This sun drenched post is for Nick Morgan who is enveloped in the cold grey of an encroaching winter in Scotland. Sorry I couldn't get more Nick--they were an uncooperative, hyper-active bunch today.
I have tentatively identified this as a Red-collared Firetip.
While I was vainly trying to get photos of the little blues and all sizes of whites and yellows, I noticed a tiny white thing flutter to the ground under the sparse shelter of dried brush and immediately become a statue when it hit.
I haven't even tried to ID it.
Some sort of Patch
EDIT on 11/30/13:
I am calling this a Rosita Patch because there is no black spot band on the hindwing. The Crimson Patch would have that. Here is a link for information on Crimson Patch comparison:
Also, a link for more information on Rosita Patch:
Small Blue of some kind.
Just before leaving for Chiapas, I got to spend a half a day at my place in San Diego. Here are three from there.
Below: Checkered White
There were over a dozen Painted Lady's in this Baccharis bush.