Sighting for November 3, 2014

Linda Cooper

Falcon Heights, Falcon State Park
Starr County, TX

Way Out West field trip for the Texas Butterfly Festival. R Ahrens, E Barry, D Dodd, V Dodd, B Driscoll, W Miller, M Sandell, C Sandell, S Vaughn, L Rivera, B Cooper, L Cooper. Weather: 85°, very windy. We recorded 68 species on the festival field trip. This also included 4 Nov when B & L Cooper returned to the same sites plus Roma World Birding Center and Rio Grande City RR tracks with S Moore, B Volke, T Gagnon, and others. Pearly-gray Hairstreak was our #200 LRGV butterfly. Three species added this day. Weather was the same except stronger winds and slightly cooler temps as a front approached with lots of clouds.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Black Swallowtail
  • Giant Swallowtail
  • Checkered White 1
  • Southern Dogface common
  • Cloudless Sulphur
  • Large Orange Sulphur common
  • Lyside Sulphur
  • Tailed Orange
  • Little Yellow
  • Mimosa Yellow 1
  • Sleepy Orange
  • Dainty Sulphur
  • Great Purple Hairstreak 2
  • Telea Hairstreak 1
  • Silver-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Red-crescent Scrub-Hairstreak 3
  • Lacey's Scrub-Hairstreak 4
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak
  • Lantana Scrub-Hairstreak 2
  • Dusky-blue Groundstreak 1
  • Pearly-gray Hairstreak 1
  • Clytie Ministreak 1
  • Western Pygmy-Blue
  • Ceraunus Blue abundant
  • Reakirt's Blue
  • Fatal Metalmark
  • Rounded Metalmark
  • Red-bordered Pixie
  • American Snout
  • Gulf Fritillary
  • Variegated Fritillary 3
  • Theona Checkerspot abundant
  • Bordered Patch
  • Elada Crescent
  • Vesta Crescent
  • Phaon Crescent common
  • Pearl Crescent
  • American Lady
  • Red Admiral
  • White Peacock common
  • Common Mestra
  • Red Rim 1
  • Tropical Leafwing 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Empress Leilia
  • Tawny Emperor
  • Monarch
  • Queen abundant
  • Zilpa Longtail 1
  • Brown Longtail
  • Two-barred Flasher 1
  • Coyote Cloudywing 2
  • Sickle-winged Skipper
  • White-patched Skipper
  • Funereal Duskywing
  • White Checkered-Skipper
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper
  • Desert Checkered-Skipper
  • Erichson's White-Skipper 1
  • Laviana White-Skipper
  • Julia's Skipper
  • Fawn-spotted Skipper
  • Clouded Skipper
  • Southern Skipperling
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Sachem
  • Celia's Roadside-Skipper
  • Eufala Skipper
  • Olive-clouded Skipper

Pearly-gray Hairstreak

Telea Hairstreak

Lantana Scrub-Hairstreak

Lacey's Scrub-Hairstreak

Silver-banded Hairstreak

Erichson's White-Skipper

Red Rim

Two-barred Flasher

Great Purple Hairstreak