Recent Sightings

Recent Sightings December 2015

Painted Lady                                      Vanessa cardui                                 12/3/2015
Red Admiral                                       Vanessa atalanta                            12/4/2015
Common Buckeye                           Junonia coenia                                  12/5/2015
Black Swallowtail                              Papilio polyxenes                             12/5/2015
Tailed Orange Sulphur                   Phoebis neocrypris                          12/5/2015
Checkered White                             Pontia protodice                               12/5/2015
Clytie Ministreak Hairstreak         Ministrymon Clytie                          12/5/2015
Lantana Scrub-Hairstreak             Strymon bazochii                             12/5/2015
Blue Metalmark (F)                         Lasasia sula                                        12/5/2015
Gulf Fritillaries                                   Agraulis vanilla                                 12/5/2015
Mexican Fritillary                              Euptoieta hegesia                            12/5/2015
Two-Barred Flasher                         Astraptes fulgerator                       12/5/2015
Laviana White Skipper                   Heliopetes laviana                           12/5/2015
Clouded Skipper                               Lerema accius                                    12/5/2015
Silver Emperor                                   Doxocopa laure                                12/5/2015
Soldier                                                  Danaus eresimus                             12/5/2015
White-Striped Longtail                   Chioides catillus                                12/5/2015
Brown Longtail                                  Urbanus procne                                12/6/2015
Sickle-Winged Skipper                   Achlyodes thraso                             12/6/2015
Silver-Banded Hairstreak              Chlorostrymon simaethis              12/6/2015; 12/22/2015
Little Yellow Sulphur                       Eurema lisa                                         12/6/2015
Malachite                                            Siproeta stelenes                              12/11/2015
Tropical Leafwing                             Anaea aidea                                       12/11/2015
Pearly-Grey Hairstreak                   Siderus tephraeus                            12/13/2015; 12/23/2015
Black Hairstreak                                Ocaria ocrisia                                     12/13/2015
White Peacock                                  Anartia jatrophae                            12/14/2015
Mexican Bluewing                           Myscelia ethusa                                               12/15/2015
Whirlabout Skipper                         Polites vibex                                       12/15/2015
Blue Metalmark (F)                         Lasaia sula                                          12/15/2015
Red-Bordered Pixie                          Caria ino                                              12/16/2015
Lacey’s Scrub-Hairstreak               Strymon alea                                     12/17/2015
Ruddy Hairstreak                              Electrostrymon sangala                12/17/2015
Reakirt’s Blue                                     Hemiargus Isola                                12/17/2015
Cassius Blue                                        Leptotes cassius                                12/17/2015
Blue-studded Skipper                     Sostrata Nordica                              12/20/2015
Strophius Hairstreak                       Allosmaitia strophius                      12/22/2015
Telea Hairstreak                               Chlorostrymon telea                       12/22/2015
Common Mestra                              Mestra amymone                            12/23/2015
Guatemalan Cracker                       Hamadryas guatemalena             12/23/2015

