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December 20, 2008

Pipevine Swallowtail
Black Swallowtail
Checkered White
Great Southern White
Giant White
Common Melwhite
Southern Dogface
White Angled-Sulphur
Cloudless Sulphur
Orange-barred Sulphur
Large Orange Sulphur
Lyside Sulphur
Barred Yellow
Mexican Yellow
Tailed Orange
Little Yellow
Mimosa Yellow
Sleepy Orange
Dainty Sulphur
Silver-banded Hairstreak
Tropical Greenstreak
Gray Hairstreak
Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak
Lantana Scrub-Hairstreak
Ruddy Hairstreak
Dusky-blue Groundstreak
Clytie Ministreak
Gray Ministreak
Western Pygmy-Blue
Marine Blue
Ceraunus Blue
Reakirt's Blue
Fatal Metalmark
Curve-winged Metalmark
American Snout
Gulf Fritillary
Mexican Silverspot
Julia Heliconian
Zebra Heliconian
Variegated Fritillary
Mexican Fritillary
Crimson Patch
Vesta Crescent
Phaon Crescent
Pearl Crescent
Question Mark
American Lady
Painted Lady
West Coast Lady
Red Admiral
Common Buckeye
White Peacock
Malachite
Band-celled Sister
Mexican Bluewing
Common Mestra
Red Rim
Gray Cracker
Guatemalan Cracker
Many-banded Daggerwing
Tropical Leafwing
Pale-spotted Leafwing
Tawny Emperor
Pavon Emperor
Carolina Satyr
Heliconoid Ticlear (New to U.S.)
Monarch
Queen
Soldier
White-striped Longtail
Zilpa Longtail
Long-tailed Skipper
Dorantes Longtail
Brown Longtail
Two-barred Flasher
Mazans Scallopwing
Sickle-winged Skipper
White-patched Skipper
Funereal Duskywing
White Checkered-Skipper
Tropical Checkered-Skipper
Laviana White-Skipper
Turk's-cap White-Skipper
Julia's Skipper
Fawn-spotted Skipper
Clouded Skipper
Southern Skipperling
Fiery Skipper
Whirlabout
Southern Broken-Dash
Sachem
Common Mellana
Eufala Skipper
Olive-clouded Skipper
Brazilian Skipper
Ocola Skipper
Purple-washed Skipper

Hidalgo Co. TX (D Hanson, M Rickard, G Toal)

December 18, 2008

Orange-barred Sulphur (uncommon)
Barred Yellow (uncommon)
Dainty Sulphur (fairly common)
Gulf Fritillary (uncommon)
Julia Heliconian (abundant)
Zebra Heliconian (superabundant)
White Peacock (abundant)
Ruddy Daggerwing (uncommon)
Monarch (uncommon)
Tropical Checkered-Skipper (uncommon)

Markham Park, FL (S Heeter)

December 15, 2008

Orange Sulphur (1)
Eastern Comma (1)
Mourning Cloak (1)

Staten Island., NY (T Fiore)

December 9, 2008

Pipevine Swallowtail (2)
Checkered White (16)
Great Southern White (6)
Orange Sulphur (2)
Southern Dogface (3)
Cloudless Sulphur (3)
Large Orange Sulphur (2)
Lyside Sulphur (5)
Mexican Yellow (3)
Little Yellow (4)
Sleepy Orange (3)
Dainty Sulphur (5)
Silver-banded Hairstreak (2)
Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak (9)
Lantana Scrub-Hairstreak (3)
Marine Blue (1)
Reakirt's Blue (3)
Fatal Metalmark (2)
Curve-winged Metalmark (1)
American Snout (5)
Gulf Fritillary (3)
Mexican Silverspot (3)
Julia Heliconian (2)
Zebra Heliconian (17)
Mexican Fritillary (1)
Texan Crescent (1)
Pale-banded Crescent (5)
Question Mark (1)
Red Admiral (2)
White Peacock (3)
Banded Peacock (2)
Malachite (5)
Band-celled Sister (1)
Mexican Bluewing (2)
Common Mestra (1)
Red Rim (1)
Hackberry Emperor (1)
Empress Leilia (2)
Tawny Emperor (9)
Silver Emperor (2)
Carolina Satyr (10)
Monarch (2)
Queen (150)
Soldier (14)
Brown Longtail (18)
Funereal Duskywing (1)
White Checkered-Skipper (2)
Tropical Checkered-Skipper (3)
Laviana White-Skipper (24)
Turk's-cap White-Skipper (1)
Fawn-spotted Skipper (2)
Clouded Skipper (9)
Whirlabout (5)
Sachem (1)
Common Mellana (3)
Eufala Skipper (5)

NABA Butterfly Park, TX (G Quintanilla)

