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December 2005 Butterfly Sightings

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December 31, 2005 Mexican Yellow Bentsen World Birding Center, Mission, TX (G Guintanilla)
December 31, 2005 Monarch (1) Boynton Beach, FL (M Diederich)
December 30, 2005 Monarch (2) West Palm Beach, FL (M Diederich)
December 30, 2005 Little Yellow (1)
Orange-Barred Sulphur (3)
Cassius Blue (9)
Gulf Fritillary (16)
Zebra Heliconian (23)
Variegated Fritillary (3)
Common Buckeye (1)
White Peacock (14)
Monarch (3)
Queen (3)
Long-Tailed Skipper (5)
Dorantes Longtail (3)
Tropical-Checkered Skipper (1)
Dun Skipper (1)
Okeehelee Nature Center, West Palm Beach, FL (M Diederich)
December 29, 2005 Giant Swallowtail (2)
Orange-Barred Sulphur (5)
Cassius Blue (2)
Zebra Swallowtail (1)
White Peacock (1)
Ruddy Daggerwing (1)
Dorantes Longtail (2)
Tropical-Checkered Skipper (1)
Morikami Japanese Gardens, Delray, FL (M Diederich)
December 28, 2005 Smudged Hairstreak (female) NABA IBP, Mission, TX (G Quintanilla)
December 27, 2005 Red-Banded Hairstreak (1)
Zebra Heliconian (2)
Monarch (2)
Queen (2)
Tropical-Checkered Skipper (1)
Loxahatchee Butterfly Garden, Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge, Palm Beach Co., FL (M Diederich)
December 26, 2005 Giant Swallowtail (1)
Orange-Barred Sulphur (1)
Cloudless Sulphur (1)
Gulf Fritillary (2)
Monarch (2)
Long-Tailed Skipper (2)
Dorantes Longtail (9)
Mangrove Skipper (1)
Fiery Skipper (1)
Gumbo Limbo Nature Preserve, Palm Beach Co., FL (M Diederich)
December 21, 2005 Pipevine Swallowtail
Black Swallowtail
Checkered White
Southern Dogface
Cloudless Sulphur
Large Orange Sulphur
Lyside Sulphur
Mexican Yellow
Little Yellow
Mimosa Yellow
Sleepy Orange
Tailed Orange
Dainty Sulphur
Dusky-blue Groundstreak
Gray Hairstreak
Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak
Lantana Scrub-Hairstreak
Western Pygmy-Blue
Ceraunus Blue
Fatal Metalmark
Red-bordered Pixie
American Snout
Gulf Fritillary
Variegated Fritillary
Mexican Fritillary
Vesta Crescent
Phaon Crescent
Pearl Crescent
Texan Crescent
Common Buckeye
Tropical Buckeye
White Peacock
Red Admiral
Painted Lady
American Lady
Common Mestra
Mexican Bluewing
Tropical Leafwing
Tawny Emperor
Monarch
Queen
Soldier
Brown Longtail
White Checkered-Skipper
Tropical Checkered-Skipper
Turk's-cap White-Skipper
Laviana White-Skipper
Fawn-spotted Skipper
Clouded Skipper
Southern Skipperling
Fiery Skipper
Sachem
Whirlabout
Common Mellana
Eufala Skipper
Mission, TX (D Hanson)
December 10, 2005 Cloudless Sulphur (5)
Barred Yellow (121)
Little Yellow (52)
Red-banded Hairstreak (3)
Ceraunus Blue (1)
Little Metalmark (9)
Gulf Fritillary (2)
Zebra Heliconian (11)
Phaon Crescent (44)
Pearl Crescent (15)
Common Buckeye (67)
White Peacock (121)(most very fresh)
Carolina Satyr (192)
Georgia Satyr (5)
Monarch (4)
Queen (44)
Long-tailed Skipper (2)
Dorantes Longtail (6)
Tropical Checkered-Skipper (25)
