Sighting for December 9, 2013

Linda Cooper

Hidalgo, Cameron and Starr Counties in the LRGV
Hidalgo County, TX

This covers the total species we saw in these three counties from October 19 thru Dec 1, 2013. In Starr County from Roma to Chapeno; Hidalgo County from Bentsen Rio Grande SP, NBC, Santa Ana, Frontera Audubon, Valley Nature Center, Estero Llano Grande SP; Cameron County from Resaca de la Palmas SP, Hwy. 4 and points in between. 138 species and 2 lifers - Zebra Cross-streak (saw all 3) and Hecebolus Skipper (Buck only). Interesting in that some species common in other years we did not see this year. Weather varied from a low of 41° to a high of 92° with one week of continuous cold late in November and several other scattered cold or rainy days. Any place you can see 15 species of hairstreaks is a GREAT place! Linda and Buck Cooper

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Black Swallowtail
  • Giant Swallowtail
  • Ruby-spotted Swallowtail 1
  • Florida White 1
  • Checkered White
  • Great Southern White common
  • Giant White common
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Southern Dogface abundant
  • Yellow Angled-Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur common
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 1
  • Large Orange Sulphur abundant
  • Statira Sulphur 1
  • Lyside Sulphur abundant
  • Boisduval's Yellow common
  • Mexican Yellow
  • Tailed Orange common
  • Little Yellow abundant
  • Mimosa Yellow common
  • Sleepy Orange
  • Dainty Sulphur abundant
  • Strophius Hairstreak 1
  • Great Purple Hairstreak common
  • Marius Hairstreak 2
  • Silver-banded Hairstreak common
  • Clench's Greenstreak 1
  • Xami Hairstreak 6
  • Zebra Cross-streak 3
  • Gray Hairstreak common
  • Red-crescent Scrub-Hairstreak 2
  • Yojoa Scrub-Hairstreak 1
  • Lacey's Scrub-Hairstreak 1
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak abundant
  • Lantana Scrub-Hairstreak
  • Dusky-blue Groundstreak common
  • Clytie Ministreak common
  • Western Pygmy-Blue abundant
  • Cassius Blue common
  • Marine Blue
  • Ceraunus Blue abundant
  • Reakirt's Blue
  • Fatal Metalmark common
  • Rounded Metalmark 3
  • Red-bordered Metalmark common
  • Blue Metalmark common
  • Red-bordered Pixie common
  • American Snout superabundant
  • Gulf Fritillary common
  • Julia Heliconian 3
  • Isabella's Heliconian 1
  • Zebra Heliconian
  • Variegated Fritillary common
  • Mexican Fritillary common
  • Theona Checkerspot abundant
  • Bordered Patch common
  • Crimson Patch common
  • Tiny Checkerspot 2
  • Elada Crescent common
  • Texan Crescent
  • Pale-banded Crescent common
  • Vesta Crescent abundant
  • Phaon Crescent abundant
  • Pearl Crescent common
  • Question Mark
  • American Lady
  • Painted Lady
  • Red Admiral common
  • Common Buckeye
  • Tropical Buckeye
  • White Peacock abundant
  • Malachite 8
  • Band-celled Sister common
  • Mexican Bluewing common
  • Common Mestra abundant
  • Red Rim 1
  • Gray Cracker 2
  • Guatemalan Cracker 1
  • Blomfild's Beauty 2
  • Ruddy Daggerwing
  • Tropical Leafwing common
  • Goatweed Leafwing 2
  • Hackberry Emperor
  • Empress Leilia common
  • Tawny Emperor superabundant
  • Gemmed Satyr 1
  • Carolina Satyr common
  • Monarch
  • Queen superabundant
  • Soldier common
  • Guava Skipper 1
  • Hammock Skipper 2
  • White-striped Longtail common
  • Zilpa Longtail
  • Long-tailed Skipper
  • Dorantes Longtail
  • Brown Longtail abundant
  • Coyote Cloudywing common
  • Potrillo Skipper 3
  • Falcate Skipper 2
  • Mimosa Skipper common
  • Acacia Skipper 1
  • Mazans Scallopwing common
  • Texas Powdered-Skipper 3
  • Sickle-winged Skipper abundant
  • Brown-banded Skipper
  • White-patched Skipper common
  • Horace's Duskywing
  • Mournful Duskywing
  • Funereal Duskywing
  • White Checkered-Skipper abundant
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper common
  • Desert Checkered-Skipper
  • Erichson's White-Skipper 7
  • Laviana White-Skipper abundant
  • Turk's-cap White-Skipper common
  • Common Sootywing 4
  • Saltbush Sootywing 3
  • Julia's Skipper
  • Fawn-spotted Skipper common
  • Clouded Skipper abundant
  • Southern Skipperling common
  • Fiery Skipper common
  • Whirlabout common
  • Southern Broken-Dash common
  • Sachem common
  • Common Mellana common
  • Nysa Roadside-Skipper 1
  • Celia's Roadside-Skipper 3
  • Eufala Skipper common
  • Olive-clouded Skipper
  • Brazilian Skipper
  • Obscure Skipper common
  • Ocola Skipper
  • Hecebolus Skipper 1
  • Purple-washed Skipper common
  • Violet-banded Skipper 3