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Butterflies of Berks County, Pennsylvania
Sightings in 2006

     The following butterfly species (those in bold) have been seen in Berks County, Pennsylvania in 2006. The listed date is the first date seen in 2006. There have been records of 106 species seen in Berks County. The list below includes all those reported in 2003, 2004, and 2005, a total of 77 species. Any additional species seen in 2006 will be shown in red. 
     No doubt other species will be present, but not seen. Some of the 106 species are historical records and many are of strays or southern migrants which are not often found in the county. Ninety one of the one hundred six species are known to have been seen in the past 40 years. No new species were added in 2005. If you have a reliable sighting not on this list for 2006, please send an email to .

Sightings in 2006    (61 species)      (09/26/06)
Berks County, Pennsylvania - 2006

 Family HESPERIIDAE
1 Silver-spotted Skipper       04/27/06
2 Hoary Edge 
3 Northern Cloudywing       05/29/06
4 Dreamy Duskywing
5 Sleepy Duskywing             04/11/06
6 Juvenal's Duskywing        04/11/06
7 Horace's Duskywing         04/27/06
8 Wild Indigo Duskywing  05/30/06
9 Checkered Skipper           05/03/06
10 Common Sootywing      08/18/06
11 Swarthy Skippper          07/29/06
12 Least Skipper                 08/05/06
13 European Skipper          06/09/06
14 Fiery Skipper
15 Leonard's Skipper
16 Cobweb Skipper           05/03/06
17 Indian Skipper
18 Peck's Skipper              05/20/06
19 Tawny-edged Skipper  08/01/06
20 Crossline Skipper         06/__/06
21 Long Dash
22 Northern  Broken Dash  summer
23 Little Glassy Wing        06/22/06
24 Sachem                           05/27/06
25 Delaware Skipper         07/o8/06
26 Mulberry Wing 
27 Hobomok Skipper      05/19/06
28 Zabulon Skipper        05/24/06
29 Broad-winged Skipper  07/23/06
30 Black Dash 
31 Dun Skipper                08/05/06
32 Ocola Skipper 
 Family PAPILIONIDAE
33 Pipevine Swallowtail      08/12/05 
34 Zebra Swallowtail
35 Black Swallowtail           04/29/06
36 Tiger Swallowtail            04/06/6
37 Spicebush Swallowtail    04/27/06
38 Giant Swallowtail 
 Family PIERIDAE 
39 Cabbage Butterfly           03/23/06
40 Clouded Sulphur           05/05/06
41 Orange Sulphur              04/27/06
42 Sleepy Orange                 08/12/06

Family LYCAENIDAE
43 American Copper        04/27/06
44 Banded Hairstreak      06/22/06
45 Striped Hairstreak        06/22/06 
46 Red-banded Hairstreak 08/22/06
47 Brown Elfin                   04/03/06
48 White-m Hairstreak      05/01/06
49 Gray Hairstreak           07/03/06
50 Eastern Tailed Blue      04/27/06
51 Spring Azure                03/29/06
52 Summer Azure             05/31/06
53 Appalachian Azure      05/27/06
Family LIBYTHEIDAE
54 Snout Butterfly            08/15/08
 Family NYMPHALIDAE
55 Variegated Fritillary     08/05/06
56 Great Spangled Fritillary  05/31/06
57 Aphrodite 
58 Meadow Fritillary          04/30/06
59 Pearl Crescent                 04/29/06
60 Baltimore 
61 Question Mark                 05/24/06
62 Comma                              03/07/06
63 Gray Comma 
64 Mourning Cloak               03/08/06
65 American Painted Lady  05/20/06
66 Painted Lady                    05/20/06
67 Red Admiral                  08/05/06
68 Buckeye                          08/08/06
69 Red-spotted Purple       05/27/06
     A Banded Purple (Red-spotted Purple with white band which resembles White Admiral) was seen this year. This is a rare sighting. Pennsylvania is in the blend zone of these two subspecies.
70 Viceroy                              08/08/06
Subfamily APATURINAE
71 Hackberry Butterfly        06/08/06
72 Tawny Emperor              07/10/06
 Subfamily SATYRINAE
73 Northern Pearly Eye 
74 Appalachian Eyed Brown  08/08/06
75 Little Wood Satyr           05/28/06
76 Common Wood Nymph 
 Subfamily DANAINAE
77 Monarch                          05/27/06
Past year butterfly species sightings in Berks County, PA
2003 (63)
2004 (63)
2005 (62)
2006 (61)
2007 (64)
2008 (67)
2009 (73)
2010 (80)
2011 (72)
2012 (78)
2013 (74)
No data
2015 (71)
2016 (61)
2017 (62)
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A site with data on butterfly distributions by county for North America can be found at North American Butterflies. This government sponsored site is updated about once a year, although it is currently behind for many states. There is a small informal group of local butterfly collectors/observers in Berks Co. Pennsylvania If you are interested in butterflies and would like to meet this group, contact.

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