128911/03: Maricopa Co., AZ, rarities: SOOTY SADDLEBAGS, TEZPI DANCERS
- Nov 4, 2012After observing several male STRIPED SADDLEBAGS (see Striped Saddlebags
<http://azdragonfly.net/species/striped-saddlebags> for pictures) at
Papago Park in Phoenix, Maricopa Co., on 31 Oct. I drove back there
yesterday (3 Nov.) with the intent to photograph some individuals. A
number of Striped Saddlebags continued and provided excellent photo
opportunities. The star of the show, however, was a sub-adult male SOOTY
SADDLEBAGS, a tropical species recorded only twice previously in the US.
The identity of this individual was confirmed by Doug Danforth, Richard
Bailowitz, and Dennis Paulson. See: Sooty Saddlebags
<http://azdragonfly.net/species/sooty-saddlebags> for pictures.
I returned to the park today (4 Nov.) but could unfortunately not
relocate this individual.
Yesterday afternoon my wife Dany and I stopped at the Wild Horse Pass
stream, Maricopa Co., to check whether the male TEZPI DANCER seen at
that location on 24 Oct. was still around. Not only did we find a male
(pres. same as 10/24) at the exact same location as where originally
observed, but a second male was present approx.200 ft upstream of the
first one! See: Tezpi Dancers <http://azdragonfly.net/news/340> for
Information on locations:
Papago Park, see Papago Park
Wild Horse Pass, see Wild Horse Pass
Pierre Deviche, Phoenix, AZ.
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