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Giant Hummingbird,©Barry Kent Mackay

1 Aug Polk County Leps. []
1 Aug Monarch [Ginger Kopka ]
1 Aug Pitt County, 1 August 2015 ["Abdulali, Salman" ]
31 Jul Charlotte, Mecklenburg Cty [Jules ]
30 Jul Lace-winged Roadside Skipper, Appalachian Brown Winston-Salem 7/30/15 [Gene Schepker ]
30 Jul Columbia SC Richland Cty [Jules ]
29 Jul Butterfly Walk, Sat Aug 1 []
29 Jul Last Sat, Latta Plantation []
29 Jul Intermediate Tiger ["Loretta" ]
29 Jul Caswell county NC [Jules ]
28 Jul Tanglewood Butterflies [Gene Schepker ]
28 Jul Forsyth County NABA Count Aug 22nd, Saturday [Gene Schepker ]
28 Jul Mecklenburg County [Jules ]
28 Jul Foy Northern Broken-dash, Hoary Edge Winston-Salem Tuesday 7/27/15 [Gene Schepker ]
27 Jul Mecklenburg Co yard butterflies ["Rob Van Epps" ]
27 Jul 73rd Yard/Garden Butterfly, Southern Cloudywing 7/26/15 [Gene Schepker ]
27 Jul Re: Britton's Neck Area, Marion Co., SC 25 July 2015 [Dennis Forsythe ]
26 Jul Pitt County, 26 July 2015 ["Abdulali, Salman" ]
26 Jul Florence Co., SC leps 25 July 2015 [Dennis Forsythe ]
26 Jul Britton's Neck Area, Marion Co., SC 25 July 2015 [Dennis Forsythe ]
26 Jul Eastatoe Creek Heritage Preserve, Pickens County, SC [Jules Fraytet ]
25 Jul Cloudless Sulphur [Tom Krakauer ]
25 Jul Wake Co., NC butterflies-Lake Raleigh-07/25/2015 [Mike Turner ]
25 Jul Keeley Park Greensboro Butterflies [Gene Schepker ]
25 Jul Southern Lake Norman Butterfly Count []
24 Jul PMSP Butterflies Surry Co, Yard Butterflies Forsyth Co [Gene Schepker ]
24 Jul Pitt County, 24 July 2015 ["Abdulali, Salman" ]
23 Jul Brunswick County, NC butterflies [Harry LeGrand ]
23 Jul Re: Black Swallowtails [April Gordon ]
23 Jul Black Swallowtails [Ginger Kopka ]
23 Jul Lace-winged Roadside-Skippers (Mecklenburg County) ["Lampel, Lenny L." ]
23 Jul Florence County, Florence SC [Jules ]
22 Jul Pitt County, 22 July 2015 ["Abdulali, Salman" ]
22 Jul Wilkes County Butterflies7/21/15 [Gene Schepker ]
22 Jul Reminder, Sat Aug 1 Butterfly Walk, Charlotte area []
22 Jul NO. BUNCOMBE NABA COUNT AUGUST 6 [Gail Lankford ]
22 Jul Madison County July 20 [Gail Lankford ]
21 Jul Re: Moore County Butterflies [Harry LeGrand ]
21 Jul Moore County Butterflies [Richard Stickney ]
21 Jul Upcoming butterfly counts [Brian Bockhahn ]
20 Jul Gray Hairstreak, Red-banded Hairstreaks [Gene Schepker ]
20 Jul Francis Marion NF leps 19 July 2015 [Dennis Forsythe ]
20 Jul Butterflies Price Park, Guilford Co., NC [Dennis Burnette ]
19 Jul Wake Co., NC butterflies-Lake Raleigh-07/19/2015 [Mike Turner ]
19 Jul Re: Happy National Moth Week! Some of our species last night inc 6 homo sapiens [Doug Allen ]
19 Jul Re: Happy National Moth Week! Some of our species last night inc 6 homo sapiens [Doug Allen ]
19 Jul Happy National Moth Week! Some of our species last night inc 6 homo sapiens [Doug Allen ]
19 Jul Happy National Moth Week! Some of our species last night inc 6 homo sapiens [Doug Allen ]
19 Jul Sightings [Jules ]
19 Jul Re: Aiken, SC NABA Results 18 July 2015 [Dennis Forsythe ]
19 Jul Aiken, SC NABA Results 18 July 2015 [Dennis Forsythe ]
18 Jul Guilford County, NC butterflies July 18 [Dennis Burnette ]
18 Jul Pitt Co., NC butterflies-Tar River in Greenville-07/18/2015 [Mike Turner ]
18 Jul Pitt County, 18 July 2015 ["Abdulali, Salman" ]
17 Jul Long-tailed Skipper on James Is, SC July 17, 2015 [Dennis Forsythe ]
17 Jul Female Dianas []
15 Jul Fwd: Roan Mtn. butterfly count [Don Holt ]
15 Jul Winston-Salem, Pipevine Swallowtail, Ocola Skipper 7/14/15 [Gene Schepker ]
14 Jul Pitt County, 14 July 2015 ["Abdulali, Salman" ]
14 Jul Moth Week Event at Eno River State Park ["Fenwick, Jennifer P" ]
14 Jul Notes from up North [Richard Stickney ]
13 Jul Wake Co., NC butterflies-J.C. Raulston Arboretum-07/13/2015 [Mike Turner ]
13 Jul Pitt County, 13 July 2015 ["Abdulali, Salman" ]
13 Jul Dinkin's Bottom, Yadkin Co., Lone Monarch [Gene Schepker ]
12 Jul Wake Co., NC butterflies-Yates Mill Co. Park-07/12/2015 [Mike Turner ]
11 Jul Wake Co., NC butterflies-Lake Raleigh-07/11/2015 [Mike Turner ]
9 Jul Wilkes County Swarthy, Watauga Co Banded Hairstreaks [Gene Schepker ]
8 Jul Pfafftown, Forsyth Co Butterflies 7/8/15 [Gene Schepker ]
7 Jul Continued meager Coastal Plain butterflies [Harry LeGrand ]
7 Jul Buncombe county 7th July [Doug Johnston ]
7 Jul CBS Midlands Chapter walk postponed []
06 Jul Butterfly Trips Triad NC in July [Dennis Burnette ]
6 Jul CBS Midlands Chapter walk []
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 ]

Subject: Polk County Leps.
From: david.campbell.d AT gmail.com
Date: Sat, 1 Aug 2015 19:52:55 -0400
NC, Polk County, Tryon area...Round Mountain.  
- 1 male Diana Fritillary
- 1 female Spicebush Swallowtail ovipositing on Lindera benzoin. 
- 4 Pearl Crescent


NC, Polk County, Mill Spring Area, Edgerton Road. 
- 1 female Diana Fritillary
- 3 Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
- 4 Summer Azure
- 2 Red Admiral


NC, Polk County, near Columbus.  
- 3 Dion Skipper in Beaver wetland/Sedge meadow. 

- David Campbell




Sent from my iPhone
Subject: Monarch
From: Ginger Kopka <gkopka1 AT aol.com>
Date: Sat, 1 Aug 2015 18:37:30 -0400
Monarch laid eggs on my tropical and A. tuberosa milkweeds today in 
Simpsonville, Sc. 


