Butterflies of the Adirondack Mountains:  Monarch Butterfly in the Paul Smiths VIC Butterfly House (10 July 2012)

Adirondack Butterflies and Moths:
Butterflies and Moths in the Paul Smiths VIC Butterfly House*


Name Sighting Records**
Agreeable Tiger Moth (Spilosoma congrua)  
American Dagger Moth (Acronicta americana)  
American Lady (Vanessa virginiensis) 7/12/12; 7/30/12; 8/4/12; 8/11/12
Aphrodite Fritillary (Speyeria aphrodite) 7/18/12; 7/18/12; 7/19/12; 7/28/12; 8/8/12; 8/20/12, 6/26/13, 6/27/13, 6/29/13, 7/18/13 8/21/13
Atlantis Fritillary (Speyeria atlantis) 6/16/12; 7/12/12; 7/30/12, 7/6/13, 7/12/13, 7/15/13, 7/15/13, 7/18/13, 7/22/13, 7/22/13, 8/5/13, 8/5/13, 8/12/13
Banded Hairstreak (Satyrium calanus)  
Black Swallowtail (Papilio polyxenes) 8/8/12; 9/1/12
Blinded sphinx (Paonias excaecata)  
Bog Copper (Lycaena epixanthe)  
Brown-hooded Owlet (Cucullia convexipennis)  
Cabbage White (Pieris rapae) 6/16/12; 6/16/12; 7/25/12; 9/1/12; 9/9/12, 7/6/13, 7/6/13
Canadian Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio canadensis) 6/9/12; 6/9/12; 6/14/12; 6/16/12, 6/19/13
Cecropia Silkmoth (Hyalophora cecropia) 6/16/12, 6/26/13, 7/6/13
Cherry Dagger Moth (Acronicta hasta)  
Clouded Sulphur (Colias philodice) 6/16/12, 7/18/13, 7/18/13, 7/18/13, 7/27/13, 7/27/13, 8/10/13
Columbia Silkmoth (Hyalophora columbia) 6/3/11
Common Buckeye (Junonia coenia) 8/25/12; 8/25/12
Common Ringlet (Coenonympha tullia) 6/15/13, 6/25/13
Contracted Datana (Datana contracta)  
Definite Tussock Moth (Orgyia definita)  
Eastern Tailed-Blue (Cupido comyntas) 9/9/12; 9/9/12
Edwards' Hairstreak (Satyrium edwardsii)  
Eight-spotted Forester (Alypia octomaculata)  
European Skipper (Thymelicus lineola)  
Eyed Brown (Satyrodes eurydice)  
Fall Webworm Moth (Hyphantria cunea)  
False Crocus Geometer (Xanthotype urticaria)  
Fingered Dagger Moth (Acronicta dactylina)  
Giant Swallowtail (Papilio cresphontes) 8/4/12; 8/4/12, 8/12/13, 8/19/13
Great Spangled Fritillary (Speyeria cybele) 8/18/12, 8/25/12, 8/26/12, 7/6/13, 7/15/13, 7/22/13, 7/27/13, 7/31/13
Gypsy Moth (Lymantria dispar)  
Harris' Checkerspot (Chlosyne harrisii) 6/20/13
Hobomok Skipper (Poanes hobomok) 6/9/12; 6/14/12, 6/18/13, 6/19/13, 6/20/13
Hummingbird Clearwing (Hemaris thysbe) 8/4/12; 8/4/12, 7/10/13
Isabella Tiger Moth (Pyrrharctia isabella)  
Little Lined Underwing (Catocala lineella)  
Luna Moth (Actias luna) 6/14/12, 6/28/12, 6/30/12, 6/14/13, 7/6/13
Milbert's Tortoiseshell (Aglais milberti)  
Milkweed Tussock Moth (Euchaetes egle)  
Modest Sphinx (Pachysphinx modesta) 6/9/12
Monarch (Danaus plexippus) 6/16/12; 6/30/12; 7/10/12; 7/18/12; 7/30/12; 8/4/12; 8/8/12; 8/20/12; 8/20/12; 8/25/12; 9/1/12; 9/1/12, 7/27/13, 7/31/13, 8/21/13, 8/21/13
Mourning Cloak (Nymphalis antiopa)  
Northern Crescent (Phyciodes cocyta) 7/30/12; 7/30/12, 6/25/13
Northern Pearly-eye (Enodia anthedon) 7/10/13
Orange Sulphur (Colias eurytheme) 6/23/12; 6/28/12; 6/30/12, 7/28/12
Painted Lady (Vanessa cardui) 7/19/12; 7/19/12; 8/20/12; 8/20/12; 8/25/12; 8/25/12; 8/25/12; 9/1/12
Parthenice Tiger Moth (Grammia parthenice)  
Pearl Crescent (Phyciodes tharos) 6/20/13, 6/25/13, 6/25/13
Pink-edged Sulphur (Colias interior) 7/6/13, 7/12/13, 7/12/13
Polyphemus Moth (Antheraea polyphemus)  
Promethea Silkmoth (Callosamia promethea) 6/16/12
Question Mark (Polygonia interrogationis) 6/13/12
Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta) 8/4/12; 8/4/12; 8/25/12; 9/1/12; 9/1/12; 9/9/12
Red-humped Caterpillar Moth (Schizura concinna)  
Rosy Maple Moth (Dryocampa rubicunda) 6/14/12, 7/15/13
Silver-bordered Fritillary (Boloria selene) 6/16/12, 6/15/13, 8/5/13, 8/10/13
Silvery Blue (Glaucopsyche lygdamus)  
Small-eyed Sphinx (Paonias myops)  
Spring Azure (Celastrina ladon)  
Spotted Tussock Moth (Lophocampa maculata) 6/19/13, 6/20/13, 6/20/13
St. Lawrence Tiger Moth (Platarctia parthenos)  
Summer Azure (Celastrina neglecta) 7/27/13
Viceroy (Limenitis archippus) 6/25/13
Virgin Tiger Moth (Grammia virgo)  
Virginia Ctenucha (Ctenucha virginica) 7/18/13
Virginian Tiger Moth (Spilosoma virginica)  
Waved sphinx (Ceratomia undulosa)  
Wavy-lined Heterocampa (Heterocampa biundata)  
White Admiral (Limenitis arthemis) 6/16/12; 6/28/12; 6/30/12, 7/6/13, 7/12/13, 7/12/13
White Furcula (Furcula borealis)  
Yellow-haired Dagger Moth (Acronicta impleta)  

*Source: Susan Grimm Hanley. Interpretive Naturalist, Paul Smiths VIC Native Species Butterfly House. Species Logbooks.

** Sightings at the Paul Smith's College VIC documented by photographs and included in sighting records on the Butterflies and Moths of North America (BAMONA) web site.



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