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March 2011 Butterfly Sightings

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April 30, 2011

Black Swallowtail (1)
Giant Swallowtail (1)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (1)
Cabbage White (13)
Orange Sulphur (2)
Spring Azure (2)
Question Mark (1)
Eastern Comma (2)
American Lady (1)
Red Admiral (1)

Canal Road Only, Sussex Co., Vernon, NJ (V Corsello)

April 30, 2011

Cabbage White (4)
Monarch (1)

Cabela's, Hamburg, Berks Co., PA (A Block)

April 30, 2011

Cabbage White (4)
Eastern Comma (1)(very worn)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (1)
Common Buckeye (1)

McDade Trail, Delaware Water Gap N.R.A., PA (A Block)

April 30, 2011

Great Southern White (1)
Cloudless Sulphur (1)
Large Orange Sulphur (1)
Barred Yellow (7)
Dainty Sulphur (6)
Cassius Blue (26)
Gulf Fritillary (17)
Zebra Heliconian (4)
Variegated Fritillary (2)
Monarch (1)

Rockdale Park, Miami, FL (H Poor, M A Poor, E Nuehring)

April 30, 2011

Cloudless Sulphur (3)
Large Orange Sulphur (2)
Cassius Blue (1)
Ceraunus Blue (2)
Gulf Fritillary (7)
White Peacock (1)
Ruddy Daggerwing (1)
Monarch (3)
Horace's Duskywing (4)
Tropical Checkered-Skipper (1)
Fiery Skipper (10)

Bill Sadowski Park, Miami, FL (H Poor, M A Poor, E Nuehring)

April 30, 2011

Cloudless Sulphur (7)
Large Orange Sulphur (1)
Cassius Blue (30)
Ceraunus Blue (14)
Gulf Fritillary (1)
Zebra Heliconian (10)
Monarch (2)
Horace's Duskywing (5)
Baracoa Skipper (20)

Coral Pine Park, Miami, FL (H Poor, M A Poor, E Nuehring)

April 29, 2011

Black Swallowtail
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (2)
Cabbage White (12+)
Falcate Orangetip (15+) (including 3 females)
Spring Azure (6+)
Eastern Comma
Question Mark (in seemingly fresh condition)
Mourning Cloak (3)
American Lady (2)
Juvenal's Duskywing (3) (freshly emerged males)

Hook Mt., Rockland Co., NY (T Fiore, K Wallstrom)

April 29, 2011

Pipevine Swallowtail (1)
Zebra Swallowtail (1)
Black Swallowtail (1)(hilltopping)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (common)
Spicebush Swallowtail (common)
Brown Elfin (2)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (1)
Variegated Fritillary (2)
Silvery Checkerspot (2)
Pearl Crescent (5)
Question Mark (1)
Eastern Comma (2)
Mourning Cloak (1)
American Lady (1)
Red Admiral (1)
Common Buckeye (2)
Red-spotted Admiral (common)
Gemmed Satyr (common)
Carolina Satyr (2)
Silver-spotted Skipper (3)
Hoary Edge (3)
Juvenal's Duskywing (1)
Zarucco Duskywing (1)
Sachem (common)
Common Roadside-Skipper (2)

Occoneechee Mountain State Preserve, NC (R Borchelt)

April 28, 2011

Zebra Swallowtail (2)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (1)
Red-banded Hairstreak (6)
Spring Azure (14)
Variegated Fritillary (1)
Pearl Crescent (29)
Question Mark (18)
Eastern Comma (1)
American Lady (2)
Common Buckeye (21)
Red-spotted Admiral (4)(plus 2 caterpillars)
Viceroy (1)(1st of the year)
Hackberry Emperor (1)
Carolina Satyr (21)
Little Wood-Satyr (3)
Monarch (7)
Silver-spotted Skipper (3)
Hoary Edge (1)
Southern Cloudywing (6)
Northern Cloudywing (2)
Clouded Skipper (1)
Whirlabout (2)(1st of the season)
Zabulon Skipper (1)

Private property in Bibb Co., GA (R & J Payne)

April 26, 2011

Forest Hills, Allegheny Co., PA (C Lehman)

Variegated Fritillary (1)(early date by over 2 weeks)

April 26, 2011

Cabbage White (13)
Orange Sulphur (3)
Clouded Sulphur (3)
Spring Azure (2)
Eastern Comma (1)
Mourning Cloak (1)
American Lady (1)
Monarch (1)(my earliest ever)

