Sighting for October 6, 2016

Brett Badeaux

Cactus Springs Trail - Santa Rosa Wilderness
Riverside County, CA

Full sun, very pleasant weather. I was here from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM between elevation 3200’ to 3900’. Beautiful mountainous desert wilderness. Unsure when it last rained here, it seemed very dry away from the creeks, yet there were a few late brood desert flyers out. Jubas were in an open area before the trailhead.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • California Dogface 5
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Great Purple Hairstreak 2
  • Juniper Hairstreak 7
  • Gray Hairstreak 4
  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • Dotted Blue 7
  • Mormon Metalmark 40
  • Variable Checkerspot 6
  • Painted Lady 3
  • California Sister 35
  • Queen 1
  • Mournful Duskywing 2
  • Funereal Duskywing 3
  • White Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Northern White-Skipper 16
  • Juba Skipper 2
  • California Giant-Skipper 16

California Giant-Skipper

Juba

Variable Checkerspot

Great Purple Hairstreak

Great Purple Hairstreak

Black Swallowtail