Sighting for June 8, 2021

David H. Bartholomew

Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve
Santa Clara County, CA

Leanira Checkerspots are having a good year. Two-Banded Checkered Skipper was the surprise of the day, many miles from where they might be expected. No photograph, it settled for a bit but took off before I could get my camera ready.

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 7
  • Mustard White 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Tailed Copper 7
  • Brown Elfin 1
  • Spring Azure 59
  • Leanira Checkerspot 44
  • Northern Checkerspot 9
  • Variable Checkerspot 21
  • Lorquin's Admiral 8
  • California Sister 16
  • Mournful Duskywing 1
  • Two-banded Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Rural Skipper 35

Leanira Checkerspot

Tailed Copper

Rural Skipper

Northern Checkerspot

Spring Azure