Planting Fields Arboretum, Nassau Co., NY (R Kelly)

April 26, 2011

Cabbage White (6)
Falcate Orangetip (11)
Orange Sulphur (1)
American Copper (1)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (7)
Spring Azure (3)
Eastern Comma (1)
Mourning Cloak (1)
American Lady (2)
Red Admiral (2)
Monarch (Early and fresh)
Juvenal's Duskywing (2)

Mountainside Park, Morris Co., Pequannock, NJ (V Corsello)

April 25, 2011

Black Swallowtail (1)
Cabbage White (13)
Clouded Sulphur (1)
Orange Sulphur (4)
Juniper Hairstreak (1)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (2)
Spring Azure (1)
Eastern Comma (4)
Red Admiral (1)

Appalachian Trail Lands From State Rt 94 To County Rt 517, Vernon, Sussex Co., NJ (V Corsello)

April 25, 2011

Zebra Swallowtail (1)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (1)
Cloudless Sulphur (1)
Red-banded Hairstreak (5)
Spring Azure (5)
Variegated Fritillary (3)(laying eggs on maypop)
Pearl Crescent (28)
Question Mark (4)
American Lady (2)
Common Buckeye (3)
Red-spotted Admiral (4)
Carolina Satyr (35)
Little Wood-Satyr (4)(1st of the season)
Monarch (6)
Silver-spotted Skipper (1)
Northern Cloudywing (5)
Horace's Duskywing (2)
Common Checkered-Skipper (1)
Zabulon Skipper (1)

private property in Bibb Co., GA (J & R Payne)

April 24, 2011

Cabbage White (6)
Spring Azure (3)

Hamburg Mountain Wildlife Management Area, Hardyston, Sussex Co., NJ (V Corsello)

April 24, 2011

Brown Elfin (1)
Hoary Elfin (2)
Eastern Pine Elfin (1)
American Lady (1)

Warren Grove Recreation Area, NJ (B Sendelbach)

April 24, 2011

Cabbage White (1)
Orange Sulphur (5)
Brown Elfin (4)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (6)
American Lady (5)
Juvenal's Duskywing (9)

Stockton College, NJ (B Sendelbach)

April 24, 2011

Zebra Swallowtail (200)
Palamedes Swallowtail (1000)
Clouded Sulphur (6)
Orange Sulphur (2)
Spring Azure (50)
Pearl Crescent (1000)
Carolina Satyr (25)

Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge, VA (G Koppel, M A Koeneke)

April 23, 2011

Pipevine Swallowtail (1)
Zebra Swallowtail (4)
Giant Swallowtail (1)(1st of the season)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (27)
Spicebush Swallowtail (8)
West Virginia White (6)
Cabbage White (1)
Falcate Orangetip (1)
Cloudless Sulphur (2)
Brown Elfin (1)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (1)
American Snout (1)
Pearl Crescent (5)
Anglewing sp. (1)
Morning Cloak (1)
Red Admiral (1)
Red-spotted Admiral (11)
Carolina Satyr (6)
Monarch (10)
Silver-spotted Skipper (4)
Sleepy Duskywing (2)
Juvinal's Duskywing (1)
Horace's Duskywing (4)
Zabulon Skipper (1) (1st of the season)
Pepper and Salt Skipper (6)

River Canyon Road/Mulliins Cove Road, Marion Co., TN (C & B Swafford, N Dean)

April 23, 2011

Julia (rare in the lower keys)

Bahia Honda State Park, FL (field trip led by J Daniels)

April 22, 2011

Black Swallowtail (1)
Two-tailed Swallowtail (1)
Spring White (1)
Mustard White (7)
Sara Orangetip (1)
Orange Sulphur (1)
Great Purple Hairstreak (1)
Thicket Hairstreak (7)
Spring Azure (1)
Silvery Blue (1)
Field Crescent (5)
Mylitta Crescent (1)
Short-tailed Skipper (11)
Rocky Mountain Duskywing (9)

Hondo Canyon trail, Bernalillo Co., NM (M O'Donnell)

