Date & Time:
August 30, 2017 -
8:00am to 12:00pm
McDonald’s/Safeway parking lot at Tanque Verde Road and Catalina Highway.
We will look for Rita Blues at Gordon Hirabayashi, with stops at other areas depending on nectar sources. Bring lunch, snacks, water, sun protection, binoculars, cameras, and personal items.
Trip Butterfly Reports:
- Pipevine Swallowtail Battus philenor
- Two-tailed Swallowtail Papilio multicaudata
- Orange Sulphur Colias eurytheme
- Southern Dogface Colias cesonia
- Cloudless Sulphur Phoebis sennae
- Mexican Yellow Eurema mexicana
- Tailed Orange Eurema proterpia
- Dainty Sulphur Nathalis iole
- Siva' Juniper Hairstreak Callophrys gryneus siva
- Gray Hairstreak Strymon melinus
- Leda Ministreak Ministrymon leda
- Marine Blue Leptotes marina
- Ceraunus Blue Hemiargus ceraunus
- Reakirt’s Blue Hemiargus isola
- ‘Echo’ Spring Azure Celastrina ladon
- Acmon Blue Plebejus acmon texana
- Zela Metalmark Emesis zela
- Palmer's Metalmark Apodemia palmeri
- American Snout Libytheana carinenta
- Variegated Fritillary Euptoieta claudia
- Bordered Patch Chlosyne lacinia
- Elada Checkerspot Texola elada
- Texan Crescent Phyciodes texana
- American Lady Vanessa virginiensis
- Painted Lady Vanessa cardui
- Red-spotted Purple Limenitis arthemis astyanax
- Nabokov's Satyr Cyllopsis pyracmon
- Red Satyr Megisto rubricata
- Monarch Danaus plexippus
- Queen Danaus gilippus
- Desert Cloudywing Achalarus casica
- Acacia Skipper Cogia hippalus
- Funereal Duskywing Erynnis funeralis
- White Checkered-Skipper Pyrgus albescens
- Orange Skipperling Copaeodes aurantiacus
- Fiery Skipper Hylephila phyleus
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Beginners are welcome on all field trips! Experienced members will share their butterfly knowledge and expertise with all field trip participants. Children accompanied by a responsible adult are welcome on SEABA field trips. A donation of $5 per person to benefit SEABA will be appreciated. Carpooling from the meeting place is encouraged and it is kind to share gas expenses. If high clearance vehicles are required for a trip, it will be noted in individual trip descriptions. Dress for the field with sturdy shoes, hat, sunscreen, and insect repellant. Bring your own water, snacks, and lunch. Close-focusing binoculars, cameras, and field guides will be helpful aids for butterfly observation and identification. Trips usually end by mid-afternoon unless noted differently in individual trip descriptions.
Please be aware that:
1. Collecting or netting is NOT allowed on SEABA field trips.
2. Pets, with the exception of service animals, are NOT allowed on SEABA field trips.
3. All field trip participants are required to sign SEABA's Release and Assumption of Risk form at the beginning of the trip. The form may be viewed at SEABA Release.
4. Please arrive a few minutes prior to the meeting time posted for trips to facilitate paperwork and introductions to other trip participants.
5. Field trips may be cancelled or rescheduled on short notice due to changing weather or road conditions. Please check the website for updates prior to the Field Trip.
Our Southeastern Arizona Butterfly Checklist can be downloaded here. Please note that the SEABA checklist is copyrighted.
Local NABA Butterfly Counts are listed at NABA Counts
Field trips organized by the Central Arizona Butterfly Association are listed at their website: CAzBA.