Sent from my iPad
Subject: Pitt County, 1 August 2015
From: "Abdulali, Salman" <ABDULALIS AT ecu.edu>
Date: Sat, 1 Aug 2015 21:32:49 +0000
Butterflies seen today (2015-08-01) at two locations in Pitt County - the Pitt 
County Arboretum and the ECU campus: 


Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, 4
Spicebush Swallowtail, 2

Silver-spotted Skipper, 1
Horace's Duskywing, 1
Fiery Skipper, 45
Ocola Skipper, 5

Sleepy Orange, 10
Cloudless Sulphur, 1

Gray Hairstreak, 1

Variegated Fritillary, 4
Common Buckeye, 1
American Lady, 1
Pearl Crescent, 3

Salman Abdulali
Greenville, NC
Subject: Charlotte, Mecklenburg Cty
From: Jules <jlfray AT ix.netcom.com>
Date: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 13:49:54 -0400
1 Hackberry Emperor 
in backyard.  
Jules Fraytet
Charlotte 
Subject: Lace-winged Roadside Skipper, Appalachian Brown Winston-Salem 7/30/15
From: Gene Schepker <geneschepker AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 30 Jul 2015 20:59:33 -0400
At 8:30 AM Lois S. found a Lace-wing Roadside Skipper and was photographing
it when I came out to the garden. The following is from our garden:

Lace-winged Roadside Skipper 1
Little Glassywing 5
Clouded Skipper 2 (both sexes)
Sachem 1
Horace's Duskwing 2
Southern Broken-dash 1
Dun Skipper 3 (both sexes)
Silver-spotted Skipper 11
Cabbage White 3
Summer Azure 2
Eastern Tailed-blue
Sleepy Orange 1
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
Red-spotted Purple 2
Pearl Crescent 1
Red-banded Hairstreak 2

Along Salem Creek nearby I had:

Fiery Skipper 1
Dun Skipper 2
Little Glassywing 3
Clouded Skipper 1
Pearl Crescent 5
Silver Spotted Skipper 2
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
Red Admiral 1
Appalachian Brown*
Red-banded Hairstreak 2
Red-spotted Purple 2
Cabbage White 1
Summer Azure 1
Eastern Tailed-blue 4

* That is only the second App. Brown that I have seen in the swamps along
the creek.  But it has been extremely dry here since spring.

Gene Schepker
Subject: Columbia SC Richland Cty
From: Jules <jlfray AT ix.netcom.com>
Date: Thu, 30 Jul 2015 10:26:25 -0400
2 Eastern Tiger S.T. flying over I 77 near Ft Jackson.
Subject: Butterfly Walk, Sat Aug 1
From: <c2ganser AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 29 Jul 2015 22:12:19 -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: Last Sat, Latta Plantation
From: <c2ganser AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 29 Jul 2015 22:00:08 -0400 (EDT)
Butterflies:
Tiger ST   7  no black f
Spicebush ST   2
Clouded Sulphur   1
Orange Sulphur	 2
Cloudless Sulphur   1
Sleepy Orange	3
Eastern Tailed-blue   3
Summer Azure  8
Grey Hairstreak   1
Variegated Frit   2
Pearl Crescent	5
No Anglewings!
American Lady2
Red-spotted Purple  1
No Buckeyes!
Possible Tawny Emperor, flew up at my feet, darted into woods, no white spots,
2 sec look
Northern Pearly-eye   1
Gemmed Satyr   1
No Carolina Satyrs!
Horace's DW 2
Silver-spotted SK  5

Dragonflies:
Widow Skimmer  swarms!	500+
Common Whitetail  many	100+
Pondhawk  7
Slaty Skimmer	10+  incl one teneral phase,  very light blue
Swift Setwing	2
Carolina Saddlebags  1
Black Saddlebags   1

Carl Ganser
Subject: Intermediate Tiger
From: "Loretta" <butterflies_bg AT triad.rr.com>
Date: Wed, 29 Jul 2015 18:46:09 -0400
What appears to be a freshly eclosed intermediate Tiger swallowtail visited 
the garden Monday, Tuesday and is back today.  A few other Tigers, a 
Buckeye, a worn Pipevine, a Painted Lady and a male Spicebush have been 
seen.  Only in the last few days have we had many butterflies to speak of.

Loretta Lutman
Asheboro, NC 
Subject: Caswell county NC
From: Jules <jlfray AT ix.netcom.com>
Date: Wed, 29 Jul 2015 08:54:54 -0400
1 E. Tiger S.T. flying above Hwy 29

Jules Fraytet
Charlotte
Subject: Tanglewood Butterflies
From: Gene Schepker <geneschepker AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 28 Jul 2015 19:05:06 -0400
Since it was early at Tanglewood, I tried the Butterfly garden by the manor
House and found:

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
Great Spangled Fritillary 2
Zabulon Skipper 2 (male)
Silver-spotted Skipper 7
Little Glassywing 1
Red Admiral 1

I took the River Trail out to the back of the large fields and saw only:

Hackberry Emperor 1
Common Buckeye 2
Carolina Satyr 3
Pearl Crescent 1

There was very little blossoming in the three fields sowed down to meadow
flowers recently.  I went down into the 8 foot tall grasses and rapidly
encroaching Willow trees, Black Locust and young Tulip trees, etc. until I
found a mashed-down Deer path where I could see some blossoming ageratum
left from the sewing earlier: on the ageratum I saw:
Fiery Skipper 2
Tawny Edged Skipper 1
Little Glassywing 2

The wetland pond was dry, the Wood Duck wetlands were dry, and the meadows
are turning into good Chat (warbler) habitat.  I don't think there will be
good butterflies there like in the past without a change in philosophy
about what has to be done to maintain a wetland meadow. With no burn or no
mowing with removing the "hay," meadows will end up with aggressive grasses
and no blossoms!  Maybe a herd of Buffalo will find the meadow there and
clean it up.

Gene Schepker











Hackberry Emperor
Subject: Forsyth County NABA Count Aug 22nd, Saturday
From: Gene Schepker <geneschepker AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 28 Jul 2015 15:30:27 -0400
We have rescheduled the Forsyth county count to Saturday, the 22nd.  What
ground we cover will depend on how much help we have available the day of
the count.  Traditionally we start at 9:00 PM in the heat of summer at
Bethabara and break for lunch at Muddy Creek Café in Bethania around 12:00.

 I would like to have someone cover Bethania, Tanglewood, Reynolda,
Nottke's farm, and the Schepker-Schneider garden. I'll be checking these
places for butterfly habitat up to the time of the count.

If you want to participate let me know please!  For those who cannot make
the whole day (roughly 9:00 - 4:00) you can plug in at different
times. There are easy walking areas and a couple of longer walking sites.
We will need $3.00 per person to give to the national group, NABA, for
processing the information.

If interested please contact me, geneschepker AT gmail.com or call me at 336
768 6645.

Although it has been really slow so far this year, it seems to me that
things are starting to break lately here.  If we can get some rain, we may
have a really good count!

Gene Schepker Count Leader
Subject: Mecklenburg County
From: Jules <jlfray AT ix.netcom.com>
Date: Tue, 28 Jul 2015 09:45:38 -0400
1 Red spotted Purple
Neighbors yard.

