Sleepy Orange - Abaeis nicippe
This Abaeis or Eurema nicippe suprised me. I found it along Cactus Spring Trail, where I'd never seen one before. Possibly just passing through; Senna species are not on the trail to my knowledge but there are records of Senna covesii along highway 74 on Calflora. April 22, 2017.
Sleepy Orange - Abaeis nicippe
A Sleepy Orange, Abaeis nicippe, near Cottonwood Spring in Joshua Tree National Park, an excellent place to find this butterfly. This is the Spring form. March 29, 2009.
Sleepy Orange - Abaeis nicippe
Abaeis nicippe - at Boyce Thompson Arboretum in Arizona in the Fall. Sept. 25, 2007.
Sleepy Orange - Abaeis or Eurema nicippe
The larva of Abaeis nicippe on one of the hosts, Senna armata. This was given to me by Gordon Pratt and photographed on May 16, 2020. I drove to Yucca Valley for the desert senna.

©Dennis Walker