Tom’s 2015 Sightings

Tom’s been much more systematic about keeping track of his sightings this year than I have.  As of Sept. 6, his list included:

April 6:  Skidaway Island, Georgia

01  Cloudless Sulphur

02  Common Buckeye

03  Monarch

04  Fiery Skipper

April 6:  Skidaway Institute of Oceanography, Georgia

05  Carolina Satyr

April 26:  Patuxent Wildlife Visitors Center, Maryland

06  Cabbage White

07  Falcate Orangetip

08  Eastern Pine Elfin

09  Henry’s Elfin

10  Gray Hairstreak

11  Eastern Tailed Blue

12  Horace’s Duskywing

May 23:  Cape Henlopen State Park, Delaware

13  Black Swallowtail

14  Spicebush Swallowtail

15  Orange Sulphur

16  Red-banded Hairstreak

17  American Lady

18  Red Admiral

19  Viceroy

20  Sachem

21  Zabulon Skipper

June 10:  Green Ridge State Forest, Maryland

22  Pipevine Swallowtail

23  Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

24  Banded Hairstreak

25  Summer Azure

26  Great Spangled Fritillary

27  Eastern Comma

28  Red-spotted Purple

29  Hackberry Emperor

30  Tawny Emperor

31  Northern Pearly-eye

32  Little Wood Satyr

33  Silver-spotted Skipper

34  Hoary Edge

35  Northern Cloudywing

36  Little Glassywing

June 10:  Finzel Swamp, Maryland

37  Appalachian Tiger Swallowtail

38  Silver-bordered Fritillary

39  Harris’ Checkerspot

40  Pearl Crescent

41  Baltimore Checkerspot

42  Question Mark

43  Dreamy Duskywing

44  Least Skipper

45  European Skipper

46  Peck’s Skipper

47  Long Dash

48  Hobomok Skipper

June 13:  Friendship Landing Park, Maryland

49  Zebra Swallowtail

50  Variegated Fritillary

June 13:  Purse State Park, Maryland

51  Tawny-edged Skipper

52  Crossline Skipper

June 28:  Whittingham Wildlife Management Area, New Jersey

53  Hickory Hairstreak

54  Meadow Fritillary

55  Common Wood-Nymph

56  Northern Broken-Dash

June 29:  Canal Road – Appalachian Trail, New Jersey

57  Clouded Sulphur

58  Eyed Brown

59  Delaware Skipper

60  Dion Skipper

61  Dun Skipper

June 29:  Whittingham Wildlife Management Area, New Jersey

62  Harvester

63  Striped Hairstreak

64  Painted Lady

July 4:  Canaan Crossing, West Virginia

65  Aphrodite Fritillary

July 5:  Dolly Sods Wilderness Area, West Virginia

66  Pink-edged Sulphur

67  Coral Hairstreak

68  Gray Comma

July 6:  Spruce Knob, West Virginia

69  Atlantis Fritillary

July 6:  Seneca Rocks, West Virginia

70  American Snout

71  Wild Indigo Duskywing

July 7:  Dolly Sods Wilderness Area, West Virginia

72  Appalachian Brown

July 10:  Fort Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania

73  American Copper

74  Regal Fritillary

July 12:  National Arboretum, Washington D.C.

75  Hayhurst’s Scallopwing

July 18:  Chesapeake Forest Foster Tract, Maryland

76  Swarthy Skipper

July 18:  Hickory Point Road, Pocomoke City, Maryland

77  Palamedes Swallowtail

July 26:  Druid Hill Park, Baltimore City, Maryland

78  Broad-winged Skipper

79  Checkered White

July 31:  Silver Spring, Maryland

80  Common Sootywing

August 2:  Avon, Dare County, North Carolina

81  Giant Swallowtail

August 4:  Cape Hatteras Point, Dune Crossing 44, Dare County, North Carolina

82  Phaon Crescent

83  Southern Broken Dash

84  Eufala Skipper

August 4:  Avon, Dare County, North Carolina

85  Zarucco Duskywing

August 6:  Cape Hatteras Point, Dune Crossing 44, Dare County, North Carolina

86  Juniper Hairstreak

87  Palatka Skipper

August 13: Plummer House, Glendening Preserve, Anne Arundel County, Maryland

88 Sleepy Orange

89 Ocola Skipper

August 15: Eastern Neck NWR, Maryland

90 Little Yellow

September 4: Bombay Hook NWR, Delaware

91 Aaron’s Skipper

September 6: Soldiers Delight, Baltimore County, Maryland

92  Leonard’s Skipper

September 27: Gadsdenboro Park, Charleston, South Carolina

93 Gulf Fritillary

94 Long-tailed Skipper

95 Salt Marsh Skipper

September 29: Fort Sumter, Charleston Harbor, South Carolina

96 Common Checkered Skipper

One last species before heading to the Lower Rio Grande Valley to chase leps and birds for a week starting October 31.