Recent Sightings November 2015

Yucatan Skipper                                Oeonus pyste                                    11/6/2015
Mournful Duskwing                        Erynnis tristis                                      11/8/2015
White-Patched Skipper                 Chiomara asychis                             11/8/2015
Emerald Aguna                                 Aguna claxon                                    11/8/2015
Pearl Crescent                                    Phyciodes tharos                              11/8/2015
Mimosa Skipper                                Eurema nise                                       11/8/2015
Ruby-Spotted Swallowtail             Papilio anchisiades                          11/10/2015
Red-Bordered Pixie                          Caria ino                                              11/10/2015
Ruby-Spotted Swallowtail             Papilio anchisiades                          11/10/2015
Yellow-Tipped Flasher                    Astraptes anaphus                          11/11/2015
White Scrub Hairstreak                  Strymon acis bartrami                    11/11/2015
Texas Powdered Skipper              Systasea pulverulenta                   11/11/2015
Question Mark                                  Polygonia interrogationis              11/11/2015
Malachite                                            Siproeta stelenes                              11/11/2015
Red Rim                                               Biblis Hyperia                                     11/11/2015
(F) Blue Matalmark                         Lasasia sula                                        11/14/2015
Pavon Emperor                                 Doxocopa pavon                              11/14/2015
Marius Hairstreak                            Rekoa palegon                                  11/14/2015        
Brazilian Skipper                               Calpodes ethlius                               11/14/2015
Olive-Clouded Grass Skipper        Lerodea dysaules                             11/15/2015
Common Mestra                              Mestra amymone                            11/15/2015
Theona Checkerspot                       Chlosyne Theona                              11/15/2015
Aquamarine Hairstreak                 Oenomaus ortygnus                       11/16/2015
Green-Backed Ruby-Eyed Skipper              Perichares philetes           11/18/2015
Hammock Skipper                            Polygonus leo                                    11/19/2015
Falcate Skipper                                 Spathilepia clonius                           11/19/2015
Common Melwhite                          Melete lycimnia isandra                11/20/2015
Red-Crescent Scrub-Hairstreak                   Strymon rufofusca           11/20/2015
Polydamus Swallowtail                  Battus philenor                                 11/21/2015
American Snout                                Libytheana carinenta                     11/23/2015
Carolina Satyr                                    Hermeuptychia sosybius 11/23/2015
Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak              Strymon istapa                  11/23/2015
Lacey’s Scrub-Hairstreak               Strymon alea                     11/23/2015
Guava Skipper                                   Phocides Polybius            11/23/2015
Rounded Metalmark                      Calephelis perditalis        11/23/2015
Southern Dogface Sulphur           Colias cesonia                   11/23/2015
Little Yellow Sulphur                       Eurema lisa                         11/23/2015
Bordered Patch                                 Chlosyne lacinia                11/23/2015
Crimson Patch                                   Chlosyne janais                 11/23/2015
Phaon Crescent                                Phyciodes phaon              11/23/2015
Tawny Emperor                                Asterocampa clyton        11/23/2015
Hackberry Emperor                         Asterocampa celtis          11/23/2015
Empress Leilia                                    Asterocampa leilia           11/23/2015
Checkered White                             Pontia protodice               11/23/2015
Cloudless Sulphur                             Phoebis sennae                 11/23/2015

Recent Sightings September 2014

  • Violet-banded Skipper, Nyctelius nyctelius, spotted by Dr. Jeffrey Glassberg on 9/4/2014
  • White-Angled Sulphur, Anteos clorinde, spotted by Dr. Jeffrey Glassberg on 9/7/2014
  • Yellow-Angled Sulphur, spotted by Dr. Jeffrey Glassberg on 9/7/2014
  • Silver-banded Hairstreak, Chlorostrymon simaethis, spotted by Ignacio Lamas at the National Butterfly Center on 9/17/2014
  • Zebra Heliconian, Heliconius charithonia, spotted on 9/28/2014
  • Silver-banded Hairstreak, Chlorostrymon simaethis, spotted on 9/28/2014
  • Red-bordered Metalmark, Caria ino, spotted on 9/28/2014
  • Julia Heliconian, Dryas iulia, spotted on 9/28/2014
  • Celia’s Roadside Skipper, Amblyscirtes celia, spotted on 9/28/2014

Recent Sightings August 2014

  • Silver Emperor (female), Doxocopa laure, spotted by Kristine Rivera and photographed by Louie Rivera at the National Butterfly Center on 8/2/2014
  • White-Angled Sulphur, Anteos clorinde, spotted by Dan Jones at the National Butterfly Center on 8/3/2014
  • Red Rim, Biblis hyperia, spotted by Louie Rivera at the National Butterfly Center on 8/7/2014
  • Tailed Cercopian, Historis acheronta, spotted by Louie Rivera at the National Butterfly Center on 8/11/2014
  • Guava Skipper, Phocides polybius, spotted by Belinda Pena at the National Butterfly Center on 8/12/2014
  • Silver Emperor (Female,) Doxocopa laure, spotted by Louie Rivera at the National Butterfly Center on 8/14/2014
  • Broad-banded Swallowtail, Papilio astyalus, spotted by John Lamey at the National Butterfly Center on 8/13/2014
  • Silver Emperor (Female,) Doxocopa laure, spotted by Louie Rivera at the National Butterfly Center on 8/16/2014
  • Silver Emperor (Female,) Doxocopa laure, spotted by Louie Rivera at the National Butterfly Center on 8/17/2014
  • Banded Orange Heliconian, Dryadula phaetusa, spotted by Mike Rickard at the National Butterfly Center on 8/18/2014
  • Silver Emperor (Female,) Doxocopa laure, spotted by Louie Rivera at the National Butterfly Center on 8/19/2014
  • Red Rim, Biblis hyperia, spotted by Louie Rivera at the National Butterfly Center on 8/20/2014
  • Silver Emperor (Female,) Doxocopa laure, spotted by Joe Pinon at the National Butterfly Center on 8/20/2014
  • Julia Heliconian, Dryas iulia, spotted by Louie Rivera at the National Butterfly Center on 8/20/2014
  • Silver Emperor (Female,) Doxocopa laure, spotted by Marianna Trevino Wright at the National Butterfly Center on 8/20/2014
  • Red Rim, Biblis hyperia, spotted by Louie Rivera at the National Butterfly Center on 8/25/2014
  • Silver-banded Hairstreak, Chlorostrymon simaethis, spotted by Dan Jones at the National Butterfly Center on 8/31/2014
  • Turk’s-cap White-Skipper, Heliopetes macaira, spotted by Dan Jones at the National Butterfly Center on 8/31/2014
  • Mimosa Yellow, Eurema nise, spotted by Dan Jones at the National Butterfly Center on 8/31/2014

