Monday, July 10, 2006

ENV: Counting Odes and Leps

The First Probably-Not-Annual Two-and-a-Half-Weeks After The Summer Solstice Four-to-Six-Days After The Fourth Of July Dragonfly and Butterfly Count [hereinafter known as The Big Bug Day(s)]

Narrative to come as soon as i have the time to assemble my thoughts.

* New for the Ranch;  Photographed; NCR New County Record

8 July 2006
TX: Kerr Co., HCYR

4 Pipevine Swallowtail, Battus philenor
1 Black Swallowtail, Papilio polyxenes 
1 Two-tailed Swallowtail, Papilio multicaudata
1 Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, Papilio glaucus 
1 Lyside Sulphur, Kricogonia lyside
1 Blue sp.
2 Dusky-Blue Groundstreak, Calycopis isobeon *
1 Emperor sp., Asterocampa sp.
1 Arizona Sister, Adelpha bredowii
1 Red-spotted Purple, Limenitis arthemis/astyanax
2 Monarch, Danaus plexippus
2 Horace's/Juvenal’s Duskywing, Erynnis horatius 

6 Smoky Rubyspot, Hetaerina titia *

1 Desert Firetail, Telebasis salva 
68 Citrine Forktail, Ischnura hastata 
25 Double-striped Bluet, Enallagma basidens 
2 Orange Bluet, Enallagma signatum 
7 Violet Dancer, Argia fumipennis violacea 
16 Dusky Dancer, Argia tranlslata
5 Blue-ringed Dancer, Argia sedula 
5 Powdered Dancer, Argia moesta *
2 Common Green Darner, Anax junius 
1 Comet Darner, Anax longipes 
2 Gomphid sp. 
1 Five-striped Leaftail, Phyllogomphoides albrighti 
1 Eastern Ringtail, Erpetogomphus designatus *
1 Prince Baskettail, Epitheca princeps
2 Pale-faced Clubskimmer, Brechmorhoga mendax
12 Banded Pennant, Celithemis fasciata 
1 Marl Pennant, Macrodiplax balteata * NCR
2 Red-tailed Pennant, Brachymesia furcata 
1 Four-spotted Pennant, Brachymesia gravida *
20 Eastern Pondhawk, Erythemis simplicicollis simplicicollis 
7 Blue Dasher, Pachydiplax longipennis 
8 Eastern Amberwing, Perithemis tenera 
20 Widow Skimmer, Libellula luctuosa 
15 Common Whitetail, Plathemis lydia 
3 Roseate Skimmer, Orthemis ferruginea 
18 Swift Setwing, Dythemis velox 
12 Checkered Setwing, Dythemis fugax 
1 Black Setwing, Dythemis nigrescens * [first ph doc NCR]
14 Red Saddlebags, Tramea onusta 
3 cf. Carolina Saddlebags, Tramea cf. carolina  [NCR]
16 Black Saddlebags, Tramea lacerata 
2 Wandering Glider, Pantala flavescens 

TX: Kerr Co., Lynxhaven
4 Orange Bluet, Enallagma signatum
1 Stream Bluet, Enallagma exsulans
1 Arroyo Bluet, Enallagma praevarum 
1 Fragile Forktail, Ishcnura posita 
2 Prince Baskettail, Epitheca princeps 
1 Orange Shadowdragon, Neurocordulia xanthosoma [LL]
8 Variegated Meadowhawk, Sympetrum corruptum 
1 Spot-winged Glider, Pantala hymenaea 

TX: Kerr Co., South Fork Marsh
ZERO

Odes: 40 species total, 32 at HCYR


9 July 2006
TX: Kerr Co., HCYR
2 Pipevine Swallowtail
1 Two-tailed Swallowtail
1 Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
1 Lyside Sulphur
1 Goatweed Leafwing 

4 Double-striped Bluet
1 Sulphur-tipped Clubtail *
1 Four-striped Leaftail 
2 Banded Pennant
4 Widow Skimmer
1 Common Whitetail
2 Eastern Pondhawk
1 Eastern Amberwing
1 Swift Setwing
1 Checkered Setwing
1 Red Saddlebags
2 Black Saddlebags

TX: Kerr Co., RV Crossing
1 American Rubyspot
4 Smoky Rubyspot
8 Dusky Dancer
8 Powdered Dancer
6 Blue-ringed Dancer

TX: Kerr Co., Lynxhaven
2 Violet Dancer
1 Widow Skimmer 
2 Comanche Skimmer 
1 Eastern Pondhawk

TX: Kerr Co., South Fork Marsh
2 Violet Dancer

TX: River Inn Crossing
6 Double-striped Bluet

10 July 2006
TX: Kerr Co., HCYR
2 Pipevine Swallowtail
1 Black Swallowtail
1 Giant Swallowtail
1 Lyside Sulphur
2 Sleepy Orange
2 Arizona Sister
1 Red-spotted Purple
6 American Snout *

12 Double-striped Bluet
1 Sulphur-tipped Clubtail
2 Banded Pennant
2 Marl Pennant 
8 Widow Skimmer
1 Common Whitetail
6 Eastern Pondhawk
3 Blue Dasher
2 Checkered Setwing
30 Variegated Meadowhawk *
8 Black Saddlebags
20 Wandering Glider
8 Spot-winged Glider *
20 large dragonfly sp.

Ode Total 3-day count: 44, 36 at HCYR


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