Sighting for October 20, 2016

Brett Badeaux

Anza Borrego Desert State Park - Sentenac Cienega
San Diego County, CA

Full sun mid 80’s, quick afternoon visit from 3:00 to 4:20. Baccharis blooms were all expired. Impressed by number of Great Purple Hairstreak which were all in one patch of rabbitbrush.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Great Purple Hairstreak 5
  • Leda Ministreak 2
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 20+
  • Marine Blue 4
  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • Acmon Blue 1
  • Palmer's Metalmark 1
  • Mylitta Crescent 15+
  • Painted Lady 30+
  • West Coast Lady 4
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Monarch 2
  • Queen 20+
  • White Checkered-Skipper 6
  • Northern White-Skipper 2
  • Juba Skipper 1
  • California Giant-Skipper 2

Great Purple Hairstreak

Great Purple Hairstreak

West Coast Lady, Queen