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30 Sep 9/30/16 Butterflies-Kurten, TX [Shirley Wilkerson ]
29 Sep Brazilian Skippers - Austin, TX [James Giroux ]
28 Sep Malachite at Utopia + low-end stuff [Mitch Heindel ]
27 Sep Big Bend Report 9/22 - 9/25 [James Giroux ]
17 Sep Re: Moth ID help needed [Mike Rickard ]
17 Sep Moth ID help needed [Shirley Wilkerson ]
16 Sep Black Witch Moth, Kurten, Brazos County [Shirley Wilkerson ]
15 Sep September 26, 2016 Austin Butterfly Forum Meeting and Other Butterfly Events in Texas [ABF Announce ]
14 Sep 'Monarch wrangler' Laura Bush - was in Austin yesterday promoting monarch conservation - Sept 13 [Mike Quinn ]
13 Sep am looking for any snout movements in the immediate Austin area [Mike Quinn ]
9 Sep Snout stream on FM 473 out of Comfort [Shirley Wilkerson ]
8 Sep Snouts - Del Rio, Val Verde Co. ["Robert A. Behrstock, Naturewide Images" ]
8 Sep Re: Snout butterfly outbreak - Medina, Boerne, & San Antonio [Mitch Heindel ]
7 Sep Snout butterfly outbreak - Medina, Boerne, & San Antonio [Mike Quinn ]
1 Sep Re: Boca Chica, we have a problem? [Brush Freeman ]
1 Sep Re: Boca Chica, we have a problem? [Mike Quinn ]
1 Sep Re: Boca Chica, we have a problem? [Brush Freeman ]
1 Sep Re: Boca Chica, we have a problem? [Michael Marsden ]
1 Sep Boca Chica, we have a problem? [Mike Quinn ]
23 Aug new life history, flying Falcon Heights [Berry Nall ]
20 Aug Butterfly Article [Mary Beth Stowe ]
13 Aug National Butterfly Center, Mission [Mary Beth Stowe ]
12 Aug Texas Firefly starter ID page [Mike Quinn ]
11 Aug Mesquite Cut Worm outbreak roughly from Waco to Abilene [Mike Quinn ]
10 Aug August 22, 2016 Austin Butterfly Forum Meeting: 'Pollination' presented by Valerie Bugh [ABF Announce ]
8 Aug Comanche County Butterflies 8-2-2016 [Shirley Wilkerson ]
28 Jul Rio Brazos NABA Count [Shirley Wilkerson ]
28 Jul Brazos County - North American Butterfly Count results - July 16 [Shirley Wilkerson ]
28 Jul Butterflies Kurten 7-26-16 [Shirley Wilkerson ]
28 Jul Fwd: Brazos County Butterfly Count results [Shirley Wilkerson ]
27 Jul Brazos County Butterfly Count results [Shirley Wilkerson ]
26 Jul Re: Celia's Roadside-Skipper? [Shirley Wilkerson ]
26 Jul Re: Celia's Roadside-Skipper? [Nick Grishin ]
26 Jul Re: Celia's Roadside-Skipper? more photos [Shirley Wilkerson ]
26 Jul Celia's Roadside-Skipper? [Shirley Wilkerson ]
19 Jul NABA Butterfly count, Santa Ana NWR, 7/16/16 [Dan Jones ]
16 Jul Weslaco Butterfly Count - Estero Llano Portion [Mary Beth Stowe ]
16 Jul Two-barred Flasher [Eric Finkelstein ]
14 Jul July 25, 2016 Austin Butterfly Forum Meeting [ABF Announce ]
13 Jul Austin Butterfly Count results [Shirley Wilkerson ]
9 Jul Erato Heliconian Still at Bentsen [Mary Beth Stowe ]
8 Jul Help collecting Pieris rapae from Texas [Sean Ryan ]
6 Jul RGV 4th of July Butterfly Counts [Javier de Leon ]
6 Jul Two Erato Heliconians at Bentsen, 7/5/16 [Dan Jones ]
5 Jul White M in Kurten, Brazos County [Shirley Wilkerson ]
5 Jul LRGV Butterfly Checklist [Mary Beth Stowe ]
3 Jul Bentsen and the National Butterfly Center [Mary Beth Stowe ]
1 Jul Re: ID confirmation-Mimosa Yellow in Kurten? [Shirley Wilkerson ]
30 Jun Re: Mimosa Yellows [Mike Rickard ]
30 Jun Re: Mimosa Yellows [Berry Nall ]
30 Jun ID confirmation-Mimosa Yellow in Kurten? [Shirley Wilkerson ]
29 Jun Re: RFI-Tropical Buckeye ID [Nick Grishin ]
29 Jun RFI-Tropical Buckeye ID [Joseph Miller ]
27 Jun Blue-eyed Sailor at Santa Ana NWR, 6/27/16 [Dan Jones ]
15 Jun Austin Butterfly Forum Annual Butterfly Count on Saturday, June 25, 2016 and Monthly Meeting on Monday, June 27, 2016 [ABF Announce ]
6 Jun Dark Kite-Swallowtail at Old Hildalgo Pumphouse, 6/5/16 [Dan Jones ]
31 May Santa Ana NWR, 5/31/16 [Dan Jones ]
26 May Resaca de la Palma, 5/26/16 [Dan Jones ]
20 May last 12 months were the 2nd wettest May-April period since 1895 for TX [Mike Quinn ]
17 May Edinburg Scenic Wetlands Tuesday Butterfly Walk 5/17/16 [Javier Gonzalez ]
14 May Crimson Patch egg laying frenzy at NBC, 5/12/16 [Dan Jones ]
11 May May 23, 2016 Austin Butterfly Forum Meeting [ABF Announce ]
29 Apr Elm Sawfly larvae common in Austin but locally? *Abundant* in Denton Co. [Mike Quinn ]
28 Apr Butterfly Walks at Edinburg Scenic Wetlands [Javier Gonzalez ]
14 Apr Seabrooke Leckie's Speaking, Walking and Blacklighting ABF Events - April 23-26 [Mike Quinn ]
13 Apr AUSTIN BUTTERFLY FORUM APRIL 25 MEETING AND MAY 7 WORKSHOP [ABF Announce ]
8 Apr Banded Patch at National Butterfly Center, 4/8/16 [Dan Jones ]
8 Apr US Record Skipper in Bentsen SP [Mike Rickard ]
8 Apr Plebeian Sphinx Moth? [Shirley Wilkerson ]
6 Apr Re: interesting blog/paper on the *rapid* rise of citizen science related publications... ["Robert J. \"Bob\" Nuelle, Jr." ]
5 Apr interesting blog/paper on the *rapid* rise of citizen science related publications... [Mike Quinn ]
16 Mar Fwd: AUSTIN BUTTERFLY FORUM MEETINGS AND PROGRAMS IN MARCH AND APRIL [ABF Announce ]
6 Mar Duskywing Question [Anthony Hewetson ]
4 Mar 2016 Entoblitz will be in Medina Co. (CenTex) - April 22-24 [Mike Quinn ]
2 Mar National Butterfly Center, 3/2/16 [Dan Jones ]
27 Feb Estero Butterfly Walk, Fri Feb 26, 2016 [Rick Snider ]

Subject: 9/30/16 Butterflies-Kurten, TX
From: Shirley Wilkerson <shirley.wilkerson AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 30 Sep 2016 12:22:49 -0500
Little Yellow 2
Dainty Sulphur 2
Queen 10+
Celia's Roadside-Skipper 1
Cloudless Sulphur 7
Large Orange Sulphur 1
Cloudless Skipper 6
Fiery Skipper 3
Horace's Duskywing 1
Pipevine Swallowtail 1
Eufala Skipper 5
Dun Skipper 3
Common Buckeye 1
Hackberry Emperor 1
Gulf Fritillary 7
Pearl Crescent 2
Dusky-blue Groundstreak


yesterday (9/29), Brazilian Skipper (also had them earlier,  on 8/06, 8/10,
8/20)

Shirley Wilkerson, Kurten
Brazos County

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Subject: Brazilian Skippers - Austin, TX
From: James Giroux <jamesagiroux AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 29 Sep 2016 16:01:25 -0500
Yesterday, I had 2 Brazilian Skippers nectaring on Turk's Cap near my house in 
south Austin. I was hoping they would still be around today, but they seem to 
have moved on. 


James Giroux
Austin, TX

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Subject: Malachite at Utopia + low-end stuff
From: Mitch Heindel <mitch AT UTOPIANATURE.COM>
Date: Wed, 28 Sep 2016 07:34:21 -0700
Hi all,

There was a Malachite last Friday Sept. 23 at Utopia Park at
the north end of the woods at the north end of the park.
ID photos of ventral while perched were obtained.  It was
missing fair chunks of the hindwing.  What a beauty anyway.

Otherwise it is slow with a great fall flower bloom and very
few butterflies so far besides Snouts which have thankfully
passed for the most part.  There have been a couple Laviana
(skipper), one Soldier, an Orange-barred Sulphur, no Zebra.
A couple Monarch were in yard yesterday, on the heels of the
front as usual in Sept.

Vine Sphinx at porch light the other night.  A Sphinx cat I
photo'd appeared to be eating Ludwigia.  Actually what appeared
two different species of sphinx cats were on it, but with
variation, not sure.  A nice Neoclytus Cerambycid was on screen
door the other night (ph.).

On Sept. 11 I had 6 species of Swallowtail locally: Pipevine,
Black, Two-tailed, E. Tiger, Spicebush, and Giant.

Mitch Heindel
Utopia

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Subject: Big Bend Report 9/22 - 9/25
From: James Giroux <jamesagiroux AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 23:05:33 -0500




Subject: Re: Moth ID help needed
From: Mike Rickard <mikearickard AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 17 Sep 2016 23:17:28 -0500
Shirley
Yes, Carolina and Rustic Sphinxes.  Have had both at my yard light in the
past week.
Mike Rickard
Mission

On Sat, Sep 17, 2016 at 11:08 PM, Shirley Wilkerson <
shirley.wilkerson AT gmail.com> wrote:

> I believe the first two here
>
>
> http://www.bluemelon.com/caramia/moths#page-0
>
>  are:
>
> Carolina Sphinx
> Rustic Sphinx
>
> Any help appreciated.
>
> Thanks,
> Shirley Wilkerson
> Bryan
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Subject: Moth ID help needed
From: Shirley Wilkerson <shirley.wilkerson AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 17 Sep 2016 23:08:37 -0500
I believe the first two here


http://www.bluemelon.com/caramia/moths#page-0

 are:

Carolina Sphinx
Rustic Sphinx

Any help appreciated.

Thanks,
Shirley Wilkerson
Bryan

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Subject: Black Witch Moth, Kurten, Brazos County
From: Shirley Wilkerson <shirley.wilkerson AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 16 Sep 2016 11:24:09 -0500
Black Witch Moth, Kurten, Brazos County

2 photos here:

http://www.bluemelon.com/caramia/moths#page-0

Husband saw flying around yard at sunrise - it then came to rest under the
porch, where it remains now.

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Subject: September 26, 2016 Austin Butterfly Forum Meeting and Other Butterfly Events in Texas
From: ABF Announce <abfannounce AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 15 Sep 2016 19:50:07 -0500
*Austin Butterfly Forum Meeting *

**Monday, September 26, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. Zilker Botanical Garden Center*

*Aquatic Invertebrates of Central Texas,* *Presented by Pete Diaz*

Pete Diaz is an Aquatic Biologist and Invertebrate Specialist with the
Texas Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office.

