On our recent trip to south Texas, I also kept an eye on the butterflies. Although I was looking for birds more than butterflies on the trip as a whole, I still managed a few lifers.
DAINTY SULPHURS were fairly common throughout our trip:
I didn't manage an open-wing picture, but this bland (only from below) beauty is the MEXICAN BLUEWING:
I was looking forward to seeing a couple of longtails. In fact, I did manage a couple species, both at Estero Llano Grande State Park. This is the TELEUS LONGTAIL:
Pretty striking as far as skippers go, this NYSA ROADSIDE-SKIPPER was fairly findable during our trip:
Of course, a post wouldn't be complete unless I had a mystery skipper. Any ideas????