Danaus gilippus in Massachusetts

Dale Clark nardoz at earthlink.net
Sat Jul 10 14:50:52 EDT 1999

Queens (Danaus gilippus) are having a record here in the north Texas
area.  I was out in the field yesterday for only about an hour and saw
over 25.  Never seen this many at one time in the Dallas, TX area.
Other early strays/immigrants that I've seen in the past week in large
numbers are Texas Crescents (Phyciodes texana) and Mexican Sulphur
(Eurema mexicana).  I also collected two fresh Long Tailed Skippers
(Urbanus proteus) and a Sickle-winged Skipper (Achlyodes thraso), both
speices being found earlier this year than in previous ones.
Dale Clark
Dallas County Lepidopterists' Society
10142 Estacado Drive
Dallas, TX  75228

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