Sighting for March 3, 2016

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Falcon State Park
Starr County, TX

Sunny and 100 degrees! Because of lack of rain and high temperature we didn’t have high expectations. But we were pleasantly surprised by the decent numbers and diversity of butterflies. (One reason is that the butterfly garden gets watered.) 32 species. Highlights were Texan Crescent and species shown in photos.

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Southern Dogface 3
  • Large Orange Sulphur 1
  • Lyside Sulphur 6
  • Little Yellow 5
  • Sleepy Orange 5
  • Dainty Sulphur 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 5
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 4
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 1
  • Reakirt's Blue 3
  • American Snout 3
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Elada Crescent 1
  • Texan Crescent 1
  • Vesta Crescent 1
  • Phaon Crescent common
  • American Lady 1
  • White-striped Longtail 1
  • Coyote Cloudywing 4
  • Texas Powdered-Skipper 1
  • White-patched Skipper 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper common
  • Desert Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Laviana White-Skipper common
  • Common Streaky-Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper common
  • Sachem 1
  • Eufala Skipper 5

Variegated Fritillary

White-patched Skipper

Common Streaky-Skipper

Texas Powdered-Skipper

White-striped Longtail

Coyote Cloudywing