THE DAMSELFLIES  (ZYGOPTERA)  OF NEW MEXICO

A SIMPLIFIED ODONATA LIST
SHOWING DISTRIBUTION BY COUNTY

Robert  R.  Larsen

Updated September 5, 2003
56 species

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Families:    Calopterygidae      Lestidae      Coenagrionidae

County  Key        County  Map

THE ZYGOPTERA (DAMSELFLIES)

Family Calopterygidae:
Broad-winged Damsels
Calopteryx - Jewelwings

Calopteryx  maculata :
Ebony Jewelwings         Male 1 Female 1
OT.
Hetaerina - Rubyspots

Hetaerina americana:
American Rubyspot       Male 1 Female 1
CH, GR, LI, CA, CI, CO, DA, ED,
GU, HA, RA, HI, SJ, SM, SA, SI,
SO, DB, LU, OU, QU, UN, OT .
Hetaerina titia:
Smoky Rubyspot                            Mix 5
GR.
Hetaerina vulnerata:
Canyon Rubyspot                           Mix 5
GR, SI,  LU.


Family Lestidae:
Spreadwings
Archilestes
Stream Spreadwings

Archilestes californica:
California Spreadwing                    male 4

GR.
Archilestes grandis:
Great Spreadwing         male 4     female 4
ED, CH, GR, GU, LI,
OT, SA,  LU, CA, HI.


Lestes
Pond Spreadwings

Lestes alacer:
Plateau Spreadwing                        Mix 5
SM, BE, CH, ED, GR, SI,
OT, RO, CU, LU, GU.
Lestes congener:
Spotted Spreadwing      Male 1    Female 1
                                     Male 4
CO, MC, RA, SJ, SA.
Lestes disjunctus:        
Common Spreadwing                      Male 1
CO, RA, SA SF, TA.
Lestes disjunctus australi s:
                                                        Mix 5
OT, CH.
Lestes dryas:
Emerald Spreadwing                       Male 1
RA, SM, SA, TA.
Lestes forcipatus:  
Sweetflag Spreadwing    Male 1    Female 1
SM.
Lestes sigma:
Chalky Spreadwing                         Male 1
S.E. NM


Family Coenagrionidae:
Pond Damsels
Acanthagrion
Wedgetails

Acanthagrion quadratum:
Mexican Wedgetail
S.E. NM
Amphiagrion
Red Damsels

Amphiagrion abbreviatum:         Male 4
 Western Red Damsel                 Female 4

CA, CO, DA, GU, LI, MC,
OT, RA, SJ, SM, SA, SF
Amphiagrion saucium:
EAstern Red Damsel        Male   Female 1
SM, RA, LI.


Argia
Dancers

Argia agrioides:
Desert Dancer                             Male 4
SM, MC.
Argia alberta
Paiute Dancer                 Male 4 Female 4
LE, GU, OT, CH, LI, DB.
Argia apicalis:
Blue-fronted Dancer                      Male 1   
BE, ED, CH, DB, GU, SF, TA.
Argia fumipennis:
Variable Dancer                              Pair 1
CH.
Argia fumipennis violacea :
                                          Mix 5   Male6
CH, DB, CO, ED,
GR, GU, SM, SF, LI.
Argia hinei
Lavende Dancer 
CH,  ED.
Argia immunda:
Kiowa Dancer                             Male  4
ED.
Agia lugenrs
Sooty Dancer              Male 4    Female 4
CH, LI, SM, CA, CO, GR,
GU, ED,OT, UN, SA, SI, HI.
Argia moesta:
Powdered Dancer                       Male 4
CA, CH, CO, DB, DA,
ED, GR, GU, HA, LE, SM,
SI, SO, UN, QU, HI, OT.
Argia munda
Apache Dancer                             Mix 5    
GR.
Argia nahuana
Aztec Dancer                                 Male
                                    Ovipositing Pairs 4
DB, CO, DA, ED, GR,
GU, LI, MO, OT, SA,
SF, CH, CU, SM, MC.
Argia  oenea:
Fiery-eyed Dancer        Male 1   Female 1
GU.
Argia plana
Springwater Dancer
                     Mix 5    Male 6      Female 6
BE, CA, CO, CH, DA, ED, GR,
GU, HA, LI, SM, OT, QU, SJ,
SA, TA, UN,  CI, RA, SI, DB.
Argia pallens
  
