Author Archives: John Klymko

A good case of the blues

There have been a couple very interesting records over the past few weeks. On June 27 Roy LaPointe found Greenish Blue at the St. Leonard Airport. This is the first record of the species for the MBA period, and the … Continue reading

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Butterfly season well underway

Well, the snow is all gone…at least in most places. Despite the few remaining patches there are butterflies out and about, including one of my favourite groups – the elfins. So far there have been reports of Brown Elfin, Hoary Elfin and … Continue reading

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Butterflies are just around the corner

It might not feel like it, but butterfly season is (nearly) upon us. I know of one butterfly sighting to date – a Mourning Cloak back on April 13 in Woodstock, NB. With the next warm spell I’m sure the … Continue reading

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Final butterfly season of the Maritimes Butterfly Atlas comes to an end (UPDATE: ATLAS HAS BEEN EXTENDED BY A YEAR, FINAL YEAR IS 2015)

Hello Atlassers, Except for the odd Monarch or Painted Lady that may still linger (both those were seen today by Derek Bridgehouse in Eastern Passage,) the butterfly season is finished. The end of the 2014 field season marks an important milestone for … Continue reading

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More new locations for Eastern Tailed-Blue in Nova Scotia

The reports of Eastern Tailed-Blue from Nova Scotia keep coming in. Most recently the species was found by Andrew Danylewich at the Western Head Lighthouse, bringing the total number of reports for the year to four (it was documented at … Continue reading

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Ocola Skipper on Campobello Island!

Another new butterfly species has been found in the Maritimes! This time it’s Ocola Skipper, an essentially tropical species whose permanent range gets as far north as Texas and Florida. On August 19th, Marcy Wagner of Lubec, Maine, photographed Ocola Skipper nectaring … Continue reading

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European Peacock near Halifax!

Duff and Donna Evers discovered a European Peacock this week near Halifax! This is the first record for this Eurasian species from the Maritimes. There are other Canadian records from Montreal and Harriston (southern Ontario). The first record from Montreal … Continue reading

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