Peter graduated from Texas State University with a B.S. in Aquatic Biology
and in 2010 with an M.S. in Aquatic Resources.  Peter’s master’s thesis was
on habitat associations and diet of the listed San Marcos salamander, which
has recently been published in Aquatic Conservation:  Marine and Freshwater
Ecosystems.  Since then he has been working at the Texas Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Office in San Marcos Texas, with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife
Service.  His body of work includes aquatic invertebrates in spring and
stream ecosystems.
------------------------------

*Butterfly Festivals in Texas – October and November, 2016*

* *October 22, 2016, 10 AM to 2 PM*
*  Monarch Butterfly and Pollinator Festival – San Antonio, TX*

Pearl Brewery




*303 Pearl Parkway San Antonio   *

*From the Texas Butterfly Ranch website:*

*”*Join us Saturday, October 22 during peak Monarch butterfly migration
week as we celebrate San Antonio's unique place in the storied Monarch
butterfly migration--right in the middle of the flyway. Events are FREE and
open to the public.” For more information, please visit the Texas Butterfly
Ranch website .


** October 29 - November 2, 2016 Texas Butterfly Festival - Mission, TX*

*From the National Butterfly Center website:*

“The National Butterfly Center  is
honored to host the 21st Annual Texas Butterfly Festival.  Our goal is to
provide attendees a fulfilling and rewarding experience. From October 29 -
November 1, 2016, registrants will spend 3 days exploring renowned public
lands and private properties with world-class trip leaders. The Festival is
taking place during prime butterfly season, when you may reasonably expect
to see more than 60 species in a day.”



For more information about this year’s Texas Butterfly Festival, please
visit their website: http://www.texasbutterflyfestival.com/



For information about membership and upcoming programs of the Austin
Butterfly Forum, please visit our website: http://www.austinbutterflies.org/

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Subject: 'Monarch wrangler' Laura Bush - was in Austin yesterday promoting monarch conservation - Sept 13
From: Mike Quinn <entomike AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 14 Sep 2016 14:43:04 -0500
'Monarch wrangler' Laura Bush touts Texas efforts to save iconic butterfly
By Tom Benning Follow  AT tombenning 
tbenning AT dallasnews.com

Austin Bureau
Published: 13 September 2016 01:19 PM

AUSTIN — To the lengthy list of titles bestowed upon former first lady
Laura Bush, now add "monarch wrangler." The butterfly, that is.

Bush — long a champion of conservation efforts — heralded that decidedly
Texan honor on Tuesday as she touted a growing statewide partnership to
preserve the migratory habitat of the increasingly threatened monarch
butterfly

 

.

The former first lady appeared at a corporate park in Austin to celebrate
work by a defense contractor there to spruce up the campus with native
Texas plants and other features that help the insect. That's been a focus
of Texan by Nature, a group founded by Bush.

And Bush said it's important for all Texans — at work or at home — to do
what they can to support the butterfly and its kindred.

"These butterflies and their fellow pollinators, like bumblebees and
hummingbirds, are not just lovely to look at," she said. "They are
absolutely essential for all Texas inhabitants, wildlife and citizens
alike."
full text:

http://www.dallasnews.com/news/state/headlines/20160913-monarch-wrangler-laura-bush-touts-texas-efforts-to-save-iconic-butterfly.ece 

Or: http://bit.ly/2cVVAdE


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Mike Quinn, Austin
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Subject: am looking for any snout movements in the immediate Austin area
From: Mike Quinn <entomike AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 13 Sep 2016 13:10:16 -0500
Hola,

If anyone is currently seeing snout butterflies in the immediate Austin
area, please contact me as some media wants to film a story on them
tomorrow, Wed. Sept 14.

here's my updated snout page: http://texasento.net/snout.htm

Monika Maeckle did a nice snout blog here: http://bit.ly/2c8ARlT

Thanks!

Mike Quinn, Austin
512-577-0250 - cell
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Subject: Snout stream on FM 473 out of Comfort
From: Shirley Wilkerson <shirley.wilkerson AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 9 Sep 2016 14:38:35 -0500
Leaving Comfort , just hit a big funnel of them streaming across FM 473
where it makes the right turn to Sisterdale.

Shirley Wilkerson
Bryan

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Subject: Snouts - Del Rio, Val Verde Co.
From: "Robert A. Behrstock, Naturewide Images" <rbehrstock AT COX.NET>
Date: Thu, 8 Sep 2016 15:42:29 -0700
Dear Lepsters,

I was in Del Rio (sorry Eric- hurried) the afternoon of Sept. 6. At the first 
stop light we paused at, Snouts were crossing our windshield (Route 90) every 3 
- 5 seconds. Sometimes multiples at a time. When we stopped a few blocks later, 
I watched the parade for a few minutes. Snouts were thinly spread in all 
directions. Again, every 3- 5 seconds one flew close to me, but that was just 
in an arc of a few degrees and they were all around me and as far out in any 
direction as I could focus my binoculars. Pretty impressive. 


Best,
Bob Behrstock



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Subject: Re: Snout butterfly outbreak - Medina, Boerne, & San Antonio
From: Mitch Heindel <mitch AT UTOPIANATURE.COM>
Date: Thu, 8 Sep 2016 07:12:52 -0700
Hi all,

The last three days (Sept 5-7) there have been what must
be millions of Snout flying ENE generally at Utopia.
Too early to tell but looks to be continuing today.

Mitch
Utopia

On 2016-09-07 16:09, Mike Quinn wrote:
> Snouts are on the wing...
> 
> Snout butterfly info page:
> http://texasento.net/snout.htm [1]
> 
> Mike Quinn, Austin
> ________________
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> http://texasento.net [2]
> 
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: DAVID HENDRICK
> 
> I am sending this to report a large migration of America  snout nose
> butterflies  in Medina Texas. We started seeing a few 2 days ago.
> Yesterday September 5th 2016 we witnessed thousands of them moving
> West to East through Rocky Point Retreat. We are located 5 miles north
> of Medina on highway 16 N.
> 
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: RIDLON KIPHART
> 
> We are seeing tons of snouts.
> 
> Boerne, TX
> 
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: LEIGH STARLIN
> Date: Mon, Sep 5, 2016 at 9:08 PM
> 
> Thousands coming through San Antonio this afternoon. A neighbor said
> they are this species.

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Subject: Snout butterfly outbreak - Medina, Boerne, & San Antonio
From: Mike Quinn <entomike AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 7 Sep 2016 18:09:26 -0500
Snouts are on the wing...

Snout butterfly info page:
http://texasento.net/snout.htm

Mike Quinn, Austin
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---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: david hendrick

I am sending this to report a large migration of America  snout nose
butterflies  in Medina Texas. We started seeing a few 2 days ago. Yesterday
September 5th 2016 we witnessed thousands of them moving West to East
through Rocky Point Retreat. We are located 5 miles north of Medina on
highway 16 N.


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Ridlon Kiphart

We are seeing tons of snouts.

Boerne, TX


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Leigh Starlin
Date: Mon, Sep 5, 2016 at 9:08 PM

Thousands coming through San Antonio this afternoon. A neighbor said they
are this species.

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Subject: Re: Boca Chica, we have a problem?
From: Brush Freeman <brushfreeman AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 1 Sep 2016 18:20:45 -0500
I don't either, but it will get nowhere without significant private funding
to NGOs. There are in the bigger picture too many other projects and
species to save.  We can't even get Black Skimmer on a SOC in Texas or
Diamond-backed Terrapin on the endangered list

On Thursday, September 1, 2016, Mike Quinn  wrote:

> I would actually be happy with some "high end study" as I suspect the
> species' range is actually larger than what's know. I just don't like the
> idea that no one seems to care... Mike
>
>
> On Thu, Sep 1, 2016 at 4:40 PM, Brush Freeman  > wrote:
>
>> Yep.  After about of decade of high end study and by then a small
>> maybe....by then the place will be 10 years into even more development
>> There are many, many, many " flea beetles " in Texas and the U.S.  Just the
>> number of endangered plants alone is saddening
>>
>>
>> On Thursday, September 1, 2016, Michael Marsden > > wrote:
>>
>>> Then surely it is a candidate for listing under Section 4 of the
>>> Endangered Species Act of 1973 on the ground of "the present or threatened
>>> destruction, modification or curtailment of its habitat or range"?!
>>>
>>> Michael Marsden
>>>
>>> On Thu, Sep 1, 2016 at 3:50 PM, Mike Quinn  wrote:
>>>
>>>> SpaceX launch test at Cape Canaveral, Florida, Sep 1, 2016.
>>>> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qBSBonZjM4
>>>>
>>>> NYTimes: SpaceX Rocket Explodes at Launchpad in Cape Canaveral
>>>> http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/02/science/spacex-rocket-explosion.html
>>>>
>>>> Note, the future SpaceX Boca Chica launch pad sits square on top of the
>>>> only know location of
>>>>
>>>> Boca Chica Flea Beetle - Chaetocnema rileyi R. White
>>>> http://bugguide.net/node/view/257695
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Mike Quinn, Austin
>>>> ________________
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>>>> http://texasento.net
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>> Brush Freeman
>> Biospatialservices.com
>> 
>> Utley & Cedar Park, Texas
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Subject: Re: Boca Chica, we have a problem?
From: Mike Quinn <entomike AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 1 Sep 2016 18:08:53 -0500
I would actually be happy with some "high end study" as I suspect the
species' range is actually larger than what's know. I just don't like the
idea that no one seems to care... Mike


On Thu, Sep 1, 2016 at 4:40 PM, Brush Freeman 
wrote:

> Yep.  After about of decade of high end study and by then a small
> maybe....by then the place will be 10 years into even more development
> There are many, many, many " flea beetles " in Texas and the U.S.  Just the
> number of endangered plants alone is saddening
>
>
> On Thursday, September 1, 2016, Michael Marsden 
> wrote:
>
>> Then surely it is a candidate for listing under Section 4 of the
>> Endangered Species Act of 1973 on the ground of "the present or threatened
>> destruction, modification or curtailment of its habitat or range"?!
>>
>> Michael Marsden
>>
>> On Thu, Sep 1, 2016 at 3:50 PM, Mike Quinn  wrote:
>>
>>> SpaceX launch test at Cape Canaveral, Florida, Sep 1, 2016.
>>> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qBSBonZjM4
>>>
>>> NYTimes: SpaceX Rocket Explodes at Launchpad in Cape Canaveral
>>> http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/02/science/spacex-rocket-explosion.html
>>>
>>> Note, the future SpaceX Boca Chica launch pad sits square on top of the
>>> only know location of
>>>
>>> Boca Chica Flea Beetle - Chaetocnema rileyi R. White
>>> http://bugguide.net/node/view/257695
>>>
>>>
>>> Mike Quinn, Austin
>>> ________________
>>> Texas Entomology
>>> http://texasento.net
>>>
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Subject: Re: Boca Chica, we have a problem?
From: Brush Freeman <brushfreeman AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 1 Sep 2016 16:40:25 -0500
Yep.  After about of decade of high end study and by then a small
maybe....by then the place will be 10 years into even more development
There are many, many, many " flea beetles " in Texas and the U.S.  Just the
number of endangered plants alone is saddening

On Thursday, September 1, 2016, Michael Marsden 
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> Then surely it is a candidate for listing under Section 4 of the
> Endangered Species Act of 1973 on the ground of "the present or threatened
> destruction, modification or curtailment of its habitat or range"?!
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>> SpaceX launch test at Cape Canaveral, Florida, Sep 1, 2016.
>> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qBSBonZjM4
>>
>> NYTimes: SpaceX Rocket Explodes at Launchpad in Cape Canaveral
>> http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/02/science/spacex-rocket-explosion.html
>>
>> Note, the future SpaceX Boca Chica launch pad sits square on top of the
>> only know location of
>>
>> Boca Chica Flea Beetle - Chaetocnema rileyi R. White
>> http://bugguide.net/node/view/257695
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Subject: Re: Boca Chica, we have a problem?
From: Michael Marsden <valleybirders AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 1 Sep 2016 16:20:38 -0500
Then surely it is a candidate for listing under Section 4 of the Endangered
Species Act of 1973 on the ground of "the present or threatened
destruction, modification or curtailment of its habitat or range"?!

