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 ***Monthly archived sightings***

November 13, 2010

Cabbage White (5)
Gulf Fritillary (5)
unidentified nymphalid (1)
Painted Lady (3)
Monarch (1)
Fiery Skipper (10+)
Umber Skipper (1) (very small; pale)

suburbs in Castro Valley, CA (N Arthur)

November 13, 2010

Clouded Sulphur (3)
Orange Sulphur (3)
Eastern Comma (3)
Mourning Cloak (1)
Red Admiral (1)

Rondeau & area, Lake Erie towards Point Pelee, ON (Ontario Butterflies Google Group: B A Mann)

November 13, 2010

Cabbage White

Binghamton, NY (B Grosek)

November 13, 2010

Orange Sulphur (1)

Cabela's Sporting Goods Store, Hamburg, Berks Co., PA (A Block)

November 13, 2010

Cabbage White (2)
Red-banded Hairstreak (fresh & late)
Sachem

Backyard garden, West Deptford, NJ (D Amadio)

November 13, 2010

Clouded/Orange Sulphur (white form)
Red Admiral
Common Buckeye (9)

Riverwinds Complex, West Deptford, NJ (D Amadio)

November 12, 2010

Mercurial Skipper (found by Mark Salvato)

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

November 11, 2010

Gray Hairstreak (1)
Common Buckeye (3)
Common Checkered-Skipper (1)

vacant lot on Oak St. Leamington, ON (Ontario Butterflies Google Group: G Tetzlaff)

November 11, 2010

Painted Lady (1)

flying northwest, at Whitby, ON (A Adamo)

November 11, 2010

Cabbage White
Clouded Sulphur
Orange Sulphur

Pike Co., OH (R Schiemann)

November 9, 2010

Orange Sulphur (3)
Eastern Comma (2)
Common Buckeye (1)

Hawk Cliff Hawkwatch, Port Stanley, ON (Ontario Butterflies Google Group: D Brown)

November 7, 2010

Pipevine Swallowtail
Checkered White
Cabbage White
Orange Sulphur
Southern Dogface
Cloudless Sulphur
Barred Yellow (1)
Boisduval's Yellow (1)
Mexican Yellow
Tailed Orange
Sleepy Orange
Dainty Sulphur
Great Purple Hairstreak
Gray Hairstreak
Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak (2)
Leda Ministreak(both summer and winter forms)
Marine Blue
Western Pygmy-Blue
Ceraunus Blue
Reakirt's Blue
Acmon Blue
Fatal Metalmark
Arizona Metalmark
American Snout
Gulf Fritillary
Variegated Fritillary
Bordered Patch
Tiny Checkerspot
Elada Checkerspot
Mylitta Crescent
Texan Crescent
Common Buckeye
Tropical Buckeye
Red Admiral
West Coast Lady
Painted Lady
American Lady
Arizona Sister
Monarch (2)
Queen
Hammock Skipper (1)
White-striped Longtail (2)
Dorantes Longtail
Acacia Skipper
Arizona Powdered-Skipper
White-patched Skipper (1)
Funereal Duskywing
White Checkered-Skipper
Desert Checkered-Skipper
Clouded Skipper
Orange Skipperling
Fiery Skipper
Pahaska Skipper
Eufala Skipper
Violet-clouded Skipper

Black BUtte, La Paz Co, AZ (SEABA field trip: H Brodkin)

November 4, 2010

Pipevine Swallowtail (40)
Polydamas Swallowtail (1)
Black Swallowtail (1)
Giant Swallowtail (30)
Ruby-spotted Swallowtail (1)
Checkered White (6)
Great Southern White (5)
Giant White (15)
Orange Sulphur (4)
Southern Dogface (15)
Cloudless Sulphur (15)
Orange-barred Sulphur (1)
Large Orange Sulphur (30)
Lyside Sulphur (14)
Mexican Yellow (1)
Tailed Orange (3)
Little Yellow (20)
Mimosa Yellow (4)
Sleepy Orange (40)
Dainty Sulphur (40)
Strophius Hairstreak (1)
Silver-banded Hairstreak (1)
Gray Hairstreak (30)
Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak (12)
Ruddy Hairstreak (1)
Dusky-blue Groundstreak (5)
Clytie Ministreak (1)
Cassius Blue (10)
Marine Blue (1)
Ceraunus Blue (20)
Fatal Metalmark (7)
Rounded Metalmark (1)
Red-bordered Metalmark (7)
Red-bordered Pixie (3)
American Snout (2)
Gulf Fritillary (50)
Zebra Heliconian (3)
Variegated Fritillary (10)
Mexican Fritillary (30)
Bordered Patch (6)
Crimson Patch (2)
Texan Crescent (1)
Vesta Crescent (10)
Phaon Crescent (25)
Painted Lady (1)
Red Admiral (1)
Common Buckeye (10)
Tropical Buckeye (2)
White Peacock (16)
Band-celled Sister (1)
Mexican Bluewing (1)
Blue-eyed Sailor (1)
Common Mestra (3)
Red Rim (1)
Tropical Leafwing (2)
Tawny Emperor (200)
Monarch (8)
Queen (60)
Soldier (8)
White-striped Longtail (4)
Zilpa Longtail (2)
Tailed Aguna (1)
Long-tailed Skipper (12)
Dorantes Longtail (20)
Brown Longtail (20)
Two-barred Flasher (5)
Coyote Cloudywing (1)
Potrillo Skipper (3)
Starred Skipper (1)
Glazed Pellicia (3)
Mazans Scallopwing (2)
Hoary Skipper (1)
Sickle-winged Skipper (40)
White-patched Skipper (1)
Funereal Duskywing (2)
White Checkered-Skipper (14)
Tropical Checkered-Skipper (20)
Desert Checkered-Skipper (9)
Laviana White-Skipper (15)
Turk's-cap White-Skipper (2)
Julia's Skipper (1)
Fawn-spotted Skipper (6)
Clouded Skipper (40)
Southern Skipperling (2)
Fiery Skipper (50)
Whirlabout (20)
Southern Broken-Dash (8)
Sachem (50)
Common Mellana (3)
Nysa Roadside-Skipper (1)
Eufala Skipper (50)
Ocola Skipper (40)
Purple-washed Skipper (10)

