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

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Agraulis vanillae
Agraulis vanillae

Gulf Fritillary, Valle de Bravo, 9 January

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Agraulis vanillae
Agraulis vanillae

Gulf Fritillary, Valle de Bravo

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Eurema proterpia
Eurema proterpia

Tailed Orange, Valle de Bravo, 9 January

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Anartia fatima
Anartia fatima

Banded Peacock, Valle de Bravo, 9 January

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Heliconius charithonia
Heliconius charithonia

Zebra Heliconian, Valle de Bravo

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Pyrhus oileus
Pyrhus oileus

Tropical Checkered Skipper, Valle de Bravo

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Hemiargus isola
Hemiargus isola

Reakirt's Blue, Rancho los Cedros, 10 January

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Hemiargus isola
Hemiargus isola

Reakirt's Blue, Rancho los Cedros

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Cabins, shops and cafes at Sierra de Chinqua, 11 January

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Danaus plexippus
Danaus plexippus

Monarch

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Danaus plexippus
Danaus plexippus

Monarch

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Danaus plexippus
Danaus plexippus

Monarchs, Sierra de Chinqua, 11 January

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Danaus plexippus
Danaus plexippus

Monarchs, Sierra de Chinqua, 11 January

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Danaus plexippus
Danaus plexippus

Monarchs, Sierra de Chinqua, showing some movement during an otherwise cool and breezy day, 11 January

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Transit to El Rosario, 12 January

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Transit to El Rosario, 12 January

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Prickly pears at Rancho la Mesa, Lago Patzcuaro, 13 January

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Nathalis iole
Nathalis iole

Dainty Sulphur, Rancho la Meza, 13 January

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Nathalis iole
Nathalis iole

Dainty Sulphur, Rancho la Meza

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Theclopsis mycon
Theclopsis mycon

Burnt-chocolate Hairstreak, Arroyo Frio, near Tacambaro,14 January

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Theclopsis mycon
Theclopsis mycon

Burnt-chocolate Hairstreak, Arroyo Frio

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Phyciodes ardys
Phyciodes ardys

Ardent Crescent, Arroyo Frio

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Phyciodes ardys
Phyciodes ardys

Ardent Crescent, Arroyo Frio

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Everes comyntas
Everes comyntas

Eastern Tailed Blue, Arroyo Frio

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Smyrna blomfildia
Smyrna blomfildia

Blomfild's Beauty, Arroyo Frio

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Temenis laothoe
Temenis laothoe

Orange Banner, Arroyo Frio

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Pyrrhogyra neaerea
Pyrrhogyra neaerea

Leading Red-wing, Arroyo Frio

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Marpesia petreus
Marpesia petreus

Ruddy Daggerwing, Arroyo Frio

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Marpesia petreus
Marpesia petreus

Ruddy Daggerwing, Arroyo Frio

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Eurema nise
Eurema nise

Mimosa Yellow, Arroyo Frio

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Urbanus pronus
Urbanus pronus

Pronus Longtail, Arroyo Frio

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Urbanus pronus
Urbanus pronus

Pronus Longtail

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Nisoniades rubescens
Nisoniades rubescens

Purplish-black Skipper, Arroyo Frio

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Spathilepia clonius
Spathilepia clonius

Falcate Skipper, Arroyo Frio

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Papilio garamas
Papilio garamas

Magnificent Swallowtail, Uruapan National Park, 16 January

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Uruapan National Park, 16 January

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Vettius onaca
Vettius onaca

Black-spotted Fantastic Skipper, Uruapan National Park, 16 January

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Phyciodes drusilla
Phyciodes drusilla

Orange-patched Crescent, Uruapan NP, 16 January

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Uruapan National Park, 16 January

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Tzaratacua waterfalls, 16 January

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Paricutin, 17 January

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Old tree at Lago Camecuaro, transit day en route to Guadalajara, 17 January

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Texola elada
Texola elada

Elada Checkerspot, Lagouna de Chapala, 17 January

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Texola elada
Texola elada

Elada Checkerspot, Lagouna de Chapala

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Pyrgus communis communis
Pyrgus communis communis

Common Chequered Skipper, 17 January

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Hemiargus ceraunus
Hemiargus ceraunus

Ceraunus Blue, Laguna le Chapala, towards Guadalajara, 17 January

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Espiritu Santu, 18 January

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Ganyra howarthii
Ganyra howarthii

Howarth's White, Espiritu Santu terminal, La Paz, 18 January

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Zerene cesonia
Zerene cesonia

Southern Dogface, Espiritu Santu terminal, La Paz, 18 January

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