MEXICO - from Monarchs in Michoacan to Grey Whales in Baja California

A trip organised by Mike Williams of the West Midlands Branch of Butterfly Conservation (UK) in January 2009

 

MEXICO, January 2009, from Monarchs in Michoacan to Grey Whales in Baja California, an itinerary devised by Mike Williams and led by Eric Miranda

Valle de Bravo, a small village between Mexico city and the Monarch sites, 9 January
Agraulis vanillae
Gulf Fritillary, Valle de Bravo, 9 January
Agraulis vanillae
Gulf Fritillary, Valle de Bravo
Eurema proterpia
Tailed Orange, Valle de Bravo, 9 January
Anartia fatima
Banded Peacock, Valle de Bravo, 9 January
Heliconius charithonia
Zebra Heliconian, Valle de Bravo
Pyrhus oileus
Tropical Checkered Skipper, Valle de Bravo
Hemiargus isola
Reakirt's Blue, Rancho los Cedros, 10 January
Hemiargus isola
Reakirt's Blue, Rancho los Cedros
Cabins, shops and cafes at Sierra de Chinqua, 11 January
Danaus plexippus
Monarch
Danaus plexippus
Monarch
Danaus plexippus
Monarchs, Sierra de Chinqua, 11 January
Danaus plexippus
Monarchs, Sierra de Chinqua, 11 January
Danaus plexippus
Monarchs, Sierra de Chinqua, showing some movement during an otherwise cool and breezy day, 11 January
Transit to El Rosario, 12 January
Transit to El Rosario, 12 January
Prickly pears at Rancho la Mesa, Lago Patzcuaro, 13 January
Nathalis iole
Dainty Sulphur, Rancho la Meza, 13 January
Nathalis iole
Dainty Sulphur, Rancho la Meza
Theclopsis mycon
Burnt-chocolate Hairstreak, Arroyo Frio, near Tacambaro,14 January
Theclopsis mycon
Burnt-chocolate Hairstreak, Arroyo Frio
Phyciodes ardys
Ardent Crescent, Arroyo Frio
Phyciodes ardys
Ardent Crescent, Arroyo Frio
Everes comyntas
Eastern Tailed Blue, Arroyo Frio
Smyrna blomfildia
Blomfild's Beauty, Arroyo Frio
Temenis laothoe
Orange Banner, Arroyo Frio
Pyrrhogyra neaerea
Leading Red-wing, Arroyo Frio
Marpesia petreus
Ruddy Daggerwing, Arroyo Frio
Marpesia petreus
Ruddy Daggerwing, Arroyo Frio
Eurema nise
Mimosa Yellow, Arroyo Frio
Urbanus pronus
Pronus Longtail, Arroyo Frio
Urbanus pronus
Pronus Longtail
Nisoniades rubescens
Purplish-black Skipper, Arroyo Frio
Spathilepia clonius
Falcate Skipper, Arroyo Frio
Papilio garamas
Magnificent Swallowtail, Uruapan National Park, 16 January
Uruapan National Park, 16 January
Vettius onaca
Black-spotted Fantastic Skipper, Uruapan National Park, 16 January
Phyciodes drusilla
Orange-patched Crescent, Uruapan NP, 16 January
Uruapan National Park, 16 January
Tzaratacua waterfalls, 16 January
Paricutin, 17 January
Old tree at Lago Camecuaro, transit day en route to Guadalajara, 17 January
Texola elada
Elada Checkerspot, Lagouna de Chapala, 17 January
Texola elada
Elada Checkerspot, Lagouna de Chapala
Pyrgus communis communis
Common Chequered Skipper, 17 January
Hemiargus ceraunus
Ceraunus Blue, Laguna le Chapala, towards Guadalajara, 17 January
Espiritu Santu, 18 January
Ganyra howarthii
Howarth's White, Espiritu Santu terminal, La Paz, 18 January
Zerene cesonia
Southern Dogface, Espiritu Santu terminal, La Paz, 18 January
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