Thornbush Dasher, Micrathyria hagenii, in Maricopa Co.
November 12, 2017
Species: Thornbush Dasher
Location: Veterans Oasis Park
Only scattered records of the Thornbush Dasher exist for Arizona and most of these are about individuals found in the southern regions of the state. On 12 November 2017 a female of this species (photo below) was discovered in Veterans Oasis Park in Chandler, Maricopa Co. This observation provides a first record of the dasher for the county. It also represents a new late flight date, as well as the northernmost location, of this species in the state of Arizona.