Blue Dasher, Pachydiplax longipennis, in Maricopa Co., AZ: new late flying date for the Southwest US

December 10, 2014
Species: Blue Dasher

The Blue Dasher is one of the most common and widespread dragonfly species in the Southwest United States. In this region this dasher had until now not been observed later than 25 November (2006, AZ). On 10 December 2014 four individuals were found at the Rio Salado Habitat Restoration Area in Phoenix, Maricopa, AZ (photos below), thereby extending the flight season of the species by two weeks.

  • News: Blue Dasher, <em>Pachydiplax longipennis</em>, in Maricopa Co., AZ: new late flying date for the Southwest US
    Blue Dasher, Male 1, Rio Salado Habitat Restoration Area, Phoenix, Maricopa, AZ, 10 December 2014
  • News: Blue Dasher, <em>Pachydiplax longipennis</em>, in Maricopa Co., AZ: new late flying date for the Southwest US
    Blue Dasher, Male 2, Rio Salado Habitat Restoration Area, Phoenix, Maricopa, AZ, 10 December 2014

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