What’s Flying

July 1, 2011 (Annual Fort Davis Butterfly Count)

10 species, 65 individuals

Swallowtails
Pipevine Swallowtail (Battus philenor)  [1]

Whites & Sulphurs
Checkered White (Pontia protodice) [1]

Hairstreaks
Gray Hairstreak (Strymon melinus) [1]

Blues
Marine Blue (Leptotes marina) [22]
Ceraunus Blue (Hemiargus ceraunus) [5]
Reakirt’s Blue (Hemiargus isola) [20]
Acmon Blue (Plebejus acmon) [2]

Milkweed Butterflies
Queen (Danaus gilippus) [2]

Spreadwing Skippers
Acacia Skipper (Cogia hippalus) [1]

Grass-Skippers
Bronze Roadside-Skipper (Amblyscirtes aenus) [1]

August 22, 2010

32 species, 228 individuals]

Swallowtails

Pipevine Swallowtail (Battus philenor)
Black Swallowtail (Papilio polyxenes)

Whites and Sulphurs
Checkered White (Pontia protodice)
Orange Sulphur (Colias eurytheme)
Southern Dogface (Colias [Zerene] cesonia)
Sleepy Orange (Eurema nicippe)
Dainty Sulphur (Nathalis iole)

Hairstreaks
Juniper Hairstreak (Callophrys gryneus)
Gray Hairstreak (Strymon melinus)

Blues
Reakirt’s Blue (Hemiargus isola)
Western Pygmy-Blue (Brephidium exile)
Marine Blue (Leptotes marina)

Fritillaries
Variegated Fritillary (Euptoieta claudia)

Checkerspots & Crescents
Bordered Patch (Chlosyne lacinia)
Theona Checkerspot (Chlosyne theona)

True Brushfoots
Question Mark (Polygonia interrogationis)
American Lady (Vanessa virginiensis)
Painted Lady (Vanessa cardui)
Common Buckeye (Junonia coenia)

Emperors
Tawny Emperor (Asterocampa clyton)

Satyrs
Red Satyr (Megisto rubricata)
Canyonland Satyr (Cyllopsis pertepida)

Monarchs
Queen (Danaus gilippus)

Spread-wing Skippers
Zilpa Longtail (Chioides zilpa)
Mournful Duskywing (Erynnis tristis)
Common Checkered-skipper (Pyrgus communis)

Grass-Skippers
Orange Skipperling (Copaeodes aurantiacus)
Pahaska Skipper (Hesperia pahaska)
Fiery Skipper (Hylephila phyleus)
Sachem (Atalopedes campestris)
Bronze Roadside-Skipper (Amblyscirtes aenus)
Dotted Roadside-Skipper (Amblyscirtes eos)

July 30, 2010

Swallowtails
Black Swallowtail (Papilio polyxenes)

Whites and Sulphurs
Checkered White (Pontia protodice)
Orange Sulphur (Colias eurytheme)
Southern Dogface (Colias [Zerene] cesonia)
Sleepy Orange (Eurema nicippe)
Dainty Sulphur (Nathalis iole)

Hairstreaks
Gray Hairstreak (Strymon melinus)

Blues
Reakirt’s Blue (Hemiargus isola)
Marine Blue (Leptotes marina)

Fritillaries
Gulf Fritillary (Argraulis vanillae)
Variegated Fritillary (Euptoieta claudia)

Checkerspots & Crescents
Bordered Patch (Chlosyne lacinia)

Satyrs
Red Satyr (Megisto rubricata)

Monarchs
Queen (Danaus gilippus)

Spread-wing Skippers
Common Checkered-skipper (Pyrgus communis)

Grass-Skippers
Orange Skipperling (Copaeodes aurantiacus)
Pahaska Skipper (Hesperia pahaska)
Delaware Skipper (Anatrytone logan)

Giant-Skippers
Ursine Giant-Skipper (Megathymus ursus)

July 4, 2010

Swallowtails
Pipevine Swallowtail (Battus philenor)
Black Swallowtail (Papilio polyxenes)

Whites and Sulphurs
Checkered White (Pontia protodice)
Orange Sulphur (Colias eurytheme)
Southern Dogface (Colias [Zerene] cesonia)
Sleepy Orange (Eurema nicippe)
Dainty Sulphur (Nathalis iole)

Hairstreaks
Gray Hairstreak (Strymon melinus)

Blues
Reakirt’s Blue (Hemiargus isola)

Fritillaries
Variegated Fritillary (Euptoieta claudia)

True Brushfoots
Mourning Cloak (Nymphalis antiopa)
American Lady (Vanessa virginiensis)
Painted Lady (Vanessa cardui)
Common Buckeye (Junonia coenia)

Satyrs
Red Satyr (Megisto rubricata)

Spread-Wing Skippers
Northern Cloudywing (Thorybes pylades)
Mournful Duskywing (Erynnis tristis)
Common Checkered-skipper (Pyrgus communis)

Grass Skippers
Bronze Roadside-skipper (Amblyscirtes aenus)

May 8, 2010

Whites and Sulphurs
Checkered White (Pontia protodice)
Sleepy Orange (Eurema nicippe)
Dainty Sulphur (Nathalis iole)

Hairstreaks
Gray Hairstreak (Strymon melinus)
Juniper Hairstreak “Olive” (Callophrys gryneus)

Blues
Reakirt’s Blue (Hemiargus isola)

Sisters
Arizona Sister (Adelpha bredowii)

Satyrs
Red Satyr (Megisto rubricata)

Spread-Wing Skippers
Northern Cloudywing (Thorybes pylades)

Grass Skippers
Orange Skipperling (Copaeodes aurantiaca)
Pahaska Skipper (Hesperia pahaska)
Uncas Skipper (Hesperia uncas)
White-barred Skipper (Atrytonopsis pittacus)
Sheep Skipper (Atrytonopsis edwardsii)
Slaty Roadside-Skipper (Amblyscirtes nereus)