Butterfly Count — Petroglyphs 2011

As provided by Jerry Ball, Count Compiler

On July 16 eight participants took part in the 2011 count wish is part of the series of counts coordinated across the continent by the North American Butterfly Association.  A butterfly count, similar to a Christmas Bird Count, occurs within a circle of radius 24 kilometres.

A total of 5,075 individual butterflies, representing 47 species were spotted.

Results

Swallowtails
Black Swallowtail – 1
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail – 2
Canadian Tiger Swallowtail – 2

Whites and Sulphurs
Mustard White – 2
Cabbage White – 7
Clouded Sulphur – 28
Orange Sulphur – 1
Pink-edged Sulphur – 45

Harvesters, Coppers, Hairstreaks and Blues
American Copper – 1
Bog Copper – 35
Acadian Hairstreak – 34
Coral Hairstreak – 74
Banded Hairstreak – 143
Edwards Hairstreak – 3
Striped Hairstreak – 2
Gray Hairstreak – 10
Eastern Tailed Blue – 5
Summer Azure – 42

Brush-footed Butterflies
Great Spangled Fritillary – 41
Aphrodite Fritillary – 80
Silver-bordered Fritillary – 2
Pearl Crescent – 31
Northern Crescent – 223
Gray Comma – 3
American Lady – 1
White Admiral – 24
Viceroy – 4
Northern Pearly-Eye – 12
Eyed Brown – 53
Common Wood-Nymph – 19
Monarch – 20

Skippers
Silver-spotted Skipper – 2
Northern Cloudywing – 1
Columbine Duskywing – 41*
Delaware Skipper – 105
Least Skipper – 53
European Skipper – 135
Peck’s Skipper – 57
Tawny-edged Skipper – 16
Crossline Skipper – 16
Long Dash Skipper– 12
Northern Broken Dash  – 13
Mulberry Wing – 71
Broad-winged Skipper – 703*
Dion Skipper – 8
Two-spotted Skipper – 3
Dun Skipper – 2,884*

Note (*) – Traditionally the Petroglphys Butterfly Count has the highest number of Columbine Duskywing, Broad-winged Skipper and Dun of all the counts held in North America.