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Jane O'Donnell bioadm4 at
Tue Feb 2 14:28:55 EST 1999

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2 February 1999

Dear Lepidopterist:

	I am writing on behalf of the Connecticut Butterfly Atlas Project, a
five-year effort to document the current distribution and abundance of
Connecticut's butterflies. We will also include data on the historical
(pre-project) distribution of butterflies in CT. To that end, we are
requesting your help.
	Our initial list of butterfly species was prepared by lepidopterists,
including David Wagner of the University of Connecticut and Larry Gall and
Charles Remington of Yale University's Peabody Museum. This list is
included for your information. We would be especially interested in
documented occurrences of species not on this list, and would welcome
records of Connecticut larval foodplants. 
	Do you have any butterflies from CT in your collection? Do you have any
idea approximately how many? Would you be willing to provide: a list of
species in your collection with representation from Connecticut?; locality
information for Connecticut specimens?; locality info for a subset of
species (for example, those of conservation concern, marked with an "&" on
the attached list)? Are any of your collection data (species represented or
specific localities) available electronically or on the web?
	As an insect collection manager, I am aware that this request could be a
burden for large collections. If the only information you can provide us
with is whether or not you have CT specimens, even that information will be
useful. For more information on the project, please feel free to contact me
via phone or e-mail, or check out the project's web site:
	Thank you in advance for your cooperation.


Jane E. O'Donnell, Ph.D.
Project Coordinator, Connecticut Butterfly Atlas Project
and Manager of Scientific Collections
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Connecticut
Storrs, CT 06269-3043
Phone: (860) 486-4451
Fax: (860) 486-6364
E-mail: bioadm4 at

 Connecticut Butterfly Atlas Checklist
March 9, 1995 (Revised June, 1997)

	Pipevine Swallowtail (Battus philenor)	O,H
	Zebra Swallowtail (Eurytides marcellus)	  V
   &Giant Swallowtail (Papilio cresphontes)	O,H
    *Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio glaucus)	  C
	Black Swallowtail (Papilio polyxenes)	  C
	Spicebush Swallowtail (Papilio troilus)	  C

	West Virginia White (Pieris virginiensis)	L,U
	Cabbage Butterfly (Pieris rapae)	  C
	Checkered White (Pontia protodice)	V,H
	Falcate Orange Tip (Anthocharis midea)	L,C
	Dog Face (Colias cesonia)	V,H
	Alfalfa Butterfly (Colias eurytheme)	  C
	Clouded Sulphur (Colias philodice)	  C
	Little Sulphur (Eurema lisa)	  V
	Sleepy Orange (Eurema nicippe)	V,H
	Cloudless Sulphur (Phoebis sennae)	  V
	Orange-barred Sulphur (Phoebis philea)	V,H

	Harvester (Feniseca tarquinius)	  U
   &Bog Copper (Lycaena epixanthe)	L,C
   &Bronze Copper (Lycaena hyllus)	L,R
	American Copper (Lycaena phlaeas americana)	  C
	Red-banded Hairstreak (Calycopis cecrops)	L,R
	Northern Hairstreak (Fixsenia favonius ontario)	  R
	Brown Elfin (Incisalia augustinus)	L,U
   &Henry's Elfin (Incisalia henrici)	L,U
   &Frosted Elfin (Incisalia irus)	L,C
	Eastern Pine Elfin (Incisalia niphon)	L,C
   &Hoary Elfin (Incisalia polia)	L,H
	Olive Hairstreak (Mitoura grynea)	L,U
   &Hessel's Hairstreak (Mitoura hesseli)	L,R
	White-M Hairstreak (Parrhasius m-album)	L,U
	Acadian Hairstreak (Satyrium acadicum)	L,U
	Banded Hairstreak (Satyrium calanus)	  C
	Hickory Hairstreak (Satyrium caryaevorum)	  R
	Edwards' Hairstreak (Satyrium edwardsii)	L,U
	Striped Hairstreak (Satyrium liparops)	  U
	Coral Hairstreak (Satyrium titus)	  C
	Gray Hairstreak (Strymon melinus)	  U
	Eastern Tailed Blue (Everes comyntas)	  C
    *Spring Azure (Celastrina argiolus)	  C
   &Appalachian Blue (Celastrina neglectamajor)	L,R

