Sighting for February 12, 2016

Estero Llano Grande Butterfly Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park in Weslaco
Hidalgo County, TX

80 degrees, full sun, and light breeze from the south, perfect. 22
participants found 34 species just before and during the walk.
A lucky few found a Guava Skipper in the parking lot on azureum just before
the walk (photo by Dorothy Legler). Other highlights were Silver-banded Hairstreak, White-patched
Skipper, and a Mexican Bluewing opening and closing its wings on a tree
trunk far away from the bait station.
Thanks to those who took photos that helped greatly with some
identifications. Thanks also to Mike Rickard, Ginny Musgrave, and Dave
Elder who helped locate, identify, and show butterflies to participants.
Butterfly walks are Fridays at 1:30, led by Rick Snider - Host Volunteer.

  • Southern Dogface
  • Cloudless Sulphur
  • Large Orange Sulphur
  • Lyside Sulphur
  • Little Yellow
  • Silver-banded Hairstreak
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak
  • Dusky-blue Groundstreak
  • Cassius Blue
  • American Snout
  • Gulf Fritillary
  • Phaon Crescent
  • Red Admiral
  • White Peacock
  • Mexican Bluewing
  • Carolina Satyr
  • Queen
  • Guava Skipper
  • Brown Longtail
  • White-patched Skipper
  • Funereal Duskywing
  • White Checkered-Skipper
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper
  • Laviana White-Skipper
  • Julia's Skipper
  • Fawn-spotted Skipper
  • Clouded Skipper
  • Southern Skipperling
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Whirlabout
  • Southern Broken-Dash
  • Sachem
  • Eufala Skipper

Guava Skipper