Dam construction update, June 15: Visitors are no longer able to cross the outlet works. There will be no access to the Bittern Marsh Trail or east side of the river during this time.


There will be no access to the pavilion and Beaver Pond parking area on weekdays through July 3. These parking lots will be available for use on weekends. This will include the following areas and trails: Bittern Marsh, Redbud, Cicada, Green Dragon and Cottonwood Trails. Only the Blackjack will remain unaffected during this time. Access will not be available east of the pavilion at a later undetermined date. 


LLELA Butterfly and Moth Checklist


LLELA Butterfly and Moth Checklist

Family Common Name Scientific Name
Papilionidae - Swallowtails Pipevine Swallowtail Battus philenor

Eastern Giant Swallowtail Papilio cresphontes

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Papilio glaucus glaucus

Two-tailed Swallowtail

 Papilio multicaudata

Eastern Black Swallowtail

Papilio polyxenes asterius

Pieridae - Whites & Sulphurs Falcate Orangetip Anthocharis midea

Southern Dogface Colias cesonia

Orange Sulphur Colias eurytheme
  Clouded Sulphur Colias philodice 

Little Yellow Eurema lisa

Mexican Yellow Eurema mexicana

Sleepy Orange Eurema nicippe

Dainty Sulphur Nathalis iole

Large Orange Sulphur Phoebis agarithe

Cloudless Sulphur Phoebis sennae

Cabbage White Pieris rapae

Checkered White 

 Pontia protodice
  Tailed Orange   Pyrisitia proterpia
Lycaenidae - Gossamer Great Purple Hairstreak Atlides halesus halesus
Wings Henry’s Elfin Callophrys henrici turneri

Red-banded Hairstreak Calycopis cecrops

Dusky-blue Groundstreak Calycopis isobeon

Eastern Tailed-Blue Everes comyntas

Reakirt’s Blue Hemiargus isola alce
  Ceraunus Blue Hemiargus ceraunus
  Marine Blue  Leptotes marina 

Soapberry Hairstreak Phaeostrymon alcestis alcestis

Gray Hairstreak Strymon melinus
Nymphalidae - Snouts, Gulf Fritillary Agraulis vanillae
Longwings & Brushfoots Goatweed Leafwing Anaea andria

Hackberry Emperor Asterocampa celtis

Tawny Emperor Asterocampa clyton

Gorgone Checkerspot Chlosyne gorgone Carlota
  Bordered Patch  Chlosyne lacinia 

Silvery Checkerspot Chlosyne nycteis nycteis

Variegated Fritillary Euptoieta claudia

Common Buckeye Junonia coenia

American Snout Libytheana carinenta

Viceroy Limentitis archippus archippus

Red-spotted Purple Limenitis arthemis astsyanax

Common Mestra 

Mestra amymone 

Mourning Cloak Nymphalis antiopa antiopa

Phaon Crescent Phyciodes phaon

Texan Crescent Phyciodes texana

Pearl Crescent Phycoides tharos tharos
   Eastern Comma Polygonia comma 

Question Mark Polygonia interrogationis

Red Admiral Vanessa atalanta rubria

Painted Lady Vanessa cardui

American Lady Vanessa virginiensis
Satyridae - Satyrs & Wood Common Wood Nymph Cercyonis pegala
Nymphs Gemmed Satyr Cyllopsis gemma

Little Wood Satyr Megisto cymela
Danaidae - Milkweed Queen Danaus gilippus
Butterflies Monarch Danaus plexippus
Hesperiidae - Skippers Celia’s Roadside Skipper Amblyscirtes celia

Least Skipper Ancyloxypha numitor

Sachem Atalopedes campestris

Delaware Skipper Atrytone logan lagus

Silver-spotted Skipper Epargyreus clarus

Funereal Duskywing Erynnis funeralis

Horace’s Duskywing Erynnis horatius

Juvenal’s Duskywing Erynnis juvenalis

Dion Skipper Euphyes dion

Dun Skipper Euphyes vestries

Fiery Skipper Hylephilia phyleus

Clouded Skipper Lerema accius

Eufala Skipper Lerodea eufala

Zabulon Skipper Poanes zabulon

Common Checkered-Skipper Pyrgus communis

Hayhurst’s Scallopwing Staphylus hayhurstii
Crambidae - Crambid Snout  Hawaiian Beet Webworm Moth  Spoladea recurvalis
Erebidae - Underwing, Tiger  Velvet Bean Moth  Anticarsia gemmatalis 
 & Tussock Moths Forage Looper Moth  Caenurgina erechtea 
  Sad Underwing Moth  Catocala maestosa 
  Yellow-collared Scape Moth  Cisseps fulvicollis 
  Salt Marsh Moth  Estigmene acrea 
  Milkweed Tussock Moth  Euchaetes egle 
  Green Cloverworm Moth  Hypena scabra 
  Black-and-yellow Lichen Moth  Lycomorpha pholus 
Geometridae - Geometer Moths  Thin-lined Erastria  Erastria cruentaria 
  White-tipped Black  Melanchroia chephise 
 Lasiocampidae - Lappet Moths Forest Tent Caterpillar Moth  Malacosoma disstria 
Limacodidae - Slug Caterpillar Spiny Oak-slug Moth  Euclea delphinii 
 Noctuidae - Owlet & Miller Moths Grapevine Epimenis Moth Psychomorpha epimenis 
  Gray Looper Moth Rachiplusia ou 
 Saturniidae - Wild Silkworm Moths

Luna Moth 

Actias luna 
 Sphingidae - Sphinx Moths Snowberry Clearwing  Hemaris diffinis 
  White-lined Sphinx Moth  Hyles lineata 

Thyridinae - Tropical Leaf Moths

Mournful Thyris Moth  Thyris sepulchralis