Sighting for December 17, 2012

Dave Hanson

WBC Bensten S.P. and Nat. Butterfly Ctr., Mission, TX
Hidalgo County, TX

Tailless Scrub Hairstreak was found by Mike Rickard. It stayed for an hour or so and was seen by many observers but photographs were hard to get. There are no modern U.S. records of the Tailless Scrub-Hairstreak. Yesterday, Dec 16, I found a Common Melwhite at the Natl. Butterfly Ctr. Photo is attached. The Gray Ministreak is an archive photo.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Common Melwhite 1
  • Checkered White 5
  • Great Southern White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Southern Dogface 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Large Orange Sulphur 8
  • Lyside Sulphur abundant
  • Mexican Yellow 1
  • Tailed Orange 1
  • Little Yellow abundant
  • Mimosa Yellow 3
  • Sleepy Orange 3
  • Dainty Sulphur 4
  • Great Purple Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Tailless Scrub-Hairstreak 1
  • Lantana Scrub-Hairstreak 1
  • Dusky-blue Groundstreak 2
  • Clytie Ministreak 1
  • Gray Ministreak 1
  • Western Pygmy-Blue common
  • Cassius Blue 2
  • Marine Blue 1
  • Ceraunus Blue abundant
  • Reakirt's Blue 2
  • Red-bordered Metalmark 1
  • Red-bordered Pixie 1
  • American Snout abundant
  • Gulf Fritillary common
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Mexican Fritillary 7
  • Bordered Patch 1
  • Elada Crescent 1
  • Texan Crescent 4
  • Pale-banded Crescent 1
  • Vesta Crescent 2
  • Phaon Crescent common
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral common
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • White Peacock common
  • Mexican Bluewing 1
  • Common Mestra 3
  • Guatemalan Cracker 2
  • Empress Leilia 1
  • Tawny Emperor common
  • Monarch 2
  • Queen abundant
  • Brown Longtail 6
  • Fawn-spotted Skipper 2
  • Clouded Skipper 2
  • Southern Skipperling 3
  • Fiery Skipper common
  • Sachem 4

Gray Ministreak

Common Melwhite

Tailless Scrub-Hairstreak