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27 May Few's Ford Eno River ["\"Lori M. Carlson\"" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
27 May Durham Co., NC butterflies-05/27/2016 ["Mike Turner" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
27 May Weymouth woods CBS walk [Chris Talking ton ]
26 May Weymouth Woods CBS Walk [Chris Talking ton ]
26 May Mountain Trip [Richard Stickney ]
26 May 05/25/16 Pilot Mountain State Park, Yadkin County, NC ["Sven Halling" ]
25 May Monarch, Little Wood Satyr at PMSP ["Gene Schepker" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
25 May 05/24/16 Pilot Mountain State Park, Surry County, NC ["Sven Halling" ]
25 May Francis Marion NF, SC leps 22 May 2016 ["Dennis Forsythe" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
25 May NC Leps and NC Odes ["Howard, Tom" ]
24 May NC Leps and Nc Odes [Chris Talking ton ]
24 May Madison County - 31 species today ["Gail Lankford" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
24 May Laurens Co., SC leps 23 May 2016 ["Dennis Forsythe" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
24 May Newberry Co., SC leps 23 May 2016 ["Dennis Forsythe" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
24 May Appalachian Brown in Durham ["dorothypugh" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
24 May Spartenburg Co., SC leps 23 May 2016 ["Dennis Forsythe" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
21 May Hairstreaks at MLS [Richard Stickney ]
21 May CBS walk to Weymouth Woods ["KASTNERS" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
17 May CBS Midlands Chapter walk canceled ["kastners" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
17 May Durham & Sandhills [Richard Stickney ]
17 May Re: Gaston County this afternoon ["Harry LeGrand" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
17 May Carolina Butterfly Society Field Trips, Triangle Area (Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill), NC [Dennis Burnette ]
16 May Gaston County this afternoon ["drivesa3" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
16 May Mecklenburg County ["TNT Sanders" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
16 May Appalachian Browns today and yesterday on the Third Fork Creek Trail ["dorothypugh" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
16 May Lake Mattamuskeet butterflies ["Jeff Pippen" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
15 May Holy Cross Cemetery, James IS, SC leps 15 May 2016 ["Dennis Forsythe" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
15 May FOY Appalachian Brown ["Doug Allen" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
15 May Great Southern White on James Is, SC ["Dennis Forsythe" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
15 May Alamance County, NC, butterflies ["Harry LeGrand" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
14 May 5/14/16 Muddy Creek, Winston-Salem, Forsyth County , NC ["Sven Halling" ]
14 May Re: Gaston County leps/ID help ["\"drivesa3 AT aol.com\"" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
14 May Re: Gaston County leps/ID help ["Abdulali, Salman" ]
14 May Gaston County leps/ID help ["drivesa3" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
13 May Odd Plant Southeast Brunswick County ["shawnlane07" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
13 May First record of Creole Pearly-eye for Onslow County, NC ["Harry LeGrand" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
12 May 5/12/16 Dinkins Bottoms, Yadkin County , NC ["Sven Halling" ]
11 May Some Johnston County, NC, butterflies ["Harry LeGrand" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
11 May Jasper Co., SC leps 10 May 2016 ["Dennis Forsythe" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
10 May Carolina Sandhills NWR Butterflies 05/09/16 ["Gene Schepker" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
10 May Rockingham County [Richard Stickney ]
9 May RE: moth ID ["Scholtens, Brian G" ]
9 May RE: moth ID ["Shelley Rutkin" ]
9 May RE: moth ID ["Lampel, Lenny L." ]
30 Apr moth ID [earle webster ]
9 May Francis Marion National Forest, SC leps 8 May 2016 [Dennis Forsythe ]
8 May Blackwood Farm Park & Ayr Mount, Hillsborough, NC May 8th [Lori Carlson ]
8 May Chester Co., SC butterflies-Lansford Canal State Park-05/08/16 [Mike Turner ]
8 May 5/7/16 Lewisville, Forsyth County , NC ["Sven Halling" ]
8 May Pitt County, 8 May 2016 ["Abdulali, Salman" ]
8 May FOY Great-spangled Frit in yard, upstate SC [Doug Allen ]
8 May Monarchs [Ginger Kopka ]
8 May Wake County, NC, butterflies [Harry LeGrand ]
8 May Meck Co leps yesterday [Rob Van Epps ]
8 May Aiken County, SC []
8 May Mason Farm butterflies 5/7/16 [Will Cook ]
7 May Salem Creek Butterflies, Winston Salem [Gene Schepker ]
7 May Lexington Co., SC butterflies-Cayce Riverwalk Timmerman Trail-05/07/2016 [Mike Turner ]
7 May Santee Delta WMA-East, Georgetown Co., SC leps 4 May 2016 [Dennis Forsythe ]
7 May Brosnan Forest (restricted Access) Leps, Dorchester Co, SC 6 May 2016 [Dennis Forsythe ]
6 May Chesterfield Co., SC butterflies-Carolina Sandhills NWR-05/06/2016 [Mike Turner ]
6 May CBS Weymouth Woods Walk []
05 May Gaston County ["drivesa3 AT aol.com" ]
4 May Wake Co., NC butterflies-Prairie Ridge-05/04/2016 [Mike Turner ]
4 May Dusted Skipper Mecklenburg County [Chris Talking ton ]
03 May Butterfly Walk - Pollinator Gardens and Monarch Waystations [Dennis Burnette ]
3 May Swarms of Question Marks in Laurens Co., SC [Will Cook ]
3 May Wake & Durham + New Park with potential [Richard Stickney ]
3 May a few Hyde County, NC, butterflies [Harry LeGrand ]
2 May Duke Forest May 2nd [Lori Carlson ]
2 May White-M Hairstreak [Lori Owenby ]
2 May Oak Hairstreak on James Is, SC [Dennis Forsythe ]
1 May Re: Appalachian Swallowtails questions [Harry LeGrand ]
1 May Pitt County, 1 May 2016 ["Abdulali, Salman" ]
1 May Appalachian Swallowtails questions [Victor Slade ]
30 Apr Winston-Salem, Forsyth Co [Gene Schepker ]

Subject: Few's Ford Eno River
From: "\"Lori M. Carlson\"" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Fri, 27 May 2016 23:29:56 -0400
John and I spent a couple of hours today butterflying at the Eno River 
between Hillsborough and Durham. We had a couple of firsts for us: our 
first Eastern Pine Elfin and (we think) Northern Cloudywing. We saw many 
Great Spangled Fritillaries and a handful of Juniper Hairstreaks. I got 
stung by something while intently photographing the Cloudywing. Over all 
it was a great adventure in butterflying.

*Temp: upper 80s Time: 1-3 pm
*

*

Buckquarter Creek Trail

Species

	

Total

Eastern Tiger ST

	

1

Hackberry Emperor

	

1

Question Mark

	

1

Nature Track Trail

Species

	

Total

Common Buckeye

	

5

Eastern Pine Elfin

	

2

Eastern Tailed Blue

	

4

Eastern Tiger ST

	

1

Great Spangled Fritillary

	

12

Juniper Hairstreak

	

5

Northern Cloudywing

	

2

Spicebush ST

	

2

Variegated Fritillary

	

1

*
**


-- 
Lori M. Carlson
Hillsborough, NC
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Subject: Durham Co., NC butterflies-05/27/2016
From: "Mike Turner" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Fri, 27 May 2016 20:19:46 -0400
Today I spent from 12:20-5:25 looking for leps and odes at two places;
Penny's Bend and Flat River Waterfowl Impoundment, There were many fine
looking nectar sources available but the only nectaring I saw was on White
Clover, Trifolium repens. It seems that ETS numbers may have peaked, at
least until the second brood starts up. My lists, one for each place, are
below. Good butterflying.

Penny's Bend
E. Tailed-Blue   3
American Snout   1
Great Spangled Fritillary   1
Question Mark   2
E. Comma   1
Red Admiral   1
Common Buckeye   1
Hackberry Emperor   2
N. Pearly-eye   1
Carolina Satyr   1
Little Wood-Satyr   2
Least Skipper   1
Zabulon Skipper   1
Dun Skipper   1

Flat River Waterfowl Impoundment
Black Swallowtail 1
E. Tiger Swallowtail 2
E. Tailed-Blue   5
Great Spangled Fritillary   2
Pearl Crescent   2
Question Mark   1
Red Admiral   1
Common Buckeye   6
Hackberry Emperor   1
Viceroy   1
Silver-spotted Skipper   2

Mike Turner
Raleigh, NC
Subject: Weymouth woods CBS walk
From: Chris Talking ton <destamona AT carolina.rr.com>
Date: Fri, 27 May 2016 17:51:08 -0400
It looks like the weather is not going to cooperate on Sunday for the Weymouth 
Woods walk so I think it best to cancel . Sorry , Chris 


Sent from my iPad
Subject: Weymouth Woods CBS Walk
From: Chris Talking ton <destamona AT carolina.rr.com>
Date: Thu, 26 May 2016 20:05:37 -0400
Hello all , I don't have a lot of faith in the weatherman until the day of but 
I will make a decision on whether to cancel the walk tomorrow around 5 . I know 
a lot of you are traveling a longer distance and so far it is not looking like 
it will be a good day for bugs . Thanks , Chris 


Sent from my iPad
Subject: Mountain Trip
From: Richard Stickney <RichardS AT ncmls.org>
Date: Thu, 26 May 2016 16:27:48 +0000
Hi all,

I made a foray to the mountains for a couple of days. Butterfly numbers were 
not very good but I saw some interesting ones. 


