FRIENDS OF JAMAICA POND

36 Perkins St., PO Box 300040, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130-0030
Gerry Wright, Founder and President
Telephone: 617-524-7070
Email: FrederickLawOlmsted@yahoo.com
TTY/MA RELAY 800-439-2370
www.FriendsOfJamaicaPond.org

Friends of Jamaica Pond

History and Annual Park Keeper Award

Frederick Law Olmsted a one-man play by Gerry Wright

Nature's Class Room: Environmental Education Projects

Environmental Research Projects

Forestry Protection Projects

Emerald Necklace Bird Club

Volunteer Stewardship Program

Calendar and Meetings and Press

Memberships and Donations

Links and Resources

Contact and Email Info

 
"Let it be not for present use and delight alone, but let it be of such a work that our descendents will thank us for it."
Frederick Law Olmsted

Nature's
Class Room:

Environmental
Education
Projects

Jamaica Pond's Albino Gray Squirrel

Great Horned Owls

Red Tailed Hawks


Butterflies and Dragonflies

Emerald Necklace Wildflowers


Monarch Butterfly

Pink Lady's Slipper

Great Blue Herons

Emerald Necklace Fungi (Coming Soon)

Emerald Necklace Butterflies and Dragonflies: 

By Stephen Baird info@CommunityArtsAdvocates.org

Resources:

Butterflies and Moths of North America, an internet field guide with range maps and detailed species information, is hosted by the University of Montana and Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center with support from U.S. Department of the Interior U.S. Geological Survey at http://www.butterfliesandmoths.org

Massachusetts Butterfly Club - A Chapter of the North American Butterfly Association http://www.naba.org/chapters/nabambc/

Their photo field guide: Massachusetts Butterfly Species List

http://www.naba.org/chapters/nabambc/construct-group-page.asp?gr=All

Massachusetts Audubon Butterfly Atlas

http://massaudubon.org/butterflyatlas/allbutterflies.php

An internet field guide for dragonflies is hosted here in Massachusetts by Ode News at http://www.odenews.org It has many links to national sites plus publishes printed field guides for Massachusetts dragonflies (Stokes Beginner's Guide to Dragonflies and Damselflies plus A Field Guide to the Dragonflies and Damselflies of Massachusetts).  http://www.odenews.org/MAguide.htm  The Massachusetts list is at: http://www.odenews.org/masslist.htm

A Field Guide to the Dragonflies and Damselflies of Massachusetts by Blair Nikula, Jennifer L. Loose, and Matthew R. Burne
Full page treatment of 166 species known from Massachusetts, covering field identification, range/status, habitat, and field notes. Ring bound for easy use in the field Price: $20, postpaid (quantity discounts available) Order from (mail only): Massachusetts Natural Heritage Program, 1 Rabbit Hill Road, Westborough, MA 01581 (Read online at https://archive.org/details/fieldguidetodrag00niku)

The New Jersey Odonata Survey http://www.njodes.com/njos.htm also has a great web site for northeast dragonflies.

US and Massachusetts Dragonfly check lists and range maps:

http://www.npwrc.usgs.gov/resource/distr/insects/dfly/usa/341.htm

http://www.npwrc.usgs.gov/resource/distr/insects/dfly/ma/341.htm

The Bugguide http://bugguide.net/ is hosted by Iowa State University Entomology The National Wildlife Federation at (http://www.enature.com) also has many North American internet field guides.



American Copper - Lycaena phlaeas 
http://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/species?l=1462

 

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail - Papilio glaucus
http://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/species?l=1372
http://creatures.ifas.ufl.edu/bfly/tiger_swallowtail.htm

 

Black Swallowtail - Papilio polyxenes
http://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/species/Papilio-polyxenes
http://massaudubon.org/butterflyatlas/index.php?id=15

Spicebush Swallowtail - Papilio troilus
http://www.massaudubon.org/butterflyatlas/index.php?id=7
Seen in Franklin Park and Forest Hills Cemetery


Giant Swallowtail - Papilio cresphontes (Cramer 1777

http://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/species/Papilio-cresphontes

http://www.massaudubon.org/butterflyatlas/index.php?id=16

Photographed at Forest Hills Cemetery August 17, 2013, August 15-20, 2014 at Franklin Park and Bussey Brook Meadow


Cabbage White - Pieris rapae
http://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/species?l=1398

Red Admiral - Vanessa atalanta
http://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/species?l=1772

Red-spotted Admiral (Purple or White morphs) - Limenitis arthemis (Drury, 1773)
http://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/species?l=1785
http://www.massaudubon.org/butterflyatlas/index.php?id=176
http://www.naba.org/chapters/nabambc/construct-species-page.asp?sp=Limenitis-arthemis

Seen in Franklin Park (Purple and White), Arnold Arboretum (Purple), Blue Hills (Purple), Neponset Fowl Meadow (Purple)

Common Whitetail Dragonfly - Plathemis lydia
http://imnh.isu.edu/digitalatlas/bio/insects/drgnfly/libefam/lily/lilyfr.htm
http://bugguide.net/node/view/603/

Photo

Eastern Pondhawk Dragonfly - Erythemis simplicicollis 
http://bugguide.net/node/view/577

Subarctic Darner - Aeshna subarctica


White-faced Meadowhawk -  Sympetrum obtrusum
A common dragonfly in Emerald Necklace.  Found the by water or in fields and woods perched on leafs and twigs hunting for other small insects.  For a humerous discussion on the many
confusing identification subspecies of meadowhawks - "Meadowhawks will make you crazy" - check out the second link.
http://www.njodes.com/Speciesaccts/skimmers/mead-whit.asp
http://www.njodes.com/Speciesaccts/skimmers/meadowhawks.htm

