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December 28, 2001 Mexican Silverspot Valley Nature Center, Weslaco, Hidalgo Co., TX (E Cavazos )
December 27, 2001 Chinese Swallowtail (2)
Cabbage White (4)
Lantana Scrub-Hairstreak (2)
Red-spotted Hairstreak (1)
Hawaiian Blue (1)
Pea Blue (3)
Gulf Fritillary (hundreds)
Monarch (2)
Fiery Skipper (5)
Banana Skipper (1)
Pu'u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument, Oahu, Hawaii (J Snyder)
December 26, 2001 Great Southern White (30)
Large Orange Sulphur (1)
Gray Hairstreak (2)
Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak (2)
Cassius Blue (100)
Miami Blue (9)
Gulf Fritillary (5)
Zebra Longtail (15)
Mangrove Buckeye (1)
White Peacock (1)
Mangrove Skipper (1)
Long-tailed Skipper (3)
Dorantes Longtail (1)
Southern Broken-Dash (3)
Bahia Honda State Park, Monroe Co., FL(D Powell, J Granlund, B Putman)
December 23, 2001 Blomfild's Beauty Russelltown, Cameron Co., TX (D Hanson, B Basham, J Holman, J & W Prukop)
December 23, 2001 Xami Hairstreak Santa Ana NWR, Alamo, Hidalgo Co., TX (T Fuller)
December 22, 2001 Orange Sulphur (3)
Southern Dogface (2)
Cloudless Sulphur (4)
Little Yellow (29)
Sleepy Orange (3)
Dainty Sulphur (1)
Gray Hairstreak (3)
Ceraunus Blue (1) (male)
Rounded Metalmark (2)
American Snout (3)
Gulf Fritillary (16)
Variegated Fritillary (3)
Painted Lady (1)
Red Admiral (2)
Common Buckeye (2)
Monarch (1)
Queen (1)
Common Checkered-Skipper (12)
Desert Checkered-Skipper (5)
Clouded Skipper (4)
Southern Skipperling (1)
Fiery Skipper (36)
Sachem (1)
Eufala Skipper (3)
11 miles northwest of Yorktown, TX (D Muschalek)
December 22, 2001 Clouded Sulphur (2) Cookeville, TN, (G & J Hulse)
December 22, 2001 Clouded Sulphur
Painted Lady
Sandy Hook, Gateway National Recreational Area, Monmouth Co., NJ (S Barnes)
December 20, 2001 Mazans Scallopwing (fresh female)
Red Rim
Weslaco, TX (B Basham, C Gifford, D Hanson)
December 20, 2001 Red Rim Valley Nature Center, Hidalgo Co., TX (B Basham, C Gifford, D Hanson)
December 20, 2001 Sleepy Orange
CYNA BLUE
Purple-washed Skipper
Olive-clouded Skipper
Fawn-spotted Skipper
Citrus Garden on Hwy 88, Weslaco, TX (B Basham, C Gifford, D Hanson)
December 20, 2001 Mimosa Yellow
Gray Hairstreak
Clytie Ministreak
Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak
Silver-banded Hairstreak
Dusky-blue Groundstreak
Mexican Bluewing
Gemmed Satyr
Glazed Pellicia
Falcate Skipper
Santa Ana NWR, TX (B Basham, C Gifford, D Hanson)
December 19, 2001 Cyna Blue (Fresh individual)
Rawson's Metalmark
RED RIM
Valley Nature Center, Hidalgo Co., TX (B Basham, D Hanson)
December 19, 2001 Silver-banded Hairstreak
Gray Hairstreak
Mallow Scrub Hairstreak
Dusky-blue Groundstreak
Glazed Pellicia
Falcate Skipper
Santa Ana NWR, TX (B Basham, D Hanson)
December 19, 2001 Orange Sulphur (5) Maurice River Botanical Reserve, Heislerville, Cumberland Co., NJ (J DiOrio)
Decmeber 19, 2001 Clouded Sulphur (3)
Orange Sulphur (5)
Hartshorne Woods, Highlands, Monmouth County, NJ (K Keating)
December 18, 2001 Glazed Pellicia
Falcate Skipper
Santa Ana NWR - Alamo,
Hidalgo Co., TX (M Hannisian)
December 17, 2001 CHESTNUT CRESCENT (Photo Documentation. 5th U.S. record)