Swarthy Skipper (1)
Three-spotted Skipper (3)
Clouded Skipper (2)
Fiery Skipper (6)
Whirlabout (5)
Sachem (1)
Ocola Skipper (113)
Kissimmee Prairie Preserve, FL (B & L Cooper, S Farnsworth, B & L Atherton)
December 7, 2005 Broad-tipped Clearwing (1st U.S. record) Mission, Hildalgo Co., TX (J Dauphin, K Davis, plus many other observers)
December 6, 2005 Painted White (1st U.S. record) Mission, Hidalgo Co., TX (J Booker, M Gustafson, J Dauphin)
December 4, 2005 Pipevine Swallowtail (10)
Black Swallowtail (1)
Checkered White (3)
Great Southern White (12)
Giant White (6)
Orange Sulphur (2)
Southern Dogface (30)
Cloudless Sulphur (2)
Large Orange Sulphur (12)
Lyside Sulphur (20)
Mexican Yellow (2)
Little Yellow (22)
Mimosa Yellow (2)
Sleepy Orange (2)
Dainty Sulphur (8)
Great Purple Hairstreak (1)
Tropical Greenstreak (1)
Marias Hairstreak (1)
Silver-banded Hairstreak (1)
Dusky-blue Groundstreak (18)
Gray Hairstreak (16)
White Scrub-Hairstreak (2)
Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak (24)
Lantana Scrub-Hairstreak (12)
Clytie Ministreak (3)
Cassius Blue (1)
Western Pygmy-Blue (26)
Ceraunus Blue (50)
Reakirt's Blue (4)
Fatal Metalmark (40)
Red-bordered Metalmark (12)
American Snout (220)
Gulf Fritillary (12)
Zebra Heliconian (1)
Variegated Fritillary (6)
Mexican Fritillary (20)
Bordered Patch (12)
Crimson Patch (1)
Vesta Crescent (60)
Phaon Crescent (130)
Pearl Crescent (2)
Pale-banded Crescent (4)
Texan Crescent (10)
Common Buckeye (3)
Tropical Buckeye (1)
White Peacock (12)
Banded Peacock (2)
Red Admiral (8)
Painted Lady (16)
American Lady (2)
Blomfild's Beauty (1)
Band-celled Sister (2)
Red Rim (5)
Common Mestra (16)
Mexican Bluewing (12)
FOUR-SPOTTED SAILER (1) (male)
Blue-eyed Sailer (1) (male)
Guatemalan Cracker (1)
Tropical Leafwing (18)
PALE-SPOTTED LEAFWING (3)
Empress Leilia (12)
Tawny Emperor (30)
Silver Emperor (1) (female)
Pavon Emperor (1) (female)
Gemmed Satyr (3)
Carolina Satyr (4)
Monarch (10)
Queen (600)
Soldier (60)
White-striped Longtail (2)
Long-tailed Skipper (3)
Dorantes Longtail (5)
Brown Longtail (30)
Two-barred Flasher (1)
Falcate Skipper (1)
Mazan's Scallopwing (1)
Texas Powdered Skipper (1)
Sickle-winged Skipper (4)
White-patched Skipper (3)
White Checkered-Skipper (30)
Tropical Checkered-Skipper (2)
Turk's-cap White-Skipper (3)
Laviana White-Skipper (18)
Common Sootywing (2)
Julia's Skipper (1)
Fawn-spotted Skipper (1)
Clouded Skipper (40)
Southern Skipperling (4)
Fiery Skipper (10)
Sachem (10)
Whirlabout (8)
Southern Broken-Dash (4)
Common Mellana (4)
Eufala Skipper (30)
Ocola Skipper (6)
NABA Butterfly Park and Bentsen WBC, Hildalgo Co., TX (W Sekula, M Reid D Muschalek
December 3, 2005 Tropical Greenstreak
Four-spotted Sailor (1st U.S. record)
Red Rim
Guatemalan Cracker
Blomfild's Beauty (2)
NABA IBP, Mission, TX (T Fuller, D Hanson)
December 1, 2005 White Angled-Sulphur (1) Hereford, AZ (R Behrstock)
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