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October 31, 2009

Checkered White
Cabbage White
Orange Sulphur
Southern Dogface
Mexican Yellow
Tailed Orange
Sleepy orange
Dainty Sulphur
Gray Hairstreak
Leda Ministreak
Western Pygmy-Blue
Spring Azure
Ceraunus Blue
Reakirt's Blue
Acmon Blue
Arizona Metalmark
American Snout
Queen
Gulf Fritillary
Variegated Fritillary
MEXICAN FRITILLARY
Common Buckeye
Tropical Buckeye
Painted Lady
West Coast Lady
American Lady
Arizona Sister
Funereal Duskywing
White/Common Checkered-Skipper
Desert Checkered-Skipper
Pahaska Skipper

Harshaw Creek, Santa Cruz Co., AZ (SEABA field trip: H Brodkin and others)

October 31, 2009

Cabbage White (few)
Eastern Comma
Red Admiral (fresh)
American Lady (2) (fresh)
Monarch (3) (on flowers)

Riverside & Central Parks, New York, NY (T Fiore)

October 30, 2009

Orange Sulphur (5)
Monarch (1)

Jones Beach S.P., Wantagh, NY (A Block)

October 29, 2009

Clouded Sulphur (2)
Orange Sulphur (4)
Question Mark (1)
Monarch (1)

Hammonassett S.P., Madison, CT (A Block)

October 28, 2009

Eastern Comma (1)
Mourning Cloak (2)

Swamp Rd., Wautoma, WI (M Reese)

October 28, 2009

Cloudless Sulphur (2)
Orange-barred Sulphur (2)
Barred Yellow (1)
Dainty Sulphur (1)
Gulf Fritillary (2)
Julia Heliconian (1)
Zebra Heliconian (3)
Cuban Crescent (2)(fresh)
Pearl Crescent (5)
White Peacock (20)
Long-tailed Skipper (1)
Tropical Checkered-Skipper (13)
Clouded Skipper (2)
Delaware Skipper (1)
Brazilian Skipper (2)

John Stretch Park, FL (T Palmer)

October 27, 2009

Ornythion Swallowtail (2)
Checkered White (2)
Mexican Fritillary (1)
Banded Peacock (1)
Mexican Bluewing (9)
Soldier (1)
Zilpa Longtail (1)

National Butterfly Center, Mission, TX (C Traylor)

October 26, 2009

Pipevine Swallowtail (56)
Giant Swallowtail (3)
Southern Dogface (100+)
Cloudless Sulphur (1)
Large Orange Sulphur (100+)
Lyside Sulphur (300+)
Sleepy Orange (4)
Dainty Sulphur (700+)
Gray Hairstreak (16)
Mallow Scrub Hairstreak (18)
Clytie Ministreak (4)
Ceraunus Blue (29)
Reakirt's Blue (3)
American Snout (700+)
Fatal Metalmark (200+)
Red-bordered Metalmark (3)
Gulf Fritillary (31)
Variegated Fritillary (9)
Theona Checkerspot (100+)
Malachite (1)
Hackberry Emperor (7)
Empress Leila (4)
Mexican Bluewing (1)
Tropical Leafwing (3)
Monarch (2)
Queen (200+)
White-patched Skipper (6)
Erichson's White-Skipper (1)
Laviana White-Skipper (13)

our ranch, San Isidro, TX (C Traylor)

October 26, 2009

Orange Sulphur (1)
Monarch (1)

Hammanassett S.P., Madison, CT (A Block)

October 26, 2009

Cabbage White (few)
Orange Sulphur (10+)
Pearl Crescent (1)
Painted Lady (1)
Red Admiral (2) (fresh)
Monarch (8)

Rockaway peninsula, Queens, NY (T Fiore)

