Made a run over to the National Butterfly Center today and finished with a respectable 41 species. Things are looking good after the recent rains and butterflies should start increasing as we approach October. Here's a Zilpa Longtail.
There was good diversity of grass skippers though not large numbers. Here's a Common Mellana,
Yesterday Troy and Robin Zurovec made another great find at the Old Hidalgo Pumphouse with a Frosted Flasher. They were kind enough to call me and luckily the bug stayed for a few photos. There's not many records for this species north of Mexico. It was under a leaf so I rotated it for a better view.
This morning I went back hoping for an open winged shot of the Frosted Flasher but no luck. But in the process a Tailed Aguna, which is not quite as rare but only my second ever, landed right in front of me.
So a couple of really good butterflies after six hot dry bugless weeks.