Category Archives: Long Tailed Skippers

Uncommon Butterfly White Striped Longtail

Here’s a rare Butterfly for the Houston area.  It’s a White Striped Longtail.  Here’s where it gets interesting.  In my Butterflies of Houston and Southeast Texas book, it lists the name of this species as Chioides Catillus, but looking at that name on the Butterflies and Moths of North America has these species as very […]

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Beautiful Long Tailed Skipper On Butterfly Bush

We had Monarchs, Sulphurs, and Long Tailed Skipper Butterflies today.  It was a beautiful day outside, not a cloud in the sky. Primarily I was focused on tagging and photographing the Monarchs, but when this Long Tailed Skipper appeared on the Butterfly Bush, I had to get a picture of that! Yea, I know these […]

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How To Build A Successful Butterfly Garden Videos

I thought I would put together some brief videos on how to create a successful Butterfly Garden for my last day of vacation. There are a total of 5 videos, each one is less than 2 minutes long.  Watching these should give you a decent idea of how to start (or continue) a successful Butterfly […]

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Weekend Review

We’ve had a “fruitful” Memorial holiday weekend when it comes to Monarch Butterflies hatching.  We had 1 Monarch Butterfly hatch on Friday, 3 on Saturday, 4 on Sunday, and 10 today (Monday).  For those that are mathematically challenged, that’s 18 Butterflies.  Of the 18, ten of those were males and eight were females. Tomorrow should […]

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