SF Count 2011 & 2012

Map I made for Paul Johnson and his

kids, Robin and Nathan, for their

Candlestick walkabout

  Map I made for Wendy Dreskin and her party to comb Glen canyon this day

Western Tiger Swallowtail (P. rutulus) -- 9, Anise Swallowtail (P. zelicaon) --64Pipevine Swallowtail (B. philenor) - 20 ( Thanks Bill and Al out on Angel Island for those), Cabbage White (Pieris rapae) - 220, Orange Sulphur (C. eurytheme) -- 1 (Thanks Presidio Group the lone sulphur), Gray Hairstreak (S. melinus)-- 7Spring Azure/Echo Blue - (C. ladon echo) -- 15, Acmon Blue (P. acmon) -- 23, Western Pygmy Blue (Brephidium exile) - 1 ( at India Basin shoreline - the smallest butterfly in North America finally made it to the count!), Gulf Fritillary( A. vanillae) -- 7 (dependable population at Alemany Farm) Mylitta's Crescent (P. mylitta) - 1, California Sister (A. bredowii) - 13 ( again at Angel Island - rare in our city proper)  American Painted Lady (V. virginiensis) -- 15, Painted Lady (V. cardui) - 6, Field Crescent (Phyciodes campestris) - 44, West Coast Painted Lady (V. annabella) -- 34, Red Admiral (V. atalanta)-- 24, Common Buckeye (Junonia coenia) -- 83, ' California' Common Ringlet (C. tullia californica) -- 92 (double last years), *Common Wood Nymph (C. pegala) -- 4, *Propertius Duskywing (E. propertius)  (first year to count - seen at Angel Island)-- 2, Common Checkered Skipper (P. communis)-- 44, Fiery Skipper (H. phyleus) -- 64, Sandhill Skipper(Polites sabuleti) - 92 (a huge emergence along the salt grass at Candlestick and Heron's Head),  Woodland Skipper (O. sylvanoides) - 4,  Umber Skipper (P. melane) -- 7. Unidentified Papilionidae: 1, Unid Ladies: 2 Unid. Nymphalidae: 14, Unid. Hesperiidae: 6, Unid. Lycaenidae: 5

 Total species: 26 (last year- 26 - we tied it), Total individuals: 916 (last year - 967) .

Observations: When we hold it later in the window, spring species fall out (especially in low rain years) - no Large Marbles. Monarchs are rare (having not passed through the city yet on the way south.) Holding it late gave us the Pygmy Blue.

2012 Count (18th Year)

Tuesday, July 24th