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October 2011 Butterfly Sightings

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October 30, 2011

White-angled Sulphur

Bentsen Palm Village, Mission, TX (L & B Cooper)

October 30, 2011

Zilpa Longtail

National Butterfly Center, Mission, TX (L & B Cooper)

October 30, 2011

Cabbage White (1)
Common Buckeye (1)

Welwyn Preserve, Glen Cove, Nassau Co., NY (R Kelly, A Lindberg)

October 26, 2011

Many-banded Daggerwing
Gold-spotted Aguna
Guava Skipper

National Butterfly Center, Mission, TX (L & B Cooper)

October 26, 2011

Clouded Sulphur (2)
Monarch (2)

NY Botanical Garden, Bronx, NY (A Block)

October 25, 2011

Gray Cracker
Many-banded Daggerwing
Hammock Skipper

National Butterfly Center, Mission, TX (L & B Cooper)

October 25, 2011

Cabbage White (1)
Clouded Sulphur (2)
Orange Sulphur (22)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (1)
Question Mark (1)
Common Buckeye (11)
Monarch (1)
Common Checkered-Skipper (4)

Appalachian Trail Lands From State Route 94 To The Base Of Wawayanda Mountain, Vernon, NJ (V Corsello)

October 24, 2011

Mourning Cloak

Hidalgo Pump House, Hidalgo, TX (T Zurovec, B Supulski, D Lamolinara, R Zurovec)

October 23, 2011

Gulf Fritillary

My garden, St. Louis, MO (T Krauska)

October 23, 2011

Pipevine Swallowtail (1) (Fresh Male)
Cabbage White (18)
Orange Sulphur (2)
Mourning Cloak (2)
American Lady (1)
Red Admiral (8)
Common Buckeye (2)
Monarch (14)

Backyard Butterfly Garden, Brooklyn, NY (V Corsello)

October 23, 2011

Cabbage White (5)
Clouded Sulphur (2)
Orange Sulphur (22)
Red-Banded Hairstreak
Eastern Tailed-Blue
Pearl Crescent (6)
Eastern Comma
Red Admiral
Common Buckeye (32)
Viceroy (2)
Common Checkered-Skipper
Fiery Skipper (3)
Sachem

Riverwinds Complex, West Deptford, NJ (D Amadio)

October 22, 2011

Pipevine Swallowtail (6)
Giant Swallowtail (2)
Southern Dogface (8)
White Angled-Sulphur (1)
Cloudless Sulphur (1)
Large Orange Sulphur (10)
Lyside Sulphur (30)
Little Yellow (10)
Sleepy Orange (1)
Gray Hairstreak (1)
Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak (1)
Western Pygmy-Blue (3)
Cassius Blue (1)
Ceraunus Blue (12)
Fatal Metalmark (1)
Red-bordered Pixie (11)
American Snout (100)
Gulf Fritillary (15)
Zebra Heliconian (3)
Variegated Fritillary (1)
Mexican Fritillary (2)
Bordered Patch (1)
Vesta Crescent (2)
Phaon Crescent (35)
American Lady (1)
Painted Lady (2)
Red Admiral (3)
Common Buckeye (4)
White Peacock (7)
Mexican Bluewing (12)
Gray Cracker (5)
Tailed Cecropian (1)
Tropical Leafwing (2)
Empress Leilia (1)
Tawny Emperor (100)
Carolina Satyr (1)
Monarch (25)
Queen (100)
Soldier (3)
White-striped Longtail (1)
Gold-spotted Aguna (1)
Long-tailed Skipper (2)
Brown Longtail (9)
White Checkered-Skipper (2)
Tropical Checkered-Skipper (3)
Laviana White-Skipper (10)
Turk's-cap White-Skipper (1)
Clouded Skipper (6)
Osca Skipper (1)
Southern Skipperling (2)
Fiery Skipper (13)
Whirlabout (5)
Southern Broken-Dash (10)
Sachem (3)
Celia's Roadside-Skipper (1)
Eufala Skipper (1)

National Butterfly Center, Mission, TX (J Glassberg)

October 22, 2011

Monarch (20+)

Ocean Parkway, from Captree to Jones Beach, L.I., NY (A Block)

