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21 Nov Estero Butterfly Walk [Rick Snider ]
21 Nov Resaca de la Palma SP - Walker's Metalmark [Sherry Wilson ]
17 Nov Austin Butterfly Forum meeting, November 24 [ABF Announce ]
16 Nov Resaca de la Palma SP - Sunday Butterflies [Sherry Wilson ]
16 Nov Violet-patched Skipper, Hecebolus Skipper at National butterfly Center, 11/16/14 [Dan Jones ]
15 Nov Still flying in Lubbock [Anthony Hewetson ]
12 Nov Spot-celled Sister in Utopia, again [Mitch Heindel ]
12 Nov Late report: Blue-studded Skipper (Sostrata nordica) at Yturria Brush Tract, Hidalgo Co. ["Robert A. Behrstock" ]
12 Nov Re: Moth id help needed, Pharr, TX [Chuck Sexton ]
11 Nov Re: Moth id help needed, Pharr, TX [Shirley Wilkerson ]
11 Nov Moth id help needed, Pharr, TX [Shirley Wilkerson ]
10 Nov Resaca de la Palma SP - Sunday Butterflies [Sherry Wilson ]
10 Nov Estero Tailed Aguna [Sherry Wilson ]
10 Nov Estero Common BLuevent [Joan Hill ]
9 Nov Common Bluevent, Ruddy Hairstreak in RGV, 11/9/14 [Dan Jones ]
8 Nov Yturria Brush, 11/8/14 [Dan Jones ]
8 Nov Orange-crescent Ground streak, Brackettville, 11/7 [Troy Hibbitts ]
7 Nov Starred Skipper [Joan Hill ]
6 Nov Valley Skipper ID help [James Giroux ]
5 Nov Estero correction [Joan Hill ]
5 Nov Santa Ana & Estero [Joan Hill ]
5 Nov Resaca de la Palma State Park [Terry Hibbitts ]
4 Nov NABA, Estero Llano Grande, & Resaca de la Palma [Mary Beth Stowe ]
4 Nov Frontera Latana Scrub-Hairstreak [Shirley Wilkerson ]
3 Nov Rio Rico, Frontera [Joan Hill ]
3 Nov Strophius Hairstreak in Mission, Hidalgo Co. yard, today ["David T. Dauphin" ]
3 Nov Santa Anna Butterflies [Shirley Wilkerson ]
2 Nov Strophius, more flying in Falcon Heights [Berry Nall ]
31 Oct A "knock-out" Olive-clouded Skipper in our Mission yard. ["David T. Dauphin" ]
31 Oct Butterflies of the Edinburg Scenic Wetlands & World Birding Center, Hidalgo Co. RGV [Javier Gonzalez ]
31 Oct Re: Green Flasher-Astraptes Talus (NEW U.S. RECORD) yard butterfly #157 [James K Adams ]
30 Oct Tropical Greenstreak in our Mission, Hidalgo Co. yard….#158 ["David T. Dauphin" ]
30 Oct Laguna Atascosa & Estero [Joan Hill ]
30 Oct Re: Green Flasher-Astraptes Talus (NEW U.S. RECORD) yard butterfly #157 [Jim Sinclair ]
30 Oct Green Flasher-Astraptes Talus (NEW U.S. RECORD) yard butterfly #157 ["David T. Dauphin" ]
30 Oct Texas Plant Conservation Conference next week Nov 5-8 - Austin [Mike Quinn ]
29 Oct Estero & Edinburg [Joan Hill ]
29 Oct Potrillo Skipper in Mission yard ["David T. Dauphin" ]
29 Oct Texas Pollinator PowWow - Nov 15 @ Mansfield, TX [Mike Quinn ]
29 Oct Re: TX-BUTTERFLY Digest - 27 Oct 2014 to 28 Oct 2014 (#2014-148) ["Robert A. Behrstock" ]
28 Oct National Butterfly Center, 10/28/14 [Dan Jones ]
28 Oct Black Crescen -NOT [Joan Hill ]
28 Oct Texas Milkweeds and (immature) Monarchs - new iNat app [Mike Quinn ]
27 Oct LRGV butterfly bonanza [Joan Hill ]
27 Oct Green-backed Ruby-eye in our Mission yard, today. ["David T. Dauphin" ]
27 Oct Resaca de la Palma SP - Sunday Butterflies [Sherry Wilson ]
26 Oct ignore this post, folks ["David T. Dauphin" ]
25 Oct Resaca de la Palma, 10/25/14 [Dan Jones ]
24 Oct Open Gate @ Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary [Susan Schaezler ]
20 Oct Resaca de la Palma SP - Weekend Sightings [Sherry Wilson ]
20 Oct New Moth for McLennan County, Magusa divaricata [Ann Gordon ]
20 Oct Warbler Woods Butterflies [Susan Schaezler ]
19 Oct Austin Butterfly Forum meeting, October 27 [ABF Announce ]
18 Oct National Butterfly Center, 10/18/14 [Dan Jones ]
17 Oct Another Glazed Pellicia and a Gilbert's Flasher at NBC, Mission today [Reid Martin ]
16 Oct Glazed Pellicia at National Butterfly Center, 10/16/14 [Dan Jones ]
16 Oct Re: Fw: Santa Margarita Ranch [Joseph Kennedy ]
16 Oct Re: Fw: Santa Margarita Ranch ["Collins, Fred (Commissioner Pct. 3)" ]
15 Oct Canyonlands Quaker flying again [Chuck Sexton ]
15 Oct Fw: Santa Margarita Ranch ["Alan Wormington" ]
15 Oct Fw: Santa Margarita Ranch [Alan Wormington ]
15 Oct Re: Santa Margarita Ranch [Berry Nall ]
15 Oct Santa Margarita Ranch [Keith Wolfe ]
15 Oct Monarchs clustering on Llano River [Monika Maeckle ]
15 Oct Recent RGV Activity [Mike Rickard ]
14 Oct Flying at Palo Alto NHP & Resaca de la Palma SP [Sherry Wilson ]
14 Oct Monarchs at Granger Lake [Chuck Sexton ]
13 Oct Resaca de la Palma SP - Sunday Butterfly Walk [Sherry Wilson ]
13 Oct Re: San Antonio Butterfly Count on Oct 23 and 28!! [Tamela Baker ]
13 Oct San Antonio Butterfly Count on Oct 23 and 28!! [Patty Leslie Pasztor ]
12 Oct Tons of monarchs headwind s 30 mi w of Ardmore Okla [Brush Freeman ]
11 Oct 19th Annual Brazos Bend Butterfly Count, October 5, 2014 [Richard Jespersen ]
9 Oct Tarrant Co. skipper IDed - Brazilian [Chuck Sexton ]
9 Oct Re: Skipper ID needed in Tarrant County [Mike Rickard ]
9 Oct Skipper ID needed in Tarrant County [Chuck Sexton ]
8 Oct Fire Ants [Brush Freeman ]

Subject: Estero Butterfly Walk
From: Rick Snider <ricksnid AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2014 21:14:40 -0600
Estero Llano Grande State Park Butterfly Walk, Friday Nov 21, 2014



Today was warm in the mid 70s with mostly overcast skies and a few sunny
breaks and with winds out of the SE. 44 species was the tally for the hike
and a few other sightings from the morning.

Best was a fresh looking Bluevent seen by everyone in the parking lot
garden. Also seen were Zebra Heliconian, Potrillo Skipper, and Lantana
Scrub-Hairstreak.  In the morning a Malachite was at the butterfly feeding
station and a Two-barred Flasher at the Pauraque Hall garden.





Giant Swallowtail  Papilio cresphontes

Orange Sulphur  Colias eurytheme

Southern Dogface  Colias cesonia

Cloudless Sulphur  Phoebis sennae

Large Orange Sulphur  Phoebis agarithe

Lyside Sulphur  Kricogonia lyside

Tailed Orange  Eurema proterpia

Little Yellow  Eurema lisa

Silver-banded Hairstreak  Chlorostrymon simaethis

Gray Hairstreak  Strymon melinus

Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak  Strymon istapa

Lantana Scrub-Hairstreak  Strymon bazochii

Clytie Ministreak  Ministrymon clytie

Cassius Blue Leptotes cassius

Ceraunus Blue  Hemiargus ceraunus

Fatal Metalmark  Calephelis nemesis

Red-bordered Metalmark  Caria ino

American Snout  Libytheana carinenta

Gulf Fritillary  Agraulis vanillae

Zebra Heliconian  Heliconius charithonia

Bordered Patch  Chlosyne lacinia

Phaon Crescent  Phyciodes phaon

Painted Lady  Vanessa cardui

Red Admiral  Vanessa atalanta

White Peacock  Anartia jatrophae

Malachite  Siproeta stelenes

Common Mestra  Mestra amymone

Tawny Emperor  Asterocampa clyton

Monarch  Danaus plexippus

Queen  Danaus gilippus

Soldier  Danaus eresimus

Long-tailed Skipper  Urbanus proteus

Brown Longtail  Urbanus procne

Two-barred Flasher  Astraptes fulgerator

Potrillo Skipper  Cabares potrillo

Mazans Scallopwing  Staphylus mazans

Sickle-winged Skipper  Achlyodes thraso

Common Bluevent Anastrus sempiternus

Tropical Checkered-Skipper  Pyrgus oileus

Laviana White-Skipper  Heliopetes laviana

Fawn-spotted Skipper  Cymaenes odilia

Clouded Skipper  Lerema accius

Fiery Skipper  Hylephila phyleus

Eufala Skipper  Lerodea eufala



Rick Snider - Host Volunteer

Butterfly walks at Estero are Fridays at 1:30

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Subject: Resaca de la Palma SP - Walker's Metalmark
From: Sherry Wilson <rollingsoles AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2014 13:05:34 -0600
A single fresh Walker's Metalmark has just been spotted in with all the
Blue Metalmarks in the white mistflower bush in the new garden area.  With
so few around this season it's nice to see one on such a blustery afternoon.

Sherry Wilson
  Resident Park Host
Resaca de la Palma State Park
956-350-2920

*Nature Hike *Friday:  9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
*Bird Walk* Saturday:  8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
*Butterfly Walk* Sunday:  1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m..
*Night Hike* last Friday of the month (RSVP by 5:00 p.m. Thurs)  - small fee
*Nature Tram Rides*:  Wednesday thru Sunday
(Visitor Center closed Mon/Tues)
http://www.facebook.com/resacadelapalma

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Subject: Austin Butterfly Forum meeting, November 24
From: ABF Announce <abfannounce AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 17 Nov 2014 13:15:46 -0600
Hi everyone,



Here is the information for upcoming events and meetings of the Austin
Butterfly Forum. Thanks for helping us to get the word out.



The Austin Butterfly Forum meets at the Zilker Botanical Garden Center
 at 7:00 pm on the 4th Monday of every month
except for December. Most meetings are free and open to the public.


Each meeting features an educational program, but we like to socialize a
bit beforehand. Sometimes members will bring caterpillars or collections
for display, and sometimes we have special opportunities such as plant
giveaways. The meetings are also a good place to hear special announcements
and learn about new events.


Nov. 24, 2014, 7 PM meeting: *Member's Show & Tell*
This is always a fun meeting! Club members have 5-10 minutes to show photos
or to tell about memorable butterfly (and other insect) encounters from the
year. We have a laptop and projector, so just bring your flash drive. The
coordinator is Dan Hardy.
Zilker Botanical Garden Center, 7 pm; free.

Our next regular meeting will be in January, 2015. Details to come!