Recent Sightings July 2014

  • Silver Emperor (female), Doxocopa laure, spotted by Nick Wright at the National Butterfly Center on 7/3/2014
  • Two-barred Flasher, Astraptes fulgerator, spotted by Belinda Pena at the National Butterfly Center on 7/3/2014
  • Florida White, Appias drusilla, photographed by Louie Rivera at the National Butterfly Center on 7/7/2014
  • Brown–Banded Skipper, Timochares ruptifasciatus, photographed by Mike Rickard at the National Butterfly Center on 7/7/2014
  • Liris Skipper, Lerema liris, photographed by Mike Rickard at the National Butterfly Center on 7/7/2014
  • Ruddy Daggerwing, Marpesia petreus, photographed by Louie Rivera at the National Butterfly Center on 7/9/2014
  • White Scrub-Hairstreak, Strymon albata, photographed by Louie Rivera at the National Butterfly Center on 7/19/2014
  • Red Rim, Biblis hyperia, photographed by John Rosford at the National Butterfly Center on 7/19/2014
  • Malachite, Siproeta stelenes, photographed by John Rosford at the National Butterfly Center on 7/19/2014
  • Two-barred Flasher, Astraptes fulgerator, photographed by Louie Rivera at the National Butterfly Center on 7/19/2014
  • Silver Emperor (Male), Doxocopa laure, photographed by Dan Jones at the National Butterfly Center on 7/20/2014 *Note: Butterfly Count
  • Red Rim, Biblis hyperia, photographed by Kelly Walker at the National Butterfly Center on 7/20/2014 *Note: Butterfly Count
  • Malachite, Siproeta stelenes, photographed by Mike Rickard at the National Butterfly Center on 7/20/2014 *Note: Butterfly Count
  • Polydomas Swallowtail, Battus polydamas, spotted by Kelly Walker and photographed by Tripp Davenport at the National Butterfly Center on 7/20/2014 *Note: Butterfly Count
  • White Scrub-hairstreak, Strymon albata , photographed by Ginny Musgrave at the National Butterfly Center on 7/20/2014 *Note: Butterfly Count
  • Erato Heliconian, Heliconius erato, photographed by Louie Rivera at the National Butterfly Center on 7/20/2014 *Note: Butterfly Count
  • Ruddy Daggerwing, Marpesia petreus, photographed by Louie Rivera at the National Butterfly Center on 7/20/2014 *Note: Butterfly Count
  • Sickle – winged Skipper, Achlyodes thraso, photographed by Dan Jones at the National Butterfly Center on 7/20/2014 *Note: Butterfly Count
  • Potrillo Skipper, Cabares potrillo, photographed by Dan Jones at the National Butterfly Center on 7/20/2014 *Note: Butterfly Count
  • Julia Heliconian, Dryas iulia, photographed by Ginny Musgrave at the National Butterfly Center on 7/20/2014 *Note: Butterfly Count
  • Banded Peacock, Anartia fatima, photographed by Mike Rickard at the National Butterfly Center on 7/20/2014 *Note: Butterfly Count
  • Potrillo Skipper, Cabares potrillo, photographed by Jeffery Glassberg at the National Butterfly Center on 7/28/2014
  • Red Rim, Biblis hyperia, photographed by Jon Rosford at the National Butterfly Center on 7/29/2014
  • Silver Emperor (female), Doxocopa laure, photographed by Louie Rivera at the National Butterfly Center on 7/29/2014
Recent Sightings May & June 2014
  • Ruddy Daggerwing, Marpesia petreus, spotted by Mike Rickard at the National Butterfly Center on 5/27/14.
  • Mexican Fritillary, Euptoieta hegesia, photographed by Belinda Pena at the National Butterfly Center on 6/05/14.
  • Ornythion Swallowail, Papilio ornythion, photographed by Mike Ricakrd at the National Butterfly Center on 6/06/14.
  • Common-streaky Skipper, Celotes nessus, photographed by Mike Rickard at the National Butterfly Center on 6/06/14.
