White-tailed Sylph, Macrothemis pseudimitans, in Cochise Co., AZ: 2nd USA record

October 14, 2012

The White-tailed Sylph is a Mexican species with a distribution extending to South America and that had until now been found once in the USA along the Mexican border (San Bernardino Wildlife Refuge, AZ, 2007; Odonata Central.)

A male was found on 14th October 2012 in the Hot Springs Canyon, Muleshoe Ranch Natural Conservancy Area, Cochise Co., AZ, thus providing a second US record for the species.

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White-tailed Sylph, Male, Hot Springs Canyon (Muleshoe Ranch), Cochise, AZ, 14 October 2012

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White-tailed Sylph, Male, Hot Springs Canyon (Muleshoe Ranch), Cochise, AZ, 14 October 2012

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