Category Archives: checklists

New County Records for MD

Thanks to those of you who sent potential new county records for DC, MD, and VA to update the late Dick Smith’s Butterflies of Unknown Status project.  There were few responses to this call, so few updates. Because I don’t … Continue reading

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PA Butterfly Atlas 2017

David Wright has just released the 2017 Butterfly Atlas for Pennsylvania (# 16, if you’re keeping count), which includes a listing of new county records for the 2016 season.  Here’s the PDF in the LepLog library. atlas_pa_bflies-16th-ed-2017

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NC Butterflies 23rd Approximation Now Out

Harry LeGrand and Tom Howard recently announced the completion and availability online of the 23rd version of “Butterflies of North Carolina.”  This is an eagerly awaited annual update of their very detailed distribution map and info on butterfly species in … Continue reading

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Available for download: Scudder’s Vol 1 (Nymphalidae, 1889)

The Biodiversity Heritage Library is dedicated to scanning old natural history volumes and making them available to contemporary readers as PDFs or OCR files. One of the recent additions is Volume 1 (covering Nymphalidae) of The butterflies of the eastern … Continue reading

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The Story of a Butterfly Big Year

It began as a crazy idea hatched in the doldrums of the long, nasty winter of 2012-13 – though “long” and “nasty” pretty much describes all winters for any butterfly field enthusiast who lives anywhere north of Florida. A freak … Continue reading

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New Year, Revised MD Checklist for 2015

I spent some time over the last rainy weekend updating the MDLepsOdes  butterfly field checklist for 2015.  It’s been about 2 years since I printed copies, but if there’s a demand (let me know) I may be coerced into printing … Continue reading

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2014 Pelham Catalog of Butterflies of US and Canada

Probably because I was all caught up in the middle of the flight season here, I neglected to mention to LepLog readers the availability of the 2014 edition of “A Catalogue of the Butterflies of the United States and Canada by … Continue reading

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