Michael Marsden

On Thu, Sep 1, 2016 at 3:50 PM, Mike Quinn  wrote:

> SpaceX launch test at Cape Canaveral, Florida, Sep 1, 2016.
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qBSBonZjM4
>
> NYTimes: SpaceX Rocket Explodes at Launchpad in Cape Canaveral
> http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/02/science/spacex-rocket-explosion.html
>
> Note, the future SpaceX Boca Chica launch pad sits square on top of the
> only know location of
>
> Boca Chica Flea Beetle - Chaetocnema rileyi R. White
> http://bugguide.net/node/view/257695
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Subject: Boca Chica, we have a problem?
From: Mike Quinn <entomike AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 1 Sep 2016 15:50:44 -0500
SpaceX launch test at Cape Canaveral, Florida, Sep 1, 2016.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qBSBonZjM4

NYTimes: SpaceX Rocket Explodes at Launchpad in Cape Canaveral
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/02/science/spacex-rocket-explosion.html

Note, the future SpaceX Boca Chica launch pad sits square on top of the
only know location of

Boca Chica Flea Beetle - Chaetocnema rileyi R. White
http://bugguide.net/node/view/257695


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Subject: new life history, flying Falcon Heights
From: Berry Nall <lb AT THENALLS.NET>
Date: Tue, 23 Aug 2016 17:12:55 -0500
Hi,
Here's the link to a life history of Tailed Aguna (Aguna metophis). This is 
from last summer; haven't seen any recently. 


http://leps.thenalls.net/content2.php?ref=Species/Eudaminae/metophis/life/metophis_life.php 

 
We had a bit of rain a week ago. Since then in Falcon Heights I have seen 
multiple individiuals of: 

Gray Cracker (very worn here; one in good shape on a tree of Roma High School's 
campus) 

Pale Leafwing (very worn)
Dingy Purplewing
Mexican Bluewing
 
Best,
Berry Nall
Falcon Heights, Starr Co, TX
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Subject: Butterfly Article
From: Mary Beth Stowe <mbstowe AT MIRIAMEAGLEMON.COM>
Date: Sat, 20 Aug 2016 16:06:18 -0500
Hi, all!

 

I was asked to write an article on finding butterflies in the LRGV; you can
see it on our Alamo Inn blog (click on "Blog" after going to the link
below):

 

http://alamoinnbnb.com/

 

Enjoy!

 

Mary Beth Stowe

Alamo, TX

www.miriameaglemon.com

 

 

 


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Subject: National Butterfly Center, Mission
From: Mary Beth Stowe <mbstowe AT MIRIAMEAGLEMON.COM>
Date: Sat, 13 Aug 2016 18:51:36 -0500
Hi, all!

 

Sending this to both listserves, as I had a wonderful morning enjoying both
birds and butterflies at the national Butterfly Center in Mission!
Highlight birds include Wild Turkeys and a female Yellow Warbler, and lep
highlights include Many-banded Daggerwing, Zilpa Longtail, Dingy Purplewing,
and Tropical Buckeye.  Blow-by-blow with pictures can be seen on our Alamo
Inn blog (click on "blog" after you go to the link below):

 

http://alamoinnbnb.com/

 

Enjoy!  MB

 

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Subject: Texas Firefly starter ID page
From: Mike Quinn <entomike AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 12 Aug 2016 16:24:53 -0500
The Austin Butterfly Forum recently hosted a firefly presentation given by
expert Ben Pfeiffer that was nearly standing-room only.

Since then I've been on a bit of a firefly kick and have compiled many of
the firefly photos I've shot over the past seven years, plus a few new
specimen pix from the UT insect collection, into a starter Texas ID page:

Lampyridae of Texas Photographs
http://texasento.net/TXLampyridae.html

Hope this helps,

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Subject: Mesquite Cut Worm outbreak roughly from Waco to Abilene
From: Mike Quinn <entomike AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 11 Aug 2016 10:26:32 -0500
Mesquite Cut Worms - AgriLife Extension
http://bosque.agrilife.org/2016/07/22/mesquite-cut-worms/

Melipotis indomita (Walker) - Moth Photographers Group
http://mothphotographersgroup.msstate.edu/species.php?hodges=8600

larval images - BugGuide
http://bugguide.net/node/view/272460/bgimage
http://bugguide.net/node/view/548137/bgimage

BugGuide info page
http://bugguide.net/node/view/92670


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Subject: August 22, 2016 Austin Butterfly Forum Meeting: 'Pollination' presented by Valerie Bugh
From: ABF Announce <abfannounce AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 10 Aug 2016 20:54:32 -0500
*Austin Butterfly Forum Meeting*


------------------------------



*Pollination*

*presented by Valerie Bugh*


*Monday, August 22, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. Zilker Botanical Garden Center*



The movement of pollen from stamen to stigma is a major issue for plants,
and they cannot easily do it themselves. While bees are the first resource
that comes to mind when pollination is mentioned, no ecosystem is simple;
complexity demands multiple solutions to every problem. We will look at the
various animals that interact with plants in this process, and discuss the
expenditures, risks and compensations.

Val Bugh is a local naturalist specializing in the arthropods of the Austin
area, with interests in taxonomy and photography. She runs the Fauna
Project at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, leads insect discovery
walks, teaches entomology courses, provides insect/spider identifications,
gives talks to local organizations, and has published pocket guides to
"Butterflies of Central Texas" and "Spiders of Texas."

Website: Austin Bug Collection 

*Membership*

All of our normal events are free and open to the public, but you may want
to become a member of the Austin Butterfly Forum to help support us and our
events. We also treat members to some extra goodies, such as reduced
admission to special programs that have a fee and discounts on purchases
made at meetings. Membership is $20 annually per household, payable during
meetings or by mail to Doris Hill, ABF Treasurer, 1605 Broadmoor, Austin,
TX 78723.



For information about upcoming programs, please visit our website:
austinbutterflies.org.

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Subject: Comanche County Butterflies 8-2-2016
From: Shirley Wilkerson <shirley.wilkerson AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 8 Aug 2016 14:40:45 -0500
Gustine, TX

Great Purple Hairstreak 1
Ceraunus Blue 4
Reakirt's Blue 10+
Gray Hairstreak 2
Clouded Skipper 6
Fiery Skipper 4
Eufala 4
Buckeye 2
Giant Swallowtail 1
Hackberry Emperor 6
Dainty Sulphur 2
Little Yellow 2 (in Comanche, 20+)
Queen 1
Common Mestra 1
Pearl Crescent 2
Hayhurst Scallopwing 2
Orange Skipperling 1
Com/White Checkered-skipper 1
Desert Checkered-skipper 2

Shirley Wilkerson
Gustine, TX

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Subject: Rio Brazos NABA Count
From: Shirley Wilkerson <shirley.wilkerson AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2016 15:52:03 -0500
 Okay, I heard that all three showed up.   The only post showing on my
computer with count results was a garbled one.  Cyber world . . . what a
mystery!!

Shirley

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Subject: Brazos County - North American Butterfly Count results - July 16
From: Shirley Wilkerson <shirley.wilkerson AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2016 11:02:08 -0500
Well, this will be my 3rd attempt for the Brazos County Butterfly Count
results:  (maybe it garbled because of copying the list from another
email)

The Rio Brazos Audubon Society held its North American Butterfly count on
July 16th this year.  Sixteen individuals participated.  The area included
a 6 mile radius centered in Lick Creek Park, College Station.  We missed 8
species that we had last year, but also spotted 8 that we did not have last
year, finishing the day with a respectable total of 30 species, and 202
individual butterflies.

*Pipevine Swallowtail*                    2

Giant Swallowtail                         1

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail            4

*Cloudless Sulphur*                       5

*Little Yellow*                                57

Sleepy Orange                            1

Dainty Sulphur                             1

Gray Hairstreak                           3

Red-banded Hairstreak               2

Ceraunus Blue                            3

Reakirt's Blue                              1

American Snout                           1

Gulf Fritillary                                 9

Silvery Checkerspot                     4

Phaon Crescent                           2

Pearl Crescent                             8

American Lady                             1

Common Buckeye                        4

Hackberry Emperor                      3

Tawny Emperor                            5

Carolina Satyr                               1

Monarch                                        2

Queen                                           2

Horace's Duskywing                     7

Common Checkered-Skipper     28

Tropical Checkered-Skipper         7

Clouded Skipper                         13

Least Skipper                               1

Southern Skipperling                    8

*Fiery Skipper*                               11


Shirley Wilkerson

Rio Brazos Audubon Society

Brazos County

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Subject: Butterflies Kurten 7-26-16
From: Shirley Wilkerson <shirley.wilkerson AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2016 10:52:35 -0500
Here is a list of butterflies in Kurten two days ago, 7/26.  Today, I added
Brazilian Skipper which I have not seen in Brazos County in several years.
Maybe others here have.  It came to our large yellow squash bloom, looking
for Cannas, no doubt!!

Gulf Fritillary 6
Variegated Fritillary 1
Queen 7
Monarch 1
Clouded Sulphur 2
Little Yellow 2
Fiery Skipper 8
Clouded Skipper 15
Eufala Skipper 4
Dun Skippe 4r
Southern Skipperling 1
Sachem 2
Ocola 2
Celia's Roadside-Skippe 1r
American Lady 1
Horace's Duskywing 2
Buckeye 1
Pearl Crescent 1
Gray Hairstreak 2
Hackberry Emperor 1
Tropical Checkered-skipper 2

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Subject: Fwd: Brazos County Butterfly Count results
From: Shirley Wilkerson <shirley.wilkerson AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2016 10:46:05 -0500
I sent this yesterday, but it did not go through.  2nd try.  If duplicates
today, sorry.

The Rio Brazos Audubon Society held its North American Butterfly count on
July 16th this year. Sixteen individuals participated.  The area included a
6 mile radius centered in Lick Creek Park, College Station.  We missed 8
species that we had last year, but also spotted 8 that we did not have last
year, finishing the day with a respectable total of 30 species, and 202
individuals.


Our list:

   - Pipevine Swallowtail                    2
   - Giant Swallowtail                         1
   - Eastern Tiger Swallowtail            4
   - Cloudless Sulphur                       5
   - Little Yellow                                57
   - Sleepy Orange                            1
   - Dainty Sulphur                             1
   - Gray Hairstreak                           3
   - Red-banded Hairstreak               2
   - Ceraunus Blue                            3
   - Reakirt's Blue                              1
   - American Snout                           1
   - Gulf Fritillary                                 9
   - Silvery Checkerspot                     4
   - Phaon Crescent                           2
   - Pearl Crescent                             8
   - American Lady                             1
   - Common Buckeye                        4
   - Hackberry Emperor                      3
   - Tawny Emperor                            5
   - Carolina Satyr                               1
   - Monarch                                        2
   - Queen                                           2
   - Horace's Duskywing                     7
   - Common Checkered-Skipper     28
   - Tropical Checkered-Skipper         7
   - Clouded Skipper                         13
   - Least Skipper                               1
   - Southern Skipperling                    8
   - Fiery Skipper                               11

          Shirley Wilkerson
          Brazos County

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Subject: Brazos County Butterfly Count results
From: Shirley Wilkerson <shirley.wilkerson AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2016 21:22:16 -0500
The Rio Brazos Audubon Society held its North American Butterfly count on
July 16th this year. Sixteen individuals participated.  The area included a
6 mile radius centered in Lick Creek Park, College Station.  We missed 8
species that we had last year, but also spotted 8 that we did not have last
year, finishing the day with a respectable total of 30 species, and 202
individuals.