April 22, 2011

Pipevine Swallowtail (14)
Zebra Swallowtail (8)
Black Swallowtail (2)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (41)
Spicebush Swallowtail (19)
Clouded Sulphur (1)
Orange Sulphur (4)
Cloudless Sulphur (1)
Juniper Hairstreak (2)
Red-banded Hairstreak (1)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (20)
American Snout (3)
Pearl Crescent (46)
Question Mark (6)
Eastern Comma (1)
American Lady (3)
Common Buckeye (1)
Red-spotted Admiral (2)
Goatweed Leafwing (4)
Gemmed Satyr (3)
Carolina Satyr (10)
Monarch (11)
Silver-spotted Skipper (8)
Northern Cloudywing (5)
Sleepy Duskywing (3)
Juvenal's Duskywing (29)
Horace's Duskywing (2)
Cobweb Skipper (1)
Zabulon Skipper (1)
Dusted Skipper (4)
Pepper and Salt Skipper (5)

Spring Count, Clifton Bend, TN (B Jones, J Johnson, K Childs, A Trently, R Venable)

April 22, 2011

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (2) (male courting female over Belleville Ave)

Bloomfield, Essex Co., NJ (V Corsello)

April 20, 2011

Cabbage White (1)
Spring Azure (1)

Backyard, Hardyston, NJ (V Corsello)

April 20, 2011

Falcate Orangetip (1)(male)
Cabbage White (3)
Clouded Sulphur (1)
Orange Sulphur (4)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (4)
Painted Lady (4)

Near Elkridge, Howard Co., MD (J Wilkinson)

April 20, 2011

Black Swallowtail (2)
Giant Swallowtail (4)
Cloudless Sulphur (2)
Orange-barred Sulphur (1)
Barred Yellow (3)
Dainty Sulphur (6)
Cassius Blue (5)
Ceraunus Blue (2)
Gulf Fritillary (6)
Zebra Heliconian (17)
White Peacock (6)
Monarch (1)
Horace's Duskywing (24)
Baracoa Skipper (6)
Monk Skipper (1)

Kendalwood and Kendall Indian Hammock County Parks, FL (M Wheeler, E Nuehring)

April 19, 2011

Pipevine Swallowtail (23)
Zebra Swallowtail (11)
Giant Swallowtail (1)(1st of the season)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (21)
Spicebush Swallowtail (1)
Cloudless Sulphur (40)
Sleepy Orange (13)
Red-banded Hairstreak (1)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (36)
American Snout (12)
Variegated Fritillary (1)
Silvery Checkerspot (63) (1st of the season)
Pearl Crescent (85)
Question Mark (5)
Eastern Comma (1)
American Lady (2)
Red Admiral (5)
Common Buckeye (9)
Red-spotted Admiral (11)
Southern Pearly-eye (6) (1st of the season)
Gemmed Satyr (2)
Carolina Satyr (64)
Monarch (2)
Silver-spotted Skipper (6)
Hoary Edge (7) (1st of the season)
Northern Cloudywing (4)
Horace's Duskywing (1)
Zabulon Skipper (2) (1st of the season)
Eufala Skipper (1) (1st of the season)

Piedmont NWR in Jones Co., GA (J & R Payne)

April 17, 2011

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (3)
Spicebush Swallowtail (2)
Orange Sulphur (2)
Pearl Crescent (9)
Goatweed Leafwing (1)
Monarch (2)
Carolina Satyr (4)
Juvenal's Duskywing (2)
YUCCA GIANT-SKIPPER (4)

Wolf River Wildlife Management Area, Fayette County, TN (B Jones)

April 17, 2011

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (5)
Zebra Swallowtail (3)
Pipevine Swallowtail (6)
Spicebush Swallowtail (9)
Orange Sulphur (1)
Red-banded Hairstreak (1)
Juniper Hairstreak (2)
Pearl Crescent (5)
Question Mark (1)
Monarch (3)
Carolina Satyr (5)
Silver-spotted Skipper (1)
Juvenal's Duskywing (11)
Sleepy Duskywing (2)
Pepper and Salt Skipper (2)

Carroll Cabin Barrens, Decatur Co., TN (B Jones)

April 17, 2011

Cabbage White (3)
Falcate Orangetip (3) (2 males & 1 female)
Clouded Sulphur
American Copper (32)
Eastern Comma (9)

Riverwinds Scenic Trail, West Deptford, NJ (D Amadio)

April 17, 2011

Cabbage White (3)
Falcate Orangetip (male)
Eastern Tailed-Blue
Eastern Comma
Red Admiral
Mourning Cloak (2)

Wheelabrator Refuge, Westville, NJ (D Amadio)

April 15, 2011

Cabbage White (1) (1st sighting at this location this year)

Spring Rd. Butterfly Garden, Spring Rd., Chappaqua NY (M Diederich)