Clay County, 5/24, Buck Creek area:

Tiger ST's - large puddle party plus a few individuals, most were Eastern with 
only a few Apps 

Black ST - 2
Spicebush ST - 2
Summer Azure - several, no Apps
E. Tailed-blue - 3
Red-spotted Purple - 1
Buckeye - 2
Tawny Crescent - at least 5
Crescents- couple dozen, looked like a mixture of Pearl and something else, see 
my Flickr photos 

Carolina Satyr - several
Little Wood Satyr - abundant, by far the most numerous species
SSS - couple dozen
Dreamy Duskywing - 1 that's all?
Juvenal's/Horace's DW - several worn + 1 fresh mystery DW, will post photo
Indian Skipper - 2 perched 2 seconds and gone
Peck's Skipper - 3
Little Glasywing - 2
Hobomok Skipper - 3
Zabulon Skipper - 1 very worn
Dusted Skipper - 1 still fresh

Yesterday I stopped by the Arboretum area down by the river near Asheville and 
saw nearly nothing in an hour where I usually see quite a bit. I made another 
stop near Old Fort and had similar results but did see several Appalachian 
Azures. 



Richard Stickney
NC Museum of Life & Science
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Subject: 05/25/16 Pilot Mountain State Park, Yadkin County, NC
From: "Sven Halling" <shalling AT triad.rr.com>
Date: Thu, 26 May 2016 08:26:00 -0400 (EDT)
Sunny and around 86 F at the parking area for the river section of the park in
Yadkin County. The road down to the river was closed due to a new bridge being
built so I hiked down the dirt road.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail		4
Cabbage White			5
Summer Azure			1
American Snout			1
Variegated Fritillary			5
Great Spangled Fritillary		5
Question Mark			2
Unid. Anglewing			1
Red Admiral				1
Carolina Satyr			8

Silver-spotted Skipper		4
Least Skipper			2
Crossline Skipper			1
Zabulon Skipper			8


Sven Halling
Lewisville, NC
Subject: Monarch, Little Wood Satyr at PMSP
From: "Gene Schepker" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Wed, 25 May 2016 19:25:30 -0400
Sven Halling and I revisited the small field across from the entrance to
PMSP to see if any new skippers came out. I had FOY Silvery Checkerspot and
Little Wood Satyr.

The grass skippers were in the little field:

Crossline 50+
Southern Broken-dash 2
Southern Cloudywing 10
Little Glassywing 2
Silver-spotted Skipper 1
Juvenal's Duskywing 1 (worn)
Monarch 1
Great Spangled Fritillary 3
Red Admiral 1
Orange Sulphur 1
Summer Azure 2

Up on the mountain we found:

Hoary Edge 5
Silver-spotted Skipper 2
Cabbage White 3
Mourning Cloak 4
Little Wood Satyr 1
Northern Cloudywing  6
Red-spotted Purple 6
E. Tiger Swallowtail 1
Summer Azure 3
Silvery Checkerspot 1

From 1:30 - 3:30 about 80 and sunny.

Gene Schepker and Sven Halling
Subject: 05/24/16 Pilot Mountain State Park, Surry County, NC
From: "Sven Halling" <shalling AT triad.rr.com>
Date: Wed, 25 May 2016 12:48:44 -0400 (EDT)
Sunny and around 76 F at the parking area for the Pinnacle. I started looking
for butterflies in the meadow in front of the state park entrance which mainly
had bunches of skippers.

Cabbage White			2
Orange Sulphur			2
Great Spangled Fritillary		1
American Lady			1

Silver-spotted Skipper		1
Southern Cloudywing		8
Crossline Skipper			20+
Southern Broken-dash		2




In the Pinnacle area the following butterflies were found:

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail		3
Summer Azure			2
Mourning Cloak			4
Red-spotted Purple			3

Hoary Edge				5
Northern Cloudywing		4




Sven Halling
Lewisville, NC
Subject: Francis Marion NF, SC leps 22 May 2016
From: "Dennis Forsythe" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Wed, 25 May 2016 09:56:07 -0400
Hi All,

Looked for butterflies in the Francis Marion NF on 22 May 2016 from
13:50-15:05 hrs.  Had a few butterflies on a Chinquapin on FS 5223 and Hy
17 and the rest on FS 204 (Echaw Rd).

Pipevine Swallowtail 1
Black Swallowtail 1 female fresh
E. Tiger Swallowtail 4
Palamedes Swallowtail 3
Cloudless Sulfur 7
Little Yellow 2
Gray Hairstreak 1
E. Tailed-Blue 2
Summer Azure 1
Variegated Fritillary 1
American Lady 1
Common Buckeye 1
Pearl Crescent 3
Viceroy 2
Monarch 1 very worn
Northern Cloudywing 7
Horace's Duskywing 9
Zarucco Duskywing 1
Byssus Skipper 1
small unid skipper 1

Dennis

-- 
Dennis M. Forsythe PhD
South Carolina Ebird Reviewer
South Carolina Ebutterfly Reviewer
Emeritus Professor of Biology
The Citadel
171 Moultrie St,
Charleston, SC 29409
843.795.3996-home
843.953.7264-fax
843.708.1605-cell
dennis.forsythe AT gmail.com
Subject: NC Leps and NC Odes
From: "Howard, Tom" <tom.howard AT ncparks.gov>
Date: Wed, 25 May 2016 11:26:14 +0000
The server that hosts these sites was moved from the Dept. of Environmental 
Quality to the new Dept. of Natural and Cultural Resources. This resulted in a 
number of bureaucratic and technical issues that have delayed bringing them 
back online. I have stopped trying to predict when. I only know that they will 
be back online. If anyone has pressing needs for data you can contact me 
directly. 


Tom
Subject: NC Leps and Nc Odes
From: Chris Talking ton <destamona AT carolina.rr.com>
Date: Tue, 24 May 2016 21:40:39 -0400
Any info on the NC Odes and Leps site . Thanks , Chris 

Sent from my iPad
Subject: Madison County - 31 species today
From: "Gail Lankford" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Tue, 24 May 2016 21:04:24 -0400
Nancy Cowal, Robert and Forrest Johnson, Janie Owens, Sue Perry, Ruth
Young, and Gail Lankford spent a sunny and warm 4 hours looking for birds
and butterflies.

Pipevine ST - 1
Zebra ST - 1
E. Tiger ST - many
App. Tiger ST - 1
Spicebush ST - 2
Cabbage White - several
Clouded Sulphur - dozens
Orange Sulphur - dozens
Cloudless Sulphur - 1
Gray Hairstreak - 1
Summer Azure - few
A. Snout - few
GS Fritt - 2
Silvery Checkerspot - 2
Pearl Crescent - 4
Question Mark - 6
E. Comma - several
American Lady - few
Red Admiral - several
Red-spotted Purple - several
Hackberry Emperor - several
No. Pearly-Eye - 6
Carolina Satyr -few
Monarch - 1
SSS - dozens
Hoary Edge - 2
Northern Cloudywing - few
Juvenal's DW - few
Clouded Skipper - 1
Least Skipper - few
Zabulon Skipper - few
Subject: Laurens Co., SC leps 23 May 2016
From: "Dennis Forsythe" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Tue, 24 May 2016 19:38:10 -0400
Hi All,

I spent from 1200-1315 hrs in the Enoree ORV area, and Garington School Rd
in the Laurens Co section of of the Enoree District, Sumter NF. on 23 May
2016.  *Prunella *was the main nectar source.  I had:
Zebra Swallowtail 1
Gray Hairstreak 2
Question Mark 12+
Eastern Comma 3
Mourning Cloak 4
Red Admiral 1
Common Buckeye 1
Red-spotted Purple 1
Hoary Edge 5
Northern Cloudywing 12+
Swarthy Skipper 2
Crossline Skipper 3
Zabulon Skipper 3
Dun Skipper 1

Dennis


-- 
Dennis M. Forsythe PhD
South Carolina Ebird Reviewer
South Carolina Ebutterfly Reviewer
Emeritus Professor of Biology
The Citadel
171 Moultrie St,
Charleston, SC 29409
843.795.3996-home
843.953.7264-fax
843.708.1605-cell
dennis.forsythe AT gmail.com
Subject: Newberry Co., SC leps 23 May 2016
From: "Dennis Forsythe" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Tue, 24 May 2016 16:14:03 -0400
Hi All,

I spent from 1100 to 1150 hr on Cromer Rd and Cromer Rd G, in the Newberry
Co. section of the Enoree District, Sumter NF.  All butterflies were
on *Prunella
vulgaris . * I had the following:

E. Tiger Swallowtail 1
American Lady 1
Pearl Crescent 1
Silver-spotted Skipper 1
Hoary Edge 3
South Cloudywing 1
Northern Cloudywing 3
Swarty Skipper 2
Clouded Skipper 1
Crossline Skipper 2
Zabulon Skipper 1 female.

