Tom’s 2014 Sightings Log

Butterfly Year List 2014

 

01-03 (February 6): Deering Estate, Dade Co., Florida

01 Zebra Longwing

02 Monarch

03 Mangrove Buckeye

 

04 (March 15) Mourning Cloak, Rock Creek Nature Center, Washington, D.C.

 

05 (April 6) Cabbage White, Silver Spring, Maryland

 

06 (April 12) Summer Azure, Sligo Creek Bike Trail, Silver Spring, Maryland

 

07-09 (April 20): Patuxent Wildlife Visitors Center, Prince George’s Co., Maryland

07 Falcate Orangetip

08 Henry’s Elfin

09 Eastern Pine Elfin

 

10-16 (April 26): Hoyles Mill Conservation Park, Boyds, Maryland

10 Zebra Swallowtail

11 Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

12 Orange Sulphur

13 Juniper Hairstreak

14 Spring Azure

15 Juvenal’s Duskywing

16 Wild Indigo Duskywing

 

17-21 (May 10): Cape Henlopen State Park, Delaware

17 Gray Hairstreak

18 Eastern Tailed Blue

19 American Lady

20 Painted Lady

21 Red Admiral

 

22-27 (May 18): Pine Barrens, Burlington Co., New Jersey

22 Brown Elfin

23 Hoary Elfin LIFER

24 Hessel’s Hairstreak LIFER

25 American Holly Azure

26 Pearl Crescent

27 Cobweb Skipper

 

28 (May 20) Peck’s Skipper, Silver Spring, Maryland

 

29 (May 22) Silver-spotted Skipper, Monocacy Elem. School, Montgomery Co., Maryland

30-31 (May 30): Silver Spring, Maryland

30 Sachem

31 Red-banded Hairstreak

 

32-38 (May 31): Indian Springs Wildlife Mgmt. Area, Washington Co., Maryland

32 Spicebush Swallowtail

33 Harvester

34 Red-spotted Purple

35 Little Wood Satyr

36 Least Skipper

37 Indian Skipper

38 Hobomok Skipper

 

39-41 (May 31): Sideling Hill Nature Conservancy Preserve, Washington Co., Maryland

39 Northern Pearly-eye

40 Dreamy Duskywing

41 Zabulon Skipper

 

42-44 (May 31): Green Ridge State Forest, Allegany Co., Maryland

42 Pipevine Swallowtail

43 Northern Cloudywing

44 Common Roadside Skipper

 

45-49 (June 7): Green Ridge State Forest, Allegany Co., Maryland

45 Appalachian Azure

46 Great Spangled Fritillary

47 Silvery Checkerspot

48 Hackberry Emperor

49 Hoary Edge

 

50-52 (June 7): Finzel Swamp Nature Conservancy Preserve, Garrett Co., Maryland

50 Appalachian Tiger Swallowtail

51 American Copper

52 Long Dash

53-59 (June 14): Friendship Farm Park, Nanjemoy, Charles Co., Maryland
53 Tawny Emperor
54 Banded Hairstreak
55 American Snout
56 Cross Line Skipper
57 Little Glassywing
58 Dion Skipper
59 Dun Skipper

60-61 (June 20): Northeast Branch Trail, Prince George’s Co., Maryland

60 Coral Hairstreak
61 Northern Broken Dash

62-63 (June 20): Silver Spring, Maryland

62 Clouded Sulphur
63 Question Mark

64-71 (June 21): Buzzard Swamp, Forest Co., Pennsylvania

64 Atlantis Fritillary
65 Silver-bordered Fritillary LIFER
66 Harris’ Checkerspot LIFER
67 White Admiral
68 Viceroy
69 Common Ringlet LIFER
70 European Skipper
71 Pepper and Salt Skipper LIFER

72 (June 22) Arctic Skipper LIFER, Beaver Meadows Road, Forest Co., Pennsylvania

73 (June 22) Two-spotted Skipper LIFER, Buzzard Swamp, Forest Co., Pennsylvania

74-77 (June 29): northern Frederick County (including Frederick Watershed), Maryland
74 Edwards’ Hairstreak
75 White M Hairstreak
76 Baltimore Checkerspot
77 Horace’s Duskywing

78 (July 12) Common Buckeye, Silver Spring, Maryland

79-82 (July 20): Duck, Dare County, North Carolina
79 Giant Swallowtail
80 Gulf Fritillary
81 Fiery Skipper
82 Brazilian Skipper

83 (August 3): Variegated Fritillary, Silver Spring, Maryland

84-86 (August 5): Soldiers Delight, Baltimore County, Maryland
84 Common Wood-Nymph
85 Swarthy Skipper
86 Tawny-edged Skipper