Julia Heliconian
Zebra Heliconian
Pale-banded Crescent
Mexican Bluewing (4)
Gemmed Satyr
Falcate Skipper (Photographed)
Glazed Pellicia (2) (Both photographed)
Olive-clouded Skipper
Purple-washed Skipper
Santa Ana NWR, Alamo, TX (B Basham, D Hanson)
December 17, 2001 Falcate Skipper Santa Ana NWR, Alamo, Hiladgo Co., TX (D Hanson, B Basham))
December 17, 2001 Reakirt's Blue
Silver-banded Hairstreak
Mallow-scrub Hairstreak
Question Mark
Red Rim
Mazans Scallopwing (2)
Weslaco, TX (B Basham)
December 17, 2001 Pavon Emporer Bentsen S.P., TX (P Culbertson)
December 17, 2001 Black Swallowtail (3)
Great Southern White (11)
Cloudless Sulphur (7)
Barred Yellow (84)
Little Yellow (9)
Sleepy Orange (13)
Little Metalmark (5)
Gulf Fritillary (4)
Zebra Heliconian (17)
Phaon Crescent (12)
Common Buckeye (7)
White Peacock (104)
Viceroy (7)
Carolina Satyr (62)
Monarch (1)
Queen (8)
Long-tailed Skipper (4)
Dorantes Longtail (2)
Tropical Checkered-Skipper (12)
Southern Skipperling (1)
Fiery Skipper (2)
Whirlabout (1)
Sachem (1)
Brazilian Skipper (18)
Ocola Skipper (13)
Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park, Okeechobee Co., FL (L & B Cooper)
December 16, 2001 Malachite
Red Rim
Mexican Bluewing
Julia Heliconian
Question Mark
Mazan's Scallopwing
Weslaco,TX (B Basham)
December 16, 2001 Great Southern White
Little Yellow
Mallow-scrub Hairstreak
Clytie Ministreak
Red-bordered Pixie
Gulf Fritillary
Vesta Crescent
Phaon Crescent
White Peacock
Queen
Monarch
Guava Skipper
Long-tailed Skipper
Brown Longtail
Teleus Longtail
Tropical Checkered-Skipper
Eufala Skipper
Clouded Skipper
Whirlabout
Sachem
Southern Skipperling
Olive-clouded Skipper
Laguna Vista, Cameron Co., TX (E Thompson)
December 14, 2001 Great Southern White (numerous)
Cloudless Sulphur (3)
Large Orange Sulphur (1)
Little Yellow (numerous)
Dainty Sulphur (abundant)
Western Pygmy-Blue (1)
Ceraunus Blue (6)
Rounded Metalmark (3)
American Snout (1)
Gulf Fritillary (8-9)
Variegated Fritillary (1)
Phaon Crescent (3)
Red Admiral (7-8)
Common Buckeye (12-15)
Tropical ? Buckeye (very dark) (3) (on roadways)
Monarch (16)
Queen (7)
Common/White Checkered-Skipper (common)
Tropical Checkered-Skipper (1)
Fiery Skipper (numerous)
Whirlabout (1)
Sachem (2)
Dun Skipper (1)
Eufala Skipper (2)
Obscure Skipper (15-20)
Ocola Skipper (6)
Indianola and Magic Road, Calhoun Co. TX (R Wauer)
December 14, 2001 Cloudless Sulphur (15)
Orange-barred Sulphur (1)
Barred Yellow (4)
Dainty Sulphur (2)
Gulf Fritillary (6)
Julia (17)
Zebra (100+)
Mangrove Buckeye (5)
White Peacock (26)
Viceroy (31)
Ruddy Daggerwing (4)
Carolina Satyr (2)
Monarch (1)
Queen (50+)
Soldier (50+)
Dorantes Longtail (4)
Tropical Checkered-Skipper (11)
Fakahatchee Strand S.P., FL (J Betrtam)
December 12, 2001 Xami Hairstreak Valley Nature Center, Hidalgo Co., TX (R. Lehman, D.Hanson, A. Villarreal, E.Cavazos)
December 12, 2001 Red-bordered Pixie (6) Laguna Vista, Cameron Co., TX (E Thompson)
December 12, 2001 Orange Sulphur (2) (1 white form female) Heislerville Cumberland Co., NJ (J DiOrio)
December 11, 2001 Malachite Weslaco, Hidalgo Co., TX (B Basham)
December 11, 2001 Painted Lady (1) (latest record for NY) Fort Tryon Park, Manhattan, NY (A. Gotlib)