April 14, 2011

Cabbage White (1)

North County Trail, Millwood, NY (M Diederich)

April 14, 2011

Cabbage White (3)

Power Line Cut Off Franklin Ave., Belleville, NJ (V Corsello)

April 12, 2011

Eastern Comma (1)
Satyr Comma (20)
Green Comma (16)
Compton Tortoiseshell (5)
Mourning Cloak (10)
Milbert's Tortoiseshell (3)

Chequamegon National Forest, Northeast of Clam Lake, Bayfield Co., WI (R Brady)

April 11, 2011

Eastern Comma

Binghamton, NY (B Grosek)

April 11, 2011

Cabbage White (3)
Spring Azure (1)
Mourning Cloak (1)

Rockefeller State Park Preserve, Tarrytown, NY (A Block)

April 11, 2011

Black Swallowtail (1)
Cabbage White (3)
Falcate Orangetip (2) (males)
Spring Azure (4)
Eastern Comma (4)
Mourning Cloak (6+)
Red Admiral (2)
American Lady (2)
Compton Tortoiseshell (1)

Hook Mt., Rockland Co., NY (T Fiore)

April 11, 2011

Spring Azure (1) (My 1st butterfly of the season)

Appalachian Trail Lands Near Canal Road,Vernon, NJ (V Corsello)

April 11, 2011

Pipevine Swallowtail (28)
Zebra Swallowtail (41)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (15)
Spicebush Swallowtail (6)
Falcate Orangetip (26)
Southern Dogface (1)(1st of the season)
Cloudless Sulphur (19)
Sleepy Orange (13)
Red-banded Hairstreak (6)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (21)
Spring Azure (2)
American Snout (1)
Variegated Fritillary (2)
Pearl Crescent (89)
Question Mark (2)
Mourning Cloak (2)(laying eggs on black willow)
American Lady (1)
Red Admiral (4)
Common Buckeye (2)
Red-spotted Admiral (11)
Gemmed Satyr (2)
Carolina Satyr (24)
Monarch (4)
Silver-spotted Skipper (4)
Southern Cloudywing (3)
Northern Cloudywing (6)
Juvenal's Duskywing (2)
Horace's Duskywing (5)
Zarucco Duskywing (4)
Wild Indigo Duskywing (2)
Common Checkered-Skipper (1)
Yucca Giant-Skipper (2)

Piedmont NWR, Jones Co., GA (I Quintana, J Fleullan, J Payne, R Payne)

April 9, 2011

Mourning Cloak

Broome Co., NY (B Grosek)

April 9, 2011

Cabbage White (12)

Ross's Dock, Englewood Cliffs, NJ (M Diederich)

April 9, 2011

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
Cabbage White (5)
Falcate Orangetip (fresh male)
Spring Azure (blueberry)
Eastern Comma (2)

Wheelabrator Refuge, Westville, NJ (D Amadio)

April 9, 2011

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
Cabbage White
American Copper

Riverwinds Scenic Trail, West Deptford, NJ (D Amadio)

April 9, 2011

Zebra Swallowtail (8)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (4)
Falcate Orangetip (1)
Orange Sulphur (1)
Cloudless Sulphur (3)
Sleepy Orange (1)
Henry's Elfin (1)(extremely worn)
Red-banded Hairstreak (25)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (7)
Pearl Crescent (24)
Question Mark (1)
Carolina Satyr (15)
Silver-spotted Skipper (2)
Southern Cloudywing (1)
Juvenal's Duskywing (1)
Common Checkered-Skipper (1)
Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper (2)(1st of the season)
Yucca Giant-Skipper (2)

Private property, Bibb Co., GA (R & J Payne)

April 9, 2011

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (19)
Spicebush Swallowtail (11)
Palamedes Swallowtail (18)
Cloudless Sulphur (2)

Osceola Wildlife Management Area, FL (J Monroe)

April 9, 2011

Zebra Swallowtail (14)
Black Swallowtail (6)
Spicebush Swallowtail (1)
Palamedes Swallowtail (21)
Cloudless Sulphur (10)
Sleepy Orange (1)
Oak Hairstreak (5)(Southern)
White M Hairstreak (1)
Gray Hairstreak (2)
Red-banded Hairstreak (1)
Variegated Fritillary (3)
Phaon Crescent (6)
Red Admiral (1)
Common Buckeye (50)
Carolina Satyr (4)
Northern Cloudywing (31)
Swarthy Skipper (2)
Fiery Skipper (2)
Tawny-edged Skipper (8)
Whirlabout (133)
Southern Broken-Dash (29)
Sachem (7)
Delaware Skipper (14)
Palmetto Skipper (10)
Monk Skipper (4)
Eufala Skipper (1)
Twin-spot Skipper (11)

