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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

ETNHC Research Associates contribute to several Lepidoptera Mapping Projects

Updated September 29, 2012 Several of the ETNHC Research Associates ( Robert J. Nuelle, Jr. and Robert J. Nuelle, III - Lepidopterists) have contributed the ETNHC Season Summary data for Wood County. In keeping with the mission of the ETNHC, the Research Associates have joined forces with the Lepidopterists Society and The Moth Photographers Group to ensure that distributional data from Wood County is included in their mapping and distributional programs.

The Lepidopterists Society, founded in 1947, has been collecting and publishing county level distributional data since 1971. These season summary records are housed in an online accessible database located HERE

The database allows researchers to look at distributional data by a number of different factors including, County, Month, Genus, Species and Family. 

This database covers all Lepidoptera - both Moths and Butterflies and is available to any researcher free of charge. The Nuelle's are Members of The Lepidopterists Society.

The Moth Photographers Group exists as a non-profit, self-help organization for the purpose of aiding nature photographers and others in the identification of moths. The ultimate aim of the organization is to make available on the Internet photographs of a high percentage of the moths occurring in North America. 

This group has also launched a highly ambitious project called The MPG mapping project. The project began in October of 2011. A database of 35,000 records was established using data from Mississippi Entomological Museum, two fascicles from the Moths of North America series, and a list contributed by Nolie Schneider of 800+ species she has photographed in her yard in suburban Ottawa, Canada. Additional data from many sources have been added to the database. Of about 800,000 records processed through the end of 2011 approximately 371,000 passed through a filtering process and now reside in the database. 

The ETNHC Research Associates are now partnering to contribute the ETNHC records for Wood County as well as data gleaned from their collection which is now housed at the ETNHC.

2012 seasonal records from Dr. James GoodwinDr. Will Godwin, and David Kent were included in with the Nuelle's data.


The 2012 Season Summary data for Moths is given below:

The 2012 Season Summary data for Moths is given below:

     
Hodge #: Genus Species State County Month
7758.00 Actias luna TX Wood MAR
2693.00 Prionoxystus robiniae TX Wood MAR
7871.00 Deidamia inscriptum TX Wood MAR
7757.00 Antheraea polyphemus TX Wood MAR
8169.00 Apantesis phalerata TX Wood MAR
6966.00 Eutrapela clemataria TX Wood MAR
8527.00 Hypsoropha monilis TX Wood MAR
9314.00 Alypia octomaculata TX Wood MAR
8689.00 Zale lunata TX Wood MAR
9212.00 Acronicta grisea TX Wood MAR
6826.00 Metarranthis hypochraria TX Wood MAR
9182.00 Panthea furcilla TX Wood MAR
10413.00 Lacinipolia explicata TX Wood MAR
8727.00 Parallelia bistriaris TX Wood MAR
8713.00 Zale lunifera TX Wood MAR
2404.00 Lactura basistriga TX Wood MAR
7886.00 Darapsa choerilus TX Wood MAY
7855.00 Hemaris diffinis TX Wood MAY
7873.00 Amphion floridensis TX Wood MAY
7787.00 Ceratomia undulosa TX Wood MAY
7821.00 Smerinthus jamaicensis TX Wood MAY
8267.00 Cisseps fulvicollis TX Wood MAY
7915.00 Nadata gibbosa TX Wood MAY
9229.00 Acronicta hasta TX Wood MAY
7855.00 Hemaris diffinis TX Wood MAY
8169.00 Apantesis phalerata TX Wood MAY
8170.00 Apantesis vittata TX Wood MAY
8137.00 Spilosoma virginica TX Wood MAY
8801.00 Catocala ilia TX Wood MAY
8877.00 Catocala connubialis TX Wood MAY
8878.00 Catocala amica TX Wood MAY
8857.00 Catocala ultronia TX Wood MAY
8721.00 Allotria elonympha TX Wood MAY
8171.00 Apantesis nais TX Wood MAR
6734.00 Euchlaena marginaria TX Wood MAR
8527.00 Hypsoropha monilis TX Wood MAR
9182.00 Panthea furcilla TX Wood MAR
8689.00 Zale lunata TX Wood MAR
8267.00 Cisseps fulvicollis TX Wood MAR
7716.00 Anisota stigma TX Wood JUL
7886.00 Darapsa choerilus TX Wood JUL
7776.00 Manduca quinquemaculatus TX Wood JUL
7789.00 Ceratomia catalpae TX Wood JUL
6705.00 Erastria cruentaria TX Wood JUL
8774.00 Catocala muliercula TX Wood JUL
7793.00 Paratrea plebeja TX Wood JUL
7885.00 Darapsa myron TX Wood JUL
8129.00 Pyrrharctia isabella TX Wood MAR
7084.00 Hethemia pistasciaria TX Wood MAR
4697.00 Euclea delphinii TX Wood JUL
5530.00 Hypsopygia binodulalis TX Wood MAR
8620.00 Drasteria ingeniculata TX Wood JUL
9024.00 Exyra semicrocea TX Wood JUL
9285.00 Polygrammate hebraeicum TX Wood JUL
5169.00 Hymenia perspectalis TX Wood JUL
3487.00 Cydia ingens TX Wood JUL
8525.00 Phyprosopus callitrichoides TX Wood JUL
5147.00 Epipagis huronalis TX Wood JUL
5253.00 Diastictis argyralis TX Wood JUL
9136.00 Tarache aprica TX Wood JUL
7775.00 Manduca sexta TX Wood JUL
10413.00 Lacinipolia explicata TX Wood JUL
9299.00 Eudryas unio TX Wood JUL


The 2012 Season Summary data for Butterflies is given below:



Family Genus Species ssp. county 1st date
Hesperiidae Erynnis  juvenalis   Wood MAY
Hesperiidae Hylephila phyleus   Wood MAY
Hesperiidae Wallengrenia otho   Wood MAY
Nymphalidae Junonia  coenia   Wood MAY
Nymphalidae Polygonia interrogationis   Wood MAY
Nymphalidae Vanessa virginiensis   Wood MAY
Nymphalidae Vanessa  cardui   Wood MAY
Papillionidae Papilio cresphontes   Wood MAY
Papillionidae Papilio troilus   Wood MAY
Nymphalidae Agraulis  vanillae  incarnata Wood JUL
Papillionidae Papilio troilus   Wood JUL
Pieridae Pyrisitia  lisa  lisa Wood JUL
Hesperiidae Thorybes confusis   Wood JUL
Hesperiidae Lerodea  eufala   Wood JUL

 




Update:


On Friday September 28, 2012 - Charles Bordelon, VP/EIC of the Texas Lepidoptera Survey, and the Lepidopterists Society Zone 6 Coordinator wrote: "Of the 81 records you sent, 55 were NCR's (New County Records)." This was great news as we were setting out to draw attention to Wood County.

 

The records submitted to the Moth Photographers Group were all accepted and added to their Distributional Moth Mapping Project data. Bob Patterson, head of the MPG wrote, "Thanks for sending the data. All 59 unique records were added to the database. These will show up on the maps tomorrow after the overnight updating run. Best wishes, Bob Patterson."

 

These records are just the beginning of what we hope to accomplish, it is just wonderful to have such a great start.

 

Bob Nuelle, Jr.

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