December 11, 2001 Clouded Sulphur (1) Plains, Luzerne Co., PA (R Koval)
December 11, 2001 Great Southern White (9)
Cloudless Sulphur (53)
Orange-barred Sulphur (1) (flying up the Trail just north of Hwy. 50)
Barred Yellow (67)
Sleepy Orange (13)
Ceraunus Blue (9)
Gulf Fritillary (36)
Zebra Heliconian (30)
Phaon Crescent (27)
Common Buckeye (5)
White Peacock (5)
Viceroy (4)
Carolina Satyr (3)
Monarch (1)
Queen (1)
Long-tailed Skipper (7)
Dorantes Longtail (24)
Horace's Duskywing (1)
Common Checkered-Skipper (1)
Tropical Checkered-Skipper (6)
Clouded Skipper (6)
Southern Skipperling (1)
Fiery Skipper (9)
Whirlabout (2)
Sachem (1)
Brazilian Skipper (1)
Ocola Skipper (4)
Withlacoochee State Trail, FL (L & B Cooper)
December 10-11 Red Rim Weslaco, Hidalgo Co., TX (B Basham)
December 8, 2001 Sulphur sp. (2)
Common Buckeye (2)
Butterfly sp. (3)
Back Bay NWR, Virginia Beach, VA (S Baron)
December 8, 2001 Cloudless Sulphur (1) Sandbridge section of Virginia Beach, VA (S Baron)
December 7, 2001 Lantana Scrub-Hairstreak
Isabella Heliconian
Glazed Pellicia (8th individual this fall)
Potrillo Skipper
Santa Ana NWR, TX (B Basham)
December 7, 2001 Cyna Blue
Olive-clouded Skipper
Valley Nature Center, Weslaco, TX (B Basham)
December 7, 2001 American Lady (1) Reed's Beach, Cape May County, NJ (T Reed)
December 7, 2001 Orange Sulphur (2) Orchard Beach, Bronx County, NY (B Grosek)
December 6, 2001 Glazed Pellicia Mission, TX (B Basham)
December 6, 2001 Painted Lady (1) Fort Tryon Park, Manhattan, NY (J Wooten)
December 6, 2001 American Lady (1)
Painted Lady (1)
Red Admiral (1)
Dividing Creek, Cumberland County, NJ (D Schweitzer)
December 6, 2001 Common Buckeye (1) Port Norris, Cumberland County, NJ (D Schweitzer)
December 6, 2001 Monarch (1) Cape May Point, Cape May County, NJ (A & J Mirabello)
December 6, 2001 Cabbage White (1)
Orange Sulphur (2)
Sachem (1)
Vicinity of Blair Circle Washington D.C. (H Pavulaan)
December 6, 2001 Monarch (1) (nectaring on Marigolds) Silver Spring, MD (J Seibert)
December 6, 2001 Common Checkered-Skipper (1) Smithsonian Natural History Museum's butterfly garden, Washington, DC (E Raun)
December 6, 2001 Orange Sulphur (1)
Sachem (4) (two pairs nectaring in a bed of Pansies)
Blair Mill Rd , Silver Spring, Montgomery Co., MD (H Pavulaan)
December 5, 2001 Clouded Sulphur (2) Woodland Cemetery, Hamilton, Ontario (Robert L. Waldhuber)
December 5, 2001 Clouded Sulphur (1) Windsor, Essex, Ontario (Stephen T. Pike)
December 5, 2001 Orange Sulphur (2) Windsor, Essex, Ontario (S T Pike)
December 5, 2001 Red Admiral (3) Point Pelee, Essex, Ontario (A Wormington, H T O'Neill)
December 5, 2001 Orange Sulphur Glenwood Road, Binghamton, NY (B Grosek)
December 5, 2001 Painted Lady (1) (latest ever in NY) Fort Tryon Park, Manhattan, NY (E Lam)
December 5, 2001 Orange Sulphur (4) (males)
Clouded Sulphur (1) (female)
Fairview, Erie County, PA (J McWilliams)
December 5, 2001 Red Admiral (1) Goshen, Cape May County, NJ (L Thomas)
December 5, 2001 Orange Sulphur (21) West Cape May, Cape May County, NJ (L Zematis)
December 5, 2001 Clouded Sulphur (1) The Ellipse, Washington, DC (E Raun)
December 5, 2001 Orange Sulphur (1)
