Category Archives: state butterflies

Hunting Bromeliad Hairstreaks in the Desert?

As part of my long-planned foray to the Big Bend area of extreme southwest Texas, I’d been keeping an eye out for recent literature on any interesting leps being found there.  But as I’ll report in a longer LepLog piece, … 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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Job Opportunity: Grassland Butterfly Research Technician (North Dakota)

Field technician to assist in data collection on a grassland butterfly research project (40hrs/week). The study objectives include developing abundance and occupancy estimates for grassland dependent butterflies in the Northern Great Plains. Data collection will include butterfly surveying and identification, … 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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2016 Update of PA Butterfly Atlas

Once again David Wright has updated his fine Atlas of Pennsylvania Butterflies, the 15th such edition since the project begain in 1995.  Drawing a host of sources — historical and contemporary, listed at the back of the report, and updated … Continue reading

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Field Notes: A Day of LRGV Birds with a Few Good Butterflies Thrown In

Tom Stock and I had planned today as a vigil at Estero Llano Grande State Park for the often-sited Northern Jacana, a Central and South American wader that has been showing up regularly there.  We arrived a few minutes after … Continue reading

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