White-tailed Sylph, Macrothemis pseudimitans, in Santa Cruz Co. AZ: Third state record and fourth national record.
April 3, 2015
Species: White-tailed Sylph
Location: Sonoita Creek
The White-tailed Sylph in the US is a rare species with only three previous records: two from Arizona (2007 and 2012 and one from Texas (2014). All these records are from September and October. On 4 April 2015 a male (photos below) was found at the Sonoita Creek State Natural Area, downstream of Patagonia L., Santa Cruz, AZ. This observation provides a fourth national record as well as a new early flight date for the species nationwide.