Butterflies of the Maritimes


Butterflies of the Maritimes

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Canadian Tiger Swallowtail and ......

Started by Jimmy Dee. Last reply by Gail Taylor 5 hours ago. 1 Reply

..... a Dreamy Duskywing.The swallowtail was seen on the Rock Roak outside Minto. The duskywing was seen near the Evans Road near Minto. Both May 26 2018.…Continue

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Eastern Pine Elfin - Callophrys niphon at McGraw Brook May 26, 2018

Started by Nancy Mullin. Last reply by Gail Taylor 5 hours ago. 4 Replies

What a beautiful day...to go hunting for critters!I think this is the Easter Pine Elfin...Not positive though.  …Continue

Henry's Elfin (Callophrys henrici)

Started by Jimmy Dee. Last reply by Gail Taylor on Wednesday. 10 Replies

Gilles B. had spotted one in the UNB Woodlot, Fredericton last week. As its a rarity in  NB, Gail and I wanted to find one if possible ... soooooo .... thanks Gilles. We spotted this one at the UNB…Continue

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Spring Azure

Started by Laurie Grattan. Last reply by Laurie Grattan on Monday. 2 Replies

Back trail home May 12 2018…Continue

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Hoary Elfin

Started by Jimmy Dee. Last reply by Gabriel Gallant May 13. 9 Replies

A lifer for me if ID is correct. Seen on the Rock Road near Minto, May 9, 2018.Callophrys polios…Continue

Tags: jd18bf, Elfin, Hoary, polios, Callophrys

Azure [edit - Celastrina lucia]

Started by Jimmy Dee. Last reply by Nancy Mullin May 7. 9 Replies

Chris mentioned he saw one yesterday. Saw this one today May 5th, 2018, Rock road near Minto. It was nestled in the leaves trying to avoid the wind. I've lost track of whet these are actually called…Continue

Tags: lucia, Celastrina, jd18bf, azure

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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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