140630 species day in Santa Cruz County, AZ including CERULEAN DANCER!!!!
- Oct 20, 2013The dispersal north of Cerulean Dancer (Argia anceps) continues with the fourth sighting this year in Arizona. Rich Bailowtz and I found one male on Sonoita Creek below the dam at Patagonia Lake. There has been a fifth sighting just six miles southwest of the border in a canyon very close to Arizona's Sycamore Canyon where Pierre Deviche photographed them last year. No females have been seen as yet. Are they dispersing as well? We also were able to confirm Arroyo Darner for Santa Cruz County after an absence of records for about thirty years with photos of a female ovipositing and a pair captured and released after identification.Parker Canyon Schoolhouse-20 speciesGreat Spreadwing-7 Arroyo Darner-3American Rubyspot-100's Flame Skimmer-16Black and White Damsel-14 Roseate Skimmer-2Spine-tipped Dancer-60! Mexican Amberwing-3Aztec Dancer-40 Common Whitetail-1Lavender Dancer-3 Filigree Skimmer-1Springwater Dancer-20 Spot-wingedGlider-1Arroyo Bluet-12 Variegated Meadowhawk-1Painted Damsel-40!Mexican Forktail-40!Desert Firetail-20Sonoita Creek below Patagonia Lake-23 speciesCalifornia Spreadwing-5 Blue-eyed Darner-4Great Spreadwing-5 Western Pondhawk-2American Rubyspot-100's Plateau Dragonlet-10CERULEAN DANCER-1 Widow Skimmer-8Spine-tipped Dancer-30 Flame Skimmer-6Aztec Dancer-30 Roseate Skimmer-4Springwater Dancer-20 Mexican Amberwing-40!Fiery-eyed Dancer-4 Blue Dasher-6Dusky Dancer-6 Variegated Meadowhawk-15Familiar Bluet-7Arroyo Bluet-30Painted Damsel-30Mexican Forktail-20Desert Firetail-15Doug DanforthBisbee,AZ