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

Posted by petekleinhenz petekleinhenz, April 08, 2019 14:26

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Is there any reason why you have restricted your species list to exclude potter and mason wasps? I frequently find them on flowers in my yard, often covered in pollen. I have to assume they are acting as pollinators also.

Posted by cynthabbott over 1 year ago (Flag)
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Hi Cyntha,

This list is just for listed species not recorded in the project. Potter and mason wasps should be accepted by the project, generally speaking. I will double check and make sure that's the case.

Posted by petekleinhenz over 1 year ago (Flag)
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Yes, I understand that this post is just a list of species you think should be here but that haven't been recorded yet. I just was unsure where else to make my comment and took this opportunity. Thanks for responding!

Posted by cynthabbott over 1 year ago (Flag)
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I enjoy these updates, thank you.

Posted by valerietheblonde over 1 year ago (Flag)
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Peter:

Just so you know, the Zestos Skipper and the Rockland Grass Skipper, are considered extinct in Florida and haven't been documented for over 10 years from anywhere in Florida despite extensive searches for them. They were only known from extreme southern Florida. But who know. Maybe citizen scientists can prove the professionals wrong. It's happened before.

Best,
Dean

Posted by flnaturalist over 1 year ago (Flag)
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Hi Dean,

That's why I left them on there. I did the same in the Herps of Florida project with the Mississippi Green Water Snake and South Florida Rainbow Snake. My thinking is that we might as well open as many pathways as possible to harnessing observations of these species if, in fact, some individuals are hanging on somewhere.

Thanks for all you do to save the ones that are still hanging on!

Peter

Posted by petekleinhenz over 1 year ago (Flag)

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