Sighting for July 7, 2017

David H. Bartholomew

Long Ridge Open Space Preserve
San Mateo County, CA

10:30 - 3:00, with David Rawlinson and Nancy Asquith part of the time. Very warm, in the 80’s. Highlight for me was seeing hundreds upon hundreds of Golden Hairstreaks (last year I saw only two). The Hairstreaks were perched on low shaded vegetation and in the trail, take two steps and a dozen would fly up.

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Mustard White 2
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Tailed Copper 1
  • Great Copper 4
  • Golden Hairstreak 300
  • Spring Azure 5
  • Acmon Blue 4
  • Coronis Fritillary 3
  • Unsilvered Fritillary 1
  • Mylitta Crescent 6
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Lorquin's Admiral 7
  • California Sister 12
  • Common Ringlet 3
  • Common Wood-Nymph 52
  • Propertius Duskywing 1
  • Mournful Duskywing 2
  • Rural Skipper 1
  • Umber Skipper 1

Golden Hairstreak