2007 Butterflies and Odonata

Although I had a better year of birding than finding butterflies (they were surprisingly absent for most of the year in NJ), it was still fun to see some new butterflies. Texas provided most of the ‘excitement’, but overall I got my lifelist up to 82, and saw 69 species in 2007 alone (including 24 new ones). I had a better year with Odonata: 32 species of dragonfly (16 new) and 16 damselflies (10 new). My lists for the year:

= New species in 2007.

Butterflies and Skippers

    Butterflies (41, 14 new)

  1. American Lady
  2. Common Mestra √
  3. Red Admiral
  4. Red-Spotted Purple
  5. Eastern Comma
  6. Question Mark
  7. Eastern Tailed Blue
  8. Spring Azure
  9. Summer Azure
  10. Common Buckeye
  11. Pearl Crescent
  12. Texan Crescent √
  13. Empress Leilia √
  14. Great Spangled Fritillary
  15. Monarch Butterfly
  16. Mourning Cloak
  17. Variegated Fritillary
  18. Viceroy
  19. Zebra (Heliconian) √
  20. Dusky Blue Groundstreak √
  21. Gray Hairstreak
  22. ‘Northern’ Southern Hairstreak √
  23. Red-Banded Hairstreak
  24. Bordered Patch (Texas) √
  25. Fatal Metalmark √
  26. Carolina Satyr √
  27. Common Wood Nymph √
  28. Little Wood Satyr √
  29. American Snout
  30. Cabbage White Butterfly
  31. Common Sulphur
  32. Falcated Orangetip
  33. Giant Cloudless Sulphur
  34. Little Yellow
  35. Orange Sulphur
  36. Pink-Edged Sulphur √
  37. Black Swallowtail
  38. Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (black)
  39. Giant Swallowtail √
  40. Palomedes Swallowtail
  41. Spicebush Swallowtail

Skippers (28, 10 new)

  1. Broken Dash Skipper
  2. Celia’s Roadside Skipper √
  3. Clouded Skipper
  4. Common Mellana √
  5. Fiery Skipper
  6. Hobomok Skipper √
  7. Laviana Skipper √
  8. Least Skipper
  9. Little Glassywing
  10. Long Dash Skipper
  11. Northern Broken Dash
  12. Peck’s Skipper
  13. Sachem
  14. Salt Marsh Skipper
  15. Silver-spotted Skipper
  16. Tawny-Edged Skipper
  17. Turk’s-cap White Skipper
  18. Whirlabout √
  19. Zabulon Skipper
  20. Brown Longtail Skipper √
  21. Long-tailed Skipper
  22. Teleus Longtail Skipper √
  23. Eufala Skipper √
  24. Funereal Duskywing √
  25. Mazans Scallopwing √
  26. Mimosa Skipper √
  27. Olive-clouded Skipper √
  28. Wild Indigo Duskywing

Odonata

    Dragonflies (32 species, 16 new)

  1. Band-winged Dragonlet √
  2. Little Blue Dragonlet √
  3. Seaside Dragonlet
  4. Blue Dasher
  5. Eastern Amberwing
  6. Common Whitetail
  7. White Corporal √
  8. Calico Pennant √
  9. Four-spotted Pennant
  10. Halloween Pennant
  11. Autumn Meadowhawk
  12. Eastern Pondhawk
  13. Great Meadowhawk √
  14. Variegated Meadowhawk √
  15. Great Blue Skimmer
  16. Needham’s Skimmer √
  17. Painted Skimmer √
  18. Roseate Skimmer √
  19. Slaty Skimmer
  20. Twelve-spotted Skimmer
  21. Widow Skimmer √
  22. Hyacinth Glider √
  23. Wandering Glider
  24. Black Saddlebags
  25. Carolina Saddlebags
  26. Red Saddlebags √
  27. Striped Saddlebags √
  28. Russet-tipped Clubtail
  29. Clamp-tipped Emerald √
  30. Common Sanddragon √
  31. Common Green Darner
  32. Harlequin Darner √

    Damselflies (16 species, 10 new)

  1. Atlantic Bluet √
  2. Blackwater Bluet √
  3. Blue-tipped Dancer √
  4. Familiar Bluet
  5. Orange Bluet √
  6. Blue-ringed Dancer √
  7. Variable Dancer
  8. Citrine Fortail √
  9. Eastern Forktail
  10. Fragile Forktail
  11. Rambur’s Forktail √
  12. Ebony Jewelwing
  13. Common Spreadwing √
  14. Great Spreadwing
  15. Slender Spreadwing √
  16. Spotted Spreadwing √
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6 Responses to “2007 Butterflies and Odonata

  • i saw this skipper on late night TV last night…

  • You did much better with dragonflies and butterflies than I did this year! Hmm, I should have kept track of my dragonflies this year!

  • Geez man, that’s a lot of freaking bugs! Just giving you a hard time, it really is amazing how many different species you’ve seen of birds, butterflies, and odonata … whatever those are. These lists make my head spin — I have no idea how you can tell them apart. They all look the same to me (not *exactly* the same, but so very close).

  • Van: that’s classic.
    Tom: Thanks – I’m hoping it’s a better year for sightings this year. And to think: 3 years ago I was making fun of my buddy Joe regarding butterfly watching…
    Michael: Odonata are dragonflies and damselflies. They can be really tough to ID, but that’s part of the fun- the challenge of identification.

  • I’m glad you’re finding the train good for commuting. I used to take the Metro or El in Chicago to some jobs I had there.

    Don’t be too sure about those Eskimos. If you think I’m nuts, check out Up In Alaska or MnBicycleCommuter! Both have very cool stories and inspiring rides.

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