December 7, 2008

Pipevine Swallowtail (4)
Checkered White (3)
Great Southern White (18)
Giant White (1)
Southern Dogface (5)
Cloudless Sulphur (6)
Large Orange Sulphur (9)
Lyside Sulphur (12)
Mexican Yellow (8)
Little Yellow (5)
Mimosa Yellow (2)
Sleepy Orange (5)
Dainty Sulphur (16)
Silver-banded Hairstreak (8)
Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak (7)
Lantana Scrub-Hairstreak (4)
Dusky-blue Groundstreak (3)
Cassius Blue (1)
Reakirt's Blue (3)
Fatal Metalmark (5)
Rounded Metalmark (1)
American Snout (8)
Gulf Fritillary (12)
Mexican Silverspot (4)
Julia Heliconian (3)
Zebra Heliconian (36)
Variegated Fritillary (1)
Mexican Fritillary (2)
Crimson Patch (2)
Texan Crescent (3)
Pale-banded Crescent (9)
Vesta Crescent (1)
Phaon Crescent (6)
Question Mark (1)
Painted Lady (2)
Red Admiral (5)
Tropical Buckeye (2)
White Peacock (18)
Banded Peacock (7)
Malachite (12)
Mexican Bluewing (7)
Common Mestra (3)
Red Rim (1)
Tropical Leafwing (13)
Hackberry Emperor (1)
Empress Leilia (1)
Tawny Emperor (12)
Silver Emperor (3)
Gemmed Satyr (1)
Carolina Satyr (18)
Monarch (7)
Queen (175)
Soldier (19)
Long-tailed Skipper (3)
Dorantes Longtail (2)
Brown Longtail (23)
Sickle-winged Skipper (6)
White Checkered-Skipper (4)
Tropical Checkered-Skipper (8)
Laviana White-Skipper (11)
Turk's-cap White-Skipper (1)
Fawn-spotted Skipper (3)
Clouded Skipper (15)
Green-backed Ruby-eye (1)
Fiery Skipper (16)
Whirlabout (6)
Sachem (2)
Common Mellana (5)
Eufala Skipper (14)
Olive-clouded Skipper (1)
Purple-washed Skipper (1)

NABA International Butterfly Park, TX (G Quintanilla)

December 6, 2008

Orange Sulphur (4)
Southern Dogface (3)
Cloudless Sulphur (9)
Orange-barred Sulphur (1)
Large Orange Sulphur (6)
Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak (3)
Reakirt's Blue (2)
American Snout (3)
Julia Heliconian (9)
Zebra Heliconian (2)
Phaon Crescent (2)
Painted Lady (1)
Red Admiral (1)
White Peacock (13)
Band-celled Sister (1)
Mexican Bluewing (23)
Guatemalan Cracker (1)
Queen (27)
Soldier (8)
Dorantes Longtail (2)
Brown Longtail (9)
Sickle-winged Skipper (7)
Fawn-spotted Skipper (8)
Clouded Skipper (2)
Fiery Skipper (6)
Whirlabout (4)

Resaca de la Palma World Birding Center, TX (G Quintanilla)

December 6, 2008

Pipevine Swallowtail (4)
Checkered White (6)
Great Southern White (5)
Common Melwhite (1)
Southern Dogface (8)
White Angled-Sulphur (1)
Cloudless Sulphur (2)
Large Orange Sulphur (10)
Mexican Yellow (9)
Little Yellow (3)
Mimosa Yellow (1)
Sleepy Orange (12)
Dainty Sulphur (6)
Silver-banded Hairstreak (2)
Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak (5)
Lantana Scrub-Hairstreak (2)
Dusky-blue Groundstreak (4)
Clytie Ministreak (1)
Cyna Blue (1)
Ceraunus Blue (3)
Reakirt's Blue (2)
Fatal Metalmark (1)
American Snout (10)
Gulf Fritillary (14)
Mexican Silverspot (4)
Julia Heliconian (6)
Zebra Heliconian (25)
Crimson Patch (1)
Texan Crescent (3)
Pale-banded Crescent (4)
Vesta Crescent (3)
Phaon Crescent (4)
Red Admiral (2)
Common Buckeye (1)
White Peacock (15)
Banded Peacock (2)
Malachite (2)
Mexican Bluewing (3)
Common Mestra (16)
Hackberry Emperor (2)
Tawny Emperor (10)
Pavon Emperor (1)
Silver Emperor (2)
Gemmed Satyr (1)
Carolina Satyr (15)
Monarch (5)
Queen (75)
Soldier (10)
Long-tailed Skipper (2)
Brown Longtail (30)
Sickle-winged Skipper (1)
Common Checkered-Skipper (2)
Tropical Checkered-Skipper (2)
Laviana White-Skipper (15)
Turk's-cap White-Skipper (2)
Fawn-spotted Skipper (1)
Clouded Skipper (40)
Fiery Skipper (3)
Whirlabout (1)
Sachem (2)
Common Mellana (1)
Eufala Skipper (2)
Olive-clouded Skipper (1)

NABA Butterfly Park, TX (J Glassberg)

December 4, 2008

Checkered White (2)
Great Southern White (1)
White Angled-Sulphur (1)
Large Orange Sulphur (2)
Mimosa Yellow (2)
Dainty Sulphur (7)
Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak (11)
Ruddy Hairstreak (1)
Dusky-blue Groundstreak (6)
Cyna Blue (2)
Reakirt's Blue (1)
Fatal Metalmark (1)
American Snout (6)
Gulf Fritillary (9)
Mexican Silverspot (2)
Zebra Heliconian (23)
'Texan' Texan Crescent (2)
Phaon Crescent (7)
White Peacock (13)
Banded Peacock (3)
Malachite (1)
Band-celled Sister (1)
Mexican Bluewing (1)
Common Mestra (1)
Tawny Emperor (7)
Silver Emperor (1)
Carolina Satyr (4)
Monarch (1)
Queen (15)
Soldier (3)
Long-tailed Skipper (3)
Brown Longtail (15)
Sickle-winged Skipper (1)
White Checkered-Skipper (2)
Tropical Checkered-Skipper (3)
Laviana White-Skipper (6)
Fawn-spotted Skipper (2)
Clouded Skipper (6)
Fiery Skipper (3)
Whirlabout (2)
Sachem (1)
Common Mellana (3)
Eufala Skipper (3)

NABA International Butterfly Park, TX (G Quintanilla)

December 3, 2008

Telea Hairstreak (fresh)

Mission, TX (D Hanson)

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