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Providing information on the butterflies and moths of North Texas.

The Dallas County Lepidopterists' Society was established in 1995. Its purpose is to provide a forum where people may gather to share an interest in butterflies and moths, whether that interest takes the form of collecting, gardening, photography, study or casual observation.

Dallas, Texas

Regular monthly meetings generally take place locally. As a member, you will be reminded of all meetings and field trips by email. Meeting and field trip dates are located in the Calendar of Events.

Membership is free and open to anyone (you do NOT need to live in Dallas County). To join, just send an email message to Dale Clark, and include your email address and physical mailing address.

American Snout (Libytheana carinenta)
Southern Dogface (Zerene cesonia)
Common Buckeye (Junonia coenia)
Queen (Danaus gilippus)

For a complete list, see "What's On The Wing".


A snoot full of Snouts

An incredible influx of American Snouts (Libytheana carinenta larvata) are dispersing into our area from the southwest right now! My own yard has at least a thousand in it feeding on every bloom they can find. If you look up in the sky you can see them streaming overhead. This happens with some regularity at this time of the year but this is one of the biggest movements of this subspecies I've seen here in a while. This dispersal is usually triggered by rains in the southwest after a long period of drought. Our resident subspecies of American Snout (Libytheana carinenta bachmanii) has also had a robust year but they are completely overwhelmed by their southwestern "relatives" swarming into the area right now.



Some of the participants to the field trip to Butterflies Unlimited Butterfly Farm -- October 27th
The details of the November meeting will be posted on the Calendar of Events soon. Come join us!





Two excellent new books that should be on everyone's bookshelf that has an interest in
Lepidoptera and the plants they use.




See the Calendar of Events for details of our October meeting.
All field trips and meetings are free and open to everyone.

Dallas Butterflies on Yahoo groups!

Talk to other DCLS members, notify other members of unusual sightings, what's flying in your own yard, or ask questions about butterflies and moths. To join Dallas Butterflies listserve go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/dallasbutterflies/



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