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Northern Hawk-Owl,©Dan Lane

3 Jul Pitt County, 3 July 2015 ["Abdulali, Salman" ]
3 Jul Crowder's Mountain SP [drivesa3 AT aol.com ]
1 Jul FOY Ocola Skipper Forsyth Co [Gene Schepker ]
1 Jul Butterfly walk, Sat Aug 1 []
1 Jul Charleston, Berkeley and Georgetown cos., SC leps 30 June 2015 [Dennis Forsythe ]
1 Jul Juniper, Red-banded Hairstreaks Forsyth Co. [Gene Schepker ]
1 Jul Re: Haywood Co. June 27-28 Total - 27 species [Harry LeGrand ]
30 Jun Re: Haywood Co. June 27-28 Total - 27 species ["Abdulali, Salman" ]
30 Jun Pitt County, 30 June 2015 ["Abdulali, Salman" ]
30 Jun Haywood Co. June 27-28 Total - 27 species [Gail Lankford ]
29 Jun Sootywings Galore in Winston-Salem, Forsyth County [Gene Schepker ]
29 Jun Butterflies from coastal northeastern NC [Harry LeGrand ]
29 Jun Pitt County, 29 June 2015 ["Abdulali, Salman" ]
29 Jun Sandy Mush Gamelands 28th June [Doug Johnston ]
29 Jun King's Hairstreak from the NC foothills! [Harry LeGrand ]
28 Jun Lewis Ocean Bay Heritage Reserve, Horry Cty SC [Jules Fraytet ]
27 Jun Milkweed Tussock Moth caterpillars eating my milkweed [Doug Allen ]
26 Jun Gulf Frit in Durham [Will Cook ]
26 Jun Wake Co., NC butterflies-Lake Raleigh-06/26/2015 [Mike Turner ]
26 Jun Davie County, 26 June 2015 ["Abdulali, Salman" ]
26 Jun James Is, SC leps 26 June 2015 [Dennis Forsythe ]
25 Jun Durham Co., NC butterflies-Patterson Rd. Waterfowl Impoundment-06/25/2015 [Mike Turner ]
25 Jun Wake Co., NC butterflies-Prairie Ridge Ecostation-06/24/2015 [Mike Turner ]
24 Jun Stokes county leps [Brian Bockhahn ]
24 Jun Transylvania NABA count [Ruth Young ]
23 Jun Fwd: 2015 Fort Indiantown Gap Regal Fritillary Butterfly and Grassland Tour Dates and Information ["Abdulali, Salman" ]
22 Jun Gaston County Diana Fritillary [drivesa3 AT aol.com ]
22 Jun Madison County dust bowl - 22 species [Gail Lankford ]
22 Jun Re: Sandy Mush Game Lands 21st June [Jeff Pippen ]
21 Jun Wake Co., NC butterflies-Yates Mill Co. Park-06/21/2015 [Mike Turner ]
21 Jun Sandy Mush Game Lands 21st June [Doug Johnston ]
21 Jun James Is, SC leps 21 June 2015 [Dennis Forsythe ]
20 Jun Cancellation of the Forsyth County NABA Count [Gene Schepker ]
20 Jun Pitt County, 20 June 2015 ["Abdulali, Salman" ]
19 Jun Forsyth County Butterflies today [Gene Schepker ]
18 Jun Pitt County, 18 June 2015 ["Abdulali, Salman" ]
18 Jun Re: Yates Mill Pond [Harry LeGrand ]
18 Jun Yates Mill Pond [Richard Stickney ]
18 Jun CBS butterfly weekend-Triangle area NC- June 13 & 14 [earle webster ]
17 Jun Coral Hairstreak, Great Spangled Hairstreak, Skippers Winston-Salem [Gene Schepker ]
15 Jun Harvester, Coral Hairstreak Forsyth Co. [Gene Schepker ]
15 Jun Carolina Sandhills NWR Chesterfiled Cty SC [Jules Fraytet ]
14 Jun Fwd: Francis Marion NF Butterfly walk 14 June 2015 [Dennis Forsythe ]
14 Jun Pitt County, 14 June 2015 ["Abdulali, Salman" ]
14 Jun Yard Harvester [TNT Sanders ]
13 Jun Notes from the past week [Richard Stickney ]
13 Jun Wake Co., NC butterflies-J.C. Raulston Arboretum-06/13/2015 [Mike Turner ]
12 Jun Wake Co., N C butterflies-06/12/2015-CORRECTION [Mike Turner ]
12 Jun Wake Co., NC butterflies-Prairie Ridge Ecostation-06/12/2015 [Mike Turner ]
12 Jun article on conservation status of St. Francis' Satyr ["Abdulali, Salman" ]
12 Jun Pitt County, 12 June 2015 ["Abdulali, Salman" ]
11 Jun no Dukes' Skippers ["John Fussell" ]
11 Jun Wake Co., NC butterflies-Prairie Ridge Ecostation-06/11/2015 [Mike Turner ]
11 Jun Pitt County, 11 June 2015 ["Abdulali, Salman" ]
10 Jun Sandy Mush Gamelands Buncombe county 10th June [Doug Johnston ]
10 Jun Re: Reversed Roadside Skipper, Macon County, NC [Harry LeGrand ]
10 Jun Reversed Roadside Skipper, Macon County, NC [Jason Love ]
10 Jun Savannah NWR NABA Count 6 June 2015 results [Dennis Forsythe ]
10 Jun Native Azalea Pollination [nottke1 ]
09 Jun CBS Butterfly Weekend, Triangle Area, NC June 13 & 14 [Dennis Burnette ]
8 Jun Durham Co., NC butterflies-Camp Slocum at G.W. Hill Forest [Mike Turner ]
8 Jun Congaree NP []
7 Jun Berkeley Co., SC leps 7 June 2015 [Dennis Forsythe ]
7 Jun Re: Few Gaston County Leps [Dennis Forsythe ]
7 Jun Re: Few Gaston County Leps [Harry LeGrand ]
7 Jun North Buncombe county 6th June [Doug Johnston ]
6 Jun Wake Co., NC butterflies-Umstead State Park-06/06/2015 [Mike Turner ]
05 Jun Fwd: Citizen Science project about fireflies [Jules Fraytet ]
5 Jun James Is , SC 4 June 2015 [Dennis Forsythe ]
4 Jun Few Gaston County Leps []
3 Jun Pinckney Is NWR, SC butterfly walk 2 June 2015 [Dennis Forsythe ]
3 Jun Thank You []
2 Jun Cleveland Co., NC butterflies-06/2/2015 [Mike Turner ]
2 Jun Larvae []
02 Jun Carolina Sandhills NWR Chesterfield Cty SC [Jules Fraytet ]
2 Jun butterflies observed at Cypress Gardens, SC on June 1, 2015 [Dwight Williams ]

Subject: Pitt County, 3 July 2015
From: "Abdulali, Salman" <ABDULALIS AT ecu.edu>
Date: Fri, 3 Jul 2015 20:37:45 +0000
Butterflies seen today, 2015-07-03, at the Pitt County Arboretum:

Black Swallowtail, 1 fresh male
Spicebush Swallowtail, 1

Silver-spotted Skipper, 2
Common Sootywing, 1, first of year
Ocola Skipper, 4
Fiery Skipper, 4
Whirlabout, 1 male

Sleepy Orange, 3
Cabbage White, 1

Gray Hairstreak, 3

Variegated Fritillary, 1
American Lady, 1
Common Buckeye, 2

Salman Abdulali
Greenville, NC

Subject: Crowder's Mountain SP
From: drivesa3 AT aol.com <drivesa3@aol.com>
Date: Fri, 3 Jul 2015 17:05:26 GMT





 I hiked up to King's Pinnacle yesterday afternoon. The parking area field had 
a pair of Horace's Duskywing, the female looking so badly damaged that I was 
amazed it flew. Not much else happening but here's the list:Spicebush 
SwallowtailSummer Azure - nearly white but markings evident - at King's 
 PinnacleRed-spotted Purple  3Gemmed Satyr - at Kings's PinnacleHorace's 
Duskywing 3 

 George Andrews

Sent from my LG G3, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone

Subject: FOY Ocola Skipper Forsyth Co
From: Gene Schepker <geneschepker AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 1 Jul 2015 20:29:15 -0400
In the garden today:

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (yellow) 1
Zebra Swallowtail 1
Ocola Skipper (Foy in county I think) 1
Red-banded Hairstreak 2*
Dun Skipper 1
Sachem 7
Little Glassywing 1
Eastern Tailed-blue 2
Silver-spotted Skipper 2
A. Snout 1
Horace's Duskywing 3

All but the Red Hairstreaks (who were using the Common Milkweed) were
nectaring on the Buttonbushes.
* both Red-banded Hairstreaks were on the same blossom side-by-side.  The
female (I presume) was much larger than the very small male.

It was hot and muggy with overcast later in the afternoon.

Gene Schepker
Subject: Butterfly walk, Sat Aug 1
From: <c2ganser AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 1 Jul 2015 13:18:42 -0400 (EDT)
Butterfliers,

Sat, Aug.1 there will be a butterfly walk at the Latta Plantation meadow and at
Cowan's Ford WR fields shared with the Triad and Midlands Chapters of the
Carolina Butterfly Society and with anyone else interested.  The plan is to
meet 9:30 am Sat Aug 1 at the Visitor Center of the Latta PLantation, tour the
area, have a picnic lunch at the tables around the Visitor Center, then go to
Cowan's Ford, tour some of its fields, and wind up about 4:30-5 pm or whenever
you need to leave.

Facilities are at the Visitor Center, but not at Cowan's Ford.	Bring adequate
lunch, snacks, plenty of water.  Wear sturdy hiking shoes, sun hat suitable for
walking along untended paths and into some fields on a (hopefully) hot sunny
day.   Sun block, insect repellant would be useful.

Directions to Latta Plantation; the Visitor Center is to the right just past
the gate about 0.8 mi down Sample Rd from Beatties Ford Rd.  Cowan's Ford is
near by, at the end of Neck Rd, also off Beatties Ford Rd.  Neck Rd is a slight
left about 1.7 mi north of Sample Rd.  The parking lot at the end of Neck Rd is
about 4.2 mi in from Beatties Ford Rd.	The first 2.5 mi is paved, then where
gravel starts bear left and continue to the parking lot.

From the north:
Using I-40, take exit 152 onto US 77 south (north side of Statesville).  Going
south on US 77 take exit 25 onto SR 73/Sam Furr Rd west.  Drive west about 3.3
mi on SR 73 to Beatties Ford and turn left/south.  Go about 5.1 mi south on
Beatties Ford Rd to Sample Rd and turn right to head for the Visitor Center. 
Sample Rd is in a stretch of impressive stone walls along Beatties Ford Rd.

Using I-85, take exit 45 onto SR 24/W T Harris Blvd west.  Drive about 7.8 mi
on SR 24 to Mt Holly-Huntersville Rd. and turn left.  Go about 1.2 mi on Mt
Holly-Huntersville Rd to Beatties Ford Rd and turn right/north.  Go about 1.5+
mi to Sample Rd and turn left to head	 to the Visitor Center.

From the south:  Use US 77 north.   Take exit 16 (second ramp) onto Sunset Rd
west.  (the exit numbers along US 77 change to start over at crossing HWY 485).
 Go about 0.6 mi on Sunset Rd and turn right/north onto Beatties Ford Rd
(second light).  Go about 4.8 mi to Sample Rd and turn left onto Sample Rd.

Let me know if you plan to join us, reply e-mail. 
To contact me on Sat am, my cell # 704-292-3204.  Bring a friend, we will have
fun!

