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Modoc County, 27-28 Sep.

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  • Steve Rottenborn
    I saw the following in northeastern Modoc County 27-28 Sep.: 27 Sep 2008 (sunny, temp 55 F at 0915, warming to low 80s in afternoon): Modoc NWR auto tour loop
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      Modoc County, 27-28 Sep.

      I saw the following in northeastern Modoc County 27-28 Sep.:

      27 Sep 2008 (sunny, temp 55 F at 0915, warming to low 80s in afternoon):

      Modoc NWR auto tour loop (0915-1215):
      Pacific Forktail 1
      bluet sp. 10
      mosaic darner 10 (incl. males of both Paddle-tailed and Variable)
      Western Meadowhawk 2 (pair in wheel)
      Variegated Meadowhawk 4
      Striped Meadowhawk 4
      Meadowhawk sp. 45+ (many tandem pairs)

      North Fork of Pit River near large pulloff along Highway 395, 4.2 mi. north of Highway 299, north of Alturas (1300-1500):

      California Spreadwing 30+ (many tandem pairs photographed, females ovipositing in willows and dogwoods; apparently a first county record, presumably because others’ visits to this reach of the river have been earlier [e.g., July] before they’ve emerged?)

      American Rubyspot 5
      dancer sp. 3 (Vivid/Emma’s-type, not Sooty)
      mosaic darner 5 (incl. Paddle-tailed)
      Striped Meadowhawk 8
      Flame Skimmer 1
      Twelve-spotted Skimmer 1

      Pond along CR 2, west of Lily Lake, northern Warner Mountains (1530-1615):
      Boreal Bluet 1 (male identified in hand)
      bluet sp. 1
      mosaic darner 60+ (incl. males of both Paddle-tailed and Variable)
      Spotted Spreadwing 2
      Striped Meadowhawk 2

      Dismal Swamp, northern Warner Mountains (1645-1700):
      mosaic darner 1 female

      Lily Lake, northern Warner Mountains (1715):
      Pacific Forktail 1
      mosaic darner 7


      28 Sep 2008 (sunny, breezy, 60-65 F in late morning):

      Three Springs Ranch, along CR 48 on SW side of Goose Lake (0930-1000):
      Pacific Forktail 2
      Western Forktail 6
      mosaic darner 3 (at least one apparently Paddle-tailed)
      Western Meadowhawk 5

      North Fork of Pit River near large pulloff along Highway 395, 4.2 mi. north of Highway 299, north of Alturas (1055-1120):

      I returned to collect a male California Spreadwing since I thought the species might be new for Modoc County.  A Spotted Spreadwing was the only species that I hadn't recorded the previous day.

      Steve Rottenborn
      Morgan Hill, CA

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