Butterflies Seen

January 31, 2017
Trip Butterfly Report:

On our hunt for early Spring butterflies, not many butterflies were seen.  We saw about six Pipevine Swallowtails (Battus philenor), one Sulphur sp., about 20 Spring Azures (Celastrina ladon echo), and one American Snout (Libytheana carinenta) at Molino Basin.  On the way down we saw a Southern Dogface (Colias cesonia).  Weather was cool and slightly windy, warming at mid-day.  Water is flowing and manzanita is budding but not blooming yet.

October 29, 2016
Trip Butterfly Report:
  1. Pipevine Swallowtail
  2. Checkered White
  3. Cabbage White
  4. Orange Sulphur
  5. Southern Dogface
  6. Cloudless Sulphur
  7. Lyside Sulphur
  8. Mexican Yellow
  9. Tailed Orange
  10. Mimosa Yellow
  11. Sleepy Orange
  12. Dainty Sulphur
  13. Gray Hairstreak
  14. Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak
  15. Leda Ministreak
  16. Western Pygmy-Blue
  17. Marine Blue
  18. Ceraunus blue
  19. Reakirt’s Blue
  20. Acmon Blue
  21. Fatal Metalmark
  22. Palmer’s Metalmark
  23. American Snout
  24. Gulf Fritillary
  25. Variegated Fritillary
  26. Bordered Patch
  27. Tiny Checkerspot
  28. Texan Crescent
  29. Phaon Crescent
  30. American Lady
  31. Painted Lady
  32. Common buckeye
  33. ‘Dark’ Tropical Buckeye
  34. White Peacock
  35. Monarch
  36. Queen
  37. White-striped Longtail
  38. Long-tailed Skipper
  39. Dorantes Longtail
  40. White-patched Skipper
  41. Mournful Duskywing
  42. Funereal Duskywing
  43. White Checkered-Skipper
  44. Desert Checkered-Skipper
  45. Clouded Skipper
  46. Orange Skipperling
  47. Fiery Skipper
  48. Pahaska Skipper
  49. Eufala Skipper
October 8, 2016
Trip Butterfly Report:

On a sunny and mild day, the group walked downstream from the parking lot to the falls, a little over a mile, then back upstream to the parking lot. Fortunately, the predicted light rain and wind held off until the triip was ending back at the parking lot. 48 species of butterflies were observed by the group:

  1. Pipevine Swallowtail Battus philenor
  2. Giant Swallowtail Papilio cresphont
  3. Two-tailed Swallowtail Papilio multicaudata
  4. Checkered White Pontia protodice
  5. Orange Sulphur Colias eurytheme
  6. Southern Dogface Zerene cesonia
  7. Cloudless Sulphur Phoebis sennae
  8. Boisduval’s Yellow Eurema boisduvaliana
  9. Mexican Yellow Eurema mexicana
  10. Tailed Orange Eurema nicippe
  11. Little Yellow Eurema lisa
  12. Sleepy Orange Abaeis nicippe
  13. Dainty Sulphur Nathalis iole
  14. Gray Hairstreak Strymon melinus
  15. Western Pygmy-Blue Brephidium exile
  16. Marine Blue Leptotes marina
  17. Ceraunus Blue Hemiargus ceraunus
  18. Reakirt's Blue Echinargus isola
  19. 'Echo' Spring Azure Celastrina ladon
  20. Acmon Blue Plebejus Acmon 'texana'
  21. Fatal Metalmark Calephelis nemesis
  22.  Arizona Metalmark Calephelis arizonensis
  23. American Snout Libytheana carinenta
  24. Gulf Fritillary Agraulis vanillae
  25. Variegated Fritillary Euptoieta claudia
  26. Mexican Fritillary Euptoieta hegesia
  27. Bordered Patch Chlosyne lacinia
  28. Elf Microtia elva
  29. Tiny Checkerspot Dymasia dymas
  30. Elada Checkerspot Texola elada
  31. Texan Crescent Phyciodes texana
  32. Painted Lady Vanessa cardui
  33. Common Buckeye Junonia coenia
  34. 'Dark" Tropical Buckeye Junonia genoveva nigrosuffosa
  35. Red-spotted Purple Limenitis arthemis astyanax
  36. 'Arizona' California Sister Adelpha bredowii
  37. Tropical Leafwing Anaea aidea
  38. Empress Leilia Asterocampa leilia
  39. Monarch Danaus plexippus
  40. Queen Danaus gilippus
  41. Dorantes Longtail Urbanus dorantes
  42. Mournful Duskywing Erynnis tristis
  43. Funereal Duskywing Erynnis funeralis
  44. White Checkered-Skipper Pyrgus albenscens
  45. Desert Checkered-Skipper Pyrgus philetas
  46. Orange Skipperling Copaeodes aurantiaca
  47. Fiery Skipper Hylephila phyleus
  48. Eufala Skipper Lerodea eufala

