Butterfly Counts 2010 - 2012
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2012
Magnolia Count (10/21)
Brazos Bend Count (10/7)
Attwater Count (10/7)
Brazos Valley Count (7/21)
Raven Count (6/9)
San Jacinto Count (5/19)
San Jacinto Count (Little Thicket portion) (5/19)
Big Thicket Count (4/28)
Mercer Count (4/21)
Spring Creek Count (4/21)
Sandylands Count (4/14)
Conroe Count (4/7)
2011
Raven Count
San Jacinto Count
Spring Cypress Parklands Count
Conroe Count
Sandylands Count
2010
Trinity River NWR Count
Brazos Bend Count
Magnolia Count

Attwater
Attwater Count 9-1-12
73 Pipevine Swallowtail
20 Giant Swallowtail
1 Checkered White
111 Cloudless Sulphur
79 Little Yellow
2 Sleepy Orange
8 Dainty Sulphur
2 Gray Hairstreak
1 Dusky-blue Groundstreak
24 Ceraunus Blue
25 Gulf Fritillary
4 Variegated Fritillary
2 Bordered Patch
7 Phaon Crescent
8 Pearl Crescent
3 Painted Lady
1 Red Admiral
107 Common Buckeye
1 Viceroy
56 Goatweed Leafwing
1 Hackberry Emperor
5 Monarch
7 Queen
6 White-striped Longtail
1 Northern Cloudywing
2 Horace's Duskywing
44 Common/White Checkered-Skipper
20 Tropical Checkered-Skipper
4 Clouded Skipper
1 Least Skipper
20 Southern Skipperling
21 Fiery Skipper
7 Dun Skipper
4 Ocola Skipper
Brazos Valley
Brazos Valley 7-21-12
6 Pipevine Swallowtail
1 Black Swallowtail
43 Giant Swallowtail
8 Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
5 Checkered White
14 Great Southern White
81 Cloudless Sulphur
532 Little Yellow
13 Sleepy Orange
1 Dainty Sulphur
6 Gray Hairstreak
19 Ceraunus Blue
30 American Snout
171 Gulf Fritillary
1 Julia Heliconian
18 Variegated Fritillary
2 Silvery Checkerspot
468 Phaon Crescent
81 Pearl Crescent
63 Question Mark
40 Common Buckeye
7 Viceroy
228 Goatweed Leafwing
341 Hackberry Emperor
21 Tawny Emperor
4 Monarch
12 Queen
1 Silver-spotted Skipper
1 White-striped Longtail
18 Common/White Checkered-Skipper
4 Tropical Checkered-Skipper
2 Swarthy Skipper
13 Clouded Skipper
28 Southern Skipperling
4 Fiery Skipper
1 Whirlabout
1 Little Glassywing
3 Celia's Roadside-Skipper
4 Eufala Skipper
4 Asterocampa sp.
1 Pyrgus sp.
San Jacinto
San Jacinto 5-19-12
29 Pipevine Swallowtail
1 Zebra Swallowtail
16 Giant Swallowtail
15 Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
14 Spicebush Swallowtail
96 Palamedes Swallowtail
5 Checkered White
2 Orange Sulphur
9 Cloudless Sulphur
1 Large Orange Sulphur
60 Little Yellow
1 Sleepy Orange
30 Dainty Sulphur
1 Striped Hairstreak
9 Gray Hairstreak
6 Red-banded Hairstreak
1 Dusky-blue Groundstreak
1 American Snout
15 Gulf Fritillary
10 Variegated Fritillary
19 Silvery Checkerspot
3 Phaon Crescent
69 Pearl Crescent
35 Question Mark
34 American Lady
3 Red Admiral
33 Common Buckeye
10 Hackberry Emperor
1 Tawny Emperor
4 Southern Pearly-eye
1 Creole Pearly-eye
9 Gemmed Satyr
23 Carolina Satyr
2 Little Wood-Satyr
1 Silver-spotted Skipper
1 Northern Cloudywing
1 Hayhurst's Scallopwing
60 Horace's Duskywing
3 Funereal Duskywing
63 Common/White Checkered-Skipper
42 Tropical Checkered-Skipper
2 Clouded Skipper
24 Fiery Skipper
17 Southern Broken-Dash
2 Northern Broken-Dash
1 Ocola Skipper
6 Satyrid sp.
Big Thicket


