Warm Days and butterflies and Moths

Chris J. Durden drdn at mail.utexas.edu
Wed Dec 22 13:39:05 EST 1999

  I would love to make a trip to these sites myself. What kind of
collecting permits do I need and how do I go about applying for them?

At 01:47  22/12/99 EST, you wrote:
>I love to read postings of warm days and the few common butterflies that are 
>Try this out! I went collecting yesterday with David Fine of Delray Beach on 
>Big Pine Key, Monroe County, (In the Lower Keys of Florida). I was a rather 
>cool day with the temperature in the low 80's. We found the following: 
>Strymon acis bartrami, Strymon martialis, Strymon columella, Tmolus azia, 
>Hemiargus ammon, Anaea floridalis, Junonia everate everate, Euphyes pilatka 
>klotsi (both adults and larva & pupa in sawgrass pits), Polygonus leo, 
>Phocides pigmalion okeechobee, Cymaenes tripunctus, and Panoquina 
>ponaquinoides. We also took some nice moths, Pachylia ficus, Eumorpha vitis 
>and several Composia fidelissima.
>The worst part of the trip was the ride home with the air conditioner
>Don't you just hate a smart ass from south Florida!!
>I love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
>Oh yes, we are going again on Monday.
>Leroy C. Koehn
>Lake Worth, FL

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