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October 23-24: Maricopa Co., AZ - 39 species still flying

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  • pierredeviche
    All: This weekend (Oct. 23 and 24) I checked several areas in and around Phoenix to get an idea of how many species are still flying around and found a total
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      This weekend (Oct. 23 and 24) I checked several areas in and around
      Phoenix to get an idea of how many species are still flying around and
      found a total of 39 species (details below). The best of the bunch was a
      GIANT DARNER – seemingly a late flying record for Arizona.



      See http://azdragonfly.net <http://azdragonfly.net/> for details on
      locations and directions to get there.



      October 23, 2010: Papago Park, Phoenix, Maricopa, AZ

      11:15 AM – 12:30 PM

      Sunny, calm, ~75 F



      15 species seen:

      - Flame Skimmer, Libellula saturata: 1 male

      - Variegated Meadowhawk, Sympetrum corruptum: 5-10

      - Roseate Skimmer, Orthemis ferruginea: 1 male

      - Mexican Amberwing, Perithemis intensa: 2 males

      - Black Setwing, Dythemis nigrescens: 1 male

      - Blue Dasher, Pachydiplax longipennis: ~10

      - Plateau Dragonlet, Erythrodiplax basifusca: 1 male

      - Western Pondhawk, Erythemis collocata: 1 male, 1 female

      - Common Green Darner, Anax junius: 2+

      - Blue-eyed Darner, Rhionaeschna multicolor: 1

      - Blue-ringed Dancer, Argia sedula: 2 males, 1 pair in tandem

      - Familiar Bluet, Enallagma civile: 1 male

      - Rambur's Forktail, Ischnura ramburii: common

      - Citrine Forktail, Ischnura hastata: ~5

      - American Rubyspot, Hetaerina americana: 1 male





      October 23, 2010: Phon Sutton Recreation area (Salt River), Maricopa, AZ

      1:15 PM – 3 PM

      Mostly sunny, calm, 75 F



      15 species seen:

      - Variegated Meadowhawk, Sympetrum corruptum: common

      - Filigree Skimmer, Pseudoleon superbus: 1

      - Roseate Skimmer, Orthemis ferruginea: 1 female

      - Pale-faced Clubskimmer, Brechmorhoga mendax: 2

      - Common Green Darner, Anax junius: 1

      - White-belted Ringtail, Erpetogomphus compositus: 3

      - Russet-tipped Clubtail, Stylurus plagiatus: 2 males

      - Familiar Bluet, Enallagma civile: 2 males

      - Arroyo Bluet, Enallagma praevarum: ~10

      - Dusky Dancer, Argia translata: 3 males

      - Blue-ringed Dancer, Argia sedula: common

      - Desert Firetail, Telebasis salva: 1 female

      - Rambur's Forktail, Ischnura ramburii: ~5

      - Pacific Forktail, Ischnura cervula: common

      - American Rubyspot, Hetaerina americana: common





      October 23, 2010: Wild Horse Pass, Maricopa, AZ

      3:50 PM – 5:10 PM

      Partly sunny, calm, 75 F



      13 species seen:

      - Red-tailed Pennant, Brachymesia furcata: 1 male

      - Variegated Meadowhawk, Sympetrum corruptum: common

      - Roseate Skimmer, Orthemis ferruginea: 1 female

      - Blue Dasher, Pachydiplax longipennis: ~10

      - Western Pondhawk, Erythemis collocata: 2

      - Mexican Amberwing, Perithemis intensa: 2 males

      - Blue-eyed Darner, Rhionaeschna multicolor: ~5

      - Common Green Darner, Anax junius: common

      - Familiar Bluet, Enallagma civile: common

      - Blue-ringed Dancer, Argia sedula: 1 male

      - Rambur's Forktail, Ischnura ramburii: scattered

      - Desert Forktail, Ischnura barberi: few

      - Citrine Forktail, Ischnura hastata: ~5





      October 24, 2010: Rio Salado Restoration area, Phoenix, Maricopa, AZ

      10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

      Mostly sunny, calm, 75 F



      11 species seen:

      - Red-tailed Pennant, Brachymesia furcata: 5 males

      - Variegated Meadowhawk, Sympetrum corruptum: common

      - Roseate Skimmer, Orthemis ferruginea: 3

      - Mexican Amberwing, Perithemis intensa: 2 males

      - Black Saddlebags, Tramea lacerata: 2

      - Striped Saddlebags, Tramea calverti: 1 male

      - Red Saddlebags, Tramea onusta: 1

      - Blue Dasher, Pachydiplax longipennis: ~5

      - Common Green Darner, Anax junius: common

      - Familiar Bluet, Enallagma civile: ~5

      - Rambur's Forktail, Ischnura ramburii: ~5





      October 24, 2010: Jewel of the Cree (Spur Cross Conservation area),
      Maricopa, AZ

      1 PM – 3:30 PM

      Mostly sunny, calm/light breeze, 80 F



      20 species seen:

      - Flame Skimmer, Libellula saturata: ~10

      - Red Rock Skimmer, Paltothemis lineatipes: common

      - Variegated Meadowhawk, Sympetrum corruptum: common

      - Mexican Amberwing, Perithemis intensa: 2 males

      - Filigree Skimmer, Pseudoleon superbus: ~10

      - Common Green Darner, Anax junius: 1

      - GIANT DARNER, Anax walsinghami: 1

      - Serpent Ringtail, Erpetogomphus lampropeltis: 4

      - Familiar Bluet, Enallagma civile: ~5

      - Arroyo Bluet, Enallagma praevarum: common

      - California + Aztec Dancer, Argia agrioides + nahuana: common

      - Springwater Dancer, Argia plana: ~5

      - Lavender Dancer, Argia hinei: common

      - Sooty Dancer, Argia lugens: common

      - Blue-ringed Dancer, Argia sedula: ~5

      - Fiery-eyed Dancer, Argia oenea: common

      - Desert Firetail, Telebasis salva: ~20

      - Great Spreadwing, Archilestes grandis: ~10 males

      - Canyon Rubyspot, Hetaerina vulnerata: ~5



      Pierre Deviche, Phoenix AZ.







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