Sighting for January 14, 2022

Estero Park Butterfly (etc.) Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park in Weslaco.
Hidalgo County, TX

Afternoon walk was led by Park Naturalist John Yochum. 81 degrees and sunny. We had nine people and 33 species of butterfly. Photos by Karl Legler. The number of Giant Whites was impressive! Nectaring on Mexican Olive tree.

  • Giant White 5
  • Southern Dogface 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Large Orange Sulphur 1
  • Little Yellow 9
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Lantana Scrub-Hairstreak 1
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 24
  • Red-bordered Metalmark 1
  • American Snout 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Zebra Heliconian 2
  • Texan Crescent 1
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • Red Admiral 8
  • White Peacock 8
  • Band-celled Sister 2
  • Mexican Bluewing 1
  • Common Mestra 1
  • Queen 45
  • Soldier 1
  • Dorantes Longtail 3
  • Potrillo Skipper 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 8
  • Laviana White-Skipper 9
  • Julia's Skipper 1
  • Fawn-spotted Skipper 2
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Southern Skipperling 1
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Whirlabout 2
  • Eufala Skipper 2

Band-celled Sister

Giant White

Potrillo Skipper

Potrillo Skipper