Big Thicket 4-28-12
7 Pipevine Swallowtail
22 Zebra Swallowtail
1 Giant Swallowtail
2 Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
1 Spicebush Swallowtail
29 Palamedes Swallowtail
3 Orange Sulphur
1 Southern Dogface
37 Cloudless Sulphur
17 Little Yellow
83 Dainty Sulphur
6 Banded Hairstreak
1 Striped Hairstreak
2 'Northern' Oak Hairstreak
6 White M Hairstreak
4 Gray Hairstreak
2 Gulf Fritillary
10 Variegated Fritillary
9 Pearl Crescent
1 Question Mark
3 Mourning Cloak
42 American Lady
30 Common Buckeye
2 Southern Pearly-eye
2 Carolina Satyr
2 Little Wood-Satyr
1 Monarch
1 Northern Cloudywing
1 Confused Cloudywing
48 Horace's Duskywing
11 Common/White Checkered-Skipper
3 Tropical Checkered-Skipper
1 Clouded Skipper
48 Fiery Skipper
2 Whirlabout
3 Southern Broken-Dash
1 Northern Broken-Dash
1 Asterocampa sp.
Spring Creek Count
Spring Creek Parklands 4-21-12
118 Pipevine Swallowtail
5 Black Swallowtail
1 Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
45 Palamedes Swallowtail
4 Checkered White
88 Orange Sulphur
29 Cloudless Sulphur
15 Little Yellow
3 Sleepy Orange
168 Dainty Sulphur
4 Banded Hairstreak
2 Striped Hairstreak
28 Gray Hairstreak
1 Ceraunus Blue
13 American Snout
86 Gulf Fritillary
86 Variegated Fritillary
2 Silvery Checkerspot
7 Pearl Crescent
82 Question Mark
102 American Lady
18 Red Admiral
101 Common Buckeye
1 Goatweed Leafwing
54 Hackberry Emperor
7 Tawny Emperor
4 Southern Pearly-eye
1 Carolina Satyr
1 Little Wood-Satyr
15 Monarch
1 Juvenal's Duskywing
48 Horace's Duskywing
3 Funereal Duskywing
1 White Checkered-Skipper
179 Common/White Checkered-Skipper
63 Tropical Checkered-Skipper
8 Neamathla Skipper
12 Clouded Skipper
4 Southern Skipperling
69 Fiery Skipper
19 Whirlabout
2 Little Glassywing
11 Dun Skipper
7 Eufala Skipper
1 Brazilian Skipper
Conroe Count
Conroe 4-7-12
83 Pipevine Swallowtail
4 Black Swallowtail
3 Giant Swallowtail
1 Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
1 Spicebush Swallowtail
20 Palamedes Swallowtail
2 Checkered White
116 Orange Sulphur
15 Cloudless Sulphur
4 Little Yellow
2 Sleepy Orange
192 Dainty Sulphur
6 Banded Hairstreak
2 Striped Hairstreak
1 'Northern' Oak Hairstreak
13 Gray Hairstreak
1 Ceraunus Blue
1 Reakirt's Blue
6 American Snout
37 Gulf Fritillary
123 Variegated Fritillary
2 Pearl Crescent
118 Question Mark
4 Eastern Comma
85 American Lady
17 Red Admiral
130 Common Buckeye
2 Goatweed Leafwing
14 Hackberry Emperor
3 Tawny Emperor
2 Southern Pearly-eye
1 Carolina Satyr
24 Little Wood-Satyr
13 Monarch
1 Confused Cloudywing
29 Common/White Checkered-Skipper
12 Tropical Checkered-Skipper
21 Clouded Skipper
4 Southern Skipperling
34 Fiery Skipper
16 Whirlabout
1 Little Glassywing
5 Dun Skipper
1 Eufala Skipper
1 Brazilian Skipper
6 dark swallowtail sp.


