Sighting for June 8, 2018

David H. Bartholomew

Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve
Santa Clara County, CA

Pleasant day, in the 70’s. Might have seen more except Wildcat Canyon is closed due to Mountain Lion activity in the area. Still, it was a great day for Tailed Coppers, the most abundant butterfly of the day.

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 14
  • Pale Swallowtail 9
  • Mustard White 3
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Tailed Copper 75
  • Sylvan Hairstreak 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Spring Azure 53
  • Acmon Blue 4
  • Northern Checkerspot 6
  • Mylitta Crescent 9
  • Variable Checkerspot 55
  • California Tortoiseshell 1
  • Mourning Cloak 4
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Lorquin's Admiral 8
  • California Sister 1
  • Common Ringlet 17
  • Mournful Duskywing 3
  • Rural Skipper 10

Tailed Copper

Variable Checkerspot

Rural Skipper

Sylvan Hairstreak

Rural Skipper

Common Ringlet

Western Tiger Swallowtail, Pale Swallowtail