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October 2006 Butterfly Sightings

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October 31, 2006

Question Mark (1)
Monarch (1)

Pennsylvania Avenue Landfill, Brooklyn, NY (A Block)

October 31, 2006

Cabbage White (1)
Orange Sulphur (1)
Cloudless Sulphur (1)
Gray Hairstreak (1)
Painted Lady (1)

Gateway National Recreation Center, Sandy Hook, Monmouth Co., NJ (L & K Keating)

October 31, 2006

Polydamas Swallowtail (22)
Zebra Swallowtail (2)
Black Swallowtail (2)(many eggs on fennel)
Giant Swallowtail (15)
Palamedes Swallowtail (2)
Cloudless Sulphur (6)
Orange-barred Sulphur (9)
Barred Yellow (3)
Little Yellow (2)
Sleepy Orange (4)
White M Hairstreak (1)
Cassius Blue (30)
Gulf Fritillary (12)(most very worn)
Zebra Heliconian (16)
White Peacock (9)
Viceroy (1)
Carolina Satyr (6)(nectaring at Scorpiontail)
Monarch (8)
Queen (7)
Long-tailed Skipper (24)
Dorantes Longtail (30)
Horace's Duskywing (3)
Clouded Skipper (7)
Fiery Skipper (5)
Whirlabout (9)
Southern Broken-Dash (2)
Delaware Skipper (1)
Palatka Skipper (1)
Dun Skipper (1)
Monk Skipper (6)
Eufala Skipper (1)
Brazilian Skipper (25)
Ocola Skipper (20)

Arnold's Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, Okeechobee, FL (B & L Cooper, J & B DuBois, Y Nuzzo)

October 30, 2006

Eastern Comma
Red Admiral

Point Pelee National Park, Ontario (S Rupert)

October 30, 2006

Variegated Fritillary (1)(laying eggs on pansies)

LaSalle, Ontario (J Larson)

October 30, 2006

Cabbage White (8+)
Checkered White (14) (12 female, 2 male)
Orange Sulphur (20+)
Cloudless Sulphur (1)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (4)
Pearl Crescent (1)
Question Mark (1)
Mourning Cloak (2)
American Lady (2)
Common Buckeye (3)
Monarch (64)
Common Checkered-Skipper (1) (worn)

Staten Island, New York, NY (T Fiore)

October 30, 2006

Clouded Sulphur (1)
Monarch (1)

Fountain Avenue Landfill, Brooklyn, NY (A Block)

October 28, 2006

Marius Hairstreak (1)

Falcon State Park, Starr Co., TX (G Quintanilla)

October 28, 2006

Cabbage White (40+)
Clouded Sulphur (4)
Orange Sulphur (3)
Common Buckeye (5)
Nymphalid sp. (1)
Monarch (2)

Bombay Hook NWR, Leipsic, DE (A Block)

October 28, 2006

Orange Sulphur (several)
Cloudless Sulphur (1)
Common Buckeye (several)

Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, MD (W P Gould)

October 28, 2006

Palamedes Swallowtail (1) (worn)
Cloudless Sulphur (7)
Sleepy Orange (2) (summer form)
Gulf Fritillary (9)(+ 1 larvae on yellow Passion vine)
Phaon Crescent (1)
American Lady (3)
Red Admiral (2)
Common Buckeye (2)
Viceroy (2)
Monarch (25)
Fiery Skipper (1)
Sachem (3)
Un-I.D.`ed Dark Brown Skipper Sp. (4)

Hatteras Island, Dare Co., NC (JE DiOrio, SL DiOrio, JJ DiOrio)

October 27, 2006

Cabbage White (2)
Orange Sulphur (dozens)
Fritillary sp. (2)
Monarch (2)
Checkered-Sk. sp. (3)

Maxwell NWR near Raton, NM (A & M Gregory)

October 27, 2006

Pipevine Swallowtail (5)
Black Swallowtail (4)(2 newly emerged)
Giant Swallowtail (5)
Southern Dogface (4)(fall form)
Sleepy Orange (4)(winter form)
Dainty Sulphur (10+)(winter form)
Little Yellow (15+)
Large Orange Sulphur (4)(1 female)
Lyside Sulphur (12+)
Gray Hairstreak (2)
Mallow-Scrub Hairstreak (1)
Western Pygmy Blue (1)(female new)
Ceraunus Blue (3)(nectaring on African Blue Basil)
Rounded Metalmark (1)(new)
Red-Bordered Metalmark (1)(female nectaring on Pink Pentas)
Gulf Fritillary (10+)(males & females)
Variegated Fritillary (5+)
Pearl Crescent (5)(new)
Vesta Crescent (2)
Phaon Crescent (2)
Bordered Patch (1)
Red Admiral (1)(newly emerged)
Common Buckeye (1)
White Peacock (1)
Common Mestra (3)(newly emerged, looked like new brood)
American Snout (500+)(observed both variations)
Monarch (1)
Queen (3) (male)
Long-tailed Skipper (1)(fresh; looked newly emerged)
Dorantes Longtail (1)
Common Checkered-Skipper (1)
Fiery Skipper (5+)
Clouded Skipper (5+)
Eufala Skipper (3)
Ocola Skipper (5+)
Brazilian Skipper (1)

