Sighting for June 23, 2016

Brett Badeaux

Palomar Mountain
San Diego County, CA

A fine day with highs 84F. Target was the endangered Laguna Mountains Skipper with 2 seen. Thousands of grasshoppers which created a wave in front of me with every step made counting and approaching butterflies difficult, hence more common species are a rough estimate.

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 8
  • Pale Swallowtail 3
  • Checkered White 15
  • Cabbage White 8
  • Orange Sulphur 20+
  • Queen Alexandra's Sulphur 20+
  • Dainty Sulphur 3
  • Great Copper 12
  • Golden Hairstreak 8
  • California Hairstreak 6
  • Gold-hunter's Hairstreak 11
  • Mountain Mahogany Hairstreak 2
  • Hedgerow Hairstreak 1
  • Brown Elfin 15+
  • Juniper Hairstreak 22
  • Gray Hairstreak 6
  • Marine Blue 8
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Square-spotted Blue 25+
  • Acmon Blue 15+
  • Lupine Blue 7
  • Mormon Metalmark 15
  • Mylitta Crescent 40+
  • American Lady 7
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 6
  • Lorquin's Admiral 1
  • California Sister 25
  • Monarch 4
  • Propertius Duskywing 4
  • Mournful Duskywing 6
  • Funereal Duskywing 4
  • Afranius Duskywing 7
  • Two-banded Checkered-Skipper 2
  • White Checkered-Skipper 6
  • Northern White-Skipper 3
  • Common Branded Skipper 2

Great Copper

Golden Hairstreak

Two-banded Checkered-Skipper

California Hairstreak