Category Archives: checklists

New “Heat Map” Function at MBP

Our friends and colleagues at The Maryland Biodiversity Project have announced the latest in a suite of cool tools on the site that will allow Maryland butterfliers to target relatively unknown (from a butterfly perspective) counties and quads for some … Continue reading

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PA Butterfly Atlas Updated for 2017

David Wright this week released on our sister site, PALepsOdes, the 17th edition of the Pennsylvania butterfly distribution atlas.  As usual, it comes at just the right time to be planning field forays in 2018!  Here’s his note to the … Continue reading

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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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