Our list:

   - Pipevine Swallowtail                    2
   - Giant Swallowtail                         1
   - Eastern Tiger Swallowtail            4
   - Cloudless Sulphur                       5
   - Little Yellow                                57
   - Sleepy Orange                            1
   - Dainty Sulphur                             1
   - Gray Hairstreak                           3
   - Red-banded Hairstreak               2
   - Ceraunus Blue                            3
   - Reakirt's Blue                              1
   - American Snout                           1
   - Gulf Fritillary                                 9
   - Silvery Checkerspot                     4
   - Phaon Crescent                           2
   - Pearl Crescent                             8
   - American Lady                             1
   - Common Buckeye                        4
   - Hackberry Emperor                      3
   - Tawny Emperor                            5
   - Carolina Satyr                               1
   - Monarch                                        2
   - Queen                                           2
   - Horace's Duskywing                     7
   - Common Checkered-Skipper     28
   - Tropical Checkered-Skipper         7
   - Clouded Skipper                         13
   - Least Skipper                               1
   - Southern Skipperling                    8
   - Fiery Skipper                               11

          Shirley Wilkerson
          Brazos County

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Subject: Re: Celia's Roadside-Skipper?
From: Shirley Wilkerson <shirley.wilkerson AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 16:23:41 -0500
Thanks Nick.

Shirley

On Tue, Jul 26, 2016 at 2:06 PM, Nick Grishin 
wrote:

> Yes, it is celia. The forewing "mark" is due to some scale loss. n
>
> On Tue, 26 Jul 2016, Shirley Wilkerson wrote:
>
> Beginning here,
>> http://www.bluemelon.com/caramia/recentimages#photo-5942293/T800600
>>
>> I have posted 3 photos of what I think is a Celia's Roadside-Skipper, most
>> common roadside-skipper in my area.
>>
>> But, I am wondering, are the two marks I have circled in black in the
>> first
>> photo consistent with Celia'a Roadside-Skipper?  The hindwing mark circled
>> is a flat horizontal mark, which I don't usually see on Celia's.  The
>> forewing mark circled, I never see on Celia's.  Is that just an aberration
>> on this particular skipper?
>>
>> Thanks,
>> Shirley Wilkerson
>> Kurten, TX
>> Brazos County
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Subject: Re: Celia's Roadside-Skipper?
From: Nick Grishin <grishin AT CHOP.SWMED.EDU>
Date: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 14:06:15 -0500
Yes, it is celia. The forewing "mark" is due to some scale loss. n

On Tue, 
26 Jul 2016, Shirley Wilkerson wrote:

> Beginning here,
> http://www.bluemelon.com/caramia/recentimages#photo-5942293/T800600
>
> I have posted 3 photos of what I think is a Celia's Roadside-Skipper, most
> common roadside-skipper in my area.
>
> But, I am wondering, are the two marks I have circled in black in the first
> photo consistent with Celia'a Roadside-Skipper?  The hindwing mark circled
> is a flat horizontal mark, which I don't usually see on Celia's.  The
> forewing mark circled, I never see on Celia's.  Is that just an aberration
> on this particular skipper?
>
> Thanks,
> Shirley Wilkerson
> Kurten, TX
> Brazos County
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Subject: Re: Celia's Roadside-Skipper? more photos
From: Shirley Wilkerson <shirley.wilkerson AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 13:34:20 -0500
I just uploaded 4 more photos, past those original 3 photos that I believe
are the same roadside-skipper, including this time, dorsal views.  Use the
same link as before.  This one was in a different spot, several yards and
later in the morning, but has the same torn forewing.  This one does not
have the white markings on the forewing as the first 3 photos do, but
photos were taken from the other side of the skipper.   I really think it
is the same skipper.

Shirley Wilkerson
Kurten, TX

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Subject: Celia's Roadside-Skipper?
From: Shirley Wilkerson <shirley.wilkerson AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 11:12:37 -0500
Beginning here,
http://www.bluemelon.com/caramia/recentimages#photo-5942293/T800600

I have posted 3 photos of what I think is a Celia's Roadside-Skipper, most
common roadside-skipper in my area.

But, I am wondering, are the two marks I have circled in black in the first
photo consistent with Celia'a Roadside-Skipper?  The hindwing mark circled
is a flat horizontal mark, which I don't usually see on Celia's.  The
forewing mark circled, I never see on Celia's.  Is that just an aberration
on this particular skipper?

Thanks,
Shirley Wilkerson
Kurten, TX
Brazos County

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Subject: NABA Butterfly count, Santa Ana NWR, 7/16/16
From: Dan Jones <00000067bd2937ce-dmarc-request AT LISTSERV.UH.EDU>
Date: Tue, 19 Jul 2016 12:44:34 -0400
This past Saturday Dick and Sherry Wilson, Chris Balboni and I counted 
butterflies at Santa Ana NWR for the annual NABA count. We tallied 61 species 
including Erato Heliconian, Tropical Green Streak, Telea Hairstreak, 
Many-banded and Ruddy Daggerwings, Band-celled Sister, Banded Peacock, East 
Mexican White-Skipper and Brown-banded Skipper. The following day Tripp 
Davenport found a Spot-celled Sister while looking for the above. Photos and 
list are on my blog. 



 
http://rgvbutterflies.blogspot.com/2016/07/naba-butterfly-count-at-santa-ana-nwr.html 



Dan Jones, Weslaco

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Subject: Weslaco Butterfly Count - Estero Llano Portion
From: Mary Beth Stowe <mbstowe AT MIRIAMEAGLEMON.COM>
Date: Sat, 16 Jul 2016 15:11:14 -0500
Hi, all!

 

Nothing out of the ordinary (and the flowers are drying up as well), but had
some pretty butters nonetheless:  summary and pictures are on our Alamo Inn
blog:

 

http://alamoinn1.blogspot.com/2016/07/weslaco-butterfly-count.html

 

Enjoy!

 

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Alamo, TX

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Subject: Two-barred Flasher
From: Eric Finkelstein <idria AT OUTLOOK.COM>
Date: Sat, 16 Jul 2016 10:56:55 -0500
I just saw a Two-barred flasher at my residence in Del Rio. I previously had 
the Val Verde County record at the same location on October 16, 2007. 


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Subject: July 25, 2016 Austin Butterfly Forum Meeting
From: ABF Announce <abfannounce AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 14 Jul 2016 17:55:23 -0500
*Glowing, Glowing, Gone! Fireflies of Texas*

*Presented by Ben Pfeiffer*
*Monday, July 25, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.*
*Zilker Botanical Garden Center*
------------------------------


Ben Pfieffer will discuss the types of fireflies (Lampyridae) in Texas, why
they flash, and how they use light to communicate to potential mates. He
will show how to identify Texas species and will discuss their distribution
across the state. Pointers will be given on how to create a good backyard
habitat for fireflies. Ben will address specific threats to fireflies and
discuss why they are disappearing in many areas of Texas.

Ben got his start with fireflies in 2009 after hearing about their
disappearance in parts of the United States. He is Founder of Firefly.org
, a conservation and educational non-profit,
created to educate the public on how to help keep fireflies from
disappearing. His website has grown in popularity and is currently the
internet’s most visited website about fireflies. Ben is researching Texas
firefly species, working on understanding Lampyridae distribution across
the state, threats to their habitat and survival, and educating people on
how to protect fireflies in their area.  He studied biology at Texas State
University and is a certified Master Naturalist. Ben is a native Texan and
has spent most of his life working to understand Texas ecology and unique
diversity.

For more information about Austin Butterfly Forum, please visit our
website: www.austinbutterflies.org

*Membership*

All of our normal events are free and open to the public, but you may want
to become a member of the Austin Butterfly Forum to help support us and our
events. We also treat members to some extra goodies, such as reduced
admission to special programs that have a fee and discounts on purchases
made at meetings. Membership is $20 annually per household, payable during
meetings or by mail to Doris Hill, ABF Treasurer, 1605 Broadmoor, Austin,
TX 78723.



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Subject: Austin Butterfly Count results
From: Shirley Wilkerson <shirley.wilkerson AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 13 Jul 2016 09:14:49 -0500
Does anyone have a list of the results of this count?

Thanks,
Shirley Wilkerson
Bryan

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Subject: Erato Heliconian Still at Bentsen
From: Mary Beth Stowe <mbstowe AT MIRIAMEAGLEMON.COM>
Date: Sat, 9 Jul 2016 18:30:54 -0500
Hi, all!

 

Had another wonderful morning at Bentsen and the NBC; highlights include the
continuing Erato Heliconian and Clench's Greenstreak at Bentsen, plus
two-barred Flasher, Band-celled Sister, Lantana Scrub Hairstreak, and Glazed
Pellicia at the NBC.  Trip report and photos are on our Alamo Inn blog here:

 

http://alamoinn1.blogspot.com/2016/07/more-butterflying-at-bentsen-and-beyon
d.html

 

Enjoy!  MB

 

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Alamo, TX

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Subject: Help collecting Pieris rapae from Texas
From: Sean Ryan <ecophylic AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 8 Jul 2016 14:49:20 -0400
Hello,

I am looking for help in collecting *Pieris rapae* samples from across the
world. I have been doing trying to achieve this partly through a citizen
science project -Pieris Project (pierisproject.org) that enlists the help
of the public to collect this butterfly, but so far haven't had much luck
getting specimens from Texas. My hope was that those on this listserv might
know of where to find populations in Texas and/or even collect a few.

The specimens don't need to be put in alcohol, just put in individual
envelopes (with date and location info). I am trying to get 10-20 from each
location, but will also take whatever people collect.

Feel free to email me at pierisproject AT gmail.com if you have any questions
about my research or sample preservation protocol.

Sean Ryan

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Subject: RGV 4th of July Butterfly Counts
From: Javier de Leon <grampuhjoe AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 6 Jul 2016 10:43:56 -0500
Hey everyone,

The NABA 4th of July Butterfly Count for the RGV will take place on July
17th this year. We will only be doing the Mission, TX count circle this
year unless someone would like to help coordinate the Santa Ana count on
7/16. This summer count occurs all over the country around July 4th and the
RGV counts are usually held during the third week of July.

This count can be exciting as we never know what will be found, but it is
also an endurance test since temperatures are usually over 100F in the
afternoon. The counting starts at 8am and most folks call it a day by noon
with a few of us counting through some of the afternoon. There is a fee of
$3 payable to NABA for participating in this count.

