Sighting for June 1, 2017

David H. Bartholomew

Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve
Santa Clara County, CA

With Nancy Asquith, we did the 8 mile PG&E/High Meadow loop trails 10:15-6:30. Heavy morning clouds did not stop the butterflies, afternoon was sunny bright. Thankfully, the trailside flowers have NOT been mowed yet.

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 10
  • Pale Swallowtail 12
  • Mustard White 3
  • Cabbage White 9
  • Tailed Copper 16
  • Gorgon Copper 1
  • Golden Hairstreak 1
  • Mountain Mahogany Hairstreak 3
  • Spring Azure 100+
  • Acmon Blue 12
  • Leanira Checkerspot 12
  • Northern Checkerspot 16
  • Mylitta Crescent 4
  • Variable Checkerspot 50+
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Painted Lady 3
  • Red Admiral 3
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Lorquin's Admiral 16
  • California Sister 1
  • Common Ringlet 18
  • Northern Cloudywing 1
  • Propertius Duskywing 1
  • Mournful Duskywing 2
  • Rural Skipper 30
  • Umber Skipper 7

Leanira Checkerspot

Common Ringlet

Mustard White

Painted Lady

Western Tiger Swallowtail

Rural Skipper

Rural Skipper

Tailed Copper

Northern Checkerspot

Mylitta Crescent

Leanira Checkerspot

Leanira Checkerspot