Brazos Bend
17th Annual Brazos Bend Butterfly Count, October 7, 2012

SWALLOWTAILS

   1            Black Swallowtail

   2            Giant Swallowtail

WHITES & SULPHURS

   2            Clouded Sulphur

   3            Cloudless Sulphur

 13            Little Yellow

   1            Dainty Sulphur 

HAIRSTREAKS

   1            Great Purple Hairstreak

   3            Red-banded Hairstreak

   5            Dusky-blue Groundstreak

   2            Hairstreak species

BRUSH-FOOTED

   2            Zebra Heliconian

 30            Gulf Fritillary

   1            Silvery Checkerspot

 27            Phaon Crescent

 13            Pearl Crescent

   1            Painted Lady

   1            Red Admiral

   2            Common Buckeye

   1            Viceroy

   4            Tawny Emperor

   1            Emperor species

   7            Gemmed Satyr

 50            Carolina Satyr

   3            Satyr Species

   1            Monarch

 11            Queen

SKIPPERS

 13            White-striped Longtail

   2            Long-tailed Skipper

   1            Dorantes Longtail

   5            Tropical Checkered-skipper

 49            Clouded Skipper

   3            Fiery Skipper

   1            Southern Broken-Dash

   3            Little Glassywing

   8            Broad-winged Skipper

   4            Yehl Skipper

 23            Dun Skipper

   1            Ocola Skipper

 70            Skipper species

   1            unknown butterfly

 
Total 372 individuals / 35 species



Magnolia Count
Magnolia 2012 Butterfly Count
           
      Cook's Branch Don's Totals
           
  Swallowtails           
1 Pipevine Swallowtail 5 1 1 7
3 Black Swallowtail   2   2
4 Giant Swallowtail 6 1   7
7 Palamedes Swallowtail 3 3   6
  Sulphurs        
11  Orange Sulphur (Colias eurytheme) 2     2
13  Cloudless Sulphur (Phoebis sennae) 31 13 3 47
15  Large Orange Sulphur (Phoebis agarithe) 1     1
17  Little Yellow (Pyrisitia lisa) 9 5   14
18  Sleepy Orange (Abaeis nicippe) 2 2 1 5
19  Dainty Sulphur (Nathalis iole) 8 23   31
  Hairstreaks        
20 Great Purple Hairstreak 1     1
24 Gray Hairstreak 9   2 11
25 Red-banded Hairstreak 15 1 14 30
26 Dusky-blue Groundstreak 9   3 12
  Blues           
27 Ceraunus Blue 1 5 3 9
  Snouts         
29 American Snout 1   1 2
  Heliconians and Brushfoots        
30 Gulf Fritillary 77 13 21 111
31 Julia longwing 5   3 8
32 Zebra heliconian     1 1
33 Variegated Fritillary 1   1 2
35 Silvery Checkerspot     1 1
37 Phaon Crescent 12 1 3 16
38 Pearl Crescent 6     6
40 American Lady 2   1 3
41 Painted Lady 4   1 5
43 Buckeye 86 3 16 105
46 Goatweed Leafwing 3 6   9
  Satyrs          
49 Southern Pearly-eye        
50 Creole Pearly-eye        
51 Gemmed Satyr   2   2
52 Carolina Satyr   6   6
  Monarchs          
54 Monarch 8 2 89 99
55 Queen     52 52
  Spread-wing Skippers          
57 White-striped Longtail 49   1 50
58 Long-tailed Skipper 14 1 5 20
65 Horace's Duskywing 1   2 3
67 Funereal Duskywing     1 1
68 Common Checkered-Skipper 16 1 2 19
69 Tropical Checkered-Skipper 5 1 1 7
  Grass Skippers          
71 Clouded Skipper 15 2 3 20
73 Southern Skipperling   2   2
74 Fiery Skipper 47   27 74
75 Whirlabout 1   1 2
78 Little Glassywing 1     1
79 Sachem 1   1 2
80 Dun Skipper 8 4 1 13
83 Eufala Skipper 20   3 23
84 Brazilian Skipper     1 1
85 Ocola Skipper 34   20 54
           
  Individuals: 519 100 286 905
  Species: 38 23 33 47
           
           
  Immatures:        
  Black swallowtail caterpillar on fennel 1      
  Giant Swallowtail caterpillar on Hercules club 1      
  Pipevine swallowtail on A. fimbriatta 8      
  Cloudless sulfur on Senna occidentalis 3      
  Gulf fritillary caterpillars on P. incarnata 4      
  Monarch caterpillars on tropical milkweed 6      
  Goatweed leafwing caterpillar on Goatweed 1      
   

