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Buckeye butterfly 
N. Am. Butterfly Assoc.

Giant Swallowtail butterfly  

Skunk's Misery, Middlesex Co.
July 1, 2007
Ann White, doug.ann.white@rogers.com

Rondeau Prov. Pk.
July 8, 2007
Emily Slavik, emily.slavik@mnr.gov.on.ca

Pelee Island
Aug 4, 2007
Bob Bowles, rbowles@rogers.com

Point Pelee Nat. Park
August 11, 2007
Sarah Rupert, sarah_rupert@pch.gc.ca
519-322-5700 ext 13


2006 Windsor Butterfly Count

Baltimore, © Blake Mann

Butterfly counts are carried out in a similar fashion to Christmas Bird Counts using a count circle fifteen miles (24 km) in diameter. Counts are sponsored by the North American Butterfly Association (NABA). Windsor's count circle includes Windsor, LaSalle, the lower portion of the Canard River, McGregor, Maidstone and Tecumseh. Field observers pay a small fee to participate and attempt to identify and count every individual butterfly encountered. Garden watchers, backyard observers and children under 12 can take part for free.

For a list of butterflies and moths recorded at Ojibway see: Lepidoptera of Ojibway

Join us for the 2007 count on Saturday, July 7.



In 2006 twenty-four participants found 1,464 butterflies of 51 species. Three additional species were recorded during count week and Red-spotted Purple was recorded as a pupa. Common Ringlet was seen a week prior the count for the first local record. The Ojibway Prairie Complex received the majority of coverage. Sites visited by counters included Spring Garden Natural Area, Tallgrass Prairie Heritage Park, Ojibway Park, Ojibway Prairie Provincial Nature Reserve and several sites in LaSalle. The count was hosted by the Ojibway Nature Centre and The Friends of Ojibway Prairie sponsored a picnic lunch and refreshments.

Butterfly numbers were about average although Monarch numbers were much improved (2.5 per party-hour vs.0.25 per party-hour last year). It was only the second count for Columbine Dusky Wing while Meadow Fritillary, Fiery Skipper and Black Dash were recorded for count week. New high counts were set for Spicebush Swallowtail, American Copper, Hickory Hairstreak, Eastern Tailed Blue and Common Wood Nymph. 67 species (plus 2 count period) have been recorded over the past thirteen butterfly counts.

For a list of over 300 species of butterflies and moths recorded at Ojibway see Lepidoptera of Ojibway. (140Kb PDF file)  


2006 NABC Participants:

Carter Beggs, Paul Beggs, Margaret Calder, Heather Anne Campbell, Paul Carter, Karen Cedar, Paul DesJardins, Kristen Fawdry, Steve Greidanus, Ruth Hart, Barbara Hayes, Bri-anna Jaksic, Brenda Kulon, Jeff Larson, Betty Learmouth, Kathy Lesperance, Blake Mann, Mary Montsch, Nancy Pancheshan, Paul Pratt, Juliet Renaud, Pauline Renaud, Elaine Sinnott, Ian Woodfield.


RESULTS for July 8, 2006

PAPILIONIDAE: Swallowtails

  • BLACK SWALLOWTAIL Papilio polyxenus asterius    9
  • GIANT SWALLOWTAIL Papilio crephontes    1
  • EASTERN TIGER SWALLOWTAIL Papilio glaucus    26
  • SPICEBUSH SWALLOWTAIL Papilio troilus    11
PIERIDAE: Whites and Sulphurs
  • CABBAGE BUTTERFLY Pieris rapae    118
  • CLOUDED SULPHUR Colias philodice    11
  • ORANGE SULPHUR (ALFALFA BUTTERFLY) Colias eurytheme    8
LYCAENIDAE: Hairstreaks and Blues
  • AMERICAN COPPER Lycaena phlaeas    6
  • CORAL HAIRSTREAK Satyrium titus    16
  • ACADIAN HAIRSTREAK Satyrium acadica    20
  • EDWARDS' HAIRSTREAK Satyrium edwardsii     20
  • BANDED HAIRSTREAK Satyrium calanus falacer    12
  • HICKORY HAIRSTREAK Satyrium caryaevorum    50
  • STRIPED HAIRSTREAK Satyrium liparops    2
  • EASTERN TAILED-BLUE Everes c. comyntas    91
  • SUMMER AZURE Celastrina neglecta    16
  • GREAT SPANGLED FRITILLARY Speyeria c. cybele    41
  • MEADOW FRITILLARY Boloria bellona    CW
  • SILVERY CHECKERSPOT Chlosyne nycteis nycteis    12
  • PEARL CRESCENT Phyciodes tharos    5
  • NORTHERN PEARL CRESCENT Phyciodes cocyta    5
  •   crescent species Phycoides sp.    1
  • BALTIMORE Euphydryas p. phaeton    1
  • QUESTION MARK Polygonia interrogationis    3
  • EASTERN COMMA Polygonia comma    5
  • MOURNING CLOAK Nymphalis a. antiopa    1
  • AMERICAN LADY Vanessa virginiensis    1
  • RED ADMIRAL Vanessa atalanta rubria    1
  • VICEROY Limenitis a. archippus    4
  • NORTHERN PEARLY EYE Lethe anthedon    7
  • EYED BROWN Lethe e.eurydice    53
  • APPALACHIAN EYED BROWN Lethe appalachia    13
  • LITTLE WOOD SATYR Megisto cymela    64
  • COMMON WOOD NYMPH Cercyonis pegala    502
  • MONARCH Danaus plexippus    54
  • SILVER-SPOTTED SKIPPER Epargyreus clarus    40
  • SOUTHERN CLOUDY WING Achalarus lyciades    5
  • NORTHERN CLOUDY WING Thorybes pylades    19
  • COLUMBINE DUSKY WING Erynnis lucilius    1
  • WILD INDIGO DUSKY WING Erynnis baptisiae    9
  • COMMON SOOTY WING Pholisora catullus    2
  • LEAST SKIPPER Ancyloxypha numitor    7
  • EUROPEAN SKIPPER Thymelicus lineola    16
  • FIERY SKIPPER Hylephila phyleus    CW
  • PECK'S SKIPPER Polites peckius    1
  • TAWNY-EDGED SKIPPER Polites themistocles    10
  • CROSSLINE SKIPPER Polites origenes    10
  • NORTHERN BROKEN DASH Wallengrenia egeremet    89
  • LITTLE GLASSY WING Pompeius verna    12
  • DELAWARE SKIPPER Atrytone l. logan    16
  • MULBERRY WING Poanes masssasoit    2
  • HOBOMOK SKIPPER Poanes hobomok    1
  • BROADWING SKIPPER Poanes viator    1
  • BLACK DASH Euphyes conspicua    CW
  • DUN SKIPPER Euphyes vestris    31
  •   skipper species     2

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