For more information on the Austin Butterfly Forum, please see our
 website: http://www.austinbutterflies.org/index.html



Please contact Mike Quinn at entomike AT gmail.com if you need more
information.



Thanks for your help in publicizing our meetings. Hope to see you there!

Peg WallaceABF Publicity

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Subject: Resaca de la Palma SP - Sunday Butterflies
From: Sherry Wilson <rollingsoles AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 16 Nov 2014 20:58:22 -0600
Afternoon sun brought out the Orange-barred Sulphurs, Silver-banded
Hairstreaks, a couple very nice Lantana Scrub-Hairstreaks, and an abundance
of Blue Metalmarks and Boisduval's Yellows.  Nothing exceptional, but still
a very nice afternoon.

Sherry Wilson
Resident Park Host
Resaca de la Palma State Park
956-350-2920

*Nature Hike *Friday:  9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
*Bird Walk* Saturday:  8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
*Butterfly Walk* Sunday:  1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m..
*Night Hike* last Friday of the month (RSVP by 5:00 p.m. Thurs)  - small fee
*Nature Tram Rides*:  Wednesday thru Sunday
(Visitor Center closed Mon/Tues)
http://www.facebook.com/resacadelapalma

​Pipevine Swallowtail (Battus philenor)
Giant Swallowtail (Papilio cresphontes)
Checkered White (Pontia protodice)
Southern Dogface (Colias cesonia)
Cloudless Sulphur (Phoebis sennae)
Orange-barred Sulphur (Phoebis philea)
Large Orange Sulphur (Phoebis agarithe)
Lyside Sulphur (Kricogonia lyside)
Boisduval's Yellow (Eurema boisduvaliana)
Tailed Orange (Eurema proterpia)
Little Yellow (Pyrisitia lisa)
Mimosa Yellow (Pyrisitia nise)
Silver-banded Hairstreak (Chlorostrymon simaethis)
Gray Hairstreak (​Strymon melinus)
Red-crescent Scrub-Hairstreak (Strymon rufofusca) -earlier in week, not
seen Sunday
Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak (Strymon istapa)
Lantana Scrub-Hairstreak (Strymon bazochii)
Dusky-blue Groundstreak (Calycopis isobeon)
​Clytie Ministreak (Ministrymon clytie)
Western Pygmy-Blue (Brephidium exile)
Ceraunus Blue (Hemiargus ceraunus)
Fatal Metalmark (Calephelis nemesis)
Rounded Metalmark (Calephelis perditalis)
Red-bordered Metalmark (Caria ino)
Blue Metalmark (Lasaia sula)
American Snout (Libytheana carinenta)
Gulf Fritillary (Agraulis vanillae)
Zebra Heliconian (Heliconius charithonia)
Bordered Patch (Chlosyne lacinia)
Vesta Crescent (Phyciodes vesta)
Phaon Crescent (Phyciodes phaon)
Painted Lady (Vanessa cardui)
White Peacock (Anartia jatrophae)
Mexican Bluewing (Myscelia ethusa)
Tawny Emperor (Asterocampa clyton)
Queen (Danaus gilippus)
Soldier (Danaus eresimus)
White-striped Longtail (Chioides catillus)​ -earlier in week, not seen
Sunday
​Long-tailed Skipper (Urbanus proteus) - earlier in week, not seen Sunday
Brown Longtail (Urbanus procne)
Mimosa Skipper (Cogia calchas)
Mazans Scallopwing (Staphylus mazans)
Sickle-winged Skipper (Eantis tamenund)
White Checkered-Skipper (Pyrgus albescens)
Tropical Checkered-Skipper (Pyrgus oileus)
Laviana White-Skipper (Heliopetes laviana)
Julia's Skipper (Nastra julia)
Fawn-spotted Skipper (Cymaenes odilia)
Clouded Skipper (Lerema accius)
Fiery Skipper (Hylephila phyleus)
Southern Broken-Dash (Wallengrenia otho)
Common Mellana (Quasimellana eulogius)
Eufala Skipper (Lerodea eufala)


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TX-BUTTERFLY archives: 
Subject: Violet-patched Skipper, Hecebolus Skipper at National butterfly Center, 11/16/14
From: Dan Jones <antshrike1 AT AOL.COM>
Date: Sun, 16 Nov 2014 21:27:52 -0500
Good stuff today the the National Butterfly Center included Violet-patched 
Skipper, Hecebolus Skipper, Marius Hairstreak and Zilpa Longtail. Photos and a 
list of today's 60 species are on my blog. 




http://rgvbutterflies.blogspot.com/2014/11/violet-patched-skipper-hecebolus.html 



Dan Jones, Weslaco




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TX-BUTTERFLY archives: 
Subject: Still flying in Lubbock
From: Anthony Hewetson <fattonybirds AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 15 Nov 2014 21:43:54 -0600
Greetings All:

We just went through our first big chill of the season (lows were 25, 19,
18, and 23 on the 11th, 12th, 13th, and 14th and - more significantly -
there was a stretch from 0200 on the 12th through 1000 on the 14th where
the temperature remained below freezing).

I spent about six hours chasing critters in Lubbock this morning/afternoon
and my first butterfly of the day was - natch - a Dainty Sulphur at about
1020.  All told, I spotted 2 Common Checkered Skippers, 1 Sachem, 2 Cabbage
Whites, 2 Checkered Whites, 7 Orange Sulphurs, 1 Southern Dogface, 4 Sleepy
Oranges, 9 Dainty Sulphurs, 1 Gray Hairstreak, 1 Red Admiral, and 1 Painted
Lady, from 1020 to 1400, whilst exploring various Lubbock parks.

Some of this is due, no doubt, to anthropogenic warming associated with
urban environments but a lot of it is attributable to the resilience of our
late- or north-flying species.

Anthony 'Fat Tony' Hewetson; Lubbock

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Subject: Spot-celled Sister in Utopia, again
From: Mitch Heindel <mitch AT UTOPIANATURE.COM>
Date: Wed, 12 Nov 2014 17:33:05 -0800
Hi all,

Bob B. reminded me, I have a late report as well, from Utopia.

We finally had a highlight in a rather dreary year for leps here.
Sunday Nov. 9 Kathy and I had decent looks at a Spot-celled Sister
(Adelpha basiloides) on private property a couple miles south
of town itself.  It was in the river habitat corridor.  No
photos obtained.  Interestingly the first one I found here (ph.)
was Nov. 11 (2005).

Mitch Heindel
Utopia

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Subject: Late report: Blue-studded Skipper (Sostrata nordica) at Yturria Brush Tract, Hidalgo Co.
From: "Robert A. Behrstock" <rbehrstock AT COX.NET>
Date: Wed, 12 Nov 2014 16:06:45 -0700
Dear Lepsters,

 

I was gently reminded (thanks Charles) that this species wasn’t posted to
the listserv during the Texas Butterfly Festival. There was no malice; I
just couldn’t post from my phone without getting a scrambled message. 

 

On 2 Nov., I led a field trip to the Yturria Brush Tract just W of La Joya
and N of Route 83 at the western margin of Hidalgo County. We located a
fresh Blue-studded Skipper at about 11:00 a.m. I was familiar with the
species from trips further south and screamed one of those words tour
leaders are generally supposed to refrain from saying.  Everyone on the trip
had good looks and photos were obtained by several participants, as well as
by photographer Luciano Guerra from the NABA Butterfly Center who was our
driver that day (and who had actually photographed the skipper before the
pandemonium took place). The butterfly was in a patch of nectar plants near
the highway, and was last seen feeding on the tiny white-flowered Brushland
shrub-verbena (Lantana macropoda = Lantana achyranthifolia). I didn’t hear
that it was refound that afternoon. The next day, it was relocated and
photographed by my friends Bill & Deb Marsh from Ohio and perhaps others.

 

Other nice finds during the three trips I made to Yturria during the week
were Two-barred Flasher and Lantana Scrub-Hairstreak, but there were plenty
of butterflies there.

 

Thanks to everyone in the Valley and especially the hosts at NABA for making
the festival a successful event, and to all the local and out-of-state
butterfliers who passed along sightings..

 

Best,

RAB

 

 

Robert A. Behrstock

10359 S. Thicket Pl. 

Hereford, AZ 85615

Phone:  (520) 378-3262

Cell: (520) 732-4784

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Dragonflies & Damselflies of the Southwest

 
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Subject: Re: Moth id help needed, Pharr, TX
From: Chuck Sexton <gcwarbler AT AUSTIN.RR.COM>
Date: Wed, 12 Nov 2014 09:06:58 -0600
Because it is so dark, I was initially thinking Shirley’s sphinx in Pharr was 
Lassaux’s, 

http://bugguide.net/node/view/102740
but then I realized that there is a dark form of Obscure Sphinx that is 
uncommon and not discussed on BG or MPG. The differences between Lassaux’s 
and the darkest Obscure’s are slight. 


I looked over as many images as I could and came up with some criteria for this 
ID challenge which I posted as a comment on Liam O'Brien’s recent sphinx moth 
near Riviera on iNaturalist: 

http://www.inaturalist.org/observations/1067980
Scroll down on the observation to see my discussion.

I’m now convinced that both Shirley’s and Liam’s critters are in fact 
Obscure Sphinx’s. I’d be interested in any comments on those ID notes on 
iNaturalist or anything I’ve overlooked. 


Chuck Sexton
Austin
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Subject: Re: Moth id help needed, Pharr, TX
From: Shirley Wilkerson <shirleyywilkerson AT YAHOO.COM>
Date: Tue, 11 Nov 2014 20:07:38 -0800
Everyone,,

The majority response is Obscure Sphinx Moth, both moths, with different color 
variations. Here are some images that seem to confirm this ID. 


http://bugguide.net/node/view/453492

http://bugguide.net/node/view/691297/bgimage

http://bugguide.net/node/view/867478/bgimage

Thanks again for ALL your help.

Shirley Wilkerson
Bryan, TX

 
 
 
      
 

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Subject: Moth id help needed, Pharr, TX
From: Shirley Wilkerson <shirleyywilkerson AT YAHOO.COM>
Date: Tue, 11 Nov 2014 08:01:22 -0800

I need some help with these two moth id's please. Taken in a parking lot, 
Pharr, Texas, 10-31-14, at about 7:30 pm. There are two moths, two views each, 
scroll with the right arrow to see all 4 photos. 



http://www.bluemelon.com/caramia/recentimages#photo-5286509/T800600

Thanks,
Shirley Wilkerson
Bryan, TX 

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Subject: Resaca de la Palma SP - Sunday Butterflies
From: Sherry Wilson <rollingsoles AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 10 Nov 2014 21:48:15 -0600
Glazed Pellicia and Red-crescent Scrub-Hairstreak were the biggest
surprises on Sunday.  An even fresher Red-crescent was around early this
morning.  Orange-barred Sulphur, Mexican Bluewing and Boisduval's Yellow
are fairly easy to find.

