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February 2008 Butterfly Sightings

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February 27, 2008

Double-dotted Skipper

Sabal Palm Grove, Brownsville, TX (M B Stowe)

February 27, 2008

Pipevine Swallowtail (14)
Giant Swallowtail (7)
Ruby-spotted Swallowtail (1)
Great Southern White (1)
Southern Dogface (12)
Cloudless Sulphur (3)
Large Orange Sulphur (4)
Lyside Sulphur (1)
Little Yellow (2)
Gray Hairstreak (1)
Lantana Scrub-Hairstreak (1)
Dusky-blue Groundstreak (2)
Reakirt's Blue (2)
Fatal Metalmark (4)
American Snout (6)
Gulf Fritillary (3)
Bordered Patch (1)
Texan Crescent (5)
Phaon Crescent (5)
Painted Lady (1)
Red Admiral (3)
Carolina Satyr (6)
Monarch (2)
Queen (6)
Long-tailed Skipper (3)
Dorantes Longtail (2)
Brown Longtail (7)
Two-barred Flasher (1)
Coyote Cloudywing (3)
Glazed Pellicia (1)
Mazans Scallopwing (1)
Sickle-winged Skipper (1)
Brown-banded Skipper (1)
Funereal Duskywing (5)
White Checkered-Skipper (2)
Tropical Checkered-Skipper (13)
Laviana White-Skipper (7)
Turk's-cap White-Skipper (1)
Julia's Skipper (1)
Fawn-spotted Skipper (2)
Clouded Skipper (3)
Fiery Skipper (8)
Whirlabout (5)
Southern Broken-Dash (1)
Sachem (6)
Common Mellana (3)
Celia's Roadside-Skipper (1)
Purple-washed Skipper (1)

NABA International Butterfly Park, TX (J Glassberg)

February 26, 2008

Pipevine Swallowtail (12)
Giant Swallowtail (7)
Ruby-spotted Swallowtail (2)
Southern Dogface (6)
Cloudless Sulphur (4)
Large Orange Sulphur (8)
Lyside Sulphur (1)
Little Yellow (3)
Sleepy Orange (1)
Gray Hairstreak (1)
Dusky-blue Groundstreak (1)
Reakirt's Blue (1)
Fatal Metalmark (2)
Red-bordered Metalmark (1)
American Snout (5)
Gulf Fritillary (5)
Erato Heliconian (1)
Bordered Patch (1)
Crimson Patch (2)
Texan Crescent (2)
Chestnut Crescent (1)
Phaon Crescent (2)
Red Admiral (2)
Band-celled Sister (1)
Tropical Leafwing (1)
Carolina Satyr (3)
Monarch (2)
Queen (3)
Long-tailed Skipper (3)
Brown Longtail (2)
Two-barred Flasher (1)
Coyote Cloudywing (2)
Sickle-winged Skipper (2)
Funereal Duskywing (3)
Tropical Checkered-Skipper (7)
Laviana White-Skipper (5)
Turk's-cap White-Skipper (1)
Clouded Skipper (2)
Southern Skipperling (1)
Fiery Skipper (4)
Whirlabout (5)
Southern Broken-Dash (1)
Sachem (5)
Common Mellana (2)
Eufala Skipper (4)

NABA International Butterfly Park, TX (J Glassberg)

February 26, 2008

Cloudless Sulphur (6)
Barred Yellow (2)
Common Buckeye (5),
White Peacock (2)

Alafaya Trail Quadrangle, Orlando, FL (H Zirlin, N Leverett)

February 24, 2008

Erato Heliconian (Seen over a four hour period, but it didn't want to land. This was the best fly-by photo.)

