If you've been reading this blog - you know that I have a love for observing, photographing and identifying butterflies and this trip gave me the chance to pick up about twenty new species of butterflies. In Arizona - almost all the species you see would be life butterflies if you come from the great lakes region in the carolinian forest life zone.
One butterfly that I was hoping to photograph was a Two-tailed Swallowtail. I saw this butterfly several times in AZ - but sadly - I was unable to photograph it because they were always on the move!
I end here with a list of new butterflies that I had seen (there were many others that were not lifers, for example, Queen Butterflies, Pipevine Swallowtails, American Lady, and Common Sootywings to name a few).
Butterflies from Southeast Arizona Birding Trip:
5-Arizona powdered skipper
13-Common streaky skipper
14-Golden headed scallopwing
16-Funereal Duskywing (Or Mournful?)
18-Golden banded skipper
20-Desert Checkered Skipper
21- Two tailed Swallowtail
|Golden headed Scallopwing|
|Common Streaky Skipper|
|Arizona powdered Skipper|
|Dull Firetip Butterfly - A huge skipper!|
|Desert Checkered Skipper|
Good butterfly watching!