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April 2006 Butterfly Sightings

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April 30, 2006 Cabbage White (4)
Eastern Comma (1)
Spring Rd. Butterfly Garden, Spring Rd., Chappaqua NY (M Diederich)
April 30, 2006 Spicebush Swallowtail (1)
Cabbage White (3)
Brookdale Park, Bloomfield, NJ (V Corsello)
April 30, 2006 Cabbage White,
Falcate Orangetip (30+)
Orange Sulphur (10+)
American Copper (10+)
Brown Elfin (20+)
Eastern Pine Elfin (12+)
Juniper Hairstreak (10+)
HESSEL'S HAIRSTREAK (5)(fresh)
Spring Azure (20+)(worn)
Pearl Crescent (10+)
Question Mark (2)
Juvenal's Duskywing (15+)
Pine barrens and Lakehurst, Ocean Co., NJ (H Zirlin)
April 30, 2006 Spicebush Swallowtail (1)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (5)
Spring Azure (1)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (3)
Pearl Crescent (3)
Lums Pond State Park, DE (A Loudell)
April 30, 2006 Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (3)
Spicebush Swallowtail (2)
Cabbage White (30+)
Clouded Sulphur (6)
Orange Sulphur (4)
Clouded/Orange Sulphur (1 white form female)
Spring Azure (1)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (7)
Meadow Fritillary (5)
Pearl Crescent (10)
Eastern Comma (3)
American Lady (1)
Red Admiral (2)
White Clay Creek State Park, DE (A Loudell)
April 29, 2006 Cabbage White (2)
Olympia Marble (5)(1st of the year)
Brown Elfin (12) (1st of the year)
Hoary Elfin (4)
Spring Azure (9)
Sleepy Duskywing (4)(1st of the year)
Pinery Provincial Park, ON (A Dlugan)
April 29, 2006 Eastern-Tiger Swallowtail (1)
Cabbage White (24)
Clouded Sulphur (7)
Orange Sulphur (16)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (2)
Spring Azure (14)
Pearl Crescent (2)
Chappaqua Power Cut, Old Chappaqua Rd., Chappaqua NY (M Diederich)
April 29, 2006 American Copper (1)
Pearl Crescent (1)
Jamaica Bay Refuge, Queens, NY (S Saphir)
April 29, 2006 Zebra Swallowtail (1)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (68)
Spicebush Swallowtail (35)
West Virginia White (100+)
Cabbage White (8)
Falcate Orangetip (2) males
Orange Sulphur (1)
Spring Azure (16)
Meadow Fritillary (1)
Pearl Crescent (8)
Eastern Comma (10)
Red Admiral (2)
Silver-spotted Skipper (3)
Dreamy Duskywing (1)
Juvenal's Duskywing (100+)
Wild Indigo Duskywing (12)
Youghiogheny River Trail, Connellsville to Ohoipyle, Fayette Co., PA (C Lehman, S Lehman)
April 29, 2006 Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (6) (including 1 Black form female)
Spicebush Swallowtail (20)
Cabbage White (3)
Falcate Orangetip (35+)
Clouded Sulphur (10)
Gray Hairstreak (1)
Spring Azure (1)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (5)
Meadow Fritillary (1)
Pearl Crescent (45+)
Horace's Duskywing (2)
Juvenal's Duskywing (6)
Sleepy Duskywing (2) (1st of the year)
Common Checkered-Skipper (1) (1st of the year)
Common Sootywing (5) (1st of the year)
Cobweb Skipper (2) (1st of the year)
Common Roadside-Skipper (3) (1st of the year)
Nottingham County Park, PA (A Loudell)
April 29, 2006 Juniper Hairstreak
White-M Hairstreak
Vicinity of Penn, PA (H Zirlin)
April 28, 2006 Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (1)
Cabbage White (2)
Clouded Sulphur (1)
Orange Sulphur (1)
Eastern Pine Elfin (1)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (1)
Pearl Crescent (1)
Silver Spring, MD (E Raun)
April 28, 2006 Pipevine Swallowtail (245)
Zebra Swallowtail (2)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (153) (including 3 Appalachian form)
Spicebush Swallowtail (14)
West Virginia White (67)
Orange Sulphur (3)
Cloudless Sulphur (2)
Red-banded Hairstreak (4)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (53)
DUSKY AZURE (15)
Spring Azure (10)
Variegated Fritillary (1)
Pearl Crescent (117)(including 1 Mimic form)
Question Mark (3)