Jules Fraytet
Charlotte
Subject: Foy Northern Broken-dash, Hoary Edge Winston-Salem Tuesday 7/27/15
From: Gene Schepker <geneschepker AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 28 Jul 2015 08:56:48 -0400
In our garden yesterday 7/27/15 at various points through the day:

Northern Broken-dash 1 male
Ocola Skipper 1
Clouded Skipper 1 (fem), 1 male
Zabulon Skipper 2 (males)
Dun Skipper 2
Little Glassywing 3
Sachem 2
Hoary Edge (skipper) 1*
Horace's Duskywing 4
Silver-spotted Skipper 10+
Great Spangled Fritillary 1
American Lady 1
Buckeye 2
Summer Azure 3
Eastern Tailed-blue 2
Spicebush Swallowtail (fem) 1 plus 2 more caterpillars moved indoors
Red-banded Hairstreak 6
Cabbage White 4

One of the Zabulon males made a pass at a Clouded Female (he pretended that
he couldn't tell the somewhat similar looking Clouded from the Zabulon
female, I guess).  She was having nothing of it with her tail up in the air!

Gene Schepker
Subject: Mecklenburg Co yard butterflies
From: "Rob Van Epps" <rob.vanepps AT fin-risk.com>
Date: Mon, 27 Jul 2015 10:56:59 -0400
Looks like we're finally getting some butterflies.  Yesterday in my yard
(Davidson - Mecklenburg County) I had the following:

 

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail - 3

Cabbage White - 2

Common Buckeye - 3

Viceroy - 1 

Fiery Skipper - 2

Little Glassywing - 3

Dun Skipper - 2

Ocola Skipper - 1

Silver-spotted Skipper - 12

Horace's Duskywing - 2

 

 

Rob Van Epps

Davidson, NC

 

 
Subject: 73rd Yard/Garden Butterfly, Southern Cloudywing 7/26/15
From: Gene Schepker <geneschepker AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 27 Jul 2015 10:15:49 -0400
Yesterday morning and evening while working the garden we found:

Southern Cloudywing 1 *
Silver-spotted Skipper 9
Horace's Duskywing 3
Common Checkered Skipper 1 (female)
Little Glassywing 2
Dun Skipper 1
Ocola Skipper1
Sachem 3
Great Spangled Fritillary 1
Pearl Crescent 3
Red-spotted Purple 1
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
Spicebush Swallowtail 6 (1 Adult and 5 Caterpillars)
Cabbage White 4
Red Admiral 1
Common Buckeye 3
Red-banded Hairstreak 3 **

*The Southern Cloudywing was imbedded in a flock of Silver-spotted
Skippers.  It seems like we would have had them in the yard before but it
didn't get recorded until now!

**We have had up to 12 Red-banded Hairstreaks in the garden area recently.
With their host plant Waxed Myrtle detritus and plenty of blossoms, several
Clethra, Lantana, Coneflowers, etc. they are really thriving in the garden
area.  I lost interest in counting them after 3 but saw several all day
long.

It was cool (70s) in the morning and (low) 90s.  It was nice to see some
skippers trickling into the garden!

Gene Schepker
Subject: Re: Britton's Neck Area, Marion Co., SC 25 July 2015
From: Dennis Forsythe <dennis.forsythe AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 27 Jul 2015 06:22:09 -0400
Dale,

And thee were not even any dead armadillos on the road.

Dennis

On Sun, Jul 26, 2015 at 9:35 PM, db  wrote:

> I am jealous of all those red-spotted purples.
>
>
>
> *From:* Dennis Forsythe [mailto:dennis.forsythe AT gmail.com]
> *Sent:* Sunday, July 26, 2015 9:01 AM
> *To:* carolinaleps; Jackie; Dale Buchner; Donna Forsythe; Barbara
> Dengler; Linda Hyman; Billy McCord; Eric Haskell; Rusty Wilson; Mark A
> Vukovich
> *Subject:* Britton's Neck Area, Marion Co., SC 25 July 2015
>
>
>
> Hi All,
>
>
>
> I spent about a half our in the Britton's Neck area of Marion Co., SC
> yesterday and had the following:
>
>
>
> E. Tiger Swallowtail 2
>
> Palamedes Swallowtail 2
>
> Cloudless Sulfur 1
>
> Sleepy Orange 2
>
> Red-spotted Purple 9
>
> Viceroy 2
>
> Hackberry Emperor 1
>
>
>
> Dennis
>
>
>
> --
>
> Dennis M. Forsythe PhD
>
> South Carolina Ebird Reviewer
>
> Emeritus Professor of Biology
>
> The Citadel
>
> 171 Moultrie St,
> Charleston, SC 29409
> 843.795.3996-home
> 843.953.7264-fax
> 843.708.1605-cell
> dennis.forsythe AT gmail.com
>



-- 
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: Pitt County, 26 July 2015
From: "Abdulali, Salman" <ABDULALIS AT ecu.edu>
Date: Sun, 26 Jul 2015 21:23:44 +0000
I went to the Pitt County Arboretum and River Park North today and saw the 
following (Pitt County, 2015-07-26): 


Black Swallowtail, 1 female
Spicebush Swallowtail, 1
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, 5

Silver-spotted Skipper, 6
Horace's Duskywing, 2
Least Skipper, 3
Ocola Skipper, 4
Whirlabout, 1 male
Fiery Skipper, 25
Zabulon Skipper, 1 male

Sleepy Orange, 25

Harvester, 1, River Park North
Gray Hairstreak, 3

American Snout, 4
Variegated Fritillary, 6
HACKBERRY EMPEROR, 1, River Park North, first in 3 years
Red-spotted Purple, 1, River Park North
Viceroy, 3, first of year
Eastern Comma, 1 worn dark form, River Park North
Question Mark, 1, River Park North, first of year?
Red Admiral, 4
American Lady, 2
Common Buckeye, 4
Pearl Crescent, 13

Salmzn Abdulali
Greenville, NC



Subject: Florence Co., SC leps 25 July 2015
From: Dennis Forsythe <dennis.forsythe AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 26 Jul 2015 09:05:14 -0400
Hi All,

I spent some time near Johnsonville, Florence Co., SC yesterday and had the
following butterflies:


E. Tiger Swallowtail 2
Black Swallowtail 2
Spicebush Swallowtail 1
Palamedes Swallowtail 2
Cloudless Sulfur 10
Sleepy Orange 40+
Variegated Fritillary 10
Common Buckeye 1
Horace's Duskywing 1

Dennis




-- 
Dennis M. Forsythe PhD
South Carolina Ebird Reviewer
Emeritus Professor of Biology
The Citadel
171 Moultrie St,
Charleston, SC 29409
843.795.3996-home
843.953.7264-fax
843.708.1605-cell
dennis.forsythe AT gmail.com
Subject: Britton's Neck Area, Marion Co., SC 25 July 2015
From: Dennis Forsythe <dennis.forsythe AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 26 Jul 2015 09:01:00 -0400
Hi All,

I spent about a half our in the Britton's Neck area of Marion Co., SC
yesterday and had the following:

E. Tiger Swallowtail 2
Palamedes Swallowtail 2
Cloudless Sulfur 1
Sleepy Orange 2
Red-spotted Purple 9
Viceroy 2
Hackberry Emperor 1

Dennis

-- 
Dennis M. Forsythe PhD
South Carolina Ebird Reviewer
Emeritus Professor of Biology
The Citadel
171 Moultrie St,
Charleston, SC 29409
843.795.3996-home
843.953.7264-fax
843.708.1605-cell
dennis.forsythe AT gmail.com
Subject: Eastatoe Creek Heritage Preserve, Pickens County, SC
From: Jules Fraytet <jlfray AT ix.netcom.com>
Date: Sun, 26 Jul 2015 07:43:55 -0400
On SCAN trip 7/25/15  Beautiful waterfall at the end of a steep 
trail,but worth the effort.

