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March 2008 Butterfly Sightings

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March 30, 2008 Eastern Comma (1)(1st of year) Forest Hills, Allegheny Co., PA (C Lehman)
March 30, 2008 Eastern Comma (1) (1st of '08) Nottingham County Park, PA (A Loudell)
March 30, 2008 Zebra Swallowtail (2)
Black Swallowtail (7)
Giant Swallowtail (1)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (3)
Spicebush Swallowtail (1)
Palamedes Swallowtail (1)
Great Southern White (3)
Cloudless Sulphur (9)
Sleepy Orange (2)
Dainty Sulphur (3)
Gulf Fritillary (11)
Variegated Fritillary (5)
American Lady (1)
Red Admiral (1)
Common Buckeye (9)
Viceroy (1)
Carolina Satyr (1)
Northern Cloudywing (1)
Zarucco Duskywing (2)
Tropical Checkered-Skipper (2)
Clouded Skipper (1)
Baracoa Skipper (2)
Whirlabout (9)
Southern Broken-Dash (1)
Delaware Skipper (1)
Eufala Skipper (1)
Twin-spot Skipper (2)
Hilochee-Osprey, FL (T Palmer)
March 29, 2008 Banded Orange Heliconian (1) Los Caballos, Starr Co., TX (C Traylor)
March 29, 2008 Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (2)
Great Southern White (1)
Cloudless Sulphur (4)
Dainty Sulphur (6)
Gray Hairstreak (1)
Red-banded Hairstreak (1)
Ceraunus Blue (1)
Gulf Fritillary (14)
Zebra Heliconian (3)
Variegated Fritillary (1)
Question Mark (1)
American Lady (1)
Red Admiral (4)
Common Buckeye (1)
Carolina Satyr (2)
Tropical Checkered-Skipper (4)
Fiery Skipper (5)
Whirlabout (7)
Fairgrounds Park, FL (T Palmer)
March 29, 2008 Zebra Swallowtail (20)
Giant Swallowtail (1)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (13)
Spicebush Swallowtail (10)
Palamedes Swallowtail (69)
Cloudless Sulphur (24)
Barred Yellow (2)
Little Yellow (3)
Dainty Sulphur (1)
Gray Hairstreak (1)
Ceraunus Blue (1)
Little Metalmark (1)
Gulf Fritillary (9)
Zebra Heliconian (29)
Phaon Crescent (4)
Pearl Crescent (3)
Question Mark (2)
American Lady (1)(also one caterpillar on Gnaphalium sp.)
Red Admiral (2)
Common Buckeye (6)
Viceroy (2)
Carolina Satyr (2)
Little Wood-Satyr (50)(includes viola)
Confused Cloudywing (1)
Juvenal's Duskywing (2)
Horace's Duskywing (2)
Least Skipper (1)
Fiery Skipper (2)
Whirlabout (4)
Twin-spot Skipper (1)
Ocola Skipper (1)
Rock Ridge Tract, Green Swamp East, FL (B & L Cooper, B Bindschadler, L Smith)
March 28, 2008 Orange Sulphur (1)
Spring Azure (1)
Heislerville, Cumberland Co., NJ (S L DiOrio)
March 28, 2008 Elfin Sp. (1)
Spring Azure (4)
Maurice River Botanical Garden, Cumberland Co., NJ (J E DiOrio)
March 27, 2008 Mourning Cloak (1) Maurice River Botanical Garden, Cumberland Co., NJ (J DiOrio)
March 26, 2008 Mourning Cloak (2) Ferrysburg, MI (C H DeWitt)
March 26, 2008 Cabbage White (2)
Eastern Comma (1)
Big Brook Park, Marlboro, Monmouth Co., NJ (V Corsello)
March 26, 2008 Compton Tortoiseshell NJ Audubon's Wise Ecology Center, Ringwood, Passaic Co., NJ (F Kahan)
March 26, 2008 Mourning Cloak (1) (1st of the season) Near Delaware Nature Center, northern New Castle Co., DE (J White, A Loudell)