Eastern Comma (2)
American Lady (1)
Common Buckeye (1)
Gemmed Satyr (1)
Carolina Satyr (2)
Silver-spotted Skipper (174)
Dreamy Duskywing (28)
Sleepy Duskywing (3)
Juvenal's Duskywing (25)
Clouded Skipper (1)
Sachem (1)(male)
Zabulon Skipper (1)(male)
Fontana vicinity, Graham Co., NC (J Pippen, J Dole)
April 27, 2006 Black Swallowtail (2)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (12+)
Spicebush Swallowtail (2) (very fresh males)
Cabbage White (8+)
Falcate Orangetip (2) (males)
Brown Elfin (15+)
Eastern Pine Elfin (3)
White M Hairstreak (5+)
Gray Hairstreak (3) (near Mount Ivy)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (3)
Spring Azure (25+) (some very worn)
Eastern Comma (8+)
Mourning Cloak (25+) (some very worn)
Compton Tortoiseshell (1)
Red Admiral (2)
Juvenal's Duskywing (20+) (some worn)
Wild Indigo Duskywing (2)
Rockland & Orange Counties, NY (T Fiore, K Wallstrom)
April 27, 2006 Black Swallowtail (1)
Orange Sulphur (8)
Cabbage White (1)
Variegated Fritillary (1) (early)
Pearl Crescent (10)
Monarch (1)
Baltimore, MD (J Wilkinson)
April 23-26, 2006 Giant Swallowtail (few)
Black Swallowtail (many incl. 1 pseudoamericus)
Pipevine Swallowtail (2)
Great Southern White (1)
Lyside Sulphur (abundant)
Cloudless Sulphur (1)
WHITE ANGLED-SULPHUR
Large Orange Sulphur (few)
Little Yellow (many)
Gray Hairstreak (1)
Silver-banded Hairstreak (1)
Dusky-blue Groundstreak (few)
Clytie Ministreak (1)
Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak (2)
Gray Ministreak (1) (WBC Bentsen)
Ceraunus Blue (abundant)
Western Pygmy Blue (1)
Reakirt's Blue (many)
Fatal Metalmark (few)
Gulf Fritillary (few)
Mexican Fritillary (1)
Theona Checkerspot (1)
Bordered Patch (many)
Texan Crescent (2)
Phaon Crescent (abundant)
Tawny Emperor (many)
Carolina Satyr (1)
Queen (many)
Soldier (few)
Long-tailed Skipper (1)
White Checkered Skipper (few)
Tropical Checkered Skipper (few)
Desert Checkered Skipper (1)
Laviana White Skipper (few)
Clouded Skipper (few)
Eufala Skipper (few)
Fawn-spotted Skipper (1)
Southern Skipperling (2)
Fiery Skipper (many)
Whirlabout (few)
Sachem (2)
Southern Broken Dash (few)
Celia's Roadside Skipper (1)
NABA IBP and WBC Bentsen SP (D Hanson)
April 26, 2006 Mustard White (40+)
Spring Azure (2)
Eastern Comma (6+)
Mourning Cloak (1)
Milbert's Tortoiseshell (2)
Mattoon, Shawano Co., WI (D Llewellyn)
April 26, 2006 Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (1)
Cabbage White (3)
Mustard White (30+)
Clouded Sulphur (11) (inc 1 white female)
Orange Sulphur (1)
Brown Elfin (20+)
Eastern Pine Elfin (9)
Spring Azure (30+)(including 1 form lucia)
Eastern Comma (2)
Mourning Cloak (2)
American Lady (1)
Red Admiral (1)
Dreamy Duskywing (1)
Juvenal's Duskywing (2)
Waterloo Recreation Area, Chelsea, MI (C Rickards)
April 26, 2006 Black Swallowtail (1)(female)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (1)
Cabbage White (5)
Mourning Cloak (1)(very ragged)
New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, NY (A Block)
April 25, 2006 Cabbage White (1st of the season)
Spring Azure (form lucia)
Mourning Cloak
Saskatoon, SK (R Dudragne)
April 24, 2006 Monarch (1)(fresh) downtown Laurel, MD (W Gould)
April 23-24, 2006 Black Swallowtail
Palamedes Swallowtail
Spicebush Swallowtail
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
Zebra Swallowtail
Cabbage White
Falcate Orangetip
Clouded Sulphur
Orange Sulphur
Cloudless Sulphur
Sleepy Orange
Great Purple Hairstreak
Eastern Tailed-Blue
Pearl Crescent
Mourning Cloak
American Lady
Red Admiral
Carolina Satyr
Southern Pearly-eye
Monarch
Juvenal's Duskywing
Common Sootywing
Great Dismal Swamp, VA (B Grosek)
April 23, 2006 Olympia Marble (20+)
Hoary Elfin (2)
Eastern Pine Elfin (1)
Spring Azure (1)
Juvenal's Duskywing (1)
Jackson Co., WI (M Reese)
April 23, 2006 Black Swallowtail (9)
Giant Swallowtail (2)
