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Tuesday, August 9, 2011 - 12:50
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) announced today that it is taking emergency action to protect the Miami blue butterfly. Upon publication of the emergency rule on August 10, 2011 in the Federal Register, the Miami blue becomes listed as endangered under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The emergency listing immediately protects the butterfly for 240 days. Concurrently, the Service is issuing a proposed rule to permanently put into place the protections for the Miami blue beyond the 240-day emergency period. Read the press release.
Sunday, May 9, 2010 - 11:11
Ten Florida butterfly records were added to the database: Feniseca tarquinius (Liberty County, Bill Boothe), Polygonia interrogationis (Dade County, David Fine), Callophrys henrici (Okaloosa County, J.A. Slotten), Callophrys augustinus (Liberty County, J.A. Slotten), Callophrya augustinus (Okaloosa County, M.A. Friedman), Callophrys augustinus (Okaloosa County, N. Friedman), Polygonia interrogationis (Monroe County, Paula Cannon), Polygonia interrogationis (Monroe County, Paula Cannon), Callophrys irus (Clay County, Tom Neal), and Callophrys irus (Okaloosa County, Tom Neal). (Opler-12Dec09)
Wednesday, January 6, 2010 - 18:28
A Volusia County, Florida record of the Bella Moth (Utetheisa ornatrix) was added to the database from contributor Lisa Habermehl. (FL-7Dec09)
Tuesday, January 5, 2010 - 18:09
Thursday, October 22, 2009 - 12:15
The Wittfeld's Forester (Alypia wittfeldii) was added to the database along with a Dixie County, Florida record from contributor John Koerner. (kickback-FL-16Sept09)
Wednesday, October 14, 2009 - 14:40
Seventy-four Florida butterfly and moth records were added to the database from contributors Bill Berthet, Bob Montanaro, Dean & Sally Jue, Deborah Galloway, John Koerner, Lisa Keppner, MaryAnn Friedman, Pamela Watson, Paula Cannon, Ray Brandes, Steve Coleman, and Waddy Thompson. (FL-16Sept09)
Wednesday, October 14, 2009 - 14:03
A Pasco County, Florida record of the Hummingbird Clearwing (Hemaris thysbe) was added to the database from submitter Diane Lynn Howells. (FL-11Sept09)
Monday, August 24, 2009 - 21:01
Eighty-one new butterfly photographs were added to the database from photographer Bill Berthet for the following species: Manuel's Skipper, Northern Cloudywing, Southern Cloudywing, Confused Cloudywing, Horace's Duskywing, Zarucco Duskywing, Tropical Checkered-skipper, Swarthy Skipper, Three-spotted Skipper, Southern Skipperling, Dotted Skipper, Meske's Skipper, Sachem, Whirlabout, Southern Broken-Dash, Arogos Skipper, Delaware Skipper, Byssus Skipper, Zabulon Skipper, Dion Skipper, Dukes' Skipper, Palmetto Skipper, Dun Skipper, Monk, Dusted Skipper, Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper, Dusky Roadside-Skipper, Eufala Skipper, Twin-spot Skipper, Brazilian Skipper, Salt Marsh Skipper, Ocola Skipper, Tiger Mimic-Queen, and Androgeus Swallowtail.
Wednesday, July 8, 2009 - 17:47
A new Pinellas County, Florida record and photograph of the Black Witch Moth (Ascalapha odorata) were added to the database from Jeff Hooks. (FL-4July09)