Butterflies from southwestern Tamaulipas, Mexico
I visited the Gorgas Science Foundation's research facility at Rancho del Cielo (c. 3,800 feet/1,160 meters; lat/long 23.10026,-99.193411), c. 4 miles NNW of Gomez Farias, Tamaulipas, during March 10 - 13, 2006. Conditions were not typical, as the experienced visitors said that it was the driest that they'd ever seen it. Nonetheless, there were quite a few flowering plants in the clearings, and the butterfly diversity was very good for such a small area.
Many of the hairstreaks shown here are not identified, and I've probably made errors with some of my other IDs - any help in sorting them out would be greatly appreciated!:
page 1: Yellow-patched/Star Satyr.
page 2: Single-banded Groundstreak Lamprospilus arza .
page 3: Grass Skippers.
page 4: Spread-wing Skippers.
page 5: Misc. Hairstreaks 1.
page 6: Misc. Hairstreaks 2.
page 7: Metalmarks.
page 8 : Stub-tailed/Hedemann's Gemmed-Satyr.
page 9 : Whites. - updated July 27, 2011 .
page 10 : Celestrinas.
page 11: Crescents.
page 12: An Urbanus longtail that could be viterboana.
page 13: Anna's Eighty-eight .