Raven Count

June 9, 2012

24 Pipevine Swallowtail
2 Black Swallowtail
13 Giant Swallowtail
3 Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
13 Spicebush Swallowtail
2 Palamedes Swallowtail
2 Checkered White
3 Orange Sulphur
1 Lyside Sulphur
64 Cloudless Sulphur
179 Little Yellow
8 Sleepy Orange
7 Dainty Sulphur
30 Gray Hairstreak
2 Red-banded Hairstreak
2 Reakirt's Blue
8 American Snout
81 Gulf Fritillary
60 Variegated Fritillary
2 Silvery Checkerspot
46 Phaon Crescent
59 Pearl Crescent
119 Question Mark
13 American Lady
1 Painted Lady
53 Common Buckeye
2 Red-spotted Purple
2 Viceroy
1 Goatweed Leafwing
179 Hackberry Emperor
1 Tawny Emperor
1 Monarch
1 White-striped Longtail
5 Northern Cloudywing
7 Horace's Duskywing
3 Funereal Duskywing
58 Common Checkered-Skipper
27 Tropical Checkered-Skipper
1 Neamathla Skipper
38 Clouded Skipper
1 Southern Skipperling
16 Fiery Skipper
1 Whirlabout
19 Southern Broken-Dash
7 Northern Broken-Dash
5 Little Glassywing
15 Dun Skipper
6 Celia's Roadside-Skipper
1 Eufala Skipper

49 Species
1194 Individuals

Immatures
1 Gulf Fritillary caterpillar on passifloria incarnata
1 Spicebush caterpillar on sassafras
4 Goatweed Leafwing caterpillar on Croton
1 Goatweed Leafwing chrysalis
1 Question Mark caterpillar on Ironwood
2 Common Checkered Skipper eggs on Sida
2 Clouded Skipper eggs on unknown grass


San Jacinto Count (Little Thicket)

May 19, 2012

3 Pipevine Swallowtail
9 Giant Swallowtail
3 Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
10 Spicebush Swallowtail
29 Palamedes Swallowtail
2 Checkered White
6 Cloudless Sulphur
46 Little Yellow
1 Sleepy Orange
29 Dainty Sulphur
1 Striped Hairstreak
4 Gray Hairstreak
6 Red-banded Hairstreak
7 Gulf Fritillary
4 Variegated Fritillary
4 Silvery Checkerspot
37 Pearl Crescent
15 Question Mark
12 American Lady
21 Common Buckeye
1 Hackberry Emperor
1 Tawny Emperor
2 Southern Pearly-eye
8 Gemmed Satyr
18 Carolina Satyr
1 Northern Cloudywing
49 Horace's Duskywing
2 Funereal Duskywing
34 Common Checkered-Skipper
19 Tropical Checkered-Skipper
2 Clouded Skipper
8 Fiery Skipper
1 Whirlabout
12 Southern Broken-Dash
2 Northern Broken-Dash



409 Individuals



35 Species



3 Palamedies caterpillars on redbay

Mercer Count

Mercer butterfly count-- April 21, 2012

Butterfly                  Number
1 Monarch                   3
2 Pipevine swallowtail   1
3 Gulf fritillary              16
4 Variegated fritillary     1
5 American lady          10
6 Buckeye                  4
7 Question mark          5
8 Red admiral              1
9 Hackberry emperor    5
10 Tawny emperor        3
11 Snout butterfly         4
12 Gray hairstreak       1
13 Dainty sulfur            3
14 Little yellow             3
15 Orange sulfur          6
16 Cloudless sulfur       3
17 Common checkered skipper 16
18 Horace's duskywing   6
19 Funereal duskywing   1
20 Fiery skipper             7
21 Eufala skipper           2
22 Southern broken       1
                                102

Sandylands Count

Sandylands Count April 14, 2012

1  Zebra Swallowtail              14
2  Pipevine Swallowtail          55
3  Eastern Tiger Swallowtail  1
4  Palamedes Swallowtail     35
5  Giant Swallowtail              2
6  Cloudless Sulphur            8
7  Little Yellow                     3
8  Dainty Sulfur                    40
9  Gulf Fritillary                    4
10  Variegated Fritillary        10
11  Question Mark               1
12  American Lady               9
13  Common Buckeye         32
14  Little Wood-Satyr           2
15  Whirlabout                     1
16  Fiery Skipper                  9