NABA International Butterfly Park, TX (C Traylor, T Pendleton, and others)

February 24, 2008

Eastern Comma

western Bibb Co., GA (J & R Payne)

February 23, 2008

California Tortoiseshell

Pasco, WA (C Rogers)

February 23, 2008

Red-banded Hairstreak (2)

western Bibb Co., GA (J & R Payne)

February 19, 2008

Milbert's Tortoiseshell (1)

north of Connell, WA (C Rogers)

February 18, 2008

Band-celled Sister (115th yard butterfly)

Solar Drive, Mission, TX (G, K, & A Quintanilla)

February 18, 2008

Spring Azure
Variegated Fritillary

western Bibb Co., GA (J & R Payne)

February 17, 2008

Mourning Cloak (6+)

Anderson River Park, Shasta Co., CA (B Peck)

February 17, 2008

Band-celled Sister
Golden-headed Scallopwing

San Isidro, Starr Co., TX (C Traylor)

February 17, 2008

Dusky-blue Groundstreak (1)
Reakirt's Blue (8)
Common Sootywing (2)
Nysa Roadside-Skipper (2)

Guerra, Starr Co., TX (C Traylor)

February 17, 2008

Pipevine Swallowtail (15)
Zebra Swallowtail (4)
Giant Swallowtail (4)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (1)
Palamedes Swallowtail (4)
Southern Dogface (3)
Cloudless Sulphur (21)
Barred Yellow (7)
Little Yellow (4)
Great Purple Hairstreak (1)
White M Hairstreak (1)
Red-banded Hairstreak (17)
American Snout (1)(nectaring on plum)
Gulf Fritillary (1)
Zebra Heliconian (1)
Phaon Crescent (9)
American Lady (3)
Red Admiral (4)
Common Buckeye (1)
Carolina Satyr (2)
Long-tailed Skipper (4)
Northern Cloudywing (1)
Horace's Duskywing (25)
Fiery Skipper (1)

Withlacoochee State Trail area, FL (B & L Cooper)

February 15, 2008

California Tortoiseshell (puddling)

near the Sacramento River at the Old Barge hole, south of Battlecreek, Tehama Co., CA (B Peck)

February 15, 2008

Zebra Swallowtail (11)
Black Swallowtail (3)
Giant Swallowtail (2)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (9)
Spicebush Swallowtail (4)
Palamedes Swallowtail (40)
Cloudless Sulphur (15)
Barred Yellow (50)
Little Yellow (1)
Sleepy Orange (1)
White M Hairstreak (2)
Red-banded Hairstreak (13)
Gulf Fritillary (6)
Zebra Heliconian (1)
Pearl Crescent (12)
Question Mark (1)
Red Admiral (8)
Common Buckeye (1)
White Peacock (3)
Carolina Satyr (128)
Monarch (1)
Queen (17)
Long-tailed Skipper (6)
Dorantes Longtail (2)
Northern Cloudywing (1)
Horace's Duskywing (1)
Zarucco Duskywing (1)
Tropical Checkered-Skipper (1)
Clouded Skipper (13)
Least Skipper (7)
Fiery Skipper (2)
Whirlabout (4)
Southern Broken-Dash (1)
Northern Broken-Dash (1)
Monk Skipper (1)
Twin-spot Skipper (3)
Ocola Skipper (4)

Lake Kissimmee State Park, FL (B & L Cooper, B Bindschadler, B Bratlie, D Cutler, M Cutler, J DuBois)

February 12, 2008

American Snout (3)
Mourning Cloak (1)

western Bibb Co., GA (J & R Payne)

February 11, 2008

Zebra Swallowtail (1)

western Bibb Co., GA (J & R Payne)

February 9, 2008

Mexican Yellow
Chestnut Crescent (2) (male and female)

NABA International Butterfly Park, TX (G Quintanilla)

February 9, 2008

Sleepy Orange (1)
Question Mark (3)
American Lady (2)

western Bibb Co., GA (J & R Payne)

February 9, 2008

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (2)
Cloudless Sulphur (3)
Barred Yellow 6)
Great Purple Hairstreak (1)
Red-banded Hairstreak (4)
Phaon Crescent (2)
Pearl Crescent (2)
American Lady (3)
Carolina Satyr (1)
Long-tailed Skipper (10)
Horace's Duskywing (5)
Fiery Skipper (3)

Etoniah Creek State Forest, Putnam Co., FL (B Ahern)

February 7, 2008

Red Admiral (1)

western Bibb Co., GA (J & R Payne)

February 6, 2008

Spicebush Swallowtail (1)
(brought in to the science museum by a visitor)

Bloomington, IN (M Sommer)

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