Sighting for January 6, 2018

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Valley Nature Center in Weslaco.
Hidalgo County, TX

We found 15 species (plus a probable Julia’s Skipper). This was the first mild day in 12 days! Had a period of cold, windy, wet, overcast weather. Even done to 30 degrees on 2 nights! This weather probably killed nearly all butterflies but all the ones today were in fresh condition! Apparently a new population of butterflies has appeared!

  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Large Orange Sulphur 1
  • Lyside Sulphur 4
  • Silver-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 2
  • Cassius Blue 1
  • American Snout 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Phaon Crescent 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Southern Skipperling 1
  • Fiery Skipper 7

Tropical Checkered-Skipper

Silver-banded Hairstreak