November 2012 Sightings

Laura Gaudette

Windley Key Fossil Reef Geological State Park
Monroe County, FL

  • Florida Purplewing 1

Florida Purplewing

Florida Purplewing

Linda Cooper

National Butterfly Center gardens
Hidalgo County, TX

Fresh individual found late in the day by Mark and Holly Salvato. Photo by Linda F. Cooper

  • Gold-spotted Aguna 1

Gold-spotted Aguna

Linda Cooper

Estero Llano Grande
Hidalgo County, TX

Short visit to search for Evans’ Skipper (no luck) but we did find a fresh Guava Skipper. Buck and Linda Cooper; photo by Linda F. Cooper

  • Guava Skipper 1

Guava Skipper

Guava Skipper

Linda Cooper

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Cameron County, TX

Just a short 2 hour visit to search for Red-crescent Scrub-Hairstreak (no luck) found an unexpected Theona Checkerspot. Linda and Buck Cooper. photos by Linda F. Cooper

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Southern Dogface 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur common
  • Large Orange Sulphur common
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue common
  • Rounded Metalmark 2
  • Blue Metalmark 3
  • Walker's Metalmark 3
  • American Snout few
  • Elada Crescent 2
  • Pale-banded Crescent 1
  • Vesta Crescent 1
  • Phaon Crescent 2
  • Band-celled Sister 1
  • Mexican Bluewing 10
  • Carolina Satyr 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Queen few
  • White-striped Longtail 1
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Brown Longtail 5
  • Mimosa Skipper 1
  • Fawn-spotted Skipper few
  • Clouded Skipper few
  • Fiery Skipper common
  • Southern Broken-Dash common
  • Sachem common
  • Common Mellana few
  • Eufala Skipper common
  • Ocola Skipper common

Mexican Bluewing

Band-celled Sister

White-striped Longtail

Theona Checkerspot

Craig Marks

western Cameron Parish
Cameron Parish, LA

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Great Southern White 7
  • Cloudless Sulphur 18
  • Little Yellow common
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 3
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 5
  • Ceraunus Blue 7
  • Gulf Fritillary abundant
  • Phaon Crescent abundant
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • Red Admiral 3
  • Common Buckeye 15
  • Monarch 15
  • Queen 3
  • Long-tailed Skipper 10
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper common
  • Neamathla Skipper 2
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Southern Skipperling 2
  • Fiery Skipper 8
  • Sachem 1
  • Bay Skipper 3
  • Eufala Skipper 3
  • Salt Marsh Skipper common
  • Obscure Skipper common
  • Ocola Skipper abundant

Bart Jones

Bible Hill
Decatur County, TN

A warm day in the low 80s brought out a surprising number of butterflies, especially after several frosts.

  • Checkered White 1
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Little Yellow 9
  • Sleepy Orange 12
  • Dainty Sulphur 25
  • Gray Hairstreak 7
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 6
  • Variegated Fritillary 3
  • Pearl Crescent 15
  • Common Buckeye 24
  • Clouded Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 11
  • Sachem 18
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Vince Plogar

South Mnt. Park and Hook Mnt. Hawk Watch
Rockland County, NY

Nov. 3rd 1- Red Admiral in sunny meadow on south side of the mountain.
Nov. 4th 1- Am. Lady at Hook Mnt. Hawk Watch site. Photos bt Felicia Napier

  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1

American Lady

American Lady

Tom Palmer

Walkinwater
Polk County, FL

Some of roadsides recently mowed

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 2
  • Great Southern White 5
  • Cloudless Sulphur 5
  • Little Yellow 10
  • Dainty Sulphur 38
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 22
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Zebra Heliconian 3
  • Phaon Crescent 10
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • White Peacock 23
  • Viceroy 3
  • Carolina Satyr 21
  • Queen 2
  • Long-tailed Skipper 5
  • Dorantes Longtail 38
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Southern Skipperling 8
  • Fiery Skipper 4
  • Whirlabout 2
  • Ocola Skipper 73

Jim Wilkinson

Carroll Park
Baltimore city, MD

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1

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

Robert Grosek

Vestal side of Murphy's Island
Broome County, NY

  • Orange Sulphur 1

David Morris

Mitchell Canyon, Mt Diablo State Park
Contra Costa County, CA

Usually see them in January, so I guess this is early

  • Red Admiral 1

Gary Tetzlaff

Oak St. W Leamington, near Point Pelee
Essex County, incl. Windsor & Twp of Pelee, ON

Forwarded from the Ontario Google Group by Don Davis.

