Birdingonthe.Net

Recent Postings from
Carolina Leps

> Home > Mail
> Alerts

Updated on Thursday, January 19 at 10:35 PM EST
The most recently received Mail is at the top.


Bubo

19 Jan Fritillaries - Surry Co. NC ["J Andersonii" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
13 Jan OBX Red Admiral ["nottke1" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
13 Jan Cloudless Sulphur ["kastners" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
12 Jan American Snout - Union County SC [Will Cook ]
5 Jan 2017 butterfly ["Mike Turner" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
5 Jan RE: carolinaleps Digest Thu, 05 Jan 2017 ["Corey, Ed" ]
4 Jan January 1st NC butterfly sighting -- Monarch ["Jeff Pippen" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
3 Jan CB State Park Cloudless Sulphur on a Cloudy Day ["Helms, J" ]
3 Jan The True Cost of NCMLS Butterflies [Richard Stickney ]
2 Jan Re: Cloudless Sulfur on James IS, SC 01/01/2017 ["Dennis Forsythe" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
1 Jan Re: Cloudless Sulfur on James IS, SC 01/01/2017 []
1 Jan Cloudless Sulfur on James IS, SC 01/01/2017 ["Dennis Forsythe" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
31 Dec RE: Call for North Carolina butterfly records ["kastners" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
31 Dec Call for North Carolina butterfly records ["Harry LeGrand" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
26 Dec Sumter Co., SC butterflies-12/22/2016 ["Mike Turner" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
25 Dec Christmas butterflies ["Doug Allen" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
22 Dec Little Yellows in Carteret County, NC ["John Fussell" ]
22 Dec Butterfly on first full day of winter in Guilford Co [Dennis Burnette ]
19 Dec Butterfly sightings, Durham, NC 12/18/2016 ["Jeff Pippen" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
19 Dec Calhoun Co., SC leps 18 Dec 2016 ["Dennis Forsythe" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
18 Dec Cape Romain N. W. R 12/18/16 ["Chris Snook" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
18 Dec Richland and Sumter Counties, SC-12/17 and 12/18/2016 ["Mike Turner" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
18 Dec Cozumel Field Guide updated ["Doug Allen" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
14 Dec Re: Common Checkered-Skipper in McCormick Co., SC ["Dennis Forsythe" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
14 Dec Re: Common Checkered-Skipper in McCormick Co., SC ["Harry LeGrand" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
14 Dec Common Checkered-Skipper in McCormick Co., SC ["Dennis Forsythe" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
10 Dec Outer Banks butterflies sub 40 degrees F ["Jeff Pippen" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
2 Dec Gulf Fritillay ["kastners" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
2 Dec 7 Species at Museum of Life & Science [Richard Stickney ]
28 Nov Late sightings ["Tom Krakauer" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
26 Nov a comment regarding the Crystal Skipper ["John Fussell" ]
25 Nov Butterflies Seagrove NC Area [Dennis Burnette ]
25 Nov Clemson Research and Education Center ["kastners" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
26 Nov Zebra Heliconian and Cassius Blue in Charleston ["Nate Dias" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
24 Nov Pitt County, 24 November 2016 ["Abdulali, Salman" ]
22 Nov Congaree NP ["kastners" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
21 Nov Myrtle Beach Area Butterflies [Dennis Burnette ]
20 Nov Butterflies up to last night's cold front ["Doug Allen" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
20 Nov A few late season leps, Macon County, NC ["Jason Love" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
20 Nov Buncombe, 18th November ["Doug Johnston" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
19 Nov Butterflies Mecklenburg Co. ["Kevin Metcalf" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
18 Nov Bear Island leps ["\"drivesa3 AT aol.com\"" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
18 Nov A few butterflies at Raulston Arboretum, NC ["Harry LeGrand" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
16 Nov Berkeley Co., SC leps 16 Nov. 2016 ["Dennis Forsythe" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
11 Nov Gateway Gardens Butterflies Greensboro NC [Dennis Burnette ]
11 Nov Monarch and Common Checkered Skipper in N. Durham County ["Tom Krakauer" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
11 Nov Winston-Salem 11/10/16 ["Gene Schepker" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
10 Nov North Buncombe 10th November ["Doug Johnston" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
09 Nov One butterfly, four moths [Dennis Burnette ]
3 Nov {Restored] Caw Caw Environmental Center, SC leps 2 Nov 2016 ["Dennis Forsythe" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
8 Nov York, Chester, Fairfield and Orangeburg Co, SC leps 7 Nov 2016 ["Dennis Forsythe" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
6 Nov Congaree NP ["kastners" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
5 Nov Salem Creek Greenway Butterflies ["Gene Schepker" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
5 Nov Re: Patriots Point, SC leps 4 Nov. 2016 ["Dennis Forsythe" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
5 Nov Patriots Point, SC leps 4 Nov. 2016 ["Dennis Forsythe" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
4 Nov 11/4/16 Lewisville, Forsyth County , NC ["Sven Halling" ]
4 Nov Re: song suggestions? ["Harry LeGrand" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
4 Nov Folly Beach, SC leps 3 Nov. 2016 ["Dennis Forsythe" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
3 Nov 11/03/16 Dinkins Bottoms, Yadkin County , NC ["Sven Halling" ]
3 Nov Caw Caw Environmental Center, SC leps 2 Nov 2016 ["Dennis Forsythe" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
2 Nov 11/1/16 Lewisville, Forsyth County , NC ["Sven Halling" ]
2 Nov Butterflies of North Carolina website is back online! ["Harry LeGrand" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
2 Nov Folly Beach, SC leps 31 Oct 2016 ["Dennis Forsythe" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
1 Nov Blur Ridge Parkway Monarchs [Loretta Lutman ]
1 Nov Skippers in Durham & Raleigh [Richard Stickney ]
31 Oct Fwd: Monarchs at the beach ["Jeff Pippen" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
31 Oct Re: Beaver Lake BF ["Harry LeGrand" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
31 Oct Re: Beaver Lake BF ["Harry LeGrand" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
31 Oct Santee NWR, SC leps 29 October 2016 ["Dennis Forsythe" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
30 Oct 10/29/16 Lewisville, Forsyth County , NC ["Sven Halling" ]
30 Oct Pitt County, 30 October 2016 []
30 Oct Re: Beaver Lake BF ["Harry LeGrand" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
30 Oct Beaver Lake BF ["mbuddy4151" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
30 Oct Raulston Arboretum, NC, butterflies ["Harry LeGrand" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
29 Oct Re: Many fall butterflies- few Monarchs ["Doug Allen" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
29 Oct Many fall butterflies- few Monarchs ["Doug Allen" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]

Subject: Fritillaries - Surry Co. NC
From: "J Andersonii" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Thu, 19 Jan 2017 22:26:22 -0500
Noticed a couple (2) Variegated Fritillary (*Euptoieta claudia*) today in a
field on the Surry Co. side of the Yadkin River just east of the Ararat
River within Pilot Mountain State Park. Weather today was unseasonably
warm, 60 F and mostly sunny, apparently enough to get the first brood
moving.

-- 
Jesse Anderson
Pinnacle, NC
Subject: OBX Red Admiral
From: "nottke1" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Fri, 13 Jan 2017 20:26:58 -0500 (GMT-05:00)
My first butterfly of the year was a Red Admiral basking on gravel in a 
downtown Duck, NC, parking lot - 68 degrees and sunny. 


Jim Nottke
Subject: Cloudless Sulphur
From: "kastners" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Fri, 13 Jan 2017 16:05:01 -0500
I saw a Cloudless Sulphur today in the Northeast suburbs of Columbia, SC.

Marty Kastner

Sent from Mail for Windows 10
Subject: American Snout - Union County SC
From: Will Cook <cwcook AT duke.edu>
Date: Thu, 12 Jan 2017 18:58:37 -0500
Working in the field all day today on a balmy day, I saw 1 butterfly, an
American Snout. No Celtis species anywhere in the vicinity. I posted a
photo on the Carolinaleps Facebook group.

Will Cook - currently in Union SC
Subject: 2017 butterfly
From: "Mike Turner" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Thu, 5 Jan 2017 15:12:11 -0500
My first butterfly of 2017 was an American Lady at Annie Louise Wilkerson
Nature Preserve yesterday in Raleigh, NC in Wake County.

On December 28, at Cherry Grove Beach in Horry, Co., SC, I saw 1 each
Cloudless Sulphur and Monarch.

Good butterflying to everybody in 2017.

Mike Turner
Raleigh, NC
Subject: RE: carolinaleps Digest Thu, 05 Jan 2017
From: "Corey, Ed" <ed.corey AT ncparks.gov>
Date: Thu, 5 Jan 2017 15:02:24 +0000
I also had a January 1st butterfly, a little further down the spit in Brunswick 
County (Baldhead Island SNA): one Common Buckeye. 


