The Bleached Skimmer is known only from a handful of locations in Arizona. On 29 April 2012 Doug Danforth, Richard Bailowitz, and I found 6 individuals, including ovipositing females, at a small alkaline pond on the Paloma Ranch in W. Maricopa Co., AZ. This observation establishes a new county record for the species.
The Variable Dancer in Arizona had until now not been found until mid-April (Richard Bailowitz, pers. communication). On 31 March 2012, one male was found at Warm Springs and approximately 10 males were found at nearby Blue River, Gila Co., thereby extending the known flying period of the species in the state by two weeks.
Below are pictures of three individuals seen that day.
The California Dancer in Arizona had until now not been observed until 8 April (Rich Bailowitz, personal communication). On 24 March 2012 several males were found at the Jewel of Creek Preserve, Maricopa Co., thereby providing a new early flying date and the first March record of this species for the state.