October 21, 2011

Pipevine Swallowtail (2)
Giant Swallowtail (1)
Great Southern White (1)
Orange Sulphur (1)
Southern Dogface (4)
Large Orange Sulphur (8)
Lyside Sulphur (10)
Little Yellow (5)
Sleepy Orange (1)
Great Purple Hairstreak (1)
Gray Hairstreak (1)
Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak (1)
Western Pygmy-Blue (4)
Ceraunus Blue (5)
Fatal Metalmark (3)
Red-bordered Metalmark (1)
Red-bordered Pixie (9)
American Snout (35)
Gulf Fritillary (20)
Zebra Heliconian (1)
Variegated Fritillary (1)
Mexican Fritillary (2)
Bordered Patch (4)
Vesta Crescent (4)
Phaon Crescent (25)
Question Mark (1)
American Lady (1)
Painted Lady (2)
Red Admiral (3)
Common Buckeye (6)
White Peacock (3)
Mexican Bluewing (10)
Gray Cracker (1)
Tropical Leafwing (1)
Goatweed Leafwing (1)
Empress Leilia (2)
Tawny Emperor (40)
Carolina Satyr (1)
Monarch (45)
Queen (100)
Soldier (5)
Gold-spotted Aguna (1)
Long-tailed Skipper (2)
Brown Longtail (4)
White Checkered-Skipper (2)
Tropical Checkered-Skipper (9)
Laviana White-Skipper (5)
Turk's-cap White-Skipper (1)
Julia's Skipper (1)
Clouded Skipper (15)
Southern Skipperling (2)
Fiery Skipper (5)
Whirlabout (6)
Southern Broken-Dash (2)
Celia's Roadside-Skipper (2)
Eufala Skipper (2)
Purple-washed Skipper (1)

National Butterfly Center, Mission, TX (J Glassberg)

October 20, 2011

Cloudless Sulphur (1)
Barred Yellow (7)
Gray Hairstreak (1)
Red-banded Hairstreak (13)
Ceraunus Blue (32)
Gulf Fritillary (31)
Phaon Crescent (14)
Common Buckeye (11)
Viceroy (1)
Carolina Satyr (6)
Monarch (1)
Long-tailed Skipper (14)
Horace's Duskywing (2)
Zarucco Duskywing (2)
Clouded Skipper (1)
Fiery Skipper (5)
Whirlabout (4)
Sachem (6)
Palatka Skipper (2)
Ocola Skipper (6)

Cedar Key Scrub State Reserve, FL (J Monroe)

October 17, 2011

Orange Sulphur (2)
Common Buckeye (1) (fresh)

Rockefeller State Park Preserve, Pocantico Hills, NY (A Block)

October 16, 2011

Cloudless Sulphur (2)
Sleepy Orange (1)
Little Yellow (5)
Gray Hairstreak (2)
Gulf Fritillary (11)
Phaon Crescent (abundant)
Pearl Crescent (5)
Common Buckeye (4)
Viceroy (1)
Common Checkered-Skipper (3)
Tropical Checkered-Skipper (4)
Neamathla Skipper (7)
Clouded Skipper (6)
Least Skipper (6)
Southern Skipperling (7)
Fiery Skipper (8)
Delaware Skipper (1)
Broad-winged Skipper (2)
Eufala Skipper (1)
Oscure Skipper (1)
Ocola Skipper (7)

central Cameron Parish, LA (C Marks)

October 16, 2011

Cloudless Sulphur (3)
Sleepy Orange (6)
Little Yellow (9)
Gray Hairstreak (6)(all large and very fresh)
Gulf Fritillary (4)
Phaon Crescent (abundant)
Question Mark (1)
Common Buckeye (5)
Monarch (3)
Common Checkered-Skipper (common)
Tropical Checkered-Skipper (1)
Least Skipper (1)
Southern Skipperling (6)
Fiery Skipper (common)
Aaron's Skipper (1) (male)
Bay Skipper (7)
Salt Marsh Skipper (4)
Ocola Skipper (10)

two spots, eastern Cameron Par., LA (C Marks)

October 16, 2011

Clouded Sulphur (5)
Orange Sulphur (20+)
Common Buckeye (1)
Monarch (1)

Ward Pound Ridge, Westchester Co., NY (H Zirlin)

