Sighting for April 1, 2016

Brett Badeaux

Santa Margarita River Preserve
San Diego County, CA

Clear, mid 60’s from 11:30 to 3:30
Has a trail going uphill into sage scrub that eventually ends at an Avocado grove, unsure if officially part of the Preserve. That is where I saw the Checkerspots and the numerous Dainty Sulphurs.

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 6
  • Checkered White 14
  • Cabbage White 10
  • Sara Orangetip 40+
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Dainty Sulphur 25
  • Gray Hairstreak 3
  • Spring Azure 3
  • Acmon Blue 2
  • Fatal Metalmark 5
  • Mormon Metalmark 30
  • Gabb's Checkerspot 2
  • Satyr Comma 5
  • American Lady 2
  • West Coast Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 3
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Lorquin's Admiral 20
  • California Sister 2
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Northern White-Skipper 1
  • Umber Skipper 11

Dainty Sulphur

Satyr Comma

Gabb's Checkerspot

Acmon Blue