Sighting for July 15, 2017

Ronald Hedden

White River Lake
Crosby County, TX

Simius roadside-skipper is east of its typical range, and it was a surprise. Very low butterfly count today could be due to an unusual abundance of large dragonflies. My last five counts here produced at least 28 species of butterflies, but not today.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Marine Blue 1
  • Reakirt's Blue 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 2
  • Queen 4
  • Outis Skipper 14
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Simius Roadside-Skipper 1
  • Nysa Roadside-Skipper 1

Outis Skipper

Simius Roadside-Skipper