Thursday, May 23, 2013

Sinlahekin in May

I spent May 9th-11th at the Sinlahekin Wildlife Area, enjoying the beautiful weather and butterflies.  The list came to 31 species:
Erynnis icelus - Dreamy Duskywing
E. persius - Persius Duskywing
Pyrgus ruralis - Two-banded Checkered Skipper
Pholisora catullus - Common Sootywing
Papilio zelicaon - Anise Swallowtail
P. rutulus - Western Tiger Swallowtail
P. multicaudata - Two-Tailed Swallowtail
P. eurymedon - Pale Tiger Swallowtail
Pontia sisymbrii - Spring White (female)
Pieris rapae - Cabbage White
Euchloe ausonides - Large Marble
Anthocaris sara - Sara's Orangetip
Colias philodice - Clouded Sulphur
C. eurytheme - Orange Sulphur
Lycaena helloides - Purplish Copper
Callophrys spinetorum - Thicket Hairstreak
C. augustinus - Brown Elfin
C. eryphon - Western Pine Elfin
Celastrina echo - Echo Blue
Glaucopsyche piasus - Arrowhead Blue
G. lygdamus - Silvery Blue
Plebejus icarioides - Boisduval's Blue
Plebejus lupini - Lupine Blue (one fresh male)
Euphydryas anicia - Anicia Checkerspot
Polygonia satyrus - Satyr Anglewing
P. faunus - Green Anglewing
Nymphalis vaualbum - Compton Tortoiseshell (one very faded/tattered individual
being chased by an equally ratty Cloak)
N. antiopa - Mourning Cloak (lots everywhere, all faded)
Aglais milberti - Milbert's Tortoiseshell
Coenonympha tullia - Ochre Ringlet
Erebia epipsodea - Butler's Alpine

Bullsnake in the road
Anise Swallowtail Papilio zelicaon
Two-tailed Swallowtail Papilio multicaudata
Western Tiger Swallowtail Papilio rutulus
Silvery Blue Glaucopsyche lygdamus
Silvery Blue (Glaucopsyche lygdamus) egg on lupine flower buds
Arrowhead Blues Glaucopsyche piasus
Boisduval's Blues Plebejus icarioides
Echo Azure Celastrina echo
Echo Azure Celastrina echo (dark form)
Hatched egg (white "donut" on upper-right clump of Ceanothus buds) of Echo Azure
Brown Elfin Callophrys augustinus
Anicia Checkerspot Euphydryas anicia
Anicia Checkerspot Euphydryas anicia
Anicia Checkerspot Euphydryas anicia
Mourning Cloak (well worn, overwintered adult) Nymphalis antiopa
Bat emerging from the bunkhouse attic, through a hole in the flashing next to the chimney
Bats waiting to emerge from the bunkhouse attic!
Arrowleaf Balsamroot covering a hillside
Chokecherry blooming
Snowberry bushes, chokecherry, and other plants among the ponderosa pine trees

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