National Butterfly Park, Mission, TX (J Glassberg)

November 2, 2010

Checkered White
Orange Sulphur
Southern Dogface
Cloudless Sulphur
Mexican Yellow
Tailed Orange
Sleepy Orange
Dainty Sulphur
Gray Hairstreak
Leda Ministreak
Western Pygmy-Blue
Reakirt's Blue
Acmon Blue (Lupine)
Fatal Metalmark
American Snout
Variegated Fritillary
Texan Crescent
Mourning Cloak
American Lady
Painted Lady
Queen
Arizona Powdered-Skipper
White Checkered-Skipper
Erichson's White-Skipper
Orange Skipperling

San Pedro River National Conservation Area, Cochise County, AZ (H Brodkin)

November 2, 2010

Pipevine Swallowtail (45)
Giant Swallowtail (15)
Ruby-spotted Swallowtail (1)
Checkered White (2)
Great Southern White (4)
Giant White (14)
Orange Sulphur (1)
Southern Dogface (15)
Cloudless Sulphur (18)
Large Orange Sulphur (50)
Lyside Sulphur (4)
Mexican Yellow (1)
Tailed Orange (3)
Little Yellow (25)
Mimosa Yellow (2)
Sleepy Orange (6)
Dainty Sulphur (10)
Gray Hairstreak (30)
Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak (25)
Lantana Scrub-Hairstreak (1)
Ruddy Hairstreak (1)
Dusky-blue Groundstreak (2)
Western Pygmy-Blue (2)
Cassius Blue (10)
Marine Blue (1)
Ceraunus Blue (30)
Fatal Metalmark (3)
Red-bordered Metalmark (1)
Red-bordered Pixie (3)
American Snout (5)
Gulf Fritillary (60)
Julia Heliconian (1)
Zebra Heliconian (2)
Variegated Fritillary (1)
Mexican Fritillary (25)
Bordered Patch (6)
Elada Checkerspot (1)
Texan Crescent (1)
Vesta Crescent (4)
Phaon Crescent (30)
American Lady (2)
Painted Lady (1)
Red Admiral (1)
Common Buckeye (20)
Tropical Buckeye (2)
White Peacock (15)
Malachite (1)
Band-celled Sister (1)
Mexican Bluewing (2)
Common Mestra (1)
Red Rim (2)
Tropical Leafwing (1)
Tawny Emperor (300)
Monarch (14)
Queen (100)
Soldier (5)
White-striped Longtail (3)
Zilpa Longtail (6)
Long-tailed Skipper (5)
Turquoise Longtail (1)
Dorantes Longtail (30)
Brown Longtail (25)
Two-barred Flasher (4)
Coyote Cloudywing (2)
Starred Skipper (3)
Glazed Pellicia (4)
Mazans Scallopwing (1)
Hoary Skipper (1)
Sickle-winged Skipper (35)
Brown-banded Skippe (1)
White-patched Skipper (1)
Funereal Duskywing (8)
White Checkered-Skipper (39)
Tropical Checkered-Skipper (20)
Desert Checkered-Skipper (2)
Laviana White-Skipper (18)
Turk's-cap White-Skipper (1)
Malicious Skipper (1)
Julia's Skipper (1)
Southern Skipperling (1)
Fiery Skipper (60)
Whirlabout (15)
Southern Broken-Dash (4)
Sachem (80)
Common Mellana (1)
Nysa Roadside-Skipper (1)
Celia's Roadside-Skipper (1)
Eufala Skipper (30)
Ocola Skipper (20)
Purple-washed Skipper (4)
Violet-banded Skipper (1)

National Butterfly Park, Mission, TX (J Glassberg)

November 2, 2010

Monarch (5)(1 appeared newly emerged)

High Bluff Island, Presqu'ile Park, ON (Ontario Butterflies Google Group: D Tyerman)

October 31, 2010

Cabbage White (2)
Pearl Crescent (1)
Sachem (2)

Backyard, Silver Spring, MD (E Raun)

