Eastern Pondhawk, Erythemis simplicollis, in Pima Co.
August 19, 2011
Species: Eastern Pondhawk
Location: Quitobaquito Pond
The pondhawk (Erythemis) that is commonly found in Arizona is the Western Pondhawk, E. collocata. A similar species, the Eastern Pondhawk, E. simplicollis, has been documented only a couple of times, and there are some records also of apparent intermediates between the two species.
A male Eastern Pondhawk was observed on 19 August 2011 at Quitobaquito Pond (Pima Co.), thereby apparently providing the third state record of the species and the westernmost record of it in the Southwest.