Dennis


-- 
Dennis M. Forsythe PhD
South Carolina Ebird Reviewer
South Carolina Ebutterfly Reviewer
Emeritus Professor of Biology
The Citadel
171 Moultrie St,
Charleston, SC 29409
843.795.3996-home
843.953.7264-fax
843.708.1605-cell
dennis.forsythe AT gmail.com
Subject: Appalachian Brown in Durham
From: "dorothypugh" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Tue, 24 May 2016 14:46:44 -0400
This morning I saw (yet another) Appalachian Brown in my area (the Third Fork 
Creek Trail), and got a photo. Other than that, I've seen very few butterflies, 
all Eastern Tailed-Blues. 



http://www.dpughphoto.com/critters_may_2016


Dorothy Pugh
Durham, NC


dorothypugh AT aol.com
http://www.dpughphoto.com
Subject: Spartenburg Co., SC leps 23 May 2016
From: "Dennis Forsythe" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Tue, 24 May 2016 10:24:43 -0400
All,

I spent 1/2 hour yesterday AM along Hacker Creek in Spartenburg Co., SC.  I
had:

Zebra Swallowtail 1
American Snout 1
Little Glassywing 1 very worn
Zabulon Skipper 3 males


Dennis


- Dennis M. Forsythe PhD
South Carolina Ebird Reviewer
South Carolina Ebutterfly Reviewer
Emeritus Professor of Biology
The Citadel
171 Moultrie St,
Charleston, SC 29409
843.795.3996-home
843.953.7264-fax
843.708.1605-cell
dennis.forsythe AT gmail.com
Subject: Hairstreaks at MLS
From: Richard Stickney <RichardS AT ncmls.org>
Date: Sat, 21 May 2016 21:09:56 +0000
Hi all,

The butterflies came out with the sun today at the Museum. Along with some of 
the usual species, I had 2 Banded Hairstreaks and a White-M, only the second 
we've ever seen here. 


Richard Stickney
NC Museum of Life & Science
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Subject: CBS walk to Weymouth Woods
From: "KASTNERS" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Sat, 21 May 2016 11:15:07 -0400
Reminder:
 
Butterfliers,

On Sunday, May 29, Chris Talkington will lead a walk  through Weymouth 
Woods Wild Nature Preserve (joined by Lenny Lampel if his  schedule allows). 
Meet at the Visitor Center, 1024 N. Fort Bragg Road, Southern  Pines, NC by 
9:30. The walk extends all day, or whenever you need to leave.  Bring a lunch, 
in addition to binoculars, sun hat, sturdy comfortable footwear,  bug 
repellant, and plenty of water. A camera adds to the fun. You may likely be  
eating in the field. Weymouth Woods is about 90 miles east of Charlotte area.  
Some interesting Hairstreaks will hopefully be found. 

Please email Chris  Tarkington (destamona AT carolina.rr.com) or Carl Ganser 
(c2ganser AT gmail.com) if  you plan to go so that you can be notified of any 
changes of plans due to  weather, etc.
 
Information sent from Carl Ganser.
 
Marty
Subject: CBS Midlands Chapter walk canceled
From: "kastners" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Tue, 17 May 2016 16:47:59 +0000
Butterfliers,

 

Due to a 90% chance of rain and only two people planning to attend, our walk to 
Santee Delta WMA this Saturday, May 21, has been canceled. 


 

The next scheduled event for the Midlands Chapter is our NABA count on June 11 
at Congaree NP. Meet at the visitor center at 9:00. We are in need of more 
volunteers to help with this count. You may come for the whole day or for just 
part. Please contact David Shelley if you plan to attend. david_shelley AT nps.gov 


 

Take care,

Marty  






Dave & Marty Kastner
Blythewood, SC
Richland County
Subject: Durham & Sandhills
From: Richard Stickney <RichardS AT ncmls.org>
Date: Tue, 17 May 2016 16:12:38 +0000
Hi all,

I got out some the last couple of days, looks like I won't be for several days 
to come. 


Durham - Penny's Bend and nearby sites, 5/14-15:
ETS - 3 or 4
Cabbage White - 1
E. Tailed-blue - 5
Monarch - 1
Variegated Fritillary - 2
Great Spangled Frit. - 5 FOY
Red-spotted Purple - 1
American Lady - lots
Question Mark - a dozen or so, looks like a good year so far
Buckeye - a dozen or so
Silvery Checkerspot - 3
Pearl Crescent - several, not as many as usual
N. Pearly-eye - 1 FOY
Carolina Satyr - several
Little Wood Satyr - 5 FOY
SSS - 5
Hoary Edge - 1 FOY
N. Cloudywing - 1
Crossline Skipper - 2 FOY
S. Broken-dash - 2 FOY
Little Glassywing - 2
Zabulon Skipper - several
Swarthy Skipper - lots at PB

Richmond County, several sites, 5/16:
ETS - 2
Spicebush ST - 2
Palamedes ST - several worn
Sleepy Orange - 1
Orange Sulphur - 1
Gray Hairstreak - 1
Summer Azure - 1
ETB - several
Variegated Frit. - 2
American Lady - a dozen or so
Carolina Satyr - 2Lace-winged Roadside-skipper - 1 FOY but already worn
Swarthy Skipper - 1
Little Glassywing - 2
Mostly looking for odes and saw some good ones - Sparkling Jewelwings by the 
boatload, Yellow-sided Skimmers, Elfin Skimmers and lifer Piedmont Clubtails - 
check out my photos! 




Richard Stickney
NC Museum of Life & Science
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Subject: Re: Gaston County this afternoon
From: "Harry LeGrand" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Tue, 17 May 2016 10:07:59 -0400
Yes -- Northern Cloudywing.

Harry LeGrand
Raleigh

On Mon, May 16, 2016 at 10:55 PM, drivesa3  wrote:

>  I hiked 3.5 miles of the Ridgeline Trail (Boulders Access east for 3.5
> miles) of Crowder's Mountain SP between 2:30 and 6:30. Again, I could use
> confirmation of a sighting. It's a Northern Cloudywing I believe based on
> dorsal markings, face color, and lack of white on club.
>  Pics are here: https://flic.kr/s/aHskAhYyw3
>  Here's the list:
>
> Eastern Tiger Swallowtail    5
> Zebra Swallowtail                1 (never seen one well away from water
> before)
> Spicebush Swallowtail        4
> Gemmed Satyr                   1
> Cloudywing sp.                   1
>
> Lots of Sassafras along the trail. I'll be checking for Spicebush
> caterpillars on future hikes.
>
> George Andrews
> Indian Trail, NC
>
>
>
Subject: Carolina Butterfly Society Field Trips, Triangle Area (Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill), NC
From: Dennis Burnette <deburnette AT triad.rr.com>
Date: Tue, 17 May 2016 09:09:28 -0400
Carolina Butterfly Society Field Trips, Triangle Area (Raleigh/Durham/Chapel
Hill), NC
Saturday, June 4, 10 am  4 pm: Yates Mill Historic Park, 4620 Lake Wheeler
Road, Raleigh, NC 27603, 919-856-6675, yatesmill AT wakegov.com

RSVP: If you plan to participate, please notify the organizer, Bud Webster,
erwebster1 AT gmail.com  , by Wednesday, June 1st.
This is important because there may be changes in the meeting place and
itinerary as well as special weather information. It would be annoying and
embarrassing if you showed up and found no one there!
This trip is open to the public so bring a friend. We will meet at 10 AM at
the bulletin board in the Yates Mill parking lot. There usually is ample
parking. I will get over there about 9:30 to see what is hanging out where,
so come earlier if you wish. Plan to wear appropriate clothing (long-sleeved
shirt, long pants, wide-brimmed hat, and hiking shoes, although the terrain
will be mostly flat and dry). Bring binoculars, field guides, cameras, etc.
Also bring lunch and water, as these are not available at the park. If you
dont bring lunch, not a problem - just two miles north on Lake Wheeler Road
is a strip mall with a Food Lion with a deli, and a Subway. Note that no
pets are allowed in the park,
The park is an interesting combination of natural wildlife preserve and NC
industrial history, and has a small but nice museum highlighting both of
these in the visitors center. The original mill was built in 1756 before
the American Revolution. It served as a social gathering spot for those who
brought corn and wheat for milling. Clean, spacious restrooms are at the
visitor center.
The park is large (174 acres), but the vast majority of butterflies are in
less than 10% of that area, and close to the parking lot. We will spend 10
AM to noon around the parking lot, in a nearby meadow, and on two
boardwalks, then break for lunch at the on site outdoor amphitheater.
Although CBS is a butterfly-oriented organization, many members, including
myself, are interested in other aspects of natural sciences. Yates Mill is
rich in them. There will be a good variety of birds, possibly even a
ruby-throated hummingbird nest. Were sure to see turtles and possibly other
herps, several dragonfly species, and lots of native plants. We will set up
the afternoon agenda during our lunch break based on what the group would
like to add to their observations. For those interested, in the afternoon we
can make a visit to nearby Lake Wheeler Park where there is additional good
habitat. We will conclude the Saturday field trip around 4:00, but anyone
can leave at any time.
On Sunday, June 5, we will explore Pennys Bend in the Durham area  More
information on that trip will be sent in a separate announcement.
This is among several field trips we are planning in the Triangle area of
North Carolina (Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and vicinity. Watch for
announcements of these other activities.
We look forward to seeing you all!