Sherry
​& Dick ​
Wilson
Resident Park Host
​s​
Resaca de la Palma State Park
956-350-2920

*Nature Hike *Friday:  9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
*Bird Walk* Saturday:  8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
*Butterfly Walk* Sunday:  1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m..
*Night Hike* last Friday of the month (RSVP by 5:00 p.m. Thurs)  - small fee
*Nature Tram Rides*:  Wednesday thru Sunday
(Visitor Center closed Mon/Tues)
http://www.facebook.com/resacadelapalma

​Giant Swallowtail (Papilio cresphontes)
Great Southern White (Ascia monuste) - only one seen
Southern Dogface (Colias eurytheme)
Cloudless Sulphur (Phoebis sennae)
Orange-barred Sulphur (Phoebis philea)
Large Orange Sulphur (Phoebis agarithe)
Lyside Sulphur (Kricogonia lyside)
Boisduval's Yellow (Eurema boisduvaliana)
Tailed Orange (Eurema proterpia)
​Little Yellow (Pyrisitia lisa)
Dainty Sulphur (Nathalis iole)
Silver-banded Hairstreak (Chlorostrymon simaethis)
Gray Hairstreak (Strymon melinus)
Red-crescent Scrub-Hairstreak (Strymon rufofusca)
Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak (Strymon istapa)
Lantana Scrub-Hairstreak (Strymon bazochii)
Dusky-blue Groundstreak (Calycois isobeon)
Clytie Ministreak (Ministrymon clytie)
Western Pygmy-Blue (Brephidium exile)
Ceraunus Blue (Hemiargus ceraunus)
Fatal Metalmark (Calephelis nemesis)
Rounded Metalmark (Calephelis perditalis)
Red-bordered Metalmark (Caria ino)
Blue Metalmark (Lasaia sula)
American Snout (Libytheana carinenta)
Gulf Fritillary (Agraulis vanillae)
Julia Heliconian (Dryas iulia) - only one seen
Zebra Heliconian (Heliconius charithonia)
Bordered Patch (Chlosyne iacinia)
Vesta Crescent (Phyciodes vesta)
Phaon Crescent (Phyciodes phaon)
Pearl Crescent (Phyciodes tharos)
Painted Lady (Vanessa cardui)
Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta)
White Peacock (Anartia jatrophae)
Mexican Bluewing (Myscelia ethusa)
Common Mestra (Mestra amymone)
Tawny Emperor (Asterocampa clyton)
Carolina Satyr (Hermeuptychia sosybius)
Queen (Danaus gilippus)
Soldier (Danaus eresimus)
White-striped Longtail (Chioides catillus)
Long-tailed Skipper (Urbanus proteus)
Brown Longtail (Urbanus procne)
Glazed Pellicia (Pellicia arina)
Mimosa Skipper (Cogia calchas)
Mazans Scallopwing (Staphylus mazans)
Sickle-winged Skipper (Eantis tamenund)
White-patched Skipper (Chlomara Asychis) - Saturday only
White Checkered-Skipper (Pyrgus albescens)
Tropical Checkered-Skipper (Pyrgus oileus)
Laviana White-Skipper (Heliopetes laviana)
Fawn-spotted Skipper (Cymaenes odilia)
Clouded Skipper (Lerema accius)
Fiery Skipper (Hylephila phyleus)
Southern Broken-Dash (Wallengrenia otho)
Eufala Skipper (Lerodea eufala)

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Subject: Estero Tailed Aguna
From: Sherry Wilson <rollingsoles AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 10 Nov 2014 21:01:43 -0600
T
​he Tailed Aguna was spotted around 3 p.m. today in the Estero​ parking
area, but Dick and I missed the Bluevent.

Sherry & Dick Wilson

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Subject: Estero Common BLuevent
From: Joan Hill <jhill003 AT CHARTER.NET>
Date: Mon, 10 Nov 2014 20:45:08 -0600
The Bluevent continues in the Estero parking area - appearing the past three 
days between 9:30 and 10:30 AM. The Two- Barred Flasher continues to appear at 
the main entrance sign by the walkway as well as in the parking area under the 
Ebonies. Numerous Silver-banded hairstreaks as well as Lantana Scrub hairstreak 
in the rear butterfly garden. 

Joan Hill

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Subject: Common Bluevent, Ruddy Hairstreak in RGV, 11/9/14
From: Dan Jones <antshrike1 AT AOL.COM>
Date: Sun, 9 Nov 2014 21:34:48 -0500
The Common Bluevent Anastrus sempiternus continued today in the Estero Llano 
Grande State Park parking lot. At the National Butterfly Center there was a 
Ruddy Hairstreak, Malachite and at least 15 Red-bordered Pixies. Photos are on 
my blog. 




http://rgvbutterflies.blogspot.com/2014/11/common-bluevent-ruddy-hairstreak-11914.html 



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Subject: Yturria Brush, 11/8/14
From: Dan Jones <antshrike1 AT AOL.COM>
Date: Sat, 8 Nov 2014 21:43:26 -0500
Spent the afternoon at the Yturria Brush tract of the Lower Rio Grande Valley 
NWR. Among the 43 species were Erichson's White-Skipper, Two-barred Flasher, 
Red-bordered Pixie and three Great Purple Hairstreaks. A Tailed Aguna has been 
present for the past three days at Estero Llano Grande State Park in the 
parking lot and a Common Bluevent was photographed there today. My list from 
Yturria Brush and some photos are on my blog. 




http://rgvbutterflies.blogspot.com/2014/11/tailed-aguna-at-estero-and-yturria.html 



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Subject: Orange-crescent Ground streak, Brackettville, 11/7
From: Troy Hibbitts <alterna2627 AT ATT.NET>
Date: Sat, 8 Nov 2014 15:17:20 -0800
On Friday 11/7 I had a tiny Hairstreak that I'd not seen before. I submitted a 
cell phone shot of the real picture on the back of my camera to the 
TX-Butterfly Facebook group and it was ID'd as an Orange-crescent Ground 
streak, a new species for me and my yard. Possibly new for Kinney County? 


Troy Hibbitts 
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Subject: Starred Skipper
From: Joan Hill <jhill003 AT CHARTER.NET>
Date: Fri, 7 Nov 2014 22:36:35 -0600
Does anyone know where the Starred Skipper was seen in McAllen during the 
Butterfly Festival? 

Thanks,
Joan Hill

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Subject: Valley Skipper ID help
From: James Giroux <jamesagiroux AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 6 Nov 2014 20:42:12 -0600
I took a Skipper photo this past weekend at the National Butterfly Center
that I am not able to ID. 

http://jamesagiroux.com/UnknownSkipper.html

Please take a look and let me know what you think.

James Giroux
Austin, TX

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Subject: Estero correction
From: Joan Hill <jhill003 AT CHARTER.NET>
Date: Wed, 5 Nov 2014 20:56:46 -0600
Sorry, but after checking my photos, the scrub hairstreak found today turned 
out to be Red Crescent not Red-lined. 

Joan

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Subject: Santa Ana & Estero
From: Joan Hill <jhill003 AT CHARTER.NET>
Date: Wed, 5 Nov 2014 20:03:32 -0600
Today's Butterfly Walk at Santa Ana took place amid showers and still fifteen 
species were seen, including one Two-Barred Flasher. However, the highlight of 
the walk was a pristine Owl Moth (Tysania zenobia) that was perched on the wall 
of the breezeway by the office. 

At Estero, while skies remained very overcast the rain held off for the rest of 
the day. The star of the day was found by Dan Jones, so I'll leave it to him to 
report that. On top of his find, another two barred flasher, several Guava 
skippers, a Hammock Skipper, Dorantes and White-striped Longtails,and one 
Red-Lined Scrub Hairstreak were seen. 


Joan Hill 

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Subject: Resaca de la Palma State Park
From: Terry Hibbitts <thibb AT SWTEXAS.NET>
Date: Wed, 5 Nov 2014 17:26:11 -0600
Resaca de la Palma State Park, Monday afternoon and Tuesday morning.  Mostly
on Tuesday (3 and 4 Nov. 2014),  Cameron County.

 

Not a complete list since I was searching more for forest darners
(dragonflies)  than for butterflies.

 

Giant Swallowtail, Southern Dogface, Lyside Sulphur, Boisduval's Yellow,
Sleepy Orange, Dainty Sulphur, Orange-barred Sulphur, Cloudless Sulphur,
Large Orange Sulphur, Silver-banded Hairstreak, Gray Hairstreak, Dusky-blue
Groundstreak, Red-bordered Metalmark, Blue Metalmark, Rounded Metalmark,
Walker's Metalmark, Zebra Heliconian, Gulf Fritilary, Bordered Patch, Phaon
Crescent, Painted Lady, White Peacock, Mexican Bluewing, Tawny Emperor,
Monarch, Queen, Brown Longtail, Mimosa Skipper, Mazans Scallopwing, Tropical
Checkered-white, White Checkered-white, Laviana White-skipper, Sickle-winged
Skipper, Fawn-spotted Skipper, Clouded Skipper, Fiery Skipper, Whirlabout,
Sachem, Eufala Skipper, Celia's Skipper.

 

Terry Hibbitts

Camp Wood Hills

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Subject: NABA, Estero Llano Grande, & Resaca de la Palma
From: Mary Beth Stowe <mbstowe AT MIRIAMEAGLEMON.COM>
Date: Tue, 4 Nov 2014 20:00:22 -0600
Hi, all!

 

Since the butterflies were going nuts all over the Valley, decided to depart
from birding and do a Butterfly Hunt last Sunday, the 2nd.  Pat Heirs joined
me, and beginning at the National Butterfly Center (aka NABA), we ran into
the Butterfly Festival crowd (and consequently some old friends) and enjoyed
the variety of critters; although we didn't kick up anything rare,
highlights included Red-bordered Pixie, Pat's life Sachem, a Chestnut
Shortwing Katydid, a Ribbon Snake, and a Screech Owl in his nest box!
Estero Llano Grande had a different set of bugs, with the highlights being a
fresh Guava Skipper in the parking lot, a really odd metalmark that I'm sure
is just a Rounded but wouldn't mind feedback on, several Silver-banded
Hairstreaks, Red-bordered Metalmarks, Pat's life Mazans Scallopwing (thanks
to the gal from Houston for pointing that out J), and a dapper Chalky
Spreadwing.  It was clouding over by that time, so the weather was really
kinda icky by the time we got to Resaca de la Palma, but the stars of the
show there were several Blue Metalmarks, a single Boisduval's Yellow on the
boardwalk, several Zebras, my life Pale Green Darner along the trail (if my
ID is correct, anyway-would love feedback), and some colorful Pale Red Bugs
(yes, that's really their name)!

 

Link to the pictures is here:

 

http://miriameaglemon.com/photo_gallery/2014%20Field%20Trips/November/Butter
fly%20Hunt.html

 

Butterfly list:

 

Pipevine Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Southern Dogface

Cloudless Sulphur

Large Orange Sulphur

Boisduval's Yellow

Tailed Orange

Little Yellow

Dainty Sulphur

Silver-banded Hairstreak

Gray Hairstreak

Mallow Scrub Hairstreak

Dusky-blue Groundstreak

Ceraunus Blue

Fatal Metalmark

Rounded Metalmark

Red-bordered Metalmark

Blue Metalmark

Red-bordered Pixie

American Snout

Gulf Fritillary

Zebra Heliconian

Bordered Patch

Vesta Crescent

Phaon Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Painted Lady

Red Admiral

White Peacock

Tawny Emperor

Queen

Soldier

Guava Skipper

Brown Longtail

Mazans Scallopwing

Sickle-winged Skipper

Mournful Duskywing

White Checkered Skipper

Tropical Checkered Skipper

Laviana White Skipper

Fawn-spotted Skipper

Julia's Skipper

Clouded Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Whirlabout

Southern Broken Dash

Sachem

Common Mellana

Celia's Roadside Skipper

Eufala Skipper

 

Mary Beth Stowe

McAllen, TX

miriameaglemon.com

 


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Subject: Frontera Latana Scrub-Hairstreak
From: Shirley Wilkerson <shirleyywilkerson AT YAHOO.COM>
Date: Tue, 4 Nov 2014 09:01:10 -0800
Tried for the Red-crescent Scrub-Hairstreak today with no success, but also 
limited time. Sun was just hitting the flora, but we had to hit the road and 
head home, so will have to save it for seed for next trip. 


