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Date: Fri, 2 Mar 2018 20:33:44 -0600
From: Rick Snider <ricksnid...>
Subject: Estero Butterfly Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park Butterfly Walk, Friday Mar 2, 2018

It was a warm and sunny day for our butterfly walk. We had 37 species
of butterflies. Our Blue Mistflower is at peak bloom and was the main
attractant. Crotons , some White Plumbago, and a few lantana were
also blooming.

Mazans Scallopwing, Common Mellana, and Olive-clouded Skipper were
nice surprises for the day. The White-striped Longtail was enjoyed by

Thanks again to Mike Rickard and Ginny Musgrave for their expert help.

Pipevine Swallowtail Battus philenor
Giant Swallowtail Papilio cresphontes
Little Yellow Eurema lisa
Gray Hairstreak Strymon melinus
Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak Strymon istapa
Dusky-blue Groundstreak Calycopis isobeon
Cassius Blue Leptotes cassius
Rounded Metalmark Calephelis perditalis
American Snout Libytheana carinenta
Gulf Fritillary Agraulis vanillae
Texan Crescent Phyciodes texana
Vesta Crescent Phyciodes vesta
Phaon Crescent Phyciodes phaon
American Lady Vanessa virginiensis
Red Admiral Vanessa atalanta
White Peacock Anartia jatrophae
Mexican Bluewing Myscelia ethusa
Monarch Danaus plexippus
Queen Danaus gilippus
White-striped Longtail Chioides catillus
Brown Longtail Urbanus procne
Mazans Scallopwing Staphylus mazans
Sickle-winged Skipper Achlyodes thraso
Mournful Duskywing Erynnis tristis
Funereal Duskywing Erynnis funeralis
White Checkered-Skipper Pyrgus albescens
Tropical Checkered-Skipper Pyrgus oileus
Laviana White-Skipper Heliopetes laviana
Julia's Skipper Nastra julia
Fawn-spotted Skipper Cymaenes odilia
Southern Skipperling Copaeodes minimus
Fiery Skipper Hylephila phyleus
Whirlabout Polites vibex
Southern Broken-Dash Wallengrenia otho
Common Mellana Quasimellana eulogius
Celia's Roadside-Skipper Amblyscirtes celia
Olive-clouded Skipper Lerodea dysaules

Rick Snider - Host Volunteer.
Butterfly walks are Fridays at 1:30 PM.

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