3 Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
1 Black Swallowtail
3 Silver Spotted Skipper
1 Spicebush Swallowtail
1 Red Banded Hairstreak
2 Azures
Luna moth wind fragment

1 Black-shouldered Spinyleg dragonfly

Jules Fraytet
Charlotte,NC
Subject: Cloudless Sulphur
From: Tom Krakauer <thkrakauer AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 25 Jul 2015 22:37:35 -0400
Since there have been few recent reports of Cloudless Sulphurs, I thought that 
I would report one that I saw while I was driving on Friday on rt 98 between 
Durham and Wake County. 


Tom Krakauer
Bahama, NC

Sent from my iPad
Subject: Wake Co., NC butterflies-Lake Raleigh-07/25/2015
From: Mike Turner <wmike.turner AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 25 Jul 2015 21:47:41 -0400
Today I paddled around the lake for about 2 miles and walked the greenway
and below the dam for about 1.5 miles. The weather was sunny and 90F.
Popular nectar sources were Swamp Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata),
Buttonbush (Cephalanthus occidentalis), Pickerelweed (Pontedaria cordata),
and Brazilian Vervain (Verbena brasiliensis). The highlights among my 23
species were 9 E. Tiger Swallowtails, 1 Great Purple Hairstreak, 1 Swarthy
Skipper, and 1 Little Glassywing (only the second one I have seen this
year). My complete list is below. Good butterflying.

E.Tiger Swallowtail - 9 incl. 1 black form female
Spicebush Swallowtail - 2
Sleepy Orange - 3
Great Purple Hairstreak - 1
E. Tailed-Blue - 2
Summer Azure - 2
Pearl Crescent - 10
Question Mark - 2
Am. Lady - 2
Red Admiral - 8
Common Buckeye - 6
Red-spotted Purple - 1
Viceroy - 4
N. Pearly-eye - 1
Appalachian Brown - 3
Silver-spotted Skipper - 15
Horace's Duskywing - 1
Swarthy Skipper - 1
Least Skipper - 8
Fiery Skipper - 10
Little Glassywing - 1
Zabulon Skipper - 2
Ocola Skipper - 6

Mike Turner
Raleigh, NC
Subject: Keeley Park Greensboro Butterflies
From: Gene Schepker <geneschepker AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 25 Jul 2015 17:15:11 -0400
On a pleasant, warm, and mostly sunny morning, 5 of us saw the following
from (9:00 -12:00):

Silver-spotted Skipper 13
Hoary Edge 1
Ocola Skipper 1
Sachem 7
Fiery Skipper 1
Little Glassywing 4
Horace's Duskywing 1
Southern Cloudywing 1
Red Admiral 4
Common Wood Nymph 1
Pearl Crescent 4
Common Buckeye 9
Red-spotted Purple 2
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
Eastern Tailed-blue 5
Sleepy Orange 1
Gray Hairstreak 1

Gene Schepker (Lois Schneider, Maggie Wallace Carter, Diana Berry, and
Charlie Cameron)
Subject: Southern Lake Norman Butterfly Count
From: piephofft AT aol.com
Date: Sat, 25 Jul 2015 14:39:13 -0400
The Southern Lake Norman Butterfly Count will be held Sunday August 9, 2015. 
Anyone is welcome to participate, just let me know in advance. We typically 
meet at the Latta Plantation Nature Center in Huntersville, NC at 8:30 AM and 
disperse from there. The count area is the same as the Southern Lake Norman 
Christmas Bird Count which includes the towns of Huntersville, Cornelius, and 
Davidson. 

 
I hope some of you will check it out.
 
Taylor Piephoff 
Matthews, NC 
PiephoffT AT aol.com
Subject: PMSP Butterflies Surry Co, Yard Butterflies Forsyth Co
From: Gene Schepker <geneschepker AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 24 Jul 2015 21:57:19 -0400
From 3:00 to 4:30 PM at Pilot Mountain, I saw:

Common Roadside Skipper 1
Hoary Edge (Skipper)
Silver-spotted Skipper 7
Horace's Duskywing 1
Red-spotted Purple 5
Spicebush Swallowtail 1
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
Great Spangled Fritillary 2
Eastern Tailed-blue 7
Common Wood Nymph 8

In our yard at different times throughout the morning I had:

Red-Banded Hairstreaks 6
Gray Hairstreak 2
Little Glassywing 1
Clouded Skipper 1 (female)
Dun Skipper 1
Zabulon Skipper 2 (males)
Silver Spotted Skipper 3
Common Checkered Skipper 1
Common Sootywing 1
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
Pearl Crescent 2
Summer Azure 1
American Lady 1
Red-spotted Purple 1

Gene Schepker
Subject: Pitt County, 24 July 2015
From: "Abdulali, Salman" <ABDULALIS AT ecu.edu>
Date: Fri, 24 Jul 2015 21:54:28 +0000
Butterflies seen today (2015-07-24) in Pitt County:

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, 3
Spicebush Swallowtail, 1

Silver-spotted Skipper, 2
Common Checkered-Skipper, 2
Horace's Duskywing, 1 female
Least Skipper, 2
Fiery Skipper, 60
Whirlabout, 1
Ocola Skipper, 3
Zabulon Skipper, 1 male, ECU campus

Sleepy Orange, 15
Orange Sulphur, 1

Gray Hairstreak, 1
Summer Azure, 1

Variegated Fritillary, 2
Pearl Crescent, 3
Red Admiral, 3
American Lady, 2
Common Buckeye, 7
Creole Pearly-eye 1, Boyd Lee Park

Salman Abdulali
Greenville, NC
Subject: Brunswick County, NC butterflies
From: Harry LeGrand <hlegrandjr AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 23 Jul 2015 21:57:22 -0400
Yesterday and today (July 22-23) I worked The Conservation Fund's Brunswick
Forest tract just east of the Green Swamp Preserve (owned by The Nature
Conservancy). Our team of three was there to look for rare species, which
mostly meant looking for, counting, and mapping savanna indigo-bush (*Amorpha
confusa*). But, I kept records of any and all animals. Here is my butterfly
list for the two days (July 22. 23), under mostly sunny and hot conditions:

E. Tiger Swallowtail  12, 2
Spicebush Swallowtail  -, 3
Palamedes Swallowtail  35, 25
Cloudless Sulphur  2,  -   awful!   Basically, they just aren't around here
yet
Sleepy Orange  20, 5
GREAT PURPLE HAIRSTREAK  2, -   on *Clethra*
WHITE-M HAIRSTREAK  1, -   on *Clethra*
HESSEL'S HAIRSTREAK  2, -  one on *Clethra*, one on a *Eupatorium*
Red-banded Hairstreak  1, -
Variegated Fritillary  1, 1
Common Buckeye  5, 2
Red Admiral  6, -
Silver-spotted Skipper  2, -
Southern Cloudywing  4, -
Zarucco Duskywing  1, -
Least Skipper  -, 1
Fiery Skipper  2, 1

Yes, there was a ton of white cedar, at least where I was on July 22. So, I
was semi-expecting to see it, and thankfully I was rewarded for all of my
sweating. And, within about 1 minute, I had one each of Hessel's, White-M,
and Great Purple on the same patch of *Clethra*.

