Sighting for December 8, 2019

Karl and Dorothy Legler

National Butterfly Center
Hidalgo County, TX

78 to 84 degrees. 39 species. Overcast for about 2 hours. Then partly sunny. Somewhat windy. Dorothy took photo of White and Gray Hairstreak. The latter has white spots instead of orange at rear of hindwing and the post median line! This is pictured in Glassberg’s Swift Guide.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 3
  • Giant Swallowtail 2
  • Checkered White 6
  • Southern Dogface 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 4
  • Large Orange Sulphur 6
  • Little Yellow 8
  • Dainty Sulphur 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 7
  • Dusky-blue Groundstreak 3
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 1
  • Cassius Blue 5
  • Ceraunus Blue 5
  • Reakirt's Blue 2
  • Fatal Metalmark 4
  • Gulf Fritillary 4
  • Zebra Heliconian 2
  • Texan Crescent 1
  • Vesta Crescent 1
  • Phaon Crescent common
  • Red Admiral 5
  • Tawny Emperor 1
  • Carolina Satyr 1
  • Monarch 5
  • Queen common
  • Guava Skipper 1
  • Brown Longtail 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper common
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper common
  • Laviana White-Skipper 5
  • Fawn-spotted Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper 4
  • Southern Skipperling 3
  • Fiery Skipper 12
  • Whirlabout 1
  • Sachem 1
  • Common Mellana 3
  • Eufala Skipper 8

Dusky-blue Groundstreak

Checkered White

Gray Hairstreak

Texan Crescent