  • Silver Emperor, Doxocopa laure, photographed by Louie Rivera at the National Butterfly Center on 6/17/14.
  • Goatweed Leafwing, Anaea andria, photographed by John Rosford at the National Butterfly Center on 6/17/14.
  • Two-barred Flasher, Astraptes fulgerator, photographed by Dan Jones at the National Butterfly Center on 6/17/14.
  • Soldier, Danaus eresimus, photographed by Dan Jones at the National Butterfly Center on 6/17/14.
  • Question Mark, Polygonia interrogationis, photographed by Louie Rivera at the National Butterfly Center on 6/18/14.
  • Zebra Heliconian, Heliconius charithonia, photographed by Mike Rickard at the National Butterfly Center on 6/18/14.
  • Silver Emperor, Doxocopa laure, photographed by Louie Rivera at the National Butterfly Center on 6/20/14.
  • Guava Skipper, Phocides polybius, photographed by Dan Jones at the National Butterfly Center on 6/27/14.
  • Two-barred Flasher, Astraptes fulgerator, photographed by Dan Jones at the National Butterfly Center on 6/27/14.
  • Desert Checkered-Skipper, Pyrgus philetas, photographed by Dan Jones at the National Butterfly Center on 6/27/14.
  • Texas Powdered-skipper, Systasea pulverulenta, photographed by Dan Jones at the National Butterfly Center on 6/27/14.
  • Question Mark, Polygonia interrogationis, photographed by Dan Jones at the National Butterfly Center on 6/27/14.
  • Julia Heliconian, Dryas iulia, photographed by Louie Rivera at the National Butterfly Center on 5/14/2014
  • Florida Purplewing, Eunica tatila, photographed by Louie Rivera at the National Butterfly Center on 5/6/2014
  • Florida Purplewing, Eunica tatila, photographed by Louie Rivera at the National Butterfly Center on 4/28/2014
  • Ornythion Swallowtail, Papilio ornythion, photographed by Louie Rivera at the National Butterfly Center on 4/22/2014
  • Texas Powdered-Skipper, Systasea pulverulenta, photographed by Marianna Trevino-Wright at the National Butterfly Center on 4/18/2014
  • Viceroy, Limenitis archippus, photographed by Ginny Musgrave at the National Butterfly Center on 4/11/2014
  • Two-barred Flasher, Astraptes fulgerator, photographed by Jeffery Glassberg at the National Butterfly Center on 3/28/2014
  • White Angled-Sulphur, Anteos clorinde, photographed by Mike Rickard at the National Butterfly Center on 3/27/2014
  • Cobalt Longtail, Urbanus esmeraldus, photographed by Chris Tenney at the National Butterfly Center on 3/20/2014
  • Mourning Cloak, Nymphalis antiopa, photographed by Martin Reid at the National Butterfly Center on 2/23/2014
  • Clench's Greenstreak, Cyanophrys miserabilis, photographed by Mike Rickard at the National Butterfly Center on 1/8/2014
  • Mexican Silverspot, Dione moneta, spotted by Shane Patterson at the National Butterfly Center on 12/23/2013
  • Tiger Mimic-Queen, Lycorea cleobaea, spotted by Shane Patterson at the National Butterfly Center on 12/23/2013
  • Malachite, Siproeta stelenes, spotted at the National Butterfly Center on 12/19/2013
  • Blomfild's Beauty, Smyrna blomfildia, photographed by Louie Rivera at the National Butterfly Center on 12/16/2013
  • West Coast Lady, Vanessa annabella, photographed by Lorna Graham at the National Butterfly Center on 12/15/2013
  • Gemmed Satyr, Cyllopsis gemma, photographed by Tom Gagnon at the National Butterfly Center on 11/13/2013
  • Zilpa Longtail, Chioides zilpa, spotted at the National Butterfly on 11/12/1013
  • Clench's Greenstreak, Cyanophrys miserabilis, spotted by Kelly Walker at the National Butterfly Center on 11/10/2013