Harry LeGrand
Raleigh
Subject: Re: Black Swallowtails
From: April Gordon <dr.aprilgordon AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 23 Jul 2015 20:09:34 -0400
We are seeing them in my garden in Summerton, SC near Lake Marion and in Mt. 
Pleasant in our new I'On butterfly garden. There are caterpillars on our Golden 
Alexander and fennel. They are around! April Gorden 


Sent from my iPhone

> On Jul 23, 2015, at 6:55 PM, Ginger Kopka  wrote:
> 
> No one reports seeing Black Swallowtails. What do you all think happened to 
them? It was normal for me to raise 75-100 at one time. Now I haven't seen one 
in my yard since spring of 2014. 

> Ginger Kopka
> Simpsonville, SC
> 
> Sent from my iPad
Subject: Black Swallowtails
From: Ginger Kopka <gkopka1 AT aol.com>
Date: Thu, 23 Jul 2015 18:55:19 -0400
No one reports seeing Black Swallowtails. What do you all think happened to 
them? It was normal for me to raise 75-100 at one time. Now I haven't seen one 
in my yard since spring of 2014. 

Ginger Kopka
Simpsonville, SC

Sent from my iPad
Subject: Lace-winged Roadside-Skippers (Mecklenburg County)
From: "Lampel, Lenny L." <Lenny.Lampel AT mecklenburgcountync.gov>
Date: Thu, 23 Jul 2015 22:15:41 +0000
This morning, Rob Gilson and I found between six and eight Lace-winged 
Roadside-Skippers nectaring on blooms of the rare Common Cup-plant (Silphium 
perfoliatum). The plants are located along a future greenway path on McDowell 
Creek in Huntersville (Mecklenburg County). The following species were also 
observed: 


Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (1)
Pearl Crescent (2)
Common Buckeye (1)
Creole Pearly-Eye (1)
Carolina Satyr (several)
Sachem (1)
Fiery Skipper (1)
Zabulon Skipper (1)



Lenny Lampel
Natural Resources Coordinator
Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation
Conservation Science Office
9001 Plaza Road Extension
Charlotte, NC 28215
Office: 704-432-1390
Mobile: 980-722-2095
Fax: 704-432-1420

Lenny.Lampel AT MecklenburgCountyNC.gov 

Subject: Florence County, Florence SC
From: Jules <jlfray AT ix.netcom.com>
Date: Thu, 23 Jul 2015 09:05:05 -0400
One Silver Spotted Skipper in the lobby of Mcleod Hospital while I work visit 
Seemed listless on floor of foyer near windows. Picked up & put outside on 
ground. Hope he makes it. 


Jules Fraytet
Charlotte,NC
Subject: Pitt County, 22 July 2015
From: "Abdulali, Salman" <ABDULALIS AT ecu.edu>
Date: Wed, 22 Jul 2015 21:00:52 +0000
Butterflies seen today, 2015-07-22, in Pitt County:

Black Swallowtail, 1 male
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, 1 female - intermediate form
Spicebush Swallowtail, 2

Silver-spotted Skipper, 7
Common Checkered-Skipper, 2
Fiery Skipper, 20
Whirlabout, 1
Ocola Skipper, 1

Cloudless Sulphur, 1
Sleepy Orange, 5
Orange Sulphur, 1

GREAT PURPLE HAIRSTREAK, 1, Pitt County Arboretum, first of year
Summer Azure, 1

American Snout, 1
Variegated Fritillary, 1
Pearl Crescent, 3
Common Buckeye, 1

Salman Abdulali
Greenville, NC
Subject: Wilkes County Butterflies7/21/15
From: Gene Schepker <geneschepker AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 22 Jul 2015 12:25:43 -0400
I went to the Rest Stop just south of Wilkesboro on 421 to check out what
would show up on the  AT  40 Clethra (in full bloom) and other flowering
plants at the relatively new rest-stop.  From 10:00 - 12:00 I saw:

Common Wood Nymph 5
Pearl Crescent 3
American Lady 7
Common Buckeye 3
Silver-spotted Skipper 30+
Variegated Fritillary 2
Sachem 17
Fiery Skipper 1
Summer Azure 1
Eastern Tailed-blue 5
Gray Hairstreak 2
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
Pipevine Swallowtail 1
Hot and mostly cloudy conditions with about 5 minutes of sprinkling rain.

I drove over to the Wilkes Co. Community College;s gardens and spent maybe
an hour checking out the flower beds:

Spicebush Swallowtail 1
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
American Lady 1
Sachem 27
Fiery Skipper 2
Eastern Tailed-blue 2
Silver-spotted Skipper 20+
Sunny and hot conditions!

Gene Schepker

Gene Schepker
Subject: Reminder, Sat Aug 1 Butterfly Walk, Charlotte area
From: <c2ganser AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 22 Jul 2015 12:18:36 -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: NO. BUNCOMBE NABA COUNT AUGUST 6
From: Gail Lankford <whocooksforyou64 AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 22 Jul 2015 10:03:27 -0400
We need more folks than us locals in order to cover the Sandy Mush
Gamelands, which is the focus of this count. Until last year, we always
had  over 50 species.
If you will help us out, please contact Gail Lankford for details -
whocooksforyou AT gmail.com  and  828-645-4690
Subject: Madison County July 20
From: Gail Lankford <whocooksforyou64 AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 22 Jul 2015 09:54:54 -0400
Between 9:30 and 2:00 on a very hot, humid day, after the area finally got
some rain, Vin Stanton and I found the following 25 species on one road:

Tiger ST -- several
Pipevine ST - 2
Spicebush ST - several
Cabbage White - 1
Cloudless Sulphur - 1
Little Yellow - 1
Summer Azure - several
ETB - several
Red-spotted Purple - many
Red Admiral - many
Hackberry Emperor - 7
Am. Snout - 3
Great Spangled Frit - 1
E. Comma - 1
Pearl Crescent - several
Carolina Satyr - 1
APPALACHIAN BROWN - 2 (second time to find this species)
Horace DW - 2
Zarucco DW - 2
MOTTLED DW - 1
Peck's Skipper - 3
Zabulon Skipper - 4
Sachem - 10
SSS - too many
Least Skipper - 3

Gail Lankford
Subject: Re: Moore County Butterflies
From: Harry LeGrand <hlegrandjr AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 21 Jul 2015 14:36:34 -0400
Nice photos on your flickr site from your trip up north. The two photos
labeled "Hickory Hairstreak?" are of Banded Hairstreaks. The blue tail spot
does not extend much past the top of the red spot and cap above it, and the
top set of white bars on the hindwing are not aligned above the median
pair.  Compare those two photos with the real Hickory, as you have
correctly labeled -- it has the long blue tail spot extending far past the
top of the red spot, and the top pair of white bars is aligned over the
median pair on the hind wing. Also, on most Hickory the spacing between
each of the white pairs of bars on the forewing tend to be spread farther
apart as you move from the bottom of a wing to the top; in Banded, the
spacing between the two white bars in each set tend to be about equal width
over the wings.

Glad you got to see a few species that don't make it as far south as NC.