  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1

Warren A. Jacobs

Stratford Rd Collegeville
Montgomery County, PA

a little bit of a surprise after the hurricane and the hard freeze

  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1

Red-banded Hairstreak

Gary Tetzlaff

Seacliff Park near Point Pelee
Essex County, incl. Windsor & Twp of Pelee, ON

Forwarded from the Ontario Google Group by Don Davis.

  • Variegated Fritillary 1

Tom Lewis, David Oakley, Charles Mills

Lake Millwood State Park (west/upstream side of earthen dam)
Little River County, AR

Charles Mills has been seeing rare (for Arkansas) blues in the SW corner of Arkansas. Tom Lewis and David Oakley met Charles at Lake Millwood dam for a quick look on a cool windy day. 6 Ceraunus Blues and 8 Western Pygmy-Blues were seen all of them were seen on Corps of Engineers property beginning just outside of Millwood State Park. Charles has also seen Reakirt’s Blues at this location.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Orange Sulphur 50
  • Little Yellow 5
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Dainty Sulphur 20
  • Gray Hairstreak 7
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 8
  • Ceraunus Blue 6
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • American Snout 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 40
  • Variegated Fritillary 12
  • Silvery Checkerspot 1
  • Phaon Crescent 25
  • American Lady 2
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 25
  • Monarch 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 15
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Sachem 2
  • Eufala Skipper 2

Tom Jantscher and Aaron Eckley

South Skunk River Access
Keokuk County, IA

Sightings recorded from 11:40 am - 12:45 pm.
Weather: 73°F-73°F, few clouds, windy
Habitat: Clover field and scrubby open area with mature woods along Skunk River valley hills and ridgetop

The near-record high temperatures brought out a few butterflies when the sun peeked out, including a not-too-common Cloudless Sulphur.

  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1

Tom Jantscher and Aaron Eckley

White Oak Conservation Area
Mahaska County, IA

Sightings recorded from 2:50 pm - 3:15 pm.
Weather: 73°F-73°F, mostly cloudy, windy
Habitat: Hilly open area with some brush among woods near dammed lake

One more Dainty Sulphur showed up in the near-record heat today.

  • Dainty Sulphur 1

Matthew O'Donnell

Blandy Farm/Virginia State Arboretum
Clarke County, VA

Two butterflies were still flying, about 60 degrees F this afternoon.

  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Question Mark 1

Mark Ellenbogen

Berkeley, California
Alameda County, CA

  • Gulf Fritillary 1

Alan Wormington, Gary Tetzlaff

Leamington/Point Pelee
Essex County, incl. Windsor & Twp of Pelee, ON

Forwarded from the Ontario Google Group by Don Davis. Late record for Fiery Skipper.

  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 15
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Common Buckeye 7
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 1

Andrew Block

sw. part off Springfield Blvd., Alley Pond Park,
Queens County, NY

  • Question Mark 1
  • Red Admiral 1

David L. Amadio

Backyard butterfly garden
Gloucester County, NJ

Most of today’s activity included a dish of ripe bananas & orange halves. Some remaining buddleia and lantana also visited.

  • Question Mark 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 4
  • Common Buckeye 1

Linda Cooper

National Butterfly Center gardens, Mission
Hidalgo County, TX

These are butterflies seen by us though others at the gardens may have seen ones we missed. The sailors are considered uncommon by regular. Isabella’s Heliconian is considered rare. Linda and Buck Cooper. Photos by Linda F. Cooper

