Category Archives: sightings

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 Maryland County Butterfly Records for 2017

With the passing two years ago of veteran butterfly observer Dick Smith, we no longer have access to his notekeeping files or his far-flung list of contributing observers to update his database of county records.  We still want to track … Continue reading

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Art Shapiro Wins His Own Contest: Collects First Cabbage White Butterfly of the Year

Reblogged from UC Davis’ ‘ Entomology and Nematology News (Author: Kathy Keatley Garvey): It’s over. The winner of the 2018 Beer-for-a-Butterfly Contest, sponsored by Art Shapiro, UC Davis distinguished professor of evolution and ecology, is…drumroll…Art Shapiro. Shapiro collected the cabbage … Continue reading

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Butterflies of North Carolina: 25th Approximation

Harry LeGrand and Tom Howard made quick work of getting out the annual new approximation of butterfly status and range in North Carolina, captured in the release today of the 25th Approximation [beating even their projected completion date of March … Continue reading

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Final Mid-Atlantic Butterfly Field Forecast for 2017: Week of 30 September

Well, it’s that time of year again — time to put the weekly Forecast into hibernation for another season.  I hope it’s been an inducement to get out and see some of the amazing butterfly fauna we enjoy here in … Continue reading

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ANS Field Trip to Plummer House Butterfly Garden

An intrepid group of butterfliers joined me and Tom Stock for a picture-perfect couple of hours in the butterfly garden and surrounding fields at the Parris Glendening Nature Preserve of the Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary [MD, Anne Arundel Co.].  Diversity … Continue reading

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