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March 2011 Butterfly Sightings

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March 29, 2011

Falcate Orangetip (8)
Henry's Elfin (1)
Eastern Pine Elfin (1)
Spring Azure (2)
Mourning Cloak
Duskywing sp. (2)

Merchants Millpond State Park, NC (M Reese)

March 26, 2011

Palamedes Swallowtail (3)
Cloudless Sulphur (4)
Little Yellow (5)
Gray Hairstreak (2)
Gulf Fritillary (5)
Phaon Crescent (22)
Pearl Crescent (10)
Common Buckeye (4)
White Peacock (10)
Viceroy (1)
Georgia Satyr (3)
Northern Cloudywing (1)
Zarucco Duskywing (1)
Clouded Skipper (2)
Fiery Skipper (6)
Tawny-edged Skipper (1)
Whirlabout (5)
Northern Broken-Dash (1)
Delaware Skipper (1)
Palmetto Skipper (1)
Twin-spot Skipper (1)

Okalocoochee Slough State Forest, FL (T Palmer)

March 25, 2011

Pipevine Swallowtail (21)
Zebra Swallowtail (29)(laying eggs on Asimina parviflora)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (11)
Spicebush Swallowtail (2)
Falcate Orangetip (69)(laying eggs on Cardamine spp.)
Sleepy Orange (1)
Eastern Pine Elfin (1)
Juniper Hairstreak (7)
Red-banded Hairstreak (8)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (23)
Spring Azure (1)
American Snout (1)
Variegated Fritillary (1)
Pearl Crescent (26)
Question Mark (2)
Common Buckeye (2)
Gemmed Satyr (4)
Silver-spotted Skipper (7)
Sleepy Duskywing (1)
Juvenal's Duskywing (13)
Horace's Duskywing (1)
Common Checkered-Skipper (1)

Piedmont National Wildlife Refuge, GA (R & J Payne)

March 23, 2011

Great Southern White (1)
Cloudless Sulphur (1)
Large Orange Sulphur (1)
Statira Sulphur (3)
Dainty Sulphur (3)
Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak (1)
Cassius Blue (91)
Gulf Fritillary (27)
Zebra Heliconian (168)
White Peacock (1)
Monarch (5)
Queen (1)
Mangrove Skipper (2)
Horace's Duskywing (1)
Tropical Checkered-Skipper (4)
Monk Skipper (2)

Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park, FL (E Golden, K Martinez, M Watkins, V Zuclich)

March 21, 2011

Pipevine Swallowtail (2)
Zebra Swallowtail (5)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (5)
Falcate Orangetip (8)
Cloudless Sulphur (2)
Sleepy Orange (3)
Henry's Elfin (2)
Juniper Hairstreak (1)
Red-banded Hairstreak (2)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (2)(1st of the season)
Spring Azure (1)
Variegated Fritillary (1)(1st of season @ Tickhill)
Pearl Crescent (3)
Question Mark (1)
American Lady (2)(1st of the season)
Red Admiral (1)(1st of the season)
Common Buckeye (2)
Juvenal's Duskywing (6)

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

March 20, 2011

Pipevine Swallowtail (3)
Zebra Swallowtail (4)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (3)
Cabbage White (1)
Falcate Orangetip (63)
Orange Sulphur (2)
Gemmed Satyr (2)(1st of season)
Juvenal's Duskywing (11)

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

March 19, 2011

Clouded Sulphur
Question Mark
Eastern Comma (2)
Anglewing sp.
Mourning Cloak (2)

Blackwater NWR & roadsides, Dorchester Co., MD (D Amadio)

March 18, 2011

Clouded Sulphur
Spring Azure
Anglewing sp. (9)
Mourning Cloak (10)

Blackwater NWR & Dorchester County, MD roadsides (D Amadio)

March 15, 2011

Pipevine Swallowtail (common)
Zebra Swallowtail (3)
Black Swallowtail (all males)
Spicebush Swallowtail (3)
Palamedes Swallowtail (3)
Cloudless Sulphur (2)
Falcate Orangetip (10+)
Frosted Elfin (6)
Eastern Pine Elfin (2) (puddling)
Gray Hairstreak (2)
Red-banded Hairstreak (5-10)
Pearl Crescent (5)
American Lady (1)
Common Buckeye (4)
Goatweed Leafwing (2)
Gemmed Satyr (6)
Monarch (2)
Horace's Duskywing (common)
Juvenal's Duskywing (1)
Sleepy Duskywing (2)
Pepper and Salt Skipper (2)