Subject: Gaston County this afternoon
From: "drivesa3" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Mon, 16 May 2016 22:55:55 -0400
 I hiked 3.5 miles of the Ridgeline Trail (Boulders Access east for 3.5 miles) 
of Crowder's Mountain SP between 2:30 and 6:30. Again, I could use confirmation 
of a sighting. It's a Northern Cloudywing I believe based on dorsal markings, 
face color, and lack of white on club. 

 Pics are here: https://flic.kr/s/aHskAhYyw3
 Here's the list:

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail    5
Zebra Swallowtail                1 (never seen one well away from water before)
Spicebush Swallowtail        4
Gemmed Satyr                   1
Cloudywing sp.                   1

Lots of Sassafras along the trail. I'll be checking for Spicebush caterpillars 
on future hikes. 


George Andrews
Indian Trail, NC

Subject: Mecklenburg County
From: "TNT Sanders" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Mon, 16 May 2016 19:49:44 -0400


Tammy and I noted the following butterflies at Cowan's Ford Wildlife Refuge 
while checking Prothonotary Warbler nest boxes on Sunday, May 15th. 

4 - Eastern Tiger Swallowtail1 - Spicebush Swallowtail2 - Orange Sulphur1 - 
Sleepy Orange1 - Eastern Tailed-blue1 - Spring Azure2- Variegated Fritillary5 - 
Great Spangled Fritillary (all on Bull Thistle, Cirsium vulgare)4 - Pearl 
Crescent8 - Question Mark (no Eastern Comma all day)2 - American Lady4 - Common 
Buckeye1 - Northern Pearly-Eye (photo taken)5 - Carolina Satyr 

Tom SandersCharlotte, NC








 		 	   		  
Subject: Appalachian Browns today and yesterday on the Third Fork Creek Trail
From: "dorothypugh" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Mon, 16 May 2016 18:53:54 -0400
I saw three Appalachian Brown butterflies today and one yesterday, and 
photographed some. 



I also saw a Question Mark and an American Lady today. 


http://www.dpughphoto.com/critters_may_2016.html


Dorothy Pugh
Durham, NC


dorothypugh AT aol.com
http://www.dpughphoto.com
Subject: Lake Mattamuskeet butterflies
From: "Jeff Pippen" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Mon, 16 May 2016 11:00:23 -0600
Butterfliers,

Yesterday while birding the Lake Landing area of Lake Mattamuskeet (Hyde Co., 
NC), I noted a few butterflies: 


Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, 2
Cloudless Sulphur, 2
Question Mark, 1
Red Admiral, 2
American Lady, 2
Red-spotted Purple, 1
Common Buckeye, 6

Good Butterflying,
Jeff
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Durham, NC and MPG Ranch, MT
http://www.jeffpippen.com/
Subject: Holy Cross Cemetery, James IS, SC leps 15 May 2016
From: "Dennis Forsythe" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Sun, 15 May 2016 20:03:20 -0400
Hi All,

Donna and I spent 45 min this afternoon looking for butterflies at Holy
Cross Cemetery, James Is, SC.  Lantana was the principal nectar source.  We
had:

hairstreak sp ??? on Ligustrum
Variegated Fritillary 1
American Lady 3
Common Buckeye 7
Pearl Crescent 1
Horace's Duskywing 3
duskywing sp 1
Tropical Checkered-Skipper 1
Fiery Skipper 10
Whirlabout 1
Salt Marsh Skipper 1

Dennis

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South Carolina Ebird Reviewer
South Carolina Ebutterfly Reviewer
Emeritus Professor of Biology
The Citadel
171 Moultrie St,
Charleston, SC 29409
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Subject: FOY Appalachian Brown
From: "Doug Allen" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Sun, 15 May 2016 17:34:47 -0400
Recorded a few butterflies while doing the Spartanburg spring migration
bird count in northern Spartanburg County near the NC border.

4 Tiger Swallowtail
2 unid dark swallowtail
3 Cabbage White
10 Orange/Clouded Sulphur
3 Summer Azure
8 Variegated Frit
4 Pearl Crescent
3 Am Lady
2 Com Buckeye
1 Appalachian Brown FOY

Doug Allen
Inman, SC
Subject: Great Southern White on James Is, SC
From: "Dennis Forsythe" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Sun, 15 May 2016 15:21:22 -0400
All,

Over the past two weeks Brian Scholtens has seen 3+ Great Southern Whites
in downtown Charleston.  Today Donna and I had 1 male in our neighborhood
this morning and this afternoon I saw 2 near the corner of Ft. Johnson and
Harborview also on James Is. Brian mentioned that Great Southern Whites
were numerous on Sapelo Is, GA in March.  Hope this means we will have a
great southern movement into our area!

Dennis

-- 
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South Carolina Ebird Reviewer
South Carolina Ebutterfly Reviewer
Emeritus Professor of Biology
The Citadel
171 Moultrie St,
Charleston, SC 29409
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Subject: Alamance County, NC, butterflies
From: "Harry LeGrand" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Sun, 15 May 2016 14:24:47 -0400
I spent 4 hours yesterday (May 14) at Cedarock Park a few miles south of
Burlington, in sunny and warm weather. I spent most of my time on shady
trails, worthless for butterflies, but I did cover the mowed
floodplain fields that are often good for butterflies.  For better or worse
(worse!), privet was the main nectar source. Here is my list:

E. Tiger Swallowtail  5
Spicebush Swallowtail  1
Summer Azure  3
American Snout 2   including one nectaring on privet
Silvery Checkerspot  3   medium wear; lower ## than I had expected
Pearl Crescent  1
Question Mark  2
American Lady  1
Red-spotted Purple  2
Little Wood-Satyr  2   fresh
Sachem  1  worn male
Zabulon Skipper  3   all worn males
Little Glassywing  1

Harry LeGrand
Raleigh
Subject: 5/14/16 Muddy Creek, Winston-Salem, Forsyth County , NC
From: "Sven Halling" <shalling AT triad.rr.com>
Date: Sat, 14 May 2016 21:09:20 -0400 (EDT)
While birdwatching along Muddy Creek between Robinhood Rd and Country Club the
following butterflies were seen(7 am – noon):


Easter Tiger Swallowtail 		10
Cabbage White			13
Orange Sulphur			4
Summer Azure			6
American Snout			1
Silvery Checkerspot			1
Question Mark			1
American Lady			2
Red-spotted Purple			2
Hackberry Emperor			1
Unid. Pearly-eye			1

Silver-spotted Skipper		1
Zabulon				15



Sven Halling
Lewisville, NC
Subject: Re: Gaston County leps/ID help
From: "\"drivesa3 AT aol.com\"" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps@duke.edu>
Date: Sat, 14 May 2016 10:54:29 -0400
 Thanks. With the markings so similar to the Silver-spotted Skipper, I 
should have checked that.  

George
Sent from my LG G4, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone
------ Original message------From: Abdulali, SalmanDate: Sat, May 14, 2016 5:56 
AMTo: drivesa3 AT aol.com;Cc: carolinaleps AT duke.edu;Subject:Re: Gaston County 
leps/ID help 

Looks like a Hoary Edge.
Salman
On May 14, 2016, at 9:44 AM, drivesa3  wrote:

 Hiked a 3.5 mile section of Crowder's Mountain SP Ridgeline Trail, heading 
east from the Boulder's Access area this afternoon. I could use some help with 
the ID for this:https://flic.kr/p/H2SjNt 

 Otherwise, here's what I saw;
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail    4
Eastern Tailed Blue            3
azure 
sp.                            
2 

Red 
Admiral                        
1 

Gemmed 
Satyr                    
2 


George Andrews
Indian Trail, NC
Subject: Re: Gaston County leps/ID help
From: "Abdulali, Salman" <ABDULALIS AT ecu.edu>
Date: Sat, 14 May 2016 09:56:01 +0000
Looks like a Hoary Edge.