South Texas Botanical Gardens & Nature Center, Corpus Christi, TX (M K Mauel)

October 26, 2006

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Regina Beach, SK (B Luterbach)

October 26, 2006

Pipevine Swallowtail (26)
Black Swallowtail (18)
Giant Swallowtail (12)
Checkered White (1)
Orange Sulphur (7)
Southern Dogface (25)
Cloudless Sulphur (12)
Large Orange Sulphur (40)
STATIRA SULPHUR (1)
(NEW COUNTY RECORD, Yard butterfly # 102)
Lyside Sulphur (70)
Mexican Yellow (1)(fresh)
Little Yellow (30)
Sleepy Orange (8)
Dainty Sulphur (7)
Great Purple Hairstreak (14)
Gray Hairstreak (12)
Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak (6)
Marine Blue (2)
Ceraunus Blue (60)
Reakirt's Blue (22)
Rounded Metalmark (22)
Red-bordered Metalmark (15)
American Snout (47,000)
Gulf Fritillary (20)
Variegated Fritillary (44)
Bordered Patch (2)(fresh)
Elada Checkerspot (2)
(NEW COUNTY RECORD, Yard butterfly # 103)
Vesta Crescent (18)
American Lady (1)
Painted Lady (3)
Red Admiral (1)
Common Buckeye (10)
White Peacock (2)
Common Mestra (10)
Hackberry Emperor (28)
Tawny Emperor (30)
Monarch (12)
Queen (60)
Soldier (1)
White-striped Longtail (1)
Long-tailed Skipper (1)
Dorantes Longtail (2)
Coyote Cloudywing (4)
Sickle-winged Skipper (1)
Funereal Duskywing (3)
Common/White Checkered-Skipper (18)
Tropical Checkered-Skipper (10)
Turk's-cap White-Skipper (1)
Julia's Skipper (2)
Clouded Skipper (18)
Southern Skipperling (9)
Fiery Skipper (48)
Whirlabout (4)
Sachem (30)
Eufala Skipper (40)
Ocola Skipper (25)

Yorktown, Dewitt County, TX (D Muschalek)

October 26, 2006

Monarch (1)(newly emerged male)

Oshawa, Ontario (J Ellis)

October 26, 2006

Cabbage White
Orange Sulphur (40+) (including mated pair)
Monarch (late-instar caterpillar on Common Milkweed)

Croton Point Park, Westchester County, NY (T Fiore, K Wallstrom)

October 25, 2006

Question Mark (1)
Eastern Comma (6)

Lower Wisconsin River: West Muscada and Blue River Units, Grant Co., WI (T Sima)

October 25, 2006

Common Buckeye (1)

Pennsylvania Avenue Landfill, Brooklyn, NY (A Block)

October 22, 2006

Western Pygmy Blue (40+)

Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve, Clark Co., NV (S Potter)

October 22, 2006

Orange Sulphur (1)(female, fresh)

Kittery, ME (H Zirlin)

October 22, 2006

Cabbage White
Orange Sulphur
Monarch (300+)
Common Buckeye (4)

Fort Tilden, Rockaway peninsula, Queens, NY (S Saphir, L Swenson)

October 22, 2006

Monarch (2)

Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, PA (A Gregory)

October 22, 2006

Orange Sulphur (3)
Red-banded Hairstreak (2)
Common Buckeye (12)
Monarch (1)
Common Checkered-Skipper (3)

Area south of C & D Canal, southwest of Delaware City, DE (A Loudell)

October 22, 2006

Red Admiral (1)

University of Delaware Garden, Newark, DE (A Loudell)

October 21, 2006

Clouded Sulphur (1)
Orange Sulphur (6)
Clouded/Orange Sulphur (1) (White female form)
Variegated Fritillary (8)
Meadow Fritillary (1) (late in the year)
Pearl Crescent (10)
Eastern Comma (3) (Black form)
Mourning Cloak (2)
Common Buckeye (30+)
Wild Indigo Duskywing (1)
Common Checkered-Skipper (3)

Nottingham County Park, PA (A Loudell)

October 21, 2006

Cabbage White (2)
Monarch (1 chrysalis hanging onto bloodflower)
Common Checkered-Skipper (1)
Fiery Skipper (1)
Sachem (2)

