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2007 Windsor Butterfly Count

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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



Twenty-two participants found 1,605 butterflies of 51 species. The Ojibway Prairie Complex received the majority of coverage. Sites visited by counters included Spring Garden Natural Area, Ojibway Prairie Provincial Nature Reserve, Peche Island , LaSalle and McGregor. The count was hosted by the Ojibway Nature Centre and The Friends of Ojibway Prairie sponsored a picnic lunch and refreshments.

Monarch numbers set a new record (3.5 per party-hour vs.2.5 per party-hour in 2006 and 0.25 per party-hour in 2005). It was only the third count for Columbine Dusky Wing. New high counts were set for American Copper, Dreamy Duskywing, Columbine Duskywing, Crossline Skipper and Northern Broken-Dash. 67 species (plus 2 count period) have been recorded over the fourteen butterfly counts.

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


2007 NABC Participants:

Maurice Bottos, Shane Butnari, Margaret Calder, Karen Cedar, Carol Clements, Brenda Dziedzic, Erica Eryda, Steve Greidanus, Ruth Hart, Barbara Hayes, Sara Kelley, Brenda Kulon, Jeff Larson. Claire McAllister, Linda Menard-Watt, Mary Montsch, Nancy Pancheshan, Paul Pratt, Tom Preney, Andy Simko, Caryle Spence, and Ian Woodfield.


RESULTS for July 7, 2007

PAPILIONIDAE: Swallowtails

  • BLACK SWALLOWTAIL Papilio polyxenus asterius    17
  • EASTERN TIGER SWALLOWTAIL Papilio glaucus    12
  • SPICEBUSH SWALLOWTAIL Papilio troilus    2
PIERIDAE: Whites and Sulphurs
  • CABBAGE BUTTERFLY Pieris rapae    113
  • CLOUDED SULPHUR Colias philodice    44
  • ORANGE SULPHUR (ALFALFA BUTTERFLY) Colias eurytheme    56
  • LITTLE YELLOW Eurema lisa    1
LYCAENIDAE: Hairstreaks and Blues
  • AMERICAN COPPER Lycaena phlaeas    11
  • CORAL HAIRSTREAK Satyrium titus    21
  • ACADIAN HAIRSTREAK Satyrium acadica    23
  • EDWARDS' HAIRSTREAK Satyrium edwardsii     47
  • BANDED HAIRSTREAK Satyrium calanus falacer    13
  • HICKORY HAIRSTREAK Satyrium caryaevorum    16
  • STRIPED HAIRSTREAK Satyrium liparops    5
  • EASTERN TAILED-BLUE Everes c. comyntas    19
  • SUMMER AZURE Celastrina neglecta    41
  • GREAT SPANGLED FRITILLARY Speyeria c. cybele    94
  • SILVERY CHECKERSPOT Chlosyne nycteis nycteis    20
  • PEARL CRESCENT Phyciodes tharos    7
  • NORTHERN PEARL CRESCENT Phyciodes cocyta    8
  •   crescent species Phycoides sp.    1
  • QUESTION MARK Polygonia interrogationis    7
  • EASTERN COMMA Polygonia comma    2
  • MOURNING CLOAK Nymphalis a. antiopa    2
  • AMERICAN LADY Vanessa virginiensis    23
  • RED ADMIRAL Vanessa atalanta rubria    84
  • RED_SPOTTED PURPLE Limenitis arthemis    3
  • VICEROY Limenitis a. archippus    2
  • NORTHERN PEARLY EYE Lethe anthedon    3
  • EYED BROWN Lethe e.eurydice    6
  • APPALACHIAN EYED BROWN Lethe appalachia    18
  •   eyed brown species Lethe species    2
  • LITTLE WOOD SATYR Megisto cymela    33
  • COMMON WOOD NYMPH Cercyonis pegala    195
  • MONARCH Danaus plexippus    83
  • SILVER-SPOTTED SKIPPER Epargyreus clarus    77
  • SOUTHERN CLOUDY WING Achalarus lyciades    1
  • NORTHERN CLOUDY WING Thorybes pylades    4
  • DREAMY DUSKY WING Erynnis icelus    2
  • COLUMBINE DUSKY WING Erynnis lucilius    7
  • WILD INDIGO DUSKY WING Erynnis baptisiae    36
  • LEAST SKIPPER Ancyloxypha numitor    9
  • EUROPEAN SKIPPER Thymelicus lineola    40
  • TAWNY-EDGED SKIPPER Polites themistocles    15
  • CROSSLINE SKIPPER Polites origenes    29
  • NORTHERN BROKEN DASH Wallengrenia egeremet   209
  • LITTLE GLASSY WING Pompeius verna    23
  • DELAWARE SKIPPER Atrytone l. logan    78
  • HOBOMOK SKIPPER Poanes hobomok    1
  • BROADWING SKIPPER Poanes viator    2
  • BLACK DASH Euphyes conspicua    1
  • DUN SKIPPER Euphyes vestris    34

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