Orange Sulphur (common)
Cloudless Sulphur (3)
Banded Hairstreak (6)
Oak Hairstreak (common)
Gray Hairstreak (1)
American Snout (common)
Texan Crescent (1st time seen at this location)
Pearl Crescent (common)
Question Mark (abundant)
American Lady (common)
Red Admiral (1)
Common Buckeye (common)
Hackberry Emperor (2)
Carolina Satyr (7)
Little Wood-Satyr (2)
Monarch (1)
Thistlewaite WMA, St. Landry Parish, LA (C Marks)
April 23, 2006 Cabbage White (7)
Spring Azure (19)
Eastern Comma (7)
Red Admiral (4)
Point Pelee National Park, Ont. (C McLauchlan)
April 23, 2006 Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (7)
Spicebush Swallowtail (1)
Cabbage White (26)
Falcate Orangetip (1)
Orange Sulphur (1)
Spring Azure (18)
Sleepy Duskywing (3)
Juvenal's Duskywing (15)
Wild Indigo Duskywing (1)
Raccoon Creek State Park, Beaver Co., PA (C Lehman)
April 23, 2006 Black Swallowtail (2)(1st of the year)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (7)
Cabbage White (25+)
Clouded Sulphur (20+)
Orange Sulphur (4)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (1)
Meadow Fritillary (15)
Pearl Crescent (1)
Eastern Comma (3)
Red Admiral (1)
Silver-spotted Skipper (1)
White Clay Creek Preserve, PA (A Loudell)
April 23, 2006 Zebra Swallowtail (abundant)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (abundant)
Cabbage White (few)
Clouded Sulphur (few)
Orange Sulphur (uncommon)
Eastern Pine Elfin (common)
Juniper Hairstreak (abundant)
Gray Hairstreak (uncommon)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (few)
Spring Azure (common)
Pearl Crescent (uncommon)
Silver-spotted Skipper (uncommon)
Juvenal's Duskywing (few)
Horace's Duskywing (few)
Wild Indigo Duskywing (few)
Manassas National Battlefield, VA (M A Koeneke, G Koppel)
April 22, 2006 Cabbage White (11)
Spring Azure (25)
Mourning Cloak (2)
Komoka Provincial Park, Ont. (A Dlugan)
April 21, 2006 Western White (1)(1st of the year) Weyburn, SK (M Bailey)
April 21, 2006 Spicebush Swallowtail (1)
Oak Hairstreak (abundant)
American Snout (2)
Mourning Cloak (1)
American Lady (8)
Red Admiral (2)
Southern Pearly-eye (1)
Avery Island, Iberia Parish, LA (C Marks)
April 21, 2006 Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
Cabbage White
Falcate Orange-Tip
Clouded Sulphur
Orange Sulphur
American Copper
Henry's Elfin
Juniper Hairstreak
Spring Azure
Mourning Cloak
Monarch (1st of season,very bleached looking, but was not worn at all)
Horace's Duskywing
Sachem
Maurice River Botanical Gardens, Heislerville, Cumberland Co., NJ (J E &S L DiOrio)
April 20, 2006 Pipevine Swallowtail (3)
Anise Swallowtail (1)
Cabbage White (1)
Large Marble (16)
Sara Orangetip (18)
Spring Azure (10)
Silvery Blue (12)
Satyr Comma (2)
California Tortoiseshell (2)
Mourning Cloak (1)
Common Ringlet (12)
Common Checkered-Skipper (2)
Wildcat/Tilden Regional Parks, Contra Costa County, CA (J Hall, D Edwards)
April 20, 2006 Spring Azure (1) (form "lucia")
Mourning Cloak (5-6)
Saskatoon, SK (R Dudragne)
April 20, 2006 Cabbage White (2)
Henry’s Elfin (1)
Spring Azure (1)
Eastern Comma (1)
Mourning Cloak (1)
Waushara Co., WI (M Reese)
April 20, 2006 Cabbage White (28)
Spring Azure (1)
Eastern Comma (2)
Compton Tortoiseshell (1)
Mourning Cloak (2)
High Park, Toronto, Ont. (C & B McLauchlan)
April 20, 2006 Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (1)
Eastern Pine Elfin (3)
Spring Azure (6)
Eastern Comma (1)
Mourning Cloak (5+)
Tom's Hill, Weatogue, Litchfield Co., CT (T Fiore, K Wallstrom)
April 20, 2006 Cabbage White (1)
Juniper Hairstreak (1)
Spring Azure (3)
Eastern Comma (1)
Mourning Cloak (3)
Bartholomew's Cobble, Ashley Falls, MA (T Fiore, K Wallstrom)
April 20, 2006 Monarch (1) (Fully intact/not tattered but almost devoid of its normal color) Sandy Hook, Gateway National Recreation Area, Monmouth Co., NJ, (K Keating)