If you are interested in counting this year, please send me a note to
javierdeleon6 AT gmail.com

Happy butterflying,

Javier de Leon
McAllen, TX

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Subject: Two Erato Heliconians at Bentsen, 7/5/16
From: Dan Jones <00000067bd2937ce-dmarc-request AT LISTSERV.UH.EDU>
Date: Wed, 6 Jul 2016 11:09:30 -0400
An Erato Heliconian has been present at Bentsen Rio Grande Valley State Park 
for the past three days and was joined by a second yesterday. Other good 
butterflies at Bentsen included Rosita Patch, Banded Peacock, Tele Hairstreak, 
Clench's/Tropcial Greenstreak and two Ruddy Daggerwings. The National Butterfly 
Center hosted two Gray Crackers, Silver Emperor, Band-celled Sister, Rosita 
Patch and Glazed Pellicia. Photos and list are on my blog. 




http://rgvbutterflies.blogspot.com/2016/07/amazing-day-at-bentsen-and-nbc-7516.html 



Dan Jones, Bentsen

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Subject: White M in Kurten, Brazos County
From: Shirley Wilkerson <shirley.wilkerson AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 5 Jul 2016 23:15:09 -0500
Discovered deep in my woods today was a White M Hairstreak!  I have only
seen one once before, many years ago, here in Kurten also.    A few other
good butterflies are out and about in the last week or so -- had a Tailed
Orange here, a Mallow Scrub-hairstreak here, and a Mexican Yellow at our
farm in Comanche.  All photos can be seen here:

http://www.bluemelon.com/caramia/recentimages#page-0

Had a decent variety in the early spring, then butterflies dropped off to
practically 3 species per day, until recently. Now picking up to about
10-12 species per day, with one or two species arriving, and one or two not
being seen again.

Shirley Wilkerson
Kurten

butterflies in the last week:

Queen - 3
Monarch - 1
Pipevine Swallowtail - 1  only recently began to show up
Giant Swallowtail - 1
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail  - 1
Eufala Skipper - 1
Tropical Checkered-skipper - 2
Common/White Checkered-skipper - 1
Fiery Skipper - 6
Horace's Duskywing - 3
Dainty Sulphur - 10+
Little Yellow - 4
Silvery Checkerspot - 1 today for the first time this year, usually very
prevelant
Pearl Crescent - 2
Clouded Sulphur - 4
Dun Skipper - 1
Variegated Fritillary - 2
Gulf Fritillary - 4
Buckeye - 2
Tawny Emperor - 4
Hackberry Emperor - 4
Goatweed Leafwing - 4
Gray Hairstreak - 2
Am Snout - 2
Gemmed Satyr - 1
Duskyblue Groundstreak - 1
Clouded  Skipper - 2  only recently began to show up
Funereal Duskywing - 1   that one may have been prior to this week

In other parts of the county,

Orange Skipperling
Ceraunus Blue

Shirley Wilkerson
Kurten, Brazos County

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Subject: LRGV Butterfly Checklist
From: Mary Beth Stowe <mbstowe AT MIRIAMEAGLEMON.COM>
Date: Tue, 5 Jul 2016 09:58:09 -0500
Hi, all!

 

I've completed a draft of a butterfly checklist for the LRGV, mainly for our
guests, but we want to be thorough and include everything's that's actually
been recorded.  Thanks to input from several folks, I think we have a pretty
complete list; I'd like to bounce it off anyone who would be interested in
providing feedback (I'd contact those I know personally, but realized I
don't have your e-mail addresses).  The status definitions are lifted from
our bird list but can apply to leps as well, I think, and the status codes
I've given to each species are based not only on the NABA list's
recommendations but my own personal experience (which doesn't come close to
most of you, I know, but I'm trying to present realistic expectations).
Please let me know if you'd like to take a look and I'll send you the Excel
file!

 

Thanks so much,

 

MB

 

Mary Beth Stowe

Administrative Assistant/Birding Guide

Alamo Inn B&B Gear & Tours

Alamo, TX

  http://alamoinnbnb.com/index.html

Blog:   
http://www.alamoinn1.blogspot.com/

 


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Subject: Bentsen and the National Butterfly Center
From: Mary Beth Stowe <mbstowe AT MIRIAMEAGLEMON.COM>
Date: Sun, 3 Jul 2016 17:35:33 -0500
Hi, all!

 

It had been awhile since I went on a concentrated butterfly hunt, so decided
to do that Saturday (the 2nd), and had a handful of nice things, including
Zilpa Longtail, Rosita Patch, Glazed Pellicia, Banded Peacock, and
Band-celled Sister.  Had over 50 species in total.  A full write-up with
pictures is on the Alamo Inn B&B blog:

 

http://alamoinn1.blogspot.com/2016/07/butterfly-hunt.html

 

Enjoy!  MB

 

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Alamo, TX

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Subject: Re: ID confirmation-Mimosa Yellow in Kurten?
From: Shirley Wilkerson <shirley.wilkerson AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 1 Jul 2016 10:40:18 -0500
Thanks everyone.

In the last 3 days or so, a Tailed Orange, summer form, and a Mallow
Scrub-hairstreak have shown up here in Kurten.  At our farm in Comanche, I
had a Mexican Yellow on the 22nd.  (all of these photos follow the 3 I
posted of the presumed Mimosa, now Little Yellow)  So, I thought, with all
of these southern butterflies pushing northward, I really thought this was
a Mimosa.  But, I will acquiesce, and keep looking!!!!  I see there are
some records for Mimosa north of Oklahoma.

Thanks again for your time.

Shirley in Kurten

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Subject: Re: Mimosa Yellows
From: Mike Rickard <mikearickard AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 30 Jun 2016 19:54:34 -0500
I agree with Berry's diagnosis, and would add that on Shirley's 3rd photo,
showing the outline of dark markings above, those markings are too
extensive for Mimosa Yellows.

On Thu, Jun 30, 2016 at 6:40 PM, Berry Nall  wrote:

> Philip and Shirley,
>
> The accepted way of distinguishing Little and Mimosa Yellows is to look at
> the hind wing where it meets the body (just above the legs). If there are
> two small black dots, it is Little Yellow; if none, Mimosa. According to
> the rule, Philip's is Little Yellow.
>
> Shirley's butterfly is more problematic, having one spot only. (Since the
> mark appears on both sides of the butterfly, I think it must be a spot and
> not damage.)  If you look at the trailing edge of the forewing, you will
> see that the fringe is reddish-brown. I have observed this color frequently
> on Little Yellow, and never on Mimosa Yellow. Therefore, although I cannot
> be absolutely certain, I would tend to think this butterfly is also a
> Little Yellow.
>
> http://butterfliesofamerica.com/pyrisitia_nise_nelphe_live1.htm
> http://butterfliesofamerica.com/pyrisitia_l_lisa_live1.htm
>
>
> Berry Nall
> Falcon Heights, Starr Co, TX
> leps.thenalls.net
>
>
>
>
> ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
> From: pwd AT rice.edu
> To: lb AT thenalls.net
> Date: 3:26:39 PM, 06.30.2016
> Subject: Mimosa Yellows
> ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
>
>
>
> Shirley's post about Mimosa Yellows in Brazos County sent me back to one I
> thought I had seen in 2007 in Houston County
> >>(similar latitude):
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>http://www.philipwdavis.com/txbutterflymimosayellow.html
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>This is certainly out of the normal range, and I was never quite
> convinced that what I had seen was a Mimosa
> >>Yellow.
> >>
> >>
> >>Best,
> >>Philip Davis
> >>Lovelady,
> >>Houston, County
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
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Subject: Re: Mimosa Yellows
From: Berry Nall <lb AT THENALLS.NET>
Date: Thu, 30 Jun 2016 18:40:55 -0500
Philip and Shirley,
The accepted way of distinguishing Little and Mimosa Yellows is to look at the 
hind wing where it meets the body (just above the legs). If there are two small 
black dots, it is Little Yellow; if none, Mimosa. According to the rule, 
Philip's is Little Yellow. 

Shirley's butterfly is more problematic, having one spot only. (Since the mark 
appears on both sides of the butterfly, I think it must be a spot and not 
damage.) If you look at the trailing edge of the forewing, you will see that 
the fringe is reddish-brown. I have observed this color frequently on Little 
Yellow, and never on Mimosa Yellow. Therefore, although I cannot be absolutely 
certain, I would tend to think this butterfly is also a Little Yellow. 

http://butterfliesofamerica.com/pyrisitia_nise_nelphe_live1.htm
http://butterfliesofamerica.com/pyrisitia_l_lisa_live1.htm

Berry Nall
Falcon Heights, Starr Co, TX
leps.thenalls.net

 

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
From: pwd AT rice.edu
To: lb AT thenalls.net
Date: 3:26:39 PM, 06.30.2016
Subject: Mimosa Yellows
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~



Shirley's post about Mimosa Yellows in Brazos County sent me back to one I 
thought I had seen in 2007 in Houston County 

>>(similar latitude):
>> 
>>
>> 
>>http://www.philipwdavis.com/txbutterflymimosayellow.html
>> 
>>
>>
>>This is certainly out of the normal range, and I was never quite convinced 
that what I had seen was a Mimosa 

>>Yellow.
>>
>>
>>Best,
>>Philip Davis
>>Lovelady, 
>>Houston, County
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
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Subject: ID confirmation-Mimosa Yellow in Kurten?
From: Shirley Wilkerson <shirley.wilkerson AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 30 Jun 2016 13:15:53 -0500
I would like confirmation of this Mimosa Yellow found today in my new
butterfly garden here in Kurten, TX.

first 3 photos:

http://www.bluemelon.com/caramia/recentimages#page-0

Thanks,
Shirley
Kurten (Bryan) TX

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Subject: Re: RFI-Tropical Buckeye ID
From: Nick Grishin <grishin AT CHOP.SWMED.EDU>
Date: Wed, 29 Jun 2016 15:42:43 -0500
I'm happy that I know the answer. It is *coenia*. This wing pattern 
variation even received a "form" name "rubrosuffusa", from Kansas:
http://www.butterfliesofamerica.com/L/ih/junonia0007_i.htm
Have fun! n

On Wed, 29 Jun 2016, Joseph Miller wrote:

> Hi all,
>
> Not exactly a Texas leps post here, but I am looking for opinions on the ID
> of a interesting buckeye found in central Kansas yesterday, (photos here
> .) It
> does seem to show many of the characteristics of the *evarete *subspecies
> of Tropical, but since that species has never been recorded in Kansas,
> (that I'm aware of, at least), I'd like to have people with more experience
> with the species weigh in on the ID.
>
> Thanks!
>
> Joseph Miller
> Nickerson, Kansas
> Reno County Birdmen 
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Subject: RFI-Tropical Buckeye ID
From: Joseph Miller <josephlowellmiller AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 29 Jun 2016 15:25:35 -0500
Hi all,

Not exactly a Texas leps post here, but I am looking for opinions on the ID
of a interesting buckeye found in central Kansas yesterday, (photos here
.) It
does seem to show many of the characteristics of the *evarete *subspecies
of Tropical, but since that species has never been recorded in Kansas,
(that I'm aware of, at least), I'd like to have people with more experience
with the species weigh in on the ID.

Thanks!

Joseph Miller
Nickerson, Kansas
Reno County Birdmen 

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Subject: Blue-eyed Sailor at Santa Ana NWR, 6/27/16
From: Dan Jones <00000067bd2937ce-dmarc-request AT LISTSERV.UH.EDU>
Date: Mon, 27 Jun 2016 19:53:38 -0400
Good stuff at Santa Ana NWR today included Blue-eyed Sailor on the sidewalk by 
the old manager's residence area, East-Mexican White-Skipper, Ruddy Daggerwing 
and three Banded Peacocks. Photos and list are on my blog. 



http://rgvbutterflies.blogspot.com/2016/06/santa-ana-nwr-62716.html


Dan Jones, Weslaco

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Subject: Austin Butterfly Forum Annual Butterfly Count on Saturday, June 25, 2016 and Monthly Meeting on Monday, June 27, 2016
From: ABF Announce <abfannounce AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 15 Jun 2016 21:53:10 -0500
*Austin Butterfly Forum’s Annual Butterfly Count*

*8:00 a.m., Saturday, June 25, 2016 Zilker Botanical Garden Center Parking
Lot*
------------------------------


The Austin Butterfly Forum’s Annual Butterfly Count will be held Saturday,
June 25, 2016 beginning at 8:00 a.m.

