Sighting for April 2, 2017

William D. Beck

Boyce Thompson Arboretum
Pinal County, AZ

Warm and sunny and the Variable Checkerspots are out in numbers. The variability is fascinating! Mostly black, to red, to orange to much white.

Several Xami Hairstreaks were seen!

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Giant Swallowtail
  • Two-tailed Swallowtail
  • Checkered White
  • Xami Hairstreak
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Marine Blue
  • Spring Azure
  • American Snout
  • Elada Crescent
  • Texan Crescent
  • Variable Checkerspot
  • Painted Lady
  • Red Admiral
  • Empress Leilia
  • Monarch
  • Queen
  • Common Checkered-Skipper

Variable Checkerspot

Variable Checkerspot

Variable Checkerspot

Variable Checkerspot

Xami Hairstreak

Variable Checkerspot

Variable Checkerspot