Mexican Forktail, Ischnura demorsa, in Pinal Co., Arizona: New early flying date for the state

February 5, 2017
Species: Mexican Forktail
Location: Queen Valley

The Mexican Forktail had until now not been observed in Arizona prior to 15 February (2016; Rich Bailowitz, personal comm.). Extending the annual flying period of the species by 10 days, two male forktails were seen at Queen Valley, Pinal Co., on 5 February 2017. Below are pictures of three individuals found one week later at the same location.

  • News: Mexican Forktail, <em>Ischnura demorsa</em>, in Pinal Co., Arizona: New early flying date for the state
    Mexican Forktail, <em>Ischnura demorsa</em>, in Pinal Co., Arizona: New early flying date for the state
  • News: Mexican Forktail, &lt;em&gt;Ischnura demorsa&lt;/em&gt;, in Pinal Co., Arizona: New early flying date for the state
    Mexican Forktail, Male, Queen Valley, Pinal, AZ, 11 February 2017
  • News: Mexican Forktail, &lt;em&gt;Ischnura demorsa&lt;/em&gt;, in Pinal Co., Arizona: New early flying date for the state
    Mexican Forktail, Ovipositing female, Queen Valley, Pinal, AZ, 11 February 2017

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