Sighting for March 11, 2018

Karl and Dorothy Legler

National Butterfly Center
Hidalgo County, TX

98 degrees! Sunny. 36 species. Quit early because of heat! Substantial northward migration of Checkered Whites along north-running road even though breeze was from the north! (Thanks to Mike Rickard for pointing out the Crimson Patch and Long-tailed Skipper.)

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Giant Swallowtail 6
  • Checkered White 10
  • Southern Dogface 6
  • Large Orange Sulphur 4
  • Lyside Sulphur 3
  • Little Yellow 8
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Dainty Sulphur 5
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 1
  • Fatal Metalmark 2
  • American Snout 4
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Bordered Patch 2
  • Crimson Patch 1
  • Texan Crescent 3
  • Vesta Crescent 1
  • Phaon Crescent common
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 4
  • Mexican Bluewing 2
  • Carolina Satyr 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Queen 5
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Brown Longtail 7
  • White Checkered-Skipper common
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper common
  • Laviana White-Skipper 1
  • Fawn-spotted Skipper 2
  • Clouded Skipper 2
  • Southern Skipperling 3
  • Fiery Skipper common
  • Whirlabout 2
  • Sachem 1

Sleepy Orange

Bordered Patch

Checkered White