Saturday, December 6, 2014

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Northern Blue

Lycaeidis idas 
July 13,2014
towards Kusawa Lake

On the powerline close to home, June 16, 2015

in 2017, July 17 in my yard

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Clouded Sulpher

On June 29 2014, Aishihik road, i suspect this is also a clouded sulpher
Colias philodice

Monday, October 20, 2014

Christina Sulpher

Only based on the fact that this sighting was in May, i think it is Christina Sulpher....

Colia christina
May 17 2014,
 Arch creek

And another one towards Kusawa Lake, July 13 2014
It likes legumes the literature says, well it is feeding on one.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014


a Fritillary
High up in the mountains above Kluane Lake
May 17 2014
I think it is the Freija Fritillary ( Boloria freija)

Saturday, September 6, 2014


Papilio canadensis

On June 6 2014, Canadian Tiger Swallowtails sipping mud
at the creek coming out of Jo-jo lake

June 10 2014
in my garden

Monday, August 18, 2014

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Friday, July 18, 2014

Taiga Alpine

I think a Taiga Alpine
June 15 2014
Mendenhall subd.
and on June 1 , 2015 one in flight, a very dark butterfly with an orange flash

June 2, 2015

Eribia mancinus
Taiga Alpine, June 14, 2017 ID by Crispin Guppy

a Field Crescent

June 15 2014, Mendenhall subd.

i think it is a female Field Crescent
Phyciodes pratensis
(Phyciodes pulchella)

feeds on a variety of Asters
flies from late May into August

a Blue

 A Blue
but which one?
June 15 2014
Mendenhall subd.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Persius Duskywing

Erynnis persius
June 15 2014
 It has a single generation, and flies here from mid-June to August.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Arctic Fritillary

Boloria chariclea
June 16 2014
in an open mossy wet forest where the orchids grow. In Mendenhall subdicvision.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

a Sulphur

June 14 2014
Aishihik road
And on July 28, 2015 in the yard I was able to get a photo of the upper sides of the wings

Afrianius Duskywing

Erynnis afranius
June 14 2014
Aishihik road ( dry grassy area)
wondering if this Afranius Duskywing
for the clear white spots

This one might have two generation. The first one late May and June.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Rocky Mountain Parnassian

Parnassius smintheus
July 6 2014
Atlin road close to the Border, in between Little Atlin Lake and Atlin Lake.

and one on Ruby mnt, Atlin BC Aug. 15, 2015
frog mountain July 31, 2016

Sunday, June 8, 2014

White Admiral

going through old data
I don't know when this picture was taken but in
1998 i saw it first on June 29
in 1999 on July 5
in 2006 on July 18
in 2014 on July 13
2017 on July17

Limenitis  arthemis

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Afranius Duskywing

Erynnis afranius ( Afranius Duskywing)
May 27 2014
on a  dry grassy hill behind mendenhall subdiv.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Satyr Comma

probably a satyr comma
Polygonia satyrus
May26 2014

and the underwing  barely visible

Monday, May 26, 2014

green comma?

every day there is a butterfly
May 16 2014
green comma
polygonia faunus hylas
and probably arcticus added to that as a subspecies of hylas
another green comma on sept 9 2014

they are hibernating now, to wake up at the end of April