-----------------------------------------------------------

Ed Corey
Inventory Biologist
NC Division of Parks and Recreation
12700 Bayleaf Church Road
Raleigh, NC 27614
(919) 841 4037
(919) 208 7864 (cell)

-----Original Message-----
From: carolinaleps-request AT duke.edu [mailto:carolinaleps-request AT duke.edu] 
Sent: Thursday, January 05, 2017 6:01 AM
To: carolinaleps AT duke.edu
Subject: carolinaleps Digest Thu, 05 Jan 2017

carolinaleps digest Thu, 05 Jan 2017

Table of contents:

* 1 - January 1st NC butterfly sighting -- Monarch - Jeff Pippen
  

----------------------------------------------------------------------

Message-ID: 
Date: Wed, 4 Jan 2017 09:12:28 -0500
From: Jeff Pippen 
Subject: January 1st NC butterfly sighting -- Monarch

Butterfliers,

The year started off right with a butterfly sighting on day one! While 
conducting the Southport Christmas Bird Count near Wilmington, NC, Ricky Davis 
and I spotted a Monarch sailing through the open maritime forest at Fort 
Fisher. 


Looking forward to many more butterfly sightings in 2017! Happy New Year 
everyone, and thanks for helping to make CarolinaLeps a great resource and 
community! 


Cheers,
Jeff, CarolinaLeps Listowner
--
Jeffrey S. Pippen
Durham, NC

https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.jeffpippen.com_&d=CwIFAg&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=AW6ynNwqMRYOC5_V-OXupeOzu1c7t6wxY89gEYYgxa4&m=3g8MVgrVL6nUggxFa1P2HvXT1yhg0Y6kIHYrdnhQezc&s=JQxLntDLbyq4gofPCoFiglvhxEvZ5BT81JDv4yEwz68&e= 



------------------------------

*********************************************

End of carolinaleps Digest Thu, 05 Jan 2017
Subject: January 1st NC butterfly sighting -- Monarch
From: "Jeff Pippen" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Wed, 4 Jan 2017 09:12:28 -0500
Butterfliers,

The year started off right with a butterfly sighting on day one! While 
conducting the Southport Christmas Bird Count near Wilmington, NC, Ricky Davis 
and I spotted a Monarch sailing through the open maritime forest at Fort 
Fisher. 


Looking forward to many more butterfly sightings in 2017! Happy New Year 
everyone, and thanks for helping to make CarolinaLeps a great resource and 
community! 


Cheers,
Jeff, CarolinaLeps Listowner
--
Jeffrey S. Pippen
Durham, NC 

https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.jeffpippen.com_&d=CwIFAg&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=AW6ynNwqMRYOC5_V-OXupeOzu1c7t6wxY89gEYYgxa4&m=3g8MVgrVL6nUggxFa1P2HvXT1yhg0Y6kIHYrdnhQezc&s=JQxLntDLbyq4gofPCoFiglvhxEvZ5BT81JDv4yEwz68&e= 

Subject: CB State Park Cloudless Sulphur on a Cloudy Day
From: "Helms, J" <j.chris.helms AT ncparks.gov>
Date: Tue, 3 Jan 2017 20:05:04 +0000
My first lep of 2017 was a CLOUDLESS SULPHUR today (1/3/17) at the Carolina 
Beach State Park Visitor Center around lunch time, under humid conditions w/ 
temps nearing 70F. 


Chris Helms
Carolina Beach State Park
Carolina Beach, NC


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
James C. Helms, Park Superintendent
Carolina Beach State Park
Division of Parks and Recreation
PO Box 475
1010 State Park Rd.
Carolina Beach, NC 28428
910.458.8206
j.chris.helms AT ncparks.gov
ncparks.gov

[cid:image001.png AT 01D265D2.7A4426F0][cid:image002.png AT 01D265D2.7A4426F0]

E-mail correspondence to and from this address is subject to the North Carolina 
Public Records Law and may be disclosed to third parties unless the content is 
exempt by statute or other regulation. 

Subject: The True Cost of NCMLS Butterflies
From: Richard Stickney <RichardS AT ncmls.org>
Date: Tue, 3 Jan 2017 15:09:12 +0000
Hi all,

You may remember my talk at the last symposium where I said our shipping fees 
were around $80 per package, and that information got out in the newsletter. 
Well, my boss, upon reading it, reminded me the present cost is around $250 
with shipping and all inspection fees included. In case you're curious, that 
makes the average cost per pupa in the $2.50-$3.00 range. That may not sound 
like much but considering we get about 25,000 a year, it's quite an investment 
(and makes them that much more worth visiting!). 


On another note, I've been asked if we could host a preliminary Triangle 
Chapter meeting here next month and I'm glad to do it. Pending an official OK 
from the boss, that would of course include a tour! Any Sunday afternoon would 
be best for me as I work on Saturdays. I'm looking forward to getting this 
started! 


KNOW WONDER(r)
MUSEUM of LIFE + SCIENCE

Richard Stickney | Lead Conservatory Specialist
919.220.5429 x386 : p
919.220.5575 : f
RichardS AT ncmls.org
lifeandscience.org
Subject: Re: Cloudless Sulfur on James IS, SC 01/01/2017
From: "Dennis Forsythe" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Mon, 2 Jan 2017 07:03:26 -0500
I just did some owling for the Charleston CBC.  It is 63 f and the Southern
Chorus Frogs and the Spring Peepers (ours breed in Dec-Jan) were calling.

On Sun, Jan 1, 2017 at 8:12 PM,  wrote:

>
> It sure would be nice to have something flying - I just keep thinking
> (optimistically) 14 weeks or-so until southern Ohio elfins!
>
> Jim
> ------------------------------
> *From: *"db" 
> *To: *"Jackie Riley" , "Dennis Forsythe" <
> dennis.forsythe AT gmail.com>, "carolinaleps" ,
> "Linda Romine" , "Jim Anno" <
> jim.anno AT fuse.net>
> *Sent: *Sunday, January 1, 2017 8:03:44 PM
> *Subject: *RE: Cloudless Sulfur on James IS, SC 01/01/2017
>
>
> Sure won’t be seeing any here for a while. Good going Dennis
>
>
>
> *From:* Jackie Riley [mailto:jriley4 AT sbcglobal.net]
> *Sent:* Sunday, January 01, 2017 7:00 PM
> *To:* Dennis Forsythe; carolinaleps; Dale Buchner; Linda Romine; Jim Anno
> *Subject:* Re: Cloudless Sulfur on James IS, SC 01/01/2017
>
>
>
> Wow!  Nice, nice, nice...oh to see a live, fluttering butterfly!!
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> *From:* Dennis Forsythe 
> *To:* carolinaleps ; Jackie ;
> Dale Buchner ; Linda Romine ;
> Jim Anno 
> *Sent:* Sunday, January 1, 2017 3:30 PM
> *Subject:* Cloudless Sulfur on James IS, SC 01/01/2017
>
>
>
> All,
>
>
>
> We were surprised to see a Cloudless Sulfur this PM in our neighborhood,
> Eastwood, James IS, SC.
>
>
>
> 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 <(843)%20795-3996>-home
> 843.953.7264 <(843)%20953-7264>-fax
> 843.708.1605 <(843)%20708-1605>-cell
> dennis.forsythe AT gmail.com
>
>
>
>


-- 
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: Re: Cloudless Sulfur on James IS, SC 01/01/2017
From: jim.anno AT fuse.net
Date: Sun, 1 Jan 2017 20:12:16 -0500 (EST)
It sure would be nice to have something flying - I just keep thinking 
(optimistically) 14 weeks or-so until southern Ohio elfins! 


Jim 
----- Original Message -----

From: "db"  
To: "Jackie Riley" , "Dennis Forsythe" 
, "carolinaleps" , "Linda 
Romine" , "Jim Anno"  

Sent: Sunday, January 1, 2017 8:03:44 PM 
Subject: RE: Cloudless Sulfur on James IS, SC 01/01/2017 



Sure won’t be seeing any here for a while. Good going Dennis 




From: Jackie Riley [mailto:jriley4 AT sbcglobal.net] 
Sent: Sunday, January 01, 2017 7:00 PM 
To: Dennis Forsythe; carolinaleps; Dale Buchner; Linda Romine; Jim Anno 
Subject: Re: Cloudless Sulfur on James IS, SC 01/01/2017 





Wow! Nice, nice, nice...oh to see a live, fluttering butterfly!! 






From: Dennis Forsythe < dennis.forsythe AT gmail.com > 
To: carolinaleps < carolinaleps AT duke.edu >; Jackie < jriley4 AT sbcglobal.net >; 
Dale Buchner < dale AT toast.net >; Linda Romine < Linda.G.Romine AT usace.army.mil 
>; Jim Anno < jim.anno AT fuse.net > 

Sent: Sunday, January 1, 2017 3:30 PM 
Subject: Cloudless Sulfur on James IS, SC 01/01/2017 





All, 





We were surprised to see a Cloudless Sulfur this PM in our neighborhood, 
Eastwood, James IS, SC. 






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: Cloudless Sulfur on James IS, SC 01/01/2017
From: "Dennis Forsythe" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Sun, 1 Jan 2017 15:30:24 -0500
All,

We were surprised to see a Cloudless Sulfur this PM in our neighborhood,
Eastwood, James IS, SC.