Carl Ganser,  Indian Trail  NC


=
Subject: Charleston, Berkeley and Georgetown cos., SC leps 30 June 2015
From: Dennis Forsythe <dennis.forsythe AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 1 Jul 2015 11:41:10 -0400
Hi All,

I butterflied with Jim Anno yesterday in coastal SC.  We spent a little
time at the Santee Delta East WMA and then drove some roads in the
Charleston and Berkeley Cos. section of the Francis Marion National Forest.
We had the following butterflies:

Francis Marion: Dog Swamp, Yellow Jacket, Fair well Corners, Port and
Cooter Creeks roads.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail  20

Spicebush Swallowtail 1

Palamedes Swallowtail 70+

Sleepy Orange 2

Red-banded Hairstreak 1

Summer Azure 1

Little Metalmark 3

Gulf Fritillary 1

Common Buckeye 6

Pearl Crescent 20+

Red-spotted Purple 2

Common Wood-Nymph 5

Silver-spotted Skipper 2

Southern Cloudywing 1

Horace's Duskywing 1

Zarucco Duskywing 1

White Checkered-Skipper 1 very worn

Swarthy Skipper 3

Clouded Skipper 5

Dun Skipper 1

Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper 15+

Reversed Roadside-Skipper 5

Worn skippers 3





Santee Delta Wildlife Management Area

Black Swallowtail 1

Palamedes Swallowtail 1

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1

Broad-winged Skipper 12

Rare Skipper1

Dun Skipper1

Ocola Skipper 3


Good butterflying,


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: Juniper, Red-banded Hairstreaks Forsyth Co.
From: Gene Schepker <geneschepker AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 1 Jul 2015 09:34:34 -0400
Yesterday, 30 Jun 15 I had a lot of skippers in my garden mostly nectaring
on my blossoming Buttonbushes.

Juniper Hairstreak 1 (on Common Milkweed)
Red-Banded Hairstreak  1 *
Sachem 15
Little Glassywing 1
Dun (Skiipper) 1
Silver-spotted Skipper 1
Horaces Duskywing 5
Pearl Crescent 5
American Snout 1
American Lady 1
Cabbage White 6
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (black female) 1

* The Red-banded Hairstreak was mostly hanging around in the shade and I
first saw it fighting with two male Horace's Duskywings over territorial
rights. Much smaller, the male Red-banded was easily the most aggressive
and showed a flash of blue while flying around.  It finally settled down in
the shade before I could identify it!

Sunny, hot and Humid around 84 degrees around noon.

Gene Schepker
Subject: Re: Haywood Co. June 27-28 Total - 27 species
From: Harry LeGrand <hlegrandjr AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 1 Jul 2015 07:54:54 -0400
As a participant for at least parts of both days, I want to thank Gail for
leading the at times "massive" group of folks for the two days. This was a
difficult set of trips owing to damp and at times rainy weather on
Saturday, and dealing with how to get cars and carpoolers up and down a
steep road on Sunday so that folks didn't have to walk uphill. And, as luck
would have it, the best finds came late in the day when a number of
participants -- including me -- had split off and gone to a motel (Sat) or
gone home (Sun)!  In fact, half or less of each day's group got the see the
Northern Crescent and the Diana Fritillaries. Rain caused a lot of folks to
depart before the crescent was seen, and a late decision to head to
Cataloochee on Sunday (around 2:30) came after some folks had already made
the decision to head home, plus one car didn't get the word about the
decision to head to Cataloochee. But, that is what a leader often has to
deal with having 4-5 cars in a caravan, and folks departing at different
times in the afternoon.  In fact, of the 27 species seen for the weekend, I
probably only saw 12-15 -- the only skipper I saw for the weekend was a
Silver-spotted! Most of the diversity came after I left --which proves that
I am a 2015 jinx!  At least, I saw all 9 of the Banded Hairstreaks!

Again, thanks to Gail for leading the trips, and for the many people --
especially on Sunday -- who came out for the trips. Folks came from as far
away as Greenville (NC), Raleigh, Winston-Salem, Charlotte, and Greenville,
SC -- so it wasn't just folks from the Asheville area that attended.

Harry LeGrand
Raleigh

On Tue, Jun 30, 2015 at 7:57 PM, Abdulali, Salman  wrote:

> Here are the photos of what we have identiified as a Northern Crescent.
>
>
> https://www.dropbox.com/s/hx0j8h9wtqy9cxa/PhyciodesHaywood20150627a.jpg?dl=0
>
> https://www.dropbox.com/s/7k8mgpicd97llgi/PhyciodesHaywood20150627b.jpg?dl=0
>
> Salman Abdulali
> Greenville NC
>
> On Jun 30, 2015, at 2:59 PM, Gail Lankford wrote:
>
> After weeks of sunny days and stormy nights in Haywood Co., Saturday was
> of course cloudy with daytime rains. Sunday was sunny and much cooler with
> some wind. So Mother Nature did not cooperate as well as she could have for
> our CBS field trip.
>
> On Saturday, Carl Ganser, Gene Schepker, Roger Wellington, Harry LeGrand,
> Ruth Young, Salman Abdulali, Bob Olthoff, and Gail Lankford started at the
> beginning of Harmon's Den  off I-40 and made it to the picnic area below
> the campground before the rain started at 11:00. We had SIX species -
>
> Tiger ST -  few
> Pipevine ST -  few
> Red-spotted Purple - 1
> Summer Azures - several
> Red Admiral - 1
> ETB -  few
>
> Three folks left at 11:00. Ruth, Salman, and Gail continued on to Max
> Patch area and back down Max Patch Rd to I-40. Gene and Carl left, but
> returned after the first rain ended, retracing their route through Harmon
> Den up to Max Patch area and then back same way. They had most of same
> species as Ruth's group, which added TEN more to the day.
>
> Great Spangled Frit - about 2 dozen
> Aphrodite Frit - about 2 dozen
> Meadow Frit - 1
> Cabbage White - 3
> Clouded Sulphur - 1
> Orange Sulphur - 1
> Pearl Crescent - 1
> NORTHERN CRESCENT - 1 (Salman's photo to Harry and Jeff confirmed)
> SSS - 4
> Little Glassywing - 1
> Also many more ETBs, Summer Azures, Tiger STs, few more Pipevine STs
>
> On Sunday at Purchase Knob (GSMNP) sunny, cool, windy weather for the
> group above, minus Bob O, and adding Sue and Bill Perry, Janie Owens, and
> Nancy Cowal. Harry did the compilation below.  Added TWO species to the
> above 16.
>
> Pipevine Swallowtail  2 -- on Hwy 276 where we met
> E. Tiger Swallowtail  2
> Cabbage White  10
> Clouded Sulphur  2
> Orange Sulphur  30
> BANDED HAIRSTREAK  9  probably all males; fresh
> E. Tailed-Blue  4
> Summer Azure  6
> Great Spangled Fritillary  30
> Aphrodite Fritillary  40
> Meadow Fritillary  7
> Pearl Crescent  6
> American Lady  3
> RED ADMIRAL 3
> Silver-spotted Skipper  5
>
> After the trip ended at 2:30, Janie, Nancy, Gail, and Salman went to
> Cataloochee Valley (GSMNP) for 1.5 hours of butterflying. Added NINE more:
>
> Diana Frit - 4 males
> Variegated Frit - 1
> Monarch - 1
> E. Comma - 1
> Cloudless Sulphur - 1
> Sleepy Orange - 1
> Common Wood Nymph - 1
> Dun - 1
> Sachem - 1
> Also 2 Aphrodite, 3 Pipevine ST, 4 Tiger St, 1 PC, 15 SSS, 1 Little
> Glassywing, and 1 Clouded Sulphur.
>
> If anyone has corrections to make, please send to c-leps.
> Gail Lankford
>
>
>
>
>
Subject: Re: Haywood Co. June 27-28 Total - 27 species
From: "Abdulali, Salman" <ABDULALIS AT ecu.edu>
Date: Tue, 30 Jun 2015 23:57:03 +0000
Here are the photos of what we have identiified as a Northern Crescent.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/hx0j8h9wtqy9cxa/PhyciodesHaywood20150627a.jpg?dl=0
https://www.dropbox.com/s/7k8mgpicd97llgi/PhyciodesHaywood20150627b.jpg?dl=0

Salman Abdulali
Greenville NC

On Jun 30, 2015, at 2:59 PM, Gail Lankford wrote:

After weeks of sunny days and stormy nights in Haywood Co., Saturday was of 
course cloudy with daytime rains. Sunday was sunny and much cooler with some 
wind. So Mother Nature did not cooperate as well as she could have for our CBS 
field trip. 


On Saturday, Carl Ganser, Gene Schepker, Roger Wellington, Harry LeGrand, Ruth 
Young, Salman Abdulali, Bob Olthoff, and Gail Lankford started at the beginning 
of Harmon's Den off I-40 and made it to the picnic area below the campground 
before the rain started at 11:00. We had SIX species - 


Tiger ST -  few
Pipevine ST -  few
Red-spotted Purple - 1
Summer Azures - several
Red Admiral - 1
ETB -  few

Three folks left at 11:00. Ruth, Salman, and Gail continued on to Max Patch 
area and back down Max Patch Rd to I-40. Gene and Carl left, but returned after 
the first rain ended, retracing their route through Harmon Den up to Max Patch 
area and then back same way. They had most of same species as Ruth's group, 
which added TEN more to the day. 


Great Spangled Frit - about 2 dozen
Aphrodite Frit - about 2 dozen
Meadow Frit - 1
Cabbage White - 3
Clouded Sulphur - 1
Orange Sulphur - 1
Pearl Crescent - 1
NORTHERN CRESCENT - 1 (Salman's photo to Harry and Jeff confirmed)
SSS - 4
Little Glassywing - 1
Also many more ETBs, Summer Azures, Tiger STs, few more Pipevine STs

On Sunday at Purchase Knob (GSMNP) sunny, cool, windy weather for the group 
above, minus Bob O, and adding Sue and Bill Perry, Janie Owens, and Nancy 
Cowal. Harry did the compilation below. Added TWO species to the above 16. 


Pipevine Swallowtail  2 -- on Hwy 276 where we met
E. Tiger Swallowtail  2
Cabbage White  10
Clouded Sulphur  2
Orange Sulphur  30
BANDED HAIRSTREAK  9  probably all males; fresh
E. Tailed-Blue  4
Summer Azure  6
Great Spangled Fritillary  30
Aphrodite Fritillary  40
Meadow Fritillary  7
Pearl Crescent  6
American Lady  3
RED ADMIRAL 3
Silver-spotted Skipper  5

After the trip ended at 2:30, Janie, Nancy, Gail, and Salman went to 
Cataloochee Valley (GSMNP) for 1.5 hours of butterflying. Added NINE more: 


Diana Frit - 4 males
Variegated Frit - 1
Monarch - 1
E. Comma - 1
Cloudless Sulphur - 1
Sleepy Orange - 1
Common Wood Nymph - 1
Dun - 1
Sachem - 1
Also 2 Aphrodite, 3 Pipevine ST, 4 Tiger St, 1 PC, 15 SSS, 1 Little Glassywing, 
and 1 Clouded Sulphur. 


If anyone has corrections to make, please send to c-leps.
Gail Lankford

 

Subject: Pitt County, 30 June 2015
From: "Abdulali, Salman" <ABDULALIS AT ecu.edu>
Date: Tue, 30 Jun 2015 23:17:09 +0000
Here is what I saw at Boyd Lee Park, River Park North, and the Pitt County 
Arboretum today (Pitt County, 2015-06-30). I reached a total of 20 species for 
the first time this year. 


Black Swallowtail, 1 female, first adult of the year
Spicebush Swallowtail, 2
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, 1

Silver-spotted Skipper, 1
Horace's Duskywing, 6
Fiery Skipper, 6
Ocola Skipper, 3
Sachem, 1 male, first of year for Pitt

Sleepy Orange, 1

Harvester, 1, River Park North
Gray Hairstreak, 3
Eastern Tailed-Blue, 1

American Snout, 1
Variegated Fritillary, 3
Red-spotted Purple, 1
Eastern Comma, 1 dark form, River Park North, first of year for Pitt
Common Buckeye, 2
American Lady, 3
Red Admiral, 1
Pearl Crescent, 3

Salman Abdulali
Greenville, NC



Subject: Haywood Co. June 27-28 Total - 27 species
From: Gail Lankford <whocooksforyou64 AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 30 Jun 2015 14:59:21 -0400
After weeks of sunny days and stormy nights in Haywood Co., Saturday was of
course cloudy with daytime rains. Sunday was sunny and much cooler with
some wind. So Mother Nature did not cooperate as well as she could have for
our CBS field trip.

