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March 2005 Butterfly Sightings

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March 31, 2005 Black Swallowtail
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (2)
Falcate Orangetip (2)(males)
Henry's Elfin, 4
Spring Azure (4)
Eastern Comma
Gray Comma
Mourning Cloak
American Lady
Painted Lady
Red Admiral
Goatweed Leafwing
Juvenal's Duskywing (3)
Babler State Park, Greensfelder Park, MO (R Goetz)
March 30, 2005 Pipevine Swallowtail (3)
Two-tailed Swallowtail (1)
Checkered White (15)
Pima Orangetip (2)
Sara Orangetip (1)
Orange Sulphur (2)
Southern Dogface (1)
Cloudless Sulphur (3)
Mexican Yellow (1)
Sleepy Orange (2)
Dainty Sulphur (2)
Spring Azure (8)
American Snout (1)
Tiny Checkerspot (30)
Mourning Cloak (2)
Painted Lady (3)
Red Admiral (2)
Common Buckeye (5)
Empress Leilia (7)
Arizona Powdered-Skipper (1)
Common Streaky-Skipper (1)
Orange Skipperling (3)
Catalina State Park, AZ (SEABA Field Trip, 22 participants)
March 30, 2005 Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (1)
Brown Elfin (6)
Spring Azure (2)
Foster Falls, TN (R Venable)
March 30, 2005 Eastern Comma (8)
Compton Tortoiseshell (5)
Mourning Cloak (15)
Mount Ivy, Rockland Co., NY (R Koeppel, C Berzin)
March 30, 2005 Eastern Comma (4)
Mourning Cloak (8)
Compton Tortoiseshell (3 or 4)
Milbert's Tortoiseshell (1) (rare here)
Red Admiral (1) (in good condition)
Mt. Ivy, Rockland Co., NY (T Fiore)
March 30, 2005 Eastern Comma (1)
Compton Tortoiseshell (1)
Mourning Cloak (12)
(8 in almost perfect condition)
Painted Lady (1)
Hook Mountain Summit, Nyack, NY (V Corsello)
March 30, 2005 Cabbage White (1) Manhattan, NY (N Collin)
March 30, 2005 Mourning Cloak (1)(1st of the year) Mecca Lake, Sussex Co., NJ (T Sudol)
March 30, 2005 Pipevine Swallowtail (3)
Zebra Swallowtail (8)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (1)
Spicebush Swallowtail (4)
Palamedes Swallowtail (2)
Cloudless Sulphur (3)
Barred Yellow (2)
Henry's Elfin (1)
Gray Hairstreak (2)
Red-banded Hairstreak (2)
Phaon Crescent (1)
Pearl Crescent (2)
Red Admiral (2)
Carolina Satyr (10)
Fiery Skipper (1)
Whirlabout (1)
Morningside Park, Gainesville, FL (B Pfeiffer)
March 29, 2005 Mourning Cloak (1) north of Wolf Lake, Muskegon Co., MI (C H DeWitt)
March 29, 2005 Mourning Cloak (1) Hopewell Twp., Beaver Co., PA (B Walbek)
March 29, 2005 Pipevine Swallowtail (1)
Zebra Swallowtail (5)
Giant Swallowtail (3)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (4)
Spicebush Swallowtail (3)
Palamedes Swallowtail (1)