GR.
Argia sedula:
Blue-ringed Dancer       Male 4    Female 4
CH, DB, DA, ED, OT, SO, GR,
HI, LI, QU, RO.
Argia tezpi:
Tezpi Dancer
HI.
Argia tonto
Tonto Dancer
CA, GR.
Argia translata
Dusky Dancer                                  Mix 5
CA, DA, ED, GR, OT, SM, SI.
Argia vivida:
Vivid Dancer                Male CloseUp 4
                                 Female 4
CH, TA, CA, CO, DB,
DA, ED, GR, QU, SJ,
SM, SA, SF, OT, SI, LI.
Chromagrion
Aurora  Damsel

Chromagrion conditum:
Aurora Damsel                              Male 1
SM.
Enallagma
American Bluets

Enallagma anna:
Riber Bluet                                    Male 4
CA, CO.
Enallagma  aspersum:
Azure Bluet                                    Male 1
OT.
Enallagma basidens:
Double-striped Bluet 
CH, ED, HI, DB, GR,
LE, SI, GU, OT, LI.
Enallagma boreale:
Boreal Bluet                                   Male 1
CO, SM, MO, CA, CH, LI,
MC, OT, RA, SA, TA, UN.
Enallagma carunculatum
Tule Bluet                                       Male 1
CH, CO, DA, ED, LE, LI,
MC, MO, SJ, SM, SA, UN,
GR, CA, HI, VA, GU, RO.
Enallagma civile:
Familiar Bluet           Male 4 Pair in wheel 4
BE, DA, SM, SA, CH, CO, ED,
HI, MO, TO, QU, CA, CU, DB,
GR, LE, LI, LU, SJ, SF, SI, SO,
UN, VA, GU, CI, RA.
Enallagma clausum:
Alkali Bluet                   Male 4   Female 1
CH, MO, SM.
Enallagma cyathigerum:
Northern Bluet               Male  4 Female 4
CH, SM, CA, CO, DA, GR, HI,
RA, SA, SF, TA, VA, LI.
Enallagma praevarum:
Arroyo Bluet                                   Pair 4
CH, DA, SM, CA, CO, GR, GU,
HA, HI, LI, MO, OT, SJ,
SA, UN, RO, AR, SF, SI, SO, DB.
Hesperagrion
Painted Damsel

Hesperagrion heterodoxum:
Painted Damsel                                Mix 5
CA, DA, ED, GR GU,
RA, SI, CH, OT, CI, LI.
Ischnura
Forktails

Ischnura barberi:
Desert Forktail                   Mix 5     Pair 6
CH, CO, DA, ED, GR, GU,
LU, OT, TA, DB, LI,
RO, CU, QU.
Ischnura cervula:
Pacific Forktail                                 Male
CA, GR, MC, SM, SA, SF, SI.
Ischnura damula:
Plains Forktail                                 Mix 5
SM, MC, CA, CH, CO, GR, GU,
HI, LE, LI, MO, OT, RA, SJ, SM,
SA, SI, UN, DB, QU, TA, VA.
Ischnura demorsa:
Mexican Forktail                            Mix 5
CH, CA, DA, GR, HI, LI, MO,
RA, SM, SI, CI, SA, SF,
VA, DB, GU, LU.
Ischnura denticollis:
Black-fronted Forktai                   l Male 4
                        Young Male 4    Female 4
CH, DB, BE, CA, DA, ED,
GR, GU, LE, OT, QU,
SJ, SI, SO, LI.
Ischnura hastata:
Citrine Forktail
DB, CH, CA, MO, GU.
Ischnura perparva:
Western Forktail            Male Female 4
CH, SM, CA, CO, DA, MO, DB.
Ischnura ramburii:
Rambur's Forktail               Male 4   Pair 4
CH.
Ischnura verticalis:
Eastern Forktail  
(S.E. NM).
Telebasis
 Firetails

Telebasis salva:
Desert Firetail                    Male 4   Pair 4
ED, CH, DB, GU, OT, CA, HI, GR, QU.


Distribution Key for the New Mexico Counties

BE:   BERNALILLO  HA:   HARDING  RO:   ROOSEVELT 
CA:   CATRON HI:    HIDALGO SA:   SANDOVAL
CH:   CHAVES LA:   LOS ALAMOS  SF:   SANTA   FE
CI:     CIBOLA LE:   LEA SI:    SIERRA
CO:   COLFAX LI:    LINCOLN SJ:    SAN JUAN
CU:   CURRY LU:   LUNA SM:   SAN MIGUEL
DA:   DONA ANA MC:    McKINLEY SO:   SOCCARO
DB:   DE BACA MO:   MORA TA:   TAOS
ED:   EDDY OT:   OTERO TO:   TORRANCE
GR:   GRANT QU:   QUAY UN:   UNION
GU:   GUADALUPE  RA:   RIO ARRIBA VA:   VALENCIA

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Robert R. Larsen Cooperative Research Biologist
(Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge Odonata Survey)
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