   &Northern Metalmark (Calephelis borealis)	L,R

	American Snout (Libytheana carinenta)	  O

	Silver Bordered Fritillary (Boloria selene)	L,U
	Meadow Fritillary (Boloria bellona)	L,C
	Harris' Checkerspot (Chlosyne harrisii)	L,U
	Silvery Checkerspot (Chlosyne nycteis)	L,R
	Baltimore (Euphydryas phaeton)	L,U
	Variegated Fritillary (Euptoieta claudia)	  V
	Buckeye (Junonia coenia)	  O
	Viceroy (Limenitis archippus)	  C
	White Admiral, Red-spotted Purple (Limenitis arthemis)	  C
	Mourning Cloak (Nymphalis antiopa)	  C
	Milbert's Tortoise Shell (Nymphalis milberti)	  V
	Compton Tortoise Shell (Nymphalis vau-album)	  U
    *Pearl Crescent (Phyciodes tharos)	  C
	Hop Merchant or Comma (Polygonia comma)	  U
	Question Mark (Polygonia interrogationis)	  U
   &Gray Comma (Polygonia progne)	  H
	Aphrodite Fritillary (Speyeria aphrodite)	  U
	Atlantis Fritillary (Speyeria atlantis)	L,R
	Great Spangled Fritillary (Speyeria cybele)	  C
   &Regal Fritillary (Speyeria idalia)	  H
	Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta)	  C
	Painted Lady (Vanessa cardui)	  O
	American Painted Lady (Vanessa virginiensis)	  C

	Hackberry Butterfly (Asterocampa celtis)	L,R
	Tawny Emperor (Asterocampa clyton)	L,R

	Common Wood Nymph (Cercyonis pegala)	  C
	Ringlet (Coenonympha tullia)	  C
	Northern Pearly Eye (Enodia anthedon)	L,U
	Little Wood Satyr (Megisto cymela)	  C
	Appalachian Eyed Brown (Satyrodes appalachia)	L,C
   &Eyed Brown (Satyrodes eurydice)	L,R

	Monarch (Danaus plexippus)	  C

	Hoary Edge (Achalarus lyciades)	L,U
	Arctic Skipper (Carterocephalus palaemon)	  V
	Silver-spotted Skipper (Epargyreus clarus)	  C
	Wild Indigo Dusky Wing (Erynnis baptisiae)	  C
   &Sleepy Dusky Wing (Erynnis brizo)	L,R
	Horace's Duksy Wing (Erynnis horatius)	  R
	Dreamy Dusky Wing (Erynnis icelus)	  C
   &Columbine Dusky Wing (Erynnis lucilius)
   &Mottled Dusky Wing (Erynnis martialis)	  H
	Juvenal's Dusky Wing (Erynnis juvenalis)	  C
   &Persius Dusky Wing (Erynnis persius)	L,R
	Zarucco Dusky Wing (Erynnis zarucco)	V,H
	Common Sooty Wing (Pholisora catullus)	  C
	Checkered Skipper (Pyrgus communis)	V,H
	Southern Cloudy Wing (Thorybes bathyllus)	  U
	Northern Cloudy Wing (Thorybes pylades)	  U
	Long-tailed Skipper (Urbanus proteus)	  V

	Pepper and Salt Skipper (Amblyscirtes hegon)	  R
   &Roadside Skipper (Amblyscirtes vialis)	  R
	Least Skipper (Ancyloxypha numitor)	  C
	Delaware Skipper (Atrytone logan)	  C
	Dusted Skipper (Atrytonopsis hianna)	L,U
   &Two-spotted Skipper (Euphyes bimacula)	L,R
	Black Dash (Euphyes conspicuus)	L,C
   &Dion Skipper (Euphyes dion)	L,R
	Dun Skipper (Euphyes vestris)	  C
	Leonard's Skipper (Hesperia leonardus)	  U
	Cobweb Skipper (Hesperia metea)	L,C
	Indian Skipper (Hesperia sassacus)	L,U
	Fiery Skipper (Hylephila phyleus)	V,H
	Clouded Skipper (Lerema accius)	V,H
	Swarthy Skipper (Nastra lherminier)	  U
	Hobomok Skipper (Poanes hobomok)	  C
	Mulberry Wing (Poanes massasoit)	L,C
	Broad-winged Skipper (Poanes viator zizaniae)	L,C
	Zabulon Skipper (Poanes zabulon)	  C
	Long Dash (Polites mystic)	  C
	Crossline Skipper (Polites origenes)	  C
	Peck's Skipper (Polites peckius)	  C
	Tawny-edged Skipper (Polites themistocles)	  C
	Whirlabout (Polites vibex)	V,H
	Little Glassywing (Pompeius verna)	  C
	European Skipper (Thymelicus lineola)	  C
	Northern Broken Dash (Wallengrenia egeremet)	  C
	Ocola Skipper (Panoquina ocola)	 V

Total: 120 species

*	=	likely sibling species complex
C	=	common
H	=	historical; not seen in state for more than 10 years
L	=	local; including geographically restricted species or those seldom
stray far from their foodplant/habitat
O	=	occasional; sometimes establishing populations
R	=	rare
U	=	uncommon
V	=	vagrant; not completing generations in state
&   =   on Connecticut's list of endangered, threatened and special concern

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