Cloudless Sulphur (8)
Barred Yellow (8)
Gray Hairstreak (2)
Red-banded Hairstreak (7)
Pearl Crescent (2)
American Lady (1)
Red Admiral (15)
Common Buckeye (3)
Goatweed Leafwing (2)
Carolina Satyr (~60)
Little Wood-Satyr (~20)
Northern/Confused Cloudywing (1)
Juvenal's Duskywing (1)
Whirlabout (3)
Yucca Giant-Skipper (1)
San Felasco Hammock State Preserve, Gainesville, Alachua Co., FL (B Pfeiffer)
March 28, 2005 Pearly Marble
Cloudless Sulphur (2)
Dainty Sulphur (1)
Juniper Hairstreak (1)
Arizona Hairstreak (1)
Spring Azure (2)
Mylitta Crescent (5)
Mourning Cloak (4)
Painted Lady (2)
Short-tailed Skpper (8)
Sleepy Duskywing (1)
Duskywing sp. (2) (white-fringed)
Garden Canyon, Ft. Huachuca, AZ (H Brodkin, B Behrstock)
March 28, 2005 Mourning Cloak (1st of the season) Rogers, Hennepin Co., MN (D Patterson )
March 28, 2005 Eastern Comma (1st butterfly of the year) Wautoma, Waushara Co., WI (M Reese)
March 27, 2005 Western Pygmy-Blue (4)
Painted Lady (12)
Las Vegas Wash Preserve, Henderson, NV (S Potter)
March 20-27 Painted Lady (~500/hr headed in a WNW direction and continuing for at least a week) Simi Valley and nearby areas in Ventura Co., CA (D Campbell)
March 26, 2005 Painted Lady (a large and continuous stream flying together heading from Southwest to Northeast at a fast clip) Colorado Plateau, 5000 feet, Sedona, AZ (L Campbell)
March 26, 2005 Mourning Cloak (1)
Compton Tortoiseshell (1)
Doodletown Road, Harriman State Park, Rockland Co., NY (A & K Ott)
March 26, 2005 Mourning Cloak (3) Englewood Cliffs, Englewood, NJ (M Diederich)
March 25, 2005 Pale Swallowtail (6)
Mustard White (10)
Cabbage White (3)
Large Marble (22)
Sara Orangetip (19)
Orange Sulphur (60)
Bramble Hairstreak (1)
Spring Azure (1)
Sonoran Blue (3)
Silvery Blue (35)
Acmon Blue (5)
Mylitta Crescent (6)
Variable Checkerspot (1)
Mourning Cloak (1)
Painted Lady (50)
West Coast Lady (4)
Red Admiral (5)
Common Buckeye (2)
Common Ringlet (75)
Monarch (3)
Common Checkered-Skipper (10)
Alum Rock Park, San Jose,Santa Clara Co., CA (J Hall, D Edwards)
March 25, 2005 Zebra Swallowtail (2)
Black Swallowtail (1)
Cloudless Sulphur (1)
Little Yellow (7)
Red-banded Hairstreak (1)
Little Metalmark (1)
Phaon Crescent (4)
Pearl Crescent (9)
American Lady (1)
Red Admiral (3)
Common Buckeye (2)
White Peacock (1)
Carolina Satyr (13)
Georgia Satyr (1)
Northern Cloudywing (4)
Horace's Duskywing (1)
Swarthy Skipper (1)
Southern Skipperling (3)
Fiery Skipper (1)
Whirlabout (3)
Sachem (2)
Palmetto Skipper (6)(5 fresh, 1 worn)
Kissimmee Prairie Preserve, FL (L & B Cooper, M Reese)

