Sighting for June 23, 2017

Rob Santry

Trip through Fort Klammath and ending at the Sand Creek area east of Crater Lake National Park
Klamath County, OR

The Small Blues are located in the pumice flats of Sand Creek. We timed the trip perfectly for Small Blue as the butterflies were fresh and the females were laying eggs on their hostplant, spurry buckwheat(Eriogonum spergulinum).

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Pale Swallowtail 1
  • Lustrous Copper 5
  • Lilac-bordered Copper 3
  • Western Pine Elfin 2
  • Square-spotted Blue 9
  • Small Blue 10
  • Boisduval's Blue 4
  • Acmon Blue 1
  • Lupine Blue 4
  • Northern Crescent 15
  • Hoary Comma 2
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Common Branded Skipper 1
  • Sonoran Skipper 1

Square-spotted Blue

Small Blue

Small Blue

Small Blue

Lustrous Copper