October 25, 2009

Pipevine Swallowtail (35)
Black Swallowtail (5)
Giant Swallowtail (23)
Checkered White (4)
Great Southern White (10)
Giant White (2)
Southern Dogface (85)
Cloudless Sulphur (11)
Orange-barred Sulphur (2)
Large Orange Sulphur (19,871)
Lyside Sulphur (44,968)
Tailed Orange (11)
Little Yellow (13)
Mimosa Yellow (1)
Sleepy Orange (43)
Dainty Sulphur (5)
Gray Hairstreak (15)
Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak (48)
Lantana Scrub-Hairstreak (1)
Western Pygmy Blue (47)
Ceraunus Blue (39)
Fatal Metalmark (43)
Rounded Metalmark (2)
Red-Bordered Metalmark (35)
Red-Bordered Pixie (1)
American Snout (55,317)
Gulf Fritillary (132)
Zebra Heliconian (28)
Variegated Fritillary (36)
Mexican Fritillary (2)
Theona Checkerspot (153)
Bordered Patch (137)
Elada Checkerspot (7)
Vesta Crescent (4)
Phaon Crescent (92)
Pearl Crescent (1)
American Lady (9)
Painted Ladty (12)
Common Buckeye (26)
Tropical Buckeye (3)
White Peacock (78)
Banded Peacock (1)
Band-Celled Sister (1)
Mexican Bluewing (14)
Common Mestra (1)
Gray Cracker (2)
Guatemalan Cracker (1)
Malachite (1)
Tropical Leafwing (1)
Hackberry Emperor (5)
Empress Leilia (175)
Tawny Emperor (450)
Monarch (26)
Queen (56,052)
Soldier (2)
Guava Skipper (1)
White-Striped Longtail (2)
Longtailed Skipper (1)
Brown Longtail (35)
Falcate Skipper (1)
Sickle-Winged Skipper (3)
Hermit Skipper (1)
White-Patched Skipper (64)
Mournful Duskywing (1)
Funereal Duskywing (1)
Common/White Checkered-Skipper (45)
Tropical Checkered-Skipper (27)
Laviana White-Skipper (31)
Turk's-cap White-Skipper (13)
Common Sootywing (24)
Julia's Skipper (1)
Fawn-spotted Skipper (1)
Clouded Skipper (95)
Southern Skipperling (19)
Fiery Skipper (37)
Whirlabout (23)
Southern Broken-Dash (40)
Sachem (17)
Common Mellana (80)
Nysa Roadside Skipper (3)
Celia's Roadside Skipper (3)
Eufala Skipper (47)
Olived-clouded Skipper (2)
Brazilian Skipper (2)
Ocola Skipper (18)

2nd National Butterfly Center-Bentsen RGV State Park Seasonal Count, TX (G Quintanilla (coordinator) , D Dauphin, J Dauphin, D Hanson, W T Pendleton , J de Leon, C A Traylor, C Navarro Adams, R Seidler, V Lefevers, D Perkins, P Perkins)

October 25, 2009

Clouded Sulphur (1)(male--very fresh)
Eastern Comma (2)

Ward Pound Ridge, NY (H Zirlin)

October 25, 2009

Clouded Sulphur (1)
Monarch (2)

Caumsett S.P., Suffolk Co., NY (A Block)

October 25, 2009

Monarch (1)

flying over Chesapeake Bay, Port Republic, MD (E Raun)

October 24, 2009

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (1)
Cloudless Sulphur (1)
Pearl Crescent (1)

along the Chesapeake Bay, Port Republic, MD (E Raun)

October 22, 2009

Cabbage White (1)
Orange Sulphur (1)
Gray Hairstreak (1)
Question Mark (1)
American Lady (1)
Monarch (1) (headed south)

Hook Mt., Rockland Co., NY (T Fiore)

October 22, 2009

Black Swallowtail (fresh male)
Cabbage White (3)
Orange Sulphur (8)
Clouded Sulphur
Clouded/Orange Sulphur (white form)
Gray Hairstreak (fresh)
American Snout
Polygonia sp.
Monarch

Gateway Nat'l Recreation Area, Sandy Hook, NJ (D Amadio)

October 21, 2009

Pale-spotted Leafwing

Estero Llano Grande State Park, Hidalgo Co., TX (C Lehman)

October 21, 2009

Cabbage White (several)
Orange Sulphur (multiple)
American Lady ( 4)
Common Buckeye (1)
Monarch (32+)
Common Checkered-Skipper (1) (in good condition)

Staten Island, N.Y. City, NY (T Fiore)

October 21, 2009

Cabbage White (1)
Clouded Sulphur (1)
Cloudless Sulphur (1)
Hackberry Emperor (1)

Sandy Hook S.P., Highlands, NJ (A Block)

October 21, 2009

Monarch (hundreds) (many on Seaside Goldenrod)

Cape May, NJ (M Fritz, & mob)

October 20, 2009

Cloudless Sulphur (1)
Painted Lady (2)
Sachem (1)

Waverly, Pike Co., OH (R Schiemann)

October 20, 2009

Monarch (1)

Beach Hill Stables, Briar Cliff Manor, Westchester Co., NY (M Diederich)

October 19, 2009

Large Orange Sulphur (chrysalis and emerging)
(J Dauphin first found the chrysalis)

National Butterfly Center, Mission, TX ( D Hanson)

October 18, 2009

Tiny Checkerspot
Also massive movements of American Snouts, Orange Sulphurs, intermingled with Queens, Lysides, etc.

western part of the Rio Grande Valley, TX (G Quintanilla)