March 24, 2008 Red Admiral (1) Rockaway Township, Morris Co., NJ (S Goodson)
March 23, 2008 Cabbage White (1) (First DE butterfly of '08!) Along Route 273, Christiana, DE (A Loudell)
March 22, 2008 Chinese Swallowtail (1)
Cabbage White (4)
Large Orange Sulphur (2)(males)
Lantana Scrub-hairstreak (1)
Western Pygmy-Blue (16)
Pea Blue (2)
LESSER GRASS-BLUE (8)
Gulf Fritillary (2)
Monarch (1)
Fiery Skipper (3)
grass field across from the Waikiki Library, Honolulu Co., HI (J Snyder)
March 22, 2008 Zebra Swallowtail (2)
Black Swallowtail (5)
Palamedes Swallowtail (3)
Little Yellow (1)
Pearl Crescent (1)
Common Buckeye (1)
Viceroy (1)
Carolina Satyr (1)
Queen (1)
Southern Cloudywing (1)
Sleepy Duskywing (1)
Zarucco Duskywing (5)
Clouded Skipper (2)
Dun Skipper (1)
Stokes/Marion Creek, FL (T Palmer)
March 21, 2008 Pipevine Swallowtail (abundant)
Zebra Swallowtail (6)(spring form)
Palamedes Swallowtail (9)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (3)
Falcate Orangetip (1) (female, 1st one of the spring)
Cloudless Sulphur (13)
Frosted Elfin (10)
Henry's Elfin (4) (at Redbuds)
Eastern Pine Elfin (3-4)
Red-Banded Hairstreak (5)
Gray Hairstreak (1)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (1)
Spring Azure (2)
Pearl Crescent (abundant)
Red Admiral 91)
Goatweed Leafwing (8)
Southern Pearly-eye (2)
Carolina Satyr (9)
Monarch (4)
Duskywings (numerous)
Kisatchie National Forest, Grant Parish, LA (C Marks)
March 21, 2008 Cabbage White (12)
Clouded Sulphur (4)
Blackwater NWR, Cambridge, MD (D Amadio)
March 21, 2008 Azure sp. (2) Roosevelt Island, D.C. (E Raun)
March 21, 2008 Great Southern White (3)
Cloudless Sulphur (4)
Barred Yellow (3)
Little Yellow (5)
Juniper Hairstreak (10) (Sweadner's)
Eastern Pygmy-Blue (22)
Little Metalmark (1)
Gulf Fritillary (4)
Phaon Crescent (7)
Pearl Crescent (1)
American Lady (1)
Red Admiral (3)
Common Buckeye (1)
Monarch (1)
Queen (3)
Zarucco Duskywing (2)
Least Skipper (2)
Fiery Skipper (1)
Whirlabout (3)
Aaron's Skipper (11)
Eufala Skipper (3)
Salt Marsh Skipper (7)
Withlacoochee Bay Trail, FL (B Woodmansee, R Spink, B Cooper, L Cooper)
March 21, 2008 Pipevine Swallowtail (1)
Zebra Swallowtail (4)
Black Swallowtail (1)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (4)
Spicebush Swallowtail (5)
Palamedes Swallowtail (41)
Cloudless Sulphur (9)
Great Purple Hairstreak (many eggs on Oak Mistletoe)
Henry's Elfin (7)
Little Metalmark (2)
Phaon Crescent (66)
Pearl Crescent (35)
Common Buckeye (1)
Viceroy (1)
Carolina Satyr (1)
Little Wood-Satyr (2) (includes Viola's)
Queen (2)
Juvenal's Duskywing (1)
Least Skipper (1)
Whirlabout (12)
Dun Skipper (1)
Goethe State Forest, FL (R Spink, B Woodmansee, B & L Cooper)
March 20, 2008 Pipevine Swallowtail (15)
Zebra Swallowtail (4)
Giant Swallowtail (1)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (6)
Spicebush Swallowtail (10)
Palamedes Swallowtail (20)
Cloudless Sulphur (1)