  • Ocola Skipper, Panoquina ocola, spotted at the National Butterfly Center on 11/10/2013
  • Zebra Cross-streak, Panthiades bathildis, spotted by Belinda Pena at the National Butterfly Center on 11/6/2013 – Note: Was seen every day from 11/6 thru 11/10
  • Falcate Skipper, Spathilepia clonius, spotted by Dan Jones at the National Butterfly Center on 10/21/2013
  • Acacia Skipper, Cogia hippalus, spotted by Dan Jones at the National Butterfly Center on 10/21/2013
  • Silver-banded Hairstreak, Chlorostrymon simaethis, spotted by Dan Jones at the National Butterfly Center on 10/21/2013
  • Zilpa Longtail, Chioides zilpa, photographed by Louie Rivera at the National Butterfly Center on 10/20/2013
  • Violet-banded Skipper, Nyctelius nyctelius, spotted at the National Butterfly Center on 10/20/2013
  • Gold-spotted Aguna, Aguna asander, spotted by Tom Bentley at the National Butterfly Center on 10/18/2013
  • Glaucous Cracker, Hamadryas glauconome, photographed by John Rosford at the National Butterfly Center on 8/25/25 – Note: Park record
  • Tailed Cecropian, Historis acheronta, spotted at the National Butterfly Center on 8/23/2013
  • Many-banded Daggerwing, Marpesia petreus, spotted by Bob Harden at the National Butterfly Center on 8/21/2013
  • Guatemalan Cracker, Hamadryas guatemalena, spotted at the National Butterfly Center on 8/4/2013
  • Dingy Purplewing, Eunica monima, spotted at the National Butterfly Center on 8/4/2013
  • Many-banded Daggerwing, Marpesia petreus, spotted by Robin Zurovec at the National Butterfly Center on 7/17/2013
  • Ruddy Daggerwing, Marpesia petreus, spotted by Robin Zurovec at the National Butterfly Center on 7/17/2013
  • Two-barred Flasher, Astraptes fulgerator, spotted at the National Butterfly Center on 3/29/2013
  • Falcate Orangetip, Anthocharis midea, spotted at the National Butterfly Center on 3/12/2013
Zebra-striped Hairstreak, Panthiades bathildis, first seen by Jaime Villarreal at the National Butterfly Center on 12/15/12.
Pearly-gray Hairstreak, Strephonota tephraeus, first seen by Mike Rickard at the National Butterfly Center on 12/14/12.
Curve-winged Metalmark, Emesis emesia, photographed at the National Butterfly Center by Mike Rickard, 12/14/12.
Pavon Emperor, Doxocopa pavon, photographed at the National Butterfly Center by Mike Rickard, 12/2/12.
Rusty-tipped Page, Siproeta epaphus, photographed at the National Butterfly Center by Dave Hansen, 11/30/12.
Silver Emperor, Doxocopa laure, photographed at the National Butterfly Center by Linda Cooper, 11/21/12.
Blue-eyed Sailor, Dynamine dyonis, photographed at the National Butterfly Center by Linda Cooper, 11/12/12.
Isabella's' Heliconian, Eueides isabella, photographed at the National Butterfly Center by Linda Cooper, 11/11/12.
Guatemalan Cracker, Hamadryas guatemalena, photographed at the National Butterfly Center by Bill Supulski and Dorothy Lamolinara, 10/10/12.
Mourning Cloak, Nymphalis antiopa, photographed at the National Butterfly Center by Bill Supulski and Dorothy Lamolinara, 10/4/12.
Malachite, Siproeta stelenes, photogrphed at the National Butterfly Center by Tom Harden, 9/18/12.
Orion Cecropion, Historis odius, photographed at the National Butterfly Center by Bill Supulski and Dorothy Lamolinara, 9/09/12.

Posted 9/11/12
BUTTERFLY:
Orion Cecropian, Historis Odius

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Blackburnian Warbler
Northern Waterthrush Warbler
American Redstart Warbler
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