Backyard garden in Silver Spring, MD (E Raun)

October 21, 2006

White Peacock (1)

Mattamuskeet NWR, Hyde Co., NC (R Davis)

October 19, 2006

Monarch (200+)

Fort Tilden, Rockaway, NY (D Riepe)

October 19, 2006

Cabbage White (2)
Orange Sulphur (2)
American Lady (4)
Monarch (254)

Plumb Beach, Brooklyn, NY (D Riepe)

October 19, 2006

Cabbage White (5)
Clouded Sulphur (3)
Orange Sulphur (10)
CLOUDLESS SULPHUR (1)
Common Buckeye (2)
Monarch (10)

Pennsylvania Avenue Landfill, Brooklyn, NY (A Block)

October 19, 2006

Checkered White (1)
Cabbage White (2)
Clouded Sulphur (1)
Orange Sulphur (7)
Cloudless Sulphur (1)
Question Mark (1)
Common Buckeye (16)
Monarch (41)

Gateway National Recreation Center, Sandy Hook, Monmouth Co., NJ (K. Keating)

October 19, 2006

Black Swallowtail (1) (very fresh male)
Cabbage White (3)
Orange Sulphur (8)
Monarch (32)
Common Checkered-Skipper (3)
Least Skipper (1)

Thompson Park, Lincroft, NJ (V Corsello)

October 18, 2006

Monarch (1)

Oak Hills Country Club, San Antonio, TX (R Aaron)

October 18, 2006

Polydamas Swallowtail (2)
Black Swallowtail (1)(female)
Giant Swallowtail (8)
Spicebush Swallowtail (1)
Palamedes Swallowtail (3)
Cloudless Sulphur (8)
Orange-barred Sulphur (12)
Barred Yellow (1)
Sleepy Orange (4)
Cassius Blue (3)
Gulf Fritillary (7)
Zebra Heliconian (10)
White Peacock (5)
Malachite (1)(very fresh)
Monarch (3)
Queen (10)
Long-tailed Skipper (6)
Dorantes Longtail (10)
Zarucco Duskywing (1)
Tropical Checkered-Skipper (2)
Three-spotted Skipper (1)(fresh)
Clouded Skipper (5)
Fiery Skipper (3)
Tawny-edged Skipper (1)
Southern Broken-Dash (1)
Sachem (2)
Delaware Skipper (1)
Twin-spot Skipper (1)
Brazilian Skipper (15)(plus many caterpillars on Canna)
Ocola Skipper (5)

Arnold's Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, Okeechobee Co., FL (B & L Cooper)

October 16, 2006

Cabbage White (7)
Orange Sulphur (3)
Monarch (12)

Hazleton, PA (A Gregory)

October 16, 2006

Pipevine Swallowtail (1)
Cabbage White (3)
Monarch (4)

Palisades Interstate Park, Englewood, NJ (V Corsello)

October 16, 2006

Checkered White (1 caterpillar)

Cape May Point State Park, NJ (W Kerling)

October 16, 2006

Sleepy Orange

Sea Grove Avenue, (just north of Cape May Point), NJ (W Kerling)

October 15, 2006

Monarch (4-5)
Queen (100s)
(Mating Monarch male and Queen female)
Brown-banded Skipper

Solar Drive, Mission, TX (G, K, & A Quintanilla)

October 15, 2006

Cabbage White (4)
Orange Sulphur (10)
Clouded/Orange Sulphur (3) (White female form)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (1)
Variegated Fritillary (14)
Pearl Crescent (26)
Common Buckeye (37)
Monarch (1)
Common Checkered-Skipper (4)
Sachem (1)

Nottingham County Park, PA (A Loudell)

October 15, 2006

Orange Sulphur (5)
Variegated Fritillary (1)
Eastern Comma (1)
Common Buckeye (2)
Monarch (10+)
(1 just emerged-- wings still soft and could barely fly)

Lakehurst, NJ (H Zirlin)

October 14, 2006

Orange Sulphur (2)
Monarch (5)

Piermont Pier, Piermont, Rockland Co., NY (M Diederich)

October 14, 2006

CHECKERED WHITE (1)
Cabbage White (2)
Orange Sulphur (2)
American Lady (1)
Painted Lady (1)
Common Buckeye (2)
Monarch (70)

Napeague, Suffolk Co., NY (R Kelly, S Blanchard, A, L, & S Young)