  • Pipevine Swallowtail few
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Great Southern White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur few
  • Large Orange Sulphur common
  • Lyside Sulphur common
  • Tailed Orange 1
  • Little Yellow few
  • Mimosa Yellow few
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak few
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak few
  • Western Pygmy-Blue abundant
  • Cassius Blue few
  • Marine Blue few
  • Ceraunus Blue common
  • Reakirt's Blue 1
  • Fatal Metalmark few
  • American Snout common
  • Gulf Fritillary few
  • Isabella's Heliconian 1
  • Bordered Patch few
  • Elada Crescent few
  • Texan Crescent 1
  • Pale-banded Crescent 1
  • Phaon Crescent common
  • Question Mark 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral few
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • White Peacock 2
  • Mexican Bluewing few
  • Blue-eyed Sailor 2
  • Common Mestra few
  • Guatemalan Cracker 2
  • Empress Leilia 1
  • Tawny Emperor common
  • Monarch 2
  • Queen common
  • Soldier 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 2
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Brown Longtail few
  • White Checkered-Skipper few
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper few
  • Clouded Skipper few
  • Southern Skipperling few
  • Fiery Skipper common
  • Whirlabout 1
  • Southern Broken-Dash common
  • Sachem common
  • Common Mellana 1
  • Eufala Skipper few
  • Ocola Skipper few
  • Purple-washed Skipper few

Blue-eyed Sailor

Blue-eyed Sailor

Isabella's Heliconian

Blue-eyed Sailor

John David Cowsar Jr

Cresent Bend Natue Park, Cibolo
Guadalupe County, TX

White-striped Longtail found nectaring near bank of Cibolo Creek

  • White-striped Longtail 1

White-striped Longtail

Rich Kelly, Al Lindberg, Steve Rosenthal

Stillwell Woods Preserve and adjacent ballfields, Woodbury
Nassau County, NY

After a hurricane and a snowstorm, sunny with temps. in mid 60s
Several anglewings and the one red admiral that afforded close looks all looked very fresh.

  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Question Mark 5
  • Red Admiral 3

Jim Wilkinson

Terrapin Nature Park
Queen Anne's County, MD

Late Cloudless Sulphur nectaring on honeysuckle (photo)

  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch 1

Cloudless Sulphur

Mark Schwartz

Teatown Lake Reservation, Ossining,
Westchester County, NY

  • Mourning Cloak 1

Linda Cooper

Old Port Isabel Road
Cameron County, TX

seen by Buck and Linda Cooper. Photo by Linda F. Cooper

  • Xami Hairstreak 1

Xami Hairstreak

Craig Marks

Cameron Prairie
Cameron Parish, LA

  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 4
  • Little Yellow 5
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • Phaon Crescent abundant
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Question Mark 3
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 10
  • Viceroy 1
  • Goatweed Leafwing 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper common
  • Least Skipper 5
  • Southern Skipperling 6
  • Fiery Skipper 11
  • Sachem 1
  • Ocola Skipper abundant

Craig Marks

Lacassine Pool
Cameron Parish, LA

  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Little Yellow 3
  • Sleepy Orange 5
  • Ceraunus Blue 3
  • Gulf Fritillary 5-10
  • Common Buckeye abundant
  • Viceroy 1
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper common
  • Least Skipper 7
  • Fiery Skipper common
  • Ocola Skipper abundant

Steven Rosenthal, Steve Walter

roadside at West End, Jones Beach State Park
Nassau County, NY

found by Steve W. ca 10 am after we had seen our fill of visiting red and white-winged crossbills. Temp. no more than 50 degrees.

  • Common Buckeye 1

Gary Tetzlaff

Shoeless Joes Leamington, near Point Pelee
Essex County, incl. Windsor & Twp of Pelee, ON

  • Common Buckeye 2

Linda Cooper

National Butterfly Center gardens, Mission
Hidalgo County, TX

Photos by Linda F. Cooper. Very fresh Malachite seen by many people was found by Tom Bentley. Fresh Lantana Scrub-Hairstreak. Mourning Cloaks worn. Female Curve-winged Metalmark seen only briefly and no photo obtained.

