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Providing information on the butterflies and moths of North Texas.

The Dallas County Lepidopterists' Society was established in 1995. Its purpose is to provide a forum where people may gather to share an interest in butterflies and moths, whether that interest takes the form of collecting, gardening, photography, study or casual observation.

Dallas, Texas

Regular monthly meetings generally take place locally. As a member, you will be reminded of all meetings and field trips by email. Meeting and field trip dates are located in the Calendar of Events.

Membership is free and open to anyone (you do NOT need to live in Dallas County). To join, just send an email message to Dale Clark, and include your email address and physical mailing address.

American Snout (Libytheana carinenta)
Painted Lady (Vanessa cardui)
Little Yellow (Pyrisitia lisa)
Ocola Skipper (Panoquina ocola)

For a complete list, see "What's On The Wing".



Do NOT cut back your milkweed! Despite what you may have read in a recent article in the Dallas Morning News, Monarchs you are seeing now are BREEDING Monarchs and need milkweed, so don't cut your Tropical Milkweed back until the end of September. These breeding Monarchs are both our resident Monarchs and an influx of individuals that filter in every year as part of the "pre-migration migration". The peak of the Monarchs that are migrating to Mexico won't hit north Texas, on average, until the second week of October, with stragglers lasting well into November.




Uncommon butterfly: A female Florida White (Glutophrissa drusilla) was seen in southern Dallas County on August 31st. This tropical species is found in the Rio Grande Valley and south through Central America. It occasionally moves far northward, with three such records in north Texas this year.










Long-tailed Skippers (Urbanus proteus) are hitting north Texas in large numbers this few weeks,
as well as a Dorantes Longtail.

While reports have been coming in for several weeks of scattered sightings,
numbers have risen dramatically in the past week.



Twenty-two members came to Norbuck Park for our June field trip where we saw 23 species of butterflies.
See the Calendar of Events for details of our July meeting.
All field trips and meetings are free and open to everyone.

Dallas Butterflies on Yahoo groups!

Talk to other DCLS members, notify other members of unusual sightings, what's flying in your own yard, or ask questions about butterflies and moths. To join Dallas Butterflies listserve go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/dallasbutterflies/



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