Salman

On May 14, 2016, at 9:44 AM, drivesa3 
> wrote: 


 Hiked a 3.5 mile section of Crowder's Mountain SP Ridgeline Trail, heading 
east from the Boulder's Access area this afternoon. I could use some help with 
the ID for this: https://flic.kr/p/H2SjNt 

 Otherwise, here's what I saw;
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail    4
Eastern Tailed Blue            3
azure sp.                            2
Red Admiral                        1
Gemmed Satyr                    2

George Andrews
Indian Trail, NC
Subject: Gaston County leps/ID help
From: "drivesa3" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Sat, 14 May 2016 00:14:22 -0400
 Hiked a 3.5 mile section of Crowder's Mountain SP Ridgeline Trail, heading 
east from the Boulder's Access area this afternoon. I could use some help with 
the ID for this: https://flic.kr/p/H2SjNt 

 Otherwise, here's what I saw;
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail    4
Eastern Tailed Blue            3
azure sp.                            2
Red Admiral                        1
Gemmed Satyr                    2

George Andrews
Indian Trail, NC
Subject: Odd Plant Southeast Brunswick County
From: "shawnlane07" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Fri, 13 May 2016 19:58:54 -0400 (EDT)
I have a photo of a odd plant that is growing in a large patch near my house
and I am afraid it is Kudzu but it does not look like Kudzu I have seen
before. Is there anyone here who could help me identify this plant. I will
send you the photos as there is no way to put a photo on this mail. I don't
have a flicker account like many of you so I guess I am going to have to get
one. Thanks.
 Sincerely, Shawn Lane
Subject: First record of Creole Pearly-eye for Onslow County, NC
From: "Harry LeGrand" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Fri, 13 May 2016 11:03:18 -0400
Hunter Phillips just sent me a photo of a Creole Pearly-eye that he took at
the edge of his yard in Onslow County, on May 8. He is correct there is no
known record for this county, nor are there for most counties surrounding
Onslow (other than Carteret).  Why the species seems so scarce in this part
of the Coastal Plain, where cane is abundant, is a mystery. But,
well-worked Holly Shelter Game Land in Pender County also has no records,
and it is scarce even in Brunswick County. We have been getting quite a few
confirmation photos from the mountains and upper Piedmont in recent years,
and it seems truly absent only from the northern half of the state's
mountains.

Harry LeGrand
Raleigh
Subject: 5/12/16 Dinkins Bottoms, Yadkin County , NC
From: "Sven Halling" <shalling AT triad.rr.com>
Date: Thu, 12 May 2016 22:48:23 -0400 (EDT)
87 F and sunny weather. Walked for 2 hours.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail	35
Cabbage White		29
Orange Sulphur		1
Sleepy Orange		3
Eastern Tailed-blue		1
Summer Azure		10
American Snout		6
Silvery Checkerspot		12
Pearl Crescent		10
Question Mark		4
Unid. Anglewing		1
American Lady		2
Red Admiral			4
Common Buckeye		4
Red-spotted Purple		1
Carolina Satyr		7

Silver-spotted Skipper	4
Least Skipper		4
Little Glassywing		1
Sachem			1
Zabulon, male		17
Zabulon, female		4



Sven Halling
Lewisville, NC
Subject: Some Johnston County, NC, butterflies
From: "Harry LeGrand" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Wed, 11 May 2016 20:59:28 -0400
I did some volunteer work looking at two tracts held by the Triangle Land
Conservancy with easements. One tract was along the Neuse River just north
of Clayton; the second was in the northeast near the community of Heflin.
I have combined the lists here:

E. Tiger Swallowtail  6
Cabbage White  5
Summer Azure  3
Pearl Crescent  2
Common Buckeye  2
American Lady  3
Gemmed Satyr  1
Carolina Satyr  2
Silver-spotted Skipper  1
Zabulon Skipper  6   one female

Harry LeGrand
Raleigh
Subject: Jasper Co., SC leps 10 May 2016
From: "Dennis Forsythe" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Wed, 11 May 2016 06:28:40 -0400
Hi All,

Brian Scholtens and I looked for butterflies along 10 mi of Purysburg and
Becks Ferry roads , Jasper Co., SC from 1100-1300 hrs 10 May 2016.  We had:

Black Swallowtail 2 females
Spicebush Swallowtail 1 B & C Landing
Cloudless Sulfur 3
Pearl Crescent 1 B & C Landing
Carolina Satyr 1 male
Georgia Satyr 10 on Becks Ferry Rd county record?
Horace's Duskywing 1
Whirlabout 4
Delaware Skipper 1
Twin-Spot Skipper 10

Dennis




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South Carolina Ebird Reviewer
Emeritus Professor of Biology
The Citadel
171 Moultrie St,
Charleston, SC 29409
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Subject: Carolina Sandhills NWR Butterflies 05/09/16
From: "Gene Schepker" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Tue, 10 May 2016 13:16:15 -0400
Sven Halling and I drove down to the Carolina Sandhills where it was over
90 degrees with sunny-partial cloudy conditions most of the PM.  It was
very dry with a paucity of flowering plants. from around 10 AM to 3:30 we
saw:

Swarthy Skipper 1 (FOY)
Southern Cloudywing 4
Northern Cloudywing 5

Variegated Fritillary 18
Common Budkeye 42
Pearl Crescent 4
American Lady 1
Red Admiral 1
Cloudless Sulphur 1
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
Spicebush Swallowtail 4
Palamedes Swallowtail 21

Gene Schepker (and Sven Halling)
Subject: Rockingham County
From: Richard Stickney <RichardS AT ncmls.org>
Date: Tue, 10 May 2016 14:01:05 +0000
Hi all,

I spent some time in Rockingham County yesterday and mostly worked the same 
area Mike Turner did. Mike, I must have barely missed you as I got there a 
little after 3. I saw even more ETS, easily into triple figures, and posted a 
shot of the big party under the bridge. I also put up a shot of an individual 
that looked a LOT like an Appalachian, though that hardly seems possible 4 
counties over from its known range. Take a look! Here's the list for 2 hours: 


Zebra ST - 2
ETS - well over 100
Spicebush ST - 15
Summer Azure - 6
Red-spotted Purple - 1
American Lady - 1
Pearl Crescent - 5
Silvery Checkerspot - 4
Carolina Satyr - 6
Silver-spotted Skipper - two or three dozen
S. Cloudywing - 1
Peck's Skipper - 1 along nearby Deshazo Road in a little meadow
Little Glassywing - 2


I was actually looking more for odes but struck out, though I did find three 
Splendid Clubtails on the Eno Sunday. 


Richard Stickney
NC Museum of Life & Science
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Subject: RE: moth ID
From: "Scholtens, Brian G" <ScholtensB AT cofc.edu>
Date: Mon, 9 May 2016 23:35:00 +0000
Lenny and Shelley are both correct. Note that these are both common names for 
Chytolita morbidalis. The second is indeed Melanolophia canadaria. 


Best,

Brian Scholtens
________________________________
From: carolinaleps-request AT duke.edu [carolinaleps-request AT duke.edu] on behalf 
of Shelley Rutkin [shelleyr AT windstream.net] 

Sent: Monday, May 09, 2016 3:09 PM
To: 'Lampel, Lenny L.'; 'earle webster'; carolinaleps AT duke.edu
Subject: RE: moth ID

Id also consider Stone-winged Owlet (#8356) for the first moth. Heres a link 
to the species page on Bug Guide 
http://bugguide.net/node/view/10278/bgimage. 
Both look pretty worn to me which makes the ID a little more difficult. 


Shelley Rutkin

From: carolinaleps-request AT duke.edu [mailto:carolinaleps-request AT duke.edu] On 
Behalf Of Lampel, Lenny L. 

Sent: Monday, May 09, 2016 2:04 PM
To: 'earle webster'; carolinaleps AT duke.edu
Subject: RE: moth ID

How about Morbid Owlet (#8355) on the first pic, and possibly a worn Canadian 
Melanolophia (#6620) on the second pic? 


Lenny Lampel


From: 
carolinaleps-request AT duke.edu 
[mailto:carolinaleps-request AT duke.edu] 
On Behalf Of earle webster 

Sent: Saturday, April 30, 2016 11:21 AM
To: 
carolinaleps AT duke.edu 

Subject: moth ID

could anyone give me help with these two? #125 look like curved-line angle. 
Second some gray? 

Bud Webster
Subject: RE: moth ID
From: "Shelley Rutkin" <shelleyr AT windstream.net>
Date: Mon, 9 May 2016 15:09:40 -0400
I'd also consider Stone-winged Owlet (#8356) for the first moth.  Here's a
link to the species page on Bug Guide
http://bugguide.net/node/view/10278/bgimage.  Both look pretty worn to me
which makes the ID a little more difficult.  
 
Shelley Rutkin
 
From: carolinaleps-request AT duke.edu [mailto:carolinaleps-request AT duke.edu]
On Behalf Of Lampel, Lenny L.
Sent: Monday, May 09, 2016 2:04 PM
To: 'earle webster'; carolinaleps AT duke.edu
Subject: RE: moth ID
 
How about Morbid Owlet (#8355) on the first pic,  and possibly a worn
Canadian Melanolophia (#6620) on the second pic?
 
Lenny Lampel
 
 
From: carolinaleps-request AT duke.edu [mailto:carolinaleps-request AT duke.edu]
On Behalf Of earle webster
Sent: Saturday, April 30, 2016 11:21 AM
To: carolinaleps AT duke.edu
Subject: moth ID
 
could anyone give me help with these two? #125 look like curved-line angle.
Second some gray?
Bud Webster
Subject: RE: moth ID
From: "Lampel, Lenny L." <Lenny.Lampel AT mecklenburgcountync.gov>
Date: Mon, 9 May 2016 18:04:10 +0000
How about Morbid Owlet (#8355) on the first pic, and possibly a worn Canadian 
Melanolophia (#6620) on the second pic? 


Lenny Lampel


From: carolinaleps-request AT duke.edu [mailto:carolinaleps-request AT duke.edu] On 
Behalf Of earle webster 

Sent: Saturday, April 30, 2016 11:21 AM
To: carolinaleps AT duke.edu
Subject: moth ID

could anyone give me help with these two? #125 look like curved-line angle. 
Second some gray? 