On Saturday, Carl Ganser, Gene Schepker, Roger Wellington, Harry LeGrand,
Ruth Young, Salman Abdulali, Bob Olthoff, and Gail Lankford started at the
beginning of Harmon's Den  off I-40 and made it to the picnic area below
the campground before the rain started at 11:00. We had SIX species -

Tiger ST -  few
Pipevine ST -  few
Red-spotted Purple - 1
Summer Azures - several
Red Admiral - 1
ETB -  few

Three folks left at 11:00. Ruth, Salman, and Gail continued on to Max Patch
area and back down Max Patch Rd to I-40. Gene and Carl left, but  returned
after the first rain ended, retracing their route through Harmon Den up to
Max Patch area and then back same way. They had most of same species as
Ruth's group, which added TEN more to the day.

Great Spangled Frit - about 2 dozen
Aphrodite Frit - about 2 dozen
Meadow Frit - 1
Cabbage White - 3
Clouded Sulphur - 1
Orange Sulphur - 1
Pearl Crescent - 1
NORTHERN CRESCENT - 1 (Salman's photo to Harry and Jeff confirmed)
SSS - 4
Little Glassywing - 1
Also many more ETBs, Summer Azures, Tiger STs, few more Pipevine STs

On Sunday at Purchase Knob (GSMNP) sunny, cool, windy weather for the group
above, minus Bob O, and adding Sue and Bill Perry, Janie Owens, and Nancy
Cowal. Harry did the compilation below.  Added TWO species to the above 16.

Pipevine Swallowtail  2 -- on Hwy 276 where we met
E. Tiger Swallowtail  2
Cabbage White  10
Clouded Sulphur  2
Orange Sulphur  30
BANDED HAIRSTREAK  9  probably all males; fresh
E. Tailed-Blue  4
Summer Azure  6
Great Spangled Fritillary  30
Aphrodite Fritillary  40
Meadow Fritillary  7
Pearl Crescent  6
American Lady  3
RED ADMIRAL 3
Silver-spotted Skipper  5

After the trip ended at 2:30, Janie, Nancy, Gail, and Salman went to
Cataloochee Valley (GSMNP) for 1.5 hours of butterflying. Added NINE more:

Diana Frit - 4 males
Variegated Frit - 1
Monarch - 1
E. Comma - 1
Cloudless Sulphur - 1
Sleepy Orange - 1
Common Wood Nymph - 1
Dun - 1
Sachem - 1
Also 2 Aphrodite, 3 Pipevine ST, 4 Tiger St, 1 PC, 15 SSS, 1 Little
Glassywing, and 1 Clouded Sulphur.

If anyone has corrections to make, please send to c-leps.
Gail Lankford
Subject: Sootywings Galore in Winston-Salem, Forsyth County
From: Gene Schepker <geneschepker AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 29 Jun 2015 21:18:02 -0400
Today in my yard I had this morning:

American Snourt 1
Horace's Duskywing 2 (male and female)
Sachem 7 (actually an outbreak here this year)
Silver-spotted Skipper 1
Dun Skipper 1 (faded out)
Little Glassywing 1
Pearl Crescent 4
Cabbage White 8

Later, frin 1:30 to 3:30 at Archie Elledge:

Common Buckeye 2
Pearl Crescent 27
Sachem 7
Least Skipper 3
Variegated Fritillary 4
Cabbage White 20+
Orange Sulphur 1
Common Sootywing 12*
Hayhurst Scallopwing 1 (fresh male) (FOY, I think) *
Silver-spotted Skipper 1

There was a lot of activity between the lagoons with White Sweet Clover
blossoming among the Pigweed and Lamb's Quarters!  It was Sunny and
pleasant in the low 80s with an occasional breeze.

Gene Schepker
Subject: Butterflies from coastal northeastern NC
From: Harry LeGrand <hlegrandjr AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 29 Jun 2015 19:31:04 -0400
 Copied below are the results of a trip made to coastal NC by Kristy Baker.
She provided photos for most of the species, which I was able to review --
including photos of the hairstreaks in each county.

Harry LeGrand
Raleigh
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6-6-15

Scuppernong Interpretive Boardwalk

Columbia, Tyrrell County

-Dion Skipper



6-6-15

Palmetto-Peartree Preserve

Columbia, Tyrrell County

-Little Wood-Satyr

-Broad-winged Skipper

-Creole Pearly-eye (1)

-Southern Pearly-eye

-Least Skipper



6-6-15

Along Hwy near Palmetto-Peartree Preserve

Tyrrell County

-Palamedes Swallowtail (3)



6-7-15

Alligator River NWR Charles Kuralt Trail

Dare County

-Palamedes Swallowtail

-Broad-winged Skipper

-Little Wood-Satyr

-Sleepy Orange (1)



6-7-15

Alligator River NWR Sandy Ridge Trail

Dare County

-Palamedes Swallowtail

-Great Purple Hairstreak (1)



6-9-15

Nags Head Woods

Kill Devil Hills, Dare County

-Common Wood-Nymph

-Southern Pearly-eye

-Little Wood-Satyr



6-9-15

Pine Island Audubon Sanctuary

Corolla, Currituck County

-Little Wood-Satyr

-Silver-spotted Skipper (1)

-Red Admiral (1)

-White-M Hairstreak (1)

-Oak Hairstreak (1)

-Giant Swallowtail (no photo)



6-10-15

Buxton Woods Trail

Buxton, Dare County

-Little Wood-Satyr



6-10-15

Cape Point Campground

Buxton, Dare County

-Common Wood-Nymph (at least 5)

-Phaon Crescent (at least 10)

-Horace's Duskywing (1)



6-10-15

Open Ponds Trail (.25 miles)

Buxton, Dare County

-Oak Hairstreak (2)

-Little Wood-Satyr



6-12-15

Roanoke Island Marsh Game Land

Dare County

-Common Wood-Nymph

-Cabbage White (over 20)

-Common Buckeye (1) (no photo)

-Delaware Skipper (1)




 Kristy Baker
Subject: Pitt County, 29 June 2015
From: "Abdulali, Salman" <ABDULALIS AT ecu.edu>
Date: Mon, 29 Jun 2015 21:43:57 +0000
Butterflies seen today (2015-06-29) at the Pitt County Arboretum:

Fiery Skipper, 2
Whirlabout, 2, first of year
Ocola Skipper, 2, first of year
Red-banded Hairstreak, 1
Common Buckeye, 1
American Lady, 1
Pearl Crescent, 1

Salman Abdulali
Greenville, NC
Subject: Sandy Mush Gamelands 28th June
From: Doug Johnston <wellsteadwest AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 29 Jun 2015 10:44:30 -0400
I made it out to the Gamelands for an hour or two around noon yesterday. See 
eButt list below. 


The most interesting find for me was an Aphrodite fritillary. I had another a 
few years ago also in the Bear creek section. A fresh individual showing good 
views for photographs of the ventral surface. The location is around 2100 ft. 

The crown vetch is in full flower in certain areas.

Doug

Species
8 Silver-spotted Skipper <>1 Horace's Duskywing <>3 Wild Indigo Duskywing <>1 
Common Sootywing <>2 Sachem Skipper <>1 Eastern Tiger Swallowtail <>2 Cabbage 
White <>1 Clouded Sulphur <>3 Orange Sulphur <>2 Cloudless Sulphur <>2 Eastern 
Tailed-Blue <>13 Summer Azure <>1 Variegated Fritillary <>4 Great Spangled 
Fritillary <>1 Aphrodite Fritillary <>5 American Lady <>2 Northern Pearly-Eye 
<>3 Common Wood-Nymph <>1 Monarch <>1 Red-spotted Purple <>3 Duskywing sp. <> 
Subject: King's Hairstreak from the NC foothills!
From: Harry LeGrand <hlegrandjr AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 29 Jun 2015 10:42:34 -0400
Yesterday while on the Carolina Butterfly Society field trip to Purchase
Knob in Haywood County, NC, Nancy Cowal showed me a photo of a *Satyrium*
hairstreak she had taken in her yard in the Old Fort area of McDowell
County, in the 1800-2000' range (i.e., the foothills/escarpment region).
She wasn't sure if it was an odd Banded (more likely because of location)
or a King's. I about swallowed my tongue -- it had a wide red cap over the
blue tail spot! It indeed was a King's! The photo was taken on Saturday
(June 27); as expected, it was quite fresh.

This species is mainly found in the Sandhills, but also scattered over much
of the rest of the Coastal Plain. There are a few other records west of the
Fall Line -- Gaston, old from Transylvania, Polk (in 2015 -- not yet
showing on the website), and remarkably in Watauga, with photos. McDowell
"fills in" the hole between Watauga, Transylvania, Polk, and Gaston.  Why
this species hasn't yet been found in the eastern Piedmont is a mystery, as
the hostplant shrub -- *Symplocos* -- is often common in these areas. But,
there are tons of butterfliers from Charlotte east to Chapel Hill, Durham,
Raleigh, etc., and the butterflies simply doesn't seem to be there -- yet!

Harry LeGrand
Raleigh

P.S.  I'm not yet sure whether to add this record to the "mountains" or to
the "Piedmont" part of McDowell County. Next year, the color range map on
the website will simply show the whole county as green (ditto for Polk),
but the PDF page and the flight chart do matter how I enter the record. I
don't care to see the black dot on the PDF show in that tiny sliver of
western McDowell County, so I might just call it Piedmont, so that the dot
will show in the center of the county.

P.P.S.  Gail Lankford -- the CBS trip leader -- might be at Nancy's place
right now looking for it or others! When she heard about it yesterday, she
almost wanted to shift the trip from Purchase Knob to Old Fort!
Subject: Lewis Ocean Bay Heritage Reserve, Horry Cty SC
From: Jules Fraytet <jlfray AT ix.netcom.com>
Date: Sun, 28 Jun 2015 07:09:20 -0400
On Sat 6/27 with SCAN, in between 2 welcome thundershowers at this 
carolina bay wetland and pine habitat, saw the following:

30 plus Palamedes ST
3 Eastern Tiger ST
1 Spicebush ST
1 Pearl Crescent

Jules Fraytet
Charlotte

Subject: Milkweed Tussock Moth caterpillars eating my milkweed
From: Doug Allen <dougk4ly AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 27 Jun 2015 17:25:06 -0400
I have both butterfly (orange flowered) milkweed, *Asclepias tuberosa,*
and common milkweed, *Asclepias syriaca*, planted in our butterfly garden.
The former is common in our area.  The latter common north of here, but
hard to grow at my place.  I have to constantly water it.  I occasionally
see it growing and looking healthy around here in low, damp places and
along watercourses.

I planted the common milkweed with the hope that Monarchs might stop by.
The 40 or more caterpillars have already devoured half my common milkweed,
but haven't touched the  other. I don't think I'll have any common left by
tomorrow.  I hope to take the Tussock moth caterpillars to other common
milkweed if I can find some this evening.  There was some last year along a
creek by the Junior HS, but I went there today and the area was herbicided
and is brown and almost plantless this year.

Doug Allen  Windmill Hill, SC
https://sites.google.com/site/southcarolinauplandbutterflies/
Subject: Gulf Frit in Durham
From: Will Cook <cwcook AT duke.edu>
Date: Fri, 26 Jun 2015 19:56:34 -0400
Just had a good butterfly for the yard in Durham, NC:

1 Gulf Fritillary, nectaring on Buddleja

to complete the list of butterflies I saw today:

1 Pearl Crescent



-- 
Will Cook - Durham, NC
http://www.carolinanature.com
Subject: Wake Co., NC butterflies-Lake Raleigh-06/26/2015
From: Mike Turner <wmike.turner AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 26 Jun 2015 18:17:17 -0400
Today I paddled around the shoreline and walked the greenway above and
below the lake. I usually paddle the entire shoreline but the sun was so
brutal today I cut the paddling trip short. The weather was sunny and 95F.
The highlight was a Harvester, the first I have seen there. Most of the
nectaring was on Button-bMy complete list is below. Good butterflying.

1 E. Tiger Swallowtail
1 Harvester
1 Gray Hairstreak
2 Red-banded Hairstreak
1 Summer Azure
2 Am. Snouts
7 Pearl Crescents
3 Am. Ladys
1 Common Buckeye
3 Silver-spotted Skippers
1 Clouded Skipper
1 Least Skipper
1 Fiery Skipper
2 Sachems

Mike Turner
Raleigh, NC
Subject: Davie County, 26 June 2015
From: "Abdulali, Salman" <ABDULALIS AT ecu.edu>
Date: Fri, 26 Jun 2015 18:53:37 +0000
I stopped at the Davie County Rest Area on I-40 west today and saw:

Sachem, 3
Cabbage White, 1
Great Spangled Fritillary, 1

Salman Abdulali
Greenville, NC

Subject: James Is, SC leps 26 June 2015
From: Dennis Forsythe <dennis.forsythe AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 26 Jun 2015 14:43:40 -0400
Donna and I spent about 1 hour this afternoon looking for butterflies on
James Is, SC.

