Garden Canyon, AZ Field Trip Results

Jeffrey A. Caldwell ecosys at
Wed Apr 26 23:04:52 EDT 2000

I appreciate reading about your field trip results, and especially
appreciate that you noted the nectar plants.   I am very interested in
hearing about field observations, especially about larval hosts, nectar
plants, and any information that helps one to understand the habitat
requirements of various species.

Hank & Priscilla Brodkin wrote:

> On April 22 the SouthEast Arizona Butterfly Association had a field trip
> to Garden Canyon on Fort Huachuca led by Hank and Priscilla Brodkin.
> The weather was cool, clear and breezy.  Nectar plants included
> berberis, ceanothus, ageratina, and carphochaete.  16 species of
> butterfly were seen:
> Pipevine Swallowtail Battus philenor
> Two-tailed Swallowtail Papilio multicaudatus
> Juniper Hairstreak Callophrys gryneus siva
> Gray Hairstreak Strymon melinus
> Marine Blue Leptotes marina
> Ceraunus Blue Hemiargus ceraunus
> Spring Azure Celastrina argiolus
> Zela Metalmark Emesis zela
> Bordered Patch Chlosyne lacinia
> Painted Crescent Phyciodes pictus (at Barcus Pond - early?)
> Arizona Sister Adelpha bredowii
> Short-tailed Skipper Zestusa dorus (6 individuals in moist spots)
> Mournful Duskywing (Erynnis tristis)
> Funereal Duskywing (Erynnis funeralis)
> White-barred Skipper Atrytonopis pittacus)
> Orange Skipperling (Copaeodes aurantiacus)
> --
>                      Hank & Priscilla Brodkin
>                   Carr Canyon, Cochise County, AZ
>                     Lat: 31.450, Long: 110.267
>              SouthEast Arizona Butterfly Association

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