Bud Webster
Subject: moth ID
From: earle webster <erwebster1 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 30 Apr 2016 11:20:55 -0400
could anyone give me help with these two? #125 look like curved-line angle.
Second some gray?
Bud Webster
Subject: Francis Marion National Forest, SC leps 8 May 2016
From: Dennis Forsythe <dennis.forsythe AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 9 May 2016 07:36:03 -0400
All,

Donna and spent time yesterday afternoon looking for butterflies in the
Francis Marion National Forest.  We had:
Berkeley Co.

Dog Swamp Road 12:40-1:30 PM 1 mi

Palamedes Swallowtail 11
Pearl Crescent 1
Carolina/Intricate Satyr  1
Georgia Satyr 3

Farewell Corners (FS 161) 2:15-3:05 PM 1 mi

E. Tiger Swallowtail 2
Palamedes Swallowtail 15
Cloudless Sulfur 5
Pearl Crescent 2
Georgia Satyr 1
Swarty Skipper 2
Clouded Skipper 1
Twin-spot Skipper 5

Charleston Co.

Port (FS 223) Rd 1:48-2:05 PM 1 mi

Palamedes Swallowtail 8
Gulf Fritillary 1
Viceroy 1


Dennis

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South Carolina Ebird Reviewer
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Subject: Blackwood Farm Park & Ayr Mount, Hillsborough, NC May 8th
From: Lori Carlson <lori.m.carlson AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 8 May 2016 21:34:58 -0400
John and I had a day of butterflying at two local Hillsborough, NC parks 
with some decent sightings.

Blackwood Farm Park in Hillsborough, NC is a 152 acre site with a pond, 
meadows, and woodlands.
It's relatively new and only open on Fridays, and the weekend. John and 
I visited last August and were
impressed with the assortment of skippers and multitude of common 
buckeyes. This was our first visit of the year
to see what is flying about. It was in the low 80s, mostly sunny with 
some gusty breezes. I got some photos of a damsel fly and a
couple of dragonflies that can be seen on my Flickr. I don't know their 
IDs and would appreciate comments to ID them.

Azures 30
American Lady 22
Red Admiral 6
Eastern Comma 1
Common Buckeye 13
Zabulon, male 1
Orange Sulphur 3
Cabbage White 2
Eastern Tiger ST 1
Silver Spotted Skipper 1
Carolina satyr 2

Next we headed over to Ayr Mount in Hillsborough, NC because on the 
Poet's Walk trail there's plenty of spicebush and hackberry trees.
  A trail follows a portion of the Eno River, and there is a small pond 
for viewing assorted odonates.
In addition to the cleverly hidden copperhead snake in a shrub near a 
decaying log, we had a modest sighting of butterflies.
No Tawny or Hackberry Emperors sighted, but we did sight the first for 
us Great Spangle Fritillaries of the year.

Spicebush ST 3
Great Spangled Fritillary 3
Carolina satyr 3
American Lady 4
Clouded Skipper? 1

Happy butterflying,
Lori Carlson
John Jarvis
Subject: Chester Co., SC butterflies-Lansford Canal State Park-05/08/16
From: Mike Turner <wmike.turner AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 8 May 2016 20:25:23 -0400
I walked from the boat takeout parking lot to the main part of the park and
back via the paved road, Lansford Rd. It was sunny and about 88F. There
were a lot of Question Marks and American Snouts about, but I couldn't find
one E. Comma among them. I saw nothing of note, but I did see my first
Little Wood Satyrs of the year. After spending three full days looking for
butterflies in SC I have seen only 2 E. Tiger Swallowtails the whole time.
They have been much more common in NC this year. My complete list is below.
Good butterflying.

Zebra Swallowtail 3
Spicebush Swallowtail 2
Cabbage White 1
Am. Snout   35
Question Mark   30
Am. Lady   5
Red Admiral   1
Common Buckeye   15
Carolina Satyr   3
Little Wood-Satyr   5
Zabulon Skipper   1

Mike Turner
Raleigh, NC
Subject: 5/7/16 Lewisville, Forsyth County , NC
From: "Sven Halling" <shalling AT triad.rr.com>
Date: Sun, 8 May 2016 16:52:04 -0400 (EDT)
During the yearly spring bird count for Audubon in Forsyth County I also
looked for the “ground flutter” and I observed the following butterflies in
Lewisville:


Easter Tiger Swallowtail 		11
Cabbage White			21
Orange Sulphur			5
Summer Azure			4
Pearl Crescent			1
Question Mark			1
Unid. Anglewing			1
American Lady			3

Silver-spotted Skipper	2
Sachem				5
Zabulon				2



Sven Halling
Lewisville, NC
Subject: Pitt County, 8 May 2016
From: "Abdulali, Salman" <ABDULALIS AT ecu.edu>
Date: Sun, 8 May 2016 20:40:20 +0000
Partly cloudy, warm, and fairly windy today. I saw (Pitt County, 2016-05-08):

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, 1
Orange Sulphur, 3
Cabbage White, 7
Summer Azure, 12
American Snout, 5
Variegated Fritillary, 1
American Lady, 3
Common Buckeye, 1, first of year for Pitt
Fiery Skipper, 1

Salman Abdulali
Greenville, NC
Subject: FOY Great-spangled Frit in yard, upstate SC
From: Doug Allen <dougk4ly AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 8 May 2016 15:08:44 -0400
Yesterday spent a short time in southern Greenville County doing the bird
migration census and saw dozens of Orange Sulphurs and Buckeyes, several
Variegated Frits, several Summer Azure, and a few Tiger Swallowtails.

Today's GS Frit seems early.

Doug Allen  Inman, SC
Subject: Monarchs
From: Ginger Kopka <gkopka1 AT aol.com>
Date: Sun, 8 May 2016 14:18:24 -0400
The last two days I collected about 45
 Monarch eggs in Simpsonville, SC. Laid on Tropical, Common and Swamp Milkweed.
Ginger Kopka


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Subject: Wake County, NC, butterflies
From: Harry LeGrand <hlegrandjr AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 8 May 2016 13:36:41 -0400
I spent 1.5 hours (930 - 1100) this morning walking the powerline clearing
along the east side of Big Lake at Umstead State Park.  Weather was mild,
but for a while the clearing was in shade.  I had a few decent skippers:

E. Tiger Swallowtail  2
Cloudless Sulphur  1
Summer Azure  2
Variegated Fritillary  1
Pearl Crescent  4
Question Mark  2  fresh; new brood
American Lady  12
Common Buckeye  6
Silver-spotted Skipper  3
Southern Cloudywing  1
Swarthy Skipper  1  perched on shrubs near the boathouse; strange location
Clouded Skipper  1
Little Glassywing  1  very fresh; a tad early

I was hoping to see Dusted Skipper, which is often found in the powerline
clearing at this time of year. I'm sure if I had walked it farther to the
north, I would have seen one.

Yesterday (May 7), I had the following along Mid-Pines Road south of
Raleigh:
Cabbage White 20
Orange Sulphur  3

At nearby Yates Mill yesterday:
Summer Azure  1
Red Admiral  2

Harry LeGrand
Raleigh
Subject: Meck Co leps yesterday
From: Rob Van Epps <rwvanepps AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 8 May 2016 13:09:10 -0400
I spent a couple hours at Latta Plantation yesterday (May 7) looking for the 
Dusted Skippers reported by Chris Talkington the other day. Was successful with 
at least 5 spotted and got great photos. Lot of butterflies flying on this 
beautiful day, including a large number of fresh American Ladies. Full list is 
below. 


Tiger Swallowtail 6
Black Swallowtail 1
Orange Sulphur 5
Spring Azure 6
American Snout 1
Variegated Fritillary 4
Pearl Crescent 6
Question Mark 2
American Lady 30
Common Buckeye 12
Silver-spotted Skipper 4
Northern Cloudywing 2
Swarthy Skipper 1
Crossline Skipper 1
Zebulon Skipper 6
Dusted Skipper 5

Rob Van Epps
Davidson, NC


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Subject: Aiken County, SC
From: <kastners AT aol.com>
Date: Sun, 8 May 2016 15:58:19 +0000
Yesterday Dave and I butterflied on Gum Swamp Road in Aiken County, SC
from 11:00-3:30.    It was sunny with high temps in upper 70’s. 
 

Zebra Swallowtail   8

Black Swallowtail   4

Cabbage White   4

Cloudless Sulphur   3

Sleepy Orange   6

Variegated Fritillary   15

Pearl Crescent   3

Eastern Comma   2

Anglewing species   2

American Lady   6

Red Admiral   1

American Snout   89

Common Buckeye   80

Red-spotted Purple   3

Hackberry Emperor   9

Horace’s Duskywing   2

Juvenal’s Duskywing   1



Marty






Dave & Marty Kastner
Blythewood, SC
Richland County
Subject: Mason Farm butterflies 5/7/16
From: Will Cook <cwcook AT duke.edu>
Date: Sun, 8 May 2016 09:20:02 -0400
Yesterday, while counting birds on the Chapel Hill Spring Bird Count on 
at Mason Farm Biological Reserve. It was an interesting day, with 19 
species, including several firsts of the year for me.

