Sighting for March 13, 2017

Brett Badeaux

Silverado Canyon and Bedford Peak trail
Orange County, CA

Full sun 62-80f. The checkerspots were final instar larvae. Also seen: one female of the rarely sighted day flying silkmoth Walters’ saturnia moth

  • Anise Swallowtail 2
  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Pale Swallowtail 9
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Sara Orangetip common
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • California Dogface 4
  • Bramble Hairstreak 9
  • Brown Elfin 8
  • Sonoran Blue 2-3
  • Silvery Blue 25+
  • Acmon Blue 3
  • Mormon Metalmark 10
  • Variable Checkerspot 7
  • Painted Lady 6
  • Propertius Duskywing 3
  • Funereal Duskywing common

Silvery Blue

Variable Checkerspot caterpillar