Kisatchie NF, Natchitoches Parish, LA (J Trahan, R Seidler, C Marks)

March 14, 2011

Juniper Hairstreak

Swamp of Toa - Chickasawhatchee WMA, Dougherty Co., GA (R Brown)

March 13, 2011

Pipevine Swallowtail (2)
Zebra Swallowtail (1)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (1)
Falcate Orangetip (1)
Cloudless Sulphur (5)
Sleepy Orange (5)
Juniper Hairstreak (2)(1st of the year)
Spring Azure (1)
American Snout (1)
Pearl Crescent (1)
Question Mark (10)
Mourning Cloak (2)
Juvenal's Duskywing (2)

Private property in Bibb Co., Ga (R & J Payne)

March 13, 2011

Falcate Orangetip

Swamp of Toa - Chickasawhatchee WMA, Dougherty Co., GA (R Brown)

March 12, 2011

Pipevine Swallowtail (5)
Zebra Swallowtail (2)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (8)
Falcate Orangetip (18)(2 females)
Clouded Sulphur (3)
Sleepy Orange (1)
Spring Azure (20)
Question Mark (1)
Mourning Cloak (1)
Common Buckeye (9)
Juvenal's Duskywing (7)

Horseshoe Bend National Military Park, AL (A Endress)

March 12, 2011

Pipevine Swallowtail (1)(1st of the season)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (4)
Falcate Orangetip (12)
Sleepy Orange (13)
Spring Azure (7)
American Snout (2)
Pearl Crescent (2)(1st of the season)
Question Mark (6)
Eastern Comma (1)
Mourning Cloak (5)
Juvenal's Duskywing (20)

Piedmont National Wildlife Refuge, Jones Co., GA (R & J Payne)

March 11, 2011

Eastern Pine Elfin(1)(farthest west this species has been recorded in Texas)

between Bastrop and Buescher State Parks, Bastrop Co., TX (G Lasley, E Isley)

March 11, 2011

Zebra Swallowtail (1)(1st of the season)

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

March 11, 2011

Tropical Buckeye (1)(Unusual this far north)

Patterson Road, near Brooker Creek Preserve, FL (T Palmer)

March 8, 2011

Falcate Orangetip (1)(1st of season)
Henry's Elfin (1)(1st of season)
Gray Hairstreak (1)(1st of season)
Question Mark (3)

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

March 8, 2011

Spicebush Swallowtail (1)(1st of season)
Spring Azure (1)(1st of season)
Question Mark (1)
Mourning Cloak (3)
Juvenal's Duskywing (5)(1st of season)

Private property in Monroe Co., GA (R & J Payne)

March 5, 2011

Question Mark
Mourning Cloak

Salem WMA, Mannington, NJ (D Amadio)

March 3, 2011

Black Swallowtail (1)(female)
Cloudless Sulphur (2)
Red-banded Hairstreak (3)
Gulf Fritillary (25)
Julia Heliconian (3)
Zebra Heliconian (5)
Pearl Crescent (1)
Common Buckeye (1)
White Peacock (4)
Viceroy (3)
Queen (9)
Long-tailed Skipper (2)

Tamiami Trail, FL (J Monroe)

March 3, 2011

Checkered White (1)
Monarch (1)
Long-tailed Skipper (1)

Castellow Hammock, FL (J Monroe)

March 2, 2011

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (1)
Orange Sulphur (4)
Sleepy Orange (1)
Gray Hairstreak (1)
Spring Azure (20)
American Snout (2)
Question Mark (2)
Mourning Cloak (3)
Juvenal's Duskywing (3)

Piedmont National Wildlife Refuge, Jones Co., GA (J Allison, FM Stiteler, J Payne, R Payne)

March 1, 2011

Orange Sulphur (10) (1st of the year)
Common Buckeye (2) (1st of the year)

Private Property Bibb Co., GA (R & J Payne)

March 1, 2011

Orange Sulphur (4)
Question Mark (1)

Ocmulgee National Monument, Bibb Co., GA (R & J Payne)

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