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108Re: [SoWestOdes] Odonates- Gila Co. 5/28 and Maricopa Co. 5/30

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  • Kathy and Dave Biggs
    Jun 2, 2004
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      Ryan and all,

      Your Argia lugens appears to be new early flight data for AZ (by only 2
      However, did you see Brechmorhoga mendax (Pale-faced Clubskimmer) or B.
      pertinax (Masked Clubskimmer)?? Also note that although called a
      Skimmer, the Rosette's genus name is Orthemis and on the What's new page
      you wrote Variegated skimmer female instead of Meadowhawk. There's so
      much for all of us to learn about these neat bugs! Keep up the good

      Kathy Biggs

      > Archilestes grandis-Great spreadwing
      > Hetaerina vulnerata-Canyon rubyspot
      > Paltothemis lineatipes-Red rock skimmer
      > Lake at Camp Geronimo:
      > Ishnura demorsa
      > Enallagma sp. (tried to differentiate in hand w/hand lens but need
      > more practice)
      > Rhionaeshna multicolor-Blue-eyed darner (photographed)several dozen
      > observed
      > Hesperagrion heterodoxum-Painted dancer
      > Libellula saturata-Flame skimmer
      > Hetaerina vulnerata (photographed)
      > 5/30/2004 Hassayampa River at rest stop s. of Wickenburg:
      > Libellula ferruginea-Roseate skimmer
      > L. comanche-comanche skimmer
      > L. saturata-Flame skimmer
      > Tramea lacerata-Black saddlebags (female observed ovipositing)
      > Rhionaeshna sp. multicolor?
      > Anax walsinghami-Giant darner
      > A. junius-Common green darner
      > Pachydiplax longipennis-Blue dasher
      > Erythemis collocata-Western pondhawk ~50 observed
      > Brechmorhoga pertinax-Pale-faced clubskimmer (mating pair landed in
      > tree and photographed)
      > Progomphus borealis-Gray sanddragon (female observed ovipositing by
      > hovering ~0.3m above water and dribbling eggs into the water)
      > Hesperagrion heterodoxum-Painted dancer-hundreds of mature males
      > observed
      > Hetaerina americana-American rubyspot
      > Argia moesta-Powdered dancer (photographed)
      > New photos up at(see "what's new"):
      > http://www.gc.maricopa.edu/biology/aznature/pages/odonates.html
      > Ryan Sawby
      > Yahoo! Groups Links

      California Dragonflies http://www.sonic.net/dragonfly
      Southwest Dragonflies http://southwestdragonflies.net/
      Bigsnest Wildlife Pond http://www.bigsnestpond.net/
      Biggs Family Nesting Site http://www.sonic.net/~bigsnest
      Kathy and Dave Biggs bigsnest@... 707-823-2911
      308 Bloomfield Rd. Sebastopol, CA 95472
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