2013 Butterfly Count Results

Trinity
Brazos Bend
Magnolia
Katy Prairie
Atwater
Houston Arboretum
Houston
Raven
Houston Lakes
Roy E. Larsen Sandyland Sanctuary
Spring Creek Greenway
Mercer Arboretum



Trinity Butterfly Count - October 26, 2013

1 Pipevine Swallowtail
1 Orange Sulphur
32 Cloudless Sulphur
52 Little Yellow
29 Sleepy Orange
4 Dainty Sulphur
5 Gray Hairstreak
3 Red-banded Hairstreak
19 Dusky-blue Groundstreak
1 Ceraunus Blue
80 Gulf Fritillary
30 Variegated Fritillary
5 Phaon Crescent
7 Pearl Crescent
74 Common Buckeye
1 Viceroy
87 Carolina Satyr
7 Monarch
1 Long-tailed Skipper
40 Common Checkered-Skipper
5 Tropical Checkered-Skipper
7 Clouded Skipper
7 Southern Skipperling
7 Fiery Skipper
1 Whirlabout
3 Sachem
7 Yehl Skipper
2 Dun Skipper
6 Eufala Skipper
3 Ocola Skipper

535 Individuals Total

30 Species Total

Brazos Bend Count - October 20, 2013

1 Black Swallowtail
1 Giant Swallowtail
1 Great Southern White
1 Orange Sulphur
1 Southern Dogface
70 Cloudless Sulphur
189 Little Yellow
1 Sleepy Orange
1 Great Purple Hairstreak
9 Gray Hairstreak
7 Red-banded Hairstreak
37 Dusky-blue Groundstreak
4 Hairstreak species
898 Gulf Fritillary
18 Variegated Fritillary
4 Phaon Crescent
54 Pearl Crescent
9 Painted Lady
6 Red Admiral
20 Common Buckeye
3 Viceroy
1 Goatweed Leafwing
5 Hackberry Emperor
4 Tawny Emperor
1 Emperor species
15 Gemmed Satyr
166 Carolina Satyr
14 Satyr species
7 Monarch
9 Queen
36 White-striped Longtail
11 Long-tailed Skipper
2 Horace's Duskywing
34 Common Checkered-Skipper
37 Tropical Checkered-Skipper
19 Checkered-skipper species
13 Turk's-cap White-Skipper
87 Clouded Skipper
3 Least Skipper
1 Orange Skipperling
3 Fiery Skipper
1 Whirlabout
1 Southern Broken-Dash
11 Little Glassywing
2 Sachem
18 Broad-winged Skipper
2 Yehl Skipper
25 Dun Skipper
2 Ocola Skipper
55 Skipper species
14 Unknown butterfly

1934 Individuals Total

45 Species Total

Magnolia Butterfly Count - October 20, 2013

7 Pipevine Swallowtail
3 Spicebush Swallowtail
1 Orange Sulphur
1 Southern Dogface
32 Cloudless Sulphur
1 Orange-barred Sulphur
12 Little Yellow
2 Sleepy Orange
6 Dainty Sulphur
2 Great Purple Hairstreak
10 Gray Hairstreak
2 Red-banded Hairstreak
1 Dusky-blue Groundstreak
2 Ceraunus Blue
72 Gulf Fritillary
2 Variegated Fritillary
5 American Lady
18 Painted Lady
81 Common Buckeye
1 Goatweed Leafwing
2 Hackberry Emperor
1 Tawny Emperor
35 Monarch
5 White-striped Longtail
4 Long-tailed Skipper
2 Horace's Duskywing
1 Funereal Duskywing
24 Common Checkered-Skipper
8 Tropical Checkered-Skipper
21 Clouded Skipper
2 Southern Skipperling
230 Fiery Skipper
18 Whirlabout
20 Sachem
9 Dun Skipper
12 Eufala Skipper
10 Ocola Skipper
  Immatures
17 Pipevine caterpillars on A. fimbriata
20 Cloudless Sulphur eggs on Cassia alata
3 Cloudless Sulphur caterpillars on Cassia alata
1 Little Yellow caterpillar on sensitive plant
2 Brazilian Skipper caterpillars on Canna
1 Question Mark caterpillar on Elm
13 Monarch caterpillars on A. curassavica