A. Ft. Johnson
E. Tiger Swallowtail 1
Cloudless Sulfur 1
Sleepy Orange 1
Eastern Pygmy-Blue 1
Common Buckeye 2

B. Holy Cross Cemetery
Zarucco Duskywing 2
White/Tropical Checkered-Skipper 1
Fiery Skipper


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: Durham Co., NC butterflies-Patterson Rd. Waterfowl Impoundment-06/25/2015
From: Mike Turner <wmike.turner AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 25 Jun 2015 20:25:21 -0400
From 12:40-5:40 this afternoon I walked the road, woodlands, and dry
impoundments looking for butterflies. The weather was about 88F and sunny
until 4:30, then mostly cloudy afterwards. The highlight among my 23
species were 2 Dion Skippers. I had three Dions at this same place last
year on 6/23. The most popular nectar source was Button-bush. My complete
list is below. Good butterflying.

1 Red-banded Hairstreak

2 E. Tailed-Blue

2 Summer Azure

3 Am. Snout

52 Pearl Crescent

3 Question Mark/E. Comma

1 E. Comma

1 Am. Lady

5 Red Admiral

1 Red-spotted Purple

5 Viceroy

1 Hackberry Emperor

1 N. Pearly-eye

2 App. Brown

1 Gemmed Satyr

15 Carolina Satyr

1 Common Wood-Nymph

1 Silver-spotted Skipper

4 Horace's Duskywing

20 Least Skipper

1 Fiery Skipper

2 Dion Skipper

3 Dun Skipper

2 Ocola Skipper
Mike Turner
Raleigh, NC
Subject: Wake Co., NC butterflies-Prairie Ridge Ecostation-06/24/2015
From: Mike Turner <wmike.turner AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 25 Jun 2015 20:12:13 -0400
During (on break) and after work I walked the grounds at my office next to
PRE and PRE itself. The highlight among my 10 species was my FOY Juniper
Hsirstreak. My complete list is below. Good butterflying.

Pipevine Swallowtail 3 E. Tiger Swallowtail 1 Cabbage White 1 Juniper
Hairstreak   1 Am. Snout   1 Pearl Crescent   4 American Lady   1 Red
Admiral   1 Com. Buckeye   1 Sachem   2
Mike Turner
Raleigh, NC
Subject: Stokes county leps
From: Brian Bockhahn <birdranger248 AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 24 Jun 2015 18:25:29 -0400
Spent today with Gene Schepker at some new properties at Hanging Rock State
Park in Stokes County, including a couple spots where we unknowlingly
trespassed but then made a new landowner a butterfly lover and even more
of a park friend.

With the open habitats of these new sites we are thinking this will make
for a nice butterfly count using the bird count circle.  Not like I need
another to compile...but with the shortage of skippers on their park list
(as you can see with new park records below) it should be worth the effort.

Had lots of odes, moths and spiders, but the best find of the day was an
undescribed species of leafhopper that is only known from one other county
in NC (warren oddly enough).

Harry I already entered into our NRID

2 E tiger swallowtail
1 Cabbage White (new park record)
2 Clouded Sulphur
1 Harvester
1 Gray Hairstreak
27 E. tailed blue
33 Azure
2 Variegated Fritillary
1 Great spangled frit
1 silvery checkerspot
19 pearl crescent
3 American lady
1 red admiral
1 common buckeye (where are they???)
1 Red-spotted Purple
28 Carolina Satyr
1 Little Wood Satyr
3 Silver spotted skipper
2 Northern Cloudywing
1 duskywing sp (Wild Indigo would be new, but my photos look Horacey..)
1 Least Skipper (New park record)
1 Little Glassywing (New park record)
8 Sachem (New park record)
1 Dun Skipper (New park record)

Odes
1 Fawn Darner (New park record)
1 Black-shouldered spinyleg (New park record)
2 E Pondhawk
4 Widow Skimmer
1 Great Blue Skimmer (New park record)
2 Blue Dasher
1 Eastern Amberwing (New park record)
4 common whitetail
1 Black Saddlebags (New park record)
25 Ebony Jewelwing

I won't list the beetles, moths, spiders or hoppers, too many pics and
records to enter, way behind!!!




-- 
Brian Bockhahn
birdranger248 AT gmail.com
Subject: Transylvania NABA count
From: Ruth Young <reyoung1227 AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Wed, 24 Jun 2015 14:45:09 -0400
The Transylvania NABA count will be held on Thursday August 13. We always meet 
in the front parking lot of the Bilo Grocery store at the intersection of 
280/64/276. More details to follow. Contact Ruth Young for more information. 

reyoung1227 AT bellsouth.net
828-712-2331

Sent from my iPhone
Subject: Fwd: 2015 Fort Indiantown Gap Regal Fritillary Butterfly and Grassland Tour Dates and Information
From: "Abdulali, Salman" <ABDULALIS AT ecu.edu>
Date: Tue, 23 Jun 2015 02:18:21 +0000

Begin forwarded message:

From: "MV, DMVA Wildlife" 
> 

Date: June 22, 2015 10:10:12 PM EDT
To: "Hovis, Joseph" >
Subject: 2015 Fort Indiantown Gap Regal Fritillary Butterfly and Grassland Tour 
Dates and Information 


Hello:

The dates for 2015 Fort Indiantown Gap (FIG) Regal Fritillary Butterfly and 
Grassland Tours are: 

July 3 (Friday),
July 4 (Saturday),
July 10 (Friday),
and July 11 (Saturday).

Please, arrive at 9:30 a.m. to fill out required paperwork. The mandatory 
orientation and safety brief begins at 9:45 a.m. and the tour group leaves from 
the area of the Recreation Center promptly at 10 a.m. The tour will be 
approximately 3 hours long; attendees can leave the field tour earlier if 
needed. 


Please, make sure that you have the information for THIS YEAR (2015) as press 
releases and web postings from previous years are still floating around the 
Internet. Up-to-date information and related materials can be found on our 
website: Featured Topics - Regal Fritillary Butterflies at Fort Indiantown 
Gap 


If you are traveling using Interstate 81, please use the Fort Indiantown Gap 
exit (# 85 or 85B depending on your direction of travel).There will be 
Wildlife Event with arrows signs directing you to the Recreation 
Center/Picnic Grove (immediately to the east of the intersection of Asher Miner 
Road, Clement Avenue, and State Route 443). Location of Recreation Center and 
Picnic 
Grove 


Follow the instructions given by parking attendants. Participants will park 
around the Picnic Grove, directly across Clement Avenue from the Recreation 
Center. If you have requirements related to parking, walking, accessibility 
accommodations, or a large group, then let us know (email or phone beforehand 
or advise parking attendants) and we will make accommodations as best as we are 
able. 


On July 3 and 4 we will conduct the mandatory orientation and safety briefs 
inside the Fort Indiantown Gap Recreation Center, but on July 10 and 11 we will 
meet and brief at the Picnic Grove (pavilions and picnic tables) across the 
street from the Recreation Center. **NOTE** We will NOT have access to inside 
of the FIG Recreation Center (bathrooms and AC) on July 10 & 11 due to a 
scheduled military training classroom event. 


Be prepared to provide vehicle make, model, year, and color, license plate 
number, state, and insurance carrier (Section C of attached release statement). 
If possible, please fill out prior to your arrival. 


After the brief orientation, tour attendees will caravan/carpool to the 
grassland habitat. All participants must be escorted by Wildlife or Training 
Center staff as the grassland habitat areas are restricted areas. While the 
focus of the tour is the Regal Fritillary Butterfly, we will draw attention to 
other insects, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and native plants found in the 
grassland habitat areas. This walking tour (100 feet to 1.5 miles) is for all 
ages, abilities, levels of butterfly identification skills, and will follow 
gravel trails and mowed grass trails. We provide educational activities, 
entertainment, and special features for children. Feel free to bring your 
cameras, biting insect repellent, sun screen, and other personal comfort items. 
Drinking water will be provided. 


Reservations or pre-registrations are not required and the tour is FREE. No 
rain dates will be made. The event is rain or shinewith the caveat that 
butterflies typically hide in vegetation and are not as active while it is 
raining! 


If you have additional questions please feel free to send us an email 
(preferred method) or call the below phone number (connected to an answering 
machine). We will try to respond as quickly as possible; however, the female 
adult regals will soon be flying so we are in the field most of the day. 


We look forward to seeing you, your family, and friends this summer.

Thank you,

Fort Indiantown Gap Wildlife Office
PA Department of Military and Veterans Affairs
Conservation Division
Building 11-19 Utility Road

RA-DMVA-Wildlife AT pa.gov (preferred method)

717-861-2449 (answering machine for questions)

Subject: Gaston County Diana Fritillary
From: drivesa3 AT aol.com <drivesa3@aol.com>
Date: Mon, 22 Jun 2015 20:13:25 GMT





  This morning at about 10:30, I came across several Great Spangled 
Fritillaries and more importantly, a male Diana Fritillary at Crowder's 
Mountain State Park's Sparrow Springs Access. The field beside the parking area 
has a lot of what appears to be Butterfly Weed blooming and that's what the 
Fritillaries were on. When I returned from the hike to King's Pinnacle 90 
minutes later, I saw a male Diana well away from the trail and I assume it's 
the same one. Pics are 
here:https://www.flickr.com/photos/95580865 AT N07/sets/72157654517110840 

 Azures were abundant along the creekside trail. Here's the diminutive 
list:Eastern Tiger Swallowtail  Azure sp.                         
   12+Great Spangled Fritillary    4Diana FritillaryAmerican Lady       
             2 

For Ode watchers, I saw 2 Gray Petaltails along the creek, and the field 
mentioned above had dozens of Calico Penants obelisking atop the taller 
grasses; quite a sight! 

 George Andrews Indian Trail, NC
Sent from my LG G Pad 7.0 LTE, an AT&T 4G LTE tablet

Subject: Madison County dust bowl - 22 species
From: Gail Lankford <whocooksforyou64 AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 22 Jun 2015 10:22:44 -0400
Thursday, June 18, Janie Owens, Sue Perry,  Judy Mattox and I went to
Madison County hoping for lots of butterflies. The road along the French
Broad looked as if it had not had rain in 6 weeks. Very few BFs seen. We
then went up Rich Mtn. Rd about a mile, and it was not quite as dry. There
we had fresh Diana Fritillaries and some nice orchids. NO HAIRSTREAKS
ANYWHERE!

Tiger ST - 2
Cabbage White - 4
Clouded Sulphur - 1
Cloudless Sulphur - 1
ETB - several
Summer Azure - many
A. Snout - 1
Great Spangled Frit - 2
Diana Frit -  8 fresh males
American Lady - 2
Pearl Crescent - few
E. Comma - 2
Question Mark - 1
Red spotted Purple - 3
Pearly-eye sp - 1
SSS - several
Dreamy DW - 1 (that  was a surprise)
Horace DW - 4
Zarucco DW - 2
Wild Indigo DW - 1
Least Skipper - 1
Little Glassywing - 1

Damselflies - Blue-ringed Dancer, Blue-fronted Dancer, Powdered Dancer
Dragonflies - Cobra Clubtail, Fawn Darner, River Cruiser sp, Common
Whitetail

Gail Lankford
Subject: Re: Sandy Mush Game Lands 21st June
From: Jeff Pippen <jeffpippen9 AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 22 Jun 2015 09:20:52 -0400
Thanks for the report Doug. I’m the NC reviewer for eButterfly, and I 
encourage folks to submit their sightings to eButterfly along with submitting 
to CarolinaLeps. While eButterfly is trying to make their interface as user 
friendly and similar to eBird as possible (since many/most of us butterfliers 
come from the birding world), they are a very small team and do not have the 
financial resources or personnel that eBird has, so it’s still a work in 
progress. They did just receive a new grant, so improvements in programming 
(such as list order for data entry) are underway and a high priority! 


