Sighting for April 2, 2017

Ken Wilson

Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
San Diego County, CA

Sunny, windy, 78 in lower portions and 72 in upper areas of ABDSP. I made 8 visits to this area this year, the most notable absence is Juniper Hairstreak. None seen this year and only one seen last year. Blues, other than Sonoran Blue, have been scarce for me there this year. One no ID duskywing.

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spring White 7
  • Checkered White 2
  • Pearly Marble 6
  • Desert Orangetip 4
  • Sara Orangetip common
  • Sleepy Orange 10+
  • Great Purple Hairstreak 2
  • Bramble Hairstreak 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 1
  • Wright's Metalmark 1
  • Leanira Checkerspot 4
  • California Patch common
  • Tiny Checkerspot common
  • Variable Checkerspot c2
  • California Tortoiseshell 2
  • Painted Lady 5
  • Sleepy Duskywing 4
  • Funereal Duskywing 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Juba Skipper 1

Variable Checkerspot

Sleepy Duskywing

Leanira Checkerspot

Great Purple Hairstreak

Pearly Marble