New Butterfly Records for MD-DE-DC

Dick Smith, the regional records coordinator for the Butterflies and Moths of North America (BAMONA) project, has been reviewing 2010 records and updated the county checklists and occurrence charts here at LepLog to reflect those records.  Here’s his recent post with notable records he’s received or reviewed — just in time for 2011 flight season! He’s also added two new occurrence charts for butterflies of unknown status.

>>The following new county and city butterfly records for Maryland, Delaware, and the District of Columbia have been recognized in the past year. The sighting entries (and photograph(s), if they accompanied record submission) may be viewed at by selecting “Learn,” “Checklists,” “butterfly,””United States,” “Maryland,” and “Apply” and then selecting the species of interest and choosing “Sightings Table.” I have also recently added your record to the respective county or city butterfly species listings on the Washington Area Butterfly Club (WABC) website under its local listings section at (Select the D.C., Delaware, or Maryland link to the right to access WABC county and city lists of all recorded butterfly species in each jurisdiction). The list below gives in the following order: the state and new county or city of record, the species name, the date of record, the location of record, and the name of the record contributor. All contributors are to be congratulated and commended for their diligence for keeping a watchful eye while out in the field and for recording verification or establishing a careful identification for these new species not heretofore officially recorded in the listed jurisdictions.

1. Allegany County

a. Tawny-edged Skipper (Polites themistocles)

i. July 7, 2001

ii. Fifteen Mile Creek Rd. (north section), Green Ridge State Forest

iii. Bob Ringler

2. Baltimore City

a. Silvery Checkerspot (Chlosyne nycteis)

i. September 9, 2010

ii. Lower Herring Run Park

iii. Thom Wilson

3. Caroline County

a. Little Wood-Satyr (Megisto cymela)

i. June 26, 2010

ii. Idyllwild WMA, Little Philadelphia Area

iii. Bill Hubick, Jim Brighton, and Tom Field

4. Cecil County

a. ‘Northern’ Oak Hairstreak (Satyrium favonius ontario)

i. June 7, 2008

ii. vic. Elk Neck State Forest

iii. Bob Gardner

5. Harford County

a. Eastern Pine Elfin (Callophrys niphon)

i. April 10, 2010,

ii. Leight Estuary Center, Abingdon

iii. Rick Cheicante

6. Kent County

a. Tawny Emperor (Asterocampa clyton)

i. July 24, 2010

ii. Eastern Neck NWR

iii. Rick Borchelt

7. Montgomery County

a. Gulf Fritillary (Agraulis vanillae)

i. October 22, 2009

ii. Silver Spring metro construction site

iii. Harry Pavulaan

8. Queen Anne’s County

a. Checkered White (Pontia protodice)

i. August 11, 2010

ii. Chino Farms (grassland preserve)

iii. Dan Small

b. Hackberry Emperor (Asterocampa clyton)

i. August 17, 2009

ii. Chino Farms (grassland preserve)

iii. Dan Small

c. Mourning Cloak (Nymphalis antiopa)

i. March 11, 2007

ii. Chino Farms (grassland preserve)

iii. Dan Small

9. Washington County

a. White Admiral, form albofasciata (Limenitis arthemis f. albofasciata)

i. September 15, 2009

ii. Rohrersville

iii. Kathleen Lathrop

10. Wicomico County

a. Zebra Swallowtail (Eurytides marcellus)

i. May 14, 2010

ii. Purnell Crossing Rd at county line

iii. Bill Hubick


1. Kent County

a. Falcate Orangetip (Anthocharis midea)

i. April 15, 2010

ii. Blackiston Wildlife Area

iii. Rick Cheicante

District of Columbia

a. Silvery Checkerspot (Chlosyne nycteis)

i. May 31, 2010

ii. Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens

iii. Rick Borchelt

Dick Smith

Columbia, MD

Butterfly Records Coordinator for BAMONA for MD, DE, and DC

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