Sighting for June 27, 2020

Rob Santry

NABA Butterfly Count - Warner Mountains Fandango Pass Zone
Modoc County, CA

Cathy and I participated in this years NABA Butterfly Count in California’s Warner Mountains. Our zone for the day was the Fandango Pass, which crosses the Warner Mountains and connects the Great Basin habitat of the Surprise Valley to the east with the Pit River Valley to the west.
I will not include numbers on this list, but I will say that we saw the most Arrowhead Blues I have ever seen in one day! We saw 8 of them. I dare say, this might be the most seen on any one NABA count route in the country!

  • Clodius Parnassian
  • Western Tiger Swallowtail
  • Two-tailed Swallowtail
  • Pale Swallowtail
  • Becker's White
  • Checkered White
  • Western White
  • Cabbage White
  • Gray Marble
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Queen Alexandra's Sulphur
  • Edith's Copper
  • Gorgon Copper
  • Ruddy Copper
  • Blue Copper
  • Lilac-bordered Copper
  • Behr's Hairstreak
  • California Hairstreak
  • Hedgerow Hairstreak
  • Spring Azure
  • Square-spotted Blue
  • Dotted Blue
  • Arrowhead Blue
  • Melissa Blue
  • Boisduval's Blue
  • Acmon Blue
  • Coronis Fritillary
  • Zerene Fritillary
  • Atlantis Fritillary
  • Hydaspe Fritillary
  • Pacific Fritillary
  • Northern Checkerspot
  • Field Crescent
  • Mylitta Crescent
  • Variable Checkerspot
  • California Tortoiseshell
  • Painted Lady
  • Lorquin's Admiral
  • Common Ringlet
  • Great Basin Wood-Nymph
  • Small Wood-Nymph
  • Persius Duskywing
  • Juba Skipper
  • Lindsey's Skipper

Ruddy Copper

Arrowhead Blue