October 16, 2011

Orange Sulphur (18) (Including 1 white form female)
American Copper (2)
American Lady (1)
Common Buckeye (70+)
Monarch (30+)
Fiery Skipper (6)
Sachem (10)

Cape May Circle; Cape May Point State Park, Higbee Beach WMA, NJ (A Loudell)

October 15, 2011

Cabbage White (2)
Red-Banded Hairstreak
Red Admiral
Fiery Skipper
Sachem (5)
Zabulon Skipper (male, late)

Backyard butterfly garden, West Deptford, NJ (D Amadio)

October 14, 2011

Polydamas Swallowtail
Giant Swallowtail
Great Southern White
Barred Yellow
Cloudless Sulphur
Large Orange Sulphur
Statira Sulphur
Gray Hairstreak
Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak
Cassius Blue
Zebra Heliconian
Julia
Gulf Fritillary
Phaon Crescent
Mangrove Buckeye
White Peacock
Ruddy Daggerwing
Hammock Skipper
Mangrove Skipper
Long-tailed Skipper
Dorantes Longtail
Horace's Duskywing
Common/White Checkered-Skipper
Fiery Skipper
Eufala Skipper
Ocola Skipper
Monk Skipper

Hugh Taylor Birch State Park in Ft. Lauderdale, FL (B Jones)

October 11, 2011

Black Swallowtail (several)
Cabbage White (common)
Orange Sulphur (36+)
Gray Hairstreak
Pearl Crescent
American Lady (4)
Common Buckeye (10+)
Monarch (550+) (flying south in 2 hours)
Common Sootywing
Common Checkered-Skipper
Fiery Skipper (10+)
Sachem (few)

Hudson River shore, New York, NY (T Fiore)

October 10, 2011

Cabbage White (12)
Clouded Sulphur (21)
Orange Sulphur (63) (highest numbers up here yet)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (6)
Spring Azure (1) (summer)
Pearl Crescent (5) (all fresh)
Common Buckeye (13)
Monarch (22)
Wild Indigo Duskywing (1)

Appalachian Trail Lands From State Rt 94 To The Base Of Wawayanda Mountain, Vernon, NJ (V Corsello)

October 10, 2011

Cabbage White (10)
Clouded Sulphur (1)
Orange Sulphur (3)
Sleepy Orange (1) (summer form)
Common Buckeye (8)
Monarch (2)
Common Checkered-Skipper (1)
Sachem (5)
Fiery Skipper (2) (male & female)

Elkhorn Garden plots, Columbia, Howard Co., MD (J Wilkinson)

October 10, 2011

Mourning Cloak (extremely rare this far south)

Turkey Creek Sanctuary, Palm Bay, Brevard Co., FL (M Salvato)

October 9, 2011

Cabbage White (100s)
Clouded Sulphur (50)
Orange Sulphur (100s)
Common Buckeye (1)
Monarch (5)

Hilltop Hanover Farms, Yorktown Heights, NY (M Diederich)

October 9, 2011

Cabbage White (numerous)
Clouded Sulphur
Orange Sulphur
Viceroy
Common Buckeye (100+)
Monarch (few)
Common Checkered-Skipper (3)

Red Hook, Dutchess Co., NY (S Chorvas)

October 9, 2011

Cabbage White (3)
Clouded Sulphur (1)
Orange Sulphur (4)
Sulphur species (white) (2)
Pearl Crescent (1)
Variegated Fritillary (1)
Question Mark (1)
Common Buckeye (2)
Fiery Skipper (2)
Sachem (3)

My garden, Silver Spring, MD (E Raun)

October 9, 2011

Spicebush Swallowtail (1) (Ragged, female)
Cabbage White (4)
Orange Sulphur (45+) (Including 4 White-form females)
Red-banded Hairstreak (5)
Gray Hairstreak (1)
Eastern-Tailed Blue (6)
Variegated Fritillary (5)
Common Buckeye (50+)
Monarch (3)
Common Checkered-Skipper (2)
Peck's Skipper (1)

Elk Neck State Park, MD (A Loudell)

October 8, 2011

American Snout (1)

Red Hook, Dutchess Co. NY (D Eidam)

October 8, 2011

Cabbage White (12+)
Monarch (40+)
Fiery Skipper (7+)

NY Botanical Garden, Bronx, NY (A Block)

