Sighting for October 18, 2016

Rich Kostecke

private ranch in the Davis Mountains
Jeff Davis County, TX

Spent the entire day surveying the ranch. Elevation 4000-5000+’. Covered about 6 miles, mostly in canyon bottom habitat, but spent some time in mid-elevation grassland and juniper-oak-pinyon woodland during the A.M. Common Checkered-Skippers more accurately classified as Common/White Checkered-skippers. Overall, big concentrations of butterflies at mudding sites.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 11
  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Checkered White 13
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Southern Dogface 18
  • Cloudless Sulphur 12
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 8
  • Lyside Sulphur 1
  • Mexican Yellow 10
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Sleepy Orange 528
  • Dainty Sulphur 48
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Marine Blue 1
  • Cyna Blue 1
  • Reakirt's Blue 13
  • Acmon Blue 2
  • Fatal Metalmark 4
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 6
  • Bordered Patch 3
  • Elada Crescent 1
  • Texan Crescent 3
  • Vesta Crescent 200
  • Painted Crescent 2
  • Question Mark 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • American Lady 6
  • Painted Lady 22
  • Red Admiral 13
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • California Sister 12
  • Tropical Leafwing 4
  • Goatweed Leafwing 3
  • Hackberry Emperor 6
  • Tawny Emperor 1
  • Canyonland Satyr 3
  • Monarch 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 118
  • Tropical Least Skipper 1
  • Orange Skipperling 19
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Sachem 9
  • Orange Giant-Skipper 1

Bordered Patch

California Sister

Question Mark

Sleepy Oranges

Tropical Leafwing

Texan Crescent

Tropical Least Skipper

Orange Giant-Skipper

Mourning Cloak

Orange-barred Sulphur

Fatal Metalmark

Canyonland Satyr

Marine Blue

Acmon Blue

Cyna Blue