[louisianaleps] Kisatchie Butterflies

  • From: jftrahan <jftrahan@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: Louisiana Leps <louisianaleps@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 30 Mar 2014 17:24:41 -0700 (PDT)

Jean Trahan, Rosemary Seidler and Dave Patton met at Longleaf Vista in 
Kisatchie National Forest in Natchitoches Parish to butterfly.  Since we had 
four participants, we decided to do a NABA butterfly count.  The reason for 
conducting a survey at this time of year was to attempt to find a yucca 
giant-skipper.  We surveyed butterflies for five hours and unfortunately found 
no yucca giant-skippers, but we did find 20 species.  The best of these were 
one Henry's elfin and two pepper and salt skippers.  The most plentiful 
butterfly was the 88 pipevine swallowtails.  The complete list is below.

Jeff Trahan

6 Sleepy Duskywing 
8 Horace's Duskywing 
2 Pepper and Salt Skipper 
1 Henry's Elfin 
30 Frosted Elfin 
3 Red-banded Hairstreak 
12 Pearl Crescent 
2 American Lady 
1 Red Admiral 
2 Common Buckeye 
6 Goatweed Leafwing 
7 Gemmed Satyr 
3 Monarch 
88 Pipevine Swallowtail 
24 Zebra Swallowtail 
1 Giant Swallowtail 
1 Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 
2 Spicebush Swallowtail 
3 Palamedes Swallowtail 
2 Falcate Orangetip 

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