Monday, March 10, 2014

Estero Llando Butterfly Walk

 Another cloudy day but the butterflies were out and again a hummingbird at the feeder.  There were a variety of butterflies including a White Peacock, Western Pygmy Blues, and Crescents, Hairstreaks and Skippers. A successful 3 hours of butterflying, thanks Estero. 

The best was a teeny tiny butterfly.  The Western Pygmy Blue is the smallest in the North American at about a 1/2 inches.  They tend to be low to the ground.

 Western Pygmy Blues 1/2"


Purple Hairstreak 1 1/2" to 2"

 Gray Hairstreak  3/4 to 1 1/2 "

 Phaon Crescent

White Checkered Skipper

Border Patch

                   Pearl Crescent  1" to 1 3/4"         

White Peacock

Clouded Skipper

Southern Skipperling
Compare size to camera lens

                                             Buff-bellied Hummingbird

1 comment:

  1. Great pics Lorna.....Thanks for posting them. Chuck & Connie Clark