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10th Annual Bentsen RGV State Park - 2008 4th of July Count

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The Bentsen Rio Grande Valley State Park/NABA count was held on July 12, 2008. Temperature 76-96 degrees. Wind from SE 16-26 mph. 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.. Overcast from 8-10 in the morning, Partly cloudy to clear the rest of the day.

Field Notes: Six to eight inches of rain in the count area the week prior to the count.

Visited World Birding Center/Bentsen, Bentsen Lake garden and pavilion area, Bentsen Palm Village RV, Mission West RV,  NABA Inernational Butterfly Park, Lucy’s Garden, and Chihuahua Woods Preserve.

Highlights were: White-Angled Sulphur, Yellow-Angled Sulphur, Gray Cracker, Malachite, Ornythion Swallowtail, Florida White.

Participants: Gil Quintanilla (coordinator) , William T. Pendleton , Jan & Dave Dauphin, John Yochum, Cat Traylor,
Mary Beth Stowe, Ginny Musgrave, Mike Rickard, Tad Finnell, Josh Rose, Cathy Maloney, Rey Escobedo, and Jose Uribe

 

  1. Black Swallowtail (1)
  2. Giant Swallowtail (19)
  3. Ornythion Swallowtail (1)
  4. Florida White (5)
  5. Great Southern White (12)
  6. Orange Sulphur (1)
  7. Southern Dogface (1)
  8. White-Angled Sulphur (2)
  9. Yellow-Angled Sulphur (1)
  10. Cloudless Sulphur (9)
  11. Large Orange Sulphur (35)
  12. Lyside Sulphur (31)
  13. Little Yellow (7)
  14. Sleepy Orange (1)
  15. Gray Hairstreak (12)
  16. Clytie Ministreak (18)
  17. Western Pygmy Blue (375)
  18. Ceraunus Blue (37)
  19. Reakirt's Blue (8)
  20. Fatal Metalmark (9)
  21. American Snout (75)
  22. Gulf Fritillary (18)
  23. Zebra Heliconian (2)
  24. Variegated Fritillary (1)
  25. Bordered Patch (27) Caterpillars (75)
  26. Crimson Patch (3)
  27. Elada Checkerspot (2)
  28. Texan Crescent (1)
  29. Vesta Crescent (11)
  30. Phaon Crescent (175)
  31. Pearl Crescent (2)
  32. White Peacock (11)
  33. Malachite (1)
  34. Gray Cracker (1)
  35. Mexican Bluewing (5) Eggs (1)
  36. Tropical Leafwing (1)
  37. Goatweed Leafwing (1)
  38. Hackberry Emperor (1)
  39. Tawny Emperor (275)
  40. Gemmed Satyr (1)
  41. Carolina Satyr (1)
  42. Queen (78)
  43. Soldier (7)
  44. Guava Skipper (1) Caterpilllar
  45. Brown Longtail (18)
  46. Falcate Skipper (1)
  47. Sickle-winged Skipper (1)
  48. Hermit Skipper (1)
  49. Mournful Duskywing (1)
  50. Funereal Duskywing (1)
  51. Common/White Checkered-Skipper ( 7)
  52. Tropical Checkered-Skipper (4)
  53. Laviana White-Skipper (9)
  54. Turk's-cap White-Skipper (4)
  55. Common Sootywing (2)
  56. Fawn-spotted Skipper (1)
  57. Clouded Skipper (18)
  58. Southern Skipperling (5)
  59. Fiery Skipper (27)
  60. Sachem (5)
  61. Whirlabout (6)
  62. Southern Broken-Dash (1)
  63. Celia’s Roadside (6) 
  64. Eufala Skipper (14)

 


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