Cheers,
Jeff
--
Jeffrey S. Pippen
Durham, NC
http://www.jeffpippen.com/

> On Jun 21, 2015, at 5:30 PM, Doug Johnston  wrote:
> 
> I spent 2.5 hours of Father’s day walking some hills in the game lands. 
Temperatures in the high 80’s, some breeze from the north, mostly sun. 

> 
> Good numbers of ETB’s and Pearl crescents. Swallowtails are coming back in, 
but not in any numbers yet. See eButterfly list below. 

> 
> eButterfly promises to reinstate the “mail yourself” feature as seen in 
eBird, but it’s not back yet, so I apologize for the cut and paste format of 
my list. I also look forward to gaining an understanding of their species 
ordering. 

> 
> Also in north Buncombe county, on my local patch, I had a Banded hairstreak 
this morning and several sightings of Coral hairstreaks over the past week, 
including yesterday. There are also a few Meadow fritillaries in my local 
meadow. 

> 
> Doug
> 
> 
> 
> 8 Silver-spotted Skipper <>1 Zarucco Duskywing <>5 Common Sootywing <>1 
Little Glassywing <>3 Sachem Skipper <>1 Dun Skipper <>4 Black Swallowtail <>1 
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail <>14 Cabbage White <>4 Clouded Sulphur <>17 Orange 
Sulphur <>1 Sleepy Orange <>4 Gray Hairstreak <>62 Eastern Tailed-Blue <>2 
Summer Azure <>1 American Snout <>2 Variegated Fritillary <>4 Great Spangled 
Fritillary <>72 Pearl Crescent <>4 American Lady <>1 Common Buckeye <>1 Viceroy 
<>1 Red-spotted Purple <>1 Swarthy Skipper <>30 Pieridae sp. <> 

> 
> 
Subject: Wake Co., NC butterflies-Yates Mill Co. Park-06/21/2015
From: Mike Turner <wmike.turner AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 21 Jun 2015 18:57:06 -0400
Today I walked around the park looking for butterflies, hoping to repeat
the success Richard Stickney had here last week, particularly with the
Byssus Skipper(s) he saw on two separate days. Well, I did not see the
Byssus Skipper, which would have been a county find for me, but I did see
27 species! Wow! I think my high one day count last year was 26 species, so
the 2015 second brood is starting off with a bang. Of note was a very worn
Harvester at the beginning of the first boardwalk, 2 Monarchs, 1 Carolina
Roadside-Skipper along the Creekside Trail, and my FOY Ocola Skipper. There
was an abundance of nectar sources which contributed to my high species
count. Ti-ti (Cyrilla racemiflora), plantings of Coneflower, milkweed, and
Coreopsis, and Button-bush were very popular. I recently learned that the
species lists I have been posting are in paragraph form, rather than a list
like I intend, making numbers hard to attach to the appropriate species. I
apologize. I'll figure it out soon I hope. My complete list is below. Good
butterflying.

3  E. Tiger Swallowtail incl. 1 black form

3  Cabbage White

8  Orange Sulphur

1  Sleepy Orange

1  Harvester

1  Red-banded Hairstreak

4  Summer Azure

1  American Snout

10  Variegated Fritillary

9  Pearl Crescent

3  Question Mark

5  Am. Lady

2  Red Admiral

10  Common Buckeye

1  N. Pearly-eye

1  Appalachian Brown

3  Gemmed Satyr

3  Carolina Satyr

2  Monarch

1  Silver-spotted Skipper

1  S. Cloudywing

4  Horace's Duskywing

6  Least Skipper

4  Fiery Skipper

2  Sachem

1  Carolina Roadside-Skipper

1  Ocola Skipper
Mike Turner
Raleigh, NC
Subject: Sandy Mush Game Lands 21st June
From: Doug Johnston <wellsteadwest AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 21 Jun 2015 17:30:25 -0400
I spent 2.5 hours of Father’s day walking some hills in the game lands. 
Temperatures in the high 80’s, some breeze from the north, mostly sun. 


Good numbers of ETB’s and Pearl crescents. Swallowtails are coming back in, 
but not in any numbers yet. See eButterfly list below. 


eButterfly promises to reinstate the “mail yourself” feature as seen in 
eBird, but it’s not back yet, so I apologize for the cut and paste format of 
my list. I also look forward to gaining an understanding of their species 
ordering. 


Also in north Buncombe county, on my local patch, I had a Banded hairstreak 
this morning and several sightings of Coral hairstreaks over the past week, 
including yesterday. There are also a few Meadow fritillaries in my local 
meadow. 


Doug



8 Silver-spotted Skipper <>1 Zarucco Duskywing <>5 Common Sootywing <>1 Little 
Glassywing <>3 Sachem Skipper <>1 Dun Skipper <>4 Black Swallowtail <>1 Eastern 
Tiger Swallowtail <>14 Cabbage White <>4 Clouded Sulphur <>17 Orange Sulphur 
<>1 Sleepy Orange <>4 Gray Hairstreak <>62 Eastern Tailed-Blue <>2 Summer Azure 
<>1 American Snout <>2 Variegated Fritillary <>4 Great Spangled Fritillary <>72 
Pearl Crescent <>4 American Lady <>1 Common Buckeye <>1 Viceroy <>1 Red-spotted 
Purple <>1 Swarthy Skipper <>30 Pieridae sp. <> 


Subject: James Is, SC leps 21 June 2015
From: Dennis Forsythe <dennis.forsythe AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 21 Jun 2015 14:20:22 -0400
Hi All,

Donna and I spent some time on Sol Legare Is where the Sea Ox eye was in
full bloom and at Holy Cross Cemetery with blooming lantana and we saw 1
butterfly-a Cloudless Sulfur!

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: Cancellation of the Forsyth County NABA Count
From: Gene Schepker <geneschepker AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 20 Jun 2015 19:58:08 -0400
With all the record high temperatures for the last week or so and the long
range forecasts calling for even more and sometimes higher temperatures, I
am calling off the Forsyth County count.  We got away with scheduling it in
late June and had good counts the last two years but I don't think that we
can muster enough energy in this heat to do a good job on the count. And I
do not want to endanger anyone's health!

I will probably reschedule the count for sometime in August of later.

Good Butterflying!
Gene Schepker
Subject: Pitt County, 20 June 2015
From: "Abdulali, Salman" <ABDULALIS AT ecu.edu>
Date: Sat, 20 Jun 2015 20:28:40 +0000
First good butterfly day of the year over here (Pitt County, 2015-06-20):

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, 2

Silver-spotted Skipper, 2
Horace's Duskywing, 1
CAROLINA ROADSIDE-SKIPPER, 1, Boyd Lee Park, first in 2 years
Least Skipper, 2, Boyd Lee Park, first of year
Fiery Skipper, 12

Orange Sulphur, 6
Sleepy Orange, 4
Cabbage White, 2

Red-banded Hairstreak, 1
Summer Azure, 3
Eastern Tailed-Blue, 2

Variegated Fritillary, 3
Red-spotted Purple, 2
Red Admiral, 1
American Lady, 5
Common Buckeye, 3
Pearl Crescent, 2
Southern Pearly-eye, 1, Boyd Lee Park, first of year

Salman Abdulali
Greenville, NC



Subject: Forsyth County Butterflies today
From: Gene Schepker <geneschepker AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 19 Jun 2015 21:57:46 -0400
I worked until 12:00 in my garden where I saw only a worn Silver-spotted
skipper and a Eastern Tailed-Blue. After lunch I went over to Reynolda
Village and checked out the flowers.

Reynolda

Variegated Fritillary 1 (I have hardly seen any Variegated Frits this year)
Fiery Skipper male
Cabbage White 3

I gave up on Reynolda and went to Bethabara Park and had a little better
luck at Harriet McCarthy's Butterfly Garden and the Medicinal Herbs garden:

Delaware Skipper (very worn male) 1
Sachem 5 (all fresh including one female who wasn't ready for all the
attention)
Silver-spotted Skipper 2
Common Sootywing 1
Horace's Duskywing 1 (worn female)
Common Buckeye 2
Pearl Crescent (a fresh pair hooked up)
Great Spangled Fritillary 1 (resplendent and fresh)
Cabbage White 2
American Lady 1
Eastern Tailed-blue 3

I spent about an hour in each place at around 95 degrees until it suddenly
darkened and I went home to call in the rain.  It didn't work.  It went
around us!

Gene Schepker
Subject: Pitt County, 18 June 2015
From: "Abdulali, Salman" <ABDULALIS AT ecu.edu>
Date: Thu, 18 Jun 2015 23:13:50 +0000
Butterflies seen today (2015-06-18) in Pitt County. The most popular spot was a 
buttonbush plant at the Pitt County Arboretum. 


Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, 2
Spicebush Swallowtail, 1, first of year
Horace's Duskywing, 3
Common Checkered-Skipper, 2
Fiery Skipper, 18
Orange Sulphur, 1
Sleepy Orange, 1
Cabbage White, 2
Gray Hairstreak, 2
Summer Azure, 1
Eastern Tailed-Blue, 3
Variegated Fritillary, 1
American Lady, 6
Common Buckeye, 3
Pearl Crescent, 1

Salman Abdulali
Greenville, NC
Subject: Re: Yates Mill Pond
From: Harry LeGrand <hlegrandjr AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 18 Jun 2015 15:11:53 -0400
Richard -- Congrats on your very long list -- for 2015! -- for this site.
To make a small correction, I just did the Search for Byssus Skipper and
Wake County on the Butterflies of North Carolina website, and yours is the
fourth record (not second) for the county. But, even though Bud Webster has
a previous record for Yates Pond, all three previous county records are for
the second brood. So, you have a very rare record for the first brood in
the Piedmont -- only about 3 previous records of this brood, and a first
for Wake County!  (The other two Wake County records are for the same marsh
-- at the huge pond along Raleigh Boulevard just south of the Beltline.)

Harvester and Carolina Roadside-Skipper are also very good finds for Wake
County.

Harry LeGrand

On Thu, Jun 18, 2015 at 11:50 AM, Richard Stickney 
wrote:

>  Hi all,
>
>
>
> Despite the hot weather, I managed a couple of trips to Yates in the last
> few days. As if I hadn’t been out enough on Sunday, I went over there late
> in the day and found a beautiful fresh Byssus Skipper on the buttonbush by
> the mill. I went back yesterday and saw another (or the same one again)
> plus a fresh Carolina Roadside-skipper. Others seen:
>
> E. Tiger Swallowtail
>
> Orange Sulphur
>
> Cabbage White
>
> Harvester
>
> E. Tailed-Blue
>
> Gray Hairstreak
>
> Monarch
>
> Variegated Fritillary
>
> American Lady
>
> Red Admiral
>
> Pearl Crescent
>
> Appalachian Brown – worn, last of first brood
>
> Carolina Satyr – first of second brood
>
> Silver-spotted Skipper – plentiful
>
> Horace’s Duskywing
>
> Fiery Skipper
>
> Little Glassywing
>
> Not a bad list for these times.
>
>
>
> On Monday I followed Will Cook’s advice and went up to Alleghany County
> and neighboring Virginia looking for odes. Butterflies were rather low in
> number and diversity. The only new dragonfly I found was a Sable Clubtail
> along the BRP in Alleghany.
>
>
>
> Richard Stickney
>
> NC Museum of Life & Science
>
> www.flickr.com/photos/rstickney
>
>
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Subject: Yates Mill Pond
From: Richard Stickney <RichardS AT ncmls.org>
Date: Thu, 18 Jun 2015 15:50:35 +0000
Hi all,

Despite the hot weather, I managed a couple of trips to Yates in the last few 
days. As if I hadn't been out enough on Sunday, I went over there late in the 
day and found a beautiful fresh Byssus Skipper on the buttonbush by the mill. I 
went back yesterday and saw another (or the same one again) plus a fresh 
Carolina Roadside-skipper. Others seen: 

E. Tiger Swallowtail
Orange Sulphur
Cabbage White
Harvester
E. Tailed-Blue
Gray Hairstreak
Monarch
Variegated Fritillary
American Lady
Red Admiral
Pearl Crescent
Appalachian Brown - worn, last of first brood
Carolina Satyr - first of second brood
Silver-spotted Skipper - plentiful
Horace's Duskywing
Fiery Skipper
Little Glassywing
Not a bad list for these times.