Barred Yellow (1)
Red-banded Hairstreak (12)
Phaon Crescent (10)
Question Mark (1)
American Lady (1)
Painted Lady (1)
Red Admiral (25)
Common Buckeye (14)
Goatweed Leafwing (3)
Viola's/Little Wood-Satyr (150)
Carolina Satyr (50)
Monarch (1)
Northern Cloudywing (2)
Horace's Duskywing (2)
Clouded Skipper (8)
Whirlabout (12)
Zabulon Skipper (2) (males)
YUCCA GIANT-SKIPPER (8)(photo of pair)
San Felasco Hammock Preserve SP, Alachua co., FL (B Ahern)
March 19, 2008 Zebra Heliconian (1) McKee Botanical Garden, Vero Beach, FL (S L, M L, and J E DiOrio)
March 11-18, 2008 Two-tailed Swallowtail (1) (lower Madera Canyon)
Pipevine Swallowtail (fairly common, many locations)
Spring White (many in canyon areas)
Cabbage White (1) (Patagonia Lake State Park)
Pearly Marble (1) (at cress in desert area, Sonoita Creek Natural Area)
Sara Orangetip (many in canyon areas)
Desert Orangetip (few, drier areas)
Orange Sulphur (few)
Southern Dogface (widespread but still uncommon)
Dainty Sulphur (multiple, many locations)
Sleepy Orange (several locations)
Gray Hairstreak (several locations)
Arizona Hairstreak (12+) (nectaring on Manzanita)
Spring Azure (abundant in some canyons)
Fatal Metalmark (Patagonia Lake State Park)
Zela Metalmark (1) (Madera Canyon, at Manzanita blooms)
American Snout (hundreds) (Patagonia Lake SP, etc.)
Tiny Checkerspot (multiple) (lower Sonoita Creek Preserve)
Elada Checkerspot (many) (lower Sonoita Creek Preserve)
Texan Crescent (hundreds) (Patagonia Lake SP etc.)
Mylitta Crescent (1) (Pinery Canyon Rd., Chiricahua Mts.)
Satyr Comma (many) (in canyon locations above ~5,000 ft.)
California Tortoiseshell (1) (Madera Canyon)
American Lady (several)
Painted Lady (several)
Mourning Cloak (at many locations)
Red-spotted Admiral (1) (Patagonia Lake State Park)
Tropical Leafwing (1) (Cave Creek Road, Chiricahua Mts.)
Queen (1) (Patagonia Lake State Park)
Arizona Powdered-Skipper (several)
Sleepy Duskywing (2) (Chiricahua Mts., e. slope at 6,000+ ft.)
Juvenal's Duskywing (few) (Chiricahua Mts.)
Funereal Duskywing (multiple)
Desert Checkered-Skipper (several)
Carus Skipper (1) (Sonoita Creek Natural Area)
Cochise, Pima, Pinal, and Santa Cruz Co's., AZ (T Fiore, K Wallstrom)
March 17, 2008 Monarch (1) Along I-95 Volusia Co., FL (J DiOrio)
March 16, 2008 Zebra Swallowtail (9)
Black Swallowtail (3)
Giant Swallowtail (3)
Palamedes Swallowtail (18)
Great Southern White (11)
Orange Sulphur (1)
Cloudless Sulphur (3)
Little Yellow (10)
Red-banded Hairstreak (4)
Little Metalmark (8)
Gulf Fritillary (3)
Zebra Heliconian (3)
Variegated Fritillary (5)
Phaon Crescent (23)
Pearl Crescent (29)
Red Admiral (1)
Common Buckeye (11)
White Peacock (5)
Viceroy (7)
Carolina Satyr (14)
Georgia Satyr (15)
Monarch (1)
Queen (5)
Northern Cloudywing (1)
Juvenal's Duskywing (2)
Tropical Checkered-Skipper (1)
Swarthy Skipper (2)
Neamathla Skipper (1)
Clouded Skipper (1)
Least Skipper (3)
Fiery Skipper (2)
Tawny-edged Skipper (1)
Whirlabout (14)
