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March 2006 Butterfly Sightings

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March 31, 2006 Compton Tortoiseshell (6) Brighton, VT (J & B Prue)
March 31, 2006 Eastern Comma (2)
Mourning Cloak (8+)
Taconic trail, Copake, Columbia Co., NY (T Fiore, K Wallstrom)
March 31, 2006 Falcate Orange Tip (2)
Henry's Elfin (1)
Spring Azure (3)
Greenbelt National Park, Greenbelt MD (W Gould)
March 30, 2006 Mourning Cloak (1)
Eastern Comma (1)
Ottawa, ON (S Ansell)
March 30, 2006 Eastern Comma (2) Toronto, Ont (C & B McLauchlan)
March 30, 2006 Spring Azure (1) (marginata form)
Eastern Pine Elfin (1) (early state record)
Eastern Comma (4)
Compton Tortoiseshell (8)
Mourning Cloak (15+)
Mount Ivy, Rockland Co., NY (T Fiore, K Wallstrom)
March 30, 2006 Mourning Cloak (1) Eastern Freight Ways Truck Terminal, Edison, NJ (V Corsello)
March 30, 2006 Eastern Comma (1)
Compton Tortoiseshell (several)
Weiss Ecology Center, Ringwood, NJ (K Talasco)
March 30, 2006 Orange-barred Sulphur (2)
Large Orange Sulphur (2)
Statira Sulphur (1)
Atala (11)
Cassius Blue (77)
Gulf Fritillary (129)
Julia Heliconian (20)
Zebra Heliconian (81)
White Peacock (1)
Monarch (18)
Queen (5)
Mangrove Skipper (2)
Hammock Skipper (3)
Tropical Checkered-Skipper (4)
Monk Skipper (3)
Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park, FL (E Golden, R Diaz, R Brueckner)
March 28, 2006 Eastern Comma (1st butterfly of the year) Wautoma, WI (M Reese)
March 27, 2006 Milbert's Tortoiseshell (1) Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve, ME (S Richardson)
March 26, 2006 Black Swallowtail (1)
Monarch (1)
Memorial Park, Houston, TX (A Miller)
March 25, 2006 Black Swallowtail (1-2)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (4)(including one golden form)
Cloudless Sulphur (7-8)
Pearl Crescent (1)
Anglewing sp. (1)(Question Mark or Eastern Comma)
Little Wood-Satyr (5-6)
Monarch (3)
Long-tailed Skipper (1)
Brazos Bend State Park, Richmond, TX (A Miller)
March 25, 2006 Pipevine Swallowtail (11)
Black Swallowtail (1) (male)
Spicebush Swallowtail (2)
Cloudless Sulphur (1)
Red-Banded Hairstreak (5)
Silvery Checkerspot (1)
Pearl Crescent (common)
Question Mark (1)(tattered winter form)
Painted Lady (1)
Red Admiral (1)
Common Buckeye (3)
Goatweed Leafwing (7)
Carolina Satyr (common)
Little Wood-Satyr (1)
Monarch (2)
Indian Creek Rec. Area, Rapides Parish, LA (C Marks)
March 25, 2006 Zebra Swallowtail (5)
Spicebush Swallowtail (2)
Palamedes Swallowtail (3)
Red-banded Hairstreak (2)
Little Metalmark (3)
Zebra Heliconian (4)
Phaon Crescent (8)
Pearl Crescent (3)
American Lady (1 adult, 1 caterpillar on cudweed)
Common Buckeye (1)
Carolina Satyr (8)
Little Wood-Satyr (31) (viola)
Tropical Checkered-Skipper (1)
Clouded Skipper (1
Green Swamp, Fl (B & L Cooper, et al.)
