Sighting for May 22, 2020

Lorena Krenitsky

Cave Creek Canyon, Sunny Flat Campground
Cochise County, AZ

Based on a report to the South West Leps listserv, we went to check on a week of previous sightings of a Creamy Stripe-streak, A. jada. My husband Mark and I found two at once, one on the nightshade Solanum elaeagnifolium. After searching for an hour, we ran into Lori and Mark Conrad, the couple who originally posted the find, who showed us a different bush where their individual could be found. I took photos at each sighting, which totaled 5. Checking my photos on the following Saturday, it turned out we found 5 different individuals, based on wing wear and scale loss patterns. Comparing to other photos posted previously to the listserv, there may have been 7 different individual A. jada documented so far at this location as two pictured there have different wear patterns.

  • Creamy Stripe-streak 5

Creamy Stripe-streak

Creamy Stripe-streak

Creamy Stripe-streak

Creamy Stripe-streak

Creamy Stripe-streak

Creamy Stripe-streak