Sachem (2) (freshly emerged, male is of the small "peckius"-like form, this one
quite heavily-marked on the HW venter. Female is "typical")
Herndon, VA (H Pavulaan)
December 4, 2001 Banded Peacock
Stallings' Flat
Bentsen-Rio Grande ValleyState Park, Mission, Hidalgo Co., TX (D Hanson, B Basham)
December 4, 2001 MONARCH (1) Don Valley Parkway at Lawrence Ave.Toronto, Ontario (C McLauchlan)
December 4, 2001 Sulphur sp. (1) Beachville, Oxford, Ontario (J Holdsworth)
December 4, 2001 Monarch (1) Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, Queens, NY (D Riepe)
December 4, 2001 Clouded Sulphur (3)
Orange Sulphur (9)
Sandy Hook, Gateway National Recreational Area, Monmouth Co., NJ (K Keating)
December 4, 2001 Clouded Sulphur (7)
Orange Sulphur (19)
Hartshorne Woods, Highlands, Monmouth County, NJ (K Keating)
December 4, 2001 Orange Sulphur (20+) West Cape May, Cape May County, NJ (L Zemaitis)
December 4, 2001 Sachem (2) Cape May Point, Cape May County, NJ (L Zemaitis)
December 4, 2001 Monarch (2) Cape May, Cape May County, NJ (B Mulrooney)
December 4, 2001 Orange Sulphur (many)
Painted Lady (1)
Green Creek, Cape May County, NJ (G Myers)
December 4, 2001 Painted Lady (1) Sandy Hook, Gateway National Recreational Area, Monmouth Co., NJ (B Diebold)
December 4, 2001 Eastern Tailed-Blue (1) (fresh, mud-puddling) National Wildlife Federation, Reston, VA (C Tufts)
December 3, 2001 Giant Swallowtail (larvae)
Checkered White
Southern Dogface
Cloudless Sulphur
Large Orange Sulphur
Boisduval's Yellow
Little Yellow
Mimosa Yellow
Dainty Sulphur
Gray Hairstreak
Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak
Dusky-blue Groundstreak
Western Pygmy-Blue
Cassius Blue (several)
Marine Blue
Ceraunus Blue
Reakirt's Blue
Fatal Metalmark
Red-bordered Metalmark
American Snout
Gulf Fritillary
Zebra Heliconian (laying eggs)
Bordered Patch
Texan Crescent
Pale-banded Crescent
Vesta Crescent
Phaon Crescent
Pearl Crescent
Common Mestra
Carolina Satyr
Monarch
Queen
Brown Longtail
Sickle-winged Skipper
White-patched Skipper
White Checkered-Skipper
Tropical Checkered-Skipper
Laviana White-Skipper
Turk's-cap White-Skipper
Fiery Skipper
Whirlabout
Sachem
Eufala Skipper
Ocola Skipper
Valley Nature Center, Weslaco, Hidalgo Co., TX (E Cavazos, R Lehman, M Hagne)
December 3, 2001 Blomfild’s Beauty Harlingen, Cameron Co., TX (T & M Fuller)
December 3, 2001 Cyna Blue Valley Nature Center, Weslaco, Hidalgo Co., TX (E
Cavazos)
December 3, 2001 Orange Sulphur (1) Dundas Marsh, Hamilton, Ontario(R G Snider)
December 3, 2001 Mourning Cloak (1) Scarborough, Toronto, Ontario (M Tourney)
December 3, 2001 Mourning Cloak (2) Strathroy area, Middlesex, Ontario (B Groves)
December 3, 2001 Orange Sulphur (3) Sandy Hook, Gateway National Recreational Area, Monmouth Co., NJ (K Keating)
December 3, 2001 Painted Lady (1) Point Pelee, Essex, Ontario (Alan Wormington)
December 2, 2001 Mourning Cloak (1) Rodney, Elgin, Ontario (G W Prieksaitis)
December 2, 2001 Clouded Sulphur (1) Cookeville, TN (G Hulse, H Hulse, J Hulse, and J Hulse)
December 2, 2001 Orange Sulphur (14) Forest Hills, Allegheny Co., PA (C Lehman)
December 2, 2001 Clouded Sulphur (2)
Orange Sulphur (2)
Variegated Fritillary (2)
