Category Archives: state butterflies

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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Field Notes: Texas Butterfly Festival Day 2!

With a first US record butterfly under our belts from Day 1, we headed out this morning for a leisurely boat survey of a couple of miles of the Rio Grande behind the National Butterfly Center, best for birds (both … Continue reading

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Field Notes: First US Record, Shadowed Hairstreak

So I noted yesterday that we had a pale gray hairstreak on the crucita flowers on our foray to Hugh Ramsey Nature Park near Harlingen during the Texas Butterfly Festival.  Flurries of emails and texts and forwarded pictures overnight yielded … Continue reading

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