A lady did locate the Lantana Scrub-Hairstreak for several of us who were 
looking for it in the front of the building (road-side), in the frog fruit, in 
the flower bed to the right of the building as you face the door. Several 
Silver-banded Hairstreaks were on the balloon vine to the left. 


Yesterday went to Falcon Dam gardens, and as Linda Cooper stated, there are 
more Ceraunus Blues and Theona Checkerspots there than you can imagine -- waves 
and waves of them. 


What a great place the Rio Grande is for butterflies (and birds).

Shirley and Dan Wilkerson
Bryan, TX

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Subject: Rio Rico, Frontera
From: Joan Hill <jhill003 AT CHARTER.NET>
Date: Mon, 3 Nov 2014 19:16:21 -0600
The Rio Rico site is not to be missed - counted 33 Curved-Wing Metalmarks on a 
brief visit, including many males (not seen at other sites in the LRGV). 

Frontera had a fresh Lantana Scrub Hairstreak and a worn Red Crescent 
Hairstreak just to the right on the path by the building entrance. 

Joan Hill

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Subject: Strophius Hairstreak in Mission, Hidalgo Co. yard, today
From: "David T. Dauphin" <dauphins AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Mon, 3 Nov 2014 18:13:48 -0600
Weather was the pits, today, with strong winds and mostly overcast skies. We 
did have a Strophius Hairstreak-Allosmatia strophius in our Mission, Hidalgo 
Co, yard 

David Dauphin
Mission, TX
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Subject: Santa Anna Butterflies
From: Shirley Wilkerson <shirleyywilkerson AT YAHOO.COM>
Date: Mon, 3 Nov 2014 12:06:12 -0800
Mimosa Yellow
very worn Portrillo Skipper just before the cemetery entrance
Texas Powdered-skipper


Shirley and Dan Wilkerson
Bryan, TX

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Subject: Strophius, more flying in Falcon Heights
From: Berry Nall <lb AT THENALLS.NET>
Date: Sun, 2 Nov 2014 19:43:05 -0600
I was going to post a disappointing October report of only 54 species found. 
But the butterflies have taken a dramatic swing upward recently. In the last 2 
days, I have already exceeded my count for the month of October. Today I was 
delighted to find 7 species of hairstreak on my Gochnatias: Strophius, 
Red-crescent, Lacey's, Lantana, Clytie, Mallow, and Gray. That's more species 
and probably more individuals than I've seen during the entire year. 

Pix of the Strophius and the Lacey's (with wings open) are posted on my recent 
sightings page, http://leps.thenalls.net/content.php?ref=recent.htm 


Berry Nall
Falcon Heights, Starr Co, TX
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Subject: A "knock-out" Olive-clouded Skipper in our Mission yard.
From: "David T. Dauphin" <dauphins AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Fri, 31 Oct 2014 21:32:51 -0500
Got a neat photo of a pristine Olive-clouded Skipper in the yard today. To see 
a photo, go to http://www.thedauphins.net/rgv_newest_photos.html , and pan down 
to the 10th photo. 

Jan Dauphin
Mission, TX
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Subject: Butterflies of the Edinburg Scenic Wetlands & World Birding Center, Hidalgo Co. RGV
From: Javier Gonzalez <javsterkayak7 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:01:12 -0500
Butterflies currently fill the air here at the EWBC. All the Crucitas are
in bloom, as well as many other nectar plants.
Come by and visit!

Naturalist Educator,
Javi Gonzalez

Here's a list we managed to put together from the last couple of days.

49 species:

Giant-Swallowtail                   *Papilio cresphontes*
Checkered White                    *Pieris protodice*
Southern Dogface                  * Colias cesonia*
Cloudless Sulphur                   *Phoebis sennae*
Large Orange Sulphur             *Phoebis agarithe*
Little Yellow                          *Eurema lisa*
Tailed Orange                        *Eurema proterpia*
Lyside Sulphur                       *Kricogonia lyside*
Dainty Sulphur                       *Nathailis iole*
Gray Hairstreak                     *Strymon melinus*
Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak        *Strymon columella*
Clytie Ministreak                   *Ministrymon clytie*
Western Pygmy-Blue             *Brephidium exile*
Cassius Blue                          *Leptotes cassius*
Ceranus Blue                         *Hemiargus ceranus*
Marine Blue                           *Leptotes marina*
Fatal Metalmark                    *Celephelis nemesis*
Red-bordered Pixie                *Melanis pixie*
Rounded Metalmark               *Celephelis nilus*
Red-bordered Metalmark       *Caria ino*
American Snout                     *Libytheana rinenta*
Gulf Fritillary                        *Agraulis vanilla*
Zebra Heliconian                   *Heliconius charitonius*
Bordered Patch                     *Chlosyne lacinia*
Pearl Crescent                      *Phyciodes tharos*
Phaon Crescent                     *Phychiodes phaon*
Vesta Crescent                      *Phyciodes vesta*
Painted Lady                         *Vanessa cardui*
Red Admiral                          *Junonia coenia*
White Peacock                      *Anartia jatrophae*
Tawny Emperor                     *Asterocampa clyton*
Monarch                               *Danaus plecxippus*
Queen                                  *Danaus gilippus*
Soldier                                 *Danaus eresimus*
Guava Skipper                      *Phocides polbius*
Brown Longtail                     *Urbanus procne*
Sickle-winged Skipper           *Eantis temenund*
Mournful Duskywing              *Erynnis tristis*
White Checkered-Skipper      *Pyrgus albescens*
Tropical Checkered-Skipper   *Pyrgus oileus*
Laviana White-skipper           *Heliopetes laviana*
Turk's-cap White-Skipper       *Heliopetes macaira*
Common Sootywing               *Pholisora catullus*
Fawn-spotted Skipper            *Clymaenes odilia*
Clouded Skipper                    *Lerema accius*
Southern Skipperling             *Copaeodes minima*
Fiery Skipper                        *Hylephila phyleus*
Whirlabout                           *Polites vibex*
Sachem                                *Atalopedes campestris*

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Subject: Re: Green Flasher-Astraptes Talus (NEW U.S. RECORD) yard butterfly #157
From: James K Adams <jadams AT DALTONSTATE.EDU>
Date: Fri, 31 Oct 2014 12:43:12 +0000
David,


 That IS great! I don't know that I ever saw one even in Mexico, when I used to 
go there on a regular basis. 



James K. Adams
Professor of Biology, Dalton State College
706-272-4427; 678-767-5938
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       http://www.daltonstate.edu/galeps
________________________________
From: Butterfly and Lepidoptery for the state of Texas 
 on behalf of Jim Sinclair 
 

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Subject: Re: Green Flasher-Astraptes Talus (NEW U.S. RECORD) yard butterfly 
#157 


Congratulations!  Great discovery!

On Thu, Oct 30, 2014 at 4:08 PM, David T. Dauphin 
> wrote: 

Jan found and some friends got to see a Green Flasher - Astraptes talus, in our 
Mission, Hidalgo Co., yard. This is yard butterfly #157! Better yet, it is a 
NEW U.S. RECORD! 


Photos of this butterfly can be seen at 
http://www.thedauphins.net/rgv_newest_photos.html . 


David Dauphin
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Subject: Tropical Greenstreak in our Mission, Hidalgo Co. yard….#158
From: "David T. Dauphin" <dauphins AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 20:11:57 -0500
Jan and others photographed a Tropical Greenstreak-Cyanophrys herodotus LAYING 
EGGS in our yard, today. This is a new yard butterfly for us, #158! Keep it up, 
Jan! 


David Dauphin
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Subject: Laguna Atascosa & Estero
From: Joan Hill <jhill003 AT CHARTER.NET>
Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 17:34:48 -0500
Laguna Atascosa: butterflies scant compared to elsewhere but a few nice finds
Two-Barred Flasher - nectaring at Mexican Olives near Visitors Center
Metalmarks - a dozen+ red-bordered and one blue - in the Potato Tree at left 
end of walkway to Office. A nice Great Purple Hairstreak also in this tree. 


Estero: the parking lot area continues to be a hot spot. A half hour visit 
there yielded: 

Continuing Two Barred Flasher under the Ebony trees in NW corner
Two White Striped Longtails, One Dorantes Longtail
Tailed Orange
Evans Skipper

Guava Skippers near Visitors Center. Curved-wing Metalmarak not seen today.

Joan Hill

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Subject: Re: Green Flasher-Astraptes Talus (NEW U.S. RECORD) yard butterfly #157
From: Jim Sinclair <jim.sinclair AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:36:07 -0500
Congratulations!  Great discovery!

On Thu, Oct 30, 2014 at 4:08 PM, David T. Dauphin 
wrote:

> Jan found and some friends got to see a Green Flasher - Astraptes talus,
> in our Mission, Hidalgo Co., yard.  This is yard butterfly #157!  Better
> yet, it is a NEW U.S. RECORD!
>
> Photos of this butterfly can be seen at
> http://www.thedauphins.net/rgv_newest_photos.html  .
>
> David Dauphin
> Mission, TX
> For Valley wildlife watching info, go to
> http://www.thedauphins.net
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Subject: Green Flasher-Astraptes Talus (NEW U.S. RECORD) yard butterfly #157
From: "David T. Dauphin" <dauphins AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:08:04 -0500
Jan found and some friends got to see a Green Flasher - Astraptes talus, in our 
Mission, Hidalgo Co., yard. This is yard butterfly #157! Better yet, it is a 
NEW U.S. RECORD! 


Photos of this butterfly can be seen at 
http://www.thedauphins.net/rgv_newest_photos.html . 


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Subject: Texas Plant Conservation Conference next week Nov 5-8 - Austin
From: Mike Quinn <entomike AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 15:00:43 -0500
Still time to register...

The Texas Plant Conservation Conference is a professional level meeting
including keynotes, concurrent sessions, workshops, posters, and symposia
designed to serve scientists, land managers, state and federal agencies,
local governments, and other professionals with an interest in plant
conservation in Texas.

The Texas Plant Conservation Conference will be held November 5-8, 2014 at
the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin, Texas. This year's
conference is co-hosted by the Wildflower Center, the US Fish and WIldlife
Service and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.

http://www.wildflower.org/conservation_tpcc/


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Subject: Estero & Edinburg
From: Joan Hill <jhill003 AT CHARTER.NET>
Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 19:36:11 -0500
Inspite  of overcast skies, there were good bugs at both places.
Estero highlights:
Curved Wing Metalmark (possibly a first for this park. Found by Bryan Reynolds 
of OK. End of road through tropical zone, in tree by group of mailboxes on 
right side.) 

Potrillo Skipper (along sidewalk to office)
Two Barred Flasher (miint condition) in parking lot area
Guava Skipper (also in parking area)
Lots of Silver Banded Hairstreaks on top of Baloonflower arbor with one Dusky 
Blue Groundsteak. 

Mournful Duskywings - 3

Edinburg highlights. (The gardens here are in great condition):
Tailed Orange (4) 
Pair of mating Giant Swallowtails - first time I have ever seen these sitting 
still, plus gender difference clearly evident. 

Loads of red-bordered metalmarks 
Funereal Duskywing

Joan Hill
Columbia CT

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Subject: Potrillo Skipper in Mission yard
From: "David T. Dauphin" <dauphins AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 18:01:02 -0500
Ginny Musgrave and Jan found a Potrillo Skipper-Cabares potrillo in our Mission 
yard, today. Our yard is the most Un-Potrillo habitat in the LRGV. It was very 
close to its caterpillar food plant, Velvet Burr-Priva lappulacea (fingers are 
crossed). Then they left to go see 5 Ruby-spotted Swallowtails in our friends' 
yard. 


