Slender Clubskimmer, Brechmorhoga praecox, in Pima Co, AZ: New species for the state

May 22, 2015
Location: Sabino Creek

Two clubskimmer (Brechmorhoga) species had until 2015 been found in Arizona: the relatively common Pale-faced Clubskimmer, B. mendax, and the rare Masked Clubskimmer, B. pertinax. In mid-May 2015 several individuals of a third species, the Slender Clubskimmer, B. praecox, were discovered in Sabino Canyon, Pima Co. (Bailowitz: Argia 27/1, p. 1, 2015), thereby adding a new species to the state list.

Two male Slender Clubskimmers (one in flight and the other perched), photographed in Sabino Canyon on 22 May 2015, are shown below. 

  • News: Slender Clubskimmer, <em>Brechmorhoga praecox</em>, in Pima Co, AZ: New species for the state
    Slender Clubskimmer, Male, Sabino Canyon, Pima, AZ, 22 May 2015
  • News: Slender Clubskimmer, <em>Brechmorhoga praecox</em>, in Pima Co, AZ: New species for the state
    Slender Clubskimmer, Male, Sabino Canyon, Pima, AZ, 22 May 2015
  • News: Slender Clubskimmer, <em>Brechmorhoga praecox</em>, in Pima Co, AZ: New species for the state
    Slender Clubskimmer, Male, Sabino Canyon, Pima, AZ, 22 May 2015
  • News: Slender Clubskimmer, <em>Brechmorhoga praecox</em>, in Pima Co, AZ: New species for the state
    Slender Clubskimmer, Male, Sabino Canyon, Pima, AZ, 22 May 2015
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