Photos / Sounds

What

Gray Buckeye (Junonia grisea)

Observer

peneybud

Date

February 25, 2020 02:00 PM UTC

Photos / Sounds

What

Milbert's Tortoiseshell (Aglais milberti)

Observer

stomlins701

Date

June 17, 1978 12:00 PM EDT

Description

The first photo is the Milbert's Tortoiseshell butterfly on what I think is blooming raspberry, the second shows the habitat it was in, at the time an old growth Engelmann Spruce forest with some Corkbark Fir, with regeneration of the spruce in the cut over areas along the then jeep trail just below High Peak. Elevation was around 10,500 ft.

I wanted to document that this species was there before the telescope construction and catastrophic fires, and also hopefully generate some comments as to whether the species is still present there. I believe this area has been off limits to the public since the late 1980s for the endangered Red squirrel which I also used to see in the same area. I saw the Milbert's Tortoiseshell on most summer trips to High Peak, though it was not common, but never on any other sky island peak in se AZ.

Photos / Sounds

What

American Lady (Vanessa virginiensis)

Observer

fynkynd

Date

June 28, 2016 02:59 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Red Peacock (Anartia amathea)

Observer

jan35

Date

August 3, 2019 09:14 AM HST

Photos / Sounds

What

Red Peacock (Anartia amathea)

Observer

robberfly

Date

December 12, 2019 10:37 AM EST

Place

Darien, PA (Google, OSM)