Sighting for April 28, 2014

Rob Santry

Canyons and washes east of Big Pine in Eastern California's Owen's Valley
Inyo County, CA

In four years of trying to photograph the Small Blue, this is the first time I’ve seen them flying! This species can skip eclosing multiple years due to drought and this part of California has been in severe drought for years.

  • Becker's White 6
  • Checkered White 4
  • Pearly Marble 1
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 2
  • Dotted Blue 2
  • Small Blue 5
  • Silvery Blue 3
  • Acmon Blue 1
  • Sagebrush Checkerspot 6
  • Painted Lady 40
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 4
  • Mojave Sootywing 1

Sagebrush Checkerspot

Small Blue