Sighting for May 6, 2017

Ronald Hedden

McKittrick Canyon
Culberson County, TX

Poling’s Haistreak is rare and imperiled. Eight individuals were seen on the same milkweed plant.

Scarce Streaky-Skipper also occurs in this region, but it is difficult to distinguish from Common Streaky-Skipper.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Two-tailed Swallowtail 1
  • Southern Dogface 2
  • Lyside Sulphur 1
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Sleepy Orange 4
  • Dainty Sulphur 2
  • Great Purple Hairstreak 1
  • Poling's Hairstreak 8
  • Juniper Hairstreak common
  • Gray Hairstreak 7
  • Marine Blue abundant
  • Reakirt's Blue common
  • Variegated Fritillary common
  • Goatweed Leafwing 2
  • Canyonland Satyr 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Northern Cloudywing 1
  • Drusius Cloudywing 3
  • Common Streaky-Skipper 3
  • Edwards' Skipperling 3
  • Orange Skipperling 3

Two-tailed Swallowtail

Poling's Hairstreak

Poling's Hairstreak

Common Streaky-Skipper

Great Purple Hairstreak

Juniper Hairstreak

Drusius Cloudywing