  • Red-crescent Scrub-Hairstreak 1
  • Lantana Scrub-Hairstreak 1
  • Curve-winged Metalmark 1
  • Mourning Cloak 2
  • Malachite 1

Malachite

Lantana Scrub-Hairstreak

Mourning Cloak

Dave Hanson

10 mile radius adjacent to Texas Hwy 4, Boca Chica Boulevard, east of Brownsville, TX, at Loma Alta off Hwy 511, and at Sabal Palm Sanctuary
Cameron County, TX

  • Great Southern White 4
  • Southern Dogface 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Large Orange Sulphur 2
  • Lyside Sulphur 1
  • Little Yellow 100+
  • Silver-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Xami Hairstreak 5
  • Clytie Ministreak 5
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 8
  • Ceraunus Blue 50+
  • Fatal Metalmark 11
  • Rounded Metalmark 2
  • American Snout 2
  • Theona Checkerspot 2
  • Bordered Patch 1
  • Elada Crescent 4
  • Pale-banded Crescent 1
  • Vesta Crescent 50+
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • White Peacock 10+
  • Mexican Bluewing 2
  • Tawny Emperor 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Queen 8
  • Brown Longtail 14
  • Acacia Skipper 1
  • Mazans Scallopwing 2
  • Sickle-winged Skipper 20+
  • White-patched Skipper 6
  • White Checkered-Skipper 20+
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 20+
  • Laviana White-Skipper 5
  • Turk's-cap White-Skipper 1
  • Saltbush Sootywing 1
  • Julia's Skipper 2
  • Fawn-spotted Skipper 50+
  • Clouded Skipper 10+
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Southern Broken-Dash 3
  • Common Mellana 2
  • Celia's Roadside-Skipper 1
  • Eufala Skipper 4
  • Obscure Skipper 200+
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Acacia Skipper

Saltbush Sootywing

Saltbush Sootywing

Gary Tetzlaff

Leamington
Essex County, incl. Windsor & Twp of Pelee, ON

Forwarded from the Ontario Google Group by Don Davis.

  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1

Common Buckeye

Linda Cooper

National Butterfly Center gardens, Mission
Hidalgo County, TX

Photo by Linda F. Cooper. Female Silver Emperor was very fresh, Seen by many people.

  • Silver Emperor 1

Silver Emperor

Silver Emperor

Linda Cooper

Edinburg Wetlands World Birding Center
Hidalgo County, TX

Photo by Linda F. Cooper. Found by Dan Hardy. Seen by Linda Hardy, Steve Moore, Barbara Volke, Buck and Linda Cooper

  • East Mexican White-Skipper 1

East Mexican White-Skipper

East Mexican White-Skipper

East Mexican White-Skipper

TLA Nature Group

Falcon State Park butterfly garden
Starr County, TX

Amongst many Queens, one leucistic individual. Photo by S. Layten

  • Queen 1

Queen

Alan Wormington, J. Michael Tate

Leamington/Hillman Marsh
Essex County, incl. Windsor & Twp of Pelee, ON

Forwarded from the Ontario Google Group by Don Davis. Dainty Sulphurs are a late record for Ontario and possibly the first November record.

  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Dainty Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Common Buckeye 1

Bart Jones

Eagle Lake WMA
Shelby County, TN

  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 5
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Dainty Sulphur 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Phaon Crescent 2
  • Pearl Crescent 7
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 6

Linda Cooper

near Boca Chica
Cameron County, TX

Fresh Saltbush Sootywing found previous day. This individual was worn. Field guides do not indicate them flying this late in the year. Found by Dave Hanson and seen by Steve Moore, Barbara Volke, Buck and Linda Cooper. Photos by Linda F. Cooper

  • Great Southern White common
  • Little Yellow common
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 3
  • Clytie Ministreak 8
  • Western Pygmy-Blue abundant
  • Ceraunus Blue few
  • Fatal Metalmark 2
  • Blue Metalmark 1
  • American Snout 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Theona Checkerspot 1
  • Vesta Crescent common
  • Phaon Crescent few
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Tawny Emperor 1
  • Queen few
  • Mazans Scallopwing 1
  • Sickle-winged Skipper 3
  • White-patched Skipper 4
  • Saltbush Sootywing 1
  • Pale-rayed Skipper 4
  • Julia's Skipper few
  • Eufala Skipper few
  • Obscure Skipper abundant

Saltbush Sootywing

Saltbush Sootywing

Kevin Hintsa

Miller-Knox Regional Shoreline, Richmond
Contra Costa County, CA

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1

Andrew Block

124 Beedy Rd., Jay,
Franklin County, ME

  • Clouded Sulphur 1

Matthew O'Donnell

Green Spring Gardens
Fairfax County, VA

I noticed two Colias sulphurs flying over some sunny, grassy areas.