Eastern Amberwing - Perithemis tenera
A small redish dragonfly usually found around ponds and water
http://bugguide.net/node/view/58156

Twelve-Spotted Skimmer Dragonfly - Libellula pulchella
Common around pounds and water. Females do not have white blueish spots.
http://www.njodes.com/Speciesaccts/skimmers/skim-twel.asp
http://www.nps.gov/miss/naturescience/twelvespotted.htm
http://imnh.isu.edu/digitalatlas/bio/insects/drgnfly/libefam/lipu/lipufr.htm
http://www4.uwm.edu/fieldstation/naturalhistory/bugoftheweek/summer-dragonflies.cfm


Widow Skimmer - Libellula luctuosa
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Widow_Skimmer

Halloween Pennant  Celithemis eponina (Drury, 1773)
http://www.njodes.com/Speciesaccts/skimmers/penn-hall.asp
http://www.photomigrations.com/articles/0608300.htm

EbonyJewelwing Damselfly
http://www.njodes.com/Speciesaccts/bwdamsels/jewe-ebon.asp
http://bugguide.net/node/view/601
http://www.fcps.edu/islandcreekes/ecology/ebony_jewelwing.htm


Dogbane Beetle
http://www.ipm.iastate.edu/ipm/icm/2003/7-28-2003/dogbane.html
http://bugguide.net/node/view/461
http://www.carolinanature.com/insects/coleoptera/dogbanebeetle.html
http://www.texasento.net/auratus.htm


Praying Mantids - Praying Mantis - Mantis religiosa; Linneus, 1758
Introduced in to North America from Europe
Photo from Franklin Park September 2012
http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/bugs/praying-mantis/
http://insected.arizona.edu/mantidinfo.htm
http://tomclothier.hort.net/page31.html


Juvenal's Duskywing - Erynnis juvenalis
http://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/species?l=1993

Mourning Cloak - Nymphalis antiopa
http://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/species?l=1765

Eyed Brown - Satyrodes eurydice (Neponset River Fowl Meadow Aug 2014)
http://www.naba.org/chapters/nabambc/construct-species-page.asp?sp=Satyrodes-eurydice


Little Wood Satyr - Megisto cymela 
http://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/species?l=1851

Common Ringlet - Coenonympha tullia
http://www.naba.org/chapters/nabambc/construct-species-page.asp?sp=Coenonympha-tullia


Common Wood-Nymph - Cercyonis pegala (Fabricius, 1775)
http://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/species/Cercyonis-pegala
http://www.naba.org/chapters/nabambc/construct-species-page.asp?sp=Cercyonis-pegala

http://www.massaudubon.org/butterflyatlas/index.php?id=47

Sighted in Franklin Park, Brook Farm July 2012 (Photo 1), Blue Hills Reservation August 2014 (Photo 2)


Monarch - Danaus plexippus
Detailed life cycle and migration workshop on this site:
http://www.friendsofjamaicapond.org/monarchbutterfly.html

http://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/species?l=1892
http://www.monarchwatch.org
http://www.monarch-butterfly.com/

Viceroy - Limenitis archippus (Cramer, 1776)
http://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/species?l=1788

American Lady - Vanessa virginiensis
http://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/species?l=1769

Silver-spotted Skipper - Epargyreus clarus
http://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/species?l=1905

Clouded Sulphur - Colias philodice
http://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/species?l=1418

Pearl Crescent - Phyciodes tharos (Drury, 1773)
http://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/species?l=1741
http://www.naba.org/chapters/nabambc/construct-species-page.asp?sp=Phyciodes-tharos


Northern Crescent - Phyciodes cocyta
http://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/species?l=1742

Banded Hairstreak - Satyrium calanus
http://www.naba.org/chapters/nabambc/construct-species-page.asp?sp=Satyrium-calanus
http://www.massaudubon.org/learn/nature-wildlife/insects-arachnids/butterflies/find-a-butterfly/%28id%29/109
Sighted at Bussey Brook Meadow Arnold Arboretum June 29, 2014


Eastern Tailed-Blue - Cupido comyntas (Godart, [1824])
http://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/species?l=1589
http://www.naba.org/chapters/nabambc/construct-species-page.asp?sp=Everes-comyntas

Small butterfly little bigger then thumb. Viewed in most parks: Franklin Park, Forest Hills Cemetery, Arnold Arobretum, Olmsted Park, Back Bay Fens

Eastern Comma - Polygonia comma (Harris, 1842)
http://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/species?l=1755

Question Mark - Polygonia interrogationis (Fabricius, 1798)
http://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/species?l=1754


Great Spangled Fritillary - Speyeria cybele (Fabricius, 1775)
http://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/species?l=1675
http://massaudubon.org/butterflyatlas/index.php?id=33
http://www.naba.org/chapters/nabambc/construct-species-page.asp?sp=Speyeria-cybele

Seen most years on Bussey Brook area of Arnold Arboretum.  Also Neponset River Fowl Meadow, Blue Hills Reservation, Middlesex Fells.


NOTE:  8 x 10 matted and framed photographs are available for $100 membership donations or 11 x 17 matted and framed photographs are available for $500 membership donations to Friends of Jamaica Pond. Contact Stephen Baird at info@communityartsadvocates.org

Contact and Email Information

FRIENDS OF JAMAICA POND

36 Perkins St., PO Box 300040, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130-0030
Gerry Wright, Founder and President
Telephone: 617-524-7070
Email: FrederickLawOlmsted@yahoo.com
TTY/MA RELAY 800-439-2370
www.FriendsOfJamaicaPond.org

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