Peña Blanca Lake

Date & Time: 
March 26, 2016 - 8:00am
Meeting Place: 
White Rock Campground near Peña Blanca Lake
Trip Leader: 
Gerry & Vicki Wolfe
Trip Butterfly Reports: 
  1. Pipevine Swallowtail Battus philenor
  2. Checkered White Pontia protodice
  3. Sara Orangetip Anthocharis sara
  4. Orange Sulphur Colias eurytheme
  5. Mexican Yellow Eurema Mexicana
  6. Sleepy Orange Abais nicippe
  7. Dainty Sulphur Nathalis iole
  8. Gray HairstreakStrymon melinus
  9. Marine Blue Leptotes marina
  10.  Reakirt's Blue Echinargus isola
  11.  'Echo' Spring Azure Celastrina ladon echo
  12.  Acmon Blue Plebejus acmon texana
  13.  Fatal Metalmark Calephelis nemesis
  14. Tiny Checkerspot Dymasia dymas
  15. Elada Checkerspot Texola elata
  16. Texan Crescent Anthanassa texana
  17. Pearl Crescent Phyciodes tharos
  18. American Lady Vanessa Virginiensis
  19. Common Buckeye Junonia coenia
  20. Golden-headed Scallopwing Staphylus ceos
  21. Arizona Powdered-Skipper Systasea zampa
  22. Mournful Duskywing Erynnis tristis
  23. Funereal Duskywing Erynnis funeralis
  24. Desert Checkered-Skipper Pyrgus philetis
  25. Common Streaky-Skipper Celotes nessus
  26. Orange Skipperling Copaeodes aurantiacus
  27. Pahaska Skipper Hesperia pahaska
  28. Carus Skipper Polites carus
  29. White-barred Skipper Atrytonopsis pittacus

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.