New Odes for Lea County
- I found a web blog out of Tatum, Lea County, New
Mexico called "Mr. Bill's Pond" located in southeast
Tatum and posted by an anonymous "Kenney". Tatum is
located on Highway 380 about 24 miles west of Plains,
Texas on the Llano Estacado. The Odonata images are
mostly incidental to the many hundreds of pond images
and a little off color and somewhat out of focus, but
I was able to identify some Odes not previously
recorded for Lea County.
Among those new dragonflies and damselflies are the
Widow Skimmer (Libellula luctousa), the Aztec Dancer
(Argia nahuana), Desert Firetail (Telebasis salva),
and the Plateau Dragonlet (Erythrodiplax basifusca).
Those identified species do not meet the required
format of Odonata Central for new county records as
the location of the pond in Tatum is not known and
some dates of the photos are not posted. But, I am
placing them on my informal working list for Lea
County which I will update and post.
Roswell, New Mexico
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