October 30, 2010

Ruddy Daggerwing

Backyard, El Paso, TX (J Paton)

October 30, 2010

Orange Sulphur (2)
Red-banded Hairstreak (1)
Mourning Cloak (1)
Red Admiral (3)
Common Buckeye (5)
Monarch (17)

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

October 30, 2010

Monarch (1) (9am in the morning,temp was 43 outside)

Crystal Spring Village, Hamburg, NJ (V Corsello)

October 28, 2010

White Angled-Sulphur
Aquamarine Hairstreak
Mexican Silverspot

National Butterfly Center, Mission, TX (C Traylor)

October 27, 2010

Pipevine Swallowtail (2)
Orange Sulphur (10)
Cloudless Sulphur (14)
Little Yellow (4)
Sleepy Orange (1)
Dainty Sulphur (1)
Gray Hairstreak (1)
Gulf Fritillary (53)
Variegated Fritillary (1)
Bordered Patch (1)
Painted Lady (1)
Red Admiral (1)
Common Buckeye (35)
Monarch (10)
Queen (98)
Dorantes Longtail (2)
Horace's Duskywing (1)
Funereal Duskywing (1)
Common Checkered-Skipper (2)
Clouded Skipper (9)
Osca Skipper (6)
Southern Skipperling (1)
Fiery Skipper (57)
Sachem (3)
Eufala Skipper (2)
Ocola Skipper (6)

Backyard, Magnolia, TX (D Dubois)

October 27, 2010

Cabbage White
Clouded Sulphur
Orange Sulphur

Binghamton, NY (B Grosek)

October 26, 2010

Cabbage White (5)
Clouded Sulphur (7)
Orange Sulphur (5)
Eastern Comma (3)
Monarch (2)

Appalachian Trail Lands From Canal Road To State Route 94, Vernon, NJ (V Corsello)

October 25, 2010

Curved-wing Metalmark (on eupatorium bush)

My backyard, Edinburg, TX (C Traylor)

October 24, 2010

Spicebush Swallowtail (1) (a new record-late date for Point Pelee)
Cabbage White (15)
Common Sulphur (12)
Orange Sulphur (5)
Gray Hairstreak (2)
American Snout (3)
Variegated Fritillary (1)
Northern Crescent (10) (a new record-late date for Point Pelee)
Eastern Comma (7)
American Lady (3)
Painted Lady (1)
Red Admiral (2)
Common Buckeye (45)
Monarch (12)
Silver-spotted Skipper (2) (only one later record for Point Pelee)
Common Checkered-Skipper (2) (only one later record for Point Pelee)
Fiery Skipper (4)

Point Pelee National Park, ON (Ontario Butterflies Google Group: A Wormington, H T O'Neill, S T Pike)

October 23, 2010

Pipevine Swallowtail
Southern Dogface
Cloudless Sulphur
Boisduval's Yellow
Mexican Yellow
Tailed Orange
Sleepy Orange
Dainty Sulphur
Acmon Blue
Western Pygmy-Blue
Ceraunus Blue
Fatal Metalmark
Arizona Metalmark
American Snout
Gulf Fritillary
Variegated Fritillary
Elada Checkerspot
Texan Crescent
American Lady
Common Buckeye
Tropical Buckeye (nigrosuffusa)
Red-spotted Admiral
California Sister (Arizona)
Hackberry Emperor
Tawny Emperor
Queen
White-striped Longtail
Dorantes Longtail
Funereal Duskywing
Common/ White Checkered-Skipper
Desert Checkered-Skipper
Orange Skipperling
Carus Skipper
Arizona Giant Skipper

Sycamore Canyon, AZ (H Zirlin)

October 23, 2010

Palamedes Swallowtail (1)
Orange Sulphur (1)
Cloudless Sulphur (1)
Little Yellow (18)
Gray Hairstreak (8)
Gulf Fritillary (18)
Phaon Crescent (7)
Red Admiral (1)
Common Buckeye (9)
Monarch (10)
Common Checkered-Skipper (8)
Southern Skipperling (2)
Fiery Skipper (7)
Aaron's Skipper (7)
Salt Marsh Skipper (15)
Palatka Skipper (1)

Sabine NWR, Cameron Parish, LA (C Marks)

October 23, 2010

Cabbage White (12)
Clouded Sulphur (1)
Orange Sulphur (12)

HillTop Hanover Farm, YorkTown Heights, Westchester Co., NY (M Diederich)

October 23, 2010

Cabbage White (2)
Monarch (1)

NY Botanical Garden, Bronx, NY (A Block)

October 23, 2010

Cabbage White (1)
Red Admiral (5)
Monarch (3)
Sachem (3)

Backyard Butterfly Garden, Brooklyn, NY (V Corsello)

October 22, 2010

Clouded Sulphur (3)
Orange Sulphur (5)
Variegated Fritillary (1)
Pearl Crescent (1)
Common Buckeye (10)
Common Checkered-Skipper (1)
Sachem (1)

Schooley Mill Park, Howard County, MD (J Wilkinson)

October 21, 2010

Horace's Duskywing (1)

My yard, Edinburg, TX (C Traylor)

