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04/27: Gila Bend area, Maricopa, AZ.

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  • pierredeviche
    27 April 2013 Total: 13 species seen Sunny, clear, calm, 92 F Sisson Road ponds – 10:30 AM – 12:30 AM Location: see Sisson Rd Pond
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 28, 2013
      27 April 2013



      Total: 13 species seen



      Sunny, clear, calm, 92 F



      Sisson Road ponds – 10:30 AM – 12:30 AM

      Location: see Sisson Rd Pond
      <http://azdragonfly.net/location/sisson-road-pond>

      * Common Green Darner, Anax junius: 1

      * Flame Skimmer, Libellula saturata: 2 males

      * BLEACHED SKIMMER, Libellula composita: ~5, inc. one pair in tandem and
      ovipositing females. New early flying date for the species in the state.
      Only known location for this species in Maricopa Co. Breeding population
      discovered at same site in 2012. See Bleached Skimmer Apr 2013
      <http://azdragonfly.net/news/364>

      * Blue Dasher, Pachydiplax longipennis: 2

      * Western Pondhawk, Erythemis collocata: 3

      * Spot-winged Glider, Pantala hymenaea: 1 female ovipositing

      * Familiar Bluet, Enallagma civile: 20

      * Desert Forktail, Ischnura barberi: 5



      Perry Farm Ponds and nearby stream along Painted Rock Dam Road, 12:45 PM
      – 2 PM

      Location: see Perry Farm pond
      <http://azdragonfly.net/location/painted-rock-dam-pond>

      * Variegated Meadowhawk, Sympetrum corruptum: 1

      * Roseate Skimmer, Orthemis ferruginea: 5

      * Mexican Amberwing, Perithemis intensa: 3 males

      * Wandering Glider, Pantala flavescens: 1

      Blue Dasher, Pachydiplax longipennis: 1 male

      Familiar Bluet, Enallagma civile: common

      Desert Forktail, Ischnura barberi: 40

      * Blue-ringed Dancer, Argia sedula: 10.



      Pierre Deviche, Phoenix, AZ



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