October 12: St. Mary’s College of Maryland, St. Mary’s County, Maryland

98 White M Hairstreak

97 Southern Skipperling

2015 Texas Year List Additions — Lifers = (L)

Back from a great trip to the Lower Rio Grande Valley in Texas with Rick, Jim Brighton, and Tom Feild. Added a lot of species to both my year list and life list. I saw 95 species, of which 59 were lifers.

October 30: Quinta Mazatlan, Hidalgo County, Texas
99 Dusky-blue Groundstreak (L)
100 Queen (L)
101 Red-bordered Pixie (L)
102 Common Mellana (L)

November 1: Bentsen Rio Grande State Park, Hidalgo County, Texas
103 White Checkered-Skipper (L)
104 Tropical Checkered-Skipper (L)
105 Soldier (L)
106 Laviana White-Skipper (L)
107 Clouded Skipper

November 1: Cielo Escondido, Cameron County, Texas
108 Yellow Angled-Sulphur (L)
109 Sickle-winged Skipper (L)
110 Bordered Patch (L)
111 Potrillo Skipper (L)
112 Mazans Scallopwing (L)
113 Western Giant Swallowtail (L)
114 Fatal Metalmark (L)
115 Red-bordered Metalmark (L)
116 Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak (L)
117 Tailed Orange (L)
118 Mexican Bluewing (L)
119 Brown Longtail (L)
120 Zebra Longwing
121 Blue Metalmark (L)
122 Vesta Crescent (L)
123 Large Orange Sulphur
124 Red-crescent Scrub-Hairstreak (L)
125 Silver-banded Hairstreak (L)
126 South Texas Satyr (L)
127 Lyside Sulphur (L)

November 1: Hugh Ramsey Nature Park, Cameron County, Texas
128 Shadowed Hairstreak (L)
129 Guava Skipper (L)

November 2: Rio Grande River (boat cruise — seen from boat), Hidalgo County, Texas
130 Crimson Patch (L)

November 2: National Butterfly Center, Mission, Hidalgo County, Texas
131 Fawn-spotted Skipper (L)
132 Brazilian Skipper
133 Celia’s Roadside-Skipper (L)
134 Western Pygmy-Blue (L)
135 Two-barred Flasher (L)
136 Mimosa Yellow (L)
137 Cassius Blue (L)
138 Ruddy Daggerwing
139 Southern Dogface (L)
140 White Peacock

November 3: Estero Llano Grande State Park, Hidalgo County, Texas
141 Brown-banded Skipper (L)
142 Julia’s Skipper (L)
143 Rounded Metalmark (L)
144 Orange-barred Sulphur
145 Giant White (L)

November 3: Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge, Cameron County, Texas
146 Obscure Skipper (L)

November 4: Bentsen Rio Grande State Park, Hidalgo County, Texas
147 Ceraunus Blue
148 Whirlabout

November 4: Falcon State Park, Starr County, Texas
149 Lantana Scrub-Hairstreak (L)
150 Clytie Ministreak (L)
151 Theona Checkerspot (L)
152 Coyote Cloudywing (L)
153 Elada Checkerspot (L)
154 Turk’s-cap White-Skipper (L)

November 5: Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge, Hidalgo County, Texas
155 Mimosa Skipper (L)
156 Falcate Skipper (L)
157 Great Southern White
158 Purple-washed Skipper (L)
159 Glazed Pellicia (L)
160 White-patched Skipper (L)
161 Evans’ Skipper (L)
162 Julia (L)
163 Violet-banded Skipper (L)
164 Great Purple Hairstreak
165 Malachite (L)
166 Frosted Flasher (L)
167 Silver Emperor (L)
168 Common Mestra (L)

November 6: Edinburg Scenic Wetlands, Hidalgo County, Texas
169 Dorantes Longtail

2 Responses to Tom’s 2015 Sightings

  1. Tom Stock says:

    One last species before heading to the Lower Rio Grande Valley to chase leps and birds for a week starting October 31.

