Sighting for December 17, 2016

Karl and Dorothy Legler

National Butterfly Center
Hidalgo County, TX

55 species. About 3 hours. Approaching 90 degrees. South wind. Great variety but we couldn’t spend as much time as we wanted to. Highlights were male Pavon Emperor, Blomfild’s Beauty, Mexican Fritillary, Malachite, Mexican Blue-wing, Red-bordered Pixies, Pale-banded Crescents, Dusky-blue Groundstreak, Julia and Zebra Helliconians, Tropical Leafwings, Crimson Patch and Mexican Yellow. Unfortunately this was the last day before a big dose of cold weather.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Checkered White 1
  • Southern Dogface 4
  • Cloudless Sulphur common
  • Large Orange Sulphur common
  • Lyside Sulphur common
  • Mexican Yellow 1
  • Tailed Orange 3
  • Little Yellow common
  • Mimosa Yellow 1
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 5
  • Dusky-blue Groundstreak 2
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 2
  • Ceraunus Blue common
  • Reakirt's Blue 2
  • Red-bordered Pixie 3
  • American Snout common
  • Gulf Fritillary 6
  • Julia Heliconian 5
  • Zebra Heliconian 7
  • Mexican Fritillary 1
  • Bordered Patch 1
  • Crimson Patch 2
  • Texan Crescent 2
  • Pale-banded Crescent 6
  • Phaon Crescent common
  • Question Mark 1
  • Red Admiral 7
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • White Peacock common
  • Malachite 1
  • Mexican Bluewing 2
  • Common Mestra common
  • Blomfild's Beauty 1
  • Tropical Leafwing 8
  • Empress Leilia 1
  • Tawny Emperor 2
  • Pavon Emperor 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Queen common
  • Soldier 1
  • Brown Longtail 3
  • White-patched Skipper 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper 4
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Laviana White-Skipper 4
  • Fawn-spotted Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper 4
  • Fiery Skipper 7
  • Sachem 2
  • Common Mellana 2
  • Eufala Skipper 7
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Pale-banded Crescent

Fawn-spotted Skipper

Blomfild's Beauty

Pavon Emperor