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    individuals  226
    species  16

Raven Count
June 11, 2011
4   Pipevine Swallowtail                Battus philenor
4   Giant Swallowtail                    Papilio cresphontes
2   Eastern Tiger Swallowtail        Papilio glaucus
1   Spicebush Swallowtail            Papilio troilus
2   Palamedes Swallowtail           Papilio palamedes
13 Cloudless Sulphur                  Phoebis sennae
19 Little Yellow                           Eurema lisa
11 Gray Hairstreak                     Strymon melinus
8   Red-banded Hairstreak           Calycopis cecrops
1   Dusky-blue Groundstreak       Calycopis isobeon
7   Reakirt's Blue                        Hemiargus isola
1   American Snout                     Libytheana carinenta
1   Gulf Fritillary                          Agraulis vanillae
17 Variegated Fritillary                 Euptoieta claudia
2   Phaon Crescent                     Phyciodes phaon
6   Pearl Crescent                       Phyciodes tharos
12 Common Buckeye                  Junonia coenia
3   Goatweed Leafwing                 Anaea andria
2   Southern Pearly-eye               Enodia portlandia
2   Gemmed Satyr                      Cyllopsis gemma
11 Carolina Satyr                        Hermeuptychia sosybius
1   Monarch                                Danaus plexippus
1   White-striped Longtail             Chioides catillus
2   Southern Cloudywing              Thorybes bathyllus
2   Northern Cloudywing               Thorybes pylades
1   Hayhurst's Scallopwing            Staphylus hayhurstii
3   Horace's Duskywing                Erynnis horatius
22 Common Checkered-Skipper    Pyrgus communis*
2   Tropical Checkered-Skipper      Pyrgus oileus
6   Clouded Skipper                      Lerema accius
12 Fiery Skipper                           Hylephila phyleus
2   Whirlabout                              Polites vibex
21 Southern Broken-Dash             Wallengrenia otho
10 Northern Broken-Dash              Wallengrenia egeremet
4   Little Glassywing                     Pompeius verna
4   Dun Skipper                            Euphyes vestris

222 Individuals
36 Species

*Immatures
Common Checkered-Skipper laying eggs on sida (3)

San Jacinto Count
May 14, 2011

7 Pipevine Swallowtail
3 Black Swallowtail
5 Giant Swallowtail
6 Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
1 Spicebush Swallowtail
4 Palamedes Swallowtail
5 Cloudless Sulphur
1 Little Yellow

1 Striped Hairstreak
1 Juniper Hairstreak
8 Gray Hairstreak
12 Red-banded Hairstreak
20 Reakirt's Blue
2 Variegated Fritillary
27 Phaon Crescent
146 Pearl Crescent

2 American Lady
20 Common Buckeye
2 Red-spotted Purple
1 Goatweed Leafwing
1 Hackberry Emperor
1 Southern Pearly-eye
2 Creole Pearly-eye
16 Gemmed Satyr
10 Carolina Satyr
10 Little Wood-Satyr
2 Monarch
1 Silver-spotted Skipper
1 Southern Cloudywing
1 Northern Cloudywing
3 Hayhurst's Scallopwing
43 Horace's Duskywing
8 Funereal Duskywing
41 Common/White Checkered-Skipper
11 Tropical Checkered-Skipper
2 Clouded Skipper
1 Southern Skipperling
19 Fiery Skipper
3 Whirlabout
7 Southern Broken-Dash
2 Northern Broken-Dash
1 Dun Skipper

