Narrow-striped Forceptail, Aphylla protracta, in Pinal Co., AZ: First county and fourth state record

July 25, 2014
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The Narrow-striped Forceptail in Arizona is a rare species with only three previous records, all from Cochise County.

In mid-July 2014 Rich Bailowitz found 12 individuals at a private pond near Mammoth, Pinal Co., thereby providing a new county record and a fourth state record for this species. In addition, this number of individuals at a single location at a time was unprecedented.

Ten individuals (9 M; 1 F) were (re)located at the pond on 25 July 2014, during a visit with Rich, Doug Danforth, and Jim Burns. Some of these individuals are shown below.

  • News: Narrow-striped Forceptail, <em>Aphylla protracta</em>, in Pinal Co., AZ: First county and fourth state record
    Narrow-striped Forceptail, Male, Mammoth Pond, Mammoth, Pinal, AZ, 25 July 2014
  • News: Narrow-striped Forceptail, <em>Aphylla protracta</em>, in Pinal Co., AZ: First county and fourth state record
    Narrow-striped Forceptail, Male, Mammoth Pond, Mammoth, Pinal, AZ, 25 July 2014
  • News: Narrow-striped Forceptail, <em>Aphylla protracta</em>, in Pinal Co., AZ: First county and fourth state record
    Narrow-striped Forceptail, Male, Mammoth Pond, Mammoth, Pinal, AZ, 25 July 2014
  • News: Narrow-striped Forceptail, <em>Aphylla protracta</em>, in Pinal Co., AZ: First county and fourth state record
    Narrow-striped Forceptail, Male, Mammoth Pond, Mammoth, Pinal, AZ, 25 July 2014
  • News: Narrow-striped Forceptail, <em>Aphylla protracta</em>, in Pinal Co., AZ: First county and fourth state record
    Narrow-striped Forceptail, Female, Mammoth Pond, Mammoth, Pinal, AZ, 25 July 2014
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