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: RE: Call for North Carolina butterfly records
From: "kastners" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Sat, 31 Dec 2016 20:48:43 -0500
    
I saw a Clouded Sulphur on Nov 12 in Hickory, NC.
Marty Kastner 


Sent from my Verizon 4G LTE smartphone

-------- Original message --------
From: Harry LeGrand  
Date: 12/31/16  5:51 PM  (GMT-05:00) 
To: carolinaleps AT duke.edu 
Subject: Call for North Carolina butterfly records 

Fellow butterfliers:
Today being the last day of 2016, it's time for me to send my annual Excel file 
of all butterfly records from North Carolina to Tom Howard, for inclusion in 
the big database in preparation for the next approximation (24th!) of the 
Butterflies of North Carolina. 

I have already entered ALL records that folks have posted on this carolinaleps 
listserve, plus I have entered all of the records from the nine (sad #) NABA 
butterfly counts.  I haven't been on eButterfly, so if records were submitted 
there and not to carolinaleps, I don't have those. But, from what I have seen 
there, few folks submit observations there. I also am not on any Facebook 
butterfly groups, so I won't have reports posted there. 

Also, if anyone has a butterfly records database (hopefully in Excel) for 2016, 
and we (Tom and I) don't already have your records, please let Tom know, at 
, so that he can make sure the data are in the format 
we want.  

We expect to have the 24th Approximation ready for downloading, and the 
Butterflies of North Carolina website updated, by the end of February or early 
March. Let's keep our fingers crossed that the website remains online this 
coming year. 

Thanks to all of you, from both NC and SC, as well as those from out of the 
Carolinas, who submitted your observations to this listserve in 2016!  (Dennis 
Forsythe has entered new county records for SC species into an Excel file that 
he sends to Tom each year, so that the county range maps for SC get updated, as 
do those from NC from my Excel file). 

Good butterflying in 2017!
Harry LeGrandRaleigh


Subject: Call for North Carolina butterfly records
From: "Harry LeGrand" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Sat, 31 Dec 2016 17:51:19 -0500
Fellow butterfliers:

Today being the last day of 2016, it's time for me to send my annual Excel
file of all butterfly records from North Carolina to Tom Howard, for
inclusion in the big database in preparation for the next approximation
(24th!) of the Butterflies of North Carolina.

*I have already entered ALL records that folks have posted on this
carolinaleps listserve*, plus I have entered all of the records from the
nine (sad #) NABA butterfly counts.  I haven't been on eButterfly, so if
records were submitted there and not to carolinaleps, I don't have
those. But, from what I have seen there, few folks submit observations
there. I also am not on any Facebook butterfly groups, so I won't have
reports posted there.

Also,* if anyone has a butterfly records database (hopefully in Excel) for
2016, and we (Tom and I) don't already have your records, please let Tom
know, at >, so that he can
make sure the data are in the format we want.  *

We expect to have the 24th Approximation ready for downloading, and the
Butterflies of North Carolina website updated, by the end of February or
early March. Let's keep our fingers crossed that the website remains online
this coming year.

Thanks to all of you, from both NC and SC, as well as those from out of the
Carolinas, who submitted your observations to this listserve in 2016!
(Dennis Forsythe has entered new county records for SC species into an
Excel file that he sends to Tom each year, so that the county range maps
for SC get updated, as do those from NC from my Excel file).

Good butterflying in 2017!

Harry LeGrand
Raleigh
Subject: Sumter Co., SC butterflies-12/22/2016
From: "Mike Turner" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Mon, 26 Dec 2016 12:27:41 -0500
On Thursday, December 22, I drove through Manchester State Forest in Sumter
County checking patches of Wild Radish (Raphanus raphinistrum) for
butterflies. Seen were
4 Sleepy Orange, 7 Gulf Fritillarys, 1 Am. Lady, and 7 checkered-skippers.
Happy New Year.

Mike Turner
Raleigh, NC
Subject: Christmas butterflies
From: "Doug Allen" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Sun, 25 Dec 2016 18:50:41 -0500
Merry Christmas from Doug and Judy and the 3 Cloudless Sulphurs that
visited our yard or nearby this warm day.
Doug Allen
Inman, Upstate SC
Subject: Little Yellows in Carteret County, NC
From: "John Fussell" <jfuss AT clis.com>
Date: Thu, 22 Dec 2016 19:39:04 -0500
On Sunday, 18 December, while on the Morehead City Christmas Bird Count, I 
saw 2 Little Yellows near the Harlowe community.

John Fussell
Morehead City, NC 
Subject: Butterfly on first full day of winter in Guilford Co
From: Dennis Burnette <deburnette AT triad.rr.com>
Date: Thu, 22 Dec 2016 16:21:03 -0500
A friend and I were looking for ducks on the lakes in Guilford Co., NC north
of Greensboro this afternoon. At the west Lake Townsend overlook on Doggett
Rd. I saw a Cloudless Sulphur in flight. This was a surprise on the first
full day of winter!
-- 
Dennis Burnette
Greensboro, NC
Guilford County
deburnette AT triad.rr.com

Subject: Butterfly sightings, Durham, NC 12/18/2016
From: "Jeff Pippen" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Mon, 19 Dec 2016 15:22:07 -0500
Butterfliers,

Yesterday, during the annual Christmas Bird Count, field parties tallied 
several butterflies around the Durham area enjoying the unseasonably warm 
weather. 


Cloudless Sulphur, a few
Sleepy Orange
American Snout (Granville Co.)
American Lady
Eastern Comma

https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.jeffpippen.com_butterflies_ecomma.htm&d=CwIFAg&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=AW6ynNwqMRYOC5_V-OXupeOzu1c7t6wxY89gEYYgxa4&m=KUXJxNqDaYUqOt-Mv-kgfhW932dO0_oHtMQZSSyUK0Y&s=jTy8tOIYrm8_SVz-1ukzyPFoCbCvfn0G6SDuiU-LM08&e= 


Happy Holidays!
Jeff

--
Jeffrey S. Pippen
Durham, NC 

https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.jeffpippen.com_&d=CwIFAg&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=AW6ynNwqMRYOC5_V-OXupeOzu1c7t6wxY89gEYYgxa4&m=KUXJxNqDaYUqOt-Mv-kgfhW932dO0_oHtMQZSSyUK0Y&s=ocOv_63ZL4Fq2xxM_ykDBm_0Qlp_YuVNhXnzwlBJcxA&e= 

Subject: Calhoun Co., SC leps 18 Dec 2016
From: "Dennis Forsythe" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Mon, 19 Dec 2016 11:01:07 -0500
All,

While doing the Calhoun Co East section of the Congaree NP CBC yesterday
with temperatures in the 70's I had the following:

Orange Sulfur 1
Cloudless Sulfur 4
Sleepy Orange 1
Gulf Fritillary 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: Cape Romain N. W. R 12/18/16
From: "Chris Snook" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Sun, 18 Dec 2016 20:54:42 -0500
Despite the warm weather and fog that persisted throughout the day I was 
surprised to see

the following butterflies on Cape Island during the McClellanville CBC:

Little Yellow 2

Gulf Fritillary 1

Common Buckeye 3

Monarch 1


Chris Snook,

  Charleston
Subject: Richland and Sumter Counties, SC-12/17 and 12/18/2016
From: "Mike Turner" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Sun, 18 Dec 2016 20:46:32 -0500
I arrived in Columbia, SC on Friday, 12/16, where the temps had not risen
above 40F all day. The next day, Saturday, the high was 72F. Today, Sunday,
it was 74F. I celebrated the warmth and sun by visiting some places in
Richland and Sumter counties, mostly looking for birds.

On Saturday I walked the Bates Ferry Trail of Congaree National Park in
Richland Co. and saw the following, including a lone damselfly, probably in
the genus Ischnura.
Cloudless Sulphur 6
Little Yellow 2
Sleepy Orange 2
Am. Snout 1
Common Buckeye 3

Today I visited Manchester State Forest in Sumter Co. and saw the
following, including 2 damselflies, 1 each Citrine Forktail and Rambur's
Forktail.
Cloudless Sulphur 2
Gulf Fritillary 1
Pearl Crescent 1
Common Buckeye 1

Good butterflying.

Mike Turner
Raleigh, NC
Subject: Cozumel Field Guide updated
From: "Doug Allen" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Sun, 18 Dec 2016 16:22:15 -0500
Just back from 10 days in Quintana Roo, the first six in Cozumel, and today
substituted some better photos plus added 20 new species.  I have
documented ober 85 species for Cozumel, pretty good for a small island less
than 250 square miles!

The link is here- 
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__sites.google.com_site_butterfliesofcozumel_&d=CwIBaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=AW6ynNwqMRYOC5_V-OXupeOzu1c7t6wxY89gEYYgxa4&m=nQdobq61UNO-NbMWJ2lxkdnPgfXTvSpWqqjAc4FM_cU&s=Vgvo9iROiq94qh7xE6pmSY2DIPFliZWXsLUFFs1M6Lg&e= 


I'll be doing mote research and updating the Butterflies of Yucatan
Peninsula  this coming week.

