Monterey CA week 2

Jan 8-14

Still no break in the cold Texas weather, so I remain in somewhat warmer Monterey for a 2nd week.  Butterflies have been slow to emerge here following a cool, very wet November-December, not even a cabbage white (Pieris rapae) yet!

The only new species this week was a worn common buckeye (Junonia coenia), likely a winter survivor.  

Week List:  Margined White  Pieris marginalis venosa,  Echo Azure  Celastrina echo, Red Admiral  Vanessa atalanta, Common Buckeye Junonia coenia, Monarch  Danaus plexippus

Total trip species:  8      Species Photographed:  4


Highlight Species: Margined White

Pieris marginalis (above) varies across the west from pale white to heavily marked.  I photographed this male (ssp. venosa) in Partington Canyon, Big Sur, on 1/4/15

© Chris Tenney 2014