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Subject: Texas Pollinator PowWow - Nov 15 @ Mansfield, TX
From: Mike Quinn <entomike AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 16:20:39 -0500
FYI:

Texas Pollinator PowWow 2014

Saturday, November 15, 2014
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mansfield ISD Performing Arts Center
1110 W. Debbie Lane, Mansfield, TX 76063

http://txpollinatorpowwow.weebly.com/

Schedule of Events:
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Speaker Information:
http://txpollinatorpowwow.weebly.com/speaker-information.html

Event Information:

http://txpollinatorpowwow.weebly.com/2014-event-information-and-registration.html 



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Subject: Re: TX-BUTTERFLY Digest - 27 Oct 2014 to 28 Oct 2014 (#2014-148)
From: "Robert A. Behrstock" <rbehrstock AT COX.NET>
Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 08:06:01 -0500
Dear lepsters,

I found an eyepiece assembly, possibly Vortex bins, at Yturria Brush Tract 
yesterday. Happy to return to owner. 


Best,
RAB

Robert A. Behrstock
Hereford, AZ

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Subject: National Butterfly Center, 10/28/14
From: Dan Jones <antshrike1 AT AOL.COM>
Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2014 23:26:37 -0400
Good stuff today at the National Butterfly Center south of Mission included 
Evan's Skipper, Two-barred Flasher, two Glazed Pellicias, Texas 
Powdered-Skipper and Olive-clouded Skipper. Photos and list are on my blog. 



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Subject: Black Crescen -NOT
From: Joan Hill <jhill003 AT CHARTER.NET>
Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2014 19:10:55 -0500
When I relocated the crescent today (actually a pair) , in the better light and 
a longer viewing, It was immediately evident that I had jumped the gun. 
Definitely a pair of Paled-Bandeds. 

Not much else of interest at Santa Ana. 
NABA had a really nice fresh Two Barred Flasher that stayed and stayed, and the 
Evans Skipper was found again, this time in the rear garden. 

Joan Hill
Columbia, CT


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Subject: Texas Milkweeds and (immature) Monarchs - new iNat app
From: Mike Quinn <entomike AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2014 11:36:36 -0500
TPW invertebrate biologist Ben Hutchins gave a great presentation to the
Austin Butterfly Forum on Texas karst invertebrates last night.

He also mentioned a new project that TPW is promoting:

Texas Milkweeds and Monarchs
https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/texas-milkweeds-and-monarchs

About

1. Document the importance of planted and wild milkweeds to monarchs in
Texas.
2. Document the distribution of native, wild milkweed in Texas.
3. Quantify the changing importance of different milkweed species to
monarch caterpillars throughout the year.
Mike Quinn, Austin
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Subject: LRGV butterfly bonanza
From: Joan Hill <jhill003 AT CHARTER.NET>
Date: Mon, 27 Oct 2014 22:21:22 -0500
Two days into my month stay in the LRGV this year and already 3 Lifers! 
Yesterday the Evans Skipper found by Mike Ricard at NABA, today the 
Curve-winged Metalmark at Resaca, and a tentative Black Crescent at Santa Ana 
at PM (will email photo to anyone who would like to weigh in on this ID for 
me). 

Just wowed by the quantity and diversity of bugs flying this year, and so many 
fresh specimens giving me great photos to replace the shabbier individuals 
found in past years. 

Today:
Weslaco Cemetery- Elada Checkerspot
Frontera - a good number of Crimson Patch
Estero - Guava SKipper, Zilpa Longtail, Long-tail Skipper, Purple-washed 
skipper, Gt Southern White 

Resaca - all the same species mentioned by Sherry for yesterday plus the 
Erichson's White Skipper (thanks to Sherry & Dick for all their help, and the 
great condition of the garden there!) 

Santa Ana - 5PM - Black Crescent in the garden. Would love to hear if someone 
relocates this bug. Sadly I only got one poor photo before it took off. 

Joan Hill
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Subject: Green-backed Ruby-eye in our Mission yard, today.
From: "David T. Dauphin" <dauphins AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Mon, 27 Oct 2014 15:55:09 -0500
We had a Green-backed Ruby-eye - Perichares philters in our yard's 
Anacuahita-Cordia bossier for a few brief seconds before it took off going 
north at ~70mph (should be in Dallas about now. Winds blowing and gusting 
strongly from the south. We've had several over the years, down here, but never 
in the yard before, and not photographed. This would have been a new yard 
butterfly (#157), but our rule is Jan has to document all new yard butterflies 
with photos or specimens to make the list, so we can't count it on our yard 
list (%^$%$&%G!). 


David Dauphin
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Subject: Resaca de la Palma SP - Sunday Butterflies
From: Sherry Wilson <rollingsoles AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 27 Oct 2014 08:04:59 -0500
Another great metalmark afternoon.  Yesterday's Curve-winged put in a mid
afternoon appearance, as did several Walker's, Red-bordered and Rounded,
plus an abundance of Blue.  There may have been late afternoon Fatals in
with the Rounded.  Orange-barred Sulphur, on the other hand, was easy to
spot in the morning, but as the afternoon progressed pretty much
disappeared.  Also still around - Two-barred Flasher and Guava Skipper.
Erichson's White-Skipper was a no show.  Brown-banded and Violet-banded
Skippers were new sightings, although the Brown-banded was pretty frayed.

Except as noted,  listed butterflies were seen Sunday.
Sherry Wilson
Resident Park Host
Resaca de la Palma State Park
956-350-2920

*Nature Hike *Friday:  9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
*Bird Walk* Saturday:  8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
*Butterfly Walk* Sunday:  1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m..
*Night Hike* last Friday of the month (RSVP by 5:00 p.m. Thurs)  - small fee
*Nature Tram Rides*:  Wednesday thru Sunday
(Visitor Center closed Mon/Tues)
http://www.facebook.com/resacadelapalma

​Pipevine Swallowtail (Battus philenor)
Giant Swallowtail (Papilio cresphontes)
Southern Dogface (Colias cesonia)
Cloudless Sulphur (Phoebis sennae)
Orange-barred Sulphur (Phoebis philea)
Large Orange Sulphur (Phoebis agarithe)
Lyside Sulphur (Kricogonia lyside)
Boisduval's Yellow (Eurema boisduvaliana)
Little Yellow (Pyrisitia lisa)
Dainty Sulphur (Nathalis iole)
Silver-banded Hairstreak (Chlorostrymon simaethis)
Gray Hairstreak (Strymon melinus)
Dusky-blue Groundstreak (Calycopis isobeon)
Clytie Ministreak (Ministrymon clytie)
Western Pygmy-Blue (Brephidium exile)
Ceraunus Blue (Hemiargus ceraunus)
Rounded Metalmark (Calephelis perditalis)
Red-bordered Metalmark (Caria ino)
Blue Metalmark (Lasaia sula)
Curve-winged Metalmark (Emesis emesia)
Walker's Metalmark (Apodemia walkeri)​
​American Snout (Libytheana carinenta)
Gulf Fritillary (Agraulis vanillae)
Julia Heliconian (Dryas iulia)  (25th)
Zebra Heliconian (Heliconius charithonia)
Bordered Patch (Chlosyne lacinia)
Elada Checkerspot (Texola elada)
Vesta Crescent (Phyciodes vesta)
Phaon Crescent (Phyciodes phaon)
Pearl Crescent (Phyciodes tharos)
Question Mark (Polygonia interrogationis)
American Lady (Vanessa virginiensis)
Painted Lady (Vanessa cardui)   (25th)
Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta)
Common Buckeye (Junonia coenia)
White Peacock (Anartia jatrophae)
Mexican Bluewing (Myscelia ethusa)
Ruddy Daggerwing (Marpesia petreus)   (22nd)
Tawny Emperor (Asterocampa clyton)
Carolina Satyr (Hermeuptychia sosybius)
Monarch (Danaus plexippus)
Queen (Danaus gilippus)​
​Guava Skipper (Phocides polybius)
White-striped Longtail (Chioides catillus)
Long-tailed Skipper (Urbanus proteus)
Brown Longtail (Urbanus procne)
Two-barred Flasher (Astraptes fulgerator)
Mimosa Skipper (Cogia calchas)
Mazans Scallopwing (Staphylus mazans)
Sickle-winged Skipper (Eantis tamenund)
Brown-banded Skipper (Timochares ruptifasciatus)
Funereal Duskywing (Erynnis funeralis)  (25th)
White Checkered-Skipper (Pyrgus albescens)
Tropical Checkered-Skipper (Pyrgus oileus)
Erichson's White-Skipper (Heliopetes domicella)  (25th)
Laviana White-Skipper (Heliopetes laviana)
Fawn-spotted Skipper (Cymaenes odilia)
Clouded Skipper (Lerema accius)
Southern Skipperling (Copaeodes minimus)
Fiery Skipper (Hylephila phyleus)
Whirlabout (Polites vibex)
Southern Broken-Dash (Wallengrenia otho)
Sachem (Atalopedes campestris)
Common Mellana (Quasimellana eulogius)
Nysa Roadside-Skipper (Amblyscirtes nysa)
Celia's Roadside-Skipper (Amblyscirtes celia)
Eufala Skipper (Lerodea eufala)
Violet-banded Skipper (Nyctelius nyctelius)​

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From: "David T. Dauphin" <dauphins AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Sun, 26 Oct 2014 17:01:14 -0500
Test
David Dauphin
Mission, TX
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Subject: Resaca de la Palma, 10/25/14
From: Dan Jones <antshrike1 AT AOL.COM>
Date: Sat, 25 Oct 2014 23:24:24 -0400
It was a great day for butterflies at Resaca de la Palma State Park in Cameron 
County. Good stuff included Curve-winged, Walker's and Blue Metalmarks, Guava 
Skipper, Erichson's White-Skipper and Two-barred Flasher. List and photos are 
on my blog. 




http://rgvbutterflies.blogspot.com/2014/10/six-metalmarks-and-no-fatal-102514.html 



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Subject: Open Gate @ Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary
From: Susan Schaezler <susan AT SCHAEZLER.NET>
Date: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:38:01 -0500
Open Gate  AT  Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary 

Lots of butterflies and dragonflies

We will have an Open Gate Saturday from 730 am till 130 pm. We have a group 
coming in at 230 pm, so we need the parking lot after then. Please sign in and 
leave a list of what you see. Please park efficiently and pay attention to the 
parking signs. 


Ladies Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary shirts have arrived, so we have unisex size 
and female size for $20 donation, with $6 shipping, if mailed. 


Susan Schaezler
WarblerWoods.org
501(c)(3) Cibolo/Schertz/Guadalupe County
Lone Star Land Steward Winner 2011. GCBO Site Partner
Life member TOS, SAAS, TAS

Susan Schaezler
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501(c)(3) Cibolo/Schertz/Guadalupe County
Lone Star Land Steward Winner 2011. GCBO Site Partner
Life member TOS, SAAS, TAS
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Subject: Resaca de la Palma SP - Weekend Sightings
From: Sherry Wilson <rollingsoles AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2014 16:01:55 -0500
Several vibrant Orange-barred Sulphurs were Sunday afternoon favorites.  A
young butterfly walk participant was excited to have a worn out Cloudless
Sulphur hitch a ride on her finger.  Snouts are everywhere!

