SATURDAY’S BUTTERFLY LIST

Our faithful butterfly expert, Mike Rickard, perambulated the Frontera grounds on March 15, 2014, and reports seeing the following butterflies and dragonflies:

Brown Longtail
Mazans Scallopwing
Funereal Duskywing 
Mournful Duskywing
Tropical Checkered Skipper
White Checkered Skipper
Laviana White Skipper
Fawn-spotted Skipper
Clouded Skipper
Whirlabout
Broken-Dash
Little Yellow
Dainty Sulphur
Checkered White
Dusky blue Groundstreak
Cassius Blue
Fatal Metalmark
American Snout
Monarch
Queen
Gulf Fritillary
Red Admiral
Mexican Bluewing
Phaon Crescent
Texan Crescent
Elada Checkerspot
Tropical Leafwing

Mexican Wedgetail
Desert Firetail
Blue-fronted Dancer
Common Green Darner
Blue Dasher
Variegated Meadowhawk
Red Saddlebags
Roseate Skimmer

That’s twenty-seven species of butterflies and eight kinds of dragonflies/damselflies.  Come on over and see how many you can find.
We are open from 8 AM to 4 PM on Tuesday through Saturday and from noon to 4 PM on Sundays.  The address is 1101 South Texas Boulevard in Weslaco.

 

 

 

 

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Here is Mike showing the butterfly gardening class some of Frontera’s flora.  Photo by Charles Warren.

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