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19th Annual Santa Ana NWR/Weslaco 2008 Butterfly Count

The Santa Ana NWR-Weslaco NABA annual butterfly count was done on July 13, 2008 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.. Temperature 76-97 degrees. Wind 12-15 miles from from SE.  Partly cloudy in morning to mostly clear in afternoon.

Field Notes: Highlights were Malachite, Silver Emperor, Mexican Bluewing, and Guava Skipper

Visited Santa Ana NWR,  Estero Llano Grande Birding Center, Frontera Audubon, Weslaco Duranta Hedge.

Participants: Gil Quintanilla (coordinator) , Jan & Dave Dauphin, Josh Rose,  John Yochum, Javier de Leon, Crystal Salinas, William T. Pendleton, Cynthia Traylor, Tad Finnel, Ginny Musgrave and Mike Rickard

 
  1. Giant Swallowtail (8)
  2. Florida White (2)
  3. Great Southern White (7)
  4. Southern Dogface (2)
  5. Cloudless Sulphur (3)
  6. Large Orange Sulphur (7)
  7. Lyside Sulphur (45) 
  8. Little Yellow (6)
  9. Mimosa Yellow (1)
  10. Gray Hairstreak (2)
  11. Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak (1)
  12. Clytie Ministreak (2)
  13. Ceraunus Blue (5)
  14. Reakirt's Blue (7)
  15. Fatal Metalmark (4)
  16. Rounded Metalmark (5)
  17. Red-bordered Metalmark (3)
  18. American Snout (78)
  19. Gulf Fritillary (3)
  20. Variegated Fritillary (4)
  21. Bordered Patch (8)
  22. Pale-banded Crescent (47)
  23. Phaon Crescent (28)
  24. Pearl Crescent (1)
  25. White Peacock (1)
  26. Malachite (1)
  27. Mexican Bluewing (1)
  28. Tropical Leafwing (2)
  29. Silver Emperor (1)
  30. Tawny Emperor (3)
  31. Gemmed Satyr (2)
  32. Carolina Satyr (1)
  33. Queen (27)
  34. Soldier (6)
  35. Guava Skipper (1)
  36. Brown Longtail (5)
  37. Mimosa Skipper (2)
  38. Sickle-winged Skipper (4)
  39. Common/White Checkered-Skipper (3)
  40. Tropical Checkered-Skipper (1)
  41. Laviana White-Skipper (4)
  42. Fawn-spotted Skipper (1)
  43. Clouded Skipper (9)
  44. Southern Skipperling (3)
  45. Fiery Skipper (7)
  46. Whirlabout (4)
  47. Southern Broken-Dash (3)
  48. Celia’s Roadside (4)
  49. Eufala Skipper (4)

Go to: Bentsen/NABA 2008 Butterfly Count

 

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