On Monday I followed Will Cook's advice and went up to Alleghany County and 
neighboring Virginia looking for odes. Butterflies were rather low in number 
and diversity. The only new dragonfly I found was a Sable Clubtail along the 
BRP in Alleghany. 


Richard Stickney
NC Museum of Life & Science
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Subject: CBS butterfly weekend-Triangle area NC- June 13 & 14
From: earle webster <erwebster1 AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 18 Jun 2015 08:44:47 -0400
The weekend was a success with sunny skies, although hot temperatures in
the 90's.
On Saturday the 13th, we visited Yates Mill Park in Raleigh, Bud
Webster-leader. In attendance were Ellen Brown, Dennis Burnette, Carl
Ganser with three guests, Cyndy Hummel, and Greg Morris. Butterfly sitings:

Eastern tiger swallowtail-1
American painted lady-1
American snout-2
Common buckeye-1
Pearl crescent-6
Red admmiral-1
Red-spotted purple-2
Variegated fritillary-4
Cabbage white-8

Dragonflies:
Slaty skimmer
Great blue simmer
Spangled skimmer
Twelve-spotted skimmer
Blue dasher
Ebony jewelwing
Eastern pondhawk
Eastern amberwing
Widow skimmer
Common whitetail
blue-fronted dancer

On Sunday, June 14, we visited Penny's Bend in Durham, Bud Webster,
organizer. In attendance were Ellen Brown, Randy Emmitt, Carl Ganser, and
Richard Stickney. Butterfly sitings:
Eastern tiger swallowtail-2
Zebra swallowtail-2
Pipevine swallowtail-3
Gray hairstreak-2
Banded hairstreak-1
Eastern tailed blue-9
Carolina satyr-1
Great spangled fritillary-1
Variegated fritillary-4
Pearl crescent-8
American snout-1
Red-spotted purple-2
American painted lady-3
Monardh-1
Common buckeye-5
Cabbage white-1
Clouded skipper-1
Crossline skipper-8
Swarthy skipper-5
Fiery skipper-1
Wild indigo duskywing-13

Dragonflies:
Widow skimmer
Great blue skimmer
Slaty skimmer
Spangled skimmer
Banded pennant
Caico pennant
Halloween pennant
Black saddlebags
Carolina saddlebags
Blue-fronted dancer
Eastern pondhawk
Lancet clubtail
Black-shouldered spinyleg
Eastern amberwing

Many thanks to Ellen Brown for recording the sightings both days.

Bud Webster-Raleigh, ND
Subject: Coral Hairstreak, Great Spangled Hairstreak, Skippers Winston-Salem
From: Gene Schepker <geneschepker AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 17 Jun 2015 22:24:05 -0400
Tuesday 16th Yard

Little Glassywing 1
Great Spangled Fritillary 1
Silver-spotted Skipper 1
Eastern Tailed-blue
Summer Azure 1
Spicebush Swallowtail Caterpillar 4
Cabbage White 7

Wednesday 17th Yard

Coral Hairstreak 1
Red-banded Hairstreak 1
American Lady 1
Dun Skipper 1 (FOY)
Silver-spotted Skipper 2
Eastern Tailed-blue 2
Southern Broken-dash 3
Cabbage White 8
Pearl Crescent 7 (Salem Creek nearby)
Appalachian Brown (nearby in dry swamp off Salem Creek) 1
Common Sootywing 1

It was very hot, clear and sunny.  Two hours on Salem Creek, yard
butterflies found while working in garden.

Gene Schepker
Subject: Harvester, Coral Hairstreak Forsyth Co.
From: Gene Schepker <geneschepker AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 15 Jun 2015 21:23:25 -0400
In my garden today I had:

Harvester 1
Zabulon skipper female (worn)
Horace's Duskywing female Worn)
Eastern Tailed-blue 2
Cabbage White 11
Silver-spotted Skipper 1

On the way to Pfafftown to Nottke's farm:

Coral Hairstreak 1
Great Spangled Fritillary 2

At Nottke's we had a Zebra Swallowtail nectaring, two Great Spangled
Fritillaries nectaring, and several American Snouts.

Gene S.
Subject: Carolina Sandhills NWR Chesterfiled Cty SC
From: Jules Fraytet <jlfray AT ix.netcom.com>
Date: Mon, 15 Jun 2015 05:58:31 -0400
Visited from 7:30 to 13:30, Sunday 6/14  Sunny and temps in mid 90's

Saw more Asclepias tuberosa growing this year on refuge roadsides than I 
have seen in recent years,no butterflies visiting though.

Most seen in May's Lake area and a active group(Duskywing/Lady/Buckeyes) 
puddling on mud bank around the lake.

5 Common Buckeyes
2 American Lady
3 Sleepy Orange
2 Palamedes Swallowtail
1 Black Swallowtail
2 Variegated Fritillary
5 Horace Duskywing
3 Zarucco Duskywing
1 Cloudless Sulphur
1 Pearl Crescent

Odes
Banded Pennant
Eastern Pondhawk
Goldenwing Skimmer
Carolina Saddlebags
Eastern Amberwing



Jules Fraytet
Charlotte







Subject: Fwd: Francis Marion NF Butterfly walk 14 June 2015
From: Dennis Forsythe <dennis.forsythe AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 14 Jun 2015 16:57:40 -0400
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Dennis Forsythe 
Date: Sun, Jun 14, 2015 at 4:30 PM
Subject: Francis Marion NF Butterfly walk 14 June 2015
To: Janice Mertz , Gidrkline 


Hi All,

Janice Mertz and I butterflies today from 10:00AM until 1:00PM.  We covered
parts of Dog Swamp, Yellow Jacket and Hoover roads in the Berkeley Co, SC
 section of the Francis Marion NF.  With warm but calm weather we had:

E. Tiger Swallowtail 7
Spicebush Swallowtail 1
Palamedes Swallowtail 3
Sleepy Orange 2
American Lady 1 on Hy 41
Common Buckeye 5
Pearl Crescent 8
Red-spotted Purple 1
Georgia Satyr 4
Silver-spotted Skipper 1
Horace's Duskywing 7
Swarthy Skipper 1
Clouded Skipper 2
Tawny-edged Skipper 1
Crossline Skipper 3
Little Glassywing 1
Delaware Skipper 2
Byssus Skipper 1
Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper 1
Reversed Roadside-Skipper 1
Twin-Spot Skipper 2

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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843.953.7264-fax
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Subject: Pitt County, 14 June 2015
From: "Abdulali, Salman" <ABDULALIS AT ecu.edu>
Date: Sun, 14 Jun 2015 20:08:17 +0000
Butterflies seen today at Boyd Lee Park, River Park North, and the Pitt County 
Arboretum (Pitt County, 2015-06-14): 


Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, 2
Silver-spotted Skipper, 2
Horace's Duskywing, 3
Common Checkered-Skipper, 7
Fiery Skipper, 3
Orange Sulphur, 3
Sleepy Orange, 1
Cabbage White, 5
Summer Azure, 1
Eastern Tailed-Blue, 1
Variegated Fritillary, 7
Red-spotted Purple, 1
American Lady, 3
Common Buckeye, 2
Pearl Crescent, 4

Salman Abdulali
Greenville, NC



Subject: Yard Harvester
From: TNT Sanders <tsanders1993 AT msn.com>
Date: Sun, 14 Jun 2015 11:25:46 -0400
While doing some yard work this morning Tammy and I found an unexpected 
Harvester. 

https://www.flickr.com/photos/tnt-nature/18778712856/in/dateposted-public/


Tom SandersCharlotte, NC 		 	   		  
Subject: Notes from the past week
From: Richard Stickney <RichardS AT ncmls.org>
Date: Sat, 13 Jun 2015 21:19:42 +0000
Hi all,

I spent some time in the Sandhills and down on the coast this week. As with the 
eastern half of the state in general, butterflies were pretty scarce. Some 
noteworthy finds: 


Last Sunday I took a look at the thistles growing near the Old US 1 bridge over 
the Haw River (Chatham Co.) and found three Yehl Skippers, the third year in a 
row I've seen them, and a Dion. 


Last Saturday we had a fresh female Dion Skipper here at the Museum in Durham.

I visited several Sandhills sites last Sunday and only saw significant species 
at Weymouth Woods: several Edwards' Hairstreaks and a King's HS. The Edwards' 
were in the same place as last year, appearing to be a congregation of males 
awaiting females. I found a mating pair as well. 


On Monday I visited a site near Ocean Isle Beach where Taylor Piephoff had seen 
Oak Hairstreaks. I found two and got some photos. Thanks Taylor! 


I made a couple of visits to the Green Swamp, mostly botanizing, and saw very 
little except for a King's HS in the preserve. None were found in my usual spot 
further north along 211. 


One more note from everywhere: where are the Buckeyes this year? I've only seen 
a couple so far! 




Richard Stickney
NC Museum of Life & Science
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Subject: Wake Co., NC butterflies-J.C. Raulston Arboretum-06/13/2015
From: Mike Turner <wmike.turner AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 13 Jun 2015 15:42:49 -0400
From 12:20-2:30 this afternoon I walked around the arboretum looking for
butterflies. The weather was mostly sunny and 93F. The highlights were 3
Common Sootywings and 1 black form E. Tiger Swallowtail. My complete list
is below. Good butterflying.

E. Tiger Swallowtail - 1 black form female

Cabbage White - 15

Orange Sulphur - 10

Sleepy Orange - 5

E. Tailed-Blue - 4

Variegated Fritillary - 6

Pearl Crescent - 3

Am. Lady - 3

Com. Buckeye - 3

Silver-spotted Skipper - 4

Com.Checkered-Skipper - 7

Common Sootywing - 3

Fiery Skipper - 1
Mike Turner
Raleigh, NC
Subject: Wake Co., N C butterflies-06/12/2015-CORRECTION
From: Mike Turner <wmike.turner AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 12 Jun 2015 19:48:53 -0400
In today's report from Prairie Ridge Ecostation I listed 1 Diana
Fritillary. That is wrong, I actually saw 1 Great Spangled Fritillary.
Thanks.

Mike Turner
Raleigh, NC
Subject: Wake Co., NC butterflies-Prairie Ridge Ecostation-06/12/2015
From: Mike Turner <wmike.turner AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 12 Jun 2015 18:53:29 -0400
I walked around the ecostation after work, from 3:30 to 4:45. It was hot
again, ~90F, and sunny. I saw 15 species, decent diversity and numbers for
an hour plus. Along with 9 adult Pipevine Swallowtails were 13 caterpillars
of various instars on Aristolochia tomentosa. Also of note was my FIRST
Fiery Skipper of the year, an E. Tiger Swallowtail, a Swarthy Skipper, and
4 Monarchs. Popular nectar sources were a couple species of milkweed and
coneflower. My complete list is below. Good butterflying.

Pipevine Swallowtail (9 adults) and 13 caterpillars of several instars
on Aristolochia
tomentosa E. Tiger Swallowtail (1) Cabbage White (1) Orange Sulphur (1)
Gray Hairstreak (1)   E. Tailed-Blue (3) Variegated Fritillary (2) Diana
Fritillary (1)   Pearl Crescent (23) American Lady (2)   Common Buckeye (2)
   Monarch (4) Silver-spotted Skipper (2)   Swarthy Skipper (1)   Fiery
Skipper (1)

Mike Turner
Raleigh, NC
Subject: article on conservation status of St. Francis' Satyr
From: "Abdulali, Salman" <ABDULALIS AT ecu.edu>
Date: Fri, 12 Jun 2015 22:29:26 +0000
See page 33 of

http://images.peabody.yale.edu/lepsoc/nls/2010s/2015/2015_v57_n1.pdf

Salman Abdulali
Greenville, NC
Subject: Pitt County, 12 June 2015
From: "Abdulali, Salman" <ABDULALIS AT ecu.edu>
Date: Fri, 12 Jun 2015 19:07:01 +0000
I saw the following at Boyd Lee Park today (Pitt County, 2015-06-12):

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, 1
Horace's Duskywing, 1 male
Fiery Skipper, 2 males
Orange Sulphur, 2
Cabbage White, 1
Eastern Tailed-Blue, 1
Variegated Fritillary, 2
Pearl Crescent, 1
Common Buckeye, 2

Salman Abdulali
Greenville, NC



Subject: no Dukes' Skippers
From: "John Fussell" <jfuss AT clis.com>
Date: Thu, 11 Jun 2015 17:34:25 -0400
One day in the spring I noticed lots of Carex hyalinolepis at Long Point on 
the White Oak River (Croatan National Forest, Jones County).

