Angeles National Forest, Grizzly Flat, July 3, 2017

Today was an exciting day on the Grizzly Flat trail.  I photographed my first Metalmark; Mormon Metalmark, Apodemia mormo!  

Here’s the list of what I saw today along with some photos.

Checkered White, Pontia protodice, Male
Pale Swallowtail, Papilio eurymedon
Gray Hairstreak, Strymon melinus pudica, female
Duskywing - I think this is Funereal.  I always have a hard time distinguishing the Funeral from the Mournful.
Hairstreak - Only one shot and too far away.  I think maybe a Hedgerow.
Bernardino Blue, Euphilotes bernardino - Saw lots of these.
 

 Heading into a butterfly wonderland.

Heading into a butterfly wonderland.

 Checkered White, Pontia protodice, Male

Checkered White, Pontia protodice, Male

 Checkered White, Pontia protodice, Male

Checkered White, Pontia protodice, Male

 Checkered White, Pontia protodice, Male

Checkered White, Pontia protodice, Male

 Checkered White, Pontia protodice, Male

Checkered White, Pontia protodice, Male

 Duskywing - I think this is Erynnis funeralis, Funereal Duskywing, but I couldn't get close enough to tell.  Definitely darker in color, almost black.

Duskywing - I think this is Erynnis funeralis, Funereal Duskywing, but I couldn't get close enough to tell.  Definitely darker in color, almost black.

 Duskywing

Duskywing

 Hairstreak - Not sure what kind.  This is the only shot I was able to get and it was pretty far away.

Hairstreak - Not sure what kind.  This is the only shot I was able to get and it was pretty far away.

 Pale Swallowtail, Papilio eurymedon

Pale Swallowtail, Papilio eurymedon

 Pale Swallowtail, Papilio eurymedon

Pale Swallowtail, Papilio eurymedon

 Pale Swallowtail, Papilio eurymedon

Pale Swallowtail, Papilio eurymedon

 Pale Swallowtail, Papilio eurymedon

Pale Swallowtail, Papilio eurymedon

 Pale Swallowtail, Papilio eurymedon

Pale Swallowtail, Papilio eurymedon

 Mormon Metalmark, Apodemia mormo - This is my first Metalmark.  Not the best shots, but they are identifiable.  Very exciting!

Mormon Metalmark, Apodemia mormo - This is my first Metalmark.  Not the best shots, but they are identifiable.  Very exciting!

 Mormon Metalmark, Apodemia mormo

Mormon Metalmark, Apodemia mormo

 Mormon Metalmark, Apodemia mormo

Mormon Metalmark, Apodemia mormo

 Bernardino Blue, Euphilotes bernardino - Sometimes I like to include the whole photo so you can see just how tiny these little guys are.

Bernardino Blue, Euphilotes bernardino - Sometimes I like to include the whole photo so you can see just how tiny these little guys are.

 Bernardino Blue, Euphilotes bernardino

Bernardino Blue, Euphilotes bernardino

 Bernardino Blue, Euphilotes bernardino

Bernardino Blue, Euphilotes bernardino

 Bernardino Blue, Euphilotes bernardino

Bernardino Blue, Euphilotes bernardino

 Bernardino Blue, Euphilotes bernardino

Bernardino Blue, Euphilotes bernardino

 Bernardino Blue, Euphilotes bernardino

Bernardino Blue, Euphilotes bernardino

 Bernardino Blue, Euphilotes bernardino

Bernardino Blue, Euphilotes bernardino

 Gray Hairstreak, Strymon melinus pudica, female

Gray Hairstreak, Strymon melinus pudica, female

 Gray Hairstreak, Strymon melinus pudica, female

Gray Hairstreak, Strymon melinus pudica, female

 Gray Hairstreak, Strymon melinus pudica, female

Gray Hairstreak, Strymon melinus pudica, female

 Gray Hairstreak, Strymon melinus pudica, female

Gray Hairstreak, Strymon melinus pudica, female

 Gray Hairstreak, Strymon melinus pudica, female

Gray Hairstreak, Strymon melinus pudica, female

 Gray Hairstreak, Strymon melinus pudica, female

Gray Hairstreak, Strymon melinus pudica, female

 There's actually a pale swallowtail in this photo.  

There's actually a pale swallowtail in this photo.