Senna (Cloudless) Sulphurs and Cabbage Whites continued to fly into December and
even January as observed on warm sunny days in Lakewood, California, along with an occasional Monarch. Several Gulf
Frittilaries were also observed in this area especially around Passion Vine, its larva host and a butterfly which seems to fly
nearly year-around. Most of our swallowtail species had finished their final flights by early November. Three Echo (Spring
Azures) Blues and a Common Gray Hairstreak were observed hilltopping on Sugarloaf Peak at an Elevation of 3227’ off the
San Juan Trail in the Santa Ana Mountains on Jan 2, 2012 on a very warm day which is early for these species.