Spring Cypress Parklands Count
April 23, 2011

45 Pipevine Swallowtail
6 Black Swallowtail
7 Giant Swallowtail
2 Spicebush Swallowtail
26 Palamedes Swallowtail
18 Cloudless Sulphur
1 Little Yellow
1 Dainty Sulphur
1 Banded Hairstreak
7 Gray Hairstreak
1 Eastern Tailed-Blue
15 American Snout
2 Gulf Fritillary
1 Silvery Checkerspot
38 Texan Crescent
5 Phaon Crescent
33 Pearl Crescent
1 Question Mark
6 American Lady
1 Painted Lady
8 Common Buckeye
1 Viceroy
2 Goatweed Leafwing
3 Hackberry Emperor
1 Tawny Emperor
1 Gemmed Satyr
9 Carolina Satyr
4 Little Wood-Satyr
2 Monarch
1 Queen
2 Silver-spotted Skipper
1 Northern Cloudywing
21 Horace's Duskywing
20 Common/White Checkered-Skipper
3 Tropical Checkered-Skipper
3 Clouded Skipper
19 Fiery Skipper
1 Whirlabout
2 Southern Broken-Dash
3 Little Glassywing
12 Dun Skipper

Conroe Count
April 02, 2011

50- Pipevine Swallowtail
5 - Black Swallowtail
13 - Giant Swallowtail
11- Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
5 - Spicebush Swallowtail
18 - Palamedes Swallowtail
1 - Checkered White
248 - Orange Sulphur
4 - Cloudless Sulphur
1 - Large Orange Sulphur
3 - Little Yellow
1 - Sleepy Orange
13 - Gray Hairstreak
2- Red-banded Hairstreak
7- Dusky-blue Groundstreak
6 - Eastern Tailed-Blue
2 - American Snout
4- Variegated Fritillary
10 - Silvery Checkerspot
5 - Phaon Crescent
13 - Pearl Crescent
6- Red Admiral
39 - American Lady
24 - Common Buckeye
1 - Viceroy
3- Goatweed Leafwing
2 - Tawny Emperor
38 - Carolina Satyr
53 - Little Wood-Satyr
1 - Gemmed Satyr
5- Southern Pearly-Eye
16 - Monarch
1 - Queen
5- Silver-spotted Skipper
1 - White-striped Longtail
8 - Northern Cloudywing
1 - Confused Cloudywing
1 - Hayhurst's Scallopwing
2 - Juvenal's Duskywing
4 - Horace's Duskywing
11 - Funereal Duskywing
9 - Common/White Checkered-Skipper
5 - Tropical Checkered-Skipper
1 - Julia's Skipper
13 - Clouded Skipper
1 - Least Skipper
2 - Southern Skipperling
5 - Dun Skipper
5 - Whirlabout
3 - Sachem
30 - Fiery Skipper

Sandylands Count
March 20, 2011

37 - Zebra Swallowtail
5 - Pipevine Swallowtail
3 - Black Swallowtail
12 - Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
2 - Spicebush Swallowtail
13 - Palamedes Swallowtail
14 - Cloudless Sulphur
2 - Little Yellow
2 - Henry's Elfin
3 - Gray Hairstreak
28 - Red-banded Hairstreak
14- Dusky-blue Groundstreak
3 - Eastern Tailed-Blue
10 - Little Metalmark
1 - Variegated Fritillary
2 - Phaon Crescent
52 - Pearl Crescent
2 - Question Mark
1 - Red Admiral
1 - American Lady
1 - Painted Lady
14 - Common Buckeye
21 - Goatweed Leafwing
80 - Carolina Satyr
79 - Little Wood-Satyr
12 - Gemmed Satyr
2 - Southern Pearly-Eye
1 - Yucca Giant Skipper
1 - Silver-spotted Skipper
1 - Northern Cloudywing
1 - Confused Cloudywing
1 - Juvenal's Duskywing
14 - Horace's Duskywing
1 - Funereal Duskywing
1 - Dun Skipper
3 - Fiery Skipper


Trinity River NWR Count
October 16, 2010


Thanks to David Henderson and Hugh Wedgeworth for compiling the second highest total species list of 47 bugs in the 12 year history of the annual count. Individuals were down but diversity was up even though we are in an extreme drought for east Texas.