665 Individuals Total

37 Species Total

Katy Prairie Butterfly Count - September 2, 2013

  Nelson Farms portion
1 Pipevine Swallowtail
1 Black Swallowtail
5 Giant Swallowtail
8 Cloudless Sulphur
15 Little Yellow
5 Sleepy Orange
1 Dainty Sulphur
2 Gray Hairstreak
7 Gulf Fritillary
6 Common Buckeye
1 Goatweed Leafwing
1 Northern Cloudywing
15 Common Checkered-Skipper
5 Tropical Checkered-Skipper
2 Clouded Skipper
8 Southern Skipperling
7 Fiery Skipper
2 Eufala Skipper
4 Ocola Skipper
  Immatures
4 Cloudless Sulphur eggs on senna obtusifolia
3 Sleepy Orange eggs on senna obtusifolia

96 Individuals Total

19 Species Total

  Cornfield on Roberts Road portion
1 Pipevine Swallowtail
2 Giant Swallowtail
12 Cloudless Sulphur
3 Little Yellow
39 Sleepy Orange
1 Gray Hairstreak
13 Gulf Fritillary
2 Goatweed Leafwing
10 Common Checkered-Skipper
3 Tropical Checkered-Skipper
3 Fiery Skipper
4 Eufala Skipper
  Immatures
1 Common Buckeye caterpillar on Gerardia

Atwater Butterfly Count - August 31, 2013

23 Pipevine Swallowtail
1 Giant Swallowtail
21 Cloudless Sulphur
36 Little Yellow
3 Ceranus Blue
13 Gulf Fritillary
2 Variegated Fritillary
1 Queen
1 Wild Indigo Duskywing
17 Common Checkered-Skipper
3 Tropical Checkered-Skipper
1 Clouded Skipper

122 Individuals Total

12 Species Total

Houston Arboretum Butterfly Count - July 6, 2013

1 Spicebush Swallowtail
3 Cloudless Sulphur
3 Little Yellow
2 Gray Hairstreak
29 Gulf Fritillary
10 Variegated Fritillary
4 Texan Crescent
1 American Lady
1 Red Admiral
7 Common Buckeye
1 White-striped Longtail
9 Common Checkered-Skipper
2 Tropical Checkered-Skipper
7 Fiery Skipper
1 Whirlabout
1 Sachem

82 Adult Individuals Total

17 Species Total


Houston Butterfly Count - July 6, 2013

2 Black Swallowtail
1 Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
3 Spicebush Swallowtail
2 Palamedes Swallowtail
10 Cloudless Sulphur
55 Little Yellow
12 Gray Hairstreak
37 Ceraunus Blue
3 Reakirt's Blue
4 Eastern Tailed Blue
72 Gulf Fritillary
30 Variegated Fritillary
5 Texan Crescent
6 Phaon Crescent
1 Pearl Crescent
1 American Lady
1 Red Admiral
55 Common Buckeye
4 Monarch
2 White-striped Longtail
2 Horace's Duskywing
25 Common /White Checkered-Skipper
8 Tropical Checkered-Skipper
2 Orange Skipperling
19 Southern Skipperling
33 Fiery Skipper
1 Whirlabout
2 Sachem
2 Dark Swallowtail species
6 Blue species
4 Checkered-Skipper species
2 Skipperling species
1 Skipper species
1 Little Yellow Egg on Sensitive Briar
1 Gulf Fritillary on Passiflora lutea
3 Gulf Fritillary Caterpillars on Passiflora lutea
1 Black Swallowtail Caterpillar on Dill

413 Adult Individuals Total

28 Species Total


Raven Butterfly Count - June 1, 2013

9 Pipevine Swallowtail
10 Black Swallowtail
1 Giant Swallowtail
5 Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
5 Spicebush Swallowtail
2 Palamedes Swallowtail
37 Checkered White
2 Orange Sulphur
17 Cloudless Sulphur
12 Little Yellow
1 Sleepy Orange
12 Dainty Sulphur
11 Gray Hairstreak
14 Red-banded Hairstreak
7 Dusky-blue Groundstreak
5 American Snout
5 Gulf Fritillary
14 Variegated Fritillary
112 Silvery Checkerspot
4 Phaon Crescent
29 Pearl Crescent
7 American Lady
1 Red Admiral
27 Common Buckeye
1 Red-spotted Purple
3 Goatweed Leafwing
1 Tawny Emperor
7 Gemmed Satyr
12 Carolina Satyr
8 Little Wood-Satyr
3 Monarch
9 White-striped Longtail
4 Horace's Duskywing
3 Funereal Duskywing
39 Common Checkered-Skipper
7 Tropical Checkered-Skipper
1 Clouded Skipper
2 Southern Skipperling
12 Fiery Skipper
3 Whirlabout
9 Southern Broken-Dash
1 Sachem
11 Dun Skipper

