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11/09: Gila Co., AZ

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  • pierredeviche
    Yesterday (11/09) I visited Blue River and Warm Springs (San Carlos Indian Res., Gila Co.) and found 19 species still flying. These included 8 Dancer (Argia)
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      Yesterday (11/09) I visited Blue River and Warm Springs (San Carlos Indian Res., Gila Co.) and found 19 species still flying. These included 8 Dancer (Argia) species and, at Warm Springs, impressive numbers (100s of each) of American Rubyspots and Kiowa Dancers.

       

      Blue River

      Noon – 1 PM, sunny, calm, 72 F

       

      * Flame Skimmer, Libellula saturata: 5

      * Great Spreadwing, Archilestes grandis: common

      * Kiowa Dancer, Argia immunda: abundant

      * Springwater Dancer, Argia plana: common

      * Fiery-eyed Dancer, Argia oenea: 5

      * Tarascan Dancer, Argia tarascana: 8 males

      * Amethyst Dancer, Argia pallens: 1 male

      * Lavender Dancer, Argia hinei: 3

      * American Rubyspot, Hetaerina americana: common

      * Canyon Rubyspot, Hetaerina vulnerata: 1 male

      * Painted Damsel, Hesperagrion heterodoxum: 4

      * Desert Firetail, Telebasis salva: common

      * Mexican Forktail, Ischnura demorsa: 6

      * Arroyo Bluet, Enallagma praevarum: common

       

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      Warm Springs

      1:40 PM – 3 PM, sunny, calm, 75 F

       

      * Blue-eyed Darner, Rhionaeschna multicolor: 2

      Flame Skimmer, Libellula saturata: 5

      * Black Setwing, Dythemis nigrescens: 1 female

      Great Spreadwing, Archilestes grandis: common

      Kiowa Dancer, Argia immunda: very abundant – 100s

      Springwater Dancer, Argia plana: few

      Fiery-eyed Dancer, Argia oenea: 2 males

      Amethyst Dancer, Argia pallens: 1 male

      Lavender Dancer, Argia hinei: 1 male

      * Blue-ringed Dancer, Argia sedula: common

      * Aztec Dancer, Argia nahuana: common

      American Rubyspot: most abundant species – many 100s

      Painted Damsel, Hesperagrion heterodoxum: 2

      Desert Firetail, Telebasis salva: 1 male

      Arroyo Bluet, Enallagma praevarum: common

      * Pacific Forktail, Ischnura cervula: 1 male

       

      Pierre Deviche, Phoenix, AZ.

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