American Rubyspot, Hetaerina americana, in Maricopa Co.: New late flying date for Arizona

January 1, 2018
Location: Morgan City Wash

Until now the latest calendar date that the American Rubyspot had been found in Arizona was 27 December (2016; see http://azdragonfly.org/news/american-rubyspot-hetaerina-americana-marico...). Extending the known flying period of the species, in addition to providing the first January record for the state, ten males, three of which shown below, were found on 1 January 2018 at Morgan City Wash. Note that one of these individuals is immature, suggesting recent emergence. 

  • News: American Rubyspot, <em>Hetaerina americana</em>, in Maricopa Co.: New late flying date for Arizona
    American Rubyspot, Male, Morgan City Wash, Maricopa, AZ, 1 January 2018
  • News: American Rubyspot, <em>Hetaerina americana</em>, in Maricopa Co.: New late flying date for Arizona
    American Rubyspot, Male, Morgan City Wash, Maricopa, AZ, 1 January 2018
  • News: American Rubyspot, <em>Hetaerina americana</em>, in Maricopa Co.: New late flying date for Arizona
    American Rubyspot, Immature male, Morgan City Wash, Maricopa, AZ, 1 January 2018

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