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Insects of Jokers Hill

Updated: May 25, 2005

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King Township, Regional Municipality of York

M. Johnson and Peter M. Kotanen*

*Correspondence author:
Department of Biology
University of Toronto, Mississauga
e-mail: peter.kotanen@utoronto.ca

Butterfly List

Silver-spotted Skipper (Epargyreus clarus) – common
Dreamy Duskywing (Erynnis icelus) – uncommon to rare
Juvenal’s Duskywing (Erynnis juvenalis) – common
Arctic Skipper (Carterocephalus palaemon)
Least Skipper (Ancyloxypha numitor) – uncommon
European Skipper (Thymeclicus lineola) – common
Peck’s Skipper (Polites peckius)
Tawny-edged Skipper (Polites themistocles) – common
Crossline Skipper (Polites origines) – rare
Long Dash Skipper (Polites mystic) – uncommon to common
Northern Cloudywing (Thorybes pylades)
Hobomok Skipper (Poanes hobomok) – common
Dun Skipper (Euphyes vestris) – common
Northern Broken-dash (Wallengrenia egeremet) – rare
Black Swallowtail (Papilio polyxenes) – common
Easter Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio glaucus) – common
Canadian Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio canadensis) – probably common
Mustard White (Pieris oleracea) – abundant
Cabbage White (Pieris rapae) – common
Clouded Sulphur (Colias philodice) – common
Orange Sulphur (Colias eurytheme) – common
American Copper (Lycaena phlaeas) – uncommon (very localized populations)
Striped Hairstreak (Satyrium liparops) – rare
Coral Hairstreak (Satyrium titus) – rare
Acadian Hairstreak (Satyrium acadica) – rare
Eastern Pine Elfin (Callophrys niphon) – uncommon to rare
Eastern Tailed Blue (Everes comyntas)
Spring Azure (Celastrina ladon)
Cherry Gall Azure (“Celestrina ladon”) – rare
Summer Azure (Celastrina neglecta) – probable
Silvery Blue (Glaucopsyche lygdamus) – common
Great Spangled Fritillary (Speyeria cybele) – common
Atlantis Fritillary (Speyeria atlantis) – rare
Meadow Fritillary (Boloria bellona) – uncommon to rare
Northern Crescent (Phyciodes cocyta) – abundant
Question Mark (Polygonia interrogationis) – rare
Eastern Comma (Polygonia comma) – uncommon to rare
Compton Tortoiseshell (Nymphalis vau-album) – rare
Mourning Cloak (Nymphalis antiopa) – common
Milbert’s Tortoiseshell (N. milberti) – probable
American Lady (Vanessa virginiensis) – common
Painted Lady (Vanessa cardui) – rare
Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta) – common
White Admiral (Limenitis arthemis) – common
Viceroy (Limenitis archippus) – common
Northern Pearly-Eye (Enodia anthedon) – uncommon
Eyed Brown (Satyrodes eurydice) – uncommon
Little Wood-Satyr (Megisto cymela) – common
Common Ringlet (Coenonymha tullia) – common
Common Wood-Nymph (Cercyonis pegala) – abundant
Monarch (Danaus plexippus) – common

Tentative Dragonfly & Damselfly List

Powdered Dancer (Argia moesta)
Eastern Forktail (Ischnura verticalis)
Ebony Jewelwing (Calopteryx maculata)
Eastern Red Damsel (Amphiagrion saucium)
Variegated Damsel (Chromagrion conditum)
Boreal Bluet (Enallagma boreale)
Several Spreadwing species (Lestes spp.) (almost certainly Lestes dryas and Lestes rectangularis)
Several Bluets (Enallagma spp.)
Canada Darner (Aeshna canadensis)
Common Green Darner (Anax junius)
Common Whitetail (Libellula lydia)
Twelve-Spotted Skimmer (Libellula pulchella)
Widow Skimmer (Libellula luctuosa)
Four-spotted Skimmer (Libellula quadrimaculata)
White-faced Meadowfly (Sympetrum obstrusum)
Yellow-legged Meadowfly (Sympetrum vicinum)
Prince Baskettail (Epitheca princeps)
Common Baskettail (Epitheca cynosura)
Dot-tailed Whiteface (Leucorrhinia intacta)
Other Sympetrum spp.

This list is based on the 1999-2003 observations of M. Johnson, and is largely from memory. Status of butterflies is based on observations during their usual flight period and preferred habitat. J. Bruce Falls contributed numerous additional odonate species, and Matthew Somers contributed additional butterfly species.

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