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Mimosa Yellows in Tucson

Hi All, I had my first yard Mimosa Yellow in north-central Tucson yesterday morning, my first full day at home after being away leading tours for the past 2
Richard Hoyer
10:02 AM

Re: Leda Ministreak (Ministrymon leda, Lycaenidae) Resources

Yes, Jeffrey, judging by the picture and a site map of San Diego Co. plants, it was Heliotropium curassavicum.  There were also Apodemia palmerii nectaring on
Art Douglas
11:53 PM

SEAZ: Mercurial Skipper near Patagonia Lake

I found a MERCURIAL SKIPPER, Proteides mercurius, at a private residence in the Patagonia Lake Estates today, 9/1/15, at around 1:00. It's not re-fiindable,
4:59 PM

Re: Leda Ministreak (Ministrymon leda, Lycaenidae) Resources

Koji, Do your photographs showing the Leda Ministreak at nectar on Asclepias show the foliage? There are about six species native to San Diego County, but some
Jeffrey Caldwell
Sep 1

Re: Leda Ministreak (Ministrymon leda, Lycaenidae) Resources

Art, I suppose that would be salt heliotrope (Heliotropium curassavicum)?
Jeffrey Caldwell
Sep 1

Re: Leda Ministreak (Ministrymon leda, Lycaenidae) Resources

Jeffrey, Also I have photos of Leda nectaring on milkweed Asclepias sp. in Laguna Mountains and Hesperoyucca whipplei fruit sap. Also at home, they came to
Aug 31

Cameron Canyon, Mono Co., CA

Hi, Yesterday me & my husband explored an area (bushwacking, mostly) north of Green Creek in Mono Co., CA. We started at about 8000' and went north to a ridge
Kristie Nelson
Aug 31

Re: Leda Ministreak (Ministrymon leda, Lycaenidae) Resources

Jeffrey, I checked my notes from September 3, 1979, to confirm my memory that I saw Ministrymon leda nectaring on heliotrope at Scissors Crossing in San Diego
Art Douglas
Aug 31

Re: Resources for Harford's Sulphur (Colias harfordii, Pieridae)

A lepidopterist wrote me off list [off list communications are welcome from any of you, thanks to many of you for personal communications] to report observing
Jeffrey Caldwell
Aug 31

Leda Ministreak (Ministrymon leda, Lycaenidae) Resources

Not much out there about the life history of this little butterfly. Leda Ministreak (Ministrymonleda, Lycaenidae) ResourcesHostplants:Fabaceae. Mimoseae. Honey
Jeffrey Caldwell
Aug 31

Resources for Harford's Sulphur (Colias harfordii, Pieridae)

For information gathered thus far I owe much to bloggers and photographers. Further observations most welcome. Harford’s Sulphur (Coliasharfordii, Pieridae)
Jeffrey Caldwell
Aug 31

Re: Pena Blanca Lake (AZ) - 8/30/15

Bear in mind that there are now two species of "Giant Swallowtail".....including the newly described and named Western Giant Swallowtail (Heraclides
Alex Grkovich
Aug 31

Resources for Gray Marble (Anthocharis lanceolata, Pieridae)

Information about this butterfly of wildland areas is difficult to come by and any further specific observations would be most welcome! Note: many species
Jeffrey Caldwell
Aug 31

California Dogface and Rubber Rabbitbrush

 Hi Todd, I believe that possibly the only times I may have laid eyes on California Dogface was at Lake Tahoe on Rubber Rabbitbrush. Unfortunately that was
Jeffrey Caldwell
Aug 31

Pena Blanca Lake (AZ) - 8/30/15

Yesterday at Pena BlancaLake in southern AZ, along with a lot of butterflies that I was fairly confident about, I tentatively I.D.'d a couple of butterflies
Diane Touret
Aug 31
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