Butterflies in Garden Canyon, SE Arizona

Hank & Priscilla Brodkin hankb at theriver.com
Sat Feb 27 22:40:23 EST 1999

We spent the afternoon in Garden Canyon butterflying with Bob Stewart
and Kathy Bunnell.  The temperature was in the low to mid 60's and
plenty of sunshine.  Still some water in the canyon and many bugs were
nectaring on willow flowers - not much else in bloom except one small
pink gilia or lianthus type flower with a forked anther.  A few species
(*) seem to be out as much as a month early for the Huachacas.
Species seen:

Pipevine Swallowtail (Battus philenor)
Checkered White (Pontia protodice)
Pearly Marble (Euchloe hyantis) 
Southern Dogface (Colias cesonia)
Sleepy Orange (Eurema nicippe)
Great Purple Hairstreak (Atlides halesus)
Brown Elfin (Callophrys agustinus)
Gray Hairstreak (Strymon melinus)
Arizona Hairstreak (Erora quaderna)*
Marine Blue (Leptotes marina)*
Common Blue (Celestrina argiolus)
Zela Metalmark (Emesis zela)*  
Texan Crescent (Physiodes texana)
Mourning Cloak (Nymphalis antopa)
American Lady (Vanessa virginiensis)
Painted Lady (V. cardui)
West Coast Lady (V. annabella)
Red Admiral (V. atalanta)*
Sleepy Duskywing (Erynnis brizo)
Pacuvius Duskywing (E. pacuvius)*
Funereal Duskywing (E. funeralis)
Duskywing sp. (E. ?)
Pahaska Skipper (Hesperia pahaska)*
White-barred Skipper (Atrytonopsis pittacus)*
	   Hank & Priscilla Brodkin
	Carr Canyon, Cochise County, AZ
		31.45N, 110.27W
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