Sighting for May 31, 2014

Rob Santry

Cline Gulch BLM near the Historic gold mining town of French Gulch
Shasta County, CA

Dennis Holmes and I led a macro camera class on a butterfly outing to a well-known butterfly locale in the Redding Area. Callippe Fritillaries and Lindsey’s Skippers are just showing up. Last week I didn’t see either. Also, I had three first-of-season Rural Skippers.

  • Clodius Parnassian 5
  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Mustard White 1
  • Gray Marble 3
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Gorgon Copper 1
  • Spring Azure Abundant
  • Boisduval's Blue 1
  • Acmon Blue 4
  • Callippe Fritillary 10
  • Hydaspe Fritillary 2
  • Northern Checkerspot 10
  • Mylitta Crescent 6
  • Variable Checkerspot Abundant
  • California Tortoiseshell 18
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Lorquin's Admiral 6
  • California Sister Abundant
  • Common Ringlet 8
  • Propertius Duskywing 5
  • Lindsey's Skipper 6
  • Rural Skipper 3
  • Umber Skipper 2
  • Common Roadside-Skipper 1

Callippe Fritillary