ARIZONA SISTER

The Arizona Sister is found from Guatemala and Mexico to the southwestern United States. Similar to the California Sister, except for subtle wing markings and they are generally brighter in their colors. The ventral hindwing of the California has lavender background while the Arizona Sister has blue background, also California has two orange bars on… Read More ARIZONA SISTER

MORMON METALMARK

Mormon Metalmarks can be found in many habitats including sand dunes, dry and rocky desert washes, and some mountain areas. The caterpillars feed on various buckwheat plants. The adults will nectar on buckwheat flowers, as well as other flowers around them. The adults are brightly patterned. I found this Mormon Metalmark this past summer while… Read More MORMON METALMARK

FIERY SKIPPER

Skippers are butterflies with a slightly different look. Skippers go through metamorphosis like butterflies and moths. They have some similar characteristics of each as well, they fly by day and have antennae like other butterflies while they have thicker bodies like a moth and stronger wing muscles.  Their colors are usually duller than traditional butterflies. Fiery Skippers… Read More FIERY SKIPPER