Sighting for December 19, 2012

Dave Hanson and many Observers

National Butterfly Center, Mission, TX
Hidalgo County, TX

This is a compilation of today’s NBC sightings by about 10 observers. The numbers are as close as I could ascertain when I canvassed them in the late afternoon.

Not on list is a possible 2nd Tailless Scrub Hairstreak. We had a record temperature today and a “cold” front due tomorrow, Highs only in 60s. Both photos have been rotated for a better presentation.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Polydamas Swallowtail 1
  • Common Melwhite 4
  • Checkered White 4
  • Great Southern White 2
  • Giant White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Southern Dogface 2
  • White Angled-Sulphur 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 1
  • Large Orange Sulphur common
  • Lyside Sulphur abundant
  • Boisduval's Yellow 1
  • Mexican Yellow 1
  • Tailed Orange 1
  • Little Yellow common
  • Mimosa Yellow 2
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Dainty Sulphur 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak common
  • Lantana Scrub-Hairstreak 1
  • Dusky-blue Groundstreak 2
  • Pearly-gray Hairstreak 2
  • Clytie Ministreak 1
  • Western Pygmy-Blue common
  • Ceraunus Blue abundant
  • Reakirt's Blue 2
  • Fatal Metalmark 1
  • Red-bordered Pixie 1
  • American Snout abundant
  • Gulf Fritillary common
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Mexican Fritillary common
  • Bordered Patch 1
  • Elada Crescent 2
  • Texan Crescent common
  • Pale-banded Crescent 2
  • Vesta Crescent 1
  • Phaon Crescent common
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Question Mark 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral abundant
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • White Peacock 8
  • Banded Peacock 2
  • Malachite 1
  • Mexican Bluewing 2
  • Common Mestra common
  • Guatemalan Cracker 1
  • Angled Leafwing 1
  • Empress Leilia 1
  • Tawny Emperor common
  • Monarch common
  • Queen abundant
  • Soldier 1
  • Guava Skipper 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 2
  • Brown Longtail 6
  • Yellow-tipped Flasher 1
  • Potrillo Skipper 1
  • Fawn-spotted Skipper 3
  • Clouded Skipper 3
  • Southern Skipperling 4
  • Fiery Skipper common
  • Sachem 3
  • Common Mellana 1

Common Melwhite

Angled Leafwing