Canon Powershot SX40HS, Tucson, AZ, Sept 2013
Familiar Bluet Damselfly
The bluets are our most commonly seen damselflies. Dozens to thousands can be seen hanging around the edge of water. Swaying on the leaves or branches like tiny blue flags.
The Mexican Amberwing occurs from Southwestern New Mexico to southern California and southern Nevada, and ranges south into Mexico. It is widespread from Sea level to several thousand feet in elevation, but does not occur in the high mountains or dense forests. What for them on vegetation at pond and lake edges or the slower backwaters of streams. Like other amberwings they will occasionally sit on top of shrubs or weedy growth some distance for the water. Unlike Eastern and Slough Amberwings, Mexican Amberwings lacks well defined spots or stripes on the side of the the thorax.