Sighting for November 5, 2012

Linda Cooper

National Butterfly Center gardens, Mission
Hidalgo County, TX

Not a complete list of butterflies but enough to make you wish you were here. Isabella’a Heliconian found by Mark and Holly Salvato but not photographed by me because we were sitting in a restaurant having lunch when it appeared briefly. Buck and Linda Cooper. Photos by Linda F. Cooper

  • Pipevine Swallowtail common
  • Giant Swallowtail common
  • Great Southern White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Southern Dogface common
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Large Orange Sulphur common
  • Lyside Sulphur common
  • Tailed Orange 2
  • Little Yellow common
  • Mimosa Yellow few
  • Sleepy Orange few
  • Gray Hairstreak few
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak few
  • Western Pygmy-Blue abundant
  • Ceraunus Blue common
  • Reakirt's Blue 1
  • American Snout abundant
  • Gulf Fritillary common
  • Julia Heliconian 2
  • Isabella's Heliconian 1
  • Variegated Fritillary few
  • Mexican Fritillary 1
  • Bordered Patch few
  • Elada Crescent few
  • Texan Crescent 1
  • Vesta Crescent few
  • Phaon Crescent common
  • Question Mark 1
  • American Lady few
  • Painted Lady few
  • Red Admiral few
  • Common Buckeye few
  • White Peacock 1
  • Malachite 2-3
  • Mexican Bluewing 2
  • Common Mestra few
  • Guatemalan Cracker 2
  • Empress Leilia 1
  • Tawny Emperor abundant
  • Monarch common
  • Queen common
  • Soldier few
  • White-striped Longtail 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper few
  • Dorantes Longtail few
  • Brown Longtail common
  • Sickle-winged Skipper 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper common
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper common
  • Laviana White-Skipper common
  • Common Sootywing 1
  • Julia's Skipper few
  • Fawn-spotted Skipper common
  • Clouded Skipper common
  • Southern Skipperling common
  • Fiery Skipper common
  • Southern Broken-Dash common
  • Sachem common
  • Common Mellana common
  • Eufala Skipper common
  • Ocola Skipper common
  • Purple-washed Skipper 1
  • Violet-banded Skipper 1

Malachite

Julia Heliconian

Violet-banded Skipper

Mexican Fritillary