The Springwater Dancer in AZ is occasionally found in January, but has not been seen in February and again until 19 March (Rich Bailowitz, pers. communication). On 4 March 2012 several individuals, including a pair in tandem, were observed at the Jewel of the Creek Preserve in Maricopa Co., thereby providing a new early flying date for March in the state.
The Mexican Forktail in Arizona had until now not been observed until 9 March (R. Bailowitz, pers. observation).
On 3 March 2012 2+ females, one of which ovipositing, were seen along the Jewel of the Creek Preserve stream in Maricopa Co., AZ, thereby providing a new early flight date for the state. Below is a picture of a female seen that day.
The Arroyo Bluet in Arizona had until now not been observed until 13 March (R. Bailowitz, pers. observation). Approximately 20 males were seen on 3 March 2012 at the Jewel of the Creek Preserve N. of Phoenix, Maricopa Co., thus providing a new early flight date for the species in the state. Below are two individuals photographed that day.
The Arroyo Bluet in Arizona had until now been found only until the first half of December. Four males of this species were along the stream of the Jewel of the Creek Preserve, Maricopa, AZ, on 31 December 2011, thereby establishing a new late flying date for the species in the state. Below are pictures of three individuals seen that day.
The Lavender Dancer, Argia hinei, had until now not been found in Arizona after 24 November. On 26 November 2011 at least six males were present at the Jewel of the Creek Preserve near Cave Creek, Maricopa, thus providing a new late flying date for the species in the state. Below are pictures of three males seen that day.
Doug Danforth and I observed 2+ Arroyo Darners, Rhionaeschna dugesi, along the Parker Schoolhouse stream, Santa Cruz, on 30 October 2011. This represents a new late flying date for the species in the state.
The Kiowa Dancer, Argia immunda, can be common in Southeast Arizona, but is rarely observed in the open lower Sonoran Desert. A male of this species was present on 28 October 2011 along the Wild Horse Pass stream, Maricopa, AZ.
The Tezpi Dancer, Argia tezpi, in Arizona is for the most part confined to the southeast corner of the state (Paulson 2009), but has been observed also at a few other locations. One male was seen along the Gila River at Kelvin Bridge, Pinal, on 16 October 2011. The species was found at the same location also in fall 2008.