Sighting for November 16, 2017

Dave Hanson

National Butterfly Center, Mission, TX
Hidalgo County, TX

Spent a great hour and a half today at NBC helping a couple from CA with ID’s. The Rusty-tipped Page was a flyby in bright sunlight seen by all 3 of us. Awesome sight but too fast to get a photo. It was not seen again while we were there. At least another dozen species over and above what we saw were reported by other observers in the park today. The Greenstreak was at the “Wall.”

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 2
  • Giant Swallowtail 2
  • Checkered White 1
  • Marius Hairstreak 1
  • Tropical Greenstreak 1
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 4
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 4
  • Cassius Blue 4
  • American Snout abundant
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Julia Heliconian 1
  • Zebra Heliconian 5
  • Bordered Patch 3
  • Crimson Patch 1
  • Vesta Crescent 2
  • Phaon Crescent abundant
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • White Peacock 5
  • Rusty-tipped Page 1
  • Mexican Bluewing 2
  • Common Mestra 1
  • Red Rim 1
  • Empress Leilia 4
  • Tawny Emperor abundant
  • Monarch 2
  • Queen abundant
  • Soldier 4
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Brown Longtail 3
  • White Checkered-Skipper 6
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 6
  • Laviana White-Skipper 5
  • Turk's-cap White-Skipper 1
  • Fawn-spotted Skipper 2
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Southern Skipperling 2
  • Fiery Skipper abundant
  • Whirlabout 1
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1
  • Sachem 3
  • Eufala Skipper abundant