April 20, 2006 Cabbage White (23)
Clouded Sulphur (7)
Orange Sulphur (18)
American Copper (2)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (16)
Spring Azure (1)
Pearl Crescent (5)
American Lady (1)(very worn)
Big Brook County Park, Marlboro, NJ (V Corsello)
April 19, 2006 Cabbage White (1)
Brown Elfin (1)
Eastern Pine Elfin (2)
Spring Azure (6+)
Eastern Comma (1)
Mourning Cloak (8+)
Compton Tortoiseshell (1)
Mohawk State Forest, Litchfield Co., CT (T Fiore)
April 19, 2006 Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (25+)
Cabbage White (15)
Falcate Orangetip (25+)
Orange Sulphur (1)
BROWN ELFIN (1)
Spring Azure (25+)
Question Mark (1)
(Orange Form)
Eastern Comma (3)
(Orange Form)
Compton Tortoiseshell (3)
Mourning Cloak (25+)
Hook Mountain Summit, Nyack, NY (V Corsello)
April 19, 2006 Cabbage White (1)
Question Mark (1)
Palisades Interstate Park, Englewood, NJ (V Corsello)
April 19, 2006 Cabbage White (2)
Orange Sulphur (3)
American Copper (2)
Henry's Elfin (93)
Juniper Hairstreak
Spring Azure (1)
Sandy Hook, Gateway National Recreation Area, Monmouth Co., NJ, (K Keating)
April 19, 2006 Falcate Orangetip (numerous males)
Spring Azure (numerous)
Pearl Crescent (1)(female)
Juvenal's Duskywing (10+)
Mountainside Park, Morris Co., NJ (F Kahan)
April 18, 2006 Spring Azure (1)
Eastern Comma (1)
Gray Comma (1)
Beam Woods, Jones Co., IA (C Edwards)
April 18, 2006 Cabbage White (3)
Clouded Sulphur (1)
Orange Sulphur (5)
American Copper (13)
Henry's Elfin (14)
Juniper Hairstreak (11)
Spring Azure (1)
Question Mark (1)
Sandy Hook, Gateway National Recreation Area, Monmouth County, NJ, (K Keating)
April 17, 2006 Red Admiral (1) Hawkeye Wildlife Area, Johnson Co., IA (C Edwards)
April 17, 2006 Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (1)(female)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (3)(males, puddling in tractor rut)
Thompson Park, Lincroft, NJ (F Kahan)
April 16, 2006 Mourning Cloak
Painted Lady
Regina, SK (J Nordquist)
April 16, 2006 Pipevine Swallowtail (1)
Black Swallowtail (10)
Giant Swallowtail (2)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (1) (black female)
Orange Sulphur (abundant)(including three very white females)
Cloudless Sulphur (3)
Sleepy Orange (1)
Banded Hairstreak (14)
American Snout (10)
Silvery Checkerspot (1)
Phaon Crescent (5)
Pearl Crescent (common)
Question Mark (abundant) (summer form)
Painted Lady (5)
Common Buckeye (common)
Viceroy (1)
Carolina Satyr (4)
Little Wood-Satyr (11)
Monarch (common)(throughout the preserve, nectaring on thistle)
Thistlewaite WMA, LA (C Marks)
April 16, 2006 Cabbage White (60+)
Clouded Sulphur (10)
Orange Sulphur (2)
Spring Azure (3)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (2)
Meadow Fritillary (50+)
Pearl Crescent (1)
Eastern Comma (10)
Juvenal's Duskywing (7)
White Clay Creek Preserve, PA (A Loudell)
April 16, 2006 Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (1) Backyard, Belleville, NJ (V Corsello)
April 16, 2006 Cabbage White (3)
Clouded Sulphur (1)
Orange Sulphur (1)
American Copper (1)
Henry's Elfin (5)
Juniper Hairstreak (7+)
Sandy Hook, Gateway NRA, Monmouth Co., NJ (Lewis and Sheila Rosenberg)
April 16, 2006 Zebra Swallowtail (20+)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (10+)
Checkered White (20+)
Clouded Sulphur (20+)
Orange Sulphur (4+)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (1+)
Meadow Fritillary (20+)
Luckett's, Loudoun County, VA (M A Koeneke, G Koppel)
April 15, 2006 Mustard White (2)
Cabbage White (5)
Brown Elfin (15+)
Spring Azure (4)(including 1 lucia form)
Mourning Cloak (2)
Eastern Comma (12)
Gray Comma (1)
Waterloo Recreation Area, Chelsea, MI (C Rickards, M Davis)
April 15, 2006 Spring Azure (1)(1st of the year)
Eastern Comma (1)
Milbert's Tortoiseshell (1)
Komoka, Ont (A Dlugan)
