Sighting for May 10, 2019

William D. Beck

Just against south end Oracle State Park
Pinal County, AZ

Windy, somewhat overcast, but pretty warm. These all were on or near a hilltop. All six species of hairstreaks were on a single hilltop tree. Photos not good, but it was a great afternoon! The Tailless Scrub-Hairstreak (Strymon cestri) was a lifer for me!

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Black Swallowtail
  • Checkered White
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Dainty Sulphur
  • Great Purple Hairstreak
  • Ilavia Hairstreak
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak
  • Tailless Scrub-Hairstreak
  • Leda Ministreak
  • Marine Blue
  • Mormon Metalmark
  • Bordered Patch
  • California Sister
  • Mournful Duskywing

Gray Hairstreak

Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak

Ilavia Hairstreak

Tailless Scrub-Hairstreak

Tailless Scrub-Hairstreak

Mormon Metalmark

Great Purple Hairstreak

Black Swallowtail