Orange-striped Threadtail

Order: Odonata
- Suborder: Zygoptera (Damselfly)
- - Family: Threadtail (Protoneuridae)
- - - Genus: Protoneura
- - - - Species: cara

The Orange-striped Threadtail in Arizona was known from a single sight record at Patagonia Lake State Park on 23 September 2016 until Matthew Brown discovered a breeding population of the species at Pena Blanca Lake (Santa Cruz Co.) in September 2020. This discovery raises the possibility that other populations of this small, unobtrusive species exist in similar habitats in the same general area.

Identification Tips

Orange-striped Threadtail, Male, La Palma, Nayarit, Mexico, 3 October 2009
Orange-striped Threadtail, Male, La Palma, Nayarit, Mexico, 3 October 2009

Species to compare (enter common name)

  • Orange-striped Threadtail
    Orange-striped Threadtail, Male, Pena Blanca Lake, Santa Cruz, AZ, 30 September 2020
  • Orange-striped Threadtail
    Orange-striped Threadtail, Male, southern Sonora, Mexico, 9 August 2018
  • Orange-striped Threadtail
    Orange-striped Threadtail, Male, southern Sonora, Mexico, 9 August 2019
  • Orange-striped Threadtail
    Orange-striped Threadtail, Male, southern Sonora, Mexico, 9 August 2018
  • Orange-striped Threadtail
    Orange-striped Threadtail, Pair in tandem, Pena Blanca Lake, Santa Cruz, AZ, 30 September 2020
  • Orange-striped Threadtail
    Orange-striped Threadtail, Pairs in tandem with ovipositing females, Pena Blanca Lake, Santa Cruz, AZ, 30 September 2020