  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1

David L. Amadio

Backyard butterfly garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

Temperatures near 60 degrees today brought some butterflies out of hiding.

  • Question Mark 1
  • Red Admiral 4

Matthew O'Donnell

Blandy Farm/Virginia State Arboretum
Clarke County, VA

  • Orange Sulphur 2

Tom Palmer

John Stretch Park
Palm Beach County, FL

This is same site where I found 13 Cuban Crescents in November 2009.

  • Great Southern White 24
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Julia Heliconian 1
  • Zebra Heliconian 21
  • Cuban Crescent 1
  • Pearl Crescent 16
  • Red Admiral 3
  • White Peacock 17
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Clouded Skipper 5
  • Ocola Skipper 7

Cuban Crescent

Kevin Hintsa

Redwood Regional Park in the Oakland hills
Contra Costa County, CA

  • Red Admiral 6

Red Admiral

Dave Hanson

National Butterfly Center
Hidalgo County, TX

A nice way to end November. The Rusty-tipped page (rare and new for a lot of us) was an early Christmas gift. First spotted and thankfully photographed by a novice visitor who asked me if I knew what the fuzzy photo was of … then (as you can imagine) a mad search and I finally found it in a different location. It stayed for over an hour and lots of folks came to see it. Also present was Rusty’s only other U.S. relative: a Malachite.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Checkered White 1
  • Great Southern White 1
  • Southern Dogface 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Large Orange Sulphur 4
  • Lyside Sulphur 4
  • Tailed Orange 1
  • Little Yellow 12
  • Mimosa Yellow 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 6
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 10+
  • Ceraunus Blue 20+
  • Fatal Metalmark 2
  • American Snout 20+
  • Gulf Fritillary 5
  • Bordered Patch 2
  • Texan Crescent 1
  • Vesta Crescent 2
  • Phaon Crescent 10+
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 20+
  • White Peacock 1
  • Malachite 2
  • Rusty-tipped Page 1
  • Mexican Bluewing 2
  • Common Mestra 2
  • Guatemalan Cracker 2
  • Empress Leilia 1
  • Tawny Emperor 10+
  • Monarch 7
  • Queen 30+
  • Soldier 1
  • Fawn-spotted Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper 2
  • Southern Skipperling 10+
  • Fiery Skipper 20+
  • Whirlabout 2
  • Southern Broken-Dash 2
  • Sachem 3
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Malachite

Rusty-tipped Page

Rusty-tipped Page

Linda and Buck Cooper

National Butterfly Center gardens, Mission
Hidalgo County, TX

Rusty-tipped Page! This was the icing on the cake at the end of our six week stay in Mission. This was a first for the NBC gardens. My photos were taken shortly after 4 p.m., up in a Guajillo tree. It was found by a Canadian couple visiting the gardens for the first time and identified by Dave Hanson. Also in the gardens - two Malachites and two Guatemalan Crackers. Linda and Buck Cooper. Photos by Linda F. Cooper

  • Rusty-tipped Page 1

Rusty-tipped Page

Rusty-tipped Page

Rusty-tipped Page

Robert Behrstock

Behrstock/LeMay yard, W of Hwy 92, Hereford
Cochise County, AZ

Butterfly garden, SE foot of Huachuca Mts, 5,010’ elev at oak-grassland interface. Nectar plants: Dalea (2 spp), Salvia (several spp), Aster, Lantana (2 spp), Cosmos, Gaillardia, Tithonia (2 spp), Gaura, Milkweed (2 spp), Verbena, and Chocolate Flower. Common/White Checkered-Skippers not differentiated.

  • Checkered White 2
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Southern Dogface common
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Mexican Yellow common
  • Tailed Orange common
  • Sleepy Orange commonom
  • Dainty Sulphur common
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Leda Ministreak common
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 1
  • Marine Blue 4
  • Ceraunus Blue common
  • Reakirt's Blue common
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Acmon Blue 1
  • American Snout 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 5
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Texan Crescent 5
  • American Lady common
  • Painted Lady common
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Monarch 2
  • Queen commonom
  • Funereal Duskywing common
  • Common Checkered-Skipper common