Sighting for August 7, 2016

Ken Wilson

Tijuana River Valley Regional Park
San Diego County, CA

Partly Cloudy, upper 80s, no wind. The highlight of the day was watching a Anise Swallowtail & Western Tiger Swallowtail first engage in a bit of a scramble with the Anise being the agressor. Later, while in flight both floated ever so slowly in what appeared to be a dance or ritual of some sort. I had never witnessed this type of behavior but a friend tells me he has witnessed Western Tiger’s doing so in the past. One no ID Lady seen.

  • Anise Swallowtail 4
  • Giant Swallowtail 2
  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 7
  • Checkered White 2
  • Cabbage White 8
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Marine Blue common
  • Satyr Comma 1
  • Mourning Cloak 2
  • Lorquin's Admiral 1
  • Monarch 3
  • Fiery Skipper 4
  • Woodland Skipper 3

Anise Swallowtail, Western Tiger Swallowtail