Sighting for May 26, 2014

Rob Santry

Warner Mountains Tour including the Surprise Valley
Modoc County, CA

Dennis Holmes, Ray Bruun, Joe & Jen Smith, and I drove through far northeastern California’s Surprise Valley and Warner Mountains to do a preliminary butterfly census before we do a NABA Count at this wonderful and remote part of California. We finished up on the Fandango Pass, right through the heart of the Warner Mountains.

  • Anise Swallowtail 1
  • Pale Swallowtail 1
  • Becker's White 1
  • Checkered White 3
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Queen Alexandra's Sulphur 20
  • Gorgon Copper 1
  • Purplish Copper 3
  • Juniper Hairstreak 9
  • Arrowhead Blue 3
  • Silvery Blue 2
  • Melissa Blue 5
  • Greenish Blue 4
  • Boisduval's Blue Common
  • Acmon Blue 1
  • Lupine Blue 3
  • Coronis Fritillary 5
  • Northern Checkerspot 6
  • Field Crescent 3
  • Mylitta Crescent 1
  • Variable Checkerspot 20
  • California Tortoiseshell 1
  • Milbert's Tortoiseshell 2
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Common Ringlet 10
  • Monarch 1
  • Two-banded Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Juba Skipper 8

Queen Alexandra's Sulphur

Melissa Blue