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February 2003 Butterfly Sightings

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February 28, 2003 Brown Elfin (1)
Spring Azure (1)
Acmon Blue (1)
Common Buckeye (1)
Edgewood Park, San Mateo Co., CA (J Hall, D Edwards)
February 28, 2003 Milbert's Tortoiseshell (1) Niagara Springs WMA, ID
February 27, 2003 Anise Swallowtail (1)
Cabbage White (1)
Bramble Hairstreak (4)
Brown Elfin (1)
California Tortoiseshell (4)
American Lady (1)
Mt. San Bruno State and County Park San Mateo Co., CA (J Hall, D Edwards)
February 26, 2003 Zebra Swallowtail (2)
Black Swallowtail (2)
Palamedes Swallowtail (1)
Cloudless Sulphur (2)
Great Purple Hairstreak (1 female)
EASTERN PINE ELFIN (1)
Red-banded Hairstreak (1)
Horace's Duskywing (6)
Baracoa Skipper (1)
Starkey Park, Pasco Co., FL (L Atherton, B Ahern)
February 24, 2003 Question Mark (2)
Common Buckeye (1)
Monastery Lake, GA
February 23, 2003 Mustard White (2)
Spring Azure (4)
Acmon Blue (1)
Satyr Comma (1)
Oreas Comma (1)
California Tortoiseshell (36)
Mourning Cloak (5)
Red Admiral (1)
Anthony Chabot Regional Park, Alameda Co. CA (J Hall, D Edwards)
February 23, 2003 Curve-winged Metalmark
Silver Emperor (fresh)
Mission, TX (D Hanson)
February 23, 2003 Giant Swallowtail (1)
Atala Eumaeus (5)
Gulf Fritillary (2)
Monarch (1)
Hammock Skipper (1)
Monk Skipper (1)
Deering Estate, FL (E Smith, C Plockelman, C & D Terwiliger, D Leone, R Osorio, H Wiedemann, J & M Mitchell, C Beck, K Suarez, D Lysinger, D & M Cutler, D Olle, E Tannehill, L & A Edwards)
February 23, 2003 Great Southern White (1)
Large Orange Sulphur (1)
Dina Yellow (1)
Gulf Fritillary (1)
Julia Heliconian (3)
Zebra Heliconian (12)
Long-tailed Skipper (2)
Dorantes Longtail (1)
Clouded Skipper (1)
Castello Hammock Park, FL (E Smith, C Plockelman, C & D Terwilliger, D Leone, R Osorio, H Wiedemann, J & M Mitchell, C Beck, K Suarez, D & M Cutler, D Olle, D Lysinger, E Tannehill, L & A Edwards, Lana Edwards)
February 22, 2003 Mustard White (18)
Cabbage White (1)
Spring Azure (14)
Acmon Blue (1)
Mylitta Crescent (4)
Satyr Comma (3)
Oreas Comma (5)
California Tortoiseshell (3)
Common Buckeye (3)
Two-banded Checkered-Skipper (1) (laying eggs on wild strawberry)
Burleigh H. Murray State Park, San Mateo Co. CA (J Hall, D Edwards)
February 21-22, 2003 Pipevine Swallowtail
Mustard White
Spring Azure
Mylitta Crescent (several)
Satyr Comma
California Tortoiseshell
Mourning Cloak
Common Buckeye
Monarch
Stinson Beach to Olema, CA (R Behrstock)
February 22, 2003 Sleepy Orange (1) (1st butterfly of 2003) Monastery Lake, GA
February 21, 2003 Mustard White (7)
Large Marble (1)
Sara Orangetip (9)
Orange Sulphur (17)
Brown Elfin (1)
Gray Hairstreak (1)
Spring Azure (5)
Sonoran Blue (5)
Silvery Blue (2)
Acmon Blue (2)
Mylitta Crescent (1)
Satyr Comma (5)
California Tortoiseshell (6)
West Coast Lady (1)
Common Buckeye (7)
Common Ringlet (1)
Mournful Duskywing (1)
Sunol Regional park, Alameda Co. CA (J Hall, D Edwards)
February 21, 2003 Satyr Comma (1)
West Coast Lady (1)
Clear Lake, ID
February 20, 2003 Cabbage White (1)
Spring Azure (1)
Common Buckeye (6)(all near the summit)
Ring Mountain, Corte Madera, Marin Co, CA (R Behrstock)
February 20, 2003 Mustard White (1)
Orange Sulphur (21)
Spring Azure (11)
Silvery Blue (1)
Satyr Comma (1)
California Tortoiseshell (6)
Mourning Cloak (1)
Common Buckeye (13)
Common Checkered-Skipper (2)
Tilden/Wildcat Canyon Regional Parks, Contra Costa Co., CA (J Hall, D Edwards)
February 18, 2003 Becker's White (1)
Desert Orangetip (10)
Big Morongo Canyon Preserve, San Bernardino Co., CA (P & C Sutton)