October 17, 2009

Giant Swallowtail
Ornythion Swallowtail
Florida White
Giant White
Yellow Angled-Sulphur
Large Orange Sulphur
Tailed Orange
Cassius Blue (laying eggs on white plumbago)
Theona Checkerspot
Banded Peacock
Mexican Bluewing
Tropical Leafwing
Queen
Soldier
Common Mellana
Ocola Skipper

National Butterfly Center, Mission, TX ( G Quintanilla)

October 12, 2009

Orange Sulphur (60+)
Pearl Crescent (1)
American Lady (12+)
Red Admiral (3)
Common Buckeye (4)
Monarch (365+) (at asters & seaside goldenrods)

eastern Staten Island, NY (T Fiore)

October 11, 2009

Monarch (1)

Grafton, ON (D Davis)

October 11, 2009

Cabbage White
Orange Sulphur (many)
Red Admiral (1)
Viceroy (3)
Monarch (62) (many on Seaside Goldenrod)

Stratford, CT (B Webster)

October 11, 2009

Black Swallowtail (1) (in good condition)
American Lady (2)
Monarch (8) (migrating)

Hook Mt., Rockland Co., NY (T Fiore & mob)

October 11, 2009

Clouded Sulphur (2)
Orange Sulphur (14)
Clouded/Orange Sulphur (4) (White-form female)
Variegated Fritillary (1)
Pearl Crescent (1)
Eastern Comma (2)
Sachem (2)

Nottingham County Park, PA (A Loudell)

October 10, 2009

Clouded Sulphur
Orange Sulphur
Mourning Cloak
Red Admiral (approximately 5)(all very fresh)
Monarch (approximately 10)

Leslie Street Spit, Toronto, ON (Ontario Butterflies Google Group: G Platt)

October 10, 2009

Red Admiral (26)(all fairly fresh)

High Park, Toronto, ON (Ontario Butterflies Google Group: B Yukich)

October 10, 2009

Cabbage White
Clouded Sulphur
Orange Sulphur
Gray Hairstreak (1)
Mourning Cloak (1)
Painted Lady (1)
American Lady (3)
Red Admiral (1)
Monarch (30+)

coastal NH (S Mirick)

October 10, 2009

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (1)
Cloudless Sulphur (7)
Little Yellow (2)
Sleepy Orange (4)
Red-banded Hairstreak (2)
Gulf Fritillary (3)
Zebra Heliconian (5)
Texan Crescent (1)
Phaon Crescent (3)
Pearl Crescent (2)
Common Buckeye (1)
Viceroy (3)
Carolina Satyr (5)
Monarch (1)
Long-tailed Skipper (8)
Horace's Duskywing (1)
Tropical Checkered-Skipper (5)
Clouded Skipper (6)
Fiery Skipper (15)
Whirlabout (13)
Twin-spot Skipper (2)
Ocola Skipper (5)

Newnans Lake, FL (J Monroe)

October 9, 2009

Cabbage White (2)
Orange Sulphur (1)
Silver-spotted Skipper (1)
Sachem (2)
Peck's Skipper (1)
Common Checkered-Skipper (1)

my butterfly garden, Silver Spring, MD (E Raun)

October 9, 2009

Cabbage White (2)
Orange Sulphur (4)
Cloudless Sulphur (8)
Red-banded Hairstreak (3)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (2)
American Snout (3)
Pearl Crescent (3)
Painted Lady (5)
Common Buckeye (5)
Common Wood-Nymph
Monarch (13)
Silver-spotted Skipper
Clouded Skipper (8)
Fiery Skipper (2)
Sachem (3)

Eastern Shore NWR, Cape Charles, VA (D Amadio)

October 9, 2009

Cloudless Sulphur (12)
Red-banded Hairstreak (3)
Eastern Tailed-Blue
Pearl Crescent
Painted Lady (2)
Red Admiral
Common Buckeye (2)
Monarch
Clouded Skipper (6)

Kiptopeke State Park, Cape Charles, VA (D Amadio)

October 9, 2009

Black Swallowtail (3)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
Spicebush Swallowtail
Palamedes Swallowtail (6)
Cabbage White (4)
Orange Sulphur (4)
Cloudless Sulphur (50+)
Sleepy Orange (5)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (3)
Gulf Fritillary (5)
Variegated Fritillary (5)
Pearl Crescent (5)
American Lady (4)
Painted Lady (8)
Common Buckeye (30+)
Monarch (40+)
Silver-spotted Skipper (8)
Long-tailed Skipper (5)
Horace's Duskywing (3)
Common Checkered-Skipper (6)
Clouded Skipper (6)
Fiery Skipper (100+)
Whirlabout
Sachem (200+)
Eufala Skipper
Brazilian Skipper (2)

