Sighting for April 22, 2021

David H. Bartholomew

Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve
Santa Clara County, CA

Pleasant 69 degrees today, and a nice showing of butterflies. Surprised to see the Red Admiral, it clearly has seen a few battles and narrow escapes.

Butterflies seen includes a Common Buckeye seen earlier in the week (Monday).

  • Pale Swallowtail 4
  • Mustard White 11
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Sara Orangetip 8
  • Bramble Hairstreak 1
  • Brown Elfin 3
  • Spring Azure 12
  • Silvery Blue 1
  • Acmon Blue 2
  • Northern Checkerspot 5
  • Mylitta Crescent 3
  • Variable Checkerspot 36
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Lorquin's Admiral 6
  • California Sister 11
  • Common Ringlet 15
  • Propertius Duskywing 1
  • Mournful Duskywing 5

Lorquin's Admiral

Mylitta Crescent

Northern Checkerspot

Pale Swallowtail

Common Ringlet

Propertius Duskywing

Bramble Hairstreak

California Sister

Mustard White

Red Admiral