February 18, 2003 Giant Swallowtail (4)
Palamedes Swallowtail (1)
Cloudless Sulphur (2)
Orange-Barred Sulphur (1)
Cassius Blue (20+)
Gulf Fritillary (30
Julia Heliconian (1)
Zebra Heliconian (2)
Ruddy Daggerwing (1)
Long-Tailed Skipper (2)
Pelatka Skipper (1)
Pearl Crescent (2)
Gumbo Limbo Environmental Complex , Boca Raton, FL (E Paul)
February 17, 2003 Western Pygmy Blue (4) Salton Sea (Garst Road next to impoundments), Imperial Co, CA (P & C Sutton)
February 17, 2003 Satyr Comma (1) Hagerman WMA, ID
February 16, 2003 Pipevine Swallowtail
Desert Orangetip
Gray Hairstreak
Reakirt's Blue
Empress Leilia
Western Pygmy-Blue
Catalina State Park, AZ (SEABA Field Trip)
February 16, 2003 West Coast Lady (1) Clear Lake, ID
February 16, 2003 Sword-tailed Beautymark (1) El Naranjo, SLP, Mexico (R Lehman)
February 16, 2003 Gulf Fritillary (11)
Julia Heliconian (8)
Zebra Heliconian (2)
White Peacock (15)
Soldier (10)
Tropical Checkered-Skipper (1)
Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge, Palm Beach Co., FL (E Paul)
February 15, 2003 American Lady (1)
Monarch (1) (tattered & pale with many missing scales)
Brawley Cemetary, Imperial Co., CA (P & C Sutton, B Miller)
February 15, 2003 Compton Tortoiseshell (1) Edmonton, Alberta
February 14, 2003 Desert Orangetip (1) Big Morongo Canyon Preserve, San Bernardino Co., CA (P Sutton)
February 12, 2003 Satyr Comma (1) Clear Lake, ID
February 10, 2003 Milbert's Tortoiseshell (1) Niagara Springs WMA, ID
February 9, 2003 Mustard White (25)
Cabbage White (3)
Sara Orangetip (8)
Orange Sulphur (4)
Bramble Hairstreak (1)
Gray Hairstreak (1)
Sonoran Blue (3)
Acmon Blue (6) (Including "cottlei" females)
Mylitta Crescent (2)
Common Buckeye (3)
Sunol Park, Alameda Co., CA (A Winer)
February 7, 2003 Mustard White (1)
Satyr Comma (1)
West Coast Lady (3)
Red Admiral (1)
Anthony Chabot Regional Park Contra Costa Co., CA (J Hall, D Edwards)
February 2, 2003 Mustard White (3)
Spring Azure (1)
Comma Sp. (2)
Satyr Comma (1)
California Tortoiseshell (1)
Burleigh Murray State Park, San Mateo County, CA (B Kirshner)
February 2, 2003 Pipevine Swallowtail (1)
Pieris sp. (1) (fly-by, perhaps a Cabbage White)
Orange Sulphur (1)
Satyr Comma (1)
California Tortoiseshell (14 - 20)
Mourning Cloak (1)
Red Admiral (1 quite worn)
Monarch (1)
Muir Woods Nat. Mon., Marin Co, CA (R A Behrstock)
February 2, 2003 Pipevine Swallowtail (6)
Checkered White (25)
Great Southern White (1)
Orange Sulphur (20+
Southern Dogface (2)
Cloudless Suplhur (1)
Large Orange Sulphur (1)
Lyside Sulphur (3)
Mexican Yellow (15)
Sleepy Orange (6)
Dainty Sulphur (40+)
Gray Hairstreak (1)
Ceraunus Blue (1)
American Snout (3)
Gulf Fritillary (1)
Vesta Crescent (3)
Phaon Crescent (4)
Red Admiral (2)
Common Buckeye (1)
Tropical Leafwing (1)
Common/White Checkered-Skipper (2)
Tropical Checkered-Skipper (1)
Southern Skipperling (1)
Nysa Roadside-Skipper (1)
Eufala Skipper (1)
San Ygnacio, Zapata Co., TX (R Wauer)
February 1, 2003 Cabbage White (2)  Foster City, San Mateo Co., CA (J Kirshner)
February 1, 2003 Checkered White (4)
Lyside Sulphur (2)
Mexican Yellow (2)
Little Yellow (6)
Sleepy Orange (3)
Dainty Sulphur (8)
Gray Hairstreak (1)
Western Pygmy-Blue (2)
Ceraunus Blue (3)
Fatal Metalmark (1)
Variegated Fritillary (2)
Common Buckeye (1)
Leafwing sp. (1) (probably Tropical, but did not see it well)
Carolina Satyr (6)
Queen (1)
Common/White Checkered-Skipper (1)
Nysa Roadside-Skipper (1)
Edinburg's World Birding Center (Hidalgo Co.), Roma, Salineno, and Falcon Co. Park, Starr Co. TX (R Wauer)
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