Rick’s 2014 Sightings

With the MD100 year behind me, I’m planning 2014 to be partly “mop up” for butterflies that are rare or whose status is unknown in the state, and partly to seek out other regional specialties that I missed out on while focusing on the Big Year.  And it starts on the Ides of March with the three local nymphalids that overwinter as adults.

1.  Eastern Comma, Polygonia comma.  Mar 15.  American Chestnut Land Trust, Prince Frederick, Calvert Co MD

2.  Question Mark, Polygonia interrogationis.  Mar 15.  American Chestnut Land Trust, Prince Frederick, Calvert Co MD

3.  Mourning Cloak, Nymphalis antiopa.  Mar. 15.  American Chestnut Land Trust, Prince Frederick, Calvert Co MD

4.  Brown Elfin, Callophrys augustinus.  Apr. 5.  Tom Tyler Nature Trail, Chesapeake Forest Public Hunting Area, Mardela Springs, Wicomico Co MD

5.  Cabbage (Small) White, Pieris rapae.  April 6.  Beltsville Agricultural Research Campus, Prince George’s Co MD

6.   Falcate Orangetip, Anthocharis midea.  April 10.  Patuxent Research Refuge South Tract, Prince George’s Co MD

7.  Henry’s Elfin, Callophrys henrici. April 19.  Patuxent Research Refuge South Tract, Prince George’s Co MD

8.  Eastern Pine Elfin, Callophrys niphon.  April 19.  Patuxent Research Refuge South Tract, Prince George’s Co MD

9.   Olympia Marble, Euchloe olympia.  April 20.  Green Ridge State Forest, Allegany Co MD

10.  Northern Azure, Celastrina lucia.  April 20.  Green Ridge State Forest, Allegany Co MD

11.  Juvenal’s Duskywing, Erynnis juvenalis.  April 20.  Green Ridge State Forest, Allegany Co MD

12.  Dreamy Duskywing, Erynnis icelus April 20.  Green Ridge State Forest, Allegany Co MD

13.  Sleepy Duskywing, Erynnis brizo.  April 20.  Green Ridge State Forest, Allegany Co MD

14.  Silvery Blue, Glaucopsyche lygdamus.  April 20.  Green Ridge State Forest, Allegany Co MD

15.  White-M Hairstreak, Parrhasius m-album.  April 20.  Green Ridge State Forest, Allegany Co MD

16.  Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, Papilio glaucus. April 26.  Hoyle’s Mill Conservation Area, Boyds, Montgomery Co MD

17.  Juniper Hairstreak, Callophrys gryneus.  April 26.  Hoyle’s Mill Conservation Area, Boyds, Montgomery Co MD

18.  Zebra Swallowtail, Protographium marcellus.  April 26.  Hoyle’s Mill Conservation Area, Boyds, Montgomery Co MD

19.  (Spring) Summer Azure, Celastrina neglecta.  April 26.  Hoyle’s Mill Conservation Area, Boyds, Montgomery Co MD

