Sighting for December 21, 2021

Dennis Vollmar

National Butterfly Center
Hidalgo County, TX

9am to 4:30 pm. Sunny low 70s, no wind. Happened upon Dan Jones who guided me around and did most of the IDing. Counts are my best estimate.

  • Checkered White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Large Orange Sulphur 2
  • Lyside Sulphur 1
  • Little Yellow common
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 8
  • Lantana Scrub-Hairstreak 1
  • Dusky-blue Groundstreak 5
  • Clytie Ministreak 1
  • Gray Ministreak 2
  • Cassius Blue common
  • Ceraunus Blue 4
  • Reakirt's Blue 5
  • Fatal Metalmark 3
  • American Snout 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Mexican Silverspot 3
  • Julia Heliconian 1
  • Isabella's Heliconian 1
  • Zebra Heliconian 5
  • Bordered Patch 1
  • Texan Crescent 7
  • Pale-banded Crescent 1
  • Vesta Crescent 1
  • Phaon Crescent 5
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral common
  • Mexican Bluewing 2
  • Pavon Emperor 3
  • Carolina Satyr 4
  • Monarch common
  • Queen common
  • Soldier common
  • Dorantes Longtail common
  • Brown Longtail common
  • Two-barred Flasher 1
  • Potrillo Skipper 1
  • Mazans Scallopwing 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper common
  • White Checkered-Skipper common
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper common
  • Laviana White-Skipper common
  • Clouded Skipper abundant
  • Double-dotted Skipper 1
  • Southern Skipperling common
  • Whirlabout common
  • Sachem common
  • Common Mellana 2
  • Eufala Skipper 2
  • Ocola Skipper common
  • Purple-washed Skipper 3

Cloudless Sulphur

Laviana White-Skipper

Isabella's Heliconian

Isabella's Heliconian

Lyside Sulphur

Mazans Scallopwing

Mexican Bluewing

Mexican Silverspot

Painted Lady

Pale-banded Crescent

Purple-washed Skipper

Two-barred Flasher

Texan Crescent

White Checkered-Skipper

Vesta Crescent

American Snout

Reakirt's Blue

Pavon Emperor

Pavon Emperor

Pavon Emperor

Potrillo Skipper

Reakirt's Blue

Mexican Silverspot

Isabella's Heliconian

Lantana Scrub-Hairstreak

Brown Longtail

Common Mellana

Fatal Metalmark

Dusky-blue Groundstreak

Gray Hairstreak

Clytie Ministreak

Dorantes Longtail

Bordered Patch