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February 28, 2011

MOURNING CLOAK (1)(uncommon in Florida)

Apalachicola Natl Forest, Liberty Co., FL (B & L Cooper)

February 28, 2011

Black Swallowtail (1)
Palamedes Swallowtail (7)
Cloudless Sulphur (2)
Gray Hairstreak (1)
Gulf Fritillary (15)
Julia Heliconian (1)
Zebra Heliconian (2)
Pearl Crescent (2)
Common Buckeye (3)
White Peacock (2)
Horace's Duskywing (1)
Tropical Checkered-Skipper (3)
Palmetto Skipper (1)
Palatka Skipper (7)
Twin-spot Skipper (10)

Everglades NP (Long Pine Key and Royal Palm areas), FL (J Monroe)

February 27, 2011

Pipevine Swallowtail (1)
Cloudless Sulphur (3)
Sleepy Orange (2)
Falcate Orangetip (50+)
Frosted Elfin (8)
Gray Hairstreak (1)
Red-banded Hairstreak (1)
Gulf Fritillary (1)
Pearl Crescent (1) (female)
Goatweed Leafwing (4)

Rapides Parish, LA (C Marks)

February 27, 2011

Eastern Comma (1)(1st of season)

Arlington Echo Outdoor Education Center, MD (R Borchelt)

February 27, 2011

Palamedes Swallowtail (12)
Cloudless Sulphur (2)
Barred Yellow (3)
Red-banded Hairstreak (4)
Cassius Blue (1)
Gulf Fritillary (18)
Julia Heliconian (1)
Zebra Heliconian (6)
Phaon Crescent (4)
Pearl Crescent (33)
Common Buckeye (3)
White Peacock (18)
Viceroy (2)(dark Florida coloring)
Queen (2)
Tropical Checkered-Skipper (2)
Palatka Skipper (1)
Twin-spot Skipper (15)(all nectaring on thistle)

Chekika portion of Everglades, FL (J Monroe)

February 26, 2011

Question Mark (1)
Juvenal's Duskywing (1)(1st of the season)

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

February 26, 2011

Pipevine Swallowtail (4)
Zebra Swallowtail (2)
Cloudless Sulphur (3)
Little Yellow (3)
Red-banded Hairstreak (1)
Phaon Crescent (1)
Pearl Crescent (5)
Dorantes Longtail (1)
Southern Cloudywing (1)
Juvenal's Duskywing (1)
Horace's Duskywing (2)
Zarucco Duskywing (4)

Ocala National Forest, FL (T Palmer)

February 26, 2011

Black Swallowtail (1)(male)
Great Southern White (11)
Cloudless Sulphur (4)
Dainty Sulphur (1)(winter form)
Gulf Fritillary (3)
Julia Heliconian (1)
Zebra Heliconian (2)
Tropical Checkered-Skipper (15)

Tower Rd & 392-nd St., Miami-Dade area, FL (J Monroe)

February 25, 2011

Cloudless Sulphur (4)
Large Orange Sulphur (4)
Martial Scrub-Hairstreak (1)
Cassius Blue (24)
Gulf Fritillary (18)
Zebra Heliconian (8)
White Peacock (4)
Mangrove Skipper (1)
Hammock Skipper (1)
Dorantes Longtail (1)
Zarucco Duskywing (1)
Fiery Skipper (11)

Bear Cut Preserve, FL (S Farnsworth, E Nuehring)

February 22, 2011

Cloudless Sulphur (8)
Pearl Crescent (7)(1 mating pair)
Duskywing sp. (1)
Checkered-Skipper sp. (1)

Along Rte. 24, Levy Co., Fl (J Monroe)

February 18, 2011

Question Mark (1)
Mourning Cloak (1)

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

February 5, 2011

Orange Sulphur (12)
Spring Azure (1)
Satyr Comma (4)
California Tortoiseshell (1)
Mourning Cloak (1)

Wildcat Canyon Regional Park, CA (B Shepard)

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