October 13, 2006

Cloudless Sulphur (12)
Large Orange Sulphur (7)
Statira Sulphur (1)
Barred Yellow (5)
Sleepy Orange (4)
Gray Hairstreak (1)
Cassius Blue (8)
Ceraunus Blue (3)
Gulf Fritillary (66)
Julia Heliconian (52)
Zebra Heliconian (231)
Cuban Crescent (12)
Phaon Crescent (3)
White Peacock (20)
Ruddy Daggerwing (1)
Monarch (13)
Queen (10)
Mangrove Skipper (2)
Long-tailed Skipper (83)
Dorantes Longtail (1)
Tropical Checkered-Skipper (6)
Clouded Skipper (3)
Monk Skipper (1)
Ocola Skipper (2)

Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park, FL (E Golden, R Brueckner, V Zuclich and park volunteer)

October 11, 2006

Black Swallowtail (5)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (2)
Spicebush Swallowtail (6)
Palamedes Swallowtail (48)
Cloudless Sulphur (14)
Barred Yellow (2)
Little Yellow (15)
Sleepy Orange (10)
Gulf Fritillary (7)
Phaon Crescent (7)
Pearl Crescent (5)
Common Buckeye (1)
White Peacock (43)
Viceroy (19)
Carolina Satyr (8)
Georgia Satyr (1)
Monarch (3)
Queen (7)
Long-tailed Skipper (35)
Dorantes Longtail (1)
Horace's Duskywing (2)
Clouded Skipper (1)
Southern Skipperling (2)
Fiery Skipper (7)
Meske's Skipper (1)
Tawny-edged Skipper (1)
Whirlabout (24)
Southern Broken-Dash (12)
Delaware Skipper (1)
Palmetto Skipper (1)
Dun Skipper (1)
Monk Skipper (6)
Twin-spot Skipper (7)
Ocola Skipper (9)

Tosohatchee Wildlife Mgmt Area, Orange Co., FL (B & L Cooper)

October 10, 2006

Cloudless Sulphur

R. Moses State Park, Fire Island, Suffolk Co., NY (G Battaly, D Panko)

October 10, 2006

Spicebush Swallowtail (1)
Cabbage White (6)
Clouded Sulphur (1)
Orange Sulphur (1)
Spring Azure (1) (Summer form, very fresh)
Eastern Comma (1)
Red Admiral (1)
Monarch (9)

Hook Mountain, Nyack, NY (V Corsello)

October 10, 2006

Black Swallowtail (1) (very tattered female)
Cabbage White (12+)
Checkered White (25+)
Orange Sulphur (40+)
Cloudless Sulphur (2)
Gray Hairstreak (8+)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (few)
Pearl Crescent (2)
Question Mark (6+)
Red Admiral (10+)
American Lady (1)
Common Buckeye (6+)
Monarch (3,000+) (migrating south at ~10 per minute for 5+ hours)
Fiery Skipper (2)
Sachem (8+)

Rockaway Peninsula & Floyd Bennett Field, Queens & Brooklyn, NY (T Fiore)

October 10, 2006

Cabbage White (3)
Orange Sulphur (7)
CLOUDLESS SULPHUR (3+)
VARIEGATED FRITILLARY (1)
Common Buckeye (2)
Nymphalis sp. (1)
Monarch (dozens)

Fountain Avenue Landfill, Brooklyn, NY (A Block)

October 10, 2006

Pipevine Swallowtail (7)
Cabbage White (2)
Clouded Sulphur (1)
Orange Sulphur (1)
Mourning Cloak (1)
Monarch (6)

Henry Hudson Drive, Palisades Interstate Park, Englewood, NJ (V Corsello)

October 10, 2006

Orange-barred Sulphur? (probable male; size of Cloudless Sulphur, bright yellow w/bright orange, in flight dashing north)

Hansey Creek Road, Cumberland Co., NJ (C Sutton)

October 10, 2006

White M Hairstreak (11)

Cumberland Co., NJ (C Sutton)

October 10, 2006

Black Swallowtail (8)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (4)
Palamedes Swallowtail (42)
Orange Sulphur (5)
Cloudless Sulphur (118)
Barred Yellow (3)
Little Yellow (16)
Sleepy Orange (93)
Dainty Sulphur (1)
Gray Hairstreak (1)
Gulf Fritillary (157)
Zebra Heliconian (3)
Pearl Crescent (1)
Common Buckeye (23)
White Peacock (65)
Viceroy (1)
Carolina Satyr (10)
Monarch (3)
Queen (2)
Long-tailed Skipper (8)
Dorantes Longtail (2)
Clouded Skipper (6)
Fiery Skipper (1)
Whirlabout (8)
Southern Broken-Dash (4)
Twin-spot Skipper (3)
Ocola Skipper (3)

Colt Creek State Park, FL (B & L Cooper, C Geanangel, J DePue)

October 9, 2006

Mournful Duskywing (1)

Solar Drive, Mission, TX (G, K, & A Quintanilla)