Doug Allen
Inman, SC
Subject: Re: Common Checkered-Skipper in McCormick Co., SC
From: "Dennis Forsythe" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Wed, 14 Dec 2016 16:25:49 -0500
True but I found checkered-skipper in the upstate to be really hard to find
and I am thrilled to have this mating pair.



On Wed, Dec 14, 2016 at 3:37 PM, Harry LeGrand  wrote:

> I would be 99% sure there are still Common Checkereds still in far upstate
> SC. I can't imagine White Checkered in Greenville, Spartanburg, Pickens,
> Oconee, etc.  At least, I think it would be naïve to think the Commons are
> about gone from all of SC.
>
> Harry LeGrand
> Raleigh
>
> On Wed, Dec 14, 2016 at 2:26 PM, Dennis Forsythe 
> wrote:
>
>> Hi All,
>>
>> Brian Scholtens just examined a pair of checkered-skippers I caught near
>> Parksville, McCormick Co, SC 10/21/2016. and they turn out to be Common
>> Checkered-Skippers.  These are the first Common Checkered-Skipper detected
>> in South Carolina since one was collected  October, 2009 in Newberry  Co.
>> Perhaps some Common Checkered-Skippers are still present in the Upper
>> Piedmont of South Carolina.
>>
>> Best regards,
>>
>> 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 <(843)%20795-3996>-home
>> 843.953.7264 <(843)%20953-7264>-fax
>> 843.708.1605 <(843)%20708-1605>-cell
>> dennis.forsythe AT gmail.com
>>
>
>


-- 
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: Re: Common Checkered-Skipper in McCormick Co., SC
From: "Harry LeGrand" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Wed, 14 Dec 2016 15:37:33 -0500
I would be 99% sure there are still Common Checkereds still in far upstate
SC. I can't imagine White Checkered in Greenville, Spartanburg, Pickens,
Oconee, etc.  At least, I think it would be naïve to think the Commons are
about gone from all of SC.

Harry LeGrand
Raleigh

On Wed, Dec 14, 2016 at 2:26 PM, Dennis Forsythe 
wrote:

> Hi All,
>
> Brian Scholtens just examined a pair of checkered-skippers I caught near
> Parksville, McCormick Co, SC 10/21/2016. and they turn out to be Common
> Checkered-Skippers.  These are the first Common Checkered-Skipper detected
> in South Carolina since one was collected  October, 2009 in Newberry  Co.
> Perhaps some Common Checkered-Skippers are still present in the Upper
> Piedmont of South Carolina.
>
> Best regards,
>
> 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 <(843)%20795-3996>-home
> 843.953.7264 <(843)%20953-7264>-fax
> 843.708.1605 <(843)%20708-1605>-cell
> dennis.forsythe AT gmail.com
>
Subject: Common Checkered-Skipper in McCormick Co., SC
From: "Dennis Forsythe" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Wed, 14 Dec 2016 14:26:13 -0500
Hi All,

Brian Scholtens just examined a pair of checkered-skippers I caught near
Parksville, McCormick Co, SC 10/21/2016. and they turn out to be Common
Checkered-Skippers.  These are the first Common Checkered-Skipper detected
in South Carolina since one was collected  October, 2009 in Newberry  Co.
Perhaps some Common Checkered-Skippers are still present in the Upper
Piedmont of South Carolina.

Best regards,

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: Outer Banks butterflies sub 40 degrees F
From: "Jeff Pippen" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Sat, 10 Dec 2016 22:46:27 -0500
Butterfliers,

While leading birding trips for Wings Over Water Encore Weekend at the NC Outer 
Banks this weekend, I enjoyed seeing a few butterflies both yesterday morning 
and this morning before the thermometer even hit 40 degrees. Yesterday (9 Dec) 
we spotted two different American Ladies, one at the Coastal Studies Institute 
between Manteo and Wanchese (attached), and one at the Pea Island Visitor 
Center. This morning along the dike at the South Pond impoundment at Pea 
Island, we kicked up a Common Buckeye. 


Good Butterflying,
Jeff

--
Jeffrey S. Pippen
Durham, NC 

https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.jeffpippen.com_&d=CwIFAg&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=AW6ynNwqMRYOC5_V-OXupeOzu1c7t6wxY89gEYYgxa4&m=q5ylCIGoIF05kth-i3eMGDvm7ha3Qpd2ePjG3MQQw_Y&s=Mmc9hjbjHHQa30OEAKlT342l8lrBiwS9NW3P37XXWVg&e= 

Subject: Gulf Fritillay
From: "kastners" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Fri, 2 Dec 2016 11:43:04 -0500
I found a Gulf Fritillary on the Camellia in our yard on December 1. It was 
very fresh and very small. Temperature was around 60 degrees. 


Marty Kastner
Blythewood, SC 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10
Subject: 7 Species at Museum of Life & Science
From: Richard Stickney <RichardS AT ncmls.org>
Date: Fri, 2 Dec 2016 17:35:26 +0000
Hi all,

With the nice weather this week I've seen some unexpected species the last few 
days. 


11/30:
Cloudless Sulphur - visiting Loquat flowers
American Lady - same flowers
Pearl Crescent - visiting Aster
Silver-spotted Skipper - fresh one, latest seen in these parts, on Loquat

12/1:
RED-SPOTTED PURPLE - worn one, apparently a new state late record by almost 2 
weeks, on Loquat 

American Lady - on Aster
Fiery Skipper - visiting Heliotrope and Rosemary flowers
Clouded Skipper

Our Loquat tree blooms every year about this time and is full of insects 
anytime it's above 50 degrees and sunny. 


KNOW WONDER(r)
MUSEUM of LIFE + SCIENCE

Richard Stickney | Lead Conservatory Specialist
919.220.5429 x386 : p
919.220.5575 : f
RichardS AT ncmls.org
lifeandscience.org
Subject: Late sightings
From: "Tom Krakauer" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Mon, 28 Nov 2016 08:52:22 -0500
I went to Brickhouse Rd  (Durham, Co) yesterday with the Chapel Hill Bird Club.

1 variegated fritillary, 2 american buckeyes and one species of ode
We saw 2 beautiful male Autumn Meadowhawks (Sympetrum vicinum).

Gorgeous day.

Tom Krakauer
Bahama, NC

Sent from my iPad
Subject: a comment regarding the Crystal Skipper
From: "John Fussell" <jfuss AT clis.com>
Date: Sat, 26 Nov 2016 11:17:24 -0500
I believe it is the case that the range of the Crystal Skipper is restricted 
to the section of coast from the Rachel Carson Reserve and Fort Macon State 
Park westward to Bear Island.

It is my understanding that the species has not been found on nearby (nearby 
to Rachel Carson and Fort Macon) Shackleford Banks, and that it has been 
suggested that this may be due to the presence of horses there.

Yesterday, while I was walking through the dunes at west Shackleford, I 
noticed an exclosure (perhaps put in to study the impact of the horses).  At 
this time of year, the fruiting structures of the Crystal Skipper's larval 
plant food (seaside little bluestem) are very evident.  The difference in 
the vegetation between the exclosure and other side of the fence was really 
striking, with an abundance of the seaside little bluestem within the 
exclosure and its virtual absence inches away.

Some of you may be aware of this, but I was impressed by the results of the 
experiment, whether it was intended to address this question of not.

By the way, there are also feral horses on the Rachel Carson Reserve, but I 
don't think they spend much time on the corner of the reserve with the best 
skipper habitat.  (Unfortunately, that area of very good habitat has been 
eroding at a steady rate for many years.)

John Fussell
Morehead City, NC 
Subject: Butterflies Seagrove NC Area
From: Dennis Burnette <deburnette AT triad.rr.com>
Date: Fri, 25 Nov 2016 17:18:57 -0500
This morning, 11-25-16, I was in the Seagrove, NC area where Randolph,
Montgomery and Moore Counties come together. It was around 70 degrees and
sunny. I found a Fiery Skipper and a Sachem skipper on a mound of Frost
Aster in Randolph County, and in each of the three counties I saw a
Cloudless Sulphur flying across the road for a total of five butterflies on
a late November morning.

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

Subject: Clemson Research and Education Center
From: "kastners" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Fri, 25 Nov 2016 16:13:28 -0500
    

Today 11/25/16, at the Clemson Research and Education Center in Columia, SC 
Dave and I saw the following: 

Little Yellow   1Cloudless Sulphur   3Gulf Fritillary   2Common Buckeye   
8Skipper species  1 

Marty KastnerRichland County, SC

Sent from my Verizon 4G LTE smartphone
Subject: Zebra Heliconian and Cassius Blue in Charleston
From: "Nate Dias" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Sat, 26 Nov 2016 08:12:55 -0500
Yesterday I was helping with some outdoor work at my parent's place on the
western edge of Charleston.  Good butterfly activity at their nectar plants.

Highlight was a Zebra Heliconian I saw out a window while talking on the
phone with Dennis Forsythe.  I rushed to get my camera but when I got out
in the back yard it was nowhere to be seen.

