Catalina Highway - NEW DATE!

Date & Time: 
August 30, 2017 -
8:00am to 12:00pm
Meeting Place: 
McDonald’s/Safeway parking lot at Tanque Verde Road and Catalina Highway.
Trip Leader: 
Mary Klinkel

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: 
  1. Pipevine Swallowtail     Battus philenor
  2. Two-tailed Swallowtail Papilio multicaudata
  3. Orange Sulphur               Colias eurytheme
  4. Southern Dogface         Colias cesonia
  5. Cloudless Sulphur           Phoebis sennae
  6. Mexican Yellow              Eurema mexicana
  7. Tailed Orange                 Eurema proterpia
  8. Dainty Sulphur                Nathalis iole
  9. Siva' Juniper Hairstreak Callophrys gryneus siva
  10. Gray Hairstreak              Strymon melinus
  11. Leda Ministreak              Ministrymon leda
  12. Marine Blue                    Leptotes marina
  13. Ceraunus Blue                Hemiargus ceraunus
  14. Reakirt’s Blue                  Hemiargus isola
  15. ‘Echo’ Spring Azure       Celastrina ladon
  16. Acmon Blue                    Plebejus acmon texana
  17. Zela Metalmark              Emesis zela
  18. Palmer's Metalmark      Apodemia palmeri
  19. American Snout              Libytheana carinenta
  20. Variegated Fritillary       Euptoieta claudia
  21. Bordered Patch              Chlosyne lacinia
  22. Elada Checkerspot         Texola elada
  23. Texan Crescent               Phyciodes texana
  24. American Lady                Vanessa virginiensis
  25. Painted Lady                   Vanessa cardui
  26. Red-spotted Purple       Limenitis arthemis astyanax
  27. Nabokov's Satyr             Cyllopsis pyracmon
  28. Red Satyr                         Megisto rubricata
  29. Monarch                          Danaus plexippus
  30. Queen                               Danaus gilippus
  31. Desert Cloudywing        Achalarus casica
  32. Acacia Skipper                 Cogia hippalus
  33. Funereal Duskywing      Erynnis funeralis
  34. White Checkered-Skipper             Pyrgus albescens
  35. Orange Skipperling        Copaeodes aurantiacus
  36. Fiery Skipper                   Hylephila phyleus
Leader email: or (520) 275-0163

General Information

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.