SEABA Field Trip in eastern Tucson

Hank & Priscilla Brodkin hankb at
Sun Nov 7 15:18:22 EST 1999

On Saturday, November 6, Priscilla and Hank Brodkin led a SouthEast
Arizona Butterfly Association Field Trip with 13 participants to Molino
Basin, the lower Mt. Lemon Highway in the morning, and Tanque Verde Wash
in the early afternoon.
24 species were seen.  Highlights were Chiricahua Whites (Neophasia
terlootii) seen up the Mt. Lemon Highway and 2 Giant-Skippers flushed
flushed from a hillside among Schott's Agave must have been Poling's
(Agathymus polingi).
Here is the species list (M = Molino Basin and the Mt. Lemon Highway; T
= Tanque Verde Wash near Wentworth):

Chiricahua White (Neophasia terlootii) M
Checkered White (Pontia protodice) T
Orange Sulphur (Colias eurytheme) T
Southern Dogface (C.cesonia) M, T
Mexican Yellow (Eurema mexicanum) M, T
Tailed orange (E. proterpia) M, T
Dainty sulphur (Nathalis iole) M, T
Great Purple Hairstreak (Atlides halesus) T
Gray Hairstreak (Strymon melinus) T
Western Pygmy-Blue (Brephidium exile) T
Reakirt's Blue (Hemiargus isola) T
Acmon Blue (Plebejus acmon) T
Fatal Metalmark (Calephelis nemisis) T
Mormon Metalmark (Apodemia mormo) T
American Snout (Libytheana carinenta) M, T
Varigated Fritillary (Euptoieta claudia) M
Texan Crescent (Phyciodes texana) M, T
American Lady (Vanessa virginiensis) M
California Sister (Adelpha bredowii) M
Empress Leilia (Asterocampa lelia) M, T
Queen (Danaus gillipus) M, T
Funereal Skipper (Erynnis funeralis) T
Common Checkered Skipper complex (Pyrgus communis/albescens) T
Orange Skipperling (Copaeodes auranticus) T

	             Hank & Priscilla Brodkin
	          Carr Canyon, Cochise County, AZ
                    Lat: 31.450, Long: 110.267
             SouthEast Arizona Butterfly Association

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