To participate, please meet at Zilker Botanical Garden Center parking lot*
(2220 Barton Springs Road).  *Everyone is welcome, including all skill
levels.* We count within a 15 mile diameter circle centered at Mount
Bonnell. In addition to Zilker, and we visit many of the best
butterfly-friendly locales around town, including the Barton Creek
Greenbelt and St. Edward's Park. We work as a single group and, although
our primary focus will be butterflies, we are also interested in moths and
other insects.

This is the butterfly equivalent of the Audubon Christmas Bird count. The
results are submitted to the North American Butterfly Association (NABA).

Long pants, hat, sunscreen, water, and insect repellent are recommended.
Bring close focusing binoculars if you have them. Be prepared to walk
through wet areas and brush. The count typically lasts until mid-afternoon,
although you may leave at any time. We will break for lunch at a local
restaurant between stops.

If it rains Saturday, we may re-schedule to the following day. For more
information contact Dan Hardy . (512.656.5848).


**There is a nominal fee to park at Zilker*

------------------------------


*Call the SWAT Team*
*How to Manage Mosquitoes in the Urban Environment*

*Presented by Todd Jackson*
*Monday, June 27, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.*
*Zilker Botanical Garden Center*

Every year around this time a few citizens reach out to the Surface Water
Team of the Watershed Protection Department because they think that droves
of mosquitoes are emerging from the neighborhood creek or pond. City
environmental scientists have found that this has not yet been true and
that the real story is much more insidious.  Please join Todd Jackson and
The Austin Butterfly Forum on Monday evening, June 27, to learn the
details of this story and recommendations that are being made on how best
to manage the real threat posed by the mosquitoes that live among us.

Todd Jackson studied biology at University of North Texas where he
investigated the use of insects as biological indicators to evaluate land
management practices over time. Specifically, he examined the changes in
grasshopper (Orthoptera: Acrididae) species assemblages on grazed versus
non-grazed grasslands at Camp Bowie in central Texas.

*Membership*

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events. We also treat members to some extra goodies, such as reduced
admission to special programs that have a fee and discounts on purchases
made at meetings. Membership is $20 annually per household, payable during
meetings or by mail to Doris Hill, ABF Treasurer, 1605 Broadmoor, Austin,
TX 78723.

For information about upcoming programs, please visit our website:
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Subject: Dark Kite-Swallowtail at Old Hildalgo Pumphouse, 6/5/16
From: Dan Jones <00000067bd2937ce-dmarc-request AT LISTSERV.UH.EDU>
Date: Mon, 6 Jun 2016 14:56:41 -0400
Tripp Davenport found a Dark Kite-Swallowtail yesterday at the Old Hidalgo 
Pumpuse gardens. Earlier in the day we found several Hoary Skippers along with 
Ornythion Swallowtail, Giant White and Guava Skipper at the Santa Ana NWR 
gardens. List and photos are on my blog. 




http://rgvbutterflies.blogspot.com/2016/06/dark-kite-swallowtail-at-old-hidalgo.html 



Dan Jones, Weslaco

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Subject: Santa Ana NWR, 5/31/16
From: Dan Jones <00000067bd2937ce-dmarc-request AT LISTSERV.UH.EDU>
Date: Tue, 31 May 2016 21:14:31 -0400
Good stuff seen the past four days at Santa Ana NWR include Hoary Skipper, 
East-Mexican White-Skipper, Banded Peacock, Two-barred Flasher and Brown-banded 
Skipper. Also seen but not by me were Orange-crescent Groundstreak and Ruddy 
Hairstreak. Photos and list are on my blog. 




http://rgvbutterflies.blogspot.com/2016/05/hoary-skipper-at-santa-ana-nwr-5-31-16.html 



Dan Jones, Weslaco

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Subject: Resaca de la Palma, 5/26/16
From: Dan Jones <00000067bd2937ce-dmarc-request AT LISTSERV.UH.EDU>
Date: Thu, 26 May 2016 22:10:50 -0400
Lots of good stuff this morning at Resaca de La Palma State Park in Cameron 
County. Butterflies included Falcate Skipper, Band-celled Sister, Boisduval's 
Yellow, Mimosa Skipper and Mexican Bluewing. Photos and list are on my blog. 



http://rgvbutterflies.blogspot.com/2016/05/resasca-de-la-palma-52616.html


Dan Jones, Weslaco


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Subject: last 12 months were the 2nd wettest May-April period since 1895 for TX
From: Mike Quinn <entomike AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 20 May 2016 22:04:53 -0500
NWS San Antonio reports:

May 2015 to April 2016 was the 2nd wettest May-April period since 1895 for
TX; record wettest for OK, IL, NE, & SD!

https://twitter.com/NWSSanAntonio/status/733832804962697218

Mike Quinn, Austin
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Subject: Edinburg Scenic Wetlands Tuesday Butterfly Walk 5/17/16
From: Javier Gonzalez <javsterkayak7 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 17 May 2016 12:19:27 -0500
Hello all,

We got some much needed rain this past weekend down here in the Rio Grande
Valley, so this morning's butterfly walk was pretty steamy, but the partly
cloudy conditions helped just a little bit.

Lots of flowers are currently in bloom in the park including; Wild Petunia,
Crucita, Widelia, and the Button Bushes along the dragonfly pond, which
tend to attract some nice butterflies.

We found 36 species during the walk. *Great Southern Whites* were in good
numbers all over the gardens as well as *Lyside Sulphurs*. A few *Zebra
Heliconians* were patrolling some trails. A *Crimson Patch *was observed
ovipositing on Carlowrightia parviflora. A fresh *Guava Skipper* was
enjoying the Buttonbush flowers. Fresh *Turk's-cap White-Skippers* were
easy to find since there's plenty of their host plant in the park. A good
number of *Cyna Blues* were in the new butterfly garden beds across the
street from the parking lot, which were a nice surprise!

We lacked hairstreaks surprisingly.

Butterfly Walks will go through most of the summer and with the recent
rains we should start seeing an increase in diversity in the coming weeks.
Join us!

Tuesday Butterfly Walk
10:00am-11:30am

Admission:
$3 Adults
$2 Seniors/Students
Kids 5yrs and below enter free.

Edinburg Scenic Wetlands & WBC
714 S Raul Longoria Rd, Edinburg, TX 78542  (Hidalgo co.)
(956)381-9922

Hope to see you this season,
Javi Gonzalez
Naturalist Educator

Here's the full list from this morning.

36 Species:

Giant Swallowtail
Checkered White
Great Southern White
Cloudless Sulphur
Large Orange Sulphur
Little Yellow
Lyside Sulphur
Dainty Sulphur
Dusky-blue Groundstreak
Cassius Blue
Cyna Blue
Reakirt's Blue
Fatal Metalmark
Red-bordered Metalmark
American Snout
Gulf Fritillary
Zebra Heliconian
Crimson Patch
Pearl Crescent
Phaon Crescent
Vesta Crescent
White Peacock
Monarch
Queen
Guava Skipper
Brown Longtail
White Checkered-Skipper
Tropical Checkered-Skipper
Laviana White-Skipper
Turk's-cap White-Skipper
Fawn-spotted Skipper
Clouded Skipper
Fiery Skipper
Whirlabout
Celia's Roadside-Skipper
Eufala Skipper

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Subject: Crimson Patch egg laying frenzy at NBC, 5/12/16
From: Dan Jones <00000067bd2937ce-dmarc-request AT LISTSERV.UH.EDU>
Date: Sat, 14 May 2016 13:34:32 -0400
A couple of days ago I encountered a number of Crimson Patches ovipositing at 
the National Butterfly Center. Here are some photos on my blog. 




http://rgvbutterflies.blogspot.com/2016/05/crimson-patch-eggathon-orgy-at-nbc-51216.html 



Dan Jones, Weslaco

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Subject: May 23, 2016 Austin Butterfly Forum Meeting
From: ABF Announce <abfannounce AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 11 May 2016 19:55:22 -0500
*Austin Butterfly Forum Meeting*



*Coevolution of Plants and the Pollinating Beetles of Texas **Presented by
Mike Quinn*

*Monday, May 23, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. Zilker Botanical Garden Center*

Mike Quinn will discuss the evolution of plants and the association of
flower shapes to insect pollination while focusing on beetles which
represent the greatest diversity among all pollinators.

Former Austin Butterfly Forum President Mike Quinn earned degrees in
Entomology and Wildlife from Texas A&M University. He has worked on
ornithological, botanical and entomological projects for local, state and
federal agencies and was the first statewide invertebrate biologist for
Texas Parks and Wildlife. He is currently photographing the beetles of Texas
.



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made at meetings. Membership is $20 annually per household, payable during
meetings or by mail to Doris Hill, ABF Treasurer, 1605 Broadmoor, Austin,
TX 78723.

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TX-BUTTERFLY archives: 
Subject: Elm Sawfly larvae common in Austin but locally? *Abundant* in Denton Co.
From: Mike Quinn <entomike AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2016 17:27:04 -0500
walking a mile up upstream from Barton Springs Pool, we saw a half dozen
elm sawfly larvae last weekend in Austin.

But Linda reports "Hundreds of them at base of these 2 trees that have
peeling bark. Leaves appear to be small but mostly eaten so hard to tell!
Denton County."


https://www.facebook.com/entomike/posts/10208045949738036?comment_id=10208046443510380¬if_t=feed_comment¬if_id=1461968042800603 

shorter: http://bit.ly/21kcFwa


https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=752746304862272&set=p.752746304862272&type=3&theater 

shorter: http://bit.ly/23ePItG

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Elm Sawfly - Cimbex americana - BugGuide Page
http://bugguide.net/node/view/37878

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Subject: Butterfly Walks at Edinburg Scenic Wetlands
From: Javier Gonzalez <javsterkayak7 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2016 15:45:14 -0500
Hello butterflyers,

Butterfly walks are coming back to the Edinburg Scenic Wetlands (Edinburg,
Hidalgo co.) beginning next week (5/3)! Walks will go on every Tuesday from
10:00am-11:30am through the summer.

The EWBC gardens are looking good for the opening walk next week with a
nice variety of nectar plants starting to bloom! Butterfly diversity is on
the rise as well!

The EWBC gardens and trails (3.5 acres) are easy to get around in with very
little walking involved. In the garden you'll find a great diversity of
native host and nectar plants that attract a growing diversity of butterfly
species. This is a great place to get some inspiration if you plan to build
a butterfly garden at your home. We lend binoculars (with a valid driver's
license) that focus close enough to get good looks at the butterflies we'll
encounter.

Butterfly Walks are free with paid admission to the park: $3 adults and $2
seniors and students.

We are excited about the walks and we're looking forward to seeing what we
find in the gardens this Spring/Summer.

Edinburg Scenic Wetlands & WBC (956)381-9922
Edinburg, Hidalgo county
Naturalist Educator
Javi Gonzalez

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Subject: Seabrooke Leckie's Speaking, Walking and Blacklighting ABF Events - April 23-26
From: Mike Quinn <entomike AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 14 Apr 2016 16:43:42 -0500
The Austin Butterfly Forum is pleased to welcome Seabrooke Leckie to Austin
(from Perth, Ontario) for a series of events including her speaking to our
group on her experiences with the creation of the Peterson Field Guide to
Moths of Northeastern North America, from idea to contract to publication.
She will also offer numerous moth identification tips she learned through
experience.

