|Scientific Name as Published:||Corresponding English Name|
|Astraptes fulgerator (Walsh)||Two-barred Flasher|
|Pellicia bromias (G. & S.)||Purplish-black Skipper|
P. costimacula (H.-S.)
|Spathilepia clonius (Cramer)||Falcate Skipper|
|Timochares ruptifasciata (Ploetz)||Brown-banded Skipper|
|Achlyodes thraso (Hbn.)||Sickle-winged Skipper|
|Gorgythion begga pyralina (Moschler)||Variegated Skipper|
|Aguna asander (Hew.)||Gold-spotted Aguna|
|Proteides mercurius (Fab.)||Mercurial Skipper|
|Lerodea tyrtaeus (Fab.)||Violet-patched Skipper|
|Adelpha fessonia Hew.||Band-celled Sister|
|Chlorippe pavon Latr.||Pavon Emperor|
|Apodemia walkeri G.||Walker's Metalmark|
|Lasaia sessilis Schaus||Blue Metalmark|
|Thecla bazochii G.||Lantana Scrub-Hairstreak|
|Thecla facuna Hew.||Goodson's Greenstreak|
|Thecla cestri (Reak.)||Tailless Scrub-Hairstreak|
|Mitoura xami (Reak.)||Xami Hairstreak|
... and many others may be found.
Another excellent place to collect is six miles north of McAllen on the road to Edinburg. It is up and down the irrigation canal that crosses under the highway.
Just west of Mission two species of Megathymidae may be collected, Megathymus yuccae wilsonorum Stallings & Turner and Stallingsia maculosus (Freeman). To collect in that part of the state, just locate a nice irrigation ditch that has been there for several years and has had a lot of vegetation around it.
In the section around Pharr it is doubtful whether a person would ever get all of the species that occur around that locality, as each year new things make their appearance and ones that were there the year before fail to appear.
Aerial photograph of the center of the lower Rio Grande Valley
12 Oct 2009 © Mike Quinn / firstname.lastname@example.org / Texas Entomology