I'll be doing field work on a tract just east of the Green Swamp in
Brunswick County, NC, Wednesday and Thursday, so I'll be on the lookout for
Hessel's, if I can find some Clethra near the white cedars -- not always
east to do. Glad to know they are flying now.

Harry LeGrand

On Tue, Jul 21, 2015 at 2:06 PM, Richard Stickney 
wrote:

>  Hi all,
>
>
>
> Late yesterday afternoon I braved the heat and went looking for Hessel’s
> Hairstreaks at Lake Aberdeen, the closest place to the Triangle for them. I
> saw two in about an hour of searching the sweetshrub flowers. Of course,
> the fresh one was the one that zipped off after allowing one quick, poor
> shot, and the one that sat on the same flowers for 20 minutes was the worn
> one – frustrating! Others seen:
>
> Pearl Crescent – 5
>
> Northern Pearly-eye – 1 clearly a Northern despite location and abundant
> cane
>
> Silver-spotted Skipper – 5
>
> Horace’s Duskywing – 1
>
> Lace-winged Roadside-skipper – 3 always a good place to see them
>
> Fiery Skipper – 2
>
> Dun Skipper – 1
>
>
>
> Earlier I stopped by Sandhills CC Gardens and didn’t see much except a lot
> of Buckeyes.
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> Richard Stickney
>
> NC Museum of Life & Science
>
> www.flickr.com/photos/rstickney
>
>
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Subject: Moore County Butterflies
From: Richard Stickney <RichardS AT ncmls.org>
Date: Tue, 21 Jul 2015 18:06:45 +0000
Hi all,

Late yesterday afternoon I braved the heat and went looking for Hessel's 
Hairstreaks at Lake Aberdeen, the closest place to the Triangle for them. I saw 
two in about an hour of searching the sweetshrub flowers. Of course, the fresh 
one was the one that zipped off after allowing one quick, poor shot, and the 
one that sat on the same flowers for 20 minutes was the worn one - frustrating! 
Others seen: 

Pearl Crescent - 5
Northern Pearly-eye - 1 clearly a Northern despite location and abundant cane
Silver-spotted Skipper - 5
Horace's Duskywing - 1
Lace-winged Roadside-skipper - 3 always a good place to see them
Fiery Skipper - 2
Dun Skipper - 1

Earlier I stopped by Sandhills CC Gardens and didn't see much except a lot of 
Buckeyes. 





Richard Stickney
NC Museum of Life & Science
www.flickr.com/photos/rstickney

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Subject: Upcoming butterfly counts
From: Brian Bockhahn <birdranger248 AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 21 Jul 2015 11:18:21 -0400
Hello all,

Please consider helping out with one of the area butterfly counts that are
coming up.  All will start around 9am and finish up by 4pm or so.

Sunday August 9 – Pilot Mountain/Surry County – meet at summit parking lot

Monday August 10 – Hanging Rock *new* - meeting location tba

Monday August 17 – Mayo River State Park/Rockingham County – meet at Mayo
Mountain access

You may join another team or cover an area on your own and report back.  Bring
bug spray, sun block, lunch and lots of water to stay hydrated.

RSVP with count compiler Brian.Bockhahn AT ncparks.gov

Thanks!


-- 
Brian Bockhahn
birdranger248 AT gmail.com
Subject: Gray Hairstreak, Red-banded Hairstreaks
From: Gene Schepker <geneschepker AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 20 Jul 2015 22:05:54 -0400
In our garden today we had:

Red-banded Hairstreak 6
Gray Hairstreak 1
Clouded Skipper fem. 1
Dun Skipper 1
Ocola Skipper 1
Sachem 8
Silver-spotted Skipper 4
Horace's Duskywing 3
Cabbage White 3
Common Sootywing 1
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
Red-spotted Purple 1
Red Admiral 1
American Snout 1
Eastern Tailed-blue 3

Hot and sunny some clouds and light breeze.

Gene Schepker
Subject: Francis Marion NF leps 19 July 2015
From: Dennis Forsythe <dennis.forsythe AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 20 Jul 2015 16:35:46 -0400
Hi All,

Only a few butterflies yesterday in the Francis Mariupol NF.

Charleston Co. section 4 mi.

E. Tiger Swallowtail 10
Palamedes Swallowtail
Gulf Fritillary 5
Common Buckeye 5
Pearl Crescent 1
Viceroy 1
duskywing sp. 2
Least Skipper 1 FOY

Berkeley Co. section 1 mi.

E. Tiger Swallowtail 2
Palamedes Swallowtail 3
Cloudless Sulfur 2
Cloudywing sp. 1


Dennis



-- 
Dennis M. Forsythe PhD
South Carolina Ebird Reviewer
Emeritus Professor of Biology
The Citadel
171 Moultrie St,
Charleston, SC 29409
843.795.3996-home
843.953.7264-fax
843.708.1605-cell
dennis.forsythe AT gmail.com
Subject: Butterflies Price Park, Guilford Co., NC
From: Dennis Burnette <deburnette AT triad.rr.com>
Date: Mon, 20 Jul 2015 08:58:15 -0400
While leading an Audubon Beginners Bird Walk in Price Park in Greensboro
yesterday afternoon, July 19, I saw a few butterflies. I have seen quite a
few Eastern Tiger Swallowtails in the past few days. That species seems to
have emerged in good numbers in the last week or so after starting the
season dismally low. The Red Admiral and Hackberry Emperor were at a sap
seep at the base of a damaged tree, along with some other insects.

Here are the numbers:

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
Cabbage White 1
Red Admiral 1
Common Buckeye 1
Hackberry Emperor 1

Dennis

Dennis E. Burnette
Greensboro, NC
deburnette AT triad.rr.com
Subject: Wake Co., NC butterflies-Lake Raleigh-07/19/2015
From: Mike Turner <wmike.turner AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 19 Jul 2015 20:11:21 -0400
Today I walked ~1 mile along the greenway and below the dam looking for
odes and leps. The highlight among my 10 species was a lone Creole
Pearly-eye. My complete list is below. Good butteflying.

E. Tiger Swallowtail - 1
Cabbage White - 1
Pearl Crescent - 3
Red Admiral - 2
Common Buckeye - 2
Creole Pearly-eye - 1
Silver-spotted Skipper - 3
Least Skipper - 3
Fiery Skipper - 3
Ocola Skipper - 2

Mike Turner
Raleigh, NC
Subject: Re: Happy National Moth Week! Some of our species last night inc 6 homo sapiens
From: Doug Allen <dougk4ly AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 19 Jul 2015 19:15:00 -0400
Sharing is now working and the IDs are appearing.  Any corrections
appreciated.

https://plus.google.com/photos/114446304105523815248/albums/6173311061101056977

On Sun, Jul 19, 2015 at 4:57 PM, Doug Allen  wrote:

> What follows are pictures of our Nat'l Moth Week participants and many of
> the moths found here on Windmill Hill, Spartanbug County, SC last night.
> I have quick IDs for 32 of the approximately 60 species we saw last night.
> The ID's are part of each picture's caption and don't seem to show up on
> the Google site.
> I so far added 3 new species to the 338 moth species previously ID'd here,
> the new ones being Hodges 5568, 6748, and 7659.
>
> Photos follow with a lot more, mainly micromoths in need of
> identification.  If anyone wants to work on micromoth IDs let me know, and
> I'll send you some photos!  I'll be out of town the next 10 days.
>
> The Rosy Maple Moth (7715) and the Smaller Parasa Moth (4696) are real
> beauties!
>
>
> 
https://plus.google.com/photos/114446304105523815248/albums/6173311061101056977 

