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2001 Windsor Butterfly Count

In 2001 thirty participants found 1,132 butterflies of 55 species. The Ojibway Prairie Complex received the majority of coverage. Paul Pratt led at Spring Garden Prairie ANSI. Karen Cedar led in Ojibway and Tallgrass Prairie Parks. Betty Learmouth searched the Chrysler Canada Greenway while Jeff Larson covered the LaSalle Woodlot ESA, Black Oak Heritage Park and portions of Spring Garden. The Kulons explored the Ojibway Prairie Provincial Nature Reserve. The count was hosted by the Ojibway Nature Centre, Windsor Parks & Recreation. The Friends of Ojibway Prairie sponsored a picnic lunch which was provided by Deb Waugh.

Flight seasons for most species appeared to be normal in 2001. The count day was very cloudy with brief periods of sunshine in the morning. This reduced individual count totals significantly. 65 species have been recorded over the past eight butterfly counts.  


2001 NABC Participants:

Gordon Barnett, Sandy Benvenuto, Maurice Bottos, Patricia Broad, Margaret Calder, Heather Campbell, Susan Casazza, Karen Cedar, Gerry Clements, Paul DesJardins, Shirley Grondin, Barbara Hayes, Rich King, Ben Kulon, Brenda Kulon, Jeff Larson, Betty Learmouth, Cathy Lesperance, Terri Light, Ken Newman, Margaret Newman, Judy Owens, Emily Pancheshan, Matthew Pancheshan, Nancy Pancheshan, Paul Pratt, Pauline Renaud, Bonnie Ross, Neena Roumell, Andy Simko, Michael Simko.


RESULTS for July 7, 2001

PAPILIONIDAE: Swallowtails

  • BLACK SWALLOWTAIL Papilio polyxenus asterius    3
  • GIANT SWALLOWTAIL Papilio cresphontes    1 larva
  • EASTERN TIGER SWALLOWTAIL Papilio glaucus    4
  • swallowtail species     1
PIERIDAE: Whites and Sulphurs
  • CABBAGE BUTTERFLY Pieris rapae    63
  • CLOUDED SULPHUR Colias philodice    13
  • ORANGE SULPHUR (ALFALFA BUTTERFLY) Colias eurytheme    17
LYCAENIDAE: Hairstreaks and Blues
  • CORAL HAIRSTREAK Satyrium titus    3
  • ACADIAN HAIRSTREAK Satyrium acadica    32
  • EDWARDS' HAIRSTREAK Satyrium edwardsii     16
  • BANDED HAIRSTREAK Satyrium calanus falacer    17
  • HICKORY HAIRSTREAK Satyrium liparops falacer    6
  • STRIPED HAIRSTREAK Satyrium liparops    3
  • hairstreak species Satyrium sp.    4
  • EASTERN TAILED-BLUE Everes c. comyntas    13
  • SUMMER AZURE Celastrina neglecta    12
  • GREAT SPANGLED FRITILLARY Speyeria c. cybele    60
  • MEADOW FRITILLARY Boloria bellona    6
  • SILVERY CHECKERSPOT Chlosyne nycteis nycteis    9
  • PEARL CRESCENT Phyciodes tharos    8
  • NORTHERN PEARL CRESCENT Phyciodes cocyta    10
  • crescent species Phycoides sp.    2
  • BALTIMORE CHECKERSPOT Euphydryas p. phaeton    30
  • QUESTION MARK Polygonia interrogationis    16
  • EASTERN COMMA Polygonia comma    3
  • MOURNING CLOAK Nymphalis a. antiopa    8
  • MILBERT'S TORTOISESHELL Nymphalis milberti    3
  • AMERICAN PAINTED LADY Vanessa virginiensis    12
  • PAINTED LADY Vanessa cardui    3
  • RED ADMIRAL Vanessa atalanta rubria    88
  • COMMON BUCKEYE Junonia coenia   : 1
  • VICEROY Limenitis a. archippus    14
  • NORTHERN PEARLY EYE Lethe anthedon    15
  • EYED BROWN Lethe e.eurydice    12
  • APPALACHIAN EYED BROWN Lethe appalachia    10
  • eyed brown species     3
  • LITTLE WOOD SATYR Megisto cymela    94
  • COMMON WOOD NYMPH Cercyonis pegala    163
  • MONARCH Danaus plexippus    20
  • SILVER-SPOTTED SKIPPER Epargyreus clarus    39
  • SOUTHERN CLOUDY WING Achalarus lyciades    3
  • NORTHERN CLOUDY WING Thorybes pylades    7
  • WILD INDIGO DUSKYWING Erynnis baptisiae    6
  • COMMON SOOTY WING Pholisora catullus    5
  • LEAST SKIPPER Ancyloxypha numitor    1
  • EUROPEAN SKIPPER Thymelicus lineola    47
  • PECK'S SKIPPER Polites peckius    1
  • TAWNY-EDGED SKIPPER Polites themistocles    3
  • CROSSLINE SKIPPER Polites origenes    15
  • LONG DASH Polites m. mystic    2
  • NORTHERN BROKEN DASH Wallengrenia egeremet    92
  • LITTLE GLASSY WING Pompeius verna    66 (record high)
  • DELAWARE SKIPPER Atrytone l. logan    19
  • MULBERRY WING SKIPPER Poanes massasoit    3
  • HOBOMOK SKIPPER Poanes hobomok    1 (at end of season)
  • BROADWING SKIPPER Euphyes viator    1
  • DION SKIPPER Euphyes dion    1
  • DUKE'S SKIPPER Euphyes dukesi    1
  • DUN SKIPPER Euphyes vestris    4
  • skipper species     16

Caterpillars found during the count included two Monarchs on milkweed and a Giant Swallowtail on prickly ash.

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