October 9, 2006

Cabbage White (15+)
Checkered White (2)
Orange Sulphur (30+)
Cloudless Sulphur (2)
Gray Hairstreak (4)
Red-banded Hairstreak (2) (worn)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (25+)
Pearl Crescent (8)
Question Mark (3)
Mourning Cloak (2)
Red Admiral (1)
American Lady (5)
Painted Lady (1)
Common Buckeye (8+)
Monarch (350+)
Common Checkered-Skipper (2) (not worn)
Fiery Skipper (4)
Sachem (12+)

Snug Harbor Botanical Gardens & shore areas, Staten Island, NY (T Fiore)

October 9, 2006

Cabbage White (16)
Clouded Sulphur (3)
Orange Sulphur (26)
White M Hairstreak (1)
Gray Hairstreak (1)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (6)
Spring Azure (1) (summer form, very fresh)
Pearl Crescent (5)
Eastern Comma (1)
Common Buckeye (1)
Red-spotted Admiral (1) (Red-spotted Purple form)
Monarch (18)
Common Checkered-Skipper (12)

Thompson Park, Lincroft, NJ (V Corsello)

October 8, 2006

Orange-barred Sulphur (1)(male)

Backyard butterfly garden, Hereford, Cochise Co., AZ (R A Behrstock)

October 8, 2006

Cabbage White (4)
Clouded Sulphur (200+)
Orange Sulphur (10+)
Little Yellow (7)
American Copper (2)
Bronze Copper (1)
Gray Hairstreak (1)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (6)
Pearl Crescent (4)
Eastern Comma (2)
Common Buckeye (1)
Monarch (5)
Fiery Skipper (2)

Avoca Wildlife area, Iowa Co., WI (M Reese)

October 8, 2006

Zebra Swallowtail (1)

Essex Co., Ontario (R Pye)

October 8, 2006

Common Sulphur (2)
Monarch (1)
Fiery Skipper (1)(male)

Toronto, Ontario (C McLauchlan)

October 8, 2006

Cabbage White (2)
Gray Hairstreak (1)
Monarch (10)
Sachem (4)

New Hyde Park, Nassau Co., NY (R Kelly)

October 8, 2006

Cabbage White (6)
Orange Sulphur (1)
Monarch (25)

Peekskill Bay, Hudson River, Westchester Co., Peekskill, NY (M Diederich)

October 8, 2006

Checkered White (20+)
Cabbage White (multiple)
Orange Sulphur (multiple)
Cloudless Sulphur (2)
Gray Hairstreak (2)
Question Mark (6+)
Mourning Cloak (2)
Common Buckeye (several)
Monarch (many)

Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, Queens, NY (S Saphir)

October 8, 2006

Pipevine Swallowtail (2)
Cabbage White (27)
Orange Sulphur (21)
Cloudless Sulphur (12)
White M Hairstreak (1)
Gray Hairstreak (6)
Red-banded Hairstreak (4)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (3) (all worn)
Spring Azure (1) (Summer form)
Variegated Fritillary (1)
Pearl Crescent (4)
American Lady (10)
Red Admiral (1)
Common Buckeye (39)
Red-spotted Admiral (1) (fresh)
Monarch (76)
Common Checkered-Skipper (1) (fresh)
Sachem (5)

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

October 8, 2006

Cabbage White (3)
Orange Sulphur (12)
Cloudless Sulphur (15)
Gray Hairstreak (1)
Pearl Crescent (10)
Mourning Cloak (1)
American Lady (13)
Common Buckeye (20+)
Monarch (14)
Sachem (3)

Cape May Bird Observatory Garden, Goshen, NJ (A Loudell)

October 8, 2006

Orange Sulphur (15)
Cloudless Sulphur (Dozens)
Gray Hairstreak (1)
American Lady (30+)
Red Admiral (5)
Common Buckeye (Dozens)
Monarch (100s)
Fiery Skipper (1)
Sachem (5)

Higbee Beach Wildlife Management Area, Cape May Point, and Cape May Point State Park, NJ (A Loudell)

October 8, 2006

Black Swallowtail (10)
Palamedes Swallowtail (12)
Cloudless Sulphur (10)
Barred Yellow (1)
Little Yellow (4)
Sleepy Orange (2)
Dainty Sulphur (1)
Gray Hairstreak (1)
Red-banded Hairstreak (4)
Little Metalmark (11)
Gulf Fritillary (16)
Zebra Heliconian (1)
Phaon Crescent (6)
Pearl Crescent (3)
Common Buckeye (17)
White Peacock (45)
Viceroy (8)
Carolina Satyr (2)
Monarch (7)
Queen (68)
Long-tailed Skipper (7)
Dorantes Longtail (2)
Horace's Duskywing (3)
Tropical Checkered-Skipper (10)
Swarthy Skipper (12)
Clouded Skipper (2)
Fiery Skipper (12)
Meske's Skipper (9)
Tawny-edged Skipper (2)
Whirlabout (16)
Southern Broken-Dash (6)
Sachem (15)
Delaware Skipper (22)
Aaron's Skipper (5)
Palmetto Skipper (8)
Berry's Skipper (1)
Dusted Skipper (8)
Eufala Skipper (2)
Twin-spot Skipper (39)
Brazilian Skipper (3)
Ocola Skipper (11)