>
> Doug Allen
> Inman, SC
> https://sites.google.com/site/southcarolinauplandbutterflies/
>
Subject: Re: Happy National Moth Week! Some of our species last night inc 6 homo sapiens
From: Doug Allen <dougk4ly AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 19 Jul 2015 19:15:00 -0400
Sharing is now working and the IDs are appearing.  Any corrections
appreciated.

https://plus.google.com/photos/114446304105523815248/albums/6173311061101056977

On Sun, Jul 19, 2015 at 4:57 PM, Doug Allen  wrote:

> What follows are pictures of our Nat'l Moth Week participants and many of
> the moths found here on Windmill Hill, Spartanbug County, SC last night.
> I have quick IDs for 32 of the approximately 60 species we saw last night.
> The ID's are part of each picture's caption and don't seem to show up on
> the Google site.
> I so far added 3 new species to the 338 moth species previously ID'd here,
> the new ones being Hodges 5568, 6748, and 7659.
>
> Photos follow with a lot more, mainly micromoths in need of
> identification.  If anyone wants to work on micromoth IDs let me know, and
> I'll send you some photos!  I'll be out of town the next 10 days.
>
> The Rosy Maple Moth (7715) and the Smaller Parasa Moth (4696) are real
> beauties!
>
>
> 
https://plus.google.com/photos/114446304105523815248/albums/6173311061101056977 

>
> Doug Allen
> Inman, SC
> https://sites.google.com/site/southcarolinauplandbutterflies/
>
Subject: Happy National Moth Week! Some of our species last night inc 6 homo sapiens
From: Doug Allen <dougk4ly AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 19 Jul 2015 16:57:13 -0400
What follows are pictures of our Nat'l Moth Week participants and many of
the moths found here on Windmill Hill, Spartanbug County, SC last night.
I have quick IDs for 32 of the approximately 60 species we saw last night.
The ID's are part of each picture's caption and don't seem to show up on
the Google site.
I so far added 3 new species to the 338 moth species previously ID'd here,
the new ones being Hodges 5568, 6748, and 7659.

Photos follow with a lot more, mainly micromoths in need of
identification.  If anyone wants to work on micromoth IDs let me know, and
I'll send you some photos!  I'll be out of town the next 10 days.

The Rosy Maple Moth (7715) and the Smaller Parasa Moth (4696) are real
beauties!

https://plus.google.com/photos/114446304105523815248/albums/6173311061101056977

Doug Allen
Inman, SC
https://sites.google.com/site/southcarolinauplandbutterflies/
Subject: Happy National Moth Week! Some of our species last night inc 6 homo sapiens
From: Doug Allen <dougk4ly AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 19 Jul 2015 16:57:13 -0400
What follows are pictures of our Nat'l Moth Week participants and many of
the moths found here on Windmill Hill, Spartanbug County, SC last night.
I have quick IDs for 32 of the approximately 60 species we saw last night.
The ID's are part of each picture's caption and don't seem to show up on
the Google site.
I so far added 3 new species to the 338 moth species previously ID'd here,
the new ones being Hodges 5568, 6748, and 7659.

Photos follow with a lot more, mainly micromoths in need of
identification.  If anyone wants to work on micromoth IDs let me know, and
I'll send you some photos!  I'll be out of town the next 10 days.

The Rosy Maple Moth (7715) and the Smaller Parasa Moth (4696) are real
beauties!

https://plus.google.com/photos/114446304105523815248/albums/6173311061101056977

Doug Allen
Inman, SC
https://sites.google.com/site/southcarolinauplandbutterflies/
Subject: Sightings
From: Jules <jlfray AT ix.netcom.com>
Date: Sun, 19 Jul 2015 11:37:35 -0400
I female Eastern Tiger ST at home,Charlotte,Mecklenburg Cty 7/18

3 Eastern Tigers in separate occurances flying above I 85 near 
Greensboro,Guilford County today. 


Jules Fraytet
Charlotte
Subject: Re: Aiken, SC NABA Results 18 July 2015
From: Dennis Forsythe <dennis.forsythe AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 19 Jul 2015 08:20:32 -0400
Hi All,

After more study, I believe the butterfly I saw was a very fresh Male
Sachem and not a Delawere Skipper

On Sun, Jul 19, 2015 at 7:56 AM, Dennis Forsythe 
wrote:

> Lois and Paul,
>
> Here are my results from yesterday.
>
> Event: Aiken NABA Count
> Obs: Dennis Forsythe
> Date: 18 July 2015
> Time: 0800-1500 hrs
> Effort: 53 mi by car 1/2 mi on foot
> Weather: AM 72 f, light fog turning sunny, PM 95   sunny and scattered
> clouds
> Coverage: The River Golf Course, Revco Road, Horse Creek Waste water
> Treatment Plant, Old Ferry Rd, Gum Swamp Rd, Silver Bluff Rd, Redcliffe
> Elem. School, Redcliffe Plantation State Park and Hy 278.
> Species:
> Black Swallowtail 10 all very fresh and at one location
> Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 11
> Spicebush Swallowtail 2
> Zebra Swallowtail 8
> Cloudless Sulfur 8
> Sleepy Orange 62
> Gray Hairstreak 1 very worn
> American Snout 15
> Gulf Fritillary 2
> Variegated Fritillary 21
> Question Mark 2
> Red Admiral 10
> Common Buckeye 12
> Pearl Crescent 20
> Red-spotted Purple 15
> Viceroy 7 tending toward the Florida race in color
> Hackberry Emperor 60+
> Silver-spotted Skipper 1
> Horace's Duskywing 4
> Zarucco Duskywing 10+
> Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
> White Checkered-Skipper 15 we have collected individuals at this location
> Clouded Skipper 1
> Fiery Skipper 31
> Whirlabout 2
> Sachem 1 male very fresh
>
>
> 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
>



-- 
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: Aiken, SC NABA Results 18 July 2015
From: Dennis Forsythe <dennis.forsythe AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 19 Jul 2015 07:56:22 -0400
Lois and Paul,

Here are my results from yesterday.

Event: Aiken NABA Count
Obs: Dennis Forsythe
Date: 18 July 2015
Time: 0800-1500 hrs
Effort: 53 mi by car 1/2 mi on foot
Weather: AM 72 f, light fog turning sunny, PM 95   sunny and scattered
clouds
Coverage: The River Golf Course, Revco Road, Horse Creek Waste water
Treatment Plant, Old Ferry Rd, Gum Swamp Rd, Silver Bluff Rd, Redcliffe
Elem. School, Redcliffe Plantation State Park and Hy 278.
Species:
Black Swallowtail 10 all very fresh and at one location
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 11
Spicebush Swallowtail 2
Zebra Swallowtail 8
Cloudless Sulfur 8
Sleepy Orange 62
Gray Hairstreak 1 very worn
American Snout 15
Gulf Fritillary 2
Variegated Fritillary 21
Question Mark 2
Red Admiral 10
Common Buckeye 12
Pearl Crescent 20
Red-spotted Purple 15
Viceroy 7 tending toward the Florida race in color
Hackberry Emperor 60+
Silver-spotted Skipper 1
Horace's Duskywing 4
Zarucco Duskywing 10+
Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
White Checkered-Skipper 15 we have collected individuals at this location
Clouded Skipper 1
Fiery Skipper 31
Whirlabout 2
Delaware Skipper 1  new county record.


