Sighting for October 26, 2015

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Estero Llano Grande State Park in Weslaco.
Hidalgo County, TX

In Weslaco on Saturday, Oct 24 we had a day of torrential rains and flash flooding, that totaled 9 1/2 inches! We doubted that butterflies could survive such a prolonged downpour. We also expected flowers to be decimated. But on Monday when we went to the park we were amazed to find not only the same butterflies on the same flowers but even more butterflies than before! Butterflies are tough bugs!

  • Giant Swallowtail 3
  • Great Southern White 1
  • Southern Dogface 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 12
  • Large Orange Sulphur 7
  • Lyside Sulphur 1
  • Little Yellow 2
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 2
  • Rounded Metalmark 1
  • American Snout 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Bordered Patch 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • White Peacock 7
  • Malachite 1
  • Tawny Emperor 1
  • Queen 11
  • Soldier 3
  • White-striped Longtail 1
  • Brown Longtail 5
  • Two-barred Flasher 1
  • Sickle-winged Skipper 5
  • Mournful Duskywing 2
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 12
  • Laviana White-Skipper 7
  • Fawn-spotted Skipper 4
  • Fiery Skipper 30
  • Whirlabout 4
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1
  • Sachem 4
  • Eufala Skipper 9
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Great Southern White

Malachite

Southern Dogface