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7 November, 2010: Pinal Co., AZ: 25 species still on the wing.

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  • pierredeviche
    November 7, 2010: I visited three locations in Pinal Co., AZ, and managed to stir up a total of 25 species – details below. The best of these were ANTILLEAN
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      November 7, 2010: I visited three locations in Pinal Co., AZ, and
      managed to stir up a total of 25 species – details below.



      The best of these were ANTILLEAN SADDLEBAGS (Kearny Lake), STRIPED
      MEADOWHAWK (Kelvin Bridge; apparently late flying date for AZ), and
      CANYON RUBYSPOT (Queen Creek at Apache Tears; low elevation for this
      species).



      See http://azdragonfly.net <http://azdragonfly.net/> for directions to
      locations and pictures of various species.



      A. Kearny Lake

      75 F, sunny, calm, 10 AM – 11:30 AM



      15 species seen:

      - Flame Skimmer, Libellula saturata: ~10 males

      - Red-tailed Pennant, Brachymesia furcata: 2 males

      - Variegated Meadowhawk, Sympetrum corruptum: common

      - Mexican Amberwing, Perithemis intensa: ~10 males

      - Antillean Saddlebags, Tramea insularis: 5-10

      - Blue Dasher, Pachydiplax longipennis: ~5

      - Common Green Darner, Anax junius: ~15

      - Blue-eyed Darner, Rhionaeschna multicolor: ~25

      - Familiar Bluet, Enallagma civile: common

      - Arroyo Bluet, Enallagma praevarum: ~10

      - Painted Damsel, Hesperagrion heterodoxum: 1 female

      - Rambur's Forktail, Ischnura ramburii: 6

      - Mexican Forktail, Ischnura demorsa: 1 female

      - Desert Firetail, Telebasis salva: 6 males

      - American Rubyspot, Hetaerina americana: ~10



      ++++++++++++++++++++++++



      B. Kelvin Bridge

      78 F, sunny, calm, noon – 1:15 PM



      14 species seen:

      - Striped Meadowhawk, Sympetrum pallipes: 1 male

      - Variegated Meadowhawk, Sympetrum corruptum: common

      - Filigree Skimmer, Pseudoleon superbus: ~5

      - Mexican Amberwing, Perithemis intensa: 1 male

      - White-belted Ringtail, Erpetogomphus compositus: 1 female

      - Springwater Dancer, Argia plana: 1 male

      - Powdered Dancer, Argia moesta: 1 male

      - Blue-ringed Dancer, Argia sedula: ~10

      - Amethyst Dancer, Argia pallens: 1 male

      - Familiar Bluet, Enallagma civile: 1 male

      - Mexican Forktail, Ischnura demorsa: ~5 males

      - Desert Firetail, Telebasis salva: ~15

      - Great Spreadwing, Archilestes grandis: ~20

      - American Rubyspot, Hetaerina americana: abundant



      ++++++++++++++++++++++++

      C. Queen Creek at Apache Tears (altitude: 767 m)

      80 F, sunny, calm, 1:45 PM – 3 PM



      8 species seen:

      - Flame Skimmer, Libellula saturata: 2 males

      - Variegated Meadowhawk, Sympetrum corruptum: 1

      - Springwater Dancer, Argia plana: ~20

      - Aztec Dancer, Argia nahuana: ~10

      - Arroyo Bluet, Enallagma praevarum: 1 male

      - Great Spreadwing, Archilestes grandis: common (stopped
      counting after ~30)

      - American Rubyspot, Hetaerina americana: ~15

      - Canyon Rubyspot, Hetaerina vulnerata: 3 males (species not
      usually seen below ~850 m in Arizona).



      Pierre Deviche, Phoenix, AZ.



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