Sunday, October 17, 2010

This week in butterflies: Oct. 10-17

These butterflies were seen on grounds at the Marathon Motel between October 10-17 as recorded by Matt York. They are in somewhat chronological order.

Tropical Leafwing*
Pipevine Swallowtail
Black Swallowtail
Arizona Sister*
Lyside Sulpher
Southern Dogface
Mexican Yellow
Sleepy Orange
Gray Hairstreak
Tawny Emperor
Empress Lelia
Pearl Crescent
Texan Crescent
Bordered Patch
Painted Lady
Red Admiral
Orange Skiperling
Sachem Skipper
Fiery Skipper
Clouded Skipper
Eufala Skipper
Common Buckeye
American Snout
Common/White Checkered Skipper
Gulf Fritillary
Mournful Duskywing
Eleda Checkerspot*
Dotted Roadside Skipper*
Gray Ministreak*
Checkered White
Clouded Sulpher
Orange Sulpher
Cloudless Sulpher
Reakirt's Blue
Common Maestra
American Lady
Dainty Sulpher
Western Pygmy Blue
Goatweed Leafwing
Theona Checkerspot*
Tropical Buckeye*
Dorantes Longtail* (potential first county and Trans-Pecos region record)
Desert Checkered Skipper

* indicates single individual

Theona Checkerspot, photo by Heidi Trudell

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