Sherry Wilson
Resident Park Host
Resaca de la Palma State Park
956-350-2920

*Nature Hike *Friday:  9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
*Bird Walk* Saturday:  8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
*Butterfly Walk* Sunday:  1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m..
*Night Hike* last Friday of the month (RSVP by 5:00 p.m. Thurs)  - small fee
*Nature Tram Rides*:  Wednesday thru Sunday
(Visitor Center closed Mon/Tues)
http://www.facebook.com/resacadelapalma

​Pipevine Swallowtail (Battus philenor)
Giant Swallowtail (Papilio cresphontes)
Southern Dogface (Colias cesonia)
Cloudless Sulphur (Phoebis sennae)
Orange-barred Sulphur (Phoebis philea)
Large Orange Sulpur (Phoebis agarithe)
Lyside Sulphur (Kricogonia lyside)
Boisduval's Yellow (Eurema boisduvaliana)
Tailed Orange (Eurema proterpia)
Little Yellow (Pyrisitia lisa)
Sleepy Orange (Eurema nicippe)
Dainty Sulphur (Nathalis iole)
Gray Hairstreak (Strymon melinus)
Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak (Strymon istapa)
Clytie Ministreak (Ministrymon clytie)
Western Pygmy-Blue (Brephidium exile)
Ceraunus Blue (Hemiargus ceraunus)
Rounded Metalmark (Calephelis perditalis)
Blue Metalmark (Lasaia sula)
American Snout (Libytheana carinenta)
Gulf Fritillary (Agraulis vanillae)
Zebra Heliconian (Heliconius charithonia)
Variegated Fritillary (Euptoieta claudia)
Bordered Patch (Chlosyne lacinia)
Vesta Crescent (Phyciodes vesta)
Phaon Crescent (Phyciodes phaon)
American Lady (Vanessa virginiensis)
Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta)
White Peacock (Anartia jatrophae)
Mexican Bluewing (Myscelia ethusa)
Tawny Emperor (Asterocampa clyton)
Carolina Satyr (Hermeuptychia sosybius)
Queen (Danaus gilippus)
White-striped Longtail (Chioides catillus)
Brown Longtail (Urbanus procne)
Mimosa Skipper (Cogia calchas)
Mazans Scallopwing (Staphylus mazans)
Sickle-winged Skipper (Eantis tamenund)
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)
Fawn-spotted Skipper (Cymaenes odilia)
Clouded Skipper (Lerema accius)
Southern Skipperling (Copaeodes minimus)
Fiery Skipper (Hylephila phyleus)
Southern Broken-Dash (Wallengrenia otho)
Common Mellana (Quasimellana eulogius)
Celia's Roadside-Skipper (Amblyscirtes celia)
Eufala Skipper (Lerodea eufala)​

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Subject: New Moth for McLennan County, Magusa divaricata
From: Ann Gordon <anngordon AT HOT.RR.COM>
Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2014 09:42:32 -0500
It has been a long time since I have had anything new to add to my photo
collection for the county.  On 10/19/14 a Magusa divaricata was at the
blacklight.   Photos can been seen at

 

http://annmgordon.com/Magusadivaricata.html

 

Ann Gordon

McLennan County

Harris Creek

West of Waco


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Subject: Warbler Woods Butterflies
From: Susan Schaezler <susan AT SCHAEZLER.NET>
Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2014 08:52:58 -0500
Warbler Woods Butterflies

We have more butterflies than in the past 4 years and need butterfly observers. 
The Butterfly Garden is doing great with the love of the Lindheimer's Master 
Naturalists. The kids photo workshop yesterday, ended up with lots of butterfly 
images. 


To visit:
 http://www.warblerwoods.org/visitor-instructions.html

Susan Schaezler
WarblerWoods.org
501(c)(3) Cibolo/Schertz/Guadalupe County
Lone Star Land Steward Winner 2011. GCBO Site Partner
Life member TOS, SAAS, TAS
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Subject: Austin Butterfly Forum meeting, October 27
From: ABF Announce <abfannounce AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 19 Oct 2014 14:44:03 -0500
Hi everyone,



Here is the information for upcoming events and meetings of the Austin
Butterfly Forum. Thanks for helping us to get the word out.



The Austin Butterfly Forum meets at the Zilker Botanical Garden Center
 at 7:00 pm on the 4th Monday of every month
except for December. Most meetings are free and open to the public.

Each meeting features an educational program, but we like to socialize a
bit beforehand. Sometimes members will bring caterpillars or collections
for display, and sometimes we have special opportunities such as plant
giveaways. The meetings are also a good place to hear special announcements
and learn about new events.



Everyone interested in butterflies and other invertebrates is welcome!
Please come join us!



*Oct. 27, 2014, 7 PM meeting:* *120 Years of Biological Exploration in
Texas Groundwater *, presented by Ben Hutchins.



Increasing pressure on groundwater resources has prompted ecological
research aimed at understanding relationships between historical
biogeography, microbial processes, and ecosystem function. The amazing
diversity of groundwater organisms (primarily invertebrates) in the Edwards
Aquifer illustrates a complex history of colonization and long-term
persistence of ancient lineages. Recent research has illustrated
surprisingly complex food web structure and an intimate relationship
between biodiversity and hydrogeology. Despite nearly half a century of
acknowledgement, threats to this globally significant ecosystem continue to
increase, though recent conservation measures and potential opportunities
are encouraging.



Ben Hutchins received his B.S. in Biology from Western Kentucky University.
He received his M.S. in Biology from American University, Washington DC,
studying the phylogeography of groundwater invertebrates in the Shenandoah
Valley. After volunteering with the Peace Corps in Morocco, he moved to San
Marcos, TX, in 2009. He received a PhD in Aquatic Resources from Texas
State University in 2013, studying foodweb structure in the phreatic zone
of the Edwards Aquifer. Ben has briefly worked as a private consultant on
groundwater issues in the Eastern U.S. and is currently employed as an
invertebrate biologist with Texas Parks and Wildlife.



Zilker Botanical Garden Center, 7 pm; free.



*Upcoming events:*



*Nov. 24, 2014, 7 PM meeting: Members Show and Tell*



For more information on the Austin Butterfly Forum, please see our new
website: http://www.austinbutterflies.org/index.html



Please contact Mike Quinn at entomike AT gmail.com if you need more
information.



Thanks for your help in publicizing our meetings. Hope to see you there!


Peg Wallace

ABF Publicity

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Subject: National Butterfly Center, 10/18/14
From: Dan Jones <antshrike1 AT AOL.COM>
Date: Sat, 18 Oct 2014 20:58:13 -0400
The Gilbert's Flasher was not seen today as of 1 PM when I left. But there was 
two Gazed Pellicias, Julia Heliconian, Red-bordered Pixie and a Purple-washed 
Skipper. Some photos and my list of 53 species are on my blog. 




http://rgvbutterflies.blogspot.com/2014/10/national-butterfly-center-101814.html 



Dan Jones, Wesalco


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Subject: Another Glazed Pellicia and a Gilbert's Flasher at NBC, Mission today
From: Reid Martin <upupa AT AIRMAIL.NET>
Date: Fri, 17 Oct 2014 21:07:08 -0500
Dear All,
At the National Butterfly Center in Mission, Hidalgo county today there was a 
different Glazed Pellicia (in exactly the same spot as yesterday's bug!) plus a 
very worn and tattered Gilbert's Flasher. Both were on the crucita at the 
northern end of the main gardens, next to the small palapa. The flasher has a 
preference for dappled light or even shade and rarely sits in full sun for 
long. It was found in the early afternoon, went missing for along while, and 
reappeared c. 4.30pm (seen then by others). 

Cheers,
Martin
---
Martin Reid
San Antonio
www.martinreid.com






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Subject: Glazed Pellicia at National Butterfly Center, 10/16/14
From: Dan Jones <antshrike1 AT AOL.COM>
Date: Thu, 16 Oct 2014 22:12:24 -0400
Mike Rickard found a Glazed Pellicia today at the National Butterfly Center 
south of Mission. Other things reported (but not seen by me) included 
Two-barred Flasher and Malachite. A list of the 55 species I saw today and some 
photos are on my blog. 



http://rgvbutterflies.blogspot.com/2014/10/glazed-pellicia-at-nbc-101614.html


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Subject: Re: Fw: Santa Margarita Ranch
From: Joseph Kennedy <josephkennedy36 AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 16 Oct 2014 14:25:04 -0500
And the remains of the old house on the west side of the property was
built back in the early days of the ranch if I remember the information
from the historical marker.
The porciones were granted in the mid 1700's including Laredo, San Ygnacio
etc and the lost city at the bottom of Falcon Lake.

There is a book about the history of the area "inherit the dust" ?? which
had a rather detailed description of how the grants were made and who got
them and why etc. And is also a family history of the earliest settlers. I
read a bunch of it on Google or one of the web libraries. The river made
the grants as access to water was paramount then as now.

The texas land office also has lots of old historical papers on ownership
and history of the properties.


On Thu, Oct 16, 2014 at 1:39 PM, Collins, Fred (Commissioner Pct. 3) <
Fred_Collins AT hctx.net> wrote:

> In spite of the ranch being closed I doubt the family is interested in
> selling. It has belonged to them since about 1700 or earlier if I recall
> correctly. They still have the parchment Spanish land grant from the king
> of Spain. The land is a treasure beyond monetary value.
>
>
> Fred Collins, Director
> Kleb Woods Nature Center
> 20303 Draper Road,Tomball TX 77377
>
> Harris County Precinct 3
> Steve Radack Commissioner
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: texbirds-bounce AT freelists.org [mailto:texbirds-bounce AT freelists.org]
> On Behalf Of Alan Wormington
> Sent: Wednesday, October 15, 2014 2:06 PM
> To: TX-BUTTERFLY AT LISTSERV.UH.EDU
> Cc: texbirds AT freelists.org
> Subject: [texbirds] Fw: Santa Margarita Ranch
>
>
> During the past several years I made several visits to Santa Margarita
> Ranch.  Strangely, the woman who came out to collect the nominal fee told
> me that I was about the only birder to visit the place during that time!
> She always remembered me, since she thought it was odd that a Canadian
> would be making so many appearances.  And she thought I was truly insane
> the time that I went walking along the trails after sunset and into the
> night (hoping for Mottled Owl, of course!).
>
> It truly is a shame that this ranch is now closed, as it was one of my
> favourite birding locations in Texas.  Perhaps this might be a great
> opportunity for some conservation group and/or government agency to buy it
> up for permanent protection.
>
> Alan Wormington
> Leamington, Ontario
>
> xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>
>
> I spoke to the owner. He said the ranch is no longer open to the public.
> Concerns about smuggling and violence were the reason for the decision to
> close the ranch.
>
> Berry Nall
> leps.thenalls.net
>
>
>
> ---------- Forwarded Message ----------
> From: Keith Wolfe 
> To: TX-BUTTERFLY AT LISTSERV.UH.EDU
> Subject: Santa Margarita Ranch
> Date: Wed, 15 Oct 2014 12:09:23 -0500
>
> Is LTC 79 Santa Margarita Ranch
> (
> 
http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/huntwild/wildlife/wildlife-trails/coastal/lower/falcon-loop 

> )
> in west Starr County still open to the public?  This private property was
> excellent for birds and butterflies years ago, but the last two times I
> tried to visit, the gravel road down to the house, where you paid a nominal
> fee, and Rio Grande beyond was closed -- gate shut, chained, and locked.
> What's the latest, please?  Muchas gracias!
>
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Subject: Re: Fw: Santa Margarita Ranch
From: "Collins, Fred (Commissioner Pct. 3)" <Fred_Collins AT hctx.net>
Date: Thu, 16 Oct 2014 18:39:10 +0000
In spite of the ranch being closed I doubt the family is interested in selling. 
It has belonged to them since about 1700 or earlier if I recall correctly. They 
still have the parchment Spanish land grant from the king of Spain. The land is 
a treasure beyond monetary value. 



