Date & Time:
June 4, 2016 - 8:00am to June 6, 2016 - 2:30pm
McDonald's parking lot, Payson, AZ
Trip was limited to 14 participants
Twelve participants butterflied from Payson to Flagstaff, and then in the mountains surrounding Flagstaff.
Trip Butterfly Reports:
- 'Baird's' Old World Swallowtail Papilio machaon bardii
- Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes
- Western Swallowtail Papilio rutulus
- Two-tailed Swallowtail Papilio multicaudata
- Checkered White Pontia protodice
- Orange Sulphur Colias eurytheme
- Queen Alexandra's Sulphur Colias alexandra
- Sleepy Orange Abaeis nicippe
- Dainty Sulphur Nathalis iole
- Western Pine Elfin Callophrys eryphon
- Great Purple Hairstreak Atlides halesus
- Juniper Hairstreak Callophrys gryneus
- Thicket Hairstreak Callophrys spinetorum
- Leda Ministreak Ministrymon leda
- Gray Hairstreak Strymon melinus
- Western Tailed-blue Cupido amyntula
- Silvery Blue Glaucopsyche lygdamus
- Marine Blue Leptotes marina
- Western Pygmy-Blue Brephidium exile
- Reakirt's Blue Echinargus isola
- 'Echo' Spring Azure Celastrina ladon echo
- Greenish Blue Plebejus saepiolus
- Acmon Blue Plebejus acmon texana
- Melissa Blue Plebejus melissa
- Arctic Blue Plebejus glandon
- Palmer's Metalmark Apodemia palmeri
- Variegated Fritillary Euptoieta claudia
- Atlantis Fritillary Speyris atlantis
- Field Crescent Phyciodes campestris
- Mylitta Crescent Phyciodes mylitta
- Bordered Patch Chlosyne lacinia
- Arachne Checkerspot Polydryas rachne
- Fulvia Checkerspot Thessalia fulvia
- Variable Checkerspot Euphydryas chalcedona
- Satyr Comma Polygonia satyrus
- Hoary Comma Polygonia gracillis
- Mourning Cloak Nymphalis antiope
- Painted Lady Vanessa cardui
- Common Buckeye Junonia coenia
- Queen Danaus gilippus
- Alberta Arctic Oeneis alberta
- Northern Duskywing Thorybes pylades
- Mexican Duskywing Thorybes mexicana
- Silver-spotted Skipper Epargyreus clarus
- Dreamy Duskywing Erynnis icelus
- Rocky Mountain Duskywing Erynnis telemachus
- Afranius Duskywing Erynnis afranius
- Persius Duskywing Erynnis persius
- Common Checkered-Skipper Pyrgus communis
- Northern White-Skipper Heliopetes ericetorum
- Taxiles Skipper Poanes taxiles
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.