*Behind the Scenes of the Peterson Moth Guides* by Seabrooke Leckie - Apr.
25, 2016, ABF meeting at Zilker Botanical Gardens, 2220 Barton Springs Rd.
http://austinbutterflies.org/calendar.html

*Saturday* -  23 APR

evening blacklighting at Austin Nature & Science Center, at 7:30 -9:30 pm
(park under the MoPac overpass at 2389 Stratford Drive)
this event will be open everyone for free.
bring a flashlight

The following events free and open to ABF members.
non-members can attend Seabrooke's Monday night program for $10 (or join
ABF for $20 per household and attend all activities!)

*Sunday *-  24 APR

morning walk at Austin Nature & Science Center starting at 9 am (park under
the MoPac overpass at 2389 Stratford Drive)
lunch at The Shady Grove, 1624 Barton Springs Rd
afternoon walk at Brackenridge Field Lab (BFL) 2907 Lake Austin Blvd and/or
tour of the UT insect Collection 3001 Lake Austin Blvd
dinner at Maudie's Tex-Mex Restaurant - 2608 W 7th St, Austin, TX (walking
distance from BFL)
evening blacklight at BFL - Bring a flashlight. We hope to set up lights
near the BFL classrooms and another set down by the river.  (BFL activities
also open to BFL/UT Volunteers)

*Monday *-  25 APR

morning walk at Barton Creek Greenbelt, (Barton Springs Pool trail head)
starting at 9 am.
lunch at Chuy's Tex-Mex 1728 Barton Springs Rd (or Green Mesquite BBQ 1400
Barton Springs Rd)
afternoon walk at Barton Creek Greenbelt (Hwy 360 entrance)
evening ABF Program at Zilker: Behind the Scenes of the Peterson Moth
Guides. Doors open ~6:30 pm. http://austinbutterflies.org/calendar.html

*Tuesday *-  26 APR

morning walk at LBJWC, meet in the central courtyard at 9 am (LBJWC
entrance fees apply)
+Note, Seabrooke will have to leave at 11 am to catch her plane


Thanks,

Mike Quinn, vice president
Austin Butterfly Forum
entomike AT gmail.com
512-577-0250 - cell (call or text)
(I'll be on the road all next week, but you should be able to reach me
primarily via my cell number)

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Subject: AUSTIN BUTTERFLY FORUM APRIL 25 MEETING AND MAY 7 WORKSHOP
From: ABF Announce <abfannounce AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 13 Apr 2016 07:37:17 -0500
*Austin Butterfly Forum Meeting*



*Behind the Scenes of the Peterson Moth Guides *

*by Seabrooke Leckie *

*Monday, April 25, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.*


How many field guides do you own?  Have you ever wondered what goes into
making one? Seabrooke Leckie will share her experiences with the creation
of the Peterson Field Guide to Moths of Northeastern North America, from
idea to contract to publication, and compare the unique challenges
presented by the follow-up guide to moths of the southeast. She'll also
offer tips, drawn from lessons learned while working on the books, on how
to improve your expertise on moth identification
(or any other group).

Seabrooke Leckie is a freelance biologist and writer, co-author of the
Peterson Field Guide to Moths of Northeastern North America. She lives in
eastern Ontario, Canada, at a country house where she can enjoy nature just
by stepping into her backyard. Her current undertakings include a new
Peterson moth guide for the southeast (target release date: late 2017),
pursuing publication of her novels and a toddler. This program is free for
Austin Butterfly Forum members, but there is a *$10 admission for
non-members**.*



*How to Know and Grow Austin Butterflies Workshop*

*Zilker Botanical Garden Center*


*Saturday, May 7, 2016 10 am to 4 pm*

Learning to identify common butterflies of our area is only one aspect of
the Austin Butterfly Forum’s Annual Butterfly Workshop, held from 10:00
a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 7 at the Zilker Botanical Garden Center.
Topics will cover caterpillar food plants, how to raise caterpillars, watch
metamorphosis at home, and strategies for caterpillar survival and
identification, as well as books and resources about this rapidly growing
hobby. The workshop will include a light lunch and a walk to identify
butterflies in the Zilker Botanical Garden. Participants will be given
plants to take home to begin attracting butterflies to their own gardens.

To register, please contact Jeff Taylor at 512-255-0368 or
kscjtaylor AT prodigy.net .

Fee for the workshop is *$35.00* with a *light lunch provided*.

*Membership*

All of our normal events are free and open to the public, but you may want
to become a member of the Austin Butterfly Forum to help support us and our
events. We also treat members to some extra goodies, such as reduced
admission to special programs that have a fee and discounts on purchases
made at meetings. Membership is $20 annually per household, payable during
meetings or by mail to Doris Hill, ABF Treasurer, 1605 Broadmoor, Austin,
TX 78723.



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TX-BUTTERFLY archives: 
Subject: Banded Patch at National Butterfly Center, 4/8/16
From: Dan Jones <00000067bd2937ce-dmarc-request AT LISTSERV.UH.EDU>
Date: Fri, 8 Apr 2016 21:49:03 -0400
A Banded Patch was among 57 species of butterflies seen today at the National 
Butterfly Center. Photos and list are on my blog. 



http://rgvbutterflies.blogspot.com/2016/04/banded-patch-at-nbc-4816.html


Dan Jones, Weslaco, TX

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TX-BUTTERFLY archives: 
Subject: US Record Skipper in Bentsen SP
From: Mike Rickard <mikearickard AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 8 Apr 2016 10:32:20 -0500
A Nikko Skipper (Niconiades nikko) was found by John Rosford on 4/06/16,
near the Visitor Center of Bentsen SP in Mission.  John was shooting video
at the time and was able to get 90 seconds of the skipper before it flew.
Subsequent searching that day and on 4/07/16 have failed to relocate it.
Nikko is a familiar skipper in NE Mexico and southward.

Mike Rickard
Mission, TX

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Subject: Plebeian Sphinx Moth?
From: Shirley Wilkerson <shirley.wilkerson AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 8 Apr 2016 00:34:04 -0500
Is this correct?  Kurten TX 4-7-16

http://www.bluemelon.com/caramia/moths#page-0

Thanks,
Shirley Wilkerson
Kurten, TX

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TX-BUTTERFLY archives: 
Subject: Re: interesting blog/paper on the *rapid* rise of citizen science related publications...
From: "Robert J. \"Bob\" Nuelle, Jr." <bob.nuelle.jr AT ATT.NET>
Date: Wed, 6 Apr 2016 10:05:49 -0500
We have been in this movement for a while now. Professionally mentored Citizen 
Science is extremely important. This is the future - along with crowd funding 
for scientific research - Investigate thsi site http://www.experiment.com 

Our successful project: 
(https://experiment.com/projects/how-has-a-hemileuca-moth-evolved-to-live-in-a-unique-coastal-texas-ecosystem) 


About Citizen Science:
I speak from my own personal experience because, even though my son Robert and 
I are now Research Associates at Sam Houston State University, our 11 year 
research project into the coastal population of Hemileuca in Texas and our 
research efforts since December 2005 were initially conducted independent of 
our recent appointment at SHSU. The association with SHSU helped us to finish 
the project, and that is the mentoring part that is so important. 


We have actually published 2 papers in peer reviewed scientific journals and 
these papers have been well received. In order for Citizen Science to be 
valuable there must be oversight and assistance provided from credentialed 
individual or mentors. We had the assistance of several amazing professionals 
(Dr. Will Godwin, Dr., Richard Peigler, among many - see our acknowledgements 
in teh linked published articles.) Citizen Science social media inspired 
mega-projects like iNaturalist (http://www.inaturalist.org) will be the way 
that science expands in the face of a scarcity of funds and de-emphasis on 
funding natural history collections. 


We believe that our contributions have enormous value and we continue to 
tirelessly work on active research. We are working to help preserve and build 
Natural History collections, however, we can. The future looks bright for those 
of us in science -- building a strong mentoring relationship with intelligent 
people (Dr. Peigler at Incarnate Word, Dr. Godwin & Jerry Cook at SHSU - John 
Karges at TNC and of course Ben Hutchins, Cliff Shackleford, Jason Singhurst et 
al at TPWD) leads to research opportunities - access to research areas and if 
the individuals are committed and well mentored - valuable science. But IT MUST 
BE PUBLISHED in a peer reviewed journal and enter the mainstream according to 
the accepted and time honored processes established by Academics. 


Our latest Efforts:

Biogeography of a disjunct population of Hemileuca peigleri (Lepidoptera: 
Saturniidae) in the coastal bend of Texas 

http://www.entomoljournal.com/archives/2016/vol4issue1/PartH/4-1-27.pdf

Practical advice on the rearing of Saturniid caterpillars with notes on 
specimen preservation and parasitoid research 

http://www.entomoljournal.com/vol3Issue4/pdf/3-1-49.1.pdf

iNaturalist Projects

Davis Mountains - Mount Livermore (Long Term Distributional Study - 203 Species 
observed) 

http://www.inaturalist.org/projects/livermore-ranch

Powderhorn Ranch Conservation Area (Long Term Distributional Study- 90 Species 
observed) 

http://www.inaturalist.org/projects/powderhorn-ranch-conservation-project

Sincerely,

Robert J./ "Bob" Nuelle, Jr. AICEZS
Research Associate Sam Houston State Natural History Collections
Curator East Texas Natural History Collection

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Subject: interesting blog/paper on the *rapid* rise of citizen science related publications...
From: Mike Quinn <entomike AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 5 Apr 2016 09:12:09 -0500
*Examining new trends in citizen science*
February 2, 2016 by Jennifer Grigg, Plos Blogs
[image: Examining new trends in citizen science]
Figure showing the growth of published peer reviewed articles on citizen
science, from 1997 to 2014. Figure from Follet and Strezov, PLOS ONE.


In total, 1127 unique articles were reviewed, from these 239 were excluded
for not being directly related to citizen science (as above).

Follet and Strezov reported that the first citizen science article was
published in 1997. In the years following, few articles were published
until 2007 during which 6 papers were presented at the Ecological Society
of America Meeting. After this, the number of peer-reviewed citizen science
articles increased substantially.

The most widely published topic where citizen science contributed to the
project was biology, with 72% of articles falling into this category.
Biology-related citizen science articles also experienced a rapid growth in
the number of publications, at a faster rate than all other scientific
fields. The most common objectives among the biology-related articles was
to assess the diversity and distribution of species, in particular birds.

The findings of Follet and Strezov's study is supported by the results of a
recent meta-analysis published in *PLOS ONE*, which identified biology,
conservation and ecology as the primary fields utilising citizen science.
The study also reported the highest scientific output is generated in the
fields of ornithology, astronomy, meteorology and microbiology.

A caveat of publishing research generated in part from citizen scientists
is that many of these volunteers received no formal training, bringing the
quality and reliability of the data into question. However, these issues
can be addressed. Researchers can design standardised monitoring protocols
to identify unreliable data, or prevent the collection of poor quality
data, by using tools such as data entry forms with automated error checking
capabilities. In their study Follet and Strezov found that an increasing
number of publications were centred on addressing the methodologies and
validation techniques researchers can use to detect errors in data and
reduce the occurrence of these errors and eliminate bias.

Overall, the study reported the number of citizen science publications are
increasing. But, according to another recent study
 reviewing
the contributions of citizen science projects, only 12% of bio-diversity
related citizen science projects contributed data that resulted in
peer-reviewed scientific articles. So as it seems, there is still room to
increase the acceptance of citizen science.