Other leps included a Cassius Blue, Monarchs, Long-tailed
Skipper, multiple small skipper species (Clouded? and UFO grass skippers),
Gulf Frits, Cloudless Sulphurs, Buckeyes and Sleepy Orange.

The most activity was around the African Blue Basil plants.  These are
exceptional nectar plants for your garden.   They bloom from spring through
to winter and are the most cold-hardy basils.  And unlike other basil
varieties - they keep blooming continuously without the need to pinch off
flower heads before they go to seed and the plant stops blooming.  They are
a hub of activity for butterflies, moths, bees, and all manner of insects.

Other nectar sources attracting leps included various Aesclepias,
late-blooming asters (including Climbing Aster - another great plant),
Firespikes, Cigar Plant, Lantana, Turk's-cap Hibiscus, Ageratum and
Camellia sasanqua.

One of the Monarchs was ovipositing on Aesclepias tuberosa - a vain attempt
I am afraid.

Nathan Dias - Charleston, SC
Subject: Pitt County, 24 November 2016
From: "Abdulali, Salman" <ABDULALIS AT ecu.edu>
Date: Thu, 24 Nov 2016 19:56:34 +0000
Thankful today (2016-11-24) for two butterflies seen at the Pitt County 
Arboretum. 


Cloudless Sulphur, 1
Common Checkered-Skipper, 1, new late date for Pitt (*)

* and thanks to Tom and Harry for getting the websites back up, thus making it 
easy to check late dates. 


Salman Abdulali
Greenville, NC
Subject: Congaree NP
From: "kastners" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Tue, 22 Nov 2016 16:20:01 -0500
Dave and I joined a walk with SCAN (South Carolina Association of Naturalists) 
at Congaree National Park, Bates Ferry Trail and the Bates Trail on 11/19/16. 
The weather was mostly sunny with a high around 70. We had the following: 


Little Yellow   5
Sleepy Orange   5
Cloudless Sulphur   8
Gulf Fritillary   5
Gulf Fritillary caterpillars   3
Pearl Crescent   48
Lady species   2
Red Admiral   1
Common Buckeye   4
Red-spotted Purple   2
Long-tailed Skipper   2
White Checkered-Skipper   5
Tropical Checkered-Skipper   11
Checkered-Skipper species   14
Southern Skipperling   1
Fiery Skipper   2
Dun Skipper   1

Marty Kastner
Richland County, SC


Sent from Mail for Windows 10
Subject: Myrtle Beach Area Butterflies
From: Dennis Burnette <deburnette AT triad.rr.com>
Date: Mon, 21 Nov 2016 17:09:38 -0500
On Saturday, 11-19-16, my wife and I spent the day birding and butterflying
in the Myrtle Beach area. At Huntington Beach State Park there were very few
nectar sources. We saw three species, and we added a fly-by Monarch further
south at Litchfield. In Myrtle Beach State Park there are lots of Indian
Blanket flowers in bloom where most of the butterflies were as well as
Sneezeweed that attracted a couple of Clouded Sulfurs. We saw 9 species in
MBSP including another fly-by Monarch. Cloudless Sulphurs were common along
roadsides throughout the day. We didnt attempt to keep a count. Heres our
list:

HBSP - Georgetown Co:

Cloudless Sulphur 6
Gulf Fritillary 2
Long-tailed Skipper 1
Monarch 1 (Litchfield Beach)

MBSP - Horry Co:

Cloudless Sulphur 12
Orange Sulphur 6
Little Yellow 5
Gulf Fritillary 8
Common Buckeye 7
Monarch 1
Checkered Skipper 5
Fiery Skipper 2
Un-ID dark skipper 1

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

Subject: Butterflies up to last night's cold front
From: "Doug Allen" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Sun, 20 Nov 2016 13:43:58 -0500
I was outside the country from Nov. 6 until the 15th.  Before leaving,
Cloudless Sulphurs had been abundant, as reported earlier, with Gulf
Fritillaries and Clouded Skippers also extremely common.  Variegated
Fritillaries seemed unusually common.  Cloudless Sulphurs were on the move,
flying southward, over several weeks. Most other species seemed not
unusually common. Monarchs were uncommon with only 5 seen all fall.
Hairstreaks were almost absent.

Upon return Nov. 16, there were many fewer Cloudless Sulphurs, though they,
Gulf Fritillaries, Variegated Fritillaries, and Clouded Skippers remained
common. There seemed to be the normal numbers of American Ladies, Buckeyes,
Sachem, Fiery, and Clouded Skippers.  The occasional Sleepy Orange and
Pearl Crescent have been seen.  One Red-banded Hairstreak and single late,
Long-tailed Skippers and  Ocola Skippers were seen Nov.17.

Here on the hilltop, we will probably avoid the frosts predicted for
tonight and tomorrow night.  If so, surviving butterflies will find the Mum
pacifica and other surviving flowers we usually have until well into
December.

Doug Allen
Windmill Hill
Inman, upstate SC
Subject: A few late season leps, Macon County, NC
From: "Jason Love" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Sun, 20 Nov 2016 12:23:59 -0500
Folks,
Here are a few leps I've seen lately while performing field work at Coweeta
Hydrologic Laboratory in Macon County:

11/18/2016
Cloudless Sulphur - 2
Painted Lady - 1

11/9/2016
Gulf Fritillary - 1

Jason Love
Otto, NC
Subject: Buncombe, 18th November
From: "Doug Johnston" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Sun, 20 Nov 2016 07:27:38 -0500
Temps in the 70’s this past Friday (18th Nov) was maybe the last hurrah for 
the local leps here in North Buncombe. 


Cabbage white - 3
Cloudless sulphur - 1  (3 on 17th)
Variegated fritillary - 9
Clouded skipper - 1

Doug
Subject: Butterflies Mecklenburg Co.
From: "Kevin Metcalf" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Sat, 19 Nov 2016 19:01:43 -0500 (GMT-05:00)




Subject: Bear Island leps
From: "\"drivesa3 AT aol.com\"" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps@duke.edu>
Date: Fri, 18 Nov 2016 15:54:41 -0500
 I spent the night of Sunday 11/13 at Hammocks Beach SP and was surprised to 
find the following: 

Cloudless Sulphur 2Monarch 3 (2 nectaring on an unfamiliar flower, 1 flying due 
west) 

George AndrewsIndian Trail, NC
Sent from my LG G4, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone
Subject: A few butterflies at Raulston Arboretum, NC
From: "Harry LeGrand" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Fri, 18 Nov 2016 13:38:58 -0500
After doing some birding south of Raleigh, Wake Co, this morning (Nov. 18),
I stopped by Raulston Arboretum to see what (little?) was still flying. As
expected, the staff there have removed some beds of flowers that I hoped
would still be in bloom -- lantana especially, and the large canna bed is
now dug up and gone as well. At least, some composites, mostly asters, were
still left alone and were blooming. Here is what I saw from 10:45 - 11:30:

Pipevine Swallowtail  1  quite fresh; a surprise
Cabbage White  2
Orange Sulphur  1   this was at Chi Road on the NC State farm fields and
not Raulston
Cloudless Sulphur  2
Sleepy Orange 1
Red-banded Hairstreak  1   another surprise, and also fresh
Variegated Fritillary  1   somewhat worn
Common Buckeye  1   fresh
American Lady  3  medium wear
Common Checkered-Skipper  2    fairly fresh males
Fiery Skipper  5
Clouded Skipper   1  worn

Harry LeGrand
Raleigh
Subject: Berkeley Co., SC leps 16 Nov. 2016
From: "Dennis Forsythe" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Wed, 16 Nov 2016 19:34:33 -0500
Hi All,

Today I went with Matt Campbell and his CSU Ornithology class to Hoover Rd
in the Berkeley County section of the Francis Marion NF.  There was a lot
of Blazing Star and blue aster.  We had:

Cloudless Sulfur 3
Little Yellow 17
Sleepy Orange 1
Gulf Fritillary 2
Common Buckeye 2
Monarch 1
Long-tailed 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: Gateway Gardens Butterflies Greensboro NC
From: Dennis Burnette <deburnette AT triad.rr.com>
Date: Fri, 11 Nov 2016 21:21:16 -0500
This afternoon, Friday, Nov. 11, I looked for butterflies in Gateway Gardens
in Greensboro, NC. The weather was sunny, about 68 degrees, with a light
breeze. There were few plants in bloom. I found one flowerbed with a pale
orange variety of Purple Coneflower on one side and a pink variety with an
enlarged central cone on the other side of some shrubs. Interestingly,
there were no pollinators at all on the pink variety, while there were a few
skippers and moths on the orange one. There were no true butterflies. Here
is the list:
 
Fiery Skipper 2
Sachem 1
Ocola Skipper 2
Ailanthus Webworm Moth 4
Unidentified micro moth 1

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

Subject: Monarch and Common Checkered Skipper in N. Durham County
From: "Tom Krakauer" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Fri, 11 Nov 2016 11:33:40 -0500
I had a very fresh monarch and a common checkered skipper in my backyard 
11/10/16 

Tom Krakauer 
Bahama, NC

Sent from my iPad
Subject: Winston-Salem 11/10/16
From: "Gene Schepker" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Fri, 11 Nov 2016 08:22:04 -0500
One Sleepy Orange in Garden, temperature 60 degrees.

