Sighting for November 6, 2013

Dave Hanson

Green-Gate Grove, Mission
Hidalgo County, TX

The first Zebra Cross-streak, a female, (2nd U.S. record) was found by Linda Francis at her home in Green-Gate Grove in Mission, TX, Hidalgo Co. It stayed for over 3 hours on Croton. The second was subsequently discovered at the National Butterfly Center an hour later. It was a male. Dozens of butterfliers who had stayed on after the Texas Butterfly Festival were able to see and photograph both. Also at another home in Green-Gate Grove this strikingly beautiful Gaudy Sphinx moth was found.

  • Zebra Cross-streak 2

Gaudy Sphinx Moth

Zebra Cross-streak female

Zebra Cross-streak male