[SoWestLep] LepSoc Post Meeting Trip to Sonora, Mx-Pt. 1 of 3

wanda be496 at lafn.org
Mon Aug 16 15:13:35 EDT 1999

Thanks Hank for posting the info!   It was a very special treat to have
Jim Brock leading us, an opportunity that highly recommend to everyone
(check tours:  Butterfly thru Binoculars, Wings & Texas late Oct. BF
Festival post-trip).   He knew exact spots for finding the Mexican
butterflies from his vast knowledge of habitat, flight periods,
caterpillars and their foodplants.   His enthusiasm and gracious sharing
of knowledge set the tone for a delightful trip that all participants
thoroughly enjoyed!

						Wanda Dameron, Los Angeles
						LANABA & SEABA (S.E. Az.)

Hank & Priscilla Brodkin wrote:
> From: Hank & Priscilla Brodkin <hankb at theriver.com>
> The LepSoc post meeting observation and photographic trip into Sonora
> led by Jim Brock, yielded some 130 species from the lush green monsoon
> season countryside.
> We drove down to Hermosillo and Kino Bay on August 10 (K).  On August 11
> we headed southeast on hiway 16 from Hermosillo, stopping at bridge over
> the Rio Matape at San Jose de Pima (P) checking the Angel-wreath and
> baccharis in the hills west of the Rio Yaqui (W) and the baccharis east
> of the Rio Yaqui on the way into Yecora (Y) through the Sierra Madre
> Oriental.  On the third day we checked the dirt road into and the creek
> bottom at the village of Santa Ana west of Yecora (S) and the beginning
> of the road into Santa Rosa (R) and the Barranca Honda (B).
> On the fourth day we headed east of Yecora on 16 to the Rio Maycoba and
> the Rio Rediagoso (M).  On the fourth day we checked Tepoca Canyon (T)
> and some of the baccharis and angel-wreath on the way toward Hermosillo
> (H).  Here is a species list.  Species diversity seemed to be lower than
> expected - but only an expert in the region such as Jim would notice
> this.
> We used the Butterflies of Sonora, Mexico checklist compiled by Wanda
> Dameron.
> White-dotted Cattleheart (Parides allopius) 1 (W)
> Pipevine Swallowtail (Battus philenor) widespread
> Giant Swallowtail (Heraclides cresphontes) widespread
> Black Swallowtail (Heraclides polyxenes asterius) widespread
> Two-tailed Swallowtail (Pteourus multicaudata) 1 (M)
> Great Southern White (Ascia monustie) common (K)
> Social White (Eucheria socialis) cocoons only (Y)
> Giant White (Ganyra josephina) seen by Jim (Y) ??????
> Checkered White (Pontia protodice) a few (W,Y)
> White-angled Sulphur (Anteos chlorinde) common (Y,S)
> Yellow-angled Sulphur (Anteos maerula) (Y)
> Orange Sulphur (Colias eurytheme) 1 (Y)
> Lyside Sulphur (Krigonia lyside) numbers building (W,Y,S)
> Dainty Sulphur (Nathalis iole) small numbers but widespread
> Large Orange Sulphur (Phoebis agarithe) small numbers but widespread
> Cloudless Sulphur (Phoebis sennae) many - widespread
> Southern Dogface (Zerene cesonia) many - widespread
> Sleepy Orange (Eurema nicippe) many - widespread
> Tailed Orange (Eurema proterpia) many - widespread
> Boisduval's Yellow (Eurema boisduvaliana) numbers building (Y,W)
> Barred Yellow (Eurema daira) common (S,M)
> dina, lisa, nise Euremas small numbers (Y,S,M)
> Great Purple Hairstreak (Atlides halesus) 1 (Y)
> Sonoran Hairstreak (Hypostrymon critola) several (P)
> Rekoa sp. fairly widespread
> Gray Hairstreak (Strymon melinus) fairly common
> Long-winged Greenstreak (Cyanophrys longula) 1 (Y)
> Clench's Greenstreak (C. miserabilis) 1 (T)
> Gray Ministreak (Ministymon azia) a few (Y)
> Clytie Ministreak (M. clytie) a few - widespread
> Leda Ministreak (M. leda) a few (W,Y)
> Red-lined Scrub-Hairstreak (Strymon bebrycia) fairly common - bacharis
> Tailess S-H (S. cestri) fairly common - baccharis
> Mallow S-H (S. istapa) 1 (Y)
> Yojoa S-H (S. yojoa) 1 (y) on Mexican Bird-of-Paradise
> --
>                      Hank & Priscilla Brodkin
>                   Carr Canyon, Cochise County, AZ
>              SouthEast Arizona Butterfly Association
>                   Send Mailto:hankb at theriver.com
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