October 20, 2010

Cabbage White (1)

37 Tanglewylde Ave., Bronxville, NY (A Block)

October 20, 2010

Cloudless Sulphur (7)
Sleepy Orange (3)
Great Purple Hairstreak (1)
Gray Hairstreak (2)
Red-banded Hairstreak (4)
Gulf Fritillary (4)
Carolina Satyr (5)
Horace's Duskywing (1)(female)
Fiery Skipper (7)
Aaron's Skipper (1)
Dion Skipper (3)
Dun Skipper (1)

Rte. 26, Newnan's Lake area, FL (J Monroe)

October 19, 2010

Spicebush Swallowtail (2) (new record-late date for Point Pelee)
Cabbage White (43)
Common Sulphur (16)
Orange Sulphur (42)
Gray Hairstreak (2)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (1)
American Snout (3)
Variegated Fritillary (1)
Question Mark (1)
Eastern Comma (1)3
Mourning Cloak (1)
American Lady (1)
Painted Lady (3)
Red Admiral (3)
Common Buckeye (101)
Monarch (5)
Silver-spotted Skipper (1)
Common Checkered-Skipper (4)
Fiery Skipper (16)

Point Pelee National Park, ON (Ontario Butterflies Google Group: H T O'Neill, A Wormington)

October 18, 2010

Cabbage White (4)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (1)
Pearl Crescent (2)
Painted Lady (1)
Common Buckeye (1)
Common Checkered-Skipper (1)
Sachem (4)

My backyard, Silver Spring, MD (E Raun)

October 17, 2010

Cabbage White (8)
Clouded Sulphur (6)
Orange Sulphur (4)
Pearl Crescent (1)
Eastern Comma (1)
Monarch (2)

Maple Grange Community Park, Vernon, NY (V Corsello)

October 17, 2010

Orange Sulphur (1)
Cloudless Sulphur (9)
Little Yellow (22)
Sleepy Orange (19)
Dainty Sulphur (1)(first recorded for this property, nectaring on Polypremum procumbens)
Red-banded Hairstreak (6)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (3)
American Snout (2)
Gulf Fritillary (14)
Variegated Fritillary (9)
Pearl Crescent (14)
Question Mark (1)
Red Admiral (2)
Common Buckeye (14)
Carolina Satyr (12)
Monarch (4)
Common Checkered-Skipper (7)
Clouded Skipper (5)
Fiery Skipper (7)
Whirlabout (5)
Ocola Skipper (1)

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

October 16, 2010

Spicebush Swallowtail (2) (1 worn, 1 fairly fresh looking; record
late)
Gray Hairstreak (3)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (1)(very worn)
Common Buckeye (20+)
Silver-spotted Skipper (1)
Common Checkered-Skipper (2)
Fiery Skipper (10)

Point Pelee National Park, ON (Ontario Butterflies Google Group: B A Mann, S T Pike, J Pawlicki)

October 16, 2010

American Snout (1)

Hawk Cliff Hawkwatch, Port Stanley, ON (Ontario Butterflies Google Group: J Dunn)

October 16, 2010

Black Swallowtail (5)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (1)
Spicebush Swallowtail (1)
Cabbage White (8)
Orange Sulphur (2)
Red-banded Hairstreak (1)
Gray Hairstreak (1)
Spring Azure (2) (summer)
Variegated Fritillary (1)
Pearl Crescent (1)
Question Mark (1) (orange form)
American Lady (8)
Painted Lady (3)
Red Admiral (11)
Common Buckeye (3)
Monarch (100+)
Silver-spotted Skipper (1)
Common Checkered-Skipper (1)
Fiery Skipper (1)
Sachem (25+)

Backyard Butterfly Garden, Brooklyn, NY (V Corsello)

October 16, 2010

Cabbage White (5)
Gray Hairstreak (1)
Pearl Crescent (1)
Common Buckeye (1)
Sachem (15)

My backyard, Silver Spring, MD (E Raun)

October 16, 2010

Great Southern White (1)
Cloudless Sulphur (3)
Orange-barred Sulphur (5)
Large Orange Sulphur (5)
Barred Yellow (1)
Martial Scrub-Hairstreak (8)
Bartram's Scrub-Hairstreak (1)
Eastern Pygmy-Blue (2)
Cassius Blue (75)
Gulf Fritillary (50)
Common Buckeye (3)
Monarch (1)
Queen (1)
Mangrove Skipper (3)
Hammock Skipper (5)
Long-tailed Skipper (2)
Dorantes Longtail (2)
Florida Duskywing (12)
Southern Broken-Dash (2)
Dun Skipper (1)
Brazilian Skipper (4)

Big Pine Key/Bahia Honda S.P.(B Jones)

