Mt. Graham

Date & Time: 
July 5, 2016 - 10:14pm
Meeting Place: 
Wilcox, AZ
Trip Leader: 
Dianne Touret

The group assembled in Willcox, AZ at 8:00 AM and made several stops on Mt. Graham between Wet Canyon and Hospital Flat. 46 species were identified by the group on the trip.

Trip Butterfly Reports: 
  1. Pipevine Swallowtail Battus philenor
  2. Western Swallowtail Papilio rutulus
  3. Two-tailed Swallowtail Papilio multicaudata
  4. Checkered White Pontia protodice
  5. Orange Sulphur Colias eurytheme
  6. Mexican Yellow Eurema mexicana
  7. Sleepy Orange Abaeis nicippe
  8. Dainty Sulphur Nathalis iole
  9. Gray Hairstreak Strymon melinus
  10. Leda Ministreak Ministrymon leda
  11. Arizona Hairstreak Erora quaderna
  12. Marine Blue Leptotes marina
  13.  'Echo' Spring Azure Celastrina ladon echo
  14. Ceraunus Blue Hemiargus ceraunus
  15. Reakirt's Blue Echinargus isola
  16.  Fatal Metalmark Calephelis nemesis
  17. Nais Metalmark Apodemia nais
  18. Variegated Fritillary Euptoieta claudia
  19. Atlantis Fritillary Speyris atlantis
  20. Mylitta Crescent Phyciodes mylitta
  21. Texan Crescent Anthanassa texana
  22. Common Buckeye Junonia coenia
  23. Satyr Comma Polygonia comma
  24. Mourning Cloak Nymphalis antiopa
  25. Red Admiral Vanessa atalanta
  26. American Lady Vanessa virginiensis
  27. Painted Lady Vanessa cardui
  28. West Coast Lady Vanessa annabella
  29. Red-spotted Purple Limenitis arthemis
  30. Northern Duskywing Thorybes pylades
  31. Arizona Sister Adelpha eulalia
  32. Red Satyr Megisto rubicata
  33. Silver-spotted Skipper Epargyreus clarus
  34. Golden-banded Skipper Autochton cellus
  35. Desert Cloudywing Achalarus casica
  36. Northern Cloudywing Thorybes pylades
  37. Funereal Duskywing Erynnis funeralis
  38. Pacuvius Duskwing Erynnis pacuvius
  39. Mournful Duskywing Erynnis tristis
  40. Common Checkered-Skipper Pyrgus communis
  41. Golden-headed Scallopwing
  42. Russet Skipperling  Piruna pirus
  43. Orange Skipperling Copaeodes aurantiaca
  44. Western Branded Skipper Hesperia colorado
  45. Taxiles Skipper Poanes taxiles
  46. Bronze Roadside-Skipper Amblyscirtes aenus
  47. Possible sighting: Milbert's Tortoiseshell Aglais milberti

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.