Orange Co., NC 5/7/2016:

3 Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio glaucus)
2 Cabbage White (Pieris rapae)
2 Cloudless Sulphur (Phoebis sennae)

5 Summer Azure (Celastrina neglecta) - one ovipositing on dogwood 
(Cornus sp.) flower buds. I need to key out the species, not the usual 
C. florida or C. ammomum.

7 American Snout (Libytheana carinenta)
4 Silvery Checkerspot (Chlosyne nycteis) - FOY
10 Question Mark (Polygonia interrogationis)
12 Eastern Comma (Polygonia comma) - nicely balanced today
4 American Lady (Vanessa virginiensis)
4 Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta)
3 Common Buckeye (Junonia coenia)
3 Red-spotted Purple (Limenitis arthemis astyanax)
2 Viceroy (Limenitis archippus)
1 Appalachian Brown (Lethe appalachia) - FOY
1 Gemmed Satyr (Cyllopsis gemma)
2 Carolina Satyr (Hermeuptychia sosybius)
3 Silver-spotted Skipper (Epargyreus clarus)
1 Swarthy Skipper (Nastra lherminier) - FOY
6 Zabulon Skipper (Poanes zabulon)

-- 
Will Cook - Durham, NC
http://www.carolinanature.com
Subject: Salem Creek Butterflies, Winston Salem
From: Gene Schepker <geneschepker AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 7 May 2016 20:19:56 -0400
Zabulon Skipper 6
Sachem 2
Clouded Skipper 1
Silver-spotted Skipper 4
Summer Azure 19
American Lady 1
American Snout 2
Common Buckeye 2
Variegated Fritillary 2
Orange Sulphur 4 (one white form)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
Spicebush Swallowtail 1
Cabbage White 8

 Sunny and comfortable in the 70s.  Butterflies came out at 10:00 and we
quit around 1:30.

Gene Schepker (and Lois Schneider)
Subject: Lexington Co., SC butterflies-Cayce Riverwalk Timmerman Trail-05/07/2016
From: Mike Turner <wmike.turner AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 7 May 2016 16:30:44 -0400
I walked about 2miles along the trail, from the parking lot on Saxe Gotha
Rd. to Old State Rd. It was sunny and about 80 F. There was no nectaring
seen and little nectar sources there this time of year. The highlight of
the day was 4 Mourning Cloaks. Good butterflying.

Zebra Swallowtail 1
Black Swallowtail 1
E. Tiger Swallowtail 1
Cabbage White 1
Cloudless Sulphur 1
Gray Hairstreak   1
Am. Snout   2
Variegated Fritillary   11
Pearl Crescent   1
Question Mark   4
E. Comma   2
Mourning Cloak   4
Am. Lady   1
Red Admiral   6
Common Buckeye   50
Red-spotted Purple   2
Carolina Satyr   1

Mike Turner
Raleigh, NC
Subject: Santee Delta WMA-East, Georgetown Co., SC leps 4 May 2016
From: Dennis Forsythe <dennis.forsythe AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 7 May 2016 07:13:16 -0400
All,

Donna and I walked about 1 mi on the dike by the parking lot at the Santee
Delta WMA-East on 4 May 2016 from 1300-1515 hrs.  Some Pickerel weed was
blooming and we had:

Spicebush Swallowtail 1
Dark Swallowtail -
White Cloudless Sulfur 1
Cloudless Sulfur 2
American Lady 3
Common Buckeye 4
Silver-spotted Skipper 2
Broad-winged Skipper 4
Rare Skipper 1


Dennis

-- 
Dennis M. Forsythe PhD
South Carolina Ebird Reviewer
Emeritus Professor of Biology
The Citadel
171 Moultrie St,
Charleston, SC 29409
843.795.3996-home
843.953.7264-fax
843.708.1605-cell
dennis.forsythe AT gmail.com
Subject: Brosnan Forest (restricted Access) Leps, Dorchester Co, SC 6 May 2016
From: Dennis Forsythe <dennis.forsythe AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 7 May 2016 07:06:07 -0400
Josh and Furman,

Here are the results of looking for butterflies in the 0.2 mi of blooming
Ligustrium between the Office and the Horse Barn, Brosnan Forest, SC 6 May
2016 14:15-15:00 hrs.

Summer Azure 1
Common Buckeye 1
Silver-spotted Skipper 2
Whirlabout 2


Regards,

Dennis



-- 
Dennis M. Forsythe PhD
South Carolina Ebird Reviewer
Emeritus Professor of Biology
The Citadel
171 Moultrie St,
Charleston, SC 29409
843.795.3996-home
843.953.7264-fax
843.708.1605-cell
dennis.forsythe AT gmail.com
Subject: Chesterfield Co., SC butterflies-Carolina Sandhills NWR-05/06/2016
From: Mike Turner <wmike.turner AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 6 May 2016 20:58:11 -0400
Today I visited the refuge on my way to Columbia, SC for Mother's Day
festivities. It was cloudy all day and cool early so there wasn't a lot out
and about. Most of what I saw was kicked up while walking along trails,
open areas, and wet areas. I was excited to see all three species of
cloudywings, the only time that has ever happened to me. And a lone Swarthy
Skipper was kicked up in a dry, grassy field. My complete list is below.
Good butterflying.

Zebra Swallowtail 1
E. Tiger Swallowtail 1
Palamedes Swallowtail 5
Sleepy Orange 2
Variegated Fritillary   10
Pearl Crescent   1
Question Mark   1
American Lady   1
Common Buckeye   50
S. Pearly-eye   2
S. Cloudywing   1
N. Cloudywing   1
Confused Cloudywing   1
Swarthy Skipper   1
Clouded Skipper   1
Least Skipper   1

Mike Turner
Raleigh, NC
Subject: CBS Weymouth Woods Walk
From: <kastners AT aol.com>
Date: Fri, 6 May 2016 16:40:25 +0000
Butterfliers,

On Sunday, May 29, Chris Talkington will lead a walk through Weymouth Woods 
Wild Life Reserve (joined by Lenny Lampel if his schedule allows). Meet at the 
Visitor Center, 1024 N. Fort Bragg Road, Southern Pines, NC by 9:30. The walk 
extends all day, or whenever you need to leave. Bring a lunch, in addition to 
binoculars, sun hat, sturdy comfortable footwear, bug repellant, and plenty of 
water. A camera adds to the fun. You may likely be eating in the field. 
Weymouth Woods is about 90 miles east of Charlotte area. Some interesting 
Hairstreaks will hopefully be found. 


Please email Chris Tarkington (destamona AT carolina.rr.com) or Carl Ganser 
(c2ganser AT gmail.com) if you plan to go so that you can be notified of any 
changes of plans due to weather, etc. 

 
Carl Ganser
Subject: Gaston County
From: "drivesa3 AT aol.com" <drivesa3@aol.com>
Date: Thu, 05 May 2016 21:38:10 -0400
I walked the lake at Crowder's Mountain SP yesterday around 6 PM looking for 
odes (saw dozens of Blue Corporals with 2 using me for a perch!) and saw my FOY 
Least Skipper in the tall shoreline grass. Very slow at that late hour, but 
here's what I saw; 

Spicebush SwallowtailAzure sp.2Least Skipper
George AndrewsIndian Trail, NC

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Subject: Wake Co., NC butterflies-Prairie Ridge-05/04/2016
From: Mike Turner <wmike.turner AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 4 May 2016 18:07:17 -0400
I spent about an hour at Prairie Ridge today. Weather was sunny and 70F.
Good butterflying.

E. Tiger Swallowtail 2
Cabbage White 3
Orange Sulphur 1
E. Tailed-Blue   1
Azure sp. 3
Am. Snout   1
Variegated Fritillary   6
Pearl Crescent   2
Red Admiral   2
Common Buckeye   4
Sachem   1
Zabulon Skipper   1

Mike Turner
Raleigh, NC
Subject: Dusted Skipper Mecklenburg County
From: Chris Talking ton <destamona AT carolina.rr.com>
Date: Wed, 4 May 2016 17:15:36 -0400
I had several Dusted Skippers at Latta Plantation Park this afternoon on the 
under the power lines opposite the road that goes down to the Gar Creek canoe 
access . Chris 


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Subject: Butterfly Walk - Pollinator Gardens and Monarch Waystations
From: Dennis Burnette <deburnette AT triad.rr.com>
Date: Tue, 03 May 2016 15:27:42 -0400
Butterfliers,


The Triad Chapter of the Carolina Butterfly Society is planning a butterfly
garden walk that may be of interest to folks outside the Triad. Everyone is
welcome even if you arent a member of CBS!


Join us on next Sunday afternoon, May 8, for a pollinator garden walk. We
plan to visit the relatively new Pollinator Garden at the Guilford County NC
Cooperative Extension Center. Of course, not all the plants will be in bloom
this early in the season, but well enjoy looking at this beautiful garden
design and learning about plants that attract bees and butterflies.


