Excerpts from Jim Conrad's
from the November 19, 2007 Newsletter issued from Yerba Buena Clinic just outside Pueblo Nuevo Solistahuacan, Chiapas, MÉXICO
about 1740 meters in elevation, ± LAT. 17° 11' 27"N, LONG. -92° 53' 35"W
WIDE-RANGING WOOD SATYRS
Speaking of organisms with large distributions, certain butterfly species are pretty wide-ranging, too. As I continue enlarging my Upland Chiapas Butterfly Page I'm surprised at the number of species found both here and in North America.
For example, does the Wood Satyr shown above look familiar? In the US that's known as the Carolina or Hermes Satyr. It's HERMEUPTYCHIA HERMES, distributed from New Jersey through here to who-knows how far south?
I regularly see Monarchs and we also have American Painted Ladies and Checkered Skippers, both distributed from Canada to here and beyond. Several other species are distributed from southern Texas and southern Florida through here.