Gene Schepker
Subject: North Buncombe 10th November
From: "Doug Johnston" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Thu, 10 Nov 2016 19:10:49 -0500
A high of 62F, a light breeze and clear skies brought out some butterflies this 
afternoon around the house. They were mostly interested in some dwarf Zinnias 
that have so far survived our light frosts. 


Variegated fritillary - 7
Checkered skipper - 1
Clouded skipper - 2
Fiery skipper - 2
Sachem - 3

Doug

Subject: One butterfly, four moths
From: Dennis Burnette <deburnette AT triad.rr.com>
Date: Wed, 09 Nov 2016 09:59:43 -0500
On Tuesday afternoon, 8th of November, I looked for butterflies in the
Greensboro Arboretum with very little success. The weather was mostly cloudy
and about 60 degrees, which didnt help, but I think the main issue was that
our on-going drought has left most of the potential nectar sources wilted
and devoid of nectar. I saw three species of bees, among them just two
honeybees, and a fly. I also spotted four species of day-flying moths that
were seeking nectar from flowers. In addition to a micromoth that I didnt
recognize, I saw several each of the following species:
 
Ailanthus Webworm, Atteva punctella  6 or 7
 
Celery Looper Moth, Anagrapha falcifera (thanks to Bob Perkins for putting
me on the ID for this one)  3 on one mound of asters
 
Yellow-collared Scape Moth, Cisseps fulvicollis  about 4


I saw only one butterfly, Common Buckeye.

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

Subject: {Restored] Caw Caw Environmental Center, SC leps 2 Nov 2016
From: "Dennis Forsythe" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Thu, 3 Nov 2016 06:27:08 -0400
All,

Yesterday from 1:30-3:00 PM I went with Matt Campbell's Ornithology Class
to Caw Caw Environmental Center.  In a 1.5 mi walk out to the rice fields
and back we had:
Cloudless Sulfur 9
Little Yellow 1
Common Buckeye 2

later Donna had a Zebra Longwing in the center's butterfly garden.

Regards,

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: York, Chester, Fairfield and Orangeburg Co, SC leps 7 Nov 2016
From: "Dennis Forsythe" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Tue, 8 Nov 2016 06:49:35 -0500
Hi All,

I spent some time yesterday upstate in an unsuccessful search for
checkered-skippers.  I had:

York  Co-Rock Hill Blackjacks HP
Gulf Fritillary 1

Chester Co-Richburg
Gulf Fritillary 1
Common Buckeye 2
Pearl Crescent 1
Fiery Skipper 4

Fairfield Co-Old River Rd
Little Yellow 2
Gulf Fritillary 5
Varigated Fritillary 1
Common Buckeye 1
Fiery Skipper 1

Orangeburg Co-Supersod
Orange Sulfur 1
Cabbage Butterfly 2
Gulf Fritillary 1
Fiery Skipper 6
Ocola Skipper 2

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: Congaree NP
From: "kastners" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Sun, 6 Nov 2016 13:36:01 -0500
Yesterday, November 5, 2016, Dave and I visited parts of Congaree National Park 
near Hwy. 601. Mosquitos were terrible! 


Bates Trail   12:00-1:40, sunny and breezy, temps 61-65 degrees

Sleepy Orange   3
Cloudless Sulphur   4
Gulf Fritillary   16
Variegated Fritillary   3
Pearl Crescent   27
American Lady   1
Red Admiral   1
Common Buckeye   7
Long-tailed Skipper   2
White Checkered-Skipper 5
Tropical Checkered-Skipper   1
Checkered-Skipper species 6 (most of these were probably White, but did not 
land long 

 enough to see the field marks) 

Southern Skipperling   3
Fiery Skipper   11
Dun Skipper   7

New park area directly across 601 from the Bates Trail   1:50-2:30 

Little Yellow   3
Sleepy Orange   1
Gulf Fritillary   1
Variegated Fritillary   1
Pearl Crescent   82
Common Buckeye   1
Carolina/Intricate Satyr   6
White Checkered-Skipper   7
Tropical Checkered-Skipper   1
Checkered-Skipper species   7
Fiery Skipper   6
Clouded Skipper   2
Dun Skipper   1

Bates Bridge Landing This area is not actually part of the NP, 2:33-3:00, 68 
degrees 


Sleepy Orange   4
Cloudless Sulphur   3
Gulf Fritillary   7
Variegated Fritillary   2
Pearl Crescent   21
American Lady   1
Common Buckeye   6
White Checkered-Skipper   9
Checkered-Skipper species   13
Fiery Skipper   4
Dun Skipper   2

Marty Kastner
Richland County, SC


Sent from Mail for Windows 10
Subject: Salem Creek Greenway Butterflies
From: "Gene Schepker" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Sat, 5 Nov 2016 18:45:34 -0400
From 2-4:00 under sunny skies, 70 degrees mostly, Lois Schneider and I
found the following:

Variegated Fritillary 9
Common Buckeye 12
Cabbage White 4
Cloudless Sulphur 1
Orange Sulphur 10
Pearl Crescent 2
Clouded Skipper 3
Sachem 1
Fiery Skipper 11
Common Checkered Skipper 13
Ocola Skipper 2
Monarch 1

Most of the nectaring was on Frost Asters.

Gene Schepker (and Lois Schneider)
Subject: Re: Patriots Point, SC leps 4 Nov. 2016
From: "Dennis Forsythe" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Sat, 5 Nov 2016 07:57:55 -0400
and 3 Long-tailed Skippers

On Sat, Nov 5, 2016 at 7:12 AM, Dennis Forsythe 
wrote:

> All,
>
> On Thursday Nathan Dias had a major flight of butterflies at Patriots
> Point.  Unfortunately Donna and I were occupied elsewhere, so we went
> yesterday afternoon even though it was completely overcast.  We did have
> some activity but not like Nathan had the day before. We saw:
>
> Cloudless Sulfur 2
> Cassius/Ceraunus Blue 1
> Gulf Fritiallary 9
> Monarch 8
> Tropical Checkered-Skipper 1 male
> Fiery Skipper 1
> Ocola Skipper 4
>
> 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
>



-- 
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: Patriots Point, SC leps 4 Nov. 2016
From: "Dennis Forsythe" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Sat, 5 Nov 2016 07:12:51 -0400
All,

On Thursday Nathan Dias had a major flight of butterflies at Patriots
Point.  Unfortunately Donna and I were occupied elsewhere, so we went
yesterday afternoon even though it was completely overcast.  We did have
some activity but not like Nathan had the day before. We saw:

Cloudless Sulfur 2
Cassius/Ceraunus Blue 1
Gulf Fritiallary 9
Monarch 8
Tropical Checkered-Skipper 1 male
Fiery Skipper 1
Ocola Skipper 4

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: 11/4/16 Lewisville, Forsyth County , NC
From: "Sven Halling" <shalling AT triad.rr.com>
Date: Fri, 4 Nov 2016 22:06:49 -0400 (EDT)
Butterflies seen in central Lewisville(all in meadow habitat). There are still
Frost Asters around. Over 71 F and sunny. Walked for about 40 minutes.


Cloudless Sulphur			2
Sleepy Orange			        1
Gray Hairstreak			        1
Eastern Tailed-Blue			1
Variegated Fritillary			2
Pearl Crescent			        4
Common Buckeye			15

Common Checkered-Skipper	4
Clouded Skipper			        1
Fiery Skipper				        6
Sachem				                1
Ocola					        3


Sven Halling
Lewisville, NC
Subject: Re: song suggestions?
From: "Harry LeGrand" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Fri, 4 Nov 2016 11:27:52 -0400
.
I replied privately, as did a number of other folks, on the mystery song. I
will publicly respond here -- as there has been no follow-up yet from the
inquirer.  I think the description matches a Fox Sparrow.  Hopefully that
is what it was; they at times sing in fall and in winter, they have a long
and quite melodious song, that indeed is quite "sweet".