I checked out the site today, thinking I might find some Dukes' Skippers, 
but I did not.

Maybe I just wasn't lucky, or maybe the habitat is deficient in some way 
(the Carex is common, but it is not as pure as at the sites where I've found 
the skipper along the Neuse River.)  Perhaps the Carex is relatively 
isolated from similarly sized populations (although a boat trip would be 
necessary to ascertain that).

John Fussell
Morehead City, NC

Subject: Wake Co., NC butterflies-Prairie Ridge Ecostation-06/11/2015
From: Mike Turner <wmike.turner AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 11 Jun 2015 17:32:01 -0400
Today I walked around Prairie Ridge for about 30 minutes. In that time I
saw 7 species, including my first Pipevine Swallowtails of the year and my
second Monarch sighting of 2015. It was hot and sunny, maybe about 90F. The
swallowtails were hanging around the plantings of one of their host plants,
Aristolochia tomentosa, one of which was ovipositing. Good butterflying.

Pipevine Swallowtail 9 Cabbage White 2 Orange Sulphur 1 Pearl Crescent   10
American Lady   3 Monarch   1 Silver-spotted Skipper   1
Mike Turner
Raleigh, NC
Subject: Pitt County, 11 June 2015
From: "Abdulali, Salman" <ABDULALIS AT ecu.edu>
Date: Thu, 11 Jun 2015 20:45:00 +0000
A few butterflies seen in Pitt County today, 2015-06-11:

Silver-spotted Skipper, 2
Horace's Duskywing, 2 males
Common Checkered-Skipper, 1
Fiery Skipper, 3
Orange Sulphur, 1
Cabbage White, 2
Gray Hairstreak, 1
Summer Azure, 1
Variegated Fritillary, 3
American Lady, 6
Common Buckeye, 1

Salman Abdulali
Greenville NC
Subject: Sandy Mush Gamelands Buncombe county 10th June
From: Doug Johnston <wellsteadwest AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 10 Jun 2015 16:28:13 -0400
I managed to squeeze a couple of hours at the game lands today. I was 
interested to see if there would be any Satyrium hairstreaks around. I found a 
couple of Banded, but that was all for this trip. New Jersey tea is in full 
bloom, with some looking tired and some occasional milkweed. 


See eButterfly list below.

Doug



Location
  Sandy Mush Game Lands,  35.719619,  -82.667141,   
 2015-06-10



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Date 2015-06-10Checklist Type Traveling SurveyDistance Traveled Start Time 
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DOUG,JOHNSTONRemarks sun, clear, 80's F, calm 

Species
25 Silver-spotted Skipper 1 Southern Cloudywing 1 Northern Cloudywing 4 
Crossline Skipper 1 Little Glassywing 1 Dun Skipper 1 Cabbage White 3 Clouded 
Sulphur 4 Orange Sulphur 4 Cloudless Sulphur 2 Banded Hairstreak 1 Gray 
Hairstreak 11 Eastern Tailed-Blue 27 Summer Azure 1 American Snout 11 Great 
Spangled Fritillary 1 Pearl Crescent 1 Common Buckeye 1 Northern Pearly-Eye 3 
Little Wood Satyr 4 Red-spotted Purple 1 Duskywing sp. 

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Subject: Re: Reversed Roadside Skipper, Macon County, NC
From: Harry LeGrand <hlegrandjr AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 10 Jun 2015 13:34:11 -0400
Jason has granted permission to put the photo online on the Butterflies of
North Carolina website, and Tom Howard has already done that. The butterfly
is fairly worn, but that pale streak across the middle of the hindwing,
amid all of the spots, is quite obvious and is the key mark.You can see it
here:

http://www.dpr.ncparks.gov/nbnc/a/accounts.php?acctID=168

Harry LeGrand

P.S.  For records such as this, one of just a few within a large region, it
is nice to have documenting photos, for all to see.

On Wed, Jun 10, 2015 at 11:05 AM, Jason Love  wrote:

> Folks,
> Yesterday I had a nice new yard lep - a Reversed Roadside Skipper!  It was
> nectaring on purple coneflower that I planted a few years ago.  I was able
> to snap a pic and sent it to Harry LeGrand for confirmation (thanks
> Harry!). It is a new county record and only the second mountain record for
> this species.  I have a lot of hill cane (Arundinaria appalachiana) in and
> around my yard and guess this is what it is feeding on.
> Cheers,
> Jason Love
> Otto, NC
>
Subject: Reversed Roadside Skipper, Macon County, NC
From: Jason Love <jasonplove AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 10 Jun 2015 11:05:25 -0400
Folks,
Yesterday I had a nice new yard lep - a Reversed Roadside Skipper!  It was
nectaring on purple coneflower that I planted a few years ago.  I was able
to snap a pic and sent it to Harry LeGrand for confirmation (thanks
Harry!). It is a new county record and only the second mountain record for
this species.  I have a lot of hill cane (Arundinaria appalachiana) in and
around my yard and guess this is what it is feeding on.
Cheers,
Jason Love
Otto, NC
Subject: Savannah NWR NABA Count 6 June 2015 results
From: Dennis Forsythe <dennis.forsythe AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 10 Jun 2015 10:51:08 -0400
*SAVNNAH NWR, SC/GA NABA COUNT --- JUNE 6, 2015*



 The second Savannah NWR butterfly count was held on June 6, 2015 with
mostly clear skies, warm temperatures and light winds. Three observers in
two parties tallied 30 species and 135 individual butterflies. We had the
following:

Black Swallowtail 8

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3

Spicebush Swallowtail 2

Palamedes Swallowtail 5

Orange Sulfur 1

Cloudless Sulfur 1

Sleepy Orange 4

Red-banded Hairstreak 7

Gulf Fritillary 1

Common Buckeye 15

Red-spotted Purple 5

Hackberry Emperor 5

Tawny Emperor 3

Carolina Satyr 8

Horace's Duskywing 2

Zarucco Duskywing 3

White Checkered-Skipper 1

Tropical Checkered-Skipper 5

Clouded Skipper 1

Least Skipper 6

Southern Skipperling 1

Fiery Skipper 18

Southern Broken-Dash 3

Sachem 1

Rare Skipper 1

Broad-winged Skipper 12

PALATKA SKIPPER 2

Salt Marsh Skipper 5


 Theresa Thom (compiler) and Dennis Forsythe




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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: Native Azalea Pollination
From: nottke1 <nottke1 AT earthlink.net>
Date: Wed, 10 Jun 2015 07:12:53 -0400 (GMT-04:00)
I see that yesterday's NY Times reported that the native azaleas depend upon 
butterflies, mainly Tiger Swallowtails, for pollination; 


http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/09/science/relying-on-butterfly-wings-to-survive.html?partner=rss&emc=rss&_r=0 


But their photo shows a Great Spangled Fritillary!

Jim Nottke
Subject: CBS Butterfly Weekend, Triangle Area, NC June 13 & 14
From: Dennis Burnette <deburnette AT triad.rr.com>
Date: Tue, 09 Jun 2015 08:27:53 -0400
CBS Butterfly Weekend, Triangle Area, NC June 13 & 14
 
As announced last month, the Carolina Butterfly Society is hosting a
Butterfly Weekend with two days of field trips in the Triangle region
(Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, and vicinity) of North Carolina this coming
weekend, June 13 and 14. Please RSVP to the trip leader, Bud Webster
(erwebster1 AT gmail.com), if you plan to participate on one or both days.

On Saturday, June 13, at 10:00 am we will visit Yates Mill Historic Park
located at 4620 Lake Wheeler Rd, Raleigh, NC 27602, 919-856-6675. For
detailed information about the park, go to the park website:
yatesmill AT wakegov.com  . We will meet at the bulletin
board next to the parking lot. We will search for butterflies plus whatever
else shows up until around noon, then break for lunch. Its best to bring a
picnic lunch, but there are food sources a couple of miles away. There are
restroom facilities in the park. During lunch break we will discus afternoon
options such as a visit to nearby Lake Wheeler for butterflies and
dragonflies, and/or a visit to Cindy Hummel's garden where we may see
caterpillars. In the event of a rain in the morning, we will try again at
Yates Mill on Sunday morning.

On Sunday, June 14, at 10:00 am we will visit Pennys Bend Nature Preserve
in Durham. For detailed information about the preserve, go to the website:
http://www.enoriver.org/what-we-protect/parks/pennys-bend. Directions to the
meeting site: From either Durham Expressway (Hwy 147) or I-85 in Durham,
take the Roxboro Road exit and go north. At junction of Roxboro Rd. and
I-85, proceed 1.5 miles and take a right on Old Oxford Rd. Go about 3 miles
to Snow Hill Rd on the left. The parking area is immediately on the left. We
will meet at the parking area at 10 AM and search for butterflies until
about 12:30. For those who wish to continue in the PM, bring lunch. Richard
Stickney of the nearby Museum of Life and Science, and an authority on
Pennys Bend, plans to meet us at 1:30 for more searching. There are NO
toilet facilities in the preserve. In the event of rain in the morning, we
will cancel this trip so check the weather radar for the area before coming.

For both field trips we recommend that participants wear long-sleeved
shirts, long pants, wide-brimmed hats, sunscreen, and sturdy walking shoes.
The terrain mostly is flat and dry but well encounter briars, rough spots,
roots, and rocks. Bring water. Your outing will be more pleasant if you
bring binoculars, field guides, camera, etc., as desired.

Please be sure to notify the trip leader, Bud Webster
(erwebster1 AT gmail.com), of your intention to attend either trip. This is
important in the event of a cancellation (usually weather related) or
changes in meeting places. With your contact information, we can notify you
and prevent the unpleasant situation of you showing up and finding no one
there. Were looking forward to seeing you all!

Bud Webster
erwebster1 AT gmail.com
Raleigh, NC
Subject: Durham Co., NC butterflies-Camp Slocum at G.W. Hill Forest
From: Mike Turner <wmike.turner AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 8 Jun 2015 20:34:11 -0400
Today I worked in the Flat River at NCSU's Hill Forest in NW Durham County.
I think they allow visits by the public if it doesn't interfere with their
research and teaching. If you would like to visit call first to be sure it
is ok. While working I saw a few butterflies I identified without
binoculars. Around the student cabins there are native wildflower plantings
of various species, Thick-pod White Wild Indigo (Baptisia alba) and Common
Butterfly-weed (Asclepias tuberosa) being of special interest to the
butterflier. With all the indigo I was surprised not to find Wild Indigo
Duskywing, but the butterfly-weed was a popular nectar source. The best
sighting of the day for me was not a butterfly but a dragonfly, a Gray
Petaltail, an impressive odonate and one I have never seen before until
today. My complete list is below. Good butterflying.

E, Tailed-Blue (2) Great Spangled Fritillary (2) Pearl Crescent (1) S,
Cloudywing (1) Swarthy Skipper (1)
Mike Turner
Raleigh, NC
Subject: Congaree NP
From: <kastners AT aol.com>
Date: Mon, 8 Jun 2015 15:32:44 +0000
Yesterday 6/7/15, Dave and I spent from 10:30-3:30 exploring the Bates Trail 
and Riverstone area in Congaree NP and the Bates Fork boat landing all off of 
Hwy 601 in Richland County. The Bates trail was full of dragonflies and we were 
unable to walk as far as we usually go due to water. The first number is the 
trail, 2nd is the landing and 3rd is Riverstone. 



