Sighting for July 29, 2012

Rob Santry

Drakesbad Guest Ranch - Lassen Volcanic National Park
Plumas County, CA

This locale is part of the Lassen NABA count circle and contains one of the largest mountain fen habitats in California. There is a reliable and robust colony of Great Spangled Fritillary in the main meadow. I also documented and counted butterflies in the Warner Valley, leading up to Drakesbad.

  • Clodius Parnassian 7
  • Pale Swallowtail 1
  • Pine White 1
  • Edith's Copper 1
  • Lilac-bordered Copper 1
  • Greenish Blue abundant
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 15
  • Zerene Fritillary 4
  • Great Basin Fritillary 22
  • Hydaspe Fritillary 15
  • Pacific Fritillary 3
  • Field Crescent 3
  • Lorquin's Admiral 2

Great Spangled Fritillary