Common Whitetail, Plathemis lydia, in Pinal Co., Arizona: New early flying date for the state

March 8, 2017
Species: Common Whitetail
Location: Queen Valley

Until now the earliest date that the Common Whitetail had been recorded in Arizona was 31 March (2012). A teneral female of this species (photos below) was discovered along the Queen Valley stream on 8 March 2017. This observation extends the seasonal flying period of the species in the state by three weeks.

  • News: Common Whitetail, <em>Plathemis lydia</em>, in Pinal Co., Arizona: New early flying date for the state
    Common Whitetail, Teneral female, Queen Valley, Pinal, AZ, 8 March 2017
  • News: Common Whitetail, <em>Plathemis lydia</em>, in Pinal Co., Arizona: New early flying date for the state
    Common Whitetail, Teneral female, Queen Valley, Pinal, AZ, 8 March 2017

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