April 15, 2006 Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (2)
Cabbage White (7)
Falcate Orangetip (Many)(2 fresh females)
Spring Azure (9)
Mourning Cloak (3)
Painted Lady (1)(Very Worn)
Hook Mountain Summit, Nyack, NY (V Corsello, F Kahan)
April 15, 2006 Gray Hairstreak (1) Jamaica Bay Refuge, Broad Channel, Queens, NY (T Clarke)
April 15, 2006 Cabbage White (5)
Falcate Orangetip (112) (mostly males) (1st of the year)
Clouded Sulphur (7)
Orange/Clouded Sulphur (1 white-form female)
Gray Hairstreak (1) (1st of the year)
Spring Azure (3)
Meadow Fritillary (1) (1st of the year)
Pearl Crescent (6)
Juvenal's Duskywing (11
Nottingham County Park, PA (A Loudell)
April 15, 2006 Clouded Sulphur (2)
Orange Sulphur (5)
Henry's Elfin (2)
Juniper Hairstreak (5)
Sandy Hook, Gateway National Recreation Area, Monmouth County, NJ, (L Keating, K Keating)
April 15, 2006 Cabbage White (5)
Falcate Orange-tip (30+)
American Copper (6)
Brown Elfin (15+)
Hoary Elfin (15+)
Eastern Pine Elfin (10+)
Juniper Hairstreak (10+)
Spring Azure (30+)
Mourning Cloak (2)
Question Mark (1)
Juvenal's Duskywing (10+)
Lakehurst, Brendan Byrne SF, Warren Grove, Ocean Co., NJ (H Zirlin)
April 15, 2006 Zebra Swallowtail (50+)
Spicebush Swallowtail (1 female) (1st of the year)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (2) (1st of the year)
Cabbage White (2)
Clouded Sulphur (41)
Orange Sulphur (5)
Gray Hairstreak (5) (1st of the year)
Spring Azure (32)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (37)
Variegated Fritillary (1) (My earliest ever)
Meadow Fritillary (16) (1st of the year)
Pearl Crescent (3)
Question Mark (1) (1st of the year)
Eastern Comma (5)
Mourning Cloak (4)
American Lady (4)
Red Admiral (1) (1st of the year)
Monarch (1 female) (1st of the year)
Silver-spotted Skipper (1) (1st of the year)
Elk Neck State Park, MD (A Loudell)
April 15, 2006 Zebra Swallowtail (20+)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (4+)(including 1 black female)
Spicebush Swallowtail (1+)
Cabbage White (4+)
Clouded Sulphur (20+)
Orange Sulphur (4+)
Gray Hairstreak (1+)
Spring Azure (4+)
Pearl Crescent (1+)
Eastern Comma (1+)
Banshee Reeks NP, Loudoun C., VA (M A Koeneke, G Koppel)
April 14, 2006 Milbert's Tortoiseshell (1) Weyburn, SK (M Bailey)
April 14, 2006 Mourning Cloak (1) Long Creek, SK (M Bailey)
April 14, 2006 Mourning Cloak (1)
Milbert's Tortoiseshell (1)
Compton'Tortoiseshell (2)
Regina, SK (B Luterbach)
April 14, 2006 Black Swallowtail (1)(first of year)
Cabbage White (5)
Monarch (1)(first of year)
Iowa City, Johnson Co., IA (C Edwards)
April 14, 2006 Spring Azure (1, 1st of the year) Iowa State University campus, Ames, IA (R Bitzer)
April 14, 2006 Olympia Marble (1)(1st of the year)
Eastern Comma (1)
Spring Green Preserve SNA, Sauk Co., WI (M Reese)
April 14, 2006 Cabbage White (3)(1st of the year)
Spring Azure (1) (1st of the year)
Hardscrabble Prairie SNA, Lafayette Co., WI (M Reese)
April 13, 2006 Cabbage White (2, first of the year) Brookside Park, Ames, IA (R Bitzer)
April 13, 2006 Cabbage White
Clouded Sulphur
eastern Dutchess Co., NY (T Fiore, K Wallstrom)
April 13, 2006 Cabbage White (2)
Clouded Sulphur (1)
Eastern Pine Elfin (5)
Eastern Comma (1)
Gray Comma (1)
State Game Lands 141, Nesquehoning Borough, Carbon Co., PA (A Gregory)
April 13, 2006 Cabbage White (5)
Orange Sulphur (2)
Eastern Comma (2)
Mourning Cloak (1)
Juvenal's Duskywing (1)
Fields Around CVS Dist. Center, East Windsor, NJ (V Cosello)
April 13, 2006 Gulf Fritillary (1)
Monarch (2)
Route A1A, Boca Raton, FL (M Diederich)
April 13, 2006 Giant Swallowtail (1)
Cloudless Sulphur (2)
Cassius Blue (45)
Gulf Fritillary (1)
Ruddy Daggerwing (2)
Monarch (4)
Queen (2)
Mangrove Skipper (4)
Monk Skipper (1)
Gumbo Limbo Nature Preserve, Boca Raton, FL (M Diederich)
April 9-13, 2006 Zebra Swallowtail (38)
Black Swallowtail (7)
