Finally got a few different butterflies today in our Progreso Lakes yard so I thought I would write a post. We've had north wind for the past several days because of Tropical Storm Beta but now it's shifting back around to the south east and so we get butterflies. This Mexican Bluewing was ovipositing on our Vassey's Adelia.
Thursday, September 24, 2020
Ovipositing was the theme today. I've suspected we often have Boisduval's Yellow because of our Senna pendula. This one was laying eggs.
This banged up Tropical Leafwing was ovipositing on Low Croton.
We get few Mazan's Scallopwing so this one was a treat. She was also bopping around on some small plant and may have been laying eggs.
This Brown-banded Skipper is on a Coyotillo but not far from the Barbados Cherry host plant.
A lot of the butterflies have been really beat up lately like this Tailed Orange.
Been a while since we've had a Brazilian Skipper.
This Guava Skipper is about done for.
Quens were out in big numbers today. At least fifty of them.
Here's today's list of 36 species.