Sighting for August 9, 2019

Venice Kelly

east portal moffat tunnel area
Gilpin County, CO

we seem to be having an explosion of Ediths Coppers. Every year we see them at the moffat tunnel area, this year for the first time we also saw them in boulder county caribou open space. this area is also very good for Green Commas but none were seen today. soon I expect. the weather was mostly sunny and 68F.

  • Checkered White 8
  • Mustard White 6
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Queen Alexandra's Sulphur 1
  • Dainty Sulphur 3
  • Edith's Copper 57
  • Ruddy Copper 17
  • Blue Copper 1
  • Purplish Copper 8
  • Greenish Blue 11
  • Arctic Blue 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Atlantis Fritillary 15
  • Mormon Fritillary 1u
  • Northern Crescent 3
  • Painted Lady 4
  • Weidemeyer's Admiral 3
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Common Branded Skipper 1