Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Flutter-bys of 2012

A much more accurate name, don't you think? I'll do a catch-up post in a bit but I've wanted to make this post for a while now so here it is.

In the spring/summer of 2012 I started to pay more attention to butterflies, thanks mostly to working on Louisiana Waterthrush stuff with Jody Allair who is a rather avid lepidopterist. Who knew there were so many species in Ontario? I think my butterfly list sits around 60ish now but that could be way off...haven't tallied it up and have some un-ID'd ones as well. Anyway, here are some pics from last year, with a bunch of ID requests! Help appreciated and feel free to correct me on anything!

****EDIT: some ID's have been resolved - thanks Kirk!

Northern Broken-Dash??? - near Long Point, July 7

Delaware Skipper - rare 2nd brood (October in Guelph)

Two-spotted Skipper

European Skippers

Tawny-edged Skippers

Dun Skipper

American Copper

American Snout

Appalachian Brown??

Banded Hairstreak

Black Swallowtail


Cabbage White

Clouded Sulphur

Common Sootywing (only pic I got of this species!)

Common Wood-Nymph

Dun Skipper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Edward's Hairstreak

European Skipper

Eyed Brown

Giant Swallowtail


Hobomok Skipper

Little Yellow

Long Dash

Northern Crescent (?)

Northern Pearly-Eye

Orange Sulphur

Pearl Crescent

Question Mark

Red Admiral
Red-spotted Purple

Silver-spotted Skipper

Summer Azure (?) - June 8, Long Point

Tawny Emperor

Variegated Fritillary

 Little Wood-Satyr (Viola's?) - July 7 near Long Point

White Admiral

Wild Indigo Duskywings (new for the LP butterfly count)


ljb said...

You have some pretty great photos of butterflies in your collection! And yes flutter-bys is apt! Thanks for sharing these ... sorry I can't help with ID.

dwaynejava said...

Great posting. The Branded Skipper butterflies offer lots of identification challenges don't they? Some quick guesses are offered below:

unID1 -Delaware Skipper
unID2- Little Glassywing
unID4 - Tawny edged Skipper

Good birding!