October 15, 2010

Pipevine Swallowtail (30
Giant Swallowtail (2)
Southern Dogface (15)
Cloudless Sulphur (6)
Mexican Yellow (40)
Tailed Orange (7)
Sleepy Orange (4)
Dainty Sulphur (25)
Gray Hairstreak (10)
Leda Ministreak (5)
Western Pygmy-Blue (8)
Marine Blue (1)
Spring Azure (15)
Acmon Blue (1)
Fatal Metalmark (6)
Arizona Metalmark (2)
Palmer's Metalmark (1)
American Snout (20)
Bordered Patch (4)
Tiny Checkerspot (3)
Elada Checkerspot (2)
Texan Crescent (30)
American Lady (5)
Painted Lady (2)
West Coast Lady (1)
Common Buckeye (4)
Tropical Buckeye (2)(form nigrosuffusa)
Red-spotted Admiral (8)
California Sister (5)
Hackberry Emperor (2)
Empress Leilia (35)
Tawny Emperor (3)
Nabokov's Satyr (4)
Queen (6)
White-striped Longtail (3)
Dorantes Longtail (10)
Arizona Powdered-Skipper (2)
Funereal Duskywing (3)
Common Checkered-Skipper (4)
Desert Checkered-Skipper (3)
Orange Skipperling (30)
Fiery Skipper (2)
White-barred Skipper (1)
Eufala Skipper (1)
Arizona Giant-Skipper (9)

Box Canyon, AZ (P Kline)

October 15, 2010

Pipevine Swallowtail
Giant Swallowtail
Giant White
Lyside Sulphur
Cloudless Sulphur
Large Orange Sulphur
Southern Dogface
Little Yellow
Sleepy Orange
Gray Hairstreak
Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak
Western Pygmy-Blue
Ceraunus Blue
Fatal Metalmark
Red-bordered Pixie
American Snout
Gulf Fritillary
Mexican Fritillary
Zebra Heliconian
Elada Checkerspot
Bordered Patch
Crimson Patch
Phaon Crescent
Red Admiral
Common Buckeye
White Peacock
Mexican Bluewing
Common Mestra
Tropical Leafwing
PALE-SPOTTED LEAFWING
Tawny Emperor
Monarch
Queen
Soldier
White-striped Longtail
Dorantes Longtail
Brown Longtail
GLAZED PELLICIA
Sickle-winged Skipper
White-patched Skipper
Funereal Duskywing
White Checkered-Skipper
Tropical Checkered-Skipper
Laviana White Skipper
Fawn-spotted Skipper
Clouded Skipper
Fiery Skipper
Whirlabout
Southern Broken-Dash
Sachem
Eufala Skipper
Celia's Roadside Skipper
VIOLET-BANDED SKIPPER

National Butterfly Center, TX (D Hanson)

October 15, 2010

Giant Swallowtail (1)
Cloudless Sulphur (4)
Orange-barred Sulphur (6)
Large Orange Sulphur (7)
Statira Sulphur (2)
Barred Yellow (8)
Gulf Fritillary (39)
Julia Heliconian (6)
Zebra Heliconian (19)
Common Buckeye (4)
Mangrove Buckeye (3)
White Peacock (32)
Hammock Skipper (1)
Long-tailed Skipper (16)
Tropical Checkered-Skipper (5)
Three-spotted Skipper (1)
Fiery Skipper (6)
Brazilian Skipper (1)
Ocola Skipper (9)

Oleta River State Recreation Area, FL (E Golden, E Hernandez, B Stevens, S Braem)

October 14, 2010

Cabbage White (few)
Common Buckeye (1)
Common Checkered-Skipper (10+)

Train tracks, near the intersection of Caron Ave and Elliott St. W., Windsor, ON (Ontario Butterflies Google Group: G Platt)

October 14, 2010

Cloudless Sulphur (15)
Little Yellow (8)
Sleepy Orange (3)
Gray Hairstreak (2)
Red-banded Hairstreak (1)
Gulf Fritillary (50)
Common Buckeye (7)
Carolina Satyr (7)
Monarch (1)
Long-tailed Skipper (70)
Whirlabout (8)
Salt Marsh Skipper (15)
Ocola Skipper (5)

Harris Neck National Wildlife Refuge, GA (J Monroe)

October 13, 2010

Red-bordered Pixie (roosting on my grapefruit tree)

my yard, Edinburg, TX (C Traylor)

October 13, 2010

Cabbage White (11)
Clouded Sulphur (14)
Orange Sulphur (6)
Pearl Crescent (3)
Question Mark (1) (worn dark form)
Eastern Comma (1)
Monarch (2)

Appalachian Trail Lands From State Route 94 To County Route 517, Vernon, NJ (V Corsello)

October 12, 2010

White Angled-Sulphur (1, nectaring on tree Tithonia)

my yard butterfly garden, Hereford, AZ (R A Behrstock)

October 12, 2010

Cabbage White (10)
Clouded Sulphur (20)
Orange Sulphur (6)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (3)

Kelso Conservation Area is located near Milton, ON (Ontario Butterflies Google Group: B Van Ryswyk)

October 12, 2010

Monarch (1)

Cross County Center Mall, Yonkers, NY (A Block)

October 11, 2010

Cabbage White (2)
Orange Sulphur
Cloudless Sulphur (9)
Red-banded Hairstreak (5)
Pearl Crescent
American Lady (3)
Painted Lady (2)
Red Admiral (31)
Common Buckeye (12)
Monarch (70)
Common Checkered-Skipper
Clouded Skipper (2)
Sachem