Giant Swallowtail (4)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (4)
Spicebush Swallowtail (3)
Palamedes Swallowtail (13)
Great Southern White (18)
Orange Sulphur (3)
Cloudless Sulphur (4)
Little Yellow (10)
Sleepy Orange (4)
Dainty Sulphur (3)
Oak Hairstreak (6)
White M Hairstreak (1)
Gray Hairstreak (4)
Red-banded Hairstreak (4)
Little Metalmark (12)
Gulf Fritillary (2)
Zebra Heliconian (2)
Variegated Fritillary (6)
Phaon Crescent (38)
Pearl Crescent (45)
Question Mark (3)
American Lady (2)
Red Admiral (8)
Common Buckeye (65)
White Peacock (33)
Hackberry Emperor (2)
Carolina Satyr (84)
Georgia Satyr (26)
Monarch (2)
Queen (7)
Northern Cloudywing (4)
Horace's Duskywing (3)
Tropical Checkered-Skipper (7)
Swarthy Skipper (5)
Clouded Skipper (1)
Least Skipper (11)
Fiery Skipper (4)
Tawny-edged Skipper (8)
Whirlabout (77)
Southern Broken-Dash (27)
Sachem (14)
Arogos Skipper (1)
Delaware Skipper (12)
Aaron's Skipper (19)
Palmetto Skipper (4)
Monk Skipper (9)
Dusted Skipper (11)
Twin-spot Skipper (21)
Ocola Skipper (5)
Kissimmee Prairie Preserve, FL (B & J DuBois, B & L Cooper, D Cutler, R Butts)
April 12, 2006 Red Admiral (1)(1st of the year) Iowa State University campus, Ames, IA (R Bitzer)
April 12, 2006 Cabbage White (1)
Mourning Cloak (1)
Muskegon County Waste Water, Muskegon, MI (C DeWitt)
April 12, 2006 Compton Tortoiseshell (1) Williston, VT (M Ferguson)
April 12, 2006 Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (2)
Cabbage White (1)
Falcate Orangetip (25+) (at least 4 females))
Spring Azure (8+) (all fresh)
Eastern Comma (2)
Mourning Cloak (12+)
Compton Tortoiseshell (2)
Red Admiral (3)
Painted Lady (1)
Juvenal's Duskywing (1)
Dreamy Duskywing (1) (early for this here)
Hook Mt. trails, Upper Nyack, Rockland Co., NY (T Fiore, K Wallstrom)
April 12, 2006 Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (1)
Cabbage White (3)
Orange Sulphur (1)
Spring Azure (2)
Eastern Comma (2)
Mourning Cloak (1)
Today at Mills Reservation, Essex Co., NJ (A Baytas)
April 12, 2006 Zebra Heliconian (1)
Queen (3)
Dorantes Longtail (1)
Loxahatchee Butterfly Garden, Loxahatchee Wildlife Refuge, West Palm Beach, FL (M Diederich)
April 11, 2006 Spicebush Swallowtail (1)
Orange Sulphur (2)
Oak Hairstreak (common)
American Snout (3)
Question Mark (2)
American Lady (2)
Carolina Satyr (3)
Avery Island, Iberia Parish, LA (C Marks)
April 11, 2006 Cabbage White (1)
Eastern Comma (3)
Mourning Cloak (1)
Toronto Ont (C & B McLauchlan)
April 11, 2006 Cabbage White (5)
Spring Azure (2)
Eastern Comma (2)
Mourning Cloak (8)
Compton Tortoiseshell (5)
Red Admiral (2)
Mt. Taurus, Cold Spring, Putnam Co., NY (T Fiore)
April 11, 2006 Polydamas Swallowtail (1)
Spicebush Swallowtail (1)
Great Southern White (1)
Orange Sulphur (1)
Cloudless Sulphur (4)
Orange-barred Sulphur (2)
Little Yellow (1)
Cassius Blue (6)
Gulf Fritillary (41)
Zebra Heliconian (15)
Variegated Fritillary (9)
Pearl Crescent (2)
Red Admiral (2)
White Peacock (20)
Monarch (3)
Queen (30)
Fiery Skipper (3)
Twin-Spotted Skipper (1)
Okeeheelee Nature Center, Okeeheelee State Park, West Palm Beach, FL (M Diederich)
April 10, 2006 Spring Azure (1)
Mourning Cloak (1)
Fairview Lake, Sussex Co., NJ (T Sudol)
April 9, 2006 Zebra Swallowtail (1)
Black Swallowtail (2)
Cabbage White (1)
Falcate Orangetip (20)
Clouded Sulphur (3)
Orange Sulphur (2)
Henry's Elfin (7)
Gray Hairstreak (1)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (2)
Spring Azure (9)
Eastern Comma (2)
Juvenal's Duskywing (20)
Busch Conservation Area, St. Charles Co., MO (Y Homeyer & NABA-St. Louis)
April 9, 2006 Mourning Cloak
Milbert's Tortoiseshell
Mattoon, Shawano Co., WI (D Llewellyn)
April 9, 2006 Mourning Cloak (2) (1st of the year) Germania Marsh, Marquette Co., WI (M Reese)
April 9, 2006 Cabbage White (3)
Clouded Sulphur (1)
