Sighting for August 7, 2022

John Heyse

at home, Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

This has been a very big year for Cabbage Whites. It has also been a big year for Checkered Whites, which I had not recorded here before. It seems that the Checkered Whites like to perch, mostly on black mustard, whereas the cabbages perch briefly, if at all. When I see a white perching, almost always it’s a Checkered White.

  • Checkered White 2
  • Cabbage White 14
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 3