Norfolk Botanical Gardens, Norfolk, VA (D Amadio)

October 8, 2009

Cabbage White (5+)
Clouded Sulphur (6)
Common Buckeye (1)
Red Admiral (1)
Monarch (12+)

Sherwood Island S.P., Westport, CT (A Block)

October 8, 2009

Checkered White (2) (Fort Tilden)
Cabbage White (few)
Orange Sulphur (20+)
Question Mark (2) (probable migrants)
Red Admiral (1) (very fresh-looking)
American Lady (12+) (fresh-looking)
Common Buckeye (2) (bright & fresh)
Monarch (120+) (almost all on Seaside Goldenrod)

Rockaway peninsula & Jamaica Bay, Queens Co., NY (T Fiore)

October 6, 2009

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (1)
Cabbage White
Orange Sulphur (2)
Eastern Comma (bright fall form)
Hackberry Emperor (1)
Monarch (2) (migrating)
Dun Skipper (late brood!)

Hook Mt., Rockland Co., NY (T Fiore, K Wallstrom)

October 6, 2009

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (1)(huge and pristine)
Palamedes Swallowtail (6)
Southern Dogface (2)
Cloudless Sulphur (5)
Barred Yellow (1)
Sleepy Orange (4)
Gulf Fritillary (5)
Zebra Heliconian (1)
Phaon Crescent (5)
Pearl Crescent (2)
Viceroy (4)
Carolina Satyr (24)
Long-tailed Skipper (19)
Horace's Duskywing (1)
Tropical Checkered-Skipper (8)
Clouded Skipper (15)
Fiery Skipper (2)
Whirlabout (4)
Dun Skipper (3)

Paynes Prairie State Preserve, FL (J Monroe)

October 5, 2009

Black Swallowtail (1)
Cabbage White (10)
Clouded Sulphur (15)
Orange Sulphur (25)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (2)
Variegated Fritillary (1)
Great Spangled Fritillary (3)
Meadow Fritillary (1)(late)
Pearl Crescent (25-30)
American Lady (1)
Monarch (12)
Wild Indigo Duskywing (2)

Independence Twp., Beaver Co., PA (B Walbek)

October 5, 2009

Cabbage White (3+)
Clouded Sulphur (8+)
American Lady (1)
Painted Lady (2)
Monarch (dozens)

Lighthouse Pt., East Haven, CT (A Block)

October 5, 2009

Little Yellow (1)
Zebra Heliconian (1)
Phaon Crescent (6)
Pearl Crescent (3)
Common Buckeye (1)
Carolina Satyr (30)
Long-tailed Skipper (8)
Horace's Duskywing (1)
Clouded Skipper (11)
Fiery Skipper (1)
Whirlabout (1)

San Felasco Hammock State Preserve, FL (J Monroe)

October 4, 2009

Cabbage White (2)
American Snout (1)
Monarch (3)

Sandy Hook S.P., Highlands, NJ (A Block)

October 3, 2009

Common Buckeye (3)
Monarch (6) (+1 tagged)

Cape May S.P., Cape May, NJ (A Block)

October 3, 2009

Black Swallowtail (1)
Cabbage White (1)
Clouded Sulphur (4)
Cloudless Sulphur (2)
Common Buckeye (1)
Viceroy (1)

The Rea Farm, Cape May, NJ ( A Block)

October 3, 2009

Monarch (12+)

St. Mary's Beach, Cape May, NJ ( A Block)

October 3, 2009

Spicebush Swallowtail (1)
Cabbage White (4)
Clouded Sulphur (5)
Orange Sulphur (40+)
Clouded/Orange Sulphur (4) (White-form females)
Cloudless Sulphur (4)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (6)
Variegated Fritillary (8)
Pearl Crescent (30+)
Eastern Comma (6) ("Black" form below)
Painted Lady (4) (All very fresh!)
Common Buckeye (12)
Red-spotted Admiral (4) (Red-spotted Purple form)
Monarch (1)
Silver-spotted Skipper (1)
Wild Indigo Duskywing (4)
Sachem (6)

Nottingham County Park (A Loudell)

October 2, 2009

Spicebush Swallowtail (1)
Cabbage White (5)
Orange Sulphur (4)
Cloudless Sulphur (3)
Painted Lady (2)
Common Buckeye (2)
Monarch (27+)

Higbee Beach W.M.A., Cape May, NJ (A Block)

October 2, 2009

Cabbage White (1)
Orange Sulphur (5)
Monarch (2)

Brigantine N.W.R., Oceanville, NJ (A Block)

October 1, 2009

BRAZILIAN SKIPPER

Jones Beach State Park, Nassau Co., NY (R Kelly)

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