Sighting for May 16, 2015

Rob Santry

Illinois River Road near Selma, Oregon
Josephine County, OR

I photographed butterflies along the Illinois River Road which follows the designated Wild and Scenic Illinois River. There are two US designated wild and Scenic Rivers in Josephine County. The Rogue River and the Illinois River. The Illinois River is more remote and has a very diverse butterfly fauna. Eight Dollar Mountain is just west, across the river from the Illinois River Road and is another wonderful locale for butterfly photography. Today’s 23 species is a new high for me this year. Temps started cool, in the fifties and warmed to 69 degrees.

  • Anise Swallowtail 2
  • Indra Swallowtail 1
  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 6
  • Pale Swallowtail 12
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Gorgon Copper 5
  • California Hairstreak 2
  • Bramble Hairstreak 1
  • Moss' Elfin 2
  • Juniper Hairstreak 6
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Dotted Blue 9
  • Acmon Blue 1
  • Northern Checkerspot 15
  • Field Crescent 1
  • Mylitta Crescent 3
  • Variable Checkerspot 8
  • California Tortoiseshell 1
  • Lorquin's Admiral 3
  • Common Ringlet 10
  • Northern Cloudywing 1
  • Propertius Duskywing 12
  • Columbian Skipper 4

Moss' Elfin

Juniper Hairstreak