Southern Broken-Dash (1)
Sachem (4)
Delaware Skipper (11)
Palmetto Skipper (7)
Palatka Skipper (5)
Monk Skipper (1)
Twin-spot Skipper (2)
Kissimmee Prairie Preserve, FL (R M Pyle, A Edwards, B & L Cooper)
March 15, 2008 Lesser Grass-Blue (Zizina otis) (New Species for Hawaii and the United States) Waikiki, HI (J Snyder)
March 15, 2008 Giant Swallowtail
Pipevine Swallowtail
Lyside Sulphur
Western Pygmy-Blue
Mexican Silverspot
Bordered Patch
Crimson Patch
Texan Crescent
Tropical Leafwing (6)
Hackberry Emperor
Empress Leilia
Falcon State Park, TX (F Bartle)
March 15, 2008 Pipevine Swallowtail (4)
Spicebush Swallowtail (2)
Orange Sulphur (1)
Cloudless Sulphur (10)
Sleepy Orange (1)
Frosted Elfin (12) (either on or flying about Wild Indigo)
Henry's Elfin (1) (at Redbud flowers)
Gray Hairstreak (2)
Red-banded Hairstreak (6)
Spring Azure (1)
Gulf Fritillary (2)
Variegated Fritillary (2)
Pearl Crescent (5)
Common Buckeye (5) (small and dark)
Goatweed Leafwing (3)
Monarch
Horace's Duskywing (4)
Kisatchie National Forest, Grant Parish, LA (C Marks)
March 15, 2008 Gray Hairstreak PCS phosphate mine, Aurora, NC (H Zirlin)
March 14, 2008 Cabbage White (1)
Spring Azure (1)(1st of the year)
Bottom of Swift Run Gap at boundary of Shenandoah National Park, Rockingham Co., VA (R Frederick & M Meisel)
March 13, 2008 Mourning Cloak (1) Armleder Park, Cincinnati, OH (B Hull)
March 12, 2008 Question Mark (1)
Eastern Comma (11)
Gray Comma (1)
Mourning Cloak (4)
Ozark National Scenic Riverways, Dent Co., MO (D Berry)
March 12, 2008 Question Mark (1) Clifton neighborhood, Cincinnati, OH (B Hull)
March 11, 2008 Eastern Comma (2) Ozark Scenic National Riverways, Dent Co., MO (D Berry)
March 11, 2008 Cabbage White (1) main drive, Calf Gap overlook, Shenandoah N.P., Front Royal, VA (A Block)
March 10, 2008 Mourning Cloak (2) Ozark Scenic National Riverways, Dent Co., MO (D Berry)
March 10, 2008 Cabbage White (2) Biltmore Estate, Asheville, NC (A Block)
March 9, 2008 Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (1)
Great Purple Hairstreak (1)
Eastern Pine Elfin (4)
White M Hairstreak (1)
Gray Hairstreak (1)
Red-banded Hairstreak (3)
Gulf Fritillary (3)
Pearl Crescent (3)
Red Admiral (1)
Horace's Duskywing (3)
Kisatchie, Grant Parish, LA (C Marks)
March 9, 2008 Zebra Swallowtail (28)
Black Swallowtail (1)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (8)
Spicebush Swallowtail (9)
Palamedes Swallowtail (104)
Cloudless Sulphur (5)
White M Hairstreak (4)
Gray Hairstreak (1)
Red-banded Hairstreak (7)
Little Metalmark (2)
Gulf Fritillary (6)
Phaon Crescent (2)
Pearl Crescent (1)
Question Mark (11)
Red Admiral (6)
Common Buckeye (6)
White Peacock (1)
Viceroy (2)
Carolina Satyr (44)
Queen (14)
Long-tailed Skipper (4)
Juvenal's Duskywing (2)
Horace's Duskywing (2)
Clouded Skipper (6)
Fiery Skipper (5)
Whirlabout (26)
Southern Broken-Dash (3)
Sachem (5)
Delaware Skipper (1)
Palmetto Skipper (1)
Palatka Skipper (2)
Monk Skipper (1)
