Sighting for October 29, 2016

Rich Kostecke

Hornsby Bend
Travis County, TX

Most butterflies nectaring on Cowpen Daisy. I had possible Julia’s and Swarthy skippers, but am not 100% on those ids. The checkered-skippers listed are more accurately classified as Common/White Checkered-skippers.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 5
  • Giant Swallowtail 2
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Southern Dogface 10
  • Cloudless Sulphur 12
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 1
  • Tailed Orange 2
  • Little Yellow 2
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 3
  • Dusky-blue Groundstreak 2
  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • Fatal Metalmark 1
  • American Snout 15
  • Gulf Fritillary 4
  • Julia Heliconian 10
  • Zebra Heliconian 5
  • Texan Crescent 2
  • Vesta Crescent 1
  • Phaon Crescent 3
  • Pearl Crescent 37
  • Question Mark 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 9
  • Common Buckeye 9
  • Common Mestra 213
  • Goatweed Leafwing 2
  • Hackberry Emperor 2
  • Tawny Emperor 4
  • Monarch 7
  • Queen 25
  • White-striped Longtail 21
  • Sickle-winged Skipper 9
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 8
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Laviana White-Skipper 4
  • Turk's-cap White-Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper 77
  • Fiery Skipper 11
  • Sachem 20
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 1
  • Eufala Skipper 14
  • Ocola Skipper 4

Bordered Patch

American Snout

Cloudless Sulphur

Broad-winged Skipper

Common Buckeye

Common Mestra

Common Mestra

Giant Swallowtail

Large Orange Sulphur

Julia Heliconian

Hackberry Emperor

Question Mark

Monarch

Southern Dogface

Ocola Skipper

Sickle-winged Skipper

Laviana White-Skipper

Texan Crescent

Tailed Orange

Pipevine Swallowtail

Turk's-cap White-Skipper

Zebra Heliconian

White-striped Longtail