485 Individuals Total

43 Species Total


Houston Lakes Butterfly Count - March 16, 2013

Thanks to Betsy, Lucy and Stuart for their wonderful effort for the Houston Lakes Count. All in all, it was very good. The highlight of the day was the Elfins (Eastern Pine and Henry's). Below is the list of sightings.

3 Pipevine Swallowtail Battus philenor
4 Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes
7 Giant Swallowtail Papilio cresphontes
1 Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Papilio glaucus
11 Palamedes Swallowtail Papilio palamedes
2 Orange Sulphur Colias eurytheme
1 Southern Dogface Colias cesonia
21 Cloudless Sulphur Phoebis sennae
3 Little Yellow Eurema lisa
1 Sleepy Orange Eurema nicippe
5 Henry's Elfin Callophrys henrici
1 Eastern Pine Elfin Callophrys niphon
11 Red-banded Hairstreak Calycopis cecrops
19 Dusky-blue Groundstreak Calycopis isobeon
2 American Snout Libytheana carinenta
3 Gulf Fritillary Agraulis vanillae
22 Phaon Crescent Phyciodes phaon
19 Pearl Crescent Phyciodes tharos
1 Question Mark Polygonia interrogationis
1 American Lady Vanessa virginiensis
6 Red Admiral Vanessa atalanta
11 Common Buckeye Junonia coenia
11 Goatweed Leafwing Anaea andria
47 Carolina Satyr Hermeuptychia sosybius
25 Little Wood-Satyr Megisto cymela (viola)
2 White-striped Longtail Chioides catillus
3 Horace's Duskywing Erynnis horatius
1 Funereal Duskywing Erynnis funeralis
45 Common Checkered-Skipper Pyrgus communis
3 Tropical Checkered-Skipper Pyrgus oileus
7 Clouded Skipper Lerema accius
7 Fiery Skipper Hylephila phyleus
1 Ocola Skipper Panoquina ocola

307 Individuals Total

33 Species Total


Roy E. Larsen Sandyland Sanctuary Count - March 17, 2013

1 Henry's Elfin
1 Silver-spotted Skipper
3 Juvenal's Duskywing
3 Horace's Duskywing
2 Fiery Skipper
1 Whirlabout
2 Common Checkered-Skipper
12 Red-banded Hairstreak
5 Dusky Blue Groundstreak
2 Gray Hairstreak
12 Goatweed Leafwing
2 Varigated Fritillary
53 Common Buckeye
2 Pearl Crescent
1 Red Admiral
5 American Lady
2 Pipevine Swallowtail
51 Zebra Swallowtail
1 Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
2 Palamedes Swallowtail
1 Black Swallowtail
1 Giant Swallowtail
3 Spicebush Swallowtail
9 Cloudless Sulphur
2 Gemmed Satyr
20 Carolina Satyr
1 Little Wood Satyr

Species : 27

Individuals: 200

Immatures: 2 (Zebra Swallowtail eggs)


Spring Creek Greenway Nature Center - April 13, 2013

5 Clouded Skipper
2 American Lady
3 Little Wood-Satyr
1 Monarch
1 Orange Sulphur
1 Common Checkered-Skipper
1 Pipevine Swallowtail

Caterpillars
- Giant Swallowtail on Hercules Club - 1
- Monarch on Milkweed - 1

Mercer Arboretum and Botanic Gardens - April 13, 2013

10 Cloudless Sulphur
1 Black Swallowtail
1 Pearl Crescent
3 Texan Crescent
1 Monarch
2 American Lady
1 Little Wood-Satyr
2 Dun Skipper
1 Silvery Checkerspot
1 Funereal Duskywing