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

October 11, 2010

Cloudless Sulphur (10)
Red Admiral (31)
Common Buckeye (27)
Monarch (7)
Sachem (3)

Kiptopeke State Park, Butterfly garden (D Amadio)

October 11, 2010

Pipevine Swallowtail (2)
Black Swallowtail
Cabbage White (2)
Clouded Sulphur (2)
Orange Sulphur (4)
Sulphur sp. (white form)
Cloudless Sulphur (39)
Little Yellow (2)
Sleepy Orange (3)
White M Hairstreak
Eastern Tailed-Blue
Variegated Fritillary (9)
Pearl Crescent (9)
American Lady (3)
Painted Lady
Red Admiral (2)
Common Buckeye (19)
Red-spotted Admiral (2)
Monarch (7)
Silver-spotted Skipper (5)
Long-tailed Skipper (2)
Common Checkered-Skipper (8)
Clouded Skipper (10)
Fiery Skipper (44)
Sachem (267)
Brazilian Skipper (7)
Ocola Skipper (8)

Norfolk Botanical Gardens, Norfolk, VA (D Amadio)

October 11, 2010

Clouded Sulphur (4)
Orange Sulphur (10)
Sleepy Orange (1)
Little Yellow (6)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (2)
Common Buckeye (30)(1 fall form)
Common Checkered-Skipper (6)
Sachem (4)

Gateway Business Park in Columbia, Howard Co., MD (J Wilkinson)

October 11, 2010

Clouded Sulphur (5)
Orange Sulphur (3)
Sleepy Orange (1)
Common Buckeye (4)
Common Checkered-Skipper (1)
Fiery Skipper (1)

Western Maryland Rail Trail, Washington Co., MD (E Raun)

October 10, 2010

Black Swallowtail (2)
Cabbage White (100s)
Orange Sulphur (65)
Clouded Sulphur (30)
Monarch (3)
Common Checkered-Skipper (3)

Hilltop Hanover Farm, Yorktown Heights, Westchester Co., NY (M Diederich)

October 10, 2010

Cabbage White (15)
Clouded Sulphur (2)
Orange Sulphur (20)
Clouded/Orange Sulphur (4) (White female form)
Cloudless Sulphur (1)
Gray Hairstreak (1)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (3)
Variegated Fritillary (60+)
Pearl Crescent (150+)
Eastern Comma (3)
Red Admiral (1)
Common Buckeye (175+)
Common Checkered-Skipper (25+)
Sachem (2)

Nottingham County Park (A Loudell)

October 10, 2010

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (7)
Spicebush Swallowtail (1)
Palamedes Swallowtail (2)
Cloudless Sulphur (37)
Little Yellow (16)
Sleepy Orange (9)
Dainty Sulphur (1)
White M Hairstreak (1)
Gray Hairstreak (2)
Red-banded Hairstreak (1)
Gulf Fritillary (170)
Phaon Crescent (2)
Common Buckeye (5)
Carolina Satyr (25)
Georgia Satyr (1)
Common Wood-Nymph (1)
Monarch (7)
Long-tailed Skipper (10)
Horace's Duskywing (3)
Zarucco Duskywing (1)
Clouded Skipper (5)
Fiery Skipper (1)
Tawny-edged Skipper (1)
Whirlabout (2)
Little Glassywing (3)
Palatka Skipper (5)
Twin-spot Skipper (1)
Ocola Skipper (9)

Spring Creek-Big Bend WMA, FL (T Palmer)

October 9, 2010

Cabbage White (14)
Clouded Sulphur (8)
Orange Sulphur (7)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (1)
Meadow Fritillary (2)
Pearl Crescent (5)
Question Mark (4)
Red Admiral (1)
Common Buckeye (1)
Viceroy (1)
Wild Indigo Duskywing (7)

Off Ohio River near Industry, PA (J Monroe)

October 9, 2010

Black Swallowtail (3)
Cabbage White (100s)
Orange Sulphur (136)
Clouded Sulphur (60)
American Lady (1)
Monarch (5)
Common Checkered-Skipper (5) (most ever in 1 location)

Hilltop Hanover Farm, Yorktown Heights, Westchester Co., NY (M Diederich)

October 9, 2010

Cabbage White (15)
Clouded Sulphur (1)
Orange Sulphur (4)
Sleepy Orange (1)
Variegated Fritillary (2)
Pearl Crescent (1)
Common Buckeye (4)
Red-spotted Admiral (1) (fresh)
Monarch (3)
Common Checkered-Skipper (1)
Sachem (6)

Elkhorn Garden Plots, Columbia, MD (J Wilkinson)

