Sighting for March 9, 2014

Alice Anderson

Valley View Park,Las Cruces, 88001
Dona Ana County, NM

Around noon on Sunday, March 9. Warm, sunny, still air. The butterflies were nectaring on dandelions. The maps in BtBTW shows 5 definite Duskywing species plus 2 marginal species here. I did see another unidentified Duskywing. The only one likely in town is Funereal, but the one I saw lacked a white fringe. It showed a chain-link pattern on the fw like the Sleepy.

  • Cabbage White 5
  • Sleepy Duskywing 1