Three days ago I took a hot afternoon walk at Santa Ana hoping to find something good over there and I did. This East-Mexican White-Skipper was on the tour road just past the canopy walk.
Other stuff I saw along the tour road included Common Mestra and Mimosa Skipper.
There were at least a half dozen Pale-banded Crescents.
Yesterday I went back again to give the Sulphur-belly another shot when I found this Banded Peacock.
This is proving to be a good summer for Mexican Bluewing. They have been hard to find the past couple of years.
Then today I went back for the Hoary Skipper. While looking for it I found an ovipositing Brown-banded Skipper. Barbados Cherry is the host plant.
Walking back to the visitors center I found a Pearl Crescent which has been in short supply lately.
So here's a compound list from the past four visits to Santa Ana NWR.