Reptiles and Amphibians

  1. Canyon Treefrog Hyla arenicolor
  2. Sonoran Whipsnake Masticophus bilineatus
  3. Skink sp.

Dragonflies and Damselflies:

  1. Flame Skimmer Libellula
  2. Sabino Dancer Argia sabino
October 2, 2016
Trip Butterfly Report:
  1. *Pipevine Swallowtail 65
  2. Black Swallowtail 6
  3. Giant Swallowtail 19
  4. Two-tailed Swallowtail 3
  5. Checkered White 1
  6. Orange Sulphur 1
  7. Southern Dogface 85
  8. *Cloudless Sulphur 108
  9. Large Orange Sulphur 1
  10. Mexican Yellow 268
  11. Tailed Orange 23
  12. Sleepy Orange 57
  13. Dainty Sulphur 151
  14. Gray Hairstreak 7
  15. *Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 2
  16. Leda Ministreak 2
  17. W. Pygmy-Blue 28
  18. Marine Blue 32
  19. Ceraunus Blue 66
  20. Reakirt's Blue 16
  21. Spring Azure 105
  22. Acmon Blue 2
  23. *Fatal Metalmark 35
  24. *Arizona Metalmark 18
  25. *Palmer's Metalmark 470
  26. Am. Snout 138
  27. Gulf Fritillary 6
  28. Variegated Fritillary 5
  29. *Bordered Patch 287
  30. **Elf 152
  31. Tiny Checkerspot 198
  32. Elada Checkerspot 40
  33. *Texan Crescent 201
  34. Mourning Cloak 1
  35. American Lady 5
  36. Painted Lady 10
  37. Common Buckeye 8
  38. Tropical Buckeye 5
  39. Red-spotted Purple 44
  40. *Viceroy 1
  41. California Sister 32
  42. Hackberry Emperor 16
  43. *Empress Leilia 143
  44. Tawny Emperor 38
  45. Nabokov's Satyr 16
  46. Red Satyr 1
  47. Red-bordered Satyr. 16
  48. Monarch 6
  49. Queen 72
  50. Arizona Skipper 2
  51. Dorantes Longtail 35
  52. Acacia Skipper 1
  53. Golden-headed Scallopwing 3
  54. Arizona Powdered-Skipper 9
  55. *Funereal Duskywing 31
  56. Common/White Checkered-Skipper 6
  57. Desert Checkered-Skipper 5
  58. Erichson's White- Skipper 1
  59. Orange Skipperling 49
  60. Pahaska Skipper 1
  61. Sheep Skipper 3
  62. Eufala Skipper 1
  63. Arizona Giant-Skipper 2

 

 

Total 63 species, 3161 individuals. Immatures: Two-tailed Sw. 1 caterpillar on Velvet Ash.

Field Notes: *New high count. +New species for count. **New Record High Count.

September 25, 2016
Trip Butterfly Report:

On a sunny and slightly breezy day, the group walked dowstream from the bridge to the little falls and back upstream under the bridge for about half a mile. The trip ended back at the bridge about 2:00PM. 47 species were seen:

  1. Pipevine Swallowtail Battus philenor
  2. Giant Swallowtail Papilio cresphontes
  3. Checkered White Pontia protodice
  4. Orange Sulphur Colias eurytheme
  5. Southern Dogface Colias cesonia
  6. Cloudless Sulphur Phoebis sennae
  7. Mexican Yellow Eurema mexicana
  8. Tailed Orange Eurema proterpia
  9. Sleepy Orange Eurema nicippe
  10. Dainty Sulphur Nathalis iole
  11. Western Pygmy-Blue Brephidium exile
  12. Marine Blue Leptotes marina
  13. Ceraunus Blue Hemiargus ceraunus
  14. Reakirt's Blue Hemiargus isola
  15. 'Echo' Spring Azure Celastrina ladon echo
  16. Fatal Metalmark Calephelis nemesis
  17. Arizona Metalmark Calephelis arizonensis
  18. Palmer's Metalmark Apodemia palmeri
  19. American Snout Libytheana carinenta
  20. Gulf Fritillary Agraulis vanillae
  21. Variegated Fritillary Euptoieta claudia
  22. Bordered Patch Chlosyne lacinia
  23. Elf Microtia elva
  24. Tiny Checkerspot Dymasia dymas
  25. Elada Checkerspot Texola elada
  26. Texan Crescent Phyciodes texana
  27. American Lady Vanessa virginiensis
  28. Painted Lady Vanessa cardui
  29. Common Buckeye Junonia coenia
  30. Tropical Buckeye Junonia genoveva
  31. Red-spotted Purple Limenitis arthemis astyanax
  32. California Sister Adelpha bredowii
  33. Hackberry Emperor Asterocampa celtis
  34. Empress Leilia Asterocampa leilia
  35. Tawny Emperor Asterocampa clyton
  36. Red Satyr Megisto rubricata
  37. Monarch Danaus plexippus
  38. Queen Danaus gilippus
  39. Arizona Skipper Codatractus arizonensis
  40. Dorantes Longtail Urbanus dorantes
  41. Golden-headed Scallopwing Staphylus ceos
  42. Arizona Powdered-Skipper Systasea zampa
  43. Funereal Duskywing Erynnis funeralis
  44. 'White' Common Checkered-Skipper Pyrgus communis albescens
  45. Desert Checkered-Skipper Pyrgus philetas
  46. Orange Skipperling Copaeodes aurantiacus
  47. Nysa Roadside-Skipper Amblyscirtes nysa
August 31, 2016
Trip Butterfly Report:
  1. Pipevine Swallowtail
  2. Checkered White
  3. Southern Dogface
  4. Cloudless Sulphur
  5. Sleepy Orange
  6. Dainty Sulphur
  7. Gray Hairstreak
  8. Leda Ministreak
  9. Reakirt’s Blue
  10. Ceraunus Blue
  11. Fatal Metalmark
  12. Palmer’s Metalmark
  13. Queen
  14. American Snout
  15. Tiny Checkerspot
  16. Texan Crescent
  17. Painted Lady
  18. Empress Leilia
August 28, 2016
Trip Butterfly Report:
  1. Pipevine Swallowtail                        Battus philenor
  2. Two-tailed Swallowtail                     Papilio multicaudata
  3. Checkered White                               Pontia protodice
  4. Orange Sulphur                                 Colias eurytheme
  5. Southern Dogface                              Colias cesonia
  6. Cloudless Sulphur                             Phoebis sennae
  7. Lyside Sulphur                                  Kricogonia lyside
  8. Mexican Yellow                                Eurema mexicana
  9. Sleepy Orange                                   Eurema nicippe
  10. Dainty Sulphur                                  Nathalis iole
  11. Leda Ministreak                                Ministrymon leda
  12. Western Pygmy-Blue                        Brephidium exile
  13. Marine Blue                                       Leptotes marina
  14. Ceraunus Blue                                   Hemiargus ceraunus
  15. Reakirt’s Blue                                    Hemiargus isola
  16. Acmon Blue                                      Plebejus acmon texana
  17. Arizona Metalmark                           Calephelis arizonensis
  18. Palmer's Metalmark                          Apodemia palmeri
  19. American Snout                                 Libytheana carinenta
  20. Gulf Fritillary                                    Agraulis vanillae
  21. Variegated Fritillary                         Euptoieta claudia
  22. Bordered Patch                                  Chlosyne lacinia
  23. Tiny Checkerspot                              Dymasia dymas
  24. Elada Checkerspot                            Texola elada
  25. Painted Lady                                      Vanessa cardui
  26. Common Buckeye                             Junonia coenia
  27. White Peacock                                   Anartia jatrophae
  28. Dingy Purplewing                             Eunica monima
  29. Red Satyr                                           Megisto rubricata
  30. Monarch                                            Danaus plexippus
  31. Queen                                                Danaus gilippus
  32. Soldier                                               Danaus eresimus
  33. Dorantes Longtail                              Urbanus dorantes
  34. Acacia Skipper                                  Cogia hippalus
  35. Golden-headed Scallopwing             Staphylus ceos
  36. Funereal Duskywing                         Erynnis funeralis