Stuart Marcus

Pipevine Swallowtail, Battus philenor - 1
Giant Swallowtail, Papilio cresphontes - 1
Spicebush Swallowtail, Papilio troilus - 1
Palamedes Swallowtail, Papilio palamedes - 4
Orange Sulphur, Colias eurytheme - 8
Cloudless Sulphur, Phoebis sennae - 42
Little Yellow, Eurema lisa - 22
Sleepy Orange, Eurema nicippe - 34
Dainty Sulphur, Nathalis iole - 7
Gray Hairstreak, Strymon melinus - 1
Red-banded Hairstreak, Calycopis cecrops - 6
Dusky-blue Groundstreak, Calycopis isobeon - 3
Ceraunus Blue, Hemiargus ceraunus - 2
Eastern Tailed-Blue, Everes comyntas - 4
American Snout, Libytheana carinenta - 2
Gulf Fritillary, Agraulis vanillae - 72
Variegated Fritillary, Euptoieta claudia - 63
Pearl Crescent, Phycoides tharos - 22
Question Mark, Polygonia interrogationis - 1
Painted Lady, Vanessa cardui - 1
Red Admiral, Vanessa atalanta - 4
Common Buckeye, Junonia coenia - 87
Viceroy, Limenitis archippus - 1
Goatweed Leafwing, Anaea andria - 1
Hackberry Emperor, Asterocampa celtis - 2
Tawny Emperor, Asterocampa clyton - 7
Southern Pearly Eye, Enodia portlandia - 14
Creole Pearly-eye, Enodia creola - 2
Gemmed Satyr, Cyllopsis gemma - 2
Carolina Satyr, Hermeuptychia sosybius - 58
Monarch, Danaus plexippus - 15
Queen, Danaus gilippus - 1
White-striped Longtail, Chiodes catillus - 9
Long-tailed skipper, Urbanus proteus - 3
Horace’s Duskywing, Erynnis horatius - 1
Common Checkered-Skipper, Pygrus communis - 18
Tropical Checkered-Skipper, Pygrus oileus - 22
Pygrus sp. - 10
Clouded Skipper, Lerema accius - 31
Fiery Skipper, Hylephila phyleus - 11
Southern Broken-Dash, Wallengrenia otho - 3
Northern Broken-Dash, Wallengrenia egeremet - 1
Little Glassywing, Pompeius verna - 1
Sachem, Atalopedes campestris - 1
Yehl Skipper, Poanes yehl - 12
Dun Skipper, Euphyes vestris - 3
Lace-winged Roadside Skipper, Amblyscirtes aesculapius - 1
Ocola Skipper, Panoquina ocola - 2


Brazos Bend Count
October 10, 2010


After having rain all day on our originally scheduled date in September, we were delighted to have a beautiful sunny day for the 15th Annual Brazos Bend Butterfly Count on October 10. The abundant rain in September resulted in a proliferation of wildflowers, and the Park prairies and woodlands were beautiful.

Our 10 observers divided into four parties and spent the day scouring the various habitats within the park. The numbers of species and of individual butterflies were about average for our count, but there really is no “typical” result. We saw record high numbers of Monarchs, Northern Cloudywings and Little Wood-Satyrs. On the other hand, there were fewer than usual Little Yellows and hardly any Swallowtails. The Turk’s-cap White-Skipper, which was present in record numbers last year was not seen this year, nor were the Least Skipper and Whirlabout.

Total 796 individuals / 44 species
Species seen in record numbers are indicated by *.

SWALLOWTAILS
1 Black Swallowtail
2 Giant Swallowtail

WHITES & SULPHURS
1 Southern Dogface
27 Cloudless Sulphur
48 Little Yellow
2 Sleepy Orange

HAIRSTREAKS
12 Gray Hairstreak
7 Red-banded Hairstreak
9 Dusky-blue Groundstreak

BRUSH-FOOTED
1 American Snout
138 Gulf Fritillary
1 Variegated Fritillary
23 Phaon Crescent
31 Pearl Crescent
1 Question Mark
6 Red Admiral
21 Common Buckeye
7 Viceroy
13 Hackberry Emperor
7 Tawny Emperor
4 Emperor species
9 Gemmed Satyr
77 Carolina Satyr
8* Little Wood-Satyr
36 Satyr species
27* Monarch
3 Queen

SKIPPERS
77 White-striped Longtail
8 Long-tailed Skipper
1 Dorantes Longtail
3 Southern Cloudywing
14* Northern Cloudywing
3 Horace’s Duskywing
1 Funereal Duskywing
1 Wild Indigo Duskywing
47 Common Checkered-skipper
20 Tropical Checkered-skipper
17 Checkered-skipper species
37 Clouded Skipper
2 Southern Skipperling
6 Fiery Skipper
1 Southern Broken-Dash
3 Little Glassywing
1 Sachem
2 Yehl Skipper
1 Broad-winged Skipper
1 Poanes species
28 Dun Skipper

Observers were Chuck Duplant, Bill Godley, Linda Heinicke, Rich Jespersen, Sandy Jespersen, Gary Moore, Kathy Moore, Vicki Poorman, Wayne Poorman and Pam Tatge.

Our count has been scheduled right at the historic peak of hurricane activity and this has resulted in cancellations or postponements three of the past six years. Therefore we are moving the count to the first Sunday in October, which will be October 2, 2011.

Rich and Sandy Jespersen
Compilers
       
 

Magnolia Count

     
 

October 9, 2010

     
       
 

Pipevine Swallowtail

13

Red-spotted Purple

   
 

Polydamas Swallowtail

 

Viceroy

1

  
 

Black Swallowtail

1

Goatweed Leafwing

1

  
 

Giant Swallowtail

5

Hackberry Emperor

7

  
 

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

4

Tawny Emperor

15

  
 

Spicebush Swallowtail

2

Northern Pearly-eye

   
 

Palamedes Swallowtail

8

Southern Pearly-eye

   
 

Cabbage White

 

Creole Pearly-eye

   
 

Checkered White

 

Gemmed Satyr

   
 

Great Southern White

 

Carolina Satyr

1

  
 

Falcate Orangetip

 

Little Wood-Satyr

   
 

Orange Sulphur

3

Monarch

34

  
 

Southern Dogface

1

Queen

9

  
 

Clouded Sulphur

 

Silver-spotted Skipper

   
 

Cloudless Sulphur

70

White-striped Longtail

12

  
 

Orange-barred Sulphur

 

Long-tailed Skipper

1

  
 

Large Orange Sulphur

1

Southern Cloudywing

1

  
 

Little Yellow

18

Northern Cloudywing

3

  
 

Sleepy Orange

10

Confused Cloudywing

   
 

Dainty Sulphur

3

Glassy-winged Skipper

   
 

Great Purple Hairstreak

2

Juvenal's Duskywing

   
 

Soapberry Hairstreak

 

Horace's Duskywing

3

  
 

Banded Hairstreak

 

Funereal Duskywing

1

  
 

Striped Hairstreak

 

Wild Indigo Duskywing

   
 

Northern' Oak Hairstreak

 

Common Checkered-Skipper

18

  
 

Henry's Elfin

 

Tropical Checkered-Skipper

6

  
 

Eastern Pine Elfin

 

Laviana White-Skipper

   
 

Olive' Juniper Hairstreak

 

Turk's-cap White-Skipper

   
 

White M Hairstreak

 

Swarthy Skipper

1

  
 

Gray Hairstreak

16

Julia's Skipper

   
 

Red-banded Hairstreak

3

Neamathla Skipper

   
 

Dusky-blue Groundstreak

 

Clouded Skipper

37

  
 

Ceraunus Blue

3

Least Skipper

   
 

Reakirt's Blue

 

Southern Skipperling

2

  
 

Eastern Tailed-Blue

 

Fiery Skipper

249

  
 

Spring' Spring Azure

 

Whirlabout

5

  
 

Summer' Spring Azure

1

Southern Broken-Dash

3

  
 

American Snout

2

Northern Broken-Dash

1

  
 

Gulf Fritillary

60

Little Glassywing

5

  
 

Zebra Heliconian

 

Sachem

4

  
 

Variegated Fritillary

 

Yehl Skipper

   
 

Silvery Checkerspot

 

Broad-winged Skipper

   
 

Texan Crescent

 

Dun Skipper

21

  
 

Phaon Crescent

5

Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper

   
 

Pearl Crescent

1

Common Roadside-Skipper

   
 

Question Mark

 

Celia's Roadside-Skipper

   
 

Eastern Comma

 

Eufala Skipper

11

  
 

Mourning Cloak

 

Twin-spot Skipper

   
 

American Lady

10

Brazilian Skipper

   
 

Painted Lady

3

Ocola Skipper

15

  
 

Red Admiral

     
 

Common Buckeye

130

    
       
 

Totals:

     
 

Species

52

    
 

Individuals

842