Sighting for December 11, 2016

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge
Hidalgo County, TX

43 species. Number of individuals down but still pleasant species diversity. Highlights were ones shown in photo and many Common Mestras, Carolina Satyr,9 species of sulphurs, Checkered Whites, Brown-banded Skipper, Funereal Duskywing and Common Mellanas.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Checkered White 4
  • Southern Dogface 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Large Orange Sulphur 3
  • Lyside Sulphur 4
  • Mexican Yellow 3
  • Tailed Orange 2
  • Little Yellow 4
  • Mimosa Yellow 2
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 2
  • American Snout common
  • Gulf Fritillary 6
  • Zebra Heliconian 5
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Bordered Patch 1
  • Texan Crescent 3
  • Vesta Crescent 1
  • Phaon Crescent 5
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Red Admiral 15
  • White Peacock 10
  • Malachite 1
  • Common Mestra 18
  • Tawny Emperor 1
  • Carolina Satyr 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Queen 16
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Brown Longtail 1
  • Sickle-winged Skipper 2
  • Brown-banded Skipper 1
  • Funereal Duskywing 1
  • Laviana White-Skipper 4
  • Fawn-spotted Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 1
  • Sachem 1
  • Common Mellana 2
  • Eufala Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Variegated Fritillary

Malachite

Zebra Heliconian

Mexican Yellow