Sighting for March 31, 2015

John Gorey

Sycamore Canyon and California Gulch
Santa Cruz County, AZ

I walked Sycamore on Monday and saw one Blackened Bluewing. On Tuesday I walked California Gulch and saw 2 far down canyon and then another by one of the livestock pools on the road back. I spoke with another man on the way out who was looking for butterflies and he had seen one too! He was right by Pena Lake where the road turns to gravel. Something is going on there seems to be an influx this week.

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  • Pipevine Swallowtail abundant
  • Giant Swallowtail common
  • Two-tailed Swallowtail common
  • Checkered White common
  • Sara Orangetip 2
  • Mexican Yellow abundant
  • Mimosa Yellow 1
  • Sleepy Orange common
  • Dainty Sulphur abundant
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Leda Ministreak 1
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 4
  • Marine Blue 1
  • Reakirt's Blue common
  • Spring Azure common
  • Fatal Metalmark superabundant
  • American Snout abundant
  • Gulf Fritillary 10
  • Tiny Checkerspot abundant
  • Elada Crescent 5
  • Texan Crescent superabundant
  • Common Buckeye superabundant
  • Tropical Buckeye 1
  • Viceroy common
  • Blackened Bluewing 3
  • Tropical Leafwing 2
  • Empress Leilia common
  • Queen 5
  • Arizona Skipper 2
  • Acacia Skipper 3
  • Gold-costa Skipper 1
  • Golden-headed Scallopwing common
  • Arizona Powdered-Skipper 1
  • Meridian Duskywing 1
  • Mournful Duskywing common
  • White Checkered-Skipper common
  • Common Streaky-Skipper 2
  • Common Sootywing common
  • Tropical Least Skipper 4
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • White-barred Skipper common
  • Cestus Skipper 2
  • Sheep Skipper common
  • Bronze Roadside-Skipper 5
  • Texas Roadside-Skipper 1
  • Dotted Roadside-Skipper 3

Blackened Bluewing