Kissimmee Prairie Preserve, FL (B & L Cooper, H & M Salvato)

October 8, 2006

Giant Swallowtail (1)
Great Southern White (20)
Cloudless Sulphur (4)
Orange-barred Sulphur (1)
Sleepy Orange (3)
Cassius Blue (2)
Gulf Fritillary (4)
Zebra Heliconian (5)
Cuban Crescent (7)
Question Mark (1)
Red Admiral (1)
White Peacock (40)
Malachite (20)
Viceroy (2)
Ruddy Daggerwing (1)
Tawny Emperor (75)
Long-tailed Skipper (1)
Dorantes Longtail (23)
Tropical Checkered-Skipper (35)
Three-spotted Skipper (1)
Clouded Skipper (5)
Eufala Skipper (1)
Ocola Skipper (2)

Rafael Sanchez Trail, Port Mayaca FL (Atala Chapter field trip: A Edwards, R Nevulis, L & D Edwards, C Plockelman, B Liberman, P Szlivco, J Wilkinson, D Matheson, L Ross, D Dixon, M Kanyuh, R & L Byrnes, S Farnsworth, E & L Somerville)

September 30-October 7, 2006

Cloudless Sulphur (2)
(nectared on phlox, cosmos, and other flowers)

Shell Rock, IA (A Nicholas)

October 7, 2006

Pipevine Swallowtail (2)
(Both on the same Butterfly Bush)

Backyard, Belleville, NJ (V Corsello)

October 5, 2006

Pipevine Swallowtail (5)
Giant Swallowtail (1)
GREAT SOUTHERN WHITE (1)
Orange Sulphur (4)
Southern Dogface (15)
Cloudless Sulphur (40)
Tailed Orange (80)
Dainty Sulphur (1)
Gray Hairstreak (1)
Reakirt's Blue (3)
American Snout (1)
Gulf Fritillary (10)(adult)
Gulf Fritillary (100s) (caterpillars)
Variegated Fritillary (3)
Bordered Patch (10)
Tiny Checkerspot (1)
Elada Checkerspot (2)
Texan Crescent (1)
Painted Lady (4)
Monarch (1)
Queen (3)
Dull Firetip (1)
Dorantes Longtail (1)
Funereal Duskywing (2)
Orange Skipperling (2)
BRAZILIAN SKIPPER (1)

Backyard butterfly garden, Hereford, Cochise Co., AZ (R A Behrstock)

October 5, 2006

Monarchs (migrating at 10 per minute with a gentle northeast winds)

Plano, Collin Co., TX (L Bruce)

October 5, 2006

Cabbage White (2)
Clouded Sulphur (3)
Mourning Cloak (1)
Nymphalis sp. (1)
Monarch (32+)

New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, NY (A Block)

October 5, 2006

Cabbage White (1)
Clouded Sulphur (2)
Orange Sulphur (2)
CLOUDLESS SULPHUR (3+)
Common Buckeye (1)
VARIEGATED FRITILLARY (1)
Monarch (20+)

Pennsylvania Avenue Landfill, Brooklyn, NY (A Block)

October 5, 2006

Ocola Skipper (1)

Nutley Memorial Park, Nutley, NJ (V Corsello)

October 4, 2006

Zebra Swallowtail (7)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (3)
Spicebush Swallowtail (2)
Cabbage White (5)
Clouded Sulphur (1)
Orange Sulphur (6)
Cloudless Sulphur (9)
Sleepy Orange (3)
White M Hairstreak (10)
Gray Hairstreak (24)
Red-banded Hairstreak (13)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (15)
Spring Azure (9) (summer form)
American Snout (1)
Variegated Fritillary (15)
Meadow Fritillary (1)
Silvery Checkerspot (2)
Pearl Crescent (11)
Eastern Comma (2) (orange form)
Mourning Cloak (1)
American Lady (2)
Red Admiral (1)
Common Buckeye (13)
Red-spotted Admiral (3) (Red-spotted Purple form)
Monarch (18)
Silver-spotted Skipper (7)
Common Checkered-Skipper (1)
Least Skipper (3)
Sachem (1)
Zabulon Skipper (1)

Elk Neck State Park, Cecil Co., MD (V Corsello)

October 3, 2006

Monarch (200+)(migrating between 10 and 11 a.m.)