We will then travel the short distance to the Greensboro Arboretum where we
will visit the new Monarch Butterfly Waystation that has just been
installed. You may recall that we did a similar trip in Forsyth County last
year to see the new Monarch Waystation in Historic Bethabara.


This should be both a fun and an informative afternoon. You dont need to
bring anything but a friend -- or perhaps your mother, because it is
Mother's Day! This is a great day to spend time with her. We will cancel the
trip if the forecast calls for rain in the afternoon.


Meet us at 1:45 in front of the Whole Foods Market in Friendly Shopping
Center. Look for us under the Sears Plaza sign between BB&T and Chick-fil-A.
We plan to depart at 2 p.m. and return to the Whole Foods Market by around 5
p.m.


Dennis

-- 
Dennis Burnette
Greensboro, NC
Guilford County
deburnette AT triad.rr.com

Subject: Swarms of Question Marks in Laurens Co., SC
From: Will Cook <cwcook AT duke.edu>
Date: Tue, 3 May 2016 12:23:35 -0400
Yesterday while doing field work and dodging rain showers, I drove down 
Ridge Road in Laurens Co., a lightly travelled 8 mile long dirt road in 
the Sumter National Forest. This was right after a rain shower and there 
was an amazing spectacle of hundreds of butterflies 'puddling' in the 
wet dirt. I was in a bit of a rush to finish my sampling before the rain 
came back, but I counted the butterflies as best I could. A large 
percentage of the total butterflies were Question Marks. I tried hard to 
turn some into Eastern Commas, but couldn't find one! Here's the weird 
list, from about a half hour of counting:

Laurens Co., SC 5/2/2016

1 Zebra Swallowtail
1 Black Swallowtail
6 Summer Azure
5 Common Buckeye
6 American Snout
5 Red Admiral
3 Red-spotted Purple
275 Question Mark
1 Northern Pearly Eye
1 Carolina Satyr
1 Little Wood Satyr

Also, after looking at the photo of the very worn 'Brown Elfin' I 
reported last week, it has tails and must therefore be a very worn 
Henry's Elfin. Thanks to Salman Abdulali for catching this! Now the 4th 
photo at
http://www.carolinanature.com/butterflies/henryselfin.html


-- 
Will Cook - Durham, NC
http://www.carolinanature.com
Subject: Wake & Durham + New Park with potential
From: Richard Stickney <RichardS AT ncmls.org>
Date: Tue, 3 May 2016 16:02:47 +0000
Hi all,

I was able to dodge the rain Sunday and Monday and see a few things. The best 
discovery was Anderson Point Park in eastern Wake, where Crabtree Creek meets 
the Neuse. I didn't see anything unusual this time, but this park has 90 acres 
of great habitats that are being well-managed and are also on the county trail 
systems. I recommend it for leps and odes, and it looks like a good birding 
place too. Here's what I saw: 


E. Tiger ST - 2
Azure - 1
Variegated Fritillary - 3
American Lady - 5
Buckeye - 5
Pearl Crescent - 2
Carolina Satyr - a dozen or so
Zabulon Skipper - 1 female

Monday I went to Few's Ford at Eno River SP.

E. Tiger ST - couple dozen
Zebra ST - 1
Harvester - 1
Summer Azure - 1
American Snout - a dozen or so, on "beach" at Few's Ford, as many as I've ever 
seen in one place 

Hackberry Emperor - 1 FOY
American Lady - a dozen or so
Question Mark - 1 beautiful fresh one
Silvery Checkerspot - 3 FOY
Pearl Crescent - 2
Carolina Satyr - abundant
Silver-spotted Skipper - 2
N. Cloudywing - 2
Zabulon Skipper - 10 all male
Dusted Skipper - 2

One other cool thing I found, a dead tree with several Giant Ichneumon wasps 
ovipositing. I saw them here last year and a couple times already this season 
too. 



Richard Stickney
NC Museum of Life & Science
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Subject: a few Hyde County, NC, butterflies
From: Harry LeGrand <hlegrandjr AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 3 May 2016 10:30:25 -0400
Many of us butterfliers were down at Mattamuskeet NWR, NC, in the past few
days chasing and seeing the Little Egret. Though it was cloudy and a bit
breezy on Sunday, it was warm enough that a lot of butterflies were flying
along the roadsides and dikes. Of course, these were common and ruderal
species, for the most part, but there aren't that many reports from this
area. Here is what I recall, on May 1:

Palamedes Swallowtail  8
Cabbage White  12   lots of mustards on the dikes
Variegated Fritillary  3
Common Buckeye  4

I probably saw a few sulphurs, but as I was focused on birding ....

Harry Legrand
Raleigh
Subject: Duke Forest May 2nd
From: Lori Carlson <lori.m.carlson AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 2 May 2016 23:57:02 -0400
John and I took a walk beneath the power lines at Gate 12 this sunny 
afternoon between 1:30-3 pm. Skies were mostly sunny with temps in the 
mid 80s.
Lots of blackberry brambles to navigate around and plenty of interesting 
wildflowers in bloom in addition to plenty of butterflies. I think I 
spotted a Silvery Checkerspot
but was too slow with the camera to get any kind of capture for 
confirmation. I did capture another Dusted Skipper on camera, and got a 
fair image of the Hoary Edge as well as a good image of the Zabulon.

40 American Lady
45 Common Buckeye
5 Azure
2 Tiger Swallowtail
1 Red Spotted Purple
3 Carolina Satyr
1 Hoary Edge Skipper
45 Silver Spotted Skipper
1 Eastern Tailed Blue
3 Zabulon Skipper
1 Dusted Skipper
3 Red Admiral
10 Cabbage White
2 Sulphur
1 possible Silvery Checkerspot

Happy butterflying,
Lori Carlson
John Jarvis
https://www.flickr.com/photos/shrone/
Subject: White-M Hairstreak
From: Lori Owenby <loriowenby AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 2 May 2016 10:30:45 -0400
Our group from the Carolina Bird Club had great looks at a fresh White-M
Hairstreak along the path to the top of the falls at Linville Falls on
Saturday, April 30.

-- 
-----
Lori Owenby
Park Ranger, Catawba County Parks
4-H Junior Ranger Club Leader
Conover, NC

"Those who contemplate the beauty of the Earth find reserves of strength
that will endure as long as life lasts."  ~~Rachel Carson
Subject: Oak Hairstreak on James Is, SC
From: Dennis Forsythe <dennis.forsythe AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 2 May 2016 08:00:04 -0400
All,

Donna had 2 Oak Hairstreaks in blooming Ligustrium at James Is County Park
yesterday, 1 May 2016.

Dennis

-- 
Dennis M. Forsythe PhD
South Carolina Ebird Reviewer
Emeritus Professor of Biology
The Citadel
171 Moultrie St,
Charleston, SC 29409
843.795.3996-home
843.953.7264-fax
843.708.1605-cell
dennis.forsythe AT gmail.com
Subject: Re: Appalachian Swallowtails questions
From: Harry LeGrand <hlegrandjr AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 1 May 2016 20:30:11 -0400
Appys are flying now -- late April through May at the lower mountain
elevations, and into early July at high elevations. Your best bet is the
southern counties of NC, especially ones with dirt roads through rich coves
such as Graham, Swain, Macon, Clay, etc. Should be found now along Harmon
Den Road -- Exit 7 off I-40, among many other places such as the Fontana
area.

Harry Legrand
Raleigh

On Sun, May 1, 2016 at 2:10 PM, Victor Slade  wrote:

> I very much hope to see Appalachian Swallowtails this spring.  Can my
> fellow butterflyers suggest locations in North and South Carolina where
> they can best be found?
>
> Also I am confused about their flight period.  Some references say
> May-June and others say April-May.  Can someone set me straight about this?
>
> Thanks in advance for any help or suggestions.
>
> Victor Slade
> Chapel Hill NC
>
Subject: Pitt County, 1 May 2016
From: "Abdulali, Salman" <ABDULALIS AT ecu.edu>
Date: Sun, 1 May 2016 21:59:01 +0000
Today was mostly cloudy with periods of rain. Here are the few butterflies I 
saw (Pitt County Arboretum, 2016-05-01): 


Cabbage White, 1
Summer Azure, 1 female
American Lady, 2
Fiery Skipper, 1, not usually seen at this time of year

Salman Abdulali
Greenville, NC
Subject: Appalachian Swallowtails questions
From: Victor Slade <victorlslade AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 1 May 2016 14:10:21 -0400
I very much hope to see Appalachian Swallowtails this spring.  Can my
fellow butterflyers suggest locations in North and South Carolina where
they can best be found?

Also I am confused about their flight period.  Some references say May-June
and others say April-May.  Can someone set me straight about this?

Thanks in advance for any help or suggestions.

Victor Slade
Chapel Hill NC
Subject: Winston-Salem, Forsyth Co
From: Gene Schepker <geneschepker AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 30 Apr 2016 20:19:02 -0400
Overcast mist and sprinkling rain did not stop a very fresh female Clouded
Skipper from showing up in our garden today (4/30)

 Lois found a Zabulon Skipper male yesterday 4/29) and an ovipositing Zebra
Swallowtail working the Pawpaws..

On 4/27 we had a Hayhurst Scallopwing in the garden.

Gene Schepker