Week of December 26, 2017

 So winter has finally arrived. Even in winter, when there is a stretch of warm days, a few butterflies can be on the wing. In the past week to ten days the following species were flying.

Many species are sexually dimorphic (males and females look differently). Click on the links below to see more information and photos.

SPREADWING SKIPPERS

Common Checkered-Skipper (Pyrgus communis)

 

 

 

 

 

 

GRASS SKIPPERS

 

SWALLOWTAILS

SULPHURS AND WHITES

Dainty Sulphur (Nathalis iole)

Sleepy Orange (Abaeis nicippe)

Orange Sulphur (Colias eurytheme)

 

 

HAIRSTREAKS AND BLUES

 

BRUSHFOOTS

American Snout (Libytheana carinenta)

Gulf Fritillary (Agraulis vanillae)

American Lady (Vanessa virginiensis)

Painted Lady (Vanessa carudi)

Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta)

Goatweed Leafwing (Anaea andria)

Question Mark (Polygonia interrogationis)

 

 


If you see something not on the above list, let me know.

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