87 (August 14) Southern Broken Dash, Silver Spring, Maryland

88-89 (July 25): Duck, Dare County, North Carolina
88 Black Swallowtail
89 Palamedes Swallowtail

90 (August 16) Sleepy Orange, Silver Spring, Maryland

91-92 (August 17): Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens, Washington, D.C.
91 Appalachian Brown
92 Broad-winged Skipper

93 (August 19) Aphrodite Fritillary, Finzel Swamp Nature Conservancy Preserve, Garrett County, Maryland

94 (August 30) Ocola Skipper, Calvert Cliffs State Park, Calvert County, Maryland

95 (August 30) Cloudless Sulphur, along Route 237, California, St. Mary’s County, Maryland

96-97 (September 6): Soldiers Delight, Baltimore County, Maryland
96 Clouded Skipper
97 Leonard’s Skipper

Two more species to add before the year ends. The last first of the year (FOY) might be the latest FOY ever for me. With freezing temperatures outside as I write this, I suspect this it it for 2014 (unless I head somewhere warm before year’s end…). I’m already looking forward to next year!

98 (September 15): Common Checkered Skipper, Williamsburg, Virginia

99 (November 10): Eastern Comma, National Arboretum, Washington, D.C.

9 Responses to Tom’s 2014 Sightings Log

  1. Tom Stock says:

    53-59 (June 14): Friendship Farm Park, Nanjemoy, Charles Co., Maryland
    53 Tawny Emperor
    54 Banded Hairstreak
    55 American Snout
    56 Cross Line Skipper
    57 Little Glassywing
    58 Dion Skipper
    59 Dun Skipper

  2. Tom Stock says:

    More additions —

    60-61 (June 20): Northeast Branch Trail, Prince George’s Co., Maryland
    60 Coral Hairstreak
    61 Northern Broken Dash

    62-63 (June 20): Silver Spring, Maryland
    62 Clouded Sulphur
    63 Question Mark

    64-71 (June 21): Buzzard Swamp, Forest Co., Pennsylvania
    64 Atlantis Fritillary
    65 Silver-bordered Fritillary LIFER
    66 Harris’ Checkerspot LIFER
    67 White Admiral
    68 Viceroy
    69 Common Ringlet LIFER
    70 European Skipper
    71 Pepper and Salt Skipper LIFER

    72 (June 22) Arctic Skipper LIFER, Beaver Meadows Road, Forest Co., Pennsylvania

    73 (June 22) Two-spotted Skipper LIFER, Buzzard Swamp, Forest Co., Pennsylvania

  3. Tom Stock says:

    74-77 (June 29): northern Frederick County (including Frederick Watershed), Maryland
    74 Edwards’ Hairstreak
    75 White M Hairstreak
    76 Baltimore Checkerspot
    77 Horace’s Duskywing

  4. Tom Stock says:

    78 (July 12) Common Buckeye, Silver Spring, Maryland

    79-82 (July 20): Duck, Dare County, North Carolina
    79 Giant Swallowtail
    80 Gulf Fritillary
    81 Fiery Skipper
    82 Brazilian Skipper

    83 (August 3): Variegated Fritillary, Silver Spring, Maryland

    84-86 (August 5): Soldiers Delight, Baltimore County, Maryland
    84 Common Wood-Nymph
    85 Swarthy Skipper
    86 Tawny-edged Skipper

  5. Tom Stock says:

    87 (August 14) Southern Broken Dash, Silver Spring, Maryland

  6. Tom Stock says:

    Forgot two FOYs from North Carolina. Also a few others to add…

    88-89 (July 25): Duck, Dare County, North Carolina
    88 Black Swallowtail
    89 Palamedes Swallowtail

    90 (August 16) Sleepy Orange, Silver Spring, Maryland

    91-92 (August 17): Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens, Washington, D.C.
    91 Appalachian Brown
    92 Broad-winged Skipper

  7. Tom Stock says:

    93 (August 19) Aphrodite Fritillary, Finzel Swamp Nature Conservancy Preserve, Garrett County, Maryland

    94 (August 30) Ocola Skipper, Calvert Cliffs State Park, Calvert County, Maryland

    95 (August 30) Cloudless Sulphur, along Route 237, California, St. Mary’s County, Maryland

  8. Tom Stock says:

    96-97 (September 6): Soldiers Delight, Baltimore County, Maryland
    96 Clouded Skipper
    97 Leonard’s Skipper

  9. Tom Stock says:

    Two more species to add before the year ends. The last first of the year (FOY) might be the latest FOY ever for me. With freezing temperatures outside as I write this, I suspect this it it for 2014 (unless I head somewhere warm before year’s end…). I’m already looking forward to next year!

    98 (September 15): Common Checkered Skipper, Williamsburg, Virginia

    99 (November 10): Eastern Comma, National Arboretum, Washington, D.C.

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