Fred Collins, Director
Kleb Woods Nature Center
20303 Draper Road,Tomball TX 77377

Harris County Precinct 3
Steve Radack Commissioner



-----Original Message-----
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Behalf Of Alan Wormington 

Sent: Wednesday, October 15, 2014 2:06 PM
To: TX-BUTTERFLY AT LISTSERV.UH.EDU
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Subject: [texbirds] Fw: Santa Margarita Ranch


During the past several years I made several visits to Santa Margarita Ranch. 
Strangely, the woman who came out to collect the nominal fee told me that I was 
about the only birder to visit the place during that time! She always 
remembered me, since she thought it was odd that a Canadian would be making so 
many appearances. And she thought I was truly insane the time that I went 
walking along the trails after sunset and into the night (hoping for Mottled 
Owl, of course!). 


It truly is a shame that this ranch is now closed, as it was one of my 
favourite birding locations in Texas. Perhaps this might be a great opportunity 
for some conservation group and/or government agency to buy it up for permanent 
protection. 


Alan Wormington
Leamington, Ontario

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

 
I spoke to the owner. He said the ranch is no longer open to the public.
Concerns about smuggling and violence were the reason for the decision to close 
the ranch. 


Berry Nall
leps.thenalls.net



---------- Forwarded Message ----------
From: Keith Wolfe 
To: TX-BUTTERFLY AT LISTSERV.UH.EDU
Subject: Santa Margarita Ranch
Date: Wed, 15 Oct 2014 12:09:23 -0500

Is LTC 79 Santa Margarita Ranch

(http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/huntwild/wildlife/wildlife-trails/coastal/lower/falcon-loop) 

in west Starr County still open to the public? This private property was 
excellent for birds and butterflies years ago, but the last two times I tried 
to visit, the gravel road down to the house, where you paid a nominal fee, and 
Rio Grande beyond was closed -- gate shut, chained, and locked. 

What's the latest, please?  Muchas gracias!

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Subject: Canyonlands Quaker flying again
From: Chuck Sexton <gcwarbler AT AUSTIN.RR.COM>
Date: Wed, 15 Oct 2014 16:47:50 -0500
TX-Butterfliers,

Tis the flight season of the distinctive Canyonlands Quakers arriving at my 
porchlight…and being documented by photographs. I’ve had a total of 3 show up 
over the past 6 days and, true to my previous research, each one is a different 
individual, verifiable with close-up pics. Here is a link to the first 
individual which showed up Oct. 9: 


http://www.inaturalist.org/observations/918616

Chuck Sexton
Austin
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Subject: Fw: Santa Margarita Ranch
From: "Alan Wormington" <wormington AT juno.com>
Date: Wed, 15 Oct 2014 19:06:05 GMT
During the past several years I made several visits to Santa Margarita Ranch. 
Strangely, the woman who came out to collect the nominal fee told me that I was 
about the only birder to visit the place during that time! She always 
remembered me, since she thought it was odd that a Canadian would be making so 
many appearances. And she thought I was truly insane the time that I went 
walking along the trails after sunset and into the night (hoping for Mottled 
Owl, of course!). 


It truly is a shame that this ranch is now closed, as it was one of my 
favourite birding locations in Texas. Perhaps this might be a great opportunity 
for some conservation group and/or government agency to buy it up for permanent 
protection. 


Alan Wormington
Leamington, Ontario

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

 
I spoke to the owner. He said the ranch is no longer open to the public.
Concerns about smuggling and violence were the reason for the decision to
close the ranch.

Berry Nall
leps.thenalls.net



---------- Forwarded Message ----------
From: Keith Wolfe 
To: TX-BUTTERFLY AT LISTSERV.UH.EDU
Subject: Santa Margarita Ranch
Date: Wed, 15 Oct 2014 12:09:23 -0500

Is LTC 79 Santa Margarita Ranch

(http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/huntwild/wildlife/wildlife-trails/coastal/lower/falcon-loop) 

in west Starr County still open to the public?  This private property was
excellent for birds and butterflies years ago, but the last two times I
tried to visit, the gravel road down to the house, where you paid a nominal
fee, and Rio Grande beyond was closed -- gate shut, chained, and locked. 
What's the latest, please?  Muchas gracias!

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Subject: Fw: Santa Margarita Ranch
From: Alan Wormington <wormington AT JUNO.COM>
Date: Wed, 15 Oct 2014 19:06:05 GMT
During the past several years I made several visits to Santa Margarita Ranch. 
Strangely, the woman who came out to collect the nominal fee told me that I was 
about the only birder to visit the place during that time! She always 
remembered me, since she thought it was odd that a Canadian would be making so 
many appearances. And she thought I was truly insane the time that I went 
walking along the trails after sunset and into the night (hoping for Mottled 
Owl, of course!). 


It truly is a shame that this ranch is now closed, as it was one of my 
favourite birding locations in Texas. Perhaps this might be a great opportunity 
for some conservation group and/or government agency to buy it up for permanent 
protection. 


Alan Wormington
Leamington, Ontario

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

 
I spoke to the owner. He said the ranch is no longer open to the public.
Concerns about smuggling and violence were the reason for the decision to
close the ranch.

Berry Nall
leps.thenalls.net



---------- Forwarded Message ----------
From: Keith Wolfe 
To: TX-BUTTERFLY AT LISTSERV.UH.EDU
Subject: Santa Margarita Ranch
Date: Wed, 15 Oct 2014 12:09:23 -0500

Is LTC 79 Santa Margarita Ranch

(http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/huntwild/wildlife/wildlife-trails/coastal/lower/falcon-loop) 

in west Starr County still open to the public?  This private property was
excellent for birds and butterflies years ago, but the last two times I
tried to visit, the gravel road down to the house, where you paid a nominal
fee, and Rio Grande beyond was closed -- gate shut, chained, and locked. 
What's the latest, please?  Muchas gracias!

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Subject: Re: Santa Margarita Ranch
From: Berry Nall <lb AT THENALLS.NET>
Date: Wed, 15 Oct 2014 13:10:09 -0500
I spoke to the owner. He said the ranch is no longer open to the public.
Concerns about smuggling and violence were the reason for the decision to
close the ranch.

Berry Nall
leps.thenalls.net

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Subject: Santa Margarita Ranch
From: Keith Wolfe <bflyearlystages AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Wed, 15 Oct 2014 12:09:23 -0500
Is LTC 79 Santa Margarita Ranch

(http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/huntwild/wildlife/wildlife-trails/coastal/lower/falcon-loop) 

in west Starr County still open to the public?  This private property was
excellent for birds and butterflies years ago, but the last two times I
tried to visit, the gravel road down to the house, where you paid a nominal
fee, and Rio Grande beyond was closed -- gate shut, chained, and locked. 
What's the latest, please?  Muchas gracias!

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Subject: Monarchs clustering on Llano River
From: Monika Maeckle <butterflybeat AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 15 Oct 2014 08:58:27 -0500
Migrating Monarch Butterflies Stymied by Wind, Storms in Texas Hill Country 
http://wp.me/p2fP0i-2jx 


Monika Maeckle
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We love the whole life cycle

Austin, San Antonio, the Hill Country
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Subject: Recent RGV Activity
From: Mike Rickard <mikearickard AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 15 Oct 2014 08:57:08 -0500
On October 13 our neighbors Jan and David Dauphin found a Manuel's Skipper
in their yard, and it moved back and forth between our two yards as we all
got photographs.  This species is easily confused with the Hammock Skipper,
which occurs here in small numbers most years, but is much rarer.  A Lifer
for all.  We are now seeing a sharp increase in species and individuals of
butterflies, with probably 70+ species reported around the RGV.  While
nothing else is unexpected for this time of year, the list includes
Falcate, Brown-banded, White-patched, Guava, and Two-barred Flasher
skippers, Definite Patches at Palo Alto, Walker's and Blue metalmarks at
Resaca de la Palma, Red-bordered Pixies, and a Malachite.  Lots to look at,
and crucita is beginning to bloom.

Mike Rickard
Mission TX

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Subject: Flying at Palo Alto NHP & Resaca de la Palma SP
From: Sherry Wilson <rollingsoles AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2014 17:28:28 -0500
   This morning I spent an hour or so at Palo Alto NHP.  Definite Patch was
the first butterfly I spotted, and they were numerous.  Along the garden
path there were also a few Theona Checkerspot and
​a nice ​
Red-bordered Metalmark
​​
​.  Nineteen different species in the area​
.

When I returned to Resaca de la Palma SP, it was to an explosion of
activity.  Walker's Metalmark is suddenly plentiful, as is Blue Metalmark.
A couple Guava Skippers were unexpected but nice (no guava growing in the
park).  In addition to the garden, the stretch of Flycatcher Trail between
the tram road and Hog Trail is now very active.

Sherry Wilson
Resident Park Host
Resaca de la Palma State Park
956-350-2920

*Nature Hike *Friday:  9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
*Bird Walk* Saturday:  8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
*Butterfly Walk* Sunday:  1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m..
*Night Hike* last Friday of the month (RSVP by 5:00 p.m. Thurs)  - small fee
*Nature Tram Rides*:  Wednesday thru Sunday
(Visitor Center closed Mon/Tues)
http://www.facebook.com/resacadelapalma

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Subject: Monarchs at Granger Lake
From: Chuck Sexton <gcwarbler AT AUSTIN.RR.COM>
Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2014 09:47:21 -0500
I'm looking at the largest group of Monarchs I've seen so far this Fall. 
Probably 300+ have been roosting in willows and ash trees on N shore at 
Friendship Park. They're getting up, foraging, and dispersing at the moment. No 
guess as to how many X000's are around the lake. 


Chuck Sexton
Austin

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Subject: Resaca de la Palma SP - Sunday Butterfly Walk
From: Sherry Wilson <rollingsoles AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 13 Oct 2014 15:31:19 -0500
Now that October has arrived, Sunday butterfly walks are back to 1:30 PM.
You can sleep in on Sunday morning and still catch the walk.

Band-celled Sister was spotted by others (thank you!) but is not on my
list.  After the Sunday walk we all boarded the tram to see what we might
find elsewhere in the park.  Quite a few skippers were enjoying patches of
Runyon's Water Willow, but otherwise things were much livelier in the
garden.  A Brown-banded Skipper that was seen a short distance down South
Mexican Olive Trail Sunday morning was not relocated.  Mallow
Scrub-Haristreak and Red-bordered Metalmark were seen Saturday but not
Sunday.

