Arizona Damselfly and Dragonfly Conservation Update

Masked Clubskimmer Dragonfly

Masked Clubskimmer (Brechmorhoga pertinas). Photo from Odonata Central. This species’ conservation status ranking by Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) is S1, CRITICALLY IMPERILED.

By Garry Rogers

Arizona Damselfly and Dragonfly (Odonata) Conservation

These are my favorite predators.  They have been around since before the dinosaurs, much longer than any mammal predator that ever existed.  They’ve survived for such a long time because once evolution achieved their form and behavior, it hasn’t been able to find anything better–for over three hundred million years. Continue reading