  37. White Checkered-Skipper                 Pyrgus albescens
  38. Desert Checkered-Skipper                Pyrgus philetas
  39. Common Sootywing                         Pholisora catullus
  40. Many-spotted Skipperling                 Piruna cingo
  41. Orange Skipperling                           Copaeodes aurantiacus
  42. Pahaska Skipper                                Hesperia pahaska
  43. Carus Skipper                                    Polites carus
  44. Cestus Skipper                                   Atrytonopsis cestus
  45. Sheep Skipper                                   Atrytonopsis edwardsii
  46. Bronze Roadside-Skipper                 Amblyscirtes aenus
  47. Elissa Roadside-Skipper                   Amblyscirtes elissa
  48. Toltec Roadside-Skipper                   Amblyscirtes tolteca
  49. Nysa Roadside-Skipper                     Amblyscirtes nysa
  50. Dotted Roadside-Skipper                  Amblyscirtes eos
  51. Eufala Skipper                                   Lerodea eufala
August 21, 2016
Trip Butterfly Report:
  1. Pipevine Swallowtail Battus philenor
  2. Two-tailed Swallowtail Papilio multicaudata
  3. Orange Sulphur Colias eurytheme
  4. Cloudless Sulphur Phoebis sennae
  5. Sleepy Orange Abaeis nicippe
  6. Marine Blue Leptotes marina
  7. Ceraunus Blue Hemiargus ceraunus
  8. Reakirt's Blue Echinargus isola
  9.  "Echo" Spring Azure Celestrina ladon 'echo'
  10. Zela Metalmark Emesis zela
  11. Atlantis Fritillary Speyris atlantis
  12. Painted Lady Vanessa cardui
  13. West Coast Lady Vanessa annabella
  14. Red-spotted Purple Limenitis arthemis
  15. "Arizona" California Sister Adelpha eulalia
  16. Dull Firetip Apyrrothrix araxes
  17. Silver-spotted Skipper Epargyreus clarus
  18. Golden-banded Skipper Autochton cellus
  19. Pacuvius Duskwing Erynnis pacuvius
  20. Western Branded Skipper Hesperia colorado
  21. Taxiles Skipper Poanes taxiles
August 20, 2016
Trip Butterfly Report:
  1. Pipevine Swallowtail Battus philenor
  2. Checkered White Pontia protodice
  3. Orange Sulphur Colias eurytheme
  4. Cloudless Sulphur Phoebis sennae
  5. Mexican Yellow Eurema mexicana
  6. Sleepy Orange Abaeis nicippe
  7. Gray Hairstreak Strymon melinus
  8. Western Pygmy-Blue Brephidium exile
  9. Marine Blue Leptotes marina
  10. Ceraunus Blue Hemiargus ceraunus
  11. Reakirt's Blue Echinargus isola
  12.  Fatal Metalmark Calephelis nemesis
  13.  Palmer's Metalmark Apodemia palmeri
  14. American Snout Libytheana carinenta
  15. Gulf Fritillary Agraulis vanillae
  16. Variegated Fritillary Euptoieta claudia
  17. Bordered Patch Chlosyne lacinia
  18. Elf Mycrotia elva
  19. Tiny Checkerspot Dymasia dymas
  20. Elada Checkerspot Texola elada
  21. Texan Crescent Phyciodes texana
  22. Mourning Cloak Nymphalis antiopa
  23. Hackberry Emperor Asterocampa celtis
  24. Empress Leilia Asterocampa leilia
  25. Tawny Emperor Asterocampa clyta
  26. Queen Danaus gilippus
  27. Golden-headed Scallopwing Staphylus ceos
  28. Funereal Duskywing Erynnis funeralis
  29. Common Sootywing Pholisora catullus
  30. Orange Skipperling Copaeodes aurantiaca
  31. Fiery Skipper Hylephila phyleus
  32. Sheep Skipper Atrytonopsis edwardsii
  33. Toltec Roadside-Skipper Amblyscirtes tolteca
  34. Brazilian Skipper Calpodes ethlius (caterpillars only - no adults)
August 6, 2016
Trip Butterfly Report:
  1. Pipevine Swallowtail Battus philenor
  2. Orange Sulphur Colias eurytheme
  3. Southern Dogface Zerene cesonia
  4. Cloudless Sulphur Phoebis sennae
  5. Mexican Yellow Eurema mexicana
  6. Sleepy Orange Abaeis nicippe
  7. Dainty Sulphur Nathalis iole
  8. Gray Hairstreak Strymon melinus
  9. Leda Ministreak Ministrymon leda
  10. Marine Blue Leptotes marina
  11. Ceraunus Blue Hemiargus ceraunus
  12. Reakirt's Blue Echinargus isola
  13.  Fatal Metalmark Calephelis nemesis
  14.  Arizona Metalmark Calephelis arizonensis
  15. Gulf Fritillary Agraulis vanillae
  16. Variegated Fritillary Euptoieta claudia
  17. Tiny Checkerspot Dymasia dymas
  18. Elada Checkerspot Texola elada
  19. American Lady Vanessa virginiensis
  20. Common Buckeye Junonia coenia
  21. Red-spotted Purple Limenitis arthemis
  22. Monarch Danaus plexippus
  23. Queen Danaus gilippus
  24. Dull Firetip Apyrrothrix araxes
  25. Golden-banded Skipper Autochton cellus
  26. Northern Cloudywing Thorybes pylades
  27. Acacia Skipper Cogia hippalus
  28. Golden-headed Scallopwing Staphylus ceos
  29. Funereal Duskywing Erynnis funeralis
  30. Desert Checkered-Skipper Pyrgus philetas
  31. Common Sootywing Pholisora catullus
  32. Many-spotted Skipperling Piruna aea
  33. Orange Skipperling Copaeodes aurantiaca
  34. Fiery Skipper Hylephila phyleus
  35. Elissa Roadside-Skipper Amblyscirtes elissa
  36. Eufala Skipper Lerodea eufala