Sunday, July 15, 2012

Gage Gardens butterfly walk, afternoon 15 July 2012

Desert Checkered-Skipper (Pyrgus philetas)

Highlights included Thorybes drusius "Drusius Cloudywing",  and several Texola elada "Elada Checkerspot"

Pyrgus philetas "Desert Checkered-Skipper" finally showed itself to me this year, as well.

The list for the afternoon:

Battus philenor, Pipevine Swallowtail
Papilio polyxenes, Black Swallowtail
Pontia protodice, Checkered White
Colia eurytheme, Orange Sulphur
Eurema nicippe, Sleepy Orange
Eurmema mexicana, Mexican Yellow
Strymon melinus, Gray Hairstreak
Brephidium exile, Western Pygmy-Blue
Hemiargus isola, Reakirt's Blue
Euptoieta claudia, Variegated Fritillary
Dymasia dymas, Tiny Checkerspot
Texola elada, Elada Checkerspot
Polygonia interrogationis, Question Mark
Vanessa atalanta, Red Admiral
Vanessa annabella, West Coast Lady
Junonie coenia, Common Buckeye
Asterocampa celtis, Hackberry Emporer
Libytheana carinenta, American Snout
Danaus gilippus, Queen
Thorybes drusius, Drusius Cloudywing
Pyrgus communis/albescens
P. philetas, Desert Checkered-Skipper
Hylephila phyleus, Fiery Skipper
Atalopedes campestris, Sachem
Copaeodes aurantiaca, Orange Skipperling
Lerodea eufala, Eufala Skipper

Elada Checkerspot (Texola elada)


  1. That's an awesome list. I wish you could come inventory mine. I need help! And awesome photos too.

  2. We need to get back down there. So happy your tanks have filled! Looking forward to seeing you at the hummingbird banding during the festival.

    I likely have a moleskine notebook somewhere with some notes of leps seen, peripherally, while down at your place enjoying birds.

    Thanks for the kind words.