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Maricopa Co., AZ, 11/15 and 11/16/08

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  • pierredeviche
    -- 11/15/08 10:00 AM – 1 PM: Hassayampa River, Maricopa Co., AZ A1. Nature Conservancy Preserve; A2. Nearby rest area along I60 1:45 PM – 3 PM: B. Morgan
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      -- 11/15/08

      10:00 AM – 1 PM:

      Hassayampa River, Maricopa Co., AZ

      A1. Nature Conservancy Preserve;

      A2. Nearby rest area along I60



      1:45 PM – 3 PM:

      B. Morgan City Wash riparian area (near L. Pleasant)



      Sunny, calm/light breeze, 70-80 F




      19 species seen:

      - Flame Skimmer: A, B; Total: ~20

      - Red Rock Skimmer: 1 M, A1; 1M, B

      - Variegated Meadowhawk: ~20, A; pairs in tandem, ovipositing

      - Roseate Skimmer: 1M, A2

      - Filigree Skimmer: 5-10, A2; 1 pair in wheel; 1F ovipositing

      - Pale-faced Clubskimmer: 3+, A; 1, B

      - Gray Sanddragon: 1, A2

      - * Serpent Ringtail: 1, B (? new late flight date for AZ?)

      - Familiar Bluet: Few, A and B

      - Arroyo Bluet: 1+, A1

      - * California Dancer: ~20, A; ~5, B (? new late flight date for AZ?)

      - Aztec Dancer: Same

      - Springwater Dancer: Few, A1 and B

      - Amethyst Dancer: 2, A2

      - Blue-ringed Dancer: Few, A1 and B

      - Painted Damsel: 1M, A2

      - Desert Firetail: Common, A; 1+, B

      - Great Spreadwing: 3+, A2; pair in tandem

      - American Rubyspot: Widespread, A and B




      -- 11/16/08: 1 PM – 3 PM

      Rio Salado Wetlands Restoration Project, Phoenix, Maricopa Co, AZ

      Sunny, calm, 85 F



      12 species seen:

      - Flame Skimmer: 2

      - Red-tailed Pennant: 20-30

      - Variegated Meadowhawk: ~25; pairs in tandem, ovipositing

      - Roseate Skimmer: 2M

      - Mexican Amberwing: 1 M, 2 F

      - * Black Saddlebags: 1 (? new late flight date for AZ ?)

      - Black Setwing: 1 M

      - Western Pondhawk: 1 M, 2 F

      - Common Green Darner: 5-10

      - Familiar Bluet: Widespread

      - Rambur's Forktail: Widespread

      - American Rubyspot: 2 M



      Pierre Deviche, Phoenix, AZ.





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