Sighting for April 2, 2016

David H. Bartholomew

Sabino Canyon (Tucson)
Pima County, AZ

My wife and I always try to do this hike when we are in Tucson, taking the tram up to the turnaround and then walking down about 3 miles to enjoy the butterflies along the roadway and creek. A pleasant warm day with little wind. We had a good variety, but lesser quantity than what we are accustomed to at this location.

In addition to those listed a few small duskywings darting about, never stopping to rest.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 2
  • Two-tailed Swallowtail 5
  • Checkered White 2
  • Southern Dogface 6
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Mexican Yellow 7
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Dainty Sulphur 4
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Marine Blue 10
  • Spring Azure 12
  • Fatal Metalmark 1
  • American Snout 1
  • Elada Crescent 1
  • Texan Crescent 8
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Empress Leilia 3
  • Golden-headed Scallopwing 2
  • Arizona Powdered-Skipper 7
  • Erichson's White-Skipper 1
  • Common Streaky-Skipper 2

Arizona Powdered-Skipper

Common Streaky-Skipper

Erichson's White-Skipper

American Snout

Elada Crescent

Marine Blue

Dainty Sulphur