Sighting for November 1, 2013

Dave Hanson

National Butterfly Center, Mission, TX
Hidalgo County, TX

A list of butterflies seen here by myself and others on this hot and humid day. Numbers were in the tens of thousands. Butterfly festival starts this weekend. c’mon down. Aberrant Gray Hairstreak was a thriller.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 2
  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 2
  • Southern Dogface common
  • Cloudless Sulphur 7
  • Large Orange Sulphur abundant
  • Lyside Sulphur superabundant
  • Mexican Yellow 2
  • Tailed Orange 3
  • Little Yellow abundant
  • Mimosa Yellow 2
  • Sleepy Orange 4
  • Dainty Sulphur abundant
  • Great Purple Hairstreak 2
  • Silver-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak common
  • Red-crescent Scrub-Hairstreak 1
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak abundant
  • Dusky-blue Groundstreak 5
  • Clytie Ministreak 5
  • Western Pygmy-Blue common
  • Cassius Blue 2
  • Marine Blue 2
  • Ceraunus Blue superabundant
  • Reakirt's Blue 3
  • Fatal Metalmark common
  • Red-bordered Pixie 3
  • American Snout superabundant
  • Gulf Fritillary common
  • Zebra Heliconian 3
  • Variegated Fritillary 4
  • Mexican Fritillary common
  • Bordered Patch common
  • Crimson Patch 12
  • Elada Crescent 3
  • Texan Crescent 5
  • Pale-banded Crescent 1
  • Vesta Crescent common
  • Phaon Crescent abundant
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • White Peacock common
  • Mexican Bluewing 3
  • Common Mestra common
  • Tropical Leafwing common
  • Empress Leilia 1
  • Tawny Emperor abundant
  • Queen abundant
  • Soldier 2
  • Guava Skipper 3
  • Zilpa Longtail 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 5
  • Brown Longtail abundant
  • Sickle-winged Skipper common
  • Brown-banded Skipper 2
  • White-patched Skipper common
  • Funereal Duskywing 3
  • White Checkered-Skipper common
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper common
  • Laviana White-Skipper common
  • Fawn-spotted Skipper common
  • Clouded Skipper common
  • Southern Skipperling 3
  • Fiery Skipper abundant
  • Whirlabout 1
  • Southern Broken-Dash 4
  • Sachem 1

Gray Hairstreak