Tarrant County 2011 Sightings
March 02, 2011 - First damselflies, including Ischnura posita (fragile forktail), spotted at Colleyville Nature Center (hereafter referred to as CNC). Also an Epithecan exuvia was found in the water.
March 10, 2011 - First Aeshnid specimen seen flying high in the air at CNC.
March 12, 2011 - Sympetrum sp. spotted high above the Trinity River's banks at River Legacy.
March 18, 2011 - Anax junius (green darner) has made appearances. A male Tramea onusta (red saddlebags) was spotted patrolling a pond at River Legacy. Surprising, I don't remember seeing this species so early in the year. Male Ischnura hastata (citrine forktail) also spotted same location.
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March 24, 2011 - A juvenile male Plathemis lydia (common whitetail) spotted flying near pond at CNC.
March 26, 2011 - Had a dream I saw Orthemis ferruginea (roseate skimmer)...but did not see species IRL.
April 02, 2011 - Saw Pachydiplax longipennis (blue dasher) and Tramea lacerata (black saddlebags) at CNC.
April 04, 2011 - Saw juvenile male Erythemis simplicicollis (eastern pondhawk) at
April 14, 2011 - Wow...Erythemis vesiculosa (great pondhawk) seen at
River Legacy. Also spotted and captured first species of Gomphidae (clubtail).
April 23, 2011 - Found exuviae of Perithemis tenera (eastern amberwing) at . Later saw some mature amberwings flying, so they had at least been emerging for a couple of days. I hadn't been out much due to rain and the removal of my wisdom teeth. Also saw Telebasis salva (desert firetail), a vibrant red damselfly, the only all-red damselfly in Tarrant County.
April 30, 2011 - Saw male Brachymesia gravida (four-spotted pennant) flying around a swampy pond at River Legacy. I had a dream last week that I had seen some of these dragonflies but at that time it was only a dream whereas now it has become a reality.
May 26, 2011 - Male Dythemis velox (swift setwing) seen perching over water at
--end transmission of first sighting 2011 data--