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Desert Firetail
Telebasis salva
The Desert Firetail (Telebasis salva) is a tiny damselfly of the southwest. The first photos here, of a male, were digital captures in Austin, Travis Co., Texas in Ma,y 2003, and were shot with a Canon EOS 10D and EF 300 mm F4 L IS lens with a 1.4X extender and 550 EX flash. Some water mites are visible under the abdomen on the 2nd shot at right. For a page with images of a Desert Firetail emerging from its exuviae, go here.
This shot was taken in May, 2005, in Medina Co., Texas, along Seco Creek near D'Hanis.
The male Desert Firetail here was photographed in southern Tamaulipas, Mexico, in May, 2007. This image was taken with a Canon EOS 1D Mark II and EF 300mm F/4 L IS lens and 2X extender.
The pair of Desert Firetails in copula on the right was photographed in Burnet Co., Texas, in June, 2003.
The male Desert Firetail on the right was in Lampasas, Lampasas Co., Texas, in September, 2011. This shot was taken with a Canon EOS 1D Mark IV and a Sigma 50-500mm lens and Canon 580 flash.
The male Desert Firetail on the right was along Onion Creek near Dripping Springs, Hays Co., Texas, in July, 2012. This shot was taken with a Canon EOS 1D Mark IV and an EF 300mm F/4 L IS lens and 1.4X extender.
Desert Firetail
Telebasis salva
male
Hornsby Bend,
Austin, Travis Co., Texas
28 October 2012
Desert Firetail
Telebasis salva
male
San Marcos River,
near Luling,
Caldwell Co., Texas
8 June 2013
Desert Firetail
Telebasis salva
pair in copula
Cienega Creek,
Big Bend Ranch State Park,
Presidio Co., Texas
22 August 2013
Desert Firetail
Telebasis salva
pair in copula
Cienega Creek,
Big Bend Ranch State Park,
Presidio Co., Texas
22 August 2013
Desert Firetail
Telebasis salva
male
Empire Cienega,
Pima Co., Arizona
7 October 2013
Desert Firetail
Telebasis salva
male
Rancho Primavera,
near El Tuito, Jalisco,
Mexico
11 April 2014
Desert Firetail
Telebasis salva
male
Rancho Primavera,
near El Tuito, Jalisco,
Mexico
11 April 2014
Desert Firetail
Telebasis salva
pair in copula
Rancho Primavera,
near El Tuito, Jalisco,
Mexico
11 April 2014
Desert Firetail
Telebasis salva
male
Southeast Metro Park,
Travis Co., Texas
27 April 2015
Desert Firetail
Telebasis salva
male
Roger Hanks Park,
Dripping Springs,
Hays Co., Texas
13 July 2015
Desert Firetail
Telebasis salva
male
Mike Murphy Ranch,
Travis Co., Texas
20 July 2015
Lat 30.297592, Lon -98.067774
Desert Firetail
Telebasis salva
male
Palmetto State Park,
Gonzales Co., Texas
24 July 2015
Desert Firetail
Telebasis salva
male
Mike Murphy Ranch,
Travis Co., Texas
3 August 2015
Desert Firetail
Telebasis salva
pair in tandem
Middle Fork Gila River,
Gila Cliff Dwellings Natiional Monument,
Catron Co., New Mexico
29 August 2015
Desert Firetail
Telebasis salva
male
7 mi W of Bee Cave,
Travis Co., Texas
3 June 2016
Desert Firetail
Telebasis salva
male
ca. 7 mi W of Bee Cave,
Travis Co., Texas
29 June 2016
Desert Firetail
Telebasis salva
female
Murphy Ranch,
ca. 7 mi W of Bee Cave,
Travis Co., Texas
16 September 2016
Desert Firetail
Telebasis salva
female
Murphy Ranch,
ca. 7 mi W of Bee Cave,
Travis Co., Texas
16 September 2016
Desert Firetail
Telebasis salva
male
Frontera Audubon Center,
Weslaco,
Hidalgo Co., Texas
18 November 2016
Desert Firetail
Telebasis salva
pair in copula
Blanco River @ Lindeman Rd.,
Blanco, Blanco Co., Texas
22 June 2017
30.0903
-98.3995
Desert Firetail
Telebasis salva
pair in copula
Blutcher Park,
Corpus Christi,
Nueces Co., Texas
18 July 2017
Desert Firetail
Telebasis salva
pair in tandem
Blutcher Park,
Corpus Christi,
Nueces Co., Texas
18 July 2017
Desert Firetail
Telebasis salva
pair in tandem
Blutcher Park,
Corpus Christi,
Nueces Co., Texas
18 July 2017