RE: Dragonflies and Damselflies of Sonora, Mexico
- Thanks to Chris for forwarding my website information. I've been in
contact with Bob Behrstock, who has provided identifications for my
photos. I haven't updated the website yet, but the following are from
his correspondence with me.
"Red Rock Skimmer (Paltothemis lineatipes)
Filigree Skimmer (Pseudoleon superbus)
Presumably Argia funcki (No Common Name)
(if large) Sooty Dancer (Argia lugens)
Prob. Serpent Ringtail (Erpetogomphus natrix)
Also the one next to it
Are these cop. Sooty Dancers?
Not sure about the two other Argias on sticks."
Message #2: - includes more information on the the Argias on sticks,
after I sent him larger photos to review.
"The one with the fat blue shoulder stripe that tapers to the rear,
mostly black abdomen and the black streak on the side of seg. 8 is
Argia ulmeca (no common name).
The big, light blue one (I'm assuming it was quite large, as these
both are) is a female Argia. It's either funcki which has a less
common blue morph female or A. lugens, which also has a blue morph
female. The shoulder stripe of lugens (Sooty Dancer) is split and
joined in the lower third so it looks a bit like an H.
I don't see that on yours so it's probably funcki.
Thanks to Bob for his time and interest!