Black Meadowhawk, Sympetrum danae, in Coconino Co.: new county record

July 24, 2011
Species: Black Meadowhawk

Breeding populations of Black Meadowhawk, Sympetrum danae, in Arizona have been found only in high boggy wetlands in Apache Co. On 24 July 2011, during a visit to Page golf course ponds, Coconino Co. with Richard Bailowitz and Doug Danforth, Richard found a female at this location, thereby providing a first county record for the species.

Page is located in sagebrush desert, which is not the normal habitat of S. danae. However, Dennis Paulson (personal communication) indicates that the species in Washington State sometimes occurs in desert (sagebrush steppe) ponds.

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    Female Black Meadowhawk, Sympetrum danae, Page golf course, Coconino, AZ, 24 July 2011