Twin-spot Skipper (7)
Ocola Skipper (4)
Lake Kissimmee State Park, FL (B Cooper, B Bindschadler, J DuBois, D Cutler, M Cutler, S Farnsworth)
March 6, 2008 Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (3)
Cloudless Sulphur (1)
Sleepy Orange (3)
Great Purple Hairstreak (5)
Henry's Elfin (1)
Eastern Pine Elfin (1)
Juniper Hairstreak (1)
White M Hairstreak (2)
Gray Hairstreak (1)
Red-banded Hairstreak (2)
Spring Azure (4)
American Snout (2)
Variegated Fritillary (1)
Question Mark (6)
Mourning Cloak (1)
American Lady (3)
Juvenal's Duskywing (8)
Fiery Skipper (1)
western Bibb Co., GA (J A & R Payne)
March 4, 2008 Black Swallowtail (1)
Reakirt's Blue (1)
Gulf Fritillary (1)
Mexican Bluewing (3)
White-striped Longtail (1)
Glazed Pellicia (1)
Southern Skipperling (3)
NABA International Butterfly Park, TX (C Traylor)
March 4, 2008 Eastern Comma (1)
Mourning Cloak (3)
Central Park, New York, NY (T Fiore)
March 3, 2008 Orange Sulphur (1)
Mourning Cloak (2)
southern Staten Island, NY (T Fiore)
March 3, 2008 Eastern Comma Maurice River Botanical Garden, Heislerville, Cumberland Co., NJ (J DiOrio)
March 3, 2008 Great Purple Hairstreak (1)(on Prunus angustifolia) western Bibb Co., GA (J A & R Payne)
March 2, 2008 Eastern Comma (4)
Mourning Cloak (3)
Madison Run Fire Road, Shenandoah National Park, Rockingham Co., VA (M Meisel & R Frederick)
March 2, 2008 Zebra Swallowtail (1)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (2)
Cloudless Sulphur (2)
Sleepy Orange (3)
Eastern Pine Elfin (1)
White M Hairstreak (1)
American Snout (6)
Question Mark (5)
Eastern Comma (1)
Mourning Cloak (3)
American Lady (1)
Juvenal's Duskywing (2)
western Bibb Co., GA (J A & R Payne)
March 1, 2008 Eastern Comma (2) near Ozark Scenic National Waterways, Dent Co., MO (D Berry)
March 1, 2008 Pipevine Swallowtail (3)
Zebra Swallowtail (2)(spring form)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (1)
Palamedes Swallowtail (1)(small male)
Cloudless Sulphur (9-10)
Sleepy Orange (5)
Henry's Elfin (1-2) (at Redbud flowers)
Eastern Pine Elfin (1)
Spring Azure (2)
American Snout (1)
Phaon Crescent (1)
Pearl Crescent (4)
Question Mark (3)
Red Admiral (1)
Goatweed Leafwing (1)
unknown Satyrs (2)(probably early Little Wood-Satyr)
Duskywing sp (3) (Zarucco?)
Kisatchie NF, Natchitoches Parish, LA (C Marks)
March 1, 2008 Sulphur sp. (1)
Sleepy Orange (3)
Spring Azure (2)
American Snout (1)
Question Mark (4)
Monastery of the Holy Spirit, GA
March 1, 2008 Pipevine Swallowtail (8)
Black Swallowtail (4)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (15)
Spicebush Swallowtail (10)
Palamedes Swallowtail (12)
Cloudless Sulphur (18)
Barred Yellow (2)
Gray Hairstreak (5)
Red-banded Hairstreak (6)
Gulf Fritillary (1)
Pearl Crescent (14)
Common Buckeye (2)
Carolina Satyr (50)
Juvenal's Duskywing (6)
Horace's Duskywing (1)
Clouded Skipper (3)
Fiery Skipper (1)
Chassahowitzka WMA, Hernando Co., FL (B Ahern)
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