Juvenal's Duskywing (3)(1st Duskywings of the year)
Nottingham County Park, PA (A Loudell)
April 9, 2006 Cabbage White (1)
Clouded Sulphur (1)
Orange Sulphur (25)
American Copper (4)
Spring Azure (5)
American Lady (2)
Maurice River Botanical Gardens, Heislerville, Cumberland Co., NJ (J E DiOrio)
April 9, 2006 Great Southern White (3)
Cloudless Sulphur (4)
Orange-Barred Sulphur (5)
Gulf Fritillary (3)
Gumbo Limbo Nature Preserve, Boca Raton, FL (M Diederich)
April 8, 2006 Milbert's Tortoiseshell (1) (1st butterfly of the year) Carlos Avery Wildlife Management Area, Columbus Township, MN (M Whalen)
April 8, 2006 Eastern Comma (2)
Mourning Cloak (2) (1st of the season)
Ada Hayden Heritage Park, north side of Ames, IA (R Bitzer)
April 8, 2006 Compton Tortoiseshell Mattoon, Shawano Co., WI (D Llewellyn)
April 8, 2006 Orange Sulphur (1)
Mourning Cloak (1)(ragged, 1st of season)
Forest Park Nature Center, IL (P Fuessle)
April 8, 2006 Gulf Fritillary (2)
Monarch (3)
Sterling Village, Boynton Beach, FL (M Diederich)
April 8, 2006 Giant Swallowtail (5)
Cloudless Sulphur (3)
Orange-Barred Sulphur (1)
Cassius Blue (60-90)
Gulf Fritillary (5)
Monarch (3)
Monk Skipper (1)
Gumbo Limbo Butterfly Garden, Boca Raton, FL (M Diederich)
April 6, 2006 Eastern Comma (1) Iowa State University campus, Ames, IA (R Bitzer)
April 6, 2006 Pipevine Swallowtail (1)
Black Swallowtail (1)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (30)(including 1 dark female)
Spicebush Swallowtail (3)
Falcate Orangetip (12)
White sp. (2)
Clouded Sulphur (4)
Orange Sulphur (2)
Henry's Elfin (1)
Juniper Hairstreak (1)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (3)
Spring Azure (5)(summer form)
Blue sp. (3)
Pearl Crescent (10)
Sleepy Duskywing (1)
Juvenal's Duskywing (5)
Horace's Duskywing (4)
Duskywing sp. (5)
Dunbar Cave State Natural Area, TN (R Connors, R Venable, A Wallace)
April 6, 2006 Orange Sulphur (1) Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx, NY (D Rosane)
April 5, 2006 Cabbage White (4) (1st of year)
Spring Azure (2) (1st of year)
Eastern Comma (8)
Mourning Cloak (7)
Fontenelle Forest, Sarpy Co., NE (D Speltz)
April 5, 2006 Eastern Comma (2) (spring form, 1st butterflies of the year) Iowa State University campus, Ames, IA (R Bitzer)
April 5, 2006 Pipevine Swallowtail (1)
Zebra Swallowtail (8)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (2)
Clouded Sulphur (1)
Orange Sulphur (1)
White M Hairstreak (1)
Spring Azure (4)
Eastern Comma (1)
Mourning Cloak (1)
Goatweed Leafwing (2)
Juvenal's Duskywing (7)
Dent Co., MO (D Berry)
April 4, 2006 Zebra Swallowtail (1) Riverdale, MD (W Gould)
April 4, 2006 Cabbage White (2)
Orange Sulphur (5)
Red Admiral (1)
Baltimore, MD (J Wilkinson)
April 3, 2006 Giant Swallowtail (10+)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (9) (2 black females)
Cloudless Sulphur (4)
Orange Sulphur (hundreds)
Gray Hairstreak (1)
American Snout (5)
Variegated Fritillary (1)
Silvery Checkerspot (common)
Phaon Crescent (5)
Pearl Crescent (common)
Question Mark (1) (winter form)
American Lady (6)
Painted Lady (1)
Common Buckeye (Abundant)(flying every where I looked)
Red-Spotted Admiral (1)
Viceroy (2)
Goatweed Leafwing (2)
Southern Pearly-eye (2)
Carolina Satyr (common)
Little Wood-Satyr (abundant)
Monarch (15)
St. Landry Parish, LA (C Marks)
April 2, 2006 Milbert's Tortoiseshell (2) Wood's Bridge, south of Weyburn, SK (M Bailey)
April 2, 2006 Pipevine Swallowtail (5)
Zebra Swallowtail (4)
Palamedes Swallowtail (10)
Southern Dogface (1)
Cloudless Sulphur (4)
Gray Hairstreak (1)
Ceraunus Blue (1)
Little Metalmark (1)
Gulf Fritillary (2)
Common Buckeye (4)
Monarch (1)
Southern Cloudywing (5)
Northern Cloudywing (15)
Horace's Duskywing (10)
Sleepy Duskywing (10)
Whirlabout (4)
DOTTED SKIPPER (6 nectaring on thistle)
Riverside Island, Ocala National Forest, Marion Co., FL (D Powell, B Ahern)
