Photo by Mike Rickard

Here is Mike’s report from the 6th.  Today (Saturday) everyone is looking for another glimpse of the Isabella Longwing at Frontera.

From: Mike Rickard <>
> Subject: Weslaco Butterflies – 7 Hairstreaks – 11/6/12
Slowly catching up on some
posting.  Guided some friends from Houston around
Estero Llano Grande SP and Frontera Audubon on
Tuesday.  Highlights of the day were finding an Evans’
Skipper at Estero in “Fran’s Garden”, and seeing 7 species
of hairstreaks at Frontera.  The latter included a
number of the Yojoa Scrub-hairstreaks that have been seen
 for a while, with the bonus being Red-crescent and Red-lined
Scrub-hairstreaks, both seen late in the day in the
orchard.  The complete list follows.  Species
marked with an E or F were only seen at the one location.

> Long-tailed Skipper (Urbanus proteus)

> Dorantes Longtail (Urbanus dorantes)

> Brown Longtail (Urbanus procne)

> Mazans Scallopwing (Staphylus mazans) E

> White-patched Skipper (Chiomara georgina)

> Funereal Duskywing (Erynnis funeralis) E

> Sickle-winged Skipper (Eantis tamenund) E

> White Checkered-Skipper (Pyrgus albescens)

> Tropical Checkered-Skipper (Pyrgus oileus)

> Laviana White-Skipper (Heliopetes laviana)

> Southern Skipperling (Copaeodes minima)

> Ocola Skipper (Panoquina ocola)

> Purple-washed Skipper (Panoquina lucas)

> Evans’ Skipper (Panoquina evansi) E

> Julia’s Skipper (Nastra julia)

> Fawn-spotted Skipper (Cymaenes trebius)

> Eufala Skipper (Lerodea eufala)

> Olive-clouded Skipper (Lerodea arabus) F

> Clouded Skipper (Lerema accius)

> Fiery Skipper (Hylephila phyleus)

> Whirlabout (Polites vibex)

> Southern Broken-Dash (Wallengrenia otho)

> Sachem (Atalopedes campestris)

> Common Mellana (Quasimellana eulogius)

> Pipevine Swallowtail (Battus philenor)

> Giant Swallowtail (Papilio cresphontes)

> Lyside Sulphur (Kricogonia lyside)

> Little Yellow (Pyrisitia lisa)

> Southern Dogface (Zerene cesonia)

> Cloudless Sulphur (Phoebis sennae)

> Large Orange Sulphur (Phoebis agarithe)

> Great Southern White (Ascia monuste)

> Silver-banded Hairstreak (Chlorostrymon simaethis) F

> Dusky-blue Groundstreak (Calycopis isobeon) F

> Gray Hairstreak (Strymon melinus)

> Red-crescent Scrub-Hairstreak (Strymon rufofusca) F

> Red-lined Scrub-Hairstreak (Strymon bebrycia) F

> Yojoa Scrub-Hairstreak (Strymon yojoa) F

> Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak (Strymon istapa)

> Cassius Blue (Leptotes cassius)

> Ceraunus Blue (Hemiargus ceraunus)

> Fatal Metalmark (Calephelis nemesis)

> Rounded Metalmark (Calephelis perditalis)

> Red-bordered Metalmark (Caria ino) E

> American Snout (Libytheana carinenta)

> Monarch (Danaus plexippus)

> Queen (Danaus gilippus)

> Soldier (Danaus eresimus)

> Gulf Fritillary (Agraulis vanillae)

> Zebra Heliconian (Heliconius charithonia) F

> Variegated Fritillary (Euptoieta claudia)

> Tawny Emperor (Asterocampa clyton)

> Common Mestra (Mestra amymone) F

> Mexican Bluewing (Myscelia ethusa) E

> Painted Lady (Vanessa cardui)

> Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta)

> White Peacock (Anartia jatrophae)

> Common Buckeye (Junonia coenia)

> Bordered Patch (Chlosyne lacinia)

> Elada Checkerspot (Texola elada) F

> Phaon Crescent (Phyciodes phaon)


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