Harry LeGrand
Raleigh

On Thu, Nov 3, 2016 at 3:46 PM, Jerry Kerschner  wrote:

> *The rest of us may never know....*
> *Jerry K*
> *Pawleys Island*
>
> *From:* Betsy Kane (via carolinabirds Mailing List)
> *Sent:* Thursday, November 3, 2016 2:39 PM
> *To:* Carolinabirds Listserve
> *Subject:* Re: song suggestions?
>
> Thanks Brian, Marilyn, Jeannie, Kay, Kevin, Patrick, Joe, and Gale for the
> song suggestions.  I'll check these out!
> Betsy Kane
>
>
>
> On Thu, Nov 3, 2016 at 1:40 PM, Betsy Kane  wrote:
>
>> New yard bird that lately arrived is singing a beautiful song I wish I
>> could identify.
>>
>> Description of song:
>> very long,
>> melodious and sweet,
>> variable (that is, song contains many elements).
>> Heard only in early mornings, before 8:30 a.m.
>>
>> The length and overall sweet melodic quality reminds me of a Song Sparrow
>> -- but not as "chink"-y, and less dynamic in pitch and volume.
>>
>> I started hearing it right after the following birds arrived (by sight),
>> a few days ago:  junco, yellow-bellied sapsucker.  Ruby-crowned kinglets
>> and white-throated sparrows have been around for two weeks prior.  I know
>> (or think I know) it is not any of these.
>> Any suggestions?
>>
>> Betsy Kane
>> Raleigh
>>
>>
>>
>
>
>
> --
>
> Nothing worth doing is completed in our lifetime; therefore, we are saved
> by hope. Nothing true or beautiful or good makes complete sense in any
> immediate context of history; therefore, we are saved by faith. Nothing we
> do, however virtuous, can be accomplished alone; therefore, we are saved by
> love. -- Reinhold Niebuhr
>
Subject: Folly Beach, SC leps 3 Nov. 2016
From: "Dennis Forsythe" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Fri, 4 Nov 2016 07:08:10 -0400
Hi All,

Donna and I spent about an hour yesterday afternoon at the North end of
Folly Beach and had the following leps:

Cloudless Sulfur 11
Little Yellow 6
Cassius Blue 10
Gulf Fritillary 25
Zebra Longwing  1
Common Buckeye 1
Monarchs 25 1 tagged
Long-tailed Skipper 9
Tropical Checkered-Skipper 1 male
Fiery Skipper 5
Ocola Skipper 10

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: 11/03/16 Dinkins Bottoms, Yadkin County , NC
From: "Sven Halling" <shalling AT triad.rr.com>
Date: Thu, 3 Nov 2016 17:25:38 -0400 (EDT)
Visited Dinkins Bottoms and hiked the longer route. The Frost Asters are
almost gone and the nectar flower of the day was a Yellow Oxalis. In a
harvested corn field that’s where all the Little Yellows nectared. 80 F and
sunny. Walked for 3 hours (1 – 4 pm).

Cabbage White			1
Cloudless Sulphur			6
Little Yellow				5
Sleepy Orange			60
Variegated Fritillary			10
Pearl Crescent			10
Common Buckeye			18
Carolina Satyr			5
Monarch				1

Common Checkered-Skipper	2
Clouded Skipper			2

Sven Halling
Lewisville, NC
Subject: Caw Caw Environmental Center, SC leps 2 Nov 2016
From: "Dennis Forsythe" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Thu, 3 Nov 2016 06:27:08 -0400
All,

Yesterday from 1:30-3:00 PM I went with Matt Campbell's Ornithology Class
to Caw Caw Environmental Center.  In a 1.5 mi walk out to the rice fields
and back we had:
Cloudless Sulfur 9
Little Yellow 1
Common Buckeye 2

later Donna had a Zebra Longwing in the center's butterfly garden.

Regards,

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: 11/1/16 Lewisville, Forsyth County , NC
From: "Sven Halling" <shalling AT triad.rr.com>
Date: Wed, 2 Nov 2016 20:25:46 -0400 (EDT)
Butterflies seen in central Lewisville(all in meadow habitat). Frost Asters
attracted most of the counted butterflies. Over 80 F and sunny. Walked for
less than ½ an hour.


Orange Sulphur			1
Cloudless Sulphur			1
Gray Hairstreak			1
Variegated Fritillary			1
Pearl Crescent			1
Common Buckeye			14
Monarch				2

Common Checkered-Skipper	2
Fiery Skipper				11
Sachem				7
Ocola					5

Yellow-collared Scape Moth	9


Sven Halling
Lewisville, NC
Subject: Butterflies of North Carolina website is back online!
From: "Harry LeGrand" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Wed, 2 Nov 2016 19:33:24 -0400
Fellow biologists:

Tom Howard has worked hard in recent weeks to get the websites that went
down in September 2015 back online. The *Mammals of North Carolina* website
came back online a week ago, and many of you have been submitting records
and photos.

Just today Tom gave me the OK to make the announcement that the *Butterflies
of North Carolina* is now back online. The URL should be the same one as
you bookmarked previously:


https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__dpr.ncparks.gov_nbnc_index.html&d=CwIBaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=AW6ynNwqMRYOC5_V-OXupeOzu1c7t6wxY89gEYYgxa4&m=ImhapsRoHq8_nSs0s36NYj-ENMCjY8HlE4gGcxQVDgo&s=EHrrnMMpqzInH1k9U6vRxGCzOgu-Je7_ujlmkFvIjKI&e= 


Though the PDF for the 177 species accounts has been available since March
2016, this will be the first time that viewers will see the species account
pages with new county records from 2015, and updated text from a year ago.
Also, there is a new page for the Crystal Skipper (*Atrytonopsis quinteri)*,
as the publication of the paper describing it came out in November 2015.
(Many of you have seen this page on the PDF.)

Tom will be working to get the *Odonates of North Carolina* website back
online next. Following that, the *Moths of North Carolina* website should
come online; this is a new one that the public has not yet seen. A few
additional websites will come online afterwards, including a new one
on the *Vascular
Plants of North Carolina*.

Let Tom or me know if these are glitches you see. I have noted a tiny one
or two, such as separate paragraphs on the PDFs run together on the website
accounts, and a few pages that are expanded on the screen, likely due to a
large top photo (e.g., White Checkered-Skipper). But, no data seem to be
missing.

Also, we will want to add some new photos where and when we can, so if you
have photos of rare species or excellent quality ones that would improve a
species page, send Tom photos so that he can upload them.  Photos of
Intricate Satyr would be especially welcome, as we have none on the species
page.

Enjoy, and let us know if you run into any glitches, etc. As always, I have
entered all of the 2016 butterfly reports from carolinaleps into an Excel
file and will send that to Tom after January 1 for the next approximation
update.

Harry LeGrand  
   and
Tom Howard 
Subject: Folly Beach, SC leps 31 Oct 2016
From: "Dennis Forsythe" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Wed, 2 Nov 2016 06:27:21 -0400
Hi All,

Donna and I spent a couple hours in the PM at both ends of Folly Beach, SC
31 Oct 2016.  We had:

Little Yellow 4
Cloudless Sulfur 27
Casius Blue 7
Gulf Fritillary 76+
Zebra Longwing 1
Common Buckeye 3
Monarch 9 including a marked mating pair
Long-tailed Skipper 3
Fiery Skipper 2
Ocola Skipper 3

Regards,

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: Blur Ridge Parkway Monarchs
From: Loretta Lutman <butterflies_bg AT triad.rr.com>
Date: Tue, 1 Nov 2016 12:29:38 -0400
 A trip on the Blue Ridge Parkway from Waynesville to Highway 276, exit to The 
Cradle of Forestry, October 25th and 26th, my husband and I saw Monarchs all 
along the way, probably about 18 in all. There was an abundance of Gulf 
Fritillaries and Common Buckeye as well. 


We returned home to Asheboro Oct. 27th and had from four to six Monarchs each 
day, with the exception of yesterday, when we had only one. 



Loretta Lutman
Subject: Skippers in Durham & Raleigh
From: Richard Stickney <RichardS AT ncmls.org>
Date: Tue, 1 Nov 2016 16:01:23 +0000
Hi all,

We had a Long-tailed Skipper hanging out at the Museum's butterfly bushes for a 
while last Friday along with a fresh Variegated Fritillary on our asters. I 
visited Raulston Arboretum Sunday and saw a fresh Brazilian Skipper. I got a 
photo of it nectaring on Dianthus (pinks). 


Richard Stickney
NC Museum of Life & Science

www.flickr.com/photos/rstickney 


Subject: Fwd: Monarchs at the beach
From: "Jeff Pippen" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Mon, 31 Oct 2016 17:15:32 -0400
> -----Forwarded Message----- 
> From: nottke1 
> Sent: Oct 30, 2016 5:48 PM 
> To: Carolinaleps 
> Subject: Monarchs at the beach 
> 
> Beautiful day in Duck - 75 degrees, very light SW breeze, thin cloud cover.
> 
> On the beach at noon I counted an average of six Monarchs per minute over a 
40 minute period, all heading south. Most were only a few feet above the sand. 

> 
> On the west shore of the sound at about 3:00 I counted 2+ Monarchs per minute 
over a 15 minute period, all heading south. 

> 
> Also seen were;
> 20+ Cloudless Sulphur
> 2  Common Buckeye
> 1  Red Admiral
> 
> Jim Nottke
Subject: Re: Beaver Lake BF
From: "Harry LeGrand" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Mon, 31 Oct 2016 15:34:01 -0400
Sorry -- Miles Buddy from Asheville, NC.

On Mon, Oct 31, 2016 at 3:33 PM, Harry LeGrand  wrote:

> The sender's name is Miles Buddy. He just e-mailed me personally, but so
> that others know ....
>
> Harry LeGrand
>
> On Sun, Oct 30, 2016 at 4:35 PM, mbuddy4151  wrote:
>
>> I haven't posted here in years, and next spring when less come back out
>> again,
>> I'll be more active. We've been seeing lots of Monarchs at Asheville
>> School
>> this fall, which is promising, as well as Gulf Fritillaries. Anyway, I
>> saw a
>> very worn Viceroy at Beaver Lake today while I was birding. Naturally I
>> thought it was a Monarch at first.
>>
>
>
Subject: Re: Beaver Lake BF
From: "Harry LeGrand" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Mon, 31 Oct 2016 15:33:00 -0400
The sender's name is Miles Buddy. He just e-mailed me personally, but so
that others know ....

