Butterflies of the Maritimes


Butterflies of the Maritimes

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Monarch in Fredericton

Started by Chris Adam. Last reply by Laurie Grattan Oct 19, 2017. 1 Reply

I found a nice Monarch female at the Strawberry U-pick on Fredericton's north side, 18 Oct 2017, at the edge of the Nature Trust property. No other butterflies observed.…Continue

Tags: Monarch, plexippus, Danaus, Danainae, NYMPHALIDAE

Unknown Butterfly, Id needed

Started by Andrew Olive. Last reply by Andrew Olive Sep 17, 2017. 8 Replies

Found this fella on the Island(Grand Manan) but I forget where. I think it was around Red Point. Can anyone ID this one for me?…Continue


Started by Andrew Olive. Last reply by Nancy Mullin Sep 16, 2017. 1 Reply

We found a minimum of 10 monarchs on our first day at Grand Manan.  There were about 6 feeding at Southern head.  Probably fueling up before there long migration south.  Also found 4 at Anchorage…Continue

Northern Crescent - August 29 2017

Started by Chris Adam. Last reply by Nancy Mullin Sep 10, 2017. 1 Reply

Nobody has been posting butterfly images lately,so here is one from 29 August 2017, from the Valley Trail in Silverwood. This is the only butterfly I've seen since mid August.NYMPHALIDAE Nymphalinae:…Continue

Tags: Northern, Crescent, cocyta, Phyciodes, Nymphalinae

ID needed

Started by Laurie Grattan. Last reply by Laurie Grattan Sep 1, 2017. 5 Replies

Aug 17 2017 5:43pm Check…Continue

Tags: Neguac, Home

Aphrodite Fritillary - Fredericton, Aug. 17, 2017

Started by Danny O'Shea. Last reply by Gail Taylor Aug 18, 2017. 2 Replies

Found this afternoon on angelica, just off the New Maryland Hwy.(Speyeria aphrodite)…Continue

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Comment by Derek Bridgehouse on April 29, 2017 at 4:13pm

 the best shot -but-great to see my first lep of 2017 today here in NS where temps for spring have been below normal.These were abundant and had 1Hoary Elfin today 29-April-2017
at Pockwock ,Halifax Co.

Comment by Denis A. Doucet on March 30, 2017 at 11:50am

Wow, great record, Laurie!!

Comment by Jimmy Dee on March 29, 2017 at 9:21pm

Very nice Laurie! I wonder I wonder if you know how to add this as a discussion? Just above, the white box, see " + Add a Discussion". I you click on that and add the picture and give it a title then we can comment on it. I'm no butterfly expert but I was trying to match it to a Comma but can't seem to. I was wondering if this was a Compton Tortoiseshell, which I have never heard of? I did lighten it up quite a bit.

EDIT:  sorry Laurie I didn't notice you had already ID'd it.

Comment by Laurie Grattan on March 29, 2017 at 7:04pm

Hi first butterfly Mar 29 2017 2:52 pm in my work shop. Compton Tortoiseshell run to the house to get my camera it was in the window wend I got back what a surprise.

Comment by Joanne Keays on July 11, 2016 at 4:58pm

This little guy waited patiently for me to get a good picture, Thanks! I don't know much about butterflys, yet.

Comment by Stuart Tingley on April 15, 2016 at 9:40am

Hooray, Chris!! I've been looking and looking.........

Comment by Denis A. Doucet on April 15, 2016 at 9:10am

Good stuff, Chris!

Comment by Chris Adam on April 15, 2016 at 9:01am

My first butterfly of the year: a Mourning Cloak 14 April 2016 along the road opposite Kent's Building Supplies, Fredericton.

Comment by Derek Grant on December 17, 2015 at 12:20pm

I was just reading where over three-quarters of the UK’s resident and migrant butterfly species have declined in number and occurrence over the last 40 years. The reasons are not known but it is thought that habitat loss, climate change, and pesticide/herbicide use are factors.  Lots of butterfly census work done in Canada in recent years, but I can't seem to find a link on the numbers and comparisons in species population numbers with respect to region. Perhaps the Maritime Butterfly Atlas publishes these kind of stats? Thanks in advance for a link.

Comment by LILLIAN KENNEDY on September 9, 2015 at 7:18pm

IMG_2879.JPG  sighting of a Viceroy Butterfly in my backyard  Sept 5th i


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