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2nd National Butterfly Center-Bentsen RGV State Park Seasonal Count

The second National Butterfly Center-Bentsen RGV State Park seasonal count was held on October 25, 2009 in Mission, Texas. Temperature 69-90 degrees. Wind 5-15 mph. 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Partly cloudy.

Highlights were: Uncommonly large amounts of Queens and Large Oranges. Large amounts of American Snouts and Lyside Sulphurs. Other highlights included Banded Peacock, Band-Celled Sister, Mexican Bluewing, Malachite, Gray Cracker, Guatemalan Cracker, and Guava Skipper

12 Participants: Gil Quintanilla (coordinator) , David Dauphin, Jan Dauphin, David Hanson, William T. Pendleton , Javier de Leon, Cynthia A. Traylor, Carol Navarro Adams, Rosemary Seidler, Vicki Lefevers, Diane Perkins, Phil Perkins

 

Total Species: 85

  1. Pipevine Swallowtail (35)
  2. Black Swallowtail (5)
  3. Giant Swallowtail (23)
  4. Checkered White (4)
  5. Great Southern White (10)
  6. Giant White (2)
  7. Southern Dogface (85)
  8. Cloudless Sulphur (11)
  9. Orange-barred Sulphur (2)
  10. Large Orange Sulphur (19,871)
  11. Lyside Sulphur (44,968)
  12. Tailed Orange (11)
  13. Little Yellow (13)
  14. Mimosa Yellow (1)
  15. Sleepy Orange (43)
  16. Dainty Sulphur (5)
  17. Gray Hairstreak (15)
  18. Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak (48)
  19. Lantana Scrub-Hairstreak (1)
  20. Western Pygmy Blue (47)
  21. Ceraunus Blue (39)
  22. Fatal Metalmark (43)
  23. Rounded Metalmark (2)
  24. Red-Bordered Metalmark (35)
  25. Red-Bordered Pixie (1)
  26. American Snout (55,317)
  27. Gulf Fritillary (132)
  28. Zebra Heliconian (28)
  29. Variegated Fritillary (36)
  30. Mexican Fritillary (2)
  31. Theona Checkerspot (153)
  32. Bordered Patch (137)
  33. Elada Checkerspot (7)
  34. Vesta Crescent (4)
  35. Phaon Crescent (92)
  36. Pearl Crescent (1)
  37. American Lady (9)
  38. Painted Ladty (12)
  39. Common Buckeye (26)
  40. Tropical Buckeye (3)
  41. White Peacock (78)
  42. Banded Peacock (1)
  43. Band-Celled Sister (1)
  44. Mexican Bluewing (14)
  45. Common Mestra (1)
  46. Gray Cracker (2)
  47. Guatemalan Cracker (1)
  48. Malachite (1)
  49. Tropical Leafwing (1)
  50. Hackberry Emperor (5)
  51. Empress Leilia (175)
  52. Tawny Emperor (450)
  53. Monarch (26)
  54. Queen (56,052)
  55. Soldier (2)
  56. Guava Skipper (1)
  57. White-Striped Longtail (2)
  58. Longtailed Skipper (1)
  59. Brown Longtail (35)
  60. Falcate Skipper (1)
  61. Sickle-Winged Skipper (3)
  62. Hermit Skipper (1)
  63. White-Patched Skipper (64)
  64. Mournful Duskywing (1)
  65. Funereal Duskywing (1)
  66. Common/White Checkered-Skipper (45)
  67. Tropical Checkered-Skipper (27)
  68. Laviana White-Skipper (31)
  69. Turk's-cap White-Skipper (13)
  70. Common Sootywing (24)
  71. Julia's Skipper (1)
  72. Fawn-spotted Skipper (1)
  73. Clouded Skipper (95)
  74. Southern Skipperling (19)
  75. Fiery Skipper (37)
  76. Whirlabout (23)
  77. Southern Broken-Dash (40)
  78. Sachem (17)
  79. Common Mellana (80)
  80. Nysa Roadside Skipper (3)
  81. Celia’s Roadside Skipper (3) 
  82. Eufala Skipper (47)
  83. Olived-clouded Skipper (2)
  84. Brazilian Skipper (2)
  85. Ocola Skipper (18)

Total Individual Butterflies: 178,727

 

Immatures:

1. Brazilian Skipper Caterpillar (15)



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