(standing along Route 73 in the Adirondacks region, Keene Valley, NY (A & M Gregory)

October 3, 2006

Checkered White (35+)
Cabbage White (20+)
Orange Sulphur (50+)
Cloudless Sulphur (12)
Gray Hairstreak (8+)
Variegated Fritillary (1)
Pearl Crescent (2)
Question Mark (3)
Mourning Cloak
Red Admiral (several)
American Lady (8+) (all very fresh)
Monarch (5,000+) (most nectaring on Seaside Goldenrod)
Common Checkered-Skipper (2)
Fiery Skipper (1)
Sachem (6+)

Jamaica Bay area & Rockaway Peninsula, Queens, NY (T Fiore)

October 3, 2006

Cabbage White 92)
Clouded Sulphur (4)
Orange Sulphur 93)
CLOUDLESS SULPHUR (3+)
Mourning Cloak (1)
Nymphalid sp. (1)
Monarch (many)

Fountain Avenue Landfill, Brooklyn, NY (A Block)

October 3, 2006

Black Swallowtail (1) (somewhat fresh)
Spicebush Swallowtail (1) (very fresh)
Cabbage White (18)
Clouded Sulphur (26)
Orange Sulphur (23)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (3)
Pearl Crescent (11) (All but 2 fresh)
Question Mark (1) (orange form)
Eastern Comma (12) (orange form)
Mourning Cloak (1)
Viceroy (7) (some fresh)
Monarch (30)

Appalachian Trail Lands Around Pochuck Creek And Canal Road, Vernon, NJ (V Corsello)

October 3, 2006

Cabbage White (4)
Orange Sulphur (2)
Cloudless Sulphur (2)
Variegated Fritillary (2)
Pearl Crescent (3)
Question Mark (1)
Common Buckeye (3)
Monarch (5)
Fiery Skipper (1)

Baltimore, MD (J Wilkinson)

October 2, 2006

Monarch (1)
(previous late date of October 1)

Algonquin Park, Ontario (R Stronks)

October 2, 2006

Pipevine Swallowtail (1)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (1)
Cabbage White (19)
Clouded Sulphur (1)
Orange Sulphur (13)
Cloudless Sulphur (7)
Eastern Tailed- Blue (1)
Gray Hairstreak (11)
White M Hairstreak (1)
Meadow Fritillary (1)
Pearl Crescent (7)
American Lady (8)
Red Admiral (1)
Common Buckeye (26)
Red-spotted Admiral (1)
Monarch (22)
Common Checkered-Skipper (1)
Sachem (12)

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

October 2, 2006

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (1)
Cabbage White (3)
Clouded Sulphur (1)
Orange Sulphur (1)
Gray Hairstreak (1)
Pearl Crescent (1)
Great Spangled Fritillary (1)
Red Admiral (1)
Common Buckeye (1)
Monarch (1)
Common Checkered-Skipper (1)
Fiery Skipper (1)
Peck's Skipper (1)
Sachem (2)

Backyard garden, Silver Spring, MD (E Raun)

September 30-October 2, 2006

Eastern Tiger Swalowtail (2)(very worn females)
Cabbage White
Clouded Sulphur (10+)
Orange Sulphur (50+)
Cloudless Sulphur(30+)
Sleepy Orange (1)
BRONZE COPPER (10)(females, 9 very fresh)
Gray Hairstreak (40+)
Red-banded Hairstreak (1)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (12+)]
Variegated Fritillary (4)
Pearl Crescent (70+)
Eastern Comma (1)
American Lady (1)
Painted Lady (9)
Red Admiral (2)
Common Buckeye (100+)(plus 100 + caterpillars, 1
chrysalis)
Viceroy (4)(worn)
Monarch (100s)(migrating at Point Lookout, many elsewhere as well)
Silver-spotted Skipper (10+)
Common Checkered-Skipper (10+)
Clouded Skipper (40+)
Least Skipper
Fiery Skipper
Sachem (10+)
Broad-winged Skipper (2)
Ocola Skipper (1)

Delmarva Peninsula Salem and Point Lookout, MD (H Zirlin and J Ingraham)

October 1, 2006

Mercurial Skipper (1)(The only previous record in Kerr Co. was in 1899)

Northwest of Kerrville, Kerr Co., TX (J Rosford)

October 1, 2006

Cabbage White (9)
Clouded Sulphur (100+)
Orange Sulphur (15+)
Gray Hairstreak (1)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (6)
Pearl Crescent (6)
Milbert's Tortoiseshell (6)
Painted Lady (1)
Common Buckeye (2)
Monarch (2)
Silver-spotted Skipper (1)
Fiery Skipper (19)

