Sighting for April 7, 2012

Ahmet Baytas

Rackensack Canyon
Maricopa County, AZ

My first time in the field in AZ. 11:30-2:30. Very hot. Most butterflies were very active, making observation, and at times, identification difficult. Also had several duskywings in flight, none were identified.

  • Two-tailed Swallowtail 2
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Mexican Yellow 2
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Marine Blue 3
  • Spring Azure 4
  • Acmon Blue 3
  • Zela Metalmark 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 3
  • Sagebrush Checkerspot 2
  • Tiny Checkerspot 2
  • Elada Crescent 1
  • Mylitta Crescent 2
  • Variable Checkerspot 15
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Empress Leilia 2
  • Queen 1
  • Arizona Powdered-Skipper 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 8
  • Northern White-Skipper 3
  • Common Streaky-Skipper 6
  • Orange Skipperling 1
  • Yucca Giant-Skipper 1