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: Guilford County, NC butterflies July 18
From: Dennis Burnette <deburnette AT triad.rr.com>
Date: Sat, 18 Jul 2015 21:15:44 -0400
All,

I was in Greensboro and in SE Guilford County today, Saturday, July 18. I
was engaged in other activities so wasn't specifically looking for
butterflies. However, I did note for the first time in a long time that
there were butterflies along the roadsides and in other places where we see
them casually in "normal" times. Perhaps that's a good sign that butterfly
populations are recovering.

Pipeline Swallowtail 1
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 6 (1 black form)
Cloudless Sulphur 1
Sleepy Orange 12
Great Spangled Fritillary 1
Pearl Crescent 2
American Lady 1
Red Admiral 1
Silver-spotted Skipper 2

Dennis

Dennis E. Burnette
7 Brownstone Lane
Greensboro, NC 27410
(336) 299-4342
deburnette AT triad.rr.com
Subject: Pitt Co., NC butterflies-Tar River in Greenville-07/18/2015
From: Mike Turner <wmike.turner AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 18 Jul 2015 20:53:15 -0400
Today I paddled a small portion of the Tar River from the boat landing on
Port Terminal Rd. I was mostly looking for odonates, but I did manage to
see a few butterflies. There was nothing of note among my 8 species. My
complete list is below. Good butterflying.

Sleepy Orange - 2
Pearl Crescent - 3
Question Mark - 2
Red Admiral - 2
Red-spotted Purple - 2
Viceroy - 1
Least Skipper - 4
Zabulon Skipper - 1

Mike Turner
Raleigh, NC
Subject: Pitt County, 18 July 2015
From: "Abdulali, Salman" <ABDULALIS AT ecu.edu>
Date: Sat, 18 Jul 2015 19:55:54 +0000
Butterflies seen today (2015-07-18) at the Pitt County Arboretum:

Spicebush Swallowtail, 1
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, 1
Silver-spotted Skipper, 3
Fiery Skipper, 5
Sleepy Orange, 1
MONARCH, 1 ovipositing female, first of year for Pitt
Variegated Fritillary, 1
American Lady, 1
Pearl Crescent, 1

Salman Abdulali
Greenville, NC



Subject: Long-tailed Skipper on James Is, SC July 17, 2015
From: Dennis Forsythe <dennis.forsythe AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 17 Jul 2015 16:56:29 -0400
All,

I saw my FOY Long-tailed Skipper in the lantana in my yard in the Eastwood
Subdivision, James Is., this afternoon.

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: Female Dianas
From: david.campbell.d AT gmail.com
Date: Fri, 17 Jul 2015 15:16:10 -0400
NC, Polk County, Hughes Creek, approximately 5 miles east of Columbus. 2 female 
Diana Fritillaries observed ovipositing near Viola canadensis, on mesic wooded 
slopes above creek, 3:10 pm. 


-David Campbell



Sent from my iPhone
Subject: Fwd: Roan Mtn. butterfly count
From: Don Holt <dnldhlt AT aol.com>
Date: Wed, 15 Jul 2015 23:32:17 -0400

 
 
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From: Don Holt 
To: mebc-butterfly ; tn-butterflies 
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bristol-birds  

Sent: Wed, Jul 15, 2015 11:13 pm
Subject: [MEBC-Butterfly] Roan Mtn. butterfly count


    
 The 2015 NABA Roan Mtn., TN Butterfly Count will be held Saturday, July 18, 
2015. The count will begin at 10 am at the Roan Mtn. State Park Visitors Center 
(by the big green waterwheel). We will count in the lower elevations in the 
morning, eat lunch at a local restaurant, then move into the higher elevations 
in the afternoon. Participants should bring clothing for changeable weather, 
especially at the higher elevations. We should finish up by around 5 or 6 pm. 
There is the usual possibility of an afternoon thunderstorm for Saturday. If it 
should prove impossible to complete the count, we will try again the next day, 
Sunday July 19, same times and places. If you have questions or need directions 
please call my cellphone anytime, (423) 483 0470. E-mails sent close to the 
count date may not be read in time, I have no access at home, so call. The 
weather here has been, as usual, unusual. It should be an interesting, 
unpredictable count. I hope you will join us, its always fun. 

   
   
   
Don Holt, compiler  
 
Subject: Winston-Salem, Pipevine Swallowtail, Ocola Skipper 7/14/15
From: Gene Schepker <geneschepker AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 15 Jul 2015 08:18:39 -0400
After the rain this morning and periodically through the day, I saw these
in my garden:

Red-banded Hairstreak 2
Ocola Skipper 1 (FOY in state)
Clouded Skipper 1 (may be same male I had a few days ago)
Silver-spotted Skipper 7
Sachem 11 +
Horaces Duskywing 1 (female)
Cabbage White 2
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
Pipevine Swallowtail 1
American Lady 1
Red Admiral 2
Pearl Crescent 1
Eastern Tailed-blue 2

With the exclusion of the Pipevine the Red Admirals, and the Ocola, this
could have been our yard count all week.  We had a Dun and a little
Glassywing one day each. But that is pretty much it here.  A lot of the
usual butterflies around the creek here seem to be gone so far.  Missing
are Pearly Eyes, most of the Satyrs, the anglewings, and of course a lot of
the Skippers this summer!

 Maybe things will change soon!

Gene Schepker
Subject: Pitt County, 14 July 2015
From: "Abdulali, Salman" <ABDULALIS AT ecu.edu>
Date: Tue, 14 Jul 2015 20:56:16 +0000
Butterflies seen today (2015-07-14) in Pitt County:

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, 1
Spicebush Swallowtail, 1

Horace's Duskywing, 2
Least Skipper, 2
Fiery Skipper, 4
Whirlabout, 2
DUN Skipper, 1, Pitt County Arboretum, first of year for Pitt

Sleepy Orange, 8
Orange Sulphur, 1
Cloudless Sulphur, 1, Boyd Lee Park, first of year for Pitt

American Snout, 2, Pitt County Arboretum
Variegated Fritillary, 3
Red-spotted Purple, 1
Common Buckeye, 5
Pearl Crescent, 4
CREOLE Pearly-eye, 1, Boyd Lee Park, first of year

Salman Abdulali
Greenville, NC
Subject: Moth Week Event at Eno River State Park
From: "Fenwick, Jennifer P" <jennifer.fenwick AT ncparks.gov>
Date: Tue, 14 Jul 2015 18:55:47 +0000
Hello!

Will Cook told me to contact you about a special event coming up. You may or 
may not know that National Moth Week is approaching (July 18-26th). I decided 
to create a "mothing" event at Eno River State Park. We are going to have an 
array of lights, sheets, and moth food. Entomology professor Clyde Sorenson 
from NCSU and NC State Parks education specialist, Brian Bockhahn, will be 
joining in to help ID and set up for the event. This is open to the public. I 
was hoping you post the attached flyer on the Carolina Leps Facebook page? I 
was also wondering if you knew any other groups who would be interested in 
coming to the event. If so, could you send me their contact info? 


Thank you!

Jennifer Fenwick
Interpretation & Education Asst.
North Carolina State Parks
(352) 561-1170
Jennifer.fenwick AT ncparks.gov
Subject: Notes from up