LINCOLN COUNTY ODONATA SURVEY
By Robert Larson

The following list of dragonflies and damselflies for Lincoln County is the result of the first systematic survey of the Odonata for Lincoln County. Also, this is the first systematic survey of any county of New Mexico made in over 50 years. The dragonflies and damselflies have not been systematically studied in any geographical area of New Mexico since Harold B. Freshley's study of the upper Pecos in 1945.

Those specimens collected this year were added to the checklist of New Mexico Odonata by Dr. Mary Alice Evans which was published by the Denver Museum of Natural History in 1995. The specimens were confirmed by Dr. John C. Abbott of the University of North Texas and the Lincoln County specimens are now in that collection. Hetaerina titia (Drury), an amethyst winged damselfly, is a new state record and was confirmed by Dr. Thomas W. Donnelly at the State University of New York and Director of the Dragonfly Society of the Americas.

Lincoln, Chaves, and Eddy Counties are proving to be the most biologically diverse areas for dragonflies in New Mexico and eventually may show the greatest diversity of any area in North America. For example the British Isles show a total of 27 species of dragonflies, yet Chaves County has over 31 confirmed species. Newmans Lake and the Everglades, florida's most diverse areas, show only 21 localized species although, their state totals are very much higher than that of New Mexico. This is all ver interesting, of course.

LINCOLN COUNTY, NEW MEXICO

LIST OF LINCOLN COUNTY ODONATA SHOWING NEW LISTINGS FOR LINCOLN COUNTY AND THE LINCOLN NATIONAL FOREST

THE DRAGONFLIES (ANISOPTERA)

    SPECIES NAME          

COLLECTED
BY

DATE
COLLECTED

Ophiogomphus severus Hagen Garrison 1984
Anax  junius (Drury) Larsen 1998
Aeshna  multicolor  Hagen Garrison 1984
Perithemis  tenera  (Say) Larsen 1998
Celithemis  eponina  (Drury) Sanchez 1998
Libellula  nodisticta  Hagen Evans 1995
Libellula  pulchella  Drury Larsen 1998
Libellula  saturata  Uhler Kormondy 1960
Sympetrum  corruptum  (Hagen)  Larsen 1998
Sympetrum  pallipes  (Hagen) Michigan --
Erythemis  collocata  (Say) Larsen 1998
Pachydiplax  longipennis  (Burmeister)   Larsen 1998
Tramea  lacerata  Hagen Kormondy 1960

THE DAMSELFLIES  (ZYGOPTERA)

SPECIES NAME COLLECTED
BY
DATE
COLLECTED
Hetaerina americana (Fabricius) Garrison 1990
Hetaerina  titia  (Drury) Larsen 1998
Archilestes  grandis  (Rumbur) Larsen 1998
Argia  lugens  (Hagen) Larsen 1998
Argia  nahuana  Calvert Garrison 1984
Argia  plana  Calvert Garruson 1984
Amphiagrion  abbreviatum  (Selys)   Michigan    - -
Enallagma  boreale  (Selys) Dunkle 1975
Enallagma  carunculatum  Morse Michigan    - -
Enallagma  civile  (Hagen) Garrison 1984
Ischnura  damula  Calvert Garrison 1984
Ischnura  demorsa  (Hagen) Garrison 1984


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