Common Buckeye (1)( very fresh dry season form)
Clouded Skipper (1) (just 7 days from NC late date)
Butner Gamelands, Granville Co, NC (R Emmitt)
December 1, 2001 Cabbage White (1)
Orange Sulphur (3)
Little Yellow (2)
Sleepy Orange (2)
Dainty Sulphur (1)
Gray Hairstreak (1)
Gulf Fritillary (2)
Painted Lady (1)
Red Admiral (8)
Common Buckeye (4)
Common Checkered-Skipper (1)
Fiery Skipper (1)
Eufala Skipper (1)
Dallas Nature Center, Dallas Co., TX (L Bruce)
December 1, 2001 Orange Sulphur
Southern Dogface
Little Yellow
Sleepy Orange
Dainty Sulphur
Gulf Fritillary
Variegated Fritillary
Red Admiral
Common/White Checkered-Skipper
Clouded Skipper
Eufala Skipper
New Braunfels, TX (M Quinn)
December 1, 2001 Red Admiral (1) Red Tail Farm, Parke Co., IN (G Oskay)
December 1, 2001 Clouded Sulphur (1) (drawf male which strongly resembles the subarctic subspecies vitabundi) Peabody, MA (A Grkovich)
December 1, 2001 Orange Sulphur (1) Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, Topsfield MA (F Goodwin)
December 1, 2001 Orange Sulphur (68)
American Lady (2) (fresh)
Painted Lady (4) (fresh)
Allen's Pond, Westport-Dartmouth area, MA (B Cassie)
December 1, 2001 Common Checkered Skipper (1) (first December record for NY) Central Park, NY (T Fiore)
December 1, 2001 Orange Sulphur
American Lady
Painted Lady (first December record for NY)
Monarch
Gateway NRA, Queens, NY (S Walter)
December 1, 2001 Mourning Cloak (1) Mt. Holly, Burlington County, NJ (B Vernachio)
December 1, 2001 Red Admiral (1) Dividing Creek, Cumberland County, NJ (D Schweitzer)
December 1, 2001 Sachem (1) Woodbine, Cumberland County, NJ (D Schweitzer)
December 1, 2001 Clouded Sulphur (7)
Orange Sulphur (25)
Painted Lady (3)
Hartshorne Woods, Highlands, Monmouth County, NJ (K Keating)
December 1, 2001 Monarch (1) Cape May Point, Cape May County, NJ (G Myers)
December 1, 2001 Clouded Sulphur (5)
Orange Sulphur (19)
Sandy Hook, Gateway National Recreational Area, Monmouth Co., NJ (K Keating)
December 1, 2001 Cabbage White (1)
Orange Sulphur (1)
Anglewing sp. (1)
Common Buckeye (1)
Brigantine NWR, Atlantic Co., NJ (A Baytas, H Tokat)
December 1, 2001 Orange Sulphur (2) Vineland, Cumberland Co., NJ (J DiOrio)
December 1, 2001 Orange Sulphur (11)
Clouded Sulphur (1)
Common Buckeye (1)
Maurice River Butterfly Preserve and Botanical Gardens, Cumberland Co., NJ (J DiOrio)
December 1, 2001 Sleepy Orange (1) Silver Spring, MD (E Raun)
December 1, 2001 Cabbage White (2)
Orange Sulphur (2)
Sulphur sp. (1)
Mourning Cloak (1)
Red Admiral (1)
Sky Meadows St. Park, Northern VA (S Baron)
December 1, 2001 Cabbage White (20+)
Orange Sulphur (14)
Sachem (12) (Males were all of the Zabulon-like form, females
looked like the variable summer forms)
Herndon and vicinity, Fairfax Co., VA (H Pavulaan, S Pavulaan)
December 1, 2001 Cabbage White (17)
Orange Sulphur (21)
Clouded Sulphur (1)
Variegated Fritillary (1) (female laying eggs in weeds)
Pearl Crescent (1) (fresh female cold weather form)
Sachem (7) (3 nectaring at once on the sole blooming aster we saw)
Common Checkered-Skipper (1)
Sterling and vicinity, including Claude Moore Park, Loudoun Co., VA (H Pavulaan, S Pavulaan)

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