October 9, 2010

Zebra Swallowtail (3)
Black Swallowtail (12)
Giant Swallowtail (4)
Spicebush Swallowtail (2)
Palamedes Swallowtail (16)
Great Southern White (1)
Cloudless Sulphur (21)
Barred Yellow (8)
Little Yellow (1)
Sleepy Orange (7)
Gray Hairstreak (7)
Red-banded Hairstreak (7)
Little Metalmark (10)
Gulf Fritillary (5)
Zebra Heliconian (4)
Variegated Fritillary (1)
Phaon Crescent (6)
Pearl Crescent (7)
Common Buckeye (56)
White Peacock (57)
Viceroy (1)
Tawny Emperor (5)
Carolina Satyr (30)
Georgia Satyr (1)
Monarch (1)
Queen (8)
Long-tailed Skipper (13)
Horace's Duskywing (4)
Zarucco Duskywing (5)
Tropical Checkered-Skipper (24)
Swarthy Skipper (2)
Clouded Skipper (2)
Fiery Skipper (15)
Tawny-edged Skipper (8)
Whirlabout (67)
Southern Broken-Dash (16)
Sachem (40)
Delaware Skipper (14)
Aaron's Skipper (33)
Palmetto Skipper (45)
Palatka Skipper (2)
Berry's Skipper (1)
Dusted Skipper (9)
Eufala Skipper (1)
Twin-spot Skipper (21)
Brazilian Skipper (2)
Ocola Skipper (75)

Kissimmee Prairie Preserve, FL (J Palmer, L & D Rhodes, R Morris, C Rasmussen, S Mulrooney, L Cooper)

October 9, 2010

Dainty Sulphur (1)

Gwinnett Co., GA(reported on GA Butterflies)

October 9, 2010

Dainty Sulphur (2)

Bibb Co., GA ( J Payne)

October 8, 2010

Cabbage White (8)
Clouded Sulphur (15)
Orange Sulphur (4)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (4)
Eastern Comma (5)
Funereal Duskywing (1)
Duskywing sp (1)

Kelso Conservation Area is located near Milton, ON (Ontario Butterflies Google Group: B Van Ryswyk)

October 8, 2010

Black Swallowtail (1)
Cabbage White (100s)
Clouded Sulphur (14)
Orange Sulphur (36)
Great Spangled Fritillary (1)
Monarch (18)
Common Checkered-Skipper (3)

Hanover Hilltop Farm, Yorktown Heights, Westchester Co., NY (M Diederich)

October 8, 2010

Cabbage White (5)
Clouded Sulphur (15)
Orange Sulphur (10)
LITTLE YELLOW (~12)
American Copper (1)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (~35)
Pearl Crescent (3)
Eastern Comma (2)
American Lady (4)
Common Buckeye (4)
Monarch (1)

Mountainside Park, Essex Co., NJ (J Hanyak)

October 8, 2010

Cabbage White (1)
Clouded Sulphur (3)
Orange Sulphur (6)
Little Yellow (3)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (1)
Variegated Fritillary (1)
Question Mark (1)
Common Buckeye (5)
Common Checkered-Skipper (2)
Sachem (4)

Gateway Business Park, Columbia, Howard Co., MD (J Wilkinson)

October 7, 2010

Giant White (new Brazos County record)

my yard in Bryan, TX (R Wauer)

October 6, 2010

Zebra Swallowtail (1)
Black Swallowtail (13)
Palamedes Swallowtail (5)
Cloudless Sulphur (5)
Barred Yellow (1)
Gray Hairstreak (2)
Gulf Fritillary (3)
Variegated Fritillary (1)
Common Buckeye (11)
Georgia Satyr (1)
Queen (2)
Horace's Duskywing (2)
Zarucco Duskywing (1)
Fiery Skipper (3)
Meske's Skipper (6)
Tawny-edged Skipper (3)
Whirlabout (42)
Southern Broken-Dash (4)
Sachem (10)
Delaware Skipper (22)
Aaron's Skipper (15)
Palmetto Skipper (53)
Berry's Skipper (1)
Dusted Skipper (13)
Eufala Skipper (1)
Twin-spot Skipper (19)
Ocola Skipper (18)

Three Lakes Wildlife Management Area, FL (B & L Cooper, J DuBois)

October 4, 2010

Zilpa Longtail (1)(2nd time in my yard)

My yard, Hereford, AZ (R A Behrstock)

October 4, 2010

Black Swallowtail (1)(1st October record at PP)
Funereal Duskywing (1)(10th seen at PP this year)

Point Pelee NP, ON (Ontario Butterflies Google Group: A & R Hall)

October 4, 2010

Common Checkered-Skipper (6)

Along West Beach, Point Pelee NP, ON (Ontario Butterflies Google Group: many observers)

October 3, 2010

Cabbage White (abundant)
Eastern Comma 3
Milbert's Tortoiseshell (5)
American Lady (1)
Common Buckeye (1)
Monarch (8)
Silver-spotted Skipper (1)

Lehigh Gap Nature Center Carbon Co., PA (A Wolf)

October 3, 2010

Cabbage White (100s)
Clouded Sulphur (12)
Orange Sulphur (36)
Great Spangled Fritillary (1)
American Lady (1)
Monarch (1)
Common Checkered-Skipper (5) (Most I've ever seen in 1 location)

Hanover Hilltop Farm, Yorktown Heights, Westchester Co., NY (M Diederich)

