Sighting for June 18, 2016

Ronald Hedden

Capitan Mountains
Lincoln County, NM

Started at 6,900 ft. elevation and hiked up to 8,850 ft. Silvery Blues, Python Skipper, and Northern Cloudywing were near the top; most others were at lower elevation in juniper-pine habitat. California Sisters listed were “Arizona” sisters (Adelpha eulalia).

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Two-tailed Swallowtail 5
  • Checkered White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Southern Dogface 6
  • Sleepy Orange 5
  • Dainty Sulphur 2
  • Thicket Hairstreak 1
  • Juniper Hairstreak 38
  • Gray Hairstreak 5
  • Marine Blue 3
  • Reakirt's Blue 6
  • Western Tailed-Blue 2
  • Silvery Blue 6
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • American Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Weidemeyer's Admiral 2
  • California Sister 4
  • Canyonland Satyr abundant
  • Northern Cloudywing 3
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 5
  • White Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Python Skipper 1
  • Orange-headed Roadside-Skipper 1

Juniper Hairstreak

Western Tailed-Blue

Juniper Hairstreak

Reakirt's Blue

Python Skipper

Canyonland Satyr