    October 12: St. Mary’s College of Maryland, St. Mary’s County, Maryland

    98 White M Hairstreak

  2. Tom Stock says:

    2015 Texas Year List Additions — Lifers = (L)

    Back from a great trip to the Lower Rio Grande Valley in Texas with Rick, Jim Brighton, and Tom Field. Added a lot of species to both my year list and life list. I saw 95 species, of which 59 were lifers.

    October 30: Quinta Mazatlan, Hidalgo County, Texas
    99 Dusky-blue Groundstreak (L)
    100 Queen (L)
    101 Red-bordered Pixie (L)
    102 Common Mellana (L)

    November 1: Bentsen Rio Grande State Park, Hidalgo County, Texas
    103 White Checkered-Skipper (L)
    104 Tropical Checkered-Skipper (L)
    105 Soldier (L)
    106 Laviana White-Skipper (L)
    107 Clouded Skipper

    November 1: Cielo Escondido, Cameron County, Texas
    108 Yellow Angled-Sulphur (L)
    109 Sickle-winged Skipper (L)
    110 Bordered Patch (L)
    111 Potrillo Skipper (L)
    112 Mazans Scallopwing (L)
    113 Western Giant Swallowtail (L)
    114 Fatal Metalmark (L)
    115 Red-bordered Metalmark (L)
    116 Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak (L)
    117 Tailed Orange (L)
    118 Mexican Bluewing (L)
    119 Brown Longtail (L)
    120 Zebra Longwing
    121 Blue Metalmark (L)
    122 Vesta Crescent (L)
    123 Large Orange Sulphur
    124 Red-crescent Scrub-Hairstreak (L)
    125 Silver-banded Hairstreak (L)
    126 South Texas Satyr (L)
    127 Lyside Sulphur (L)

    November 1: Hugh Ramsey Nature Park, Cameron County, Texas
    128 Shadowed Hairstreak (L)
    129 Guava Skipper (L)

    November 2: Rio Grande River (boat cruise — seen from boat), Hidalgo County, Texas
    130 Crimson Patch (L)

    November 2: National Butterfly Center, Mission, Hidalgo County, Texas
    131 Fawn-spotted Skipper (L)
    132 Brazilian Skipper
    133 Celia’s Roadside-Skipper (L)
    134 Western Pygmy-Blue (L)
    135 Two-barred Flasher (L)
    136 Mimosa Yellow (L)
    137 Cassius Blue (L)
    138 Ruddy Daggerwing
    139 Southern Dogface (L)
    140 White Peacock

    November 3: Estero Llano Grande State Park, Hidalgo County, Texas
    141 Brown-banded Skipper (L)
    142 Julia’s Skipper (L)
    143 Rounded Metalmark (L)
    144 Orange-barred Sulphur
    145 Giant White (L)

    November 3: Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge, Cameron County, Texas
    146 Obscure Skipper (L)

    November 4: Bentsen Rio Grande State Park, Hidalgo County, Texas
    147 Ceraunus Blue
    148 Whirlabout

    November 4: Falcon State Park, Starr County, Texas
    149 Lantana Scrub-Hairstreak (L)
    150 Clytie Ministreak (L)
    151 Theona Checkerspot (L)
    152 Coyote Cloudywing (L)
    153 Elada Checkerspot (L)
    154 Turk’s-cap White-Skipper (L)

    November 5: Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge, Hidalgo County, Texas
    155 Mimosa Skipper (L)
    156 Falcate Skipper (L)
    157 Great Southern White
    158 Purple-washed Skipper (L)
    159 Glazed Pellicia (L)
    160 White-patched Skipper (L)
    161 Evans’ Skipper (L)
    162 Julia (L)
    163 Violet-banded Skipper (L)
    164 Great Purple Hairstreak
    165 Malachite (L)
    166 Frosted Flasher (L)
    167 Silver Emperor (L)
    168 Common Mestra (L)

    November 6: Edinburg Scenic Wetlands, Hidalgo County, Texas
    169 Dorantes Longtail

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