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New Luna Moth record in North Carolina

A Forsyth County, North Carolina record of the Luna moth (Actias luna) was added to the database from submitter Cailyn Pendry.

342 new California butterfly records

Three hundred and forty-two California butterfly records were added to the database. (CA-6Jan10)

New Idaho record of Hydaspe Fritillary

A new record of the Hydaspe Fritillary (Speyeria hydaspe) in Shoshone County, Idaho was added to the database from submitter Gerry Queener. (ID-19Jan10)

New photograph of Pumice Dotted-blue

The first photograph of the Pumice Dotted-blue (Philotiella leona) was added to the database from photographer Gary Pearson. This species is only found in a small range in Oregon.

New record, photograph and species: Eulepidotis rectimargo

A new Catocaline moth was added to the database along with a photograph by Jim Conrad and a Yucatan, Mexico record: Eulepidotis rectimargo. (MX-20Jan10)

Five-spotted Hawkmoth record in Idaho

A Boone County, Idaho record of the Five-spotted Hawkmoth (Manduca quinquemaculata) was added to the database from submitter Lance Bennett. (ID-20Jan10)

New WA record and photograph of Zigzag Furcula Moth

A new photograph and Whatcom County, Washington record of the Zigzag Furcula Moth (Furcula scolopendrina) were added to the database from Victor Insera. (WA-Jan10)

337 new California butterfly records

Three hundred and thirty-seven new California butterfly records were added to the database. (CA-22Jan10)

Four new Delaware butterfly records

Four new Delaware butterfly records were added to the database: Prygus communis (Kent County, Rick Cheicante), Euphyes dion (New Castle County, David L. Amadio), Nymphalis milberti (New Castle County, Jim White), and Papilio cresphontes (New Castle County, Allan Loudell). (MD-DE-2009)

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