Sherry Wilson
Resident Park Host
Resaca de la Palma State Park
956-350-2920

*Nature Hike *Friday:  9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
*Bird Walk* Saturday:  8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
*Butterfly Walk* Sunday:  1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m..
*Night Hike* last Friday of the month (RSVP by 5:00 p.m. Thurs)  - small fee
*Nature Tram Rides*:  Wednesday thru Sunday
(Visitor Center closed Mon/Tues)
http://www.facebook.com/resacadelapalma

​Giant Swallowtail (Papilio cresphontes)
Southern Dogface (Colias cesonia)
Cloudless Sulphur (Phoebis sennae)
Large Orange Sulphur (Phoebis agarithe)
Lyside Sulphur (Kricogonia lyside)
Boisduval's Yellow (Eurema boisduvaliana)
Little Yellow (Pyrisitia lisa)
Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak (Strymon istapa)
Clytie Ministreak (Ministrymon clytie)
Western Pygmy-Blue (Brephidium exile)
Ceraunus Blue (Hemiargus ceraunus)
Rounded Metalmark (Calephelis perditalis)
Red-bordered Metalmark (Caria ino)
American Snout (Libytheana carinenta)
Zebra Heliconian (Heliconius charithonia)
Bordered Patch (Chlosyne lacinia)
Vesta Crescent (Phyciodes vesta)
Phaon Crescent (Phyciodes phaon)
White Peacock (Anartia jatrophae)
Mexican Bluewing (Myscelia ethusa)
Tawny Emperor (Asterocampa clyton)
Carolina Satyr (Hermeuptychia sosybius)
Queen (Danaus gilippus)
Brown Longtail (Urbanus procne)
Mimosa Skipper (Cogia calchas)
Sickle-winged Skipper (Eantis tamenund)
Brown-banded Skipper (Timochares ruptifasciatus)
Tropical Checkered-Skipper (Pyrgus oileus)
Laviana White-Skipper (Heliopetes laviana)
Clouded Skipper ( Lerema accius)
Southern Skipperling (Copaeodes minimus)
Fiery Skipper (Hylephila phyleus)
Whirlabout Polites vibex)
Southern Broken-Dash (Wallengrenia otho)
Common Mellana (Quasimellana eulogius)
Celia's Roadside-Skipper (Amblyscirtes celia)
Eufala Skipper (Lerodea eufala)

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Subject: Re: San Antonio Butterfly Count on Oct 23 and 28!!
From: Tamela Baker <tamela AT PRISMNET.COM>
Date: Mon, 13 Oct 2014 15:17:58 -0500
Thought you might like to know that the monarchs are enjoying the gayfeather
in our pasture near Walburg (about 20 miles NE of Georgetown).  About 40
acres of the pasture (rough estimate) are filled with gayfeather and there
are a number of monarchs flitting about among the flowers.   

 

Tami Baker

Walburg, Texas

 

From: Butterfly and Lepidoptery for the state of Texas
[mailto:TX-BUTTERFLY AT LISTSERV.UH.EDU] On Behalf Of Patty Leslie Pasztor
Sent: Monday, October 13, 2014 9:44 AM
To: TX-BUTTERFLY AT LISTSERV.UH.EDU
Subject: San Antonio Butterfly Count on Oct 23 and 28!!

 

Hello all,

It's that time of year for our two Fall Butterfly Surveys!  These are for
NABA (North American Butterfly Association).  If any of you'd like to help
lead or co-lead a team, we'd sure appreciate it,  Beginners welcome, too!  

Thursday, October 23 for the SAN ANTONIO count:  SA Botanical Garden,
Mitchell Lake Audubon Center and possibly one or two other spots depending
number of teams/ experts.  

and Tuesday, Oct. 28th for the SAN ANTONIO-NORTHWEST count:  Phil Hardberger
Park, Eisenhower Park, Crownridge Canyon Natural Area and Friedrich
Wilderness Park - again, depending on teams, etc..   

To participate, contact me at 210-837-0577 or pasztor AT ix.netcom.com or
agarita AT me.com.  There is a $3 fee / day to cover the cost of publishing the
data.  More details will follow after sign up.  Please include a contact #
in case of schedule/ meeting place changes.  Hope you join us for one or
both days! 

 

Patty Leslie Pasztor

San Antonio, Texas

210-837-0577

 
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Subject: San Antonio Butterfly Count on Oct 23 and 28!!
From: Patty Leslie Pasztor <pasztor AT IX.NETCOM.COM>
Date: Mon, 13 Oct 2014 09:43:33 -0500
Hello all,

It's that time of year for our two Fall Butterfly Surveys! These are for NABA 
(North American Butterfly Association). If any of you'd like to help lead or 
co-lead a team, we'd sure appreciate it, Beginners welcome, too! 


Thursday, October 23 for the SAN ANTONIO count: SA Botanical Garden, Mitchell 
Lake Audubon Center and possibly one or two other spots depending number of 
teams/ experts. 


and Tuesday, Oct. 28th for the SAN ANTONIO-NORTHWEST count: Phil Hardberger 
Park, Eisenhower Park, Crownridge Canyon Natural Area and Friedrich Wilderness 
Park - again, depending on teams, etc.. 


To participate, contact me at 210-837-0577 or pasztor AT ix.netcom.com or 
agarita AT me.com. There is a $3 fee / day to cover the cost of publishing the 
data. More details will follow after sign up. Please include a contact # in 
case of schedule/ meeting place changes. Hope you join us for one or both days! 


Patty Leslie Pasztor
San Antonio, Texas
210-837-0577
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Subject: Tons of monarchs headwind s 30 mi w of Ardmore Okla
From: Brush Freeman <brushfreeman AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 12 Oct 2014 11:24:40 -0500
,,
Have seen around 250-300 already this AM.  Steady stream. Also Sprauges Pipits 

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Subject: 19th Annual Brazos Bend Butterfly Count, October 5, 2014
From: Richard Jespersen <richj AT CONSOLIDATED.NET>
Date: Sat, 11 Oct 2014 20:35:23 -0500
It was a beautiful day for a walk in the park, with sunshine, mild temperatures 
and lots of flowers. The 46 observers far exceeded our previous high of 33. 
There was a good mix of experience, with 25 newcomers, several families with 
children (some repeating from past years), 14 Brazos Bend Volunteers, several 
Master Naturalists, and other enthusiasts. 


We divided into 8 parties and searched varied habitats within the park. 
Although butterflies were not as plentiful as we might have liked, 36 species 
had been recorded by lunch time. Several observers scouted other areas in the 
afternoon, finding 4 additional species. Carolina Satyr and Gulf Fritillary 
were most abundant by far, followed by large numbers of Tawny Emperors. 


As always, the youngsters proved to be good butterfly spotters. The most 
notable butterfly of the day was a Julia Heliconian spotted by young 
first-timer Wesley Brown, who had lingered behind his group to watch some deer. 
He pointed it out to the others, who helped him identify it in a field guide. 
Just one other Julia had been seen in the previous 18 years of the count. A 
Clouded Sulphur was seen for only the second time since we began counting in 
the fall. Also, despite low numbers for most species, 11 Silvery Checkerspots 
represented the largest number ever. One species notable for its absence was 
the Broad-winged Skipper, which was missed for the first time in 9 years of 
fall counts. 


SWALLOWTAILS
   1	Pipevine Swallowtail
   2	Black Swallowtail
   7	Giant Swallowtail
   1	Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

WHITES & SULPHURS
   1	Clouded Sulphur
 27	Cloudless Sulphur
 36	Little Yellow
   4	Sleepy Orange
   2	Dainty sulphur

HAIRSTREAKS
 10	Gray Hairstreak
   2	Red-banded Hairstreak
   9	Dusky-blue Groundstreak

BRUSH-FOOTED 
131	Gulf Fritillary
   1	Julia Heliconian
   4	Variegated Fritillary
  11	Silvery Checkerspot
 19	Phaon Crescent
   5	Pearl Crescent
   4	Painted Lady
 12	Common Buckeye

  7	Viceroy
   1	Goatweed Leafwing
 29	Hackberry Emperor
 62	Tawny Emperor
 26	Emperor species
   2	Gemmed Satyr
137	Carolina Satyr
   2	Satyr Species
   1	Monarch
   3	Queen

SKIPPERS
 37	White-striped Longtail
   3	Long-tailed Skipper
   1	Horace’s Duskywing
   7	Common Checkered-skipper
   4	Tropical Checkered-skipper
 13	Checkered-skipper species
   2	Swarthy Skipper
 26	Clouded Skipper
   1	Southern Skipperling
   2	Fiery Skipper
   1	Southern Broken-Dash
   1	Sachem
   8	Dun Skipper
   9	Skipper species
   4	unknown butterfly
Total 678 individuals / 40 species

Observers were Steve Abbey, Michelle Acosta, Marie Asscherick, Wesley Brown, 
Leah Schlater-Brown, Amanda Carey, Chris Carey, Janet Clemenson, Susan Conaty, 
Chuck Duplant, Jerry Eppner, Marianne Feeney, Debbie Fewell, Kent Fewell, Bill 
Godley, Adam Hampton, Dana Harper, Linda Heinicke, Richard Hlinsky, Laura 
Hodges, Kiet Huynh, Rich Jespersen, Sandy Jespersen, Cassidy Johnson, Aaron 
Ladner, Julie Morgan Lock, Patricia Lock, Cassandra Lock, Karen McCormick, 
Candy McNamee, Gary Moore, Kathy Moore, Durand Nguyen, Kelly Shield, Clare 
Schoene, William Schoene, Robert Schwartz, Jenny Shuffield, James L. Smith, 
Denise Snyder, Jim Snyder, Pam Tatge, Barb Tucker, Noriko Utsuzawa, Barbara 
Willy and Rosie Zamora. Thank you all very much. 


The next count will be held on October 4, 2015.

Rich Jespersen, Compiler
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Subject: Tarrant Co. skipper IDed - Brazilian
From: Chuck Sexton <gcwarbler AT AUSTIN.RR.COM>
Date: Thu, 9 Oct 2014 13:43:33 -0500
Thanks to all the great observers on this list! There was unanimity for 
Brazilian Skipper. I always forget about that species because I see it so 
seldom here in Austin. No Calla lillies nearby! 


Chuck Sexton
Austin
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Subject: Re: Skipper ID needed in Tarrant County
From: Mike Rickard <mikearickard AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 9 Oct 2014 08:25:25 -0500
It's a Brazilian Skipper.  Caterpillar host is cannas, so they range widely.
Mike Rickard

On Thu, Oct 9, 2014 at 6:43 AM, Chuck Sexton 
wrote:

> TX-Butterfliers,
>
> Pictures of an intriguing skipper in the Arlington, TX, area were posted
> yesterday on iNaturalist:
>
> http://www.inaturalist.org/observations/914808
>
> If you can help with the ID, please do so on that website (you’ll need an
> iNaturalist account) or send to me or post here.
>
> Chuck Sexton
> Austin
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Subject: Skipper ID needed in Tarrant County
From: Chuck Sexton <gcwarbler AT AUSTIN.RR.COM>
Date: Thu, 9 Oct 2014 06:43:58 -0500
TX-Butterfliers,

Pictures of an intriguing skipper in the Arlington, TX, area were posted 
yesterday on iNaturalist: 


http://www.inaturalist.org/observations/914808

If you can help with the ID, please do so on that website (you’ll need an 
iNaturalist account) or send to me or post here. 


Chuck Sexton
Austin
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Subject: Fire Ants
From: Brush Freeman <brushfreeman AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 8 Oct 2014 08:27:25 -0500
.
Long gone here in Bastrop Co. are the fall evenings when insects once
literally swarmed around my porch lights....I get very few even at my black
light now.  This morning I did my usual two mile walk...Sphinx caterpillars
are trying to "migrate"  I say trying as all 4 I found on the walk were
writhing in pain, flipping back and forth in the caliche dust and getting
nowhere  All four covered in stinging red imported fire ants.  How the ants
have changed everything here.  Gawd I hate them.
**********************************************************************
Brush Freeman
503-551-5150 Cell
120 N. Red Bud Trail. Elgin, Tx. 78621
http://texasnaturenotes.blogspot.com/
Finca Alacranes., Utley,Texas

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