April 2, 2006 Zebra Swallowtail (2)
Spicebush Swallowtail (4)
Palamedes Swallowtail (8)
Gulf Fritillary (1)
Carolina Satyr (15)
Little Wood-Satyr (20)
Long-tailed Skipper (1)
Northern Cloudywing (3)
Sleepy Duskywing (8)
Horace's Duskywing (4)
Juniper Springs, Ocala National Forest, Marion Co., FL (D Powell, B Ahern)
April 2, 2006 Black Swallowtail (2) (including 1 fresh male)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (1)
Falcate Orangetip (many)
Southern Dogface (6+) (Couchville Glade)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (10+)
Pearl Crescent (3)
Goatweed Leafwing (1)
Monarch (2) (along roadside by Couchville Lake)
Juvenal's Duskywing (4+)
Long Hunter State Park & Couchville Glade Natural Area, Davidson Co. TN (S Scott, R Connors)
April 2, 2006 Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (2) (early NY record)
Cabbage White (scattered)
Falcate Orangetip (multiple males)
Spring Azure (1)
Eastern Comma (2)
Compton Tortoiseshell (1)
Hook Mt., Rockland Co., NY (R Cech, E Peyton)
April 2, 2006 Cabbage White (1)(1st of year)
Mourning Cloak (1)
Spring Rd. Butterfly garden, Chappaqua NY (M Diederich)
April 2, 2006 Eastern Comma (1) Backyard, Brooklyn, NY (V Corsello)
April 2, 2006 Cabbage White (2)
Eastern Comma (1)
Mourning Cloak (1)
Conyngham, PA (A Gregory)
April 2, 2006 Cabbage White (2) Belleville Park, Belleville, NJ (V Corsello)
April 2, 2006 Cabbage White (3)
Orange Sulphur (3)
Spring Azure (15+, including mated pair at 12:50 pm)
Mourning Cloak (2)
Lakehurst, Ocean Co., NJ ( H Zirlin)
April 2, 2006 Cabbage White (8)
Clouded Sulphur (4)
Henry's Elfin (1)
Spring Azure (1) (female) (form lucia)
Pearl Crescent (1)
Eastern Comma (2)
Mourning Cloak (4)
Trap Pond State Park, DE (A Loudell)
April 2, 2006 Zebra Swallowtail (12)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (3)
Falcate Orangetip (1)
Clouded Sulphur (2)
Orange Sulphur (1)
Mason Neck State Park, VA (M A Koeneke, G Koppel)
April 1, 2006 Painted Lady (1) Regina, SK (J Norquist)
April 1, 2006 Zebra Swallowtail (1)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (2)
Cabbage White (2)
Falcate Orangetip (7)
Clouded Sulphur (1)
Orange Sulphur (2)
Gray Hairstreak (1)
Spring Azure (12)
Eastern Comma (2)
Mourning Cloak (1)
Juvenal's Duskywing (3)
Busch Conservation Area, St. Charles Co., MO (J Ziebol, Y Homeyer)
April 1, 2006 Pipevine Swallowtail (10)
Zebra Swallowtail (common)
Giant Swallowtail (7)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (1)
Spicebush Swallowtail (4)
Falcate Orangetip (1)(female)
Clouded Sulphur (1)
Cloudless Sulphur (6)
Sleepy Orange (1)
Red-Banded Hairstreak (5)
Silvery Checkerspot (3)
Pearl Crescent (common)
American Lady (5)
Red Admiral (4)
Common Buckeye (2)
Goatweed Leafwing (common)
Southern Pearly-eye (1)
Carolina Satyr (abundant)
Little Wood-Satyr (common)
Monarch (3)
Weyanoke, West Feliciana Parish, LA (C Marks)
April 1, 2006 Zebra Swallowtail (1)
Giant Swallowtail (1)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (1)
Clouded/Orange Sulphur (1 white female);
Cloudless Sulphur (1)
Pearl Crescent (common)
American Lady (1)
Goatweed Leafwing (2)
Question Mark (1)(summer form)
Carolina Satyr (common)
Monarch (1)
Mary Ann Brown Nature Preserve, West Feliciana Parish, LA (C Marks)
April 1, 2006 Cabbage White (1)
Falcate Orangetip (2)
Clouded Sulphur (1)
Orange Sulphur (1)
Spring Azure (6)
Mourning Cloak (1)
Wild Indigo Duskywing (1)
Julie Metz Wetlands, VA (M A Koeneke, G Koppel)
April 1, 2006 Zebra Swallowtail (6)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (2)
Cabbage White (1)
Falcate Orangetip (3)
Clouded Sulphur (2)
Spring Azure (5)
Variegated Fritillary (1)
Mourning Cloak (1)
Wild Indigo Duskywing (1)
Leesylvania State Park, VA (M A Koeneke, G Koppel)
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