Harry LeGrand

On Sun, Oct 30, 2016 at 4:35 PM, mbuddy4151  wrote:

> I haven't posted here in years, and next spring when less come back out
> again,
> I'll be more active. We've been seeing lots of Monarchs at Asheville School
> this fall, which is promising, as well as Gulf Fritillaries. Anyway, I saw
> a
> very worn Viceroy at Beaver Lake today while I was birding. Naturally I
> thought it was a Monarch at first.
>
Subject: Santee NWR, SC leps 29 October 2016
From: "Dennis Forsythe" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Mon, 31 Oct 2016 07:37:10 -0400
All,

I helped Nathan Dias with a bird walk at the Pine Is section Santee NWR, SC
29 Oct. 2016 and had a few butterflies.

Sleepy Orange 1 visitors center
Gulf Fritillary 1
Common Buckeye 1
Monarch 5 4 at PI and 1 at visitors center
Fiery 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: 10/29/16 Lewisville, Forsyth County , NC
From: "Sven Halling" <shalling AT triad.rr.com>
Date: Sun, 30 Oct 2016 20:27:14 -0400 (EDT)
Butterflies seen in central Lewisville in a little patch with Frost Asters
just across from Lewisville’s only traffic light.

Sleepy Orange			1
American Lady			1

Common Checkered-Skipper	2
Clouded Skipper			1
Sachem				3

Sven Halling
Lewisville, NC
Subject: Pitt County, 30 October 2016
From: <abdulalis AT ecu.edu>
Date: Sun, 30 Oct 2016 19:06:32 -0400 (EDT)
Posting from the list web page, since 2 attempts at posting by email did not
go through.

I saw some butterflies today at the Pitt County Arboretum and the ECU campus
(Pitt County, 2016-10-30). River Park North is still inaccessible in the
aftermath of Matthew.

Long-Tailed Skipper, 1
Silver-spotted Skipper, 1
Fiery Skipper, 30
Ocola Skipper, 15
Cloudless Sulphur, 1
Cabbage White, 1
Monarch, 9
American Lady, 4
Common Buckeye, 1
Pearl Crescent, 1

Salman Abdulali
Greenville, NC
Subject: Re: Beaver Lake BF
From: "Harry LeGrand" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Sun, 30 Oct 2016 17:18:37 -0400
Posters to the website need to provide his or her name; city or town also
recommended. I enter butterfly records in a database for the butterflies of
NC website, so ..... I need an observer.

Harry LeGrand
Raleigh

On Sun, Oct 30, 2016 at 4:35 PM, mbuddy4151  wrote:

> I haven't posted here in years, and next spring when less come back out
> again,
> I'll be more active. We've been seeing lots of Monarchs at Asheville School
> this fall, which is promising, as well as Gulf Fritillaries. Anyway, I saw
> a
> very worn Viceroy at Beaver Lake today while I was birding. Naturally I
> thought it was a Monarch at first.
>
Subject: Beaver Lake BF
From: "mbuddy4151" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Sun, 30 Oct 2016 16:35:35 -0400 (EDT)
I haven't posted here in years, and next spring when less come back out again,
I'll be more active. We've been seeing lots of Monarchs at Asheville School
this fall, which is promising, as well as Gulf Fritillaries. Anyway, I saw a
very worn Viceroy at Beaver Lake today while I was birding. Naturally I
thought it was a Monarch at first.
Subject: Raulston Arboretum, NC, butterflies
From: "Harry LeGrand" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Sun, 30 Oct 2016 15:56:04 -0400
I spent an hour at the arboretum here in Raleigh early this afternoon,
under "hot" conditions, with a SW breeze. Thankfully, it wasn't overrun
with people, but there are still lots of good nectar sources in bloom, and
lots of butterflies. Of course, the species number continues to dwindle.
Here are my totals:

Cabbage White  6
Orange Sulphur  2
Cloudless Sulphur  8
Sleepy Orange 1  very fresh
Gulf Fritillary  4   a few quite fresh and frisky
Variegated Fritillary  3   all very worn
Common Buckeye  6
American Lady  1   fresh
Monarch  6
Common Checkered-Skipper  22
Fiery Skipper  30
Clouded Skipper  7   all worn
Sachem  1   worn male
BRAZILIAN SKIPPER  2
Ocola Skipper  4   a few not worn

One of the Brazilian Skippers was trying to copulate with another; at a
large canna patch.  The male was chasing anything around or in the canna
patch.  I think all of my other records for Brazilian here (four or five
times) have been of singles, so this is my high count away from the coast.

Surprised not to see any Pearl Crescents, despite all of the asters in
bloom at the garden. I'm sure I'll see plenty of crescents when I check out
the NC State farm fields in a few days; frost asters are very common in the
ditches and road margins.

Harry LeGrand
Raleigh
Subject: Re: Many fall butterflies- few Monarchs
From: "Doug Allen" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Sat, 29 Oct 2016 16:21:28 -0400
Sorry Dennis-
Correction!  Sorry, no it was the common White-checkered Skipper.
Doug


On Sat, Oct 29, 2016 at 4:07 PM, Dennis Forsythe 
wrote:

> Doug,
>
> You sure it was a Common Checkered-Skipper and not a White
> checkered-Skipper?  Was it a male?  Could you have caught it?  We have not
> seen a Common Checkered-Skipper in SC since 2009.
>
> Best regards,
>
> Dennis
>
> On Sat, Oct 29, 2016 at 3:00 PM, Doug Allen  wrote:
>
>> I've only been doing casual butterflying in my gardens and the neighbors'
>> here on Windmill Hill.  There have been hundreds of Cloudless Sulphurs
>> visiting on their way south, more than any other year.  At least dozens of
>> Gulf Fritillaries also visiting.  American Ladies, Buckeyes, and Variegated
>> Fritillaries have been normal- common., and we have had the occasional
>> Cabbage White (one today), Sleepy Orange, and Little Orange.   Have seen a
>> couple of Pearl Crescent, Red-banded and Grey Hairstreaks recently, plus
>> many Sachem, many Fiery Skipper, and many Clouded Skipper, probably the
>> most ever Clouded.  We've had a pretty good flight of Long-tailed Skippers,
>> and until recently there were always a half-dozen or so Red-spotted Purples
>> and one or two Red Admirals where rotting Persimmon fruit has fallen to the
>> ground.  Today we had C. Checkered-Skipper.  Our rarities have usually come
>> in November and December because we get vety late frosts here compared to
>> the Valleys below.
>>
>> I have only seen 4 Monarchs all fall.  Last year we had as many as 4 in
>> the garden at one time. So sad.
>>
>> Doug Allen  Inman, SC
>>
>> 
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__sites.google.com_site_southcarolinauplandbutterflies_&d=CwIFaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=AW6ynNwqMRYOC5_V-OXupeOzu1c7t6wxY89gEYYgxa4&m=fLJyLB49HZG0vubYCktKxftcWLdYbdDcH7RJoi6iQpU&s=JN5D-7d4qDBAM6zIjDuZZquLngrUDWbErgVm5VHoNTA&e= 

>> 
 

>>
>>
>
>
>
> --
> 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: Many fall butterflies- few Monarchs
From: "Doug Allen" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Sat, 29 Oct 2016 15:00:43 -0400
I've only been doing casual butterflying in my gardens and the neighbors'
here on Windmill Hill.  There have been hundreds of Cloudless Sulphurs
visiting on their way south, more than any other year.  At least dozens of
Gulf Fritillaries also visiting.  American Ladies, Buckeyes, and Variegated
Fritillaries have been normal- common., and we have had the occasional
Cabbage White (one today), Sleepy Orange, and Little Orange.   Have seen a
couple of Pearl Crescent, Red-banded and Grey Hairstreaks recently, plus
many Sachem, many Fiery Skipper, and many Clouded Skipper, probably the
most ever Clouded.  We've had a pretty good flight of Long-tailed Skippers,
and until recently there were always a half-dozen or so Red-spotted Purples
and one or two Red Admirals where rotting Persimmon fruit has fallen to the
ground.  Today we had C. Checkered-Skipper.  Our rarities have usually come
in November and December because we get vety late frosts here compared to
the Valleys below.

I have only seen 4 Monarchs all fall.  Last year we had as many as 4 in the
garden at one time. So sad.

Doug Allen  Inman, SC


https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__sites.google.com_site_southcarolinauplandbutterflies_&d=CwIBaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=AW6ynNwqMRYOC5_V-OXupeOzu1c7t6wxY89gEYYgxa4&m=SxRAATeZgv3Mr0TnrPNHOm4bcHlaRJr_k0yVx7BlIO8&s=hrnPKGZam0l15tAg4SYNvmAaoFQIcp9w87Dx92if50s&e=