March 22, 2005

Red Admiral

Fishkill, Dutchess Co., NY (E Spaeth)

March 22, 2005

Mourning Cloak (1)

Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, Westchester Co., NY (T Fiore, K Wallstrom)

March 22, 2005

Mourning Cloak (1)

Thompson Park, Lincroft, NJ (V Corsello)

March 21, 2005

Pipevine Swallowtail (31)
Palamedes Swallowtail (3)
Southern Dogface (5)
Cloudless Sulphur (1)
Red-Banded Hairstreak (8)
Juniper Hairstreak (1)
Phaon Crescent (32)
Pearl Crescent (4)
Common Buckeye (3)
Carolina Satyr (6)
Southern Cloudywing (1)
Northern Cloudywing (1)
Horace's Duskywing (3)
Clouded Skipper (8)
Fiery Skipper (3)

Croom Tract, Withlacoochee State Forest, Hernando Co., FL (B Ahern)

March 20, 2005

Brown-banded Skipper 

Santa Ana , Alamo, TX (G Quintanilla, D Hanson)

March 20, 2005

Falcate Orangetip (4)
Orange Sulphur (1)
Brown Elfin (1)
Spring Azure (4)
Eastern Comma (1)
Mourning Cloak (6)
Juvenal's Duskywing (4)

Occoneechee State Natural Area, Orange Co., NC (J Pippen)

March 19-20, 2005

Pipevine Swallowtail (6)
Zebra Swallowtail (4)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (1)
Palamedes Swallowtail (29)
Cloudless Sulphur (62)
Sleepy Orange (1)
Harvester (1)
Henry's Elfin (16)
Red-banded Hairstreak (7)
American Snout (1)
Pearl Crescent (17)
Question Mark (3)(orange winter form)
Common Buckeye (2)
Southern Pearly-eye (1)
Gemmed Satyr (5)
Carolina Satyr (59)
Monarch (2)
Juvenal's Duskywing (26) (most fresh)
Horace's Duskywing (4)
Zarucco Duskywing (1)

Apalachicola National Forest, FL (B & L Cooper, M.A. Friedman)

March 19, 2005

Lantana Scrub-Hairstreak (1st of the season)
Elada Checkerspot (1st of the season)

NABA IBP, Mission, TX (G Quintanilla)

March 19, 2005

Black Swallowtail (5 males)
Spicebush Swallowtail (2 males)
Palamedes Swallowtail (9)
Little Yellow (4)
Dainty Sulphur (2)
Gulf Fritillary (6)
Phaon Crescent (12)
Common Buckeye (10)
White Peacock (8)
Queen (2)(females)
Southern Broken-Dash (1)
Palmetto Skipper (18)(most worn)
Twin-spot Skipper (6)

Babcock-Webb WMA, Charlotte Co., FL (B Ahern)

March 18, 2005

Painted Lady (migrating in large numbers with the highest concentrations were between mile markers 50 and 80)

Hwy 8 between Casa Grande and Yuma, AZ (C Ras)

March 17, 2005

Pipevine Swallowtail 18)
Falcate Orangetip (19) (18 males, 1 female)
Orange Sulphur (3)
Dainty Sulphur (1)
Gray Hairstreak (3)
Dusky-blue Groundstreak (14)
Vesta Crescent (2)
Pearl Crescent (7)
Question Mark (1)
Red Admiral (12)
Common Buckeye (1)
Funereal Duskywing (3)
Common/White Checkered-Skipper (2)
Tropical Checkered-Skipper (8)
Julia's Skipper (1)
Clouded Skipper (1)
Southern Skipperling (1)
Sachem (1) (female)

Karnes Co., TX (D Muschalek)

March 17, 2005

Texan Crescent
Golden-Headed Scallopwing

Penitas, Hidalgo Co., TX (G Quintanilla)

March 15, 2005

Spring White (10)
Cabbage White (4)
Sara Orangetip (12)
Orange Sulphur (8)
Bramble Hairstreak (4)
Brown Elfin (5)
Spring Azure (1)
Sonoran Blue (3)
Silvery Blue (4)
Acmon Blue (4)
Mylitta Crescent (2)
California Tortoiseshell (80)
Painted Lady (100)
Common Ringlet (3)
Monarch (2)
Sleepy Duskywing (2)
Propertius Duskywing (1)

Del Puerto Canyon, Stanislaus Co., CA (J Hall, D Edwards)

March 15, 2005

Painted Lady (100+ per hour)
West Coast Lady (approximately 1% of all ladies observed)

Tustin, Orange Co., CA (M Alter)

March 15, 2005

Painted Lady (25-100 butterflies per hour, lying northwest)

Santa Ana, CA (K Mras)

March 13, 2005

Painted Lady (100s-1000s)(migrating)

Death Valley, CA; northern Clark and southern Nye Cos., NV (S Potter)

March 12, 2005

Pipevine Swallowtail (158)
Cabbage White (1)
Mourning Cloak (1)
Mournful Duskywing (1)

Anderson River Park, Anderson, CA (B Peck)

March 11, 2005

Anise Swallowtail (2)
Mustard White (8)
Cabbage White (6)
Large Marble (1)
Sara Orangetip (20)
Orange Sulphur (95)
Bramble Hairstreak (12)
Brown Elfin (1)
Gray Hairstreak (1)
Spring Azure (3)
Silvery Blue (40)
Boisduval's Blue (10)
Acmon Blue (15)
Mylitta Crescent (5)
Variable Checkerspot (1)
California Tortoiseshell (25)
Mourning Cloak (3)
Painted Lady (2)
Red Admiral (2)
Common Buckeye (8)
Common Ringlet (50)
Monarch (3)
Propertius Duskywing (13)

Sunol Regional Wilderness, Alameda County, CA (J Hall, D Edwards)

March 11, 2005

Two-tailed Swallowtail
Sleepy Orange
Spring Azure
Satyr Comma
Mourning Cloak

Ramsey Canyon Preserve, AZ (H Brodkin)

March 11, 2005

Pipevine Swallowtail
Pearly Marble
Gray Hairstreak
Zela Metalmark
Painted Lady

Miller Canyon and Carr Canyon Roads., Carr Canyon, AZ (H Brodkin)

March 10, 2005

Pipevine Swallowtail (1)
Anise Swallowtail (16)
Cabbage White (3)
Orange Sulphur (2)
Bramble Hairstreak (26)
Brown Elfin (4)
Moss' Elfin (14)
Elfin,sp (8)
Gray Hairstreak (2)
Spring Azure (9)
Boisduval's Blue (14)
Acmon Blue (24)
Mylitta Crescent (1)
Variable Checkerspot (1)
California Tortoiseshell (90)
American Lady (2)
Common Buckeye (3)
Common Checkered-Skipper (1)

San Bruno Mountain, San Mateo County, CA (J Hall, D Edwards)

March 10, 2005

Pipevine Swallowtail (2)
Western Tiger Swallowtail (1)

Redding Medical Center, Redding, CA (B Peck)

March 9, 2005

Mustard white (1)
Green Comma (2)
California Tortoiseshell (numerous)
Mourning Cloak (1)

both sides of the Multnomah/Clackamas Co. line in the Bull Run Watershed east of Portland, OR (B Newhouse)

March 7, 2005

Eastern Comma (1) (1st of the year)

Fontenelle Forest, Sarpy County, NE (D Speltz)

March 7, 2005

Eastern Comma (1)
Mourning Cloak (1) (worn)

Heislerville, Cumberland Co., NJ (B Roberts)

March 7, 2005

Mourning Cloak (1)
Unidentifiable sp (1)

Maurice River Botanical Gardens, Heislerville, Cumberland Co., NJ (J E DiOrio)

March 6, 2005

Eastern Comma (1) (1st of year)

Forest Hills, Allegheny Co., PA (C Lehman)

March 5, 2005

Hawaiian Blue (16)
Kamehameha Lady (5)(3 males, 2 females)
Monarch (9)(including 1 white form)

3,300 foot elevation along the Makahi Trail, Hualalai Volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii, HI (J Snyder)

March 5, 2005

Cabbage White (1st of the year)

Richland, WA (C Rogers)

March 5, 2005

Cabbage White (3)
Sara Orangetip (3)
Orange Sulphur (40)
Spring Azure (165)
Silvery Blue (40)
Mylitta Crescent (4)
Satyr Comma (4)
California Tortoiseshell (13)
Mourning Cloak (1)
Common Buckeye (3)
Monarch (1)

Wildcat and Tilden Regional Parks, Contra Costa Co., CA (J Hall, D Edwards)

March 5, 2005

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (3)
Spring Azure (7)
Silvery Blue (5)
Question Mark (1)
Mourning Cloak (3)
Goatweed Leafwing (3)

Lake Catherine SP, AR (T Lewis)

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