October 3, 2010

Zebra Swallowtail (8)
Black Swallowtail (4)
Palamedes Swallowtail (3)
Cloudless Sulphur (16)
Little Yellow (1)
Sleepy Orange (1)
Gray Hairstreak (2)
Little Metalmark (2)
Gulf Fritillary (2)
Phaon Crescent (1)
Common Buckeye (2)
Queen (10)
Long-tailed Skipper (1)
Confused Cloudywing (1)
Horace's Duskywing (2)
Zarucco Duskywing (6)
Fiery Skipper (1)
Meske's Skipper (3)
Tawny-edged Skipper (20)
Whirlabout (20)
Southern Broken-Dash (9)
Sachem (4)
Delaware Skipper (10)
Palmetto Skipper (48)
Dusted Skipper (4)
Twin-spot Skipper (6)
Ocola Skipper (5)

Bull Creek WMA East Loop only, Osceola Co., FL (L & B Cooper)

October 2, 2010

Pipevine Swallowtail (57)
Giant Swallowtail (28)
Southern Dogface (62)
Large Orange Sulphur (3)
Dainty Sulphur (7)
Gray Hairstreak (3)
Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak (34)
Fatal Metalmark (21)
American Snout (16)
Theona Checkerspot (4)
Bordered Patch (4)
Tropical Buckeye (9) (including a mating pair)
White Peacock (5)
Tropical Leafwing (13)
Tawny Emperor (3)
Queen (14)
White-striped Longtail (5)
Coyote Cloudywing (1)
Golden-headed Scallopwing (1)
Sickle-winged Skipper (5)
White-Patched Skipper (1)
Erichson's White-Skipper (1) ( saw one previous weekend)
Laviana Skipper (2)
Common Sootywing (3)

Private ranch, San Isidro, Starr Co., TX (C Traylor)

October 2, 2010

Orange Sulphur (1)
Southern Dogface (2)
Sleepy Orange (1)
Little Yellow (14)
Red-banded Hairstreak (4)
Gray Hairstreak (4)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (9)
Pearl Crescent (6)
Phaon Crescent (20+)
Buckeye (20+)
Viceroy (20+)
Red-spotted Admiral (1)
Goatweed Leafwing (2)
Hackberry Emperor (3)
Tawny Emperor (4)
Monarch (9)
Common Checkered-Skipper (3)
Clouded Skipper (1)
Least Skipper (15)
Fiery Skipper (5)
Broad-winged Skipper (3)
Dun Skipper (1)

Bickham Dickson State Park, Shreveport, LA (C Marks)

October 2, 2010

Clouded Sulphur (1)
Orange Sulphur (10)
Cloudless Sulphur (6)
Little Yellow (3)
Dainty Sulphur (75)
Gray Hairstreak (30)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (40)
American Snout (1)
Gulf Fritillary (1)
Variegated Fritillary (1)
Phaon Crescent (20)
Pearl Crescent (75)
Question Mark (5)
Eastern Comma (3)
Red Admiral (8)
Common Buckeye (5)
Red-spotted Purple (10)
Viceroy (2)
Hackberry Emperor (1)
Carolina Satyr (1)
Monarch (1)
Common/White Checkered-Skipper (10)
Clouded Skipper (1)
Least Skipper (25)
Fiery Skipper (100)
Little Glassywing (2)

Northwestern Shelby Co., TN (B Jones)

October 2, 2010

Monarch (12)

Greenwich Audubon Center, Greenwich CT (M Diederich)

October 2, 2010

Black Swallowtail (1) (female)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (2)
Cabbage White (7)
Clouded Sulphur (1)
Orange Sulphur (3)
Sulphur sp. (1 white female)
Red-banded Hairstreak (1)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (2)
Variegated Fritillary (1)
Pearl Crescent (20
Common Buckeye (1)
Common Checkered-Skipper (2)
Sachem (28)

My garden and yard, Silver Spring, MD (E Raun)

October 1, 2010

Cloudless Sulphur (1)

Point Pelee NP, ON (Ontario Butterflies Google Group: D DiCaire)

October 1, 2010

Red-spotted Admiral (1)(non-banded form; new species for October at PP)

Point Pelee NP, ON (Ontario Butterflies Google Group: H T O'Neill)

October 1, 2010

Zebra Swallowtail (2)
Black Swallowtail (14)
Spicebush Swallowtail (2)
Palamedes Swallowtail (10)
Cloudless Sulphur (15)
Barred Yellow (10)
Sleepy Orange (1)
Gray Hairstreak (1)
Gulf Fritillary (3)
Phaon Crescent (8)
Pearl Crescent (1)
Common Buckeye (9)
White Peacock (5)
Viceroy (1)
Georgia Satyr (3)
Long-tailed Skipper (1)
Horace's Duskywing (1)
Zarucco Duskywing (1)
Swarthy Skipper (9)
Fiery Skipper (3)
Tawny-edged Skipper (4)
Whirlabout (18)
Southern Broken-Dash (2)
Sachem (1)
Arogos Skipper (1)
Delaware Skipper (12)
Palmetto Skipper (24)
Dusted Skipper (1)
Eufala Skipper (4)
Twin-spot Skipper (6)
Ocola Skipper (8)

Three Lakes Wildlife Management Area, Osceola Co., FL (B & L Cooper)

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