April 08, 2019

40,000 Observations! And What's Left?

I'm amazed to see that we have surpassed 40,000 observations in this project! Still, some things are missing. Let's see if we can track any of these species down.

Amblyscirtes hegon Pepper and Salt Skipper
https://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/species/Amblyscirtes-hegon

Amblyscirtes reversa Reversed Roadside-Skipper
https://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/species/Amblyscirtes-reversa

Amblyscirtes vialis Common Roadside-Skipper
https://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/species/Amblyscirtes-vialis

Anaea troglodyta floridalis Florida Leafwing
https://www.nps.gov/ever/learn/nature/floridaleafwing.htm

Anthocharis midea Falcate Orangetip
https://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/species/Anthocharis-midea

Callophrys niphon Eastern Pine Elfin
https://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/species/Callophrys-niphon

Catocala grisatra Grisatra Underwing Moth
https://www.revolvy.com/page/Catocala-grisatra

Celastrina ladon Spring Azure
https://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/species/Celastrina-ladon

Ceratophaga vicinella Gopher Tortoise Shell Moth
https://bugguide.net/node/view/369302

Enodia creola Creole Pearly Eye
https://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/species/Enodia-creola

Epargyreus zestos Zestos Skipper
https://miamiblue.org/the-zeztos-skipper/

Erynnis martialis Mottled Duskywing
https://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/species/Erynnis-martialis

Eunica monima Dingy Purplewing
https://entnemdept.ifas.ufl.edu/creatures/bfly/dingy_purplewing.htm

Euphyes dukesi calhouni Calhoun's Skipper
https://animaldiversity.org/accounts/Euphyes_dukesi/

Euphyes pilatka klotsi Klots' Skipper
http://lepcurious.blogspot.com/2011/07/imperiled-butterflies-klots-palatka.html

Hesperia meskei pinocayo Rockland Grass Skipper
http://explorer.natureserve.org/servlet/NatureServe?searchName=Hesperia+meskei+pinocayo

Idia gopheri Gopher Tortoise Noctuid Moth
https://bugguide.net/node/view/1024347

Megathymus cofaqui cofaqui Cofaqui Giant-Skipper
https://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/species/Megathymus-cofaqui?page=1

Neonympha helicta dadeensis Helicta Satyr
https://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/species/Neonympha-helicta

Pholisora catullus Common Sootywing
https://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/species/Pholisora-catullus

Polites origenes Crossline Skipper
https://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/species/Polites-origenes

Proserpinus gaurae Proud Sphinx Moth
https://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/species/Proserpinus-gaurae

Pyreferra ceromatica Ceromatic Noctuid Moth
http://mothphotographersgroup.msstate.edu/species.php?hodges=9931

Satyrium liparops floridensis Sparkleberry Hairstreak
http://explorer.natureserve.org/servlet/NatureServe?searchName=Satyrium+liparops+floridensis

Good luck and keep exploring,

Peter Kleinhenz
FWC Interpretive Writer and Planner

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October 25, 2018

Missing Lepidoptera: October 2018 Update

Since the last post, several species have been found by dedicated observers. This data has been shared with the Florida Natural Areas Inventory. Here is what remains to be found:

Amblyscirtes hegon Pepper and Salt Skipper
Amblyscirtes reversa Reversed Roadside-Skipper
Amblyscirtes vialis Common Roadside-Skipper
Anaea troglodyta floridalis Florida Leafwing
Anthocharis midea Falcate Orangetip
Callophrys gryneus sweadneri Florida Olive Hairstreak
Callophrys hesseli Hessel's Hairstreak
Callophrys niphon Eastern Pine Elfin
Catocala grisatra Grisatra Underwing Moth
Celastrina ladon Spring Azure
Ceratophaga vicinella Gopher Tortoise Shell Moth
Chlorostrymon simaethis Silver-banded Hairstreak
Enodia creola Creole Pearly Eye
Epargyreus zestos Zestos Skipper
Erynnis martialis Mottled Duskywing
Eunica monima Dingy Purplewing
Euphyes dukesi calhouni Calhoun's Skipper
Euphyes pilatka klotsi Klots' Skipper
Hesperia meskei pinocayo Rockland Grass Skipper
Hesperia meskei straton Eastern Meske's Skipper
Idia gopheri Gopher Tortoise Noctuid Moth
Kricogonia lyside Lyside Sulphur
Megathymus cofaqui cofaqui Cofaqui Giant-Skipper
Neonympha helicta dadeensis Helicta Satyr
Pholisora catullus Common Sootywing
Polites origenes Crossline Skipper
Proserpinus gaurae Proud Sphinx Moth
Pyreferra ceromatica Ceromatic Noctuid Moth
Satyrium liparops floridensis Sparkleberry Hairstreak
Satyrium titus Coral Hairstreak
Staphylus hayhurstii Scalloped Sooty Wing

Keep up the great work and let me know if you find any of these!

Thanks!

  • Pete Kleinhenz

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June 27, 2018

Missing Butterfly and Moth Species

The majority of Lepidoptera species that the state of Florida keeps track of for conservation purposes have been observed and uploaded to this project. However, many are missing and we'd like your help to track them down. If you need a goal next time you're out in the field, try to observe one of these species and upload your observations to this project.

Amblyscirtes hegon Pepper and Salt Skipper
Amblyscirtes reversa Reversed Roadside-Skipper
Amblyscirtes vialis Common Roadside-Skipper
Anaea troglodyta floridalis Florida Leafwing
Anthocharis midea Falcate Orangetip
Atrytone arogos arogos Arogos Skipper
Callophrys gryneus sweadneri Florida Olive Hairstreak
Callophrys hesseli Hessel's Hairstreak
Callophrys niphon Eastern Pine Elfin
Catocala grisatra Grisatra Underwing Moth
Celastrina ladon Spring Azure
Ceratophaga vicinella Gopher Tortoise Shell Moth
Chlorostrymon simaethis Silver-banded Hairstreak
Enodia creola Creole Pearly Eye
Epargyreus zestos Zestos Skipper
Erynnis martialis Mottled Duskywing
Eunica monima Dingy Purplewing
Euphyes dion Dion Skipper
Euphyes dukesi calhouni Calhoun's Skipper
Euphyes pilatka klotsi Klots' Skipper
Hesperia attalus slossonae Seminole Skipper
Hesperia meskei pinocayo Rockland Grass Skipper
Hesperia meskei straton Eastern Meske's Skipper
Idia gopheri Gopher Tortoise Noctuid Moth
Kricogonia lyside Lyside Sulphur
Megathymus cofaqui cofaqui Cofaqui Giant-Skipper
Neonympha helicta dadeensis Helicta Satyr
Pholisora catullus Common Sootywing
Polites origenes Crossline Skipper
Proserpinus gaurae Proud Sphinx Moth
Pseudocharis minima Lesser Wasp Moth
Pyreferra ceromatica Ceromatic Noctuid Moth
Satyrium kingi King's Hairstreak
Satyrium liparops floridensis Sparkleberry Hairstreak
Satyrium titus Coral Hairstreak
Staphylus hayhurstii Scalloped Sooty Wing

Good luck!

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March 23, 2017

Share Your Stories

Do you have an especially cool story of an experience with Florida's pollinator species? Please share here!

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