20.  Wild Indigo Duskywing, Erynnis baptisiae.  April 26.  Hoyle’s Mill Conservation Area, Boyds, Montgomery Co MD

21.  Orange Sulphur, Colias eurytheme April 26.  Hoyle’s Mill Conservation Area, Boyds, Montgomery Co MD

22.  Meadow Fritillary, Boloria bellona. May 25.  Finzel Swamp, Finzel, Garrett Co MD

23.  American Lady, Vanessa virginiensis. May 25.  Finzel Swamp, Finzel, Garrett Co MD

24.  American Copper, Lycaena phlaeas May 25.   Finzel Swamp, Finzel, Garrett Co MD

25.  Hobomok Skipper, Poanes hobomok.  May 28.  Indian Springs WMA, Big Pool, Washington Co MD

26.  Spicebush Swallowtail, Papilio troilus.  May 28.  Indian Springs WMA, Big Pool, Washington Co MD

27.  Red-spotted Purple, Limenitis arthemis.  May 28.  Indian Springs WMA, Big Pool, Washington Co MD

28.  Red Admiral, Vanessa atlanta. May 28.  Indian Springs WMA, Big Pool, Washington Co MD

29.  Little Wood Satyr, Megisto cymela.  May 28.  Indian Springs WMA, Big Pool, Washington Co MD

30.  Least Skipper, Ancyloxypha numitor.  May 28.  Indian Springs WMA, Big Pool, Washington Co MD

31.  Zabulon Skipper, Poanes zabulon.  May 28.  Indian Springs WMA, Big Pool, Washington Co MD

32.  Peck’s Skipper, Polites peckiusMay 28.  Indian Springs WMA, Big Pool, Washington Co MD

33.  Harvester, Feniseca tarquinius.  May 31.  Indian Springs WMA, Big Pool, Washington Co MD

34.  Northern Pearly-eye, Lethe anthedon.  May 31.  Indian Springs WMA, Big Pool, Washington Co MD

35.  Indian Skipper, Hesperia sassacus May 31.  Indian Springs WMA, Big Pool, Washington Co MD

36.  Pipevine Swallowtail, Battus philenor.  May 31.  Hope Pole Road, Green Ridge State Forest, Allegany Co MD

37.  Northern Cloudywing, Thorybes pylades.  May 31.  Hope Pole Road, Green Ridge State Forest, Allegany Co MD

38.  Common Roadside-skipper, Amblyscirtes vialis May 31.  Hope Pole Road, Green Ridge State Forest, Allegany Co MD

39.  Appalachian Azure, Celastrina neglectamajor.  May 31.  Hope Pole Road, Green Ridge State Forest, Allegany Co MD

40.  Great Spangled Fritillary, Speyeria cybele.  June 7.   Green Ridge State Forest, Allegany Co MD

41.  Silvery Checkerspot, Chlosyne nycteis.  June 7.   Green Ridge State Forest, Allegany Co MD

42.  Hackberry Emperor, Asterocampa celtis.  June 7.   Green Ridge State Forest, Allegany Co MD

43.  Hoary Edge, Achalarus lyciades.  June 7.   Green Ridge State Forest, Allegany Co MD

44.  Appalachian Tiger Swallowtail, Papilio appalachiensis.  June 7.   Finzel Swamp, Finzel, Garrett Co MD

45  Long Dash, Polites mystic.  June 7.   Finzel Swamp, Finzel, Garrett Co MD

46.  Baltimore Checkerspot, Euphydryas phaeton.  June 8.  Frederick Co MD

47.  Silver-spotted Skipper, Epargyreus clarus. June 8.    Sabillasville, Frederick Co MD

48.  Dion Skipper, Euphyes dion June 14.  Friendship Farm Park, Nanjemoy, Charles Co MD

49.  Red-banded Hairstsreak, Calycopis cecrops.  June 14.  Friendship Farm Park, Nanjemoy, Charles Co MD

50.  Painted Lady, Vanessa cardui.  June 14.  Friendship Farm Park, Nanjemohy, Charles Co MD

51.  Banded Hairstreak, Satyrium calanus.  June 14.  Friendship Farm Park, Nanjemoy, Charles Co MD

52.  Carolina Satyr, Hermeuptychia sosybius.  June 14.  Friendship Farm Park, Nanjemoy, Charles Co MD

53.  Common Buckeye, Junonia coenia.  June 14.  Friendship Farm Park, Nanjemoy, Charles Co MD

54.  Variegated Fritillary, Euptoieta claudia June 14.  Friendship Farm Park, Nanjemoy, Charles Co MD

55.  American Snout, Libytheana carinenta.  June 14.  Friendship Farm Park, Nanjemoy, Charles Co MD

56.  Crossline Skipper, Polites origenes.  June 14.  Friendship Farm Park, Nanjemoy, Charles Co MD

57.  Dun Skipper, Euphyes vestris.  June 14.  Friendship Farm Park, Nanjemoy, Charles Co MD

58.  Little Glassywing, Pompeius verna.  June 14.  Friendship Farm Park, Nanjemoy, Charles Co MD

59.  Monarch, Danaus plexippus.   June 14.  Friendship Farm Park, Nanjemoy, Charles Co MD

60.  Grey Hairstreak, Strymon melinus.  June 14.  Friendship Farm Park, Nanjemoy, Charles Co MD

61. Eastern Tailed-blue, Cupido comyntas.  June 14.  Friendship Farm Park, Nanjemoy, Charles Co MD