*What does the future hold for citizen science?*

Citizen science is becoming ever more popular and is rapidly enabling
non-experts to contribute to the growing field of scientific knowledge. One
of the major benefits of citizen science is that it allows researchers to
utilise resources to analyse large volumes of data quickly, often with
lower financial cost. Furthermore, data can be collected from a wider
demographic of participants over a much larger spatial scale that
researchers would not necessarily have the time or resources to monitor
otherwise.

The growing role of citizen scientists in research is now being recognised
around the globe. In 2015 professional citizen science organisations were
created in Europe, Australia and the United States, and the first Citizen
Science Association Conference was held, with another one is planned for
February 2017. In the US the Crowdsourcing and Citizen Science Act of 2015
was introduced to encourage the use of citizen science within the federal
government. As technology develops and more people have access to the
resources available over the internet, this increases opportunities to
engage wider audiences in a diverse range of projects. Based on current
trends, this should mean that more of the journal articles published in
2016 will celebrate the contribution of the citizen scientists around the
world.
full text: http://phys.org/news/2016-02-trends-citizen-science.html#jCp

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Ria Follett. Vladimir Strezovl. 2015. An Analysis of Citizen Science Based
Research: Usage and Publication Patterns, *PLOS ONE*. DOI:
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Mike Quinn, Austin
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Subject: Fwd: AUSTIN BUTTERFLY FORUM MEETINGS AND PROGRAMS IN MARCH AND APRIL
From: ABF Announce <abfannounce AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 16 Mar 2016 19:48:38 -0500
*AUSTIN BUTTERFLY FORUM MEETING*

*MONDAY, MARCH 28, 7 PM – ZILKER BOTANICAL GARDEN CENTER*


**** **HOW TO GROW NATIVE MILKWEED FOR MONARCH BUTTERFLIES by BARBARA
KELLER-WILLY*

*[image: Inline image 1]*

*Monarch Butterfly on native Swamp Milkweed* *(photo by Val Bugh)*


A former corporate continuous improvement executive with Siemens
Corporation, Barbara Keller-Willy, is now Founder and Director of a Fort
Bend County non-profit, Monarch Gateway. Monarch Gateway seeks to create
contiguous pollinator habitat across the coastal and central flyways of
Texas. She is a lead partner with the Field Museum in Chicago and US Fish
and Wildlife in the creation of a multi-city Urban Monarch Conservation
Plan, President-elect of the land conservancy, "Native Prairies Association
of Texas", and serves in various roles in other community service
organizations.  A certified Texas Master Naturalist with Fort Bend's
Coastal Prairie Texas Master Naturalist chapter, she has long been a
champion of our dwindling coastal prairie habitat and its inhabitants.
Willy is caretaker and owner of a blackland prairie family homestead in
Milam County. She is also committed to educating the children of our
communities because they will be the future caretakers of our land.

Her interest in native prairie restoration led her on an eight-year quest
to develop a propagation method for the finicky native milkweeds of Texas.
Last year Willy donated 7000 native milkweed plants to pollinator projects
across Texas. More than two years ago, in her role as Founder and Director
of Monarch Gateway, she began working with cities in Fort Bend County to
create an Urban Pollinator/Monarch Conservation Model with the hope of
expanding along the central and coastal flyways and other communities in
Texas. City employees from surrounding municipalities, especially Sugar
Land, helped develop a plan that would deliver meaningful results and be
sustainable long-term.

**** This program is free for Austin Butterfly Forum members, but there is
a $5 admission fee for non-member*



*UPCOMING BUTTERFLY FORUM MEETINGS AND OTHER EVENTS*


*APRIL 22-24, 2016: THE TEXAS POLLINATOR POW-WOW *

The Texas Pollinator Pow-Wow, a pollinator conservation conference for
Texas and beyond, will be held at the Museum of Texas Tech University, in
Lubbock, Texas, and the Tahoka Lake Pasture. For more information regarding
speakers, fees, etc., please see the Pollinator Pow-Wow 2016 website at
www.texaspollinatorpowwow.org

*APRIL 25, 2016: AUSTIN BUTTERFLY FORUM MEETING AND PROGRAM*

***** BEHIND THE SCENES OF THE PETERSON MOTH GUIDES by SEABROOKE LECKIE *

*[image: Inline image 2]*


How many field guides do you own? Have you ever wondered what goes into
making one?  Seabrooke Leckie will share her experiences with the creation
of the Peterson Field Guide to Moths of Northeastern North America, from
idea to contract to publication, and will compare the unique challenges
presented by the follow-up guide to moths of the southeast.  She'll also
offer tips drawn from lessons learned while working on the books and on how
to improve your expertise on moth identification (or any other group).



Seabrooke Leckie is a freelance biologist and writer and co-author of the
Peterson Field Guide to Moths of Northeastern North America. She lives in
eastern Ontario, Canada, at a country house where she can enjoy nature just
by stepping into her backyard. Her current undertakings include finishing a
new Peterson moth guide for the southeast (target release date: late 2017),
pursuing publication of her novels, and keeping up with a toddler.

***** This special program is free for Austin Butterfly Forum members, but
there is a $10 admission fee for non-members.*

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*MEMBERSHIP*

All of our regular events are free and open to the public, but you may want
to become a member of the Austin Butterfly Forum to help support us and our
events. We also treat members to some extra goodies, such as reduced
admission to special programs that have a fee and discounts on purchases
made at meetings. Membership is $20 annually per household, payable during
meetings or by mail to Doris Hill, ABF Treasurer, 1605 Broadmoor, Austin,
TX 78723.

For more information, please visit our website: www.austinbutterflies.org

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TX-BUTTERFLY archives: 
Subject: Duskywing Question
From: Anthony Hewetson <fattonybirds AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 6 Mar 2016 16:56:51 -0600
Greetings All:

I photographed a duskywing at Sundown City Park, Hockley County, early this
afternoon and am at a bit of a loss regarding an identification.  Most
duskywings flying this early in my area are Sleepy Duskywings which this is
not.  It most resembles, to my eye, Rocky Mountain Duskywing - which would
be both out of range and early.

If anybody wants to take a whack at this identification, e-mail me at
fattonybirds AT gmail.com and I will send my best photograph.

Thanks, in advance, for any help.

Anthony Hewetson; Lubbock

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TX-BUTTERFLY archives: 
Subject: 2016 Entoblitz will be in Medina Co. (CenTex) - April 22-24
From: Mike Quinn <entomike AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 4 Mar 2016 14:10:46 -0600
This year's Texas Ento-Blitz will be held just w. of San Antonio, TX (nr.
Hondo, Medina Co.) - April 22nd-24th

Entoblitz 2016 Planning Page
http://entoblitz.tamu.edu/2016/index.php

Eagle Bluff Ranch is a private piece of land in Medina County owned by Dr.
William Calvert who has graciously allowed us to collect invertebrates on
it.

There are 2 cabins on the property with the main one (see map below) acting
as our central meeting location. This cabin and the one by the river are
also where we suggest people camp (outside the cabins only).

Entoblitz 2016 - one page PDF flyer
http://entoblitz.tamu.edu/2016/2016%20Flyer.pdf

Lodging: primitive camping on-site (two toilets) – bring your own tents or
book a hotel reservation in near-by Hondo or Bandera (suggestions on
website)

Supplies and food: you’re on your own except for Sat. night dinner and Sun.
morning breakfast – included for a fee (TBD). Campfires can be made and
please bring out what you bring in.

RSVP:

We need to know who is going and how many to expect, so please RSVP by
e-mailing Derek A. Woller (asilid AT gmail.com) with:

1) Full names of all in your party
2) Affiliation (if applicable: e.g. TAMU)
3) If you’re interested in the planned dinner/breakfast (not a full
commitment, just gauging interest to
    decide pricing)

Organizers:

-The Texas A&M University Insect Collection (TAMUIC): Ed Riley
-TAMU Entomology Graduate Student Organization (EGSO): Derek A. Woller
-TAMU Undergraduate Entomology Student Organization (UESO): Shelby
Kilpatrick and Ryan Selking


Texas Entoblitz Homepage
http://entoblitz.tamu.edu/

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Mike Quinn, Austin

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TX-BUTTERFLY archives: 
Subject: National Butterfly Center, 3/2/16
From: Dan Jones <00000067bd2937ce-dmarc-request AT LISTSERV.UH.EDU>
Date: Wed, 2 Mar 2016 22:54:55 -0500
Lots of butterflies at the National Butterfly Center today including Banded 
Peacock, two Glazed Pellicias and at least three Double-dotted Skippers. Photos 
and list are on my blog. 
http://rgvbutterflies.blogspot.com/2016/03/national-butterfly-center-3216.html 



Dan Jones, Weslaco

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Subject: Estero Butterfly Walk, Fri Feb 26, 2016
From: Rick Snider <ricksnid AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 27 Feb 2016 14:09:40 -0600
Estero Llano Grande State Park Butterfly Walk, Feb 26, 2016

In the low 70s, mostly sun, and calm, very nice weather for butterflies.

14 participants started and saw a total of 46 species just before and
during the walk.

Mimosa Yellow was found for the first time this winter.

Thanks to Mike Rickard, Ginny Musgrave, and Dave Elder who helped locate,
identify, and show butterflies to participants.

Pipevine Swallowtail  Battus philenor
Giant Swallowtail  Papilio cresphontes
Great Southern White  Ascia monuste
Southern Dogface  Colias cesonia
Cloudless Sulphur  Phoebis sennae
Lyside Sulphur  Kricogonia lyside
Little Yellow  Eurema lisa
Mimosa Yellow  Eurema nise
Silver-banded Hairstreak  Chlorostrymon simaethis
Gray Hairstreak  Strymon melinus
Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak  Strymon istapa
Dusky-blue Groundstreak  Calycopis isobeon
Clytie Ministreak  Ministrymon clytie
Cassius Blue Leptotes cassius
Reakirt's Blue  Hemiargus isola
Rounded Metalmark  Calephelis perditalis
Red-bordered Metalmark  Caria ino
American Snout  Libytheana carinenta
Gulf Fritillary  Agraulis vanillae
Bordered Patch  Chlosyne lacinia
Texan Crescent  Phyciodes texana
Vesta Crescent  Phyciodes vesta
Phaon Crescent  Phyciodes phaon
American Lady  Vanessa virginiensis
White Peacock  Anartia jatrophae
Mexican Bluewing  Myscelia ethusa
Hermes Satyr  Hermeuptychia hermes
Monarch  Danaus plexippus
Queen  Danaus gilippus
White-striped Longtail  Chioides catillus
Long-tailed Skipper  Urbanus proteus
Brown Longtail  Urbanus procne
Mournful Duskywing  Erynnis tristis
Funereal Duskywing  Erynnis funeralis
White Checkered-Skipper  Pyrgus albescens
Tropical Checkered-Skipper  Pyrgus oileus
Laviana White-Skipper  Heliopetes laviana
Turk's-cap White-Skipper  Heliopetes macaira
Julia's Skipper  Nastra julia
Fawn-spotted Skipper  Cymaenes odilia
Clouded Skipper  Lerema accius
Southern Skipperling  Copaeodes minimus
Fiery Skipper  Hylephila phyleus
Whirlabout  Polites vibex
Eufala Skipper  Lerodea eufala
Ocola Skipper  Panoquina ocola

Rick Snider - Host Volunteer
Butterfly walks are Fridays at 1:30
Plant walks are Thursdays at 10AM.

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