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Eight-spotted Forester photograph

A new photograph displaying the ventral view of the Eight-spotted Forester (Alypia octomaculata) has been added to the database from photographer Hugh Christy.

Long-tailed Skipper photograph

A new photograph of the Long-tailed Skipper (Urbanus proteus) has been added to the database from photographer Hugh Christy.

Pacific and Sara Orangetips updated

All Arizona records of the Pacific Orangetip (Anthocharis sara) were moved to the Southwestern Orangetip (Anthocharis thoosa) at the request of Arizona coordinator John Saba.

New West Virginia records

Kanawha County, West Virgina records of the Long-tailed Skipper (Urbanus proteus) and the Eight-spotted Forester (Alypia octomaculata) were added from Buddy Christy. (WV-13April09)

Mylitta Crescent in Boulder County

Three Boulder County, Colorado records of the Mylitta Crescent (Phyciodes mylitta) were added from Janet Chu.

New butterfly species

Adelpha bredowii was split into Adelpha eulalia and Adelpha californica as a result of the work published by Prudic et al.

Prudic, K.L., A.D. Warren, and J. Llorente-Bousquets. 2008. Molecular and morphological evidence reveals three species within the California sister butterfly, Adelpha bredowii (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae: Limenitidinae). Zootaxa 1819: 1–24.

Name change

Paramacera allyni was changed to Paramacera xicaque, as allyni is now considered a subspecies of P. xicaque.

New Dukes' Skipper record

A new McCurtain County, Oklahoma record of the Dukes' Skipper (Euphyes dukesi) was added to the database from John Nelson and John Fisher.

Smeared Dagger Moth account updated

The species account for the Smeared Dagger Moth (Acronicta oblinita) was updated.

Species account updated

The species account for Polygrammodes flavidalus was updated.

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