Sighting for July 17, 2019

John and Nancy Crosby

Horseshoe Mtn. (CO Rd 18) Pike Natl Forest
Park County, CO

Road at lower elevations was not bad but at higher elevation we were glad we had high clearance in our Subura Outback with all wheel drive. It was a great choice for our back road butterflying for a month out west. We butterflied the roadsides and meadow. Johnnie spotted the Frigga Frit at 9:40 just as it was warming a bit alongside the road early on a rock. It did not provide a ventral shot. The Black Swallowtail was alongside a creek in a lush flower meadow. Habitat near the road was generally drier. I think we should have asked permission to butterfly the meadow in the campsite along the creek at lower elevation. It was too cloudy to bother by the time we came back down.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Checkered White 5
  • Large Marble 3
  • Orange Sulphur 7
  • Queen Alexandra's Sulphur 5
  • Mead's Sulphur 2
  • Greenish Blue 5
  • Boisduval's Blue 7
  • Frigga Fritillary 1
  • Edith's Checkerspot 3
  • Hoary Comma 2
  • Common Ringlet 3
  • Common Alpine 5
  • Chryxus Arctic 10
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Garita Skipperling 3
  • Uncas Skipper 2
  • Juba Skipper 2
  • Green Skipper 2
  • Nevada Skipper 1
  • Draco Skipper 2

Checkered White

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Queen Alexandra's Sulphur

Queen Alexandra's Sulphur

Queen Alexandra's Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Mead's Sulphur

Boisduval's Blue

Edith's Checkerspot

Edith's Checkerspot

Edith's Checkerspot

Hoary Comma

Hoary Comma

Common Ringlet

Common Alpine

Chryxus Arctic

Common Checkered-Skipper

Draco Skipper

Uncas Skipper

Juba Skipper

Juba Skipper

Nevada Skipper

Garita Skipperling

Juba Skipper

Green Skipper

Greenish Blue

Checkered White

Black Swallowtail