62.  Sachem, Atalopedes campestris.  June 14.  Friendship Farm Park, Nanjemoy, Charles Co MD

63.  Checkered White, Pontia protodice.  June 14.  Thorne Gut Marsh, Charles Co MD

64.  Salt Marsh Skipper, Panoquina panoquin.  June 20.  Eastern Neck NWR, Kent Co MD

65.  Broad-winged Skipper, Poanes viator.  June 20.  Eastern Neck NWR, Kent Co MD

66.  Aaron’s Skipper, Poanes aaroni.  June 20.  Eastern Neck NWR, Kent Co MD

67.  Swarthy Skipper, Nastra lherminier.  June 20.  Eastern Neck NWR, Kent Co MD

68.  Tawny Emperor, Asterocampa clyton.  June 20.  Eastern Neck NWR, Kent Co MD

69.  Delaware Skipper, Anatrytone logan.  June 20.  Eastern Neck NWR, Kent Co MD

70.  Tawny-edged Skipper, Polites themistocles.  June 23.  College Park, PG Co MD

71.  Common Wood Nymph, Cercyonis pegala.  June 28. Little Bennett Golf Course, Montgomery Co MD

72.  Northern Broken-dash, Wallengrenia egeremont.  June 28.   Little Bennett Golf Course, Montgomery Co MD

73.  Edwards’ Hairstreak, Satyrium edwardsii.  June 29.  Frederick Municipal Watershed, Frederick Co MD

74.  Horace’s Duskywing, Erynnis horatius.  June 29.  Frederick Municipal Watershed, Frederick Co MD

75.  Northern Metalmark, Calephelis borealis.  July 12.  Green Ridge State Forest, Allegany Co MD

76.  Aphrodite Fritillary, Speyeria aphrodite.  July 12.  Herrington Manor SP, Garrett Co MD

77.  Black Dash, Euphyes conspicua.  July 12.  Herrington Manor SP, Garrett Co MD

78.  Appalachian Brown, Satyrodes appalachia.  July 12.  Cranesville Swamp (Maryland portion), Garrett Co MD

79.  Striped Hairstreak, Satyrium liparops.  July 12.  Cranesville Swamp (Maryland portion), Garrett Co MD

80.  Sleepy Orange, Abaeis nicippe.  Aug 2.  Price Road parallel to MD 301, Queen Anne’s Co MD

81. White Admiral, Limenitis arthemis.  Aug. 17.  US National Arboretum, Washington DC

82.  Viceroy, Limenitis archippus.  Aug. 17.  Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens, Washington DC

83.  Southern Broken-dash, Wallengrenia otho.  Aug. 17.  US National Arboretum, Washington DC

84.  Fiery Skipper,  Hylephila phyleus. Aug. 17.  US National Arboretum, Washington DC

 85.  Cloudless Sulphur, Phoebis sennae.  Aug. 29.  Point Lookout State Park, Calvert Co MD

86.  Ocola Skipper, Panoquina ocola.  Sep. 1.  US National Arboretum, Washington, DC

87.  Clouded Skipper, Lerema accius. Sept. 3.  Little Bennett Golf Course, Montgomery Co MD

88.  Leonard’s Skipper, Hesperia leonardus. Sept. 6.  Soldiers Delight NEA, Baltimore Co MD.

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Non-MD sightings

Palamedes Swallowtail, Papilio palamedes.  April 13.  Great Dismal Swamp NWR, Suffolk VA

Carolina Roadside-skipper, Amblyscirtes carolina.  April 13.  Great Dismal Swamp NWR, Suffolk VA [life butterfly]

Hoary Elfin, Callophrys polios.  May 12.  Warren Grove, Burlington Co NJ

Cobweb Skipper, Hesperia metea.  May 12.  Warren Grove, Burlington Co NJ

Hessel’s Hairstreak, Callophrys hesseli.  May 12.  Warren Grove, Burlington Co NJ

American Holly Azure, Celestrina idella.  May 18.  Warren Grove, Burlington Co NJ

Northern Azure (Blueberry Azure), Celastrina ladon.  May 18.  Warren Grove, Burlington Co NJ

Harris’ Checkerspot, Chlosyne harrisii.  June 21.  Buzzard Swamp, Marienville, Elk Co PA

Pepper and Salt Skipper, Amblyscirtes hegon.  June 21.  Buzzard Swamp, Marienville, Elk Co PA

Silver-bordered Fritillary, Boloria selene.  June 21.  Buzzard Swamp, Marienville, Elk Co PA

Essex (European) Skipper, Thymelicus lineola.  June 21.  Buzzard Swamp, Marienville, Elk Co PA

Atlantis Fritillary, Speyeria atlantis.  June 21.  Buzzard Swamp, Marienville, Elk Co PA

Common Ringlet, Coenonympha tullia June 21.  Buzzard Swamp, Marienville, Elk Co PA

Two-spotted Skipper, Euphyes bimacula.  June 22.  Buzzard Swamp, Marienville, Elk Co PA

Arctic Skipper, Carterocephalus palaemon.  June 22.  Beaver Meadows Recreation Area, Beaver Meadows Rd, Marienville, Forest Co PA

Bog Copper, Lycaena epixanthe.  July 12.  Cranesville Swamp, Prescott Co WV

 

 

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