Zebra Swallowtail   1, 1, 5

Black Swallowtail   2, 0, 0

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail   1, 1, 2  (2 of the 4 were dark females)

Cabbage White   0, 2, 1

Sleepy Orange   4, 3, 0

Cloudless Sulphur   0, 1, 0

Variegated Fritillary   0, 1, 0

Pearl Crescent   1, 0, 3

Question Mark   2, 0, 0

American Lady   1, 1, 2

American Snout   0, 2, 2

Common Buckeye   4, 15, 2

Red-spotted Purple   1, 0, 0

Hackberry Emperor   0, 0, 3

Tawny Emperor   1, 0, 1

Carolina Satyr   0, 1, 5

Horace’s Duskywing   1, 1, 0

Duskywing species   0, 0, 1

White Checkered-Skipper   1, 1, 0

Dun Skipper   0, 1, 0


The Congaree NABA count is this Saturday, June 13. Please join us if you can. 
We will meet at the visitor’s center at 9:00. Email David Shelley if you are 
able to come. david_shelley AT nps.gov 



Marty

 


Dave & Marty Kastner
Blythewood, SC
Richland County
Subject: Berkeley Co., SC leps 7 June 2015
From: Dennis Forsythe <dennis.forsythe AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 7 Jun 2015 17:33:21 -0400
Hi All,

Donna and I spent from 2 to 3:30 Pm and drove 2.5 mi on Dog Swamp (FS 265)
in the Berkeley Co., SC section of the Francis Marion NF.  We had:

E. Tiger Swallowtail 18
Spicebush Swallowtail 1
Palamedes Swallowtail 8
Sleepy Orange 1
Summer Azure 2
Pearl Crescent 12
Georgia Satyr 6
Zarucco Dskywing 1
duskywing sp. 1
Swarthy Skipper 6
Tawny-edged Skipper 2
Southern Broken-Dash 4
Delaware Skipper 25+
Byssus Skipper 6
Reversed Roadside-Skipper 4
Twin-Spot Skipper 50+

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: Few Gaston County Leps
From: Dennis Forsythe <dennis.forsythe AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 7 Jun 2015 12:33:31 -0400
All,

I had a Painted Lady in Manchester State Forest, Sumter Co., SC on April
24, 2015 which I thought was very early.

Dennis

On Sun, Jun 7, 2015 at 11:41 AM, Harry LeGrand  wrote:

> I agree that these three look like Horace's - -all males. The first is
> rather fresh, the latter two a bit more worn -- some brown over-scaling has
> worn off, so that the white spots and black patches are a bit more visible
> on the second two.
>
> Wow indeed on Painted Lady; and THREE of them!  I think these are the
> first reports for NC this year. I thought that it had been reported earlier
> in NC, but I don't see that I entered any records in my Excel file. Maybe
> it was in SC.
>
> Someone else can chime in, especially on the moth!
>
> Harry LeGrand
>
> On Thu, Jun 4, 2015 at 11:42 PM,  wrote:
>
>> Hiked to Kings Pinnacle at Crowder's Mountain State Park and had a few
>> leps show up. I believe that all three pictured Duskywings are Horace's
>> (one somewhat worn but I imagine that a late Juvenal's would be much
>> moreso). The beautiful, fresh Painted Lady was one of 3 I found at King's
>> Pinnacle. I think the moth is a Morbid Owlet, but it's markings are awfully
>> faint; any input is welcome! Pics are here:
>> https://www.flickr.com/gp/95580865 AT N07/hwn9Y1
>>  Also had a Eastern Tiger Swallowtail at King's Pinnacle; I see one at
>> the peak every time I go there lately.
>>
>>  George Andrews
>>  Indian Trail, NC
>>
>
>


-- 
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: Few Gaston County Leps
From: Harry LeGrand <hlegrandjr AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 7 Jun 2015 11:41:03 -0400
I agree that these three look like Horace's - -all males. The first is
rather fresh, the latter two a bit more worn -- some brown over-scaling has
worn off, so that the white spots and black patches are a bit more visible
on the second two.

Wow indeed on Painted Lady; and THREE of them!  I think these are the first
reports for NC this year. I thought that it had been reported earlier in
NC, but I don't see that I entered any records in my Excel file. Maybe it
was in SC.

Someone else can chime in, especially on the moth!

Harry LeGrand

On Thu, Jun 4, 2015 at 11:42 PM,  wrote:

> Hiked to Kings Pinnacle at Crowder's Mountain State Park and had a few
> leps show up. I believe that all three pictured Duskywings are Horace's
> (one somewhat worn but I imagine that a late Juvenal's would be much
> moreso). The beautiful, fresh Painted Lady was one of 3 I found at King's
> Pinnacle. I think the moth is a Morbid Owlet, but it's markings are awfully
> faint; any input is welcome! Pics are here:
> https://www.flickr.com/gp/95580865 AT N07/hwn9Y1
>  Also had a Eastern Tiger Swallowtail at King's Pinnacle; I see one at
> the peak every time I go there lately.
>
>  George Andrews
>  Indian Trail, NC
>
Subject: North Buncombe county 6th June
From: Doug Johnston <wellsteadwest AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 7 Jun 2015 10:17:32 -0400
After being way for three weeks or so, it was good to take a stroll in my local 
patch here in N Buncombe county. See eButterfly check list below. 


Of note was the showing of Great Spangled Fritillaries. All looked pretty fresh 
and were really enjoying the Milkweed flowers. 


Doug




Checklist
Date 2015-06-06Checklist Type Traveling SurveyDistance Traveled Start Time 
14:00End Time 15:00Atlas Square ID Party Size 1Finished Checklist 15:00Observer 
DOUG,JOHNSTONRemarks 

Species
4 Silver-spotted Skipper 2 Peck's Skipper 1 Dun Skipper 3 Cabbage White 14 
Clouded Sulphur 7 Orange Sulphur 2 Eastern Tailed-Blue 2 Summer Azure 22 Great 
Spangled Fritillary 7 Meadow Fritillary 1 Pearl Crescent 4 Little Wood Satyr 1 
Red-spotted Purple 2 Carolina Satyr 
Subject: Wake Co., NC butterflies-Umstead State Park-06/06/2015
From: Mike Turner <wmike.turner AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 6 Jun 2015 20:13:08 -0400
Today I walked the powerline ROW along the east shore of Big Lake and
explored the floodplain of Sycamore Creek above the lake. I walked ~2 miles
and the weather was sunny and 86F. There wasn't a lot in bloom along the
ROW except for Colic-root (Aletris farinosa), and the nectaring I saw was
on that. I saw 18 species, a pretty good total for a slow year such as
this. The highlights were Zebra Swallowtails (my first sighting this year),
Wild Indigo Duskywing, and Swarthy Skipper (a good place for this species).
My complete list is below. Good butterflying.

Zebra Swallowtail 2 E. Tiger Swallowtail 4 Orange Sulphur 1 Sleepy Orange 1
E. Tailed-Blue   2 Summer Azure   1 Variegated Fritillary   1 American Lady
   1 Red Admiral   2 Common Buckeye   4 Appalachian Brown   2 Little
Wood-Satyr   1 Silver-spotted Skipper   6 Southern Cloudywing   1 Wild
Indigo Duskywing   1 Swarthy Skipper   1 Little Glassywing   2 Zabulon
Skipper   1

Mike Turner
Raleigh, NC
Subject: Fwd: Citizen Science project about fireflies
From: Jules Fraytet <jlfray AT ix.netcom.com>
Date: Fri, 05 Jun 2015 10:33:54 -0400

I hope that it ok to post this, but I thought this project might
interest other naturalists here:

https://legacy.mos.org/fireflywatch/

The Boston Museum of Science is collecting firefly sighting data around
the country(mostly eastern half) to monitor their populations.
I have been participating since 2008 and does not take much time to
report.  They would like to know even if you see none in your neighborhoods.

My backyard has a few but more so my neighbor's large field and trees
hosts at times at least a hundred wondrous "flying lights"
after sunset and even into the early morning hours( 4-5am) when I have
checked.  There can be multiple species that are recognized by flashing
patterns and colors.    I notice someone in Belmont is reporting also as
well as the Burlington/Durham/Raleigh area.

Thanks

Jules Fraytet
Charlotte


Subject: James Is , SC 4 June 2015
From: Dennis Forsythe <dennis.forsythe AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 5 Jun 2015 07:36:03 -0400
Hi All,

I had a Giant Swallowtail in my yard on James Is, SC again yesterday.

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: Few Gaston County Leps
From: drivesa3 AT aol.com
Date: Thu, 4 Jun 2015 23:42:21 -0400
Hiked to Kings Pinnacle at Crowder's Mountain State Park and had a few leps 
show up. I believe that all three pictured Duskywings are Horace's (one 
somewhat worn but I imagine that a late Juvenal's would be much moreso). The 
beautiful, fresh Painted Lady was one of 3 I found at King's Pinnacle. I think 
the moth is a Morbid Owlet, but it's markings are awfully faint; any input is 
welcome! Pics are here: https://www.flickr.com/gp/95580865 AT N07/hwn9Y1 

 Also had a Eastern Tiger Swallowtail at King's Pinnacle; I see one at the peak 
every time I go there lately. 


 George Andrews
 Indian Trail, NC
Subject: Pinckney Is NWR, SC butterfly walk 2 June 2015
From: Dennis Forsythe <dennis.forsythe AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 3 Jun 2015 15:13:09 -0400
Hi All,

The Savannah Coastal Refuge Complex sponsored a butterfly walk at Pinckney
Is. NWR., SC on 2 June 2015 led by Theresa Thom.  The walk went from 9:30
until 11:30 AM and covered about 2 mi from the parking lot to Ibis Pond and
the Butterfly Garden and return in sunny weather. There were seven
participants. We had the following:

Giant Swallowtail 1 laying eggs on a Hercules Club
Red-banded Hairstreak 1 near flowering Saw Palmetto
Gulf Fritillary 1 near passion vine in the butterfly garden
Common Buckeye 2
Viceroy 1 near willows at Ibis Pond
Carolina/Intricate Satyr
Horace's Duskywing 1
Fiery Skipper 1
skipper sp.

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: Thank You
From: <shawnlane07 AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 3 Jun 2015 13:08:14 -0400 (EDT)
Thanks Very much to every one who responded. The larvae are the Elm Sawfly.
What a interesting worl we live in. I think I will hatch them for fun. Thank
you all.
Sincerely, Shawn
Subject: Cleveland Co., NC butterflies-06/2/2015
From: Mike Turner <wmike.turner AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 2 Jun 2015 20:06:13 -0400
Today I worked along three creeks within ~20 miles of Shelby, NC. Of
interest was a Common Sootywing on the roadside at Brushy Creek  AT  SR1342
(Farmville Rd.). My other sightings are below. Good butterflying.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail - 2 Orange Sulphur - 2 Eastern Tailed-Blue - 4
Great Spangled Fritillary - 1 Common Sootywing - 1
Mike Turner
Raleigh, NC
Subject: Larvae
From: <shawnlane07 AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 2 Jun 2015 19:57:32 -0400 (EDT)
Today I found some unusual larvae and I thought they may be sphingid but I can
not find anything on them. I was hoping someone here might take a look at them
and see what you think. They were eating on Willow Tree and I have been told
they are not sphingid. They look like a caterpillar. Wish I could post a photo
here but no luck. IF you wish to see them please respond and I will reply with
the photos. THanks.
 Shawn Lane
 Brunswick County, NC
Subject: Carolina Sandhills NWR Chesterfield Cty SC
From: Jules Fraytet <jlfray AT ix.netcom.com>
Date: Tue, 02 Jun 2015 14:54:33 -0400
On a business trip from Florence,SC to Burlington NC, I took the 
secondary roads to go to the refuge and drove the wildlife drive from 
the refuge office(stopping for a Subway sandwich lunch break at a picnic 
table) to Oxpen lake and back.  Saw 1 Eastern Tiger Swallowtail and 2 
Palameades.
Did hear a nice Prairie Warbler in the pines when eating

And sadly I did not help the perpetuation of the struggling leps 
populations when a black swallowtail sized butterfly ran into my front 
end as I was just north of Cheraw, SC on highway 1.  Hitting a butterfly 
with my car is something that I cannot recall happening for the last few 
years because there has been few to hit.

Along the entire trip from about 9:30am to 2:30pm, I probably only saw 2 
Cabbage Whites along the dry road side vegetation

Sorry for a downer report, but reality is what it is.

Jules Fraytet
Charlotte
Subject: butterflies observed at Cypress Gardens, SC on June 1, 2015
From: Dwight Williams <drinsecto AT tds.net>
Date: Tue, 2 Jun 2015 10:25:19 -0400 (EDT)
Took a brief walk through Cypress Gardens near Moncks Corner, SC yesterday with 
naturalist Matt Horry and observed: 


Carolina satyr-1
Pearl Crescent-2
Common Buckeye-1
Dion skipper-1
Least Skipper-1

Dwight Williams
McClellanville, SC