Subspecies Limenitis arthemis astyanax - Red-spotted Purple
Some new and rare records of Lepidoptera found in Texas.By Kendall, R.O., & W.W. McGuire.
Bulletin of the Allyn Museum 86: 1-50., 1984
Kendall, R.O., & W.W. McGuire. 1984. Some new and rare records of Lepidoptera found in Texas. Bulletin of the Allyn Museum 86: 1-50.
Some of the records treated here have appeared in the Lepidopterists' News (Season Summary) and others in the Southern Lepidopterists' News. For historical and biological abstracting purposes they are formalized in this paper, together with appropriate credits and reference citations. It will be noted that these particular species, except for Staphylus azteca
(Scudder) and Atrytone mazai
Freeman (oversightsl, were not included in the 1981 Miller and Brown Catalogue/Checklist because their original appearance in the literature was not in a formal publication.
An annotated checklist of the butterflies of Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State park and vicinity.By McGuire, W.W. & M.A. Richard.
Texas Parks & Wildlife Department, Austin. Mimeograph pp. 1-22., 1974
McGuire, W.W. & M.A. Richard. 1974. An annotated checklist of the butterflies of Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State park and vicinity. Texas Parks & Wildlife Department, Austin. Mimeograph pp. 1-22.
Introduction (in part)
The species listed here in are primarily a result of the collecting by the authors during the period 1972-1973. Certain important records of the previous several years are also included. Additionally, the checklist incorporates records of a number of other lepidopterists. The primary focus of the checklist, then, is upon recent collecting, rather than being an attempt to list all known records from the Mid-Valley area.
The butterfly fauna of Barton Creek Canyon on the Balcones Fault Zone, Austin, Texas, and a regional list.By Durden, C.J.
Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 36(1): 1-17., 1982
Durden, C.J. 1982. The butterfly fauna of Barton Creek Canyon on the Balcones Fault Zone, Austin, Texas, and a regional list. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 36(1): 1-17.
ABSTRACT. Diversity of substrate, topography and water supply, and climate and vegetation account for the occurrence of 74% of the regional fauna along a 1.1 km stretch of Barton Creek. Monthly mean weather records for 40 years are analyzed on a bioclimagram and the modes matched with habitat types. 172 species are listed for the ten counties around Austin, and range, habitat, abundance, and residency are indicated for the 127 found at the study site.
Butterflies of the upper Frio-Sabinal region, central Texas, and distribution of fauna elements across the Edwards Plateau.By Gaskin, D.E.
Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society, 52(3): 229-261., 1998
Gaskin, D.E. 1998. Butterflies of the upper Frio-Sabinal region, central Texas, and distribution of fauna elements across the Edwards Plateau. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society, 52(3): 229-261.
ABSTRACT. A survey of the butterfly fauna (1988-96) of the upper Frio-Sabinal region of the southern Edwards Plateau, Texas, is presented. Butterflies were observed along transects at five study sites and during repeated opportunistic transects at 12 secondary localities. A total of 28,03.5 specimens, comprising 100 species was recorded.
Butterfly gardening in the south: Cultivating plants that attract butterflies.By Geyata Ajilvsgi.
Taylor Publishing Co., Dallas. xii + 342 pp., 1990
Geyata Ajilvsgi. 1990. Butterfly gardening in the south: Cultivating plants that attract butterflies. Taylor Publishing Co., Dallas. xii + 342 pp.
select quotes from Miller's Review
Novice and master gardeners in the southern U.S., particularly in the Rio Grande Valley, Texas, have an extraordinary treat in store with this volume.
There are special sections of the book devoted to creating a personal butterfly garden and to methods of attracting butterflies, highlighted by personal observations on such topics as the important characteristics of floral nectaries (color, shape and fragrance) and how to choose the appropriate plants, with one of my favorites-adopt a weed.