New Discoveries

File-tailed ground snake (Sonora aemula, Colubridae). Found near Moris, Chihuahua, extending the northern and eastern range of this tropical colorful tropical snake. © Sky Island Alliance. Photo by Thomas R. Van Devender
File-tailed ground snake (Sonora aemula, Colubridae). Found near Moris, Chihuahua, extending the northern and eastern range of this tropical colorful tropical snake. © José Roberto Hernandez-Jimenez
File-tailed ground snake (Sonora aemula, Colubridae). Found near Moris, Chihuahua, extending the northern and eastern range of this tropical colorful tropical snake. © Erik F. Enderson
Santa Catalina geometer moth (Lophochorista lesteraria, Geometridae).  Female. This rare species was decribed from the Santa Catalina Mountains of Arizona. A single specimen from the Sierra San Antonio extended its range into Mexico. © Charles Hedgcock
Patagonia eyed silkmoth (Automeris patagoniensis, Saturniidae). This species was described from specimens at Harshaw in the Patagonia Mountains of Arizona. MABA Expeditions to the Sierras la Madera and Púrica extended its range into Sonora, Mexico. © Charles Hedgcock
Tropical soldier fly (Anisoscapus aff. chlorovittatus, Stratiomyidae). This strikingly colored fly is in a very tropical genus previously unknown north of Oaxaca, and is very likely a new species. © Sky Island Alliance. Photo by Thomas R. Van Devender
Black-tailed Ringtail dragonfly (Erpetogomphus molossus, Gomphidae).  New species published by Richard A. Bailowitz, Doug Danforth, and Sandy Upson in 2013. © Doug Danforth
An orchid in Arroyo Mariano las Borregas in the Sierra de los Ajos. A new species close to Habenaria filifera. Habenarias are commonly called bog orchids. © Curtis Smith
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