies (as the exoskeleton hardens). Spiny baskettails can be found in ponds and lakes in forested landscapes. They tend to emerge at about the same time in huge numbers (as our photographer experienced). Photo by Stephanie Wustner Lubrecht on 6/18/17 at Placid Lake near Seeley Lake, MT.