First record of Cardinal Meadowhawk, Sympetrum illotum, in Navajo Co.

June 16, 2020
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The Cardinal Meadowhawk in Arizona is a scarce species that is largely confined to southeast regions of the state. On 16 June 2020 Eric Hough discovered a male meadowhawk at Porter Creek (N 340 10' 16"; W 1090 58' 50") - see photos below. This observation provides the first record of the species in Navajo Co. and documents a significant northward extension of its range.

  • News: First record of Cardinal Meadowhawk, <em>Sympetrum illotum</em>, in Navajo Co.
    Cardinal Meadowhawk, Male, Porter Creek, Navajo, AZ, 16 June 2020. Photo/Eric Hough
  • News: First record of Cardinal Meadowhawk, <em>Sympetrum illotum</em>, in Navajo Co.
    Cardinal Meadowhawk, Male, Porter Creek, Navajo, AZ, 16 June 2020. Photo/Eric Hough

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