Diario del proyecto The Diana Project: Diana Fritillary Conservation Status

Archivos de diario de mayo 2023

07 de mayo de 2023

Identification at a glance is key!

The Red-Spotted Purple is out and about and looks similar to our Diana. Be sure to check out this awesome page for great images - https://alabama.butterflyatlas.usf.edu/static/documents/butterfly-id/aba-id-red-spotted-purple-20210301.pdf?fbclid=IwAR1OCcg9uI-XzYMWT64l-y2bqP5Dw4MpafR9EA6oXsQRsLuXwHK5XldiPeI

Publicado el mayo 7, 2023 12:57 MAÑANA por shawnhunter shawnhunter | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario


Check out this resource from the National Wildlife Federation: https://www.nwf.org/NativePlantFinder/Plants/3455

You put in your zip code and it will give you a list of native plants AND how many butterflies and moths depend on that one species. The violet is used by 23 species as a caterpillar host! WOW. We definitely need more violets. That's allot of munching!

Publicado el mayo 7, 2023 02:12 TARDE por shawnhunter shawnhunter | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

15 de mayo de 2023

Project extended into October!

We are revising the project to extend into October. The project timeline was based on incorrect data that the one flight of The Diana was from May through July. We are now going to use the data from Xerces.org that the fight takes place from June to September BUT we are looking now in case the warming weather encourages an early flight. We are also opening the project to all of Arkansas just in case the species has moved farther south. Thank you for your participation!

Publicado el mayo 15, 2023 01:23 TARDE por shawnhunter shawnhunter | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

30 de mayo de 2023

EDIT - Male Diana Spotted in Faulkner County yesterday!

The posts I saw from Springfield have been recognized as captive/cultivated in the Bill Roston Native Butterfly House in the Springfield Botanical Gardens. So no wild Diana yet, BUT we did get invited up to visit the folks who are tending the house and raising the Dianas! Who wants to go visit? Field trip?

hr_dragonfly posted a sighting - nhttps://www.inaturalist.org/photos/284740358

There were a few others in Springfield but I'm not sure if they are wild or in a butterfly house. I have reached out the persons to request clarification.

Publicado el mayo 30, 2023 12:31 TARDE por shawnhunter shawnhunter | 4 comentarios | Deja un comentario