Rotary Gardens and Avon Bottoms, Rock Co., WI (M Reese)

October 1, 2006

Monarch (2,000+) (migrating & coming to roost, 4:30-6:30 pm)

Mt. Loretto Preserve, Staten Island, NY (E Scripps-Callahan)

October 1, 2006

Cabbage White (2)
Orange Sulphur (4)
Clouded Sulphur (5)
CLOUDLESS SULPHUR (3+)
VARIEGATED FRITILLARY (1)
Monarch (100s)

Fountain Avenue Landfill, Brooklyn, NY (A Block)

October 1, 2006

Cabbage White (4)
Clouded Sulphur (4)
Orange Sulphur (8)
Clouded/Orange Sulphur (1) (White female form)
Gray Hairstreak (2)
Pearl Crescent (3)
Eastern Comma (2)
Common Buckeye (8)
Monarch (12)
Sachem (1)

Lums Pond State Park, DE (A Loudell)

October 1, 2006

Cabbage White (25+)
Clouded Sulphur (5)
Orange Sulphur (35+)
Clouded/Orange Sulphur (3) (White female form)
Sleepy Orange (3)
Red-banded Hairstreak (1)
Variegated Fritillary (5)
Pearl Crescent (8)
Red Admiral (4)
Common Buckeye (8)
Monarch (14)
Fiery Skipper (3)
Sachem (20+)
Zabulon Skipper (1)

University of Delaware Garden, Newark, DE (A Loudell)

October 1, 2006

Cabbage White (2)
Pearl Crescent (4)
Monarch (1)
Silver-spotted Skipper (1)
Sachem (12+)
Peck's Skipper (1)

Backyard garden, Bear, DE (A Loudell)

October 1, 2006

Spicebush Swallowtail (2)
Palamades Swallowtail (3)
Orange Sulphur (1)
Cloudless Sulphur (50)
Sleepy Orange (15)(still no Little Yellows)
Great Purple Hairstreak (1)(fresh)
Gray Hairstreak (1)
Red-banded Hairstreak (15)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (8)
Gulf Fritillary (1)(rare in Sandhills)
Variegated Fritillary (30)
Pearl Crescent (4)
American Lady (14)(many quite fresh)
Common Buckeye (35)
Monarch (80)
Silver-spotted Skipper (1)
Long-tailed Skipper (1)
Southern Cloudywing (1)
Horace's Duskywing (1)
Zarucco Duskywing (2)
Common Checkered-Skipper (1)
Swarthy Skipper (3)
Least Skipper (6)
Fiery Skipper (20)
Clouded Skipper (20)
Whirlabout (15)
MESKE'S SKIPPER (1)(fresh male; disappointing number, seemingly late
this year)
DOTTED SKIPPER (3)(1 fresh male (!), 2 worn males)
Crossline Skipper (8)
Yehl Skipper (4)(3 males)
Dion Skipper (2)(scarce in Sandhills)
Eufala Skipper (1)
Ocola Skipper (5)

Sandhills Game Land, Scotland County, NC (J Pippen, H LeGrand)

October 1, 2006

Zebra Swallowtail (1)
Black Swallowtail (4)
Giant Swallowtail (3)
Spicebush Swallowtail (3)
Palamedes Swallowtail (6)
Cloudless Sulphur (23)
Barred Yellow (5)
Little Yellow (18)
Sleepy Orange (14)
Dainty Sulphur (1)
Gray Hairstreak (11)
Red-banded Hairstreak (6)
Little Metalmark (12)
Gulf Fritillary (28)
Zebra Heliconian (18)
Phaon Crescent (14)
Pearl Crescent (7)
Red Admiral (1)
Common Buckeye (29)
White Peacock (129)
Viceroy (11)
Carolina Satyr (264)
Georgia Satyr (14)
Monarch (4)
Queen (97)
Long-tailed Skipper (29)
Dorantes Longtail (17)
Horace's Duskywing (6)
Tropical Checkered-Skipper (46)
Swarthy Skipper (21)
Clouded Skipper (14)
Least Skipper (1)
Southern Skipperling (3)
Fiery Skipper (26)
Meske's Skipper (1)
Tawny-edged Skipper (2)
Whirlabout (27)
Southern Broken-Dash (13)
Sachem (26)
Delaware Skipper (38)
Aaron's Skipper (5)
Palmetto Skipper (37)
Berry's Skipper (15)
Monk Skipper (1)
Dusted Skipper (14)
Twin-spot Skipper (28)
Brazilian Skipper (2)
Ocola Skipper (37)

Kissimmee Prairie Preserve, FL(B & L Cooper, B & L Atherton, B Bindschadler, J Clifton, J DuBois, J Dubi, B & S Farnsworth, J Palmer, N Prine)

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