October 8, 2011

Orange Sulphur (2)
QuestionMark (1)
Common Buckeye (3)
Monarch (20)

Pt. Lookout Beach, Pt. Lookout, Long Island, NY (M Diederich)

October 8, 2011

Clouded Sulphur (1)
Orange Sulphur (9)
Cloudless Sulphur (4)
Gray Hairstreak (5)
Pearl Crescent (1)
Question Mark (1)
Common Buckeye (common)
Monarch (23)
Clouded Skipper (9)
Sachem (5)
Ocola Skipper (1)

Point Lookout State Park, MD (R Borchelt)

October 8, 2011

Common Buckeye (2)
Monarch (20)

Theodore Roosevelt Nature Center, Jones Beach, Long Island, NY (M Diederich)

October 8, 2011

Giant Swallowtail (1) (somewhat fresh female)
Cabbage White (4)
Clouded Sulphur (2)
Orange Sulphur (4)
Zabulon Skipper (1)

Backyard, Hardyston, NJ (V Corsello)

October 8, 2011

Cabbage White (12)
Orange Sulphur (50+) (Including 6 White-form females)
Red-banded Hairstreak (3)
Eastern-Tailed Blue (15)
Variegated Fritillary (1)
Pearl Crescent (25+)
American Lady (1)
Common Buckeye (75+)
Common Checkered-Skipper (1)
Fiery Skipper (1)

Nottingham County Park, PA (A Loudell)

October 8, 2011

Clouded Sulphur (1)
Orange Sulphur (4)
Sulphur sp. (white) (1)
Gray Hairstreak (1)
Pearl Crescent (3)
Common Buckeye (13)
American Snout (1)
Monarch (9)
Clouded Skipper (1)
Sachem (1)

Cove Point, Calvert Co., MD (M Priest, J & C Burris, E Raun)

October 7, 2011

Cabbage White (2)
Clouded Sulphur (1)
Orange Sulphur (1)
Monarch (3)

Backyard, Hardyston, NJ (V Corsello)

October 7, 2011

Cabbage White (2)
Clouded Sulphur (2)
Orange Sulphur (5)
Variegated Fritillary (1)
Pearl Crescent (1)
Common Buckeye (10)
Monarch (2)
Fiery Skipper (1)

Blandair Park (a new regional park), Columbia, Howard Co., MD (J Wilkinson)

October 6, 2011

Ruddy Daggerwing (1)

Solar Drive, Mission, TX (G Quintanilla)

October 5, 2011

Black Swallowtail (2)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (1) (late)
Cabbage White
Orange Sulphur
American Lady
Mourning Cloak
Common Buckeye
Red-spotted Admiral ("Purple")
Monarch (24) (migrating south)

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

October 5, 2011

Cabbage White (many)
Clouded Sulphur (several)
Orange Sulphur (6+)
Common Buckeye (12+)
Monarch (many)

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

October 5, 2011

Giant Swallowtail (1) (very worn female)
Spicebush Swallowtail (1) (somewhat fresh male)
Cabbage White (31)
Clouded Sulphur (29) (highest numbers all season here)
Orange Sulphur (35) (highest numbers all season here)
Eastern Comma (2)
Common Buckeye (7)
Monarch (7)
Common Checkered-Skipper (1)

Appalachian Trail Lands Around Canal To County Route 517, Vernon, NJ (V Corsello)

October 4, 2011

Monarch (600+) (migrating much of day)

Fire Island, Suffolk Co., NY (T Battaly, D Panko, 50+ add'l. obs.)

October 2, 2011

Cabbage White (2)
Monarch (1)

Wilton High School, Rte. 7, Wilton, CT (A Block)

October 2, 2011

Clouded Sulphur (1)

Greenwich Audubon Fairchild Gardens, Greenwich, CT (A Block)

October 1, 2011

Checkered White (1)
Cabbage White (15)
Orange Sulphur (2)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (35)
Pearl Crescent (1)
American Lady (1)
Common Buckeye (9)
Monarch (3)
Sachem (3)

Hempstead Plains, Nassau Co., NY (R Kelly, M Feder, S Rosenthal)

October 1, 2011

White Peacock (400+)
Arogos Skipper (56)

Three Lakes WMA/Osceola Co., FL (L & B Cooper)

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