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Date: Sat, 9 May 2020 23:38:08 -0700
From: Peter DeGennaro <degennap...>
Subject: [SoWestLeps] Hairstreak bonanza part two - Peppersauce Canyon - Creamy Stripe-streak, Xami and Mallow Hairstreaks

5/9 - I returned to Peppersauce Canyon in Pinal County, AZ today with
the goal of finding more rare hairstreaks, in particular a Creamy
Stripe-streak that Greg Greene found yesterday.

Before heading to the canyon, I checked some oaks along Route 77 in
Oracle where I was able to turn up single Ilavia Hairstreak and three
Leda Ministreaks. On the way to the canyon, I chanced into my life
Gila Monster crossing the road, which was awesome to see.

I reached the main white horehound patch around 10:45, where I ran
into Bill Beck. This spot is 2.5 miles down the road that heads west
from the campground. There was a flurry of activity at 11:00 when we
found the Creamy Stripe-streak, a Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak appeared,
and a fresh Xami Hairstreak showed up. Both the Mallow and Xami were
different individuals than the ones I had at this spot last week. I
ended with nine hairstreak species on the day.

Creamy Stripe-streak (Arawacus jada) ventral: http://flic.kr/p/2iZtGH9

Creamy Stripe-streak (Arawacus jada) dorsal: http://flic.kr/p/2iZpzEL

Xami Hairsteak (Callophrys xami): http://flic.kr/p/2iZu2Qc

Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak (Strymon istapa): http://flic.kr/p/2iZpKAH

Silver-banded Hairstreak (Chlorostrymon simaethis) - finally a decent
dorsal shot: http://flic.kr/p/2iZsDZj

Peppersauce Canyon - full list - 38 species, in part with Bill Beck:

Pipevine Swallowtail 2
Black Swallowtail 1
Checkered White 2
Orange Sulphur 1
Southern Dogface 2
Mexican Yellow 6
Sleepy Orange 2
Dainty Sulphur 15
Great Purple Hairstreak 1
Creamy Stripe-streak 1
Silver-banded Hairstreak 4
Xami Hairstreak1
Siva Juniper Hairstreak 20
Gray Hairstreak 8
Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 1
Marine Blue 10
Ceraunus Blue 1
Reakirt's Blue 7
Echo Azure 50
Lupine Blue 5
Zela Metalmark 3
Gulf Fritillary 1
Bordered Patch 1
Texan Crescent 8
California Tortoiseshell 1
American Lady 3
Painted Lady 1
Common Buckeye 17
Tropical Buckeye 1
Arizona Sister 12
Hackberry Emperor 1
Nabokov's Satyr 1
Queen 3
Golden-headed Scallopwing 2
White-checkered Skipper 2
Orange Skipperling 10
White-barred Skipper 3
Python Skipper 1

Peter DeGennaro
Oro Valley, AZ

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