Prairie Lakes Unit, Three Lakes Wildlife Management Area, FL (D & M Cutler, B & L Cooper)

April 9, 2011

Zebra Swallowtail (11)
Black Swallowtail (3)
Palamedes Swallowtail (8)
Cloudless Sulphur (10)
Oak Hairstreak (2)(Southern)
Little Metalmark (4)
Gulf Fritillary (1)
Variegated Fritillary (55)
Phaon Crescent (20)
Pearl Crescent (5)
Red Admiral (1)
Common Buckeye (51)
Viceroy (1)
Northern Cloudywing (8)
Swarthy Skipper (9)
Fiery Skipper (2)
Tawny-edged Skipper (2)
Whirlabout (53)
Delaware Skipper (16)
Aaron's Skipper (21)
Palmetto Skipper (11)(most very fresh)
Monk Skipper (3)
Twin-spot Skipper (6)

Hwy 60 Unit, Three Lakes Wildlife Management Area, FL (D & M Cutler, B & L Cooper)

April 8, 2011

Pipevine Swallowtail (2)
Zebra Swallowtail (7)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (2)
Cloudless Sulphur (2)
Red-banded Hairstreak (8)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (3)
Pearl Crescent (8)
Question Mark (2)
American Lady (1)
Common Buckeye (1)
Goatweed Leafwing (1)(1st of the season)
Carolina Satyr (2)
Southern Cloudywing (1)
Northern Cloudywing (1)
Juvenal's Duskywing (1)
Horace's Duskywing (1)
Common Checkered-Skipper (1)
Yucca Giant-Skipper (2)

From private property in Bibb Co., GA (R & J Payne)

April 8, 2011

Sleepy Orange (1)
Red-banded Hairstreak (35)
Red Admiral (1)
Common Buckeye (1)
Viceroy (1)
Silver-spotted Skipper (2)
Fiery Skipper (3)

Savannah NWR, SC (J Monroe)

April 8, 2011

Palamedes Swallowtail (2)
Cloudless Sulphur (10)
Common Buckeye (6)
Little Wood-Satyr (45)
Monarch (1)

Harris Neck NWR, GA (J Monroe)

April 7, 2011

Clouded Sulphur (1) (1st butterfly of 2011)

Driving along Airport Road, New Castle County, DE (A Loudell)

April 3, 2011

Spring Azure (3) (very fresh)
Question Mark (1)(hibernator but very good condition)
Eastern Comma (1)

Lakehurst, NJ (H Zirlin)

April 3, 2011

Pipevine Swallowtail (4)
Zebra Swallowtail (8)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (7)(1 black female)
Spicebush Swallowtail (17)
Palamedes Swallowtail (125)
Cloudless Sulphur (9)
Sleepy Orange (2)
Juniper Hairstreak (21)(Sweadner's)
Gray Hairstreak (1)
Red-banded Hairstreak (1)
Little Metalmark (3)
American Snout (2)
Gulf Fritillary (1)
Phaon Crescent (90)
Pearl Crescent (50)
Question Mark (18)(most were very fresh
spring/summer form; 1 orange fall/winter form)
American Lady (1)
Red Admiral (2)
Common Buckeye (3)
Viceroy (11)
Appalachian Brown (3)
Gemmed Satyr (1)
Carolina Satyr (70)
Little Wood-Satyr (175)
Monarch (3)
Silver-spotted Skipper (3)
Northern Cloudywing (1)
Horace's Duskywing (2)
Zarucco Duskywing (3)
Clouded Skipper (5)
Least Skipper (14)
Southern Skipperling (1)
Fiery Skipper (4)
Tawny-edged Skipper (3)
Whirlabout (6)
Byssus Skipper (1)(also 1 caterpillar on Eastern Gamagrass)
Zabulon Skipper 4
Aaron's Skipper (10)
Broad-winged Skipper (7)
Palatka Skipper (20)
Dion Skipper (10)
Salt Marsh Skipper (21)
Obscure Skipper (1)
Ocola Skipper (1)

Lower Suwannee NWR Levy Co., FL (S & J Daniel, S Farnsworth, B Woodmansee, R Spink, B & L Cooper)

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