Sighting for October 23, 2016

Rich Kostecke

Cibolo Bluffs Preserve
Comal County, TX

Led field trip to The Nature Conservancy’s Cibolo Bluffs Preserve. Spent from 0830-1345 on the preserve, covering about 4.5 miles. Greatest activity was at stands of Cowpen Daisy. Common Checkered-skippers listed are more accurately classified as Common/White Checkered-skippers.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Southern Dogface 7
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Tailed Orange 1
  • Little Yellow 5
  • Sleepy Orange 36
  • Dainty Sulphur 5
  • Gray Hairstreak 3
  • Reakirt's Blue 1
  • American Snout 4
  • Gulf Fritillary 7
  • Julia Heliconian 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 9
  • Bordered Patch 6
  • Texan Crescent 1
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 7
  • Common Mestra 60
  • Tropical Leafwing 4
  • Gemmed Satyr 6
  • Monarch 18
  • Queen 8
  • Funereal Duskywing 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 4
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Turk's-cap White-Skipper 1
  • Julia's Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper 3
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Sachem 13
  • Orange-headed Roadside-Skipper 8
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Common Checkered-Skipper

Sachem

Gulf Fritillary

Julia Heliconian

Tropical Leafwing

Turk's-cap White-Skipper

Tropical Checkered-Skipper

Sachem

Phaon Crescent

Queen

Julia's Skipper

Ocola Skipper

Tailed Orange