March 23, 2006 Orange Sulphur (3)
American Lady (1)
Maurice River Botanical Gardens, Heislerville, Cumberland Co., NJ (J E DiOrio)
March 21, 2006 Pipevine Swallowtail (8)
Zebra Swallowtail (17)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (4)
Spicebush Swallowtail (1)
Palamedes Swallowtail (6)
Cloudless Sulphur (3)
Barred Yellow (2)
Frosted Elfin (3)
Red-banded Hairstreak (2)
American Lady (1)
Carolina Satyr (7)
Northern Cloudywing (2)
Sleepy Duskywing (12)
Juvenal's Duskywing (5)
Horace's Duskywing (1)
Dusky Roadside-Skipper (3)
Ralph E Simmons State Forest, Nassau Co., FL (B & L Cooper, P Powell)
March 19, 2006 Mustard White (3)
Large Marble (2)
Sara Orangetip (10)
Orange Sulphur (1)
Bramble Hairstreak (1)
Spring Azure (1)
Sonoran Blue (2)
Silvery Blue (10)
Acmon Blue (2)
Mylitta Crescent (5)
California Tortoiseshell (3)
Mourning Cloak (8)
Common Ringlet (2)
Propertius Duskywing (6)
Sunol Regional Wilderness, CA (J Hall, D Edwards)
March 19, 2006 Zebra Swallowtail (10)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (3)
Spicebush Swallowtail (3)
Falcate Orangetip (4)
Henry's Elfin (1)
Eastern Pine Elfin (1)
Red-banded Hairstreak (abundant)
Silvery Checkerspot (2)
Texas Crescent (1) (Seminole form)
Pearl Crescent (abundant)
Painted Lady (1)
Red Admiral (4)
Common Buckeye (5)
Goatweed Leafwing (1)
Carolina Satyr (abundant)
Little Wood-Satyr (abundant)
Monarch (1)
near Weyanoke , NW West Feliciana Parish, LA (C Marks)
March 11-18, 2006 Pipevine Swallowtail
Black Swallowtail
Giant Swallowtail
Checkered White (NABA Park)
Great Southern White
Southern Dogface
White-Angled Sulphur (1 at Frontera Audubon)
Yellow-Angled Sulphur (1 at Frontera Audubon)
Cloudless Sulphur
Orange-barred Sulphur (twice at NABA Park)
Large Orange Sulphur
Lyside Sulphur
Mexican Yellow (1 at Santa Ana)
Little Yellow
Mimosa Yellow (1 at Sabal Palm)
Dainty Sulphur
Silver-banded Hairstreak (several at NABA Park)
Xami Hairstreak (5-6 at Loma Alta)
Gray Hairstreak (1 at NABA Park, 1 at Bentson SP)
Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak
Lantana Scrub-Hairstreak (1 at Frontera Audubon; 2-3 at Bentson SP)
Dusky-blue Groundstreak
Clytie Ministreak (1 at Bentson SP)
Western Pygmy-Blue (many at Edinburg Wetlands)
Cassius Blue
Ceraunus Blue
Reakirt's Blue
Eastern Tailed-Blue (1 at NABA Park)
Fatal Metalmark
Rounded Metalmark
Red-bordered Metalmark
Red-bordered Pixie (2 at Edinburg)
American Snout
Gulf Fritillary
Julia Heliconian (1 at NABA Park, 2 at Sabal Palm)
Variegated Fritillary (1 at NABA Park)
Mexican Fritillary
Bordered Patch
Texan Crescent
Vesta Crescent (several at NABA Park)
Phaon Crescent
Tiny Checkerspot (1 at Loma Alta)
Red Admiral
White Peacock (1-2 at Laguna Atascosa and 2 at Los Ebanos Preserve)
Mexican Bluewing (at least 2 at NABA Park; 5-6 at Los Ebanos Preserve)
Common Mestra (1 at Santa Ana; 2 at Laguna Atascosa)
Tropical Leafwing
Hackberry Emperor (at least 1 at NABA Park)
Empress Leilia (few at NABA Park; good numbers at Bentson SP)
Tawny Emperor
Carolina Satyr
Monarch
Queen
White-striped Longtail
Long-tailed Skipper (1 at Valley Nature Center)
Dorantes Longtail (1 at Laguna Atascosa; 1 at NABA Park)
Brown Longtail
Teleus Longtail (1 at Sabal Palm)
Two-barred Flasher (1 at NABA Park)
Coyote Cloudywing (1 at NABA Park)
Mimosa Skipper (1 at Sabal Palm)
Mazans Scallopwing
Sickle-winged Skipper (at least 1 at Laguna Atascosa and 2 at Sabal
Palm)
Brown-banded Skipper (1 at Frontera Audubon; 1 at Laguna Atascosa)
White-patched Skipper (1-2 at Laguna Atascosa)
Funereal Duskywing
White/Common Checkered-Skipper
Tropical Checkered-Skipper
Laviana White-Skipper
Turk's Cap White-Skipper
Common Sootywing (1-2 at NABA Park)
Julia's Skipper (at least 1 at NABA Park)
Fawn-spotted Skipper (1 at Laguna Atascosa; 1 at Sabal Palm)
Clouded Skipper
Double-dotted Skipper (at least 3 at Sabal Palm)
Southern Skipperling
Fiery Skipper
Whirlabout
Southern Broken-Dash
Sachem
Common Mellana (1-2 at NABA Park)
Nysa Roadside-Skipper (1 at Falcon State Park)
Celia's Roadside-Skipper
Eufala Skipper
Olive-clouded Skipper (1 at Sabal Palm)
Brazilian Skipper (1 at Laguna Atascosa)
Obscure Skipper (1 at Laguna Atascosa)
Rio Grande Valley from Falcon State Park to Laguna Atascosa, TX (A Baytas, J Springer)
March 18, 2006 Mourning Cloak Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge, DE (A Gregory)
March 18, 2006 Zebra Swallowtail (74)
Black Swallowtail (12)
Giant Swallowtail (4)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (2)
Spicebush Swallowtail (13)
Palamedes Swallowtail (36)
Great Southern White (15)
Cloudless Sulphur (10)
Orange Sulphur (6)
Barred Yellow (2)
Little Yellow (32)
Sleepy Orange (2)
Dainty Sulphur (8)
White M Hairstreak (1)
Gray Hairstreak (1)
Red-banded Hairstreak (19)
Little Metalmark (13)
American Snout (4)
Gulf Fritillary (10)
Zebra Heliconian (5)
Variegated Fritillary (4)
Phaon Crescent (114)
Pearl Crescent (73)
American Lady (1)(1 caterpillar also seen on Gnaphalium sp.)
Red Admiral (4)
Common Buckeye (81)
White Peacock (26)
Viceroy (4)
Carolina Satyr (159)
Georgia Satyr (33)
Monarch (1)
Queen (3)
SOLDIER (1)
Long-tailed Skipper (1)
Dorantes Longtail (1)
Northern Cloudywing (7)
Confused Cloudywing (1)
Horace's Duskywing (2)
Common Checkered-Skipper (1)
Tropical Checkered-Skipper (9)
Swarthy Skipper (13)
Neamathla Skipper (1)
Clouded Skipper (2)
Least Skipper (6)
Fiery Skipper (10)
Tawny-edged Skipper (16)
Whirlabout (42)
Southern Broken-Dash (16)
Sachem (8)
Delaware Skipper (3)
Aaron's Skipper (15)
Palmetto Skipper (34)
BERRY'S SKIPPER (3)(fresh)
Eufala Skipper (3)
Twin-spot Skipper (1)
Ocola Skipper (6)
Kissimmee Prairie Preserve, FL (B & L Cooper, B Bindschadler, J DuBois; B & L Atherton, S Farnsworth, N Prine, R Butts, L Lane, C Plair, E Hernandez)
March 13, 2006 Eastern Comma (1) Brooklyn, NY (V Corsello)
March 13, 2006 Cabbage White (1)
Orange Sulphur (1)
Spring Azure (8)
Question Mark (1)
Eastern Comma (1)
Mourning Cloak (2)
Maurice River Botanical Gardens, Heislerville, Cumberland Co., NJ (JE & J J DiOrio)
March 13, 2006 Cabbage White (1)
Eastern Comma (20+)
Mourning Cloak (6)
Maurice River Bluffs, Cumberland Co., NJ (D Schwitzer)
March 12, 2006 Pipevine Swallowtail (8)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (2)
Palamedes Swallowtail (2)
Falcate Orangetip (2 male, 5 female)
Orange/Clouded Sulphur (5)
Cloudless Sulphur (common)
Sleepy Sulphur (2)
Red-banded Hairstreak (common)
Spring Azure (1)
Pearl Crescent (common)
Goatweed Leafwing (2)
Carolyn Satyr (3) (2 mating at about 3:00);
Monarch (5)
Kisatchie Nat. Forest, Grant Parish, LA (C Marks)
March 12, 2006 Pipevine Swallowtail (2)
Zebra Swallowtail (37)
Black Swallowtail (4)
Giant Swallowtail (29)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (9)
Spicebush Swallowtail (15)
Palamedes Swallowtail (21)
Great Southern White (7)
Cloudless Sulphur (52)
Barred Yellow (11)
Little Yellow (1)
Sleepy Orange (1)
Dainty Sulphur (4)
Gray Hairstreak (1)
Red-banded Hairstreak (3)
Gulf Fritillary (15)
Zebra Heliconian (10)
American Lady (4)
Red Admiral (2)
Common Buckeye (23)
Viceroy (5)
Carolina Satyr (8)
Monarch (2)
Queen (4)
Long-tailed Skipper (1)
Dorantes Longtail (2)
Northern Cloudywing (11)
Juvenal's Duskywing (2)
Common Checkered-Skipper (4)
Tropical Checkered-Skipper (3)
Clouded Skipper (1)
Southern Skipperling (3)
Fiery Skipper (2)
Whirlabout (6)
Sachem (1)
Yucca Giant-Skipper (1 adult and 32 eggs)
Lake Louisa State Park, FL (B & L Cooper, B Bindschadler, N Prine, R & K Mulholland, & Ingrid)
March 11, 2006 Mourning Cloak (2) Mashomack Preserve, Shelter Island, Long Island, NY (M Diederich)
March 11, 2006 Eastern Comma (2)
Mourning Cloak (8+)
southern Staten Island, NY (Linnaean Society of NY)
March 11, 2006 Eastern Comma (4)
Mourning Cloak (12)
Compton Tortoiseshell (6)
Mount Ivy, NY (I Sergiev)
March 11, 2006 Cabbage White (1)
Mourning Cloak (2)
Conyngham, PA (A Gregory)
March 11, 2006 Variegated Fritillary (fresh and dwarfed) King George, King George Co., VA (H Zirlin)
March 11, 2006 Mourning Cloak (1) Backyard, Belleville, NJ (V Corsello)
March 11, 2006 Mourning Cloak (2) Maurice River Botanical Gardens, Heislerville, Cumberland Co., NJ (S L DiOrio)
March 11, 2006 Cabbage White (1)
Orange Sulphur (1)
Spring Azure (1)
Eastern Comma (20)
Mourning Cloak (10)
Maurice River Bluffs, Millville, Cumberland Co., NJ (D Schweitzer)
March 11, 2006 Cabbage White (1st of the year) Bear, New Castle Co., DE (A Loudell)
March 11, 2006 Pipevine Swallowtail (18)
Zebra Swallowtail (50)
Black Swallowtail (1)
Spicebush Swallowtail (4)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (2)
Palamedes Swallowtail (25)
Sleepy Orange (2)
Barred Yellow (3)
Cloudless Sulphur (2)
FROSTED ELFIN (1 very fresh)
Red-banded Hairstreak (3)
Phaon Crescent (1)
Pearl Crescent (2)
Carolina Satyr (15)
Northern Cloudywing (1)
Juvenal's Duskywing (10)
Sleepy Duskywing (20)
Horace's Duskywing (2)
Zarucco Duskywing (1)
Southern Broken-Dash (1)
DUSKY ROADSIDE-SKIPPER (9)
Ralph E. Simmons State Forest, Nassau Co., FL (D Powell, B Ahern)
March 10, 2006 Cabbage White (several) Kissena Park, Queens, NY (A & K Ott)
March 10, 2006 Mourning Cloak (1) Riffle Camp Park, West Paterson, NJ (V Corsello)
March 10, 2006 Pipevine Swallowtail (52)
Zebra Swallowtail (15)
Giant Swallowtail (4)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (6)
Spicebush Swallowtail (4)
Palamedes Swallowtail (4)
Cloudless Sulphur (14)
Barred Yellow (1)
Great Purple Hairstreak (2)(worn)
Red-banded Hairstreak (2)
Gulf Fritillary (4)
Zebra Heliconian (1)
Phaon Crescent (5)
American Lady (3)
Common Buckeye (7)
Carolina Satyr (3)
Silver-spotted Skipper (4)
Long-tailed Skipper (1)
Northern Cloudywing (2)
Juvenal's Duskywing (2)
Horace's Duskywing (14)
Zarucco Duskywing (1)(female)
Swarthy Skipper (1)
Fiery Skipper (1)
Whirlabout (4)
Sachem (4)
Yucca Giant-Skipper (1)(1 egg on Yucca filamentosa)
Withlacoochee State Forest, FL (B & L Cooper)
March 9, 2006 Cabbage White (1) Maurice River Botanical Gardens, Heislerville, Cumberland Co., NJ (J J DiOrio)
March 5, 2006 Mourning Cloak (1st of the year) Silver Spring, Montgomery Co., MD (J Wilkinson)
March 4, 2006 Pipevine Swallowtail (20)
Zebra Swallowtail (15)
Spicebush Swallowtail (5)
Southern Dogface (1)
Cloudless Sulphur (2)
Barred Yellow (3)
Sleepy Orange (1)
Red-banded Hairstreak (1)
Pearl Crescent (4)
Common Buckeye (1)
Carolina Satyr (18)
Juvenal's Duskywing (1)
Horace's Duskywing (4)
Zarucco Duskywing (1)
Citrus Tract, Withlacoochee State Forest, Citrus Co., FL (D Powell, B Ahern)
March 4, 2006 Pipevine Swallowtail (50)
Zebra Swallowtail (30)
Giant Swallowtail (5)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (1 black form female)
Spicebush Swallowtail (2)
Palamedes Swallowtail (15)
Southern Dogface (5)
Cloudless Sulphur (3)
Sleepy Orange (2)
Sweander's Juniper Hairstreak (1)
Red-banded Hairstreak (3)
Gulf Fritillary (4)
Phaon Crescent (3)
Pearl Crescent (2)
American Lady (1)
Common Buckeye (2)
Carolina Satyr (5)
Silver-spotted Skipper (1)
Long-tailed Skipper (1)
Horace's Duskywing (15)
Zarucco Duskywing (3)
Fiery Skipper (2)
Croom Tract, Withlacoochee State Forest, Hernando Co., FL (D Powell, B Ahern)
March 1, 2006 Eastern Comma (10)
Mourning Cloak (4)
Fontenelle Forest Nature Preserve, Sarpy Co., NE (D Speltz)
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