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9th Annual Bentsen Rio Grande Valley/NABA- 2007 4th of July Count

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Santa Ana NWR 2007 Count

     

The Bentsen Rio Grande Valley/NABA count was held on July 14, 2007. Temperature 78-99 degrees. Wind 10-15 miles SE. 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.. Mostly sunny. 

Field Notes: Extraordinarily wet summer. Areas in and around the count circle had 5-6 inches of rain within the prior two weeks of the Count. Vegetation lush and green and ideal for caterpillar host plants and trees.. Another 6-7 inches of rain the week after the count.
Ideal conditions deveolping in the Lower Rio Grande Valley for an extraordinary 2007 Butterfly Fall/Winter season.

Visited World Birding Center/Bentsen, Bentsen Lake garden and pavilion area, Bentsen Palm Village RV, Mission West RV,  National Butterfly Center, Lucy’s Garden, Mission Parks and Recreation Garden, Booker’s Bend, La Lomita Park, Anzalduas County Park, Dauphin Yard in Mission, Booker Yard in Madero.

Participants: Gil Quintanilla (coordinator) , Jan & Dave Dauphin, Wayne Bartholomew, Jim Booker,  John Yochum, Javier de Leon, William T. Pendleton, Mary Ritch, Ray Little, Taffy Hedridge

 

  1. Pipevine Swallowtail (1)
  2. Black Swallowtail (3)
  3. Giant Swallowtail (15)
  4. Ornythion Swallowtail (1)
  5. Ruby-spotted Swallowtail (1)
  6. Great Southern White (5)
  7. Large Orange Sulphur (9)
  8. Lyside Sulphur (28)
  9.  Little Yellow (18)
  10. Dainty Sulphur (7)
  11. Great Purple Hairstreak (1)
  12. Dusky-blue Groundstreak (2)
  13. Gray Hairstreak (17)
  14. Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak (9)
  15. Lantana Scrub-Hairstreak (2)
  16. Clytie Ministreak (1)
  17. Cyna Blue (4)
  18. Western Pygmy Blue (4)
  19. Ceraunus Blue (16)
  20. Reakirt's Blue (1)
  21. Fatal Metalmark (6)
  22. Red-bordered Metalmark (1)
  23. Red-bordered Pixie (2)
  24. American Snout (750) (estimated 10,000 streaming across river at Anzalduas)
  25. Gulf Fritillary (13)
  26. Julia Heliconian (1)
  27. Zebra Heliconian (3)
  28. Mexican Fritillary (1)
  29. Theona Checkerspot (1)
  30. Bordered Patch (17)
  31. Crimson Patch (1)
  32. Elada Checkerspot (9)
  33. Texan Crescent (3)
  34. Vesta Crescent (1)
  35. Phaon Crescent (45)
  36. Pearl Crescent (6)
  37. Question Mark (1)
  38. Red Admiral (1)
  39. Common Buckeye (1)
  40. White Peacock (2)
  41. Malachite (1)
  42. Mexican Bluewing (3)
  43. Dingy Purplewing (2)
  44. Common Mestra (1)
  45. Tropical Leafwing (5)
  46. Hackberry Emperor (2)
  47. Empress Leilia (3)
  48. Tawny Emperor ( 95)
  49. Gemmed Satyr (5)
  50. Carolina Satyr (35)
  51. Monarch (1)
  52. Queen (75)
  53. Soldier (15)
  54. Guava Skipper (1)
  55. White-striped Longtail (1)
  56. Zilpa Longtail (1)
  57. Long-tailed Skipper (1)
  58. Dorantes Longtail (1) 
  59. Brown Longtail (35)
  60. Two-barred Flasher (1)
  61. Mazan's Scallopwing (1)
  62. Texas Powdered Skipper (1)
  63. Sickel-winged Skipper (4)
  64. Brown-banded Skipper (2)
  65. Com/White Checkered-Skipper ( 7)
  66. Tropical Checkered-Skipper (6)
  67. Laviana White-Skipper (7)
  68. Turk's-cap White-Skipper (2)
  69. Common Sootywing (2)
  70. Fawn-spotted Skipper (2)
  71. Clouded Skipper (47)
  72. Southern Skipperling (4)
  73. Fiery Skipper (37)
  74. Sachem (3)
  75. Whiralabout (8)
  76. Southern Broken-Dash (1)
  77. Common Mellana (1)
  78. Celia’s Roadside (12) 
  79. Eufala Skipper (13)

 


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