Mt. Graham

Date & Time: 
August 21, 2016 - 7:15am
Meeting Place: 
Fry’s parking lot at 8080 S. Houghton Rd. at the corner of Houghton and Rita Road which is 2.8 miles north of Interstate 10 on Houghton Road.
Trip Leader: 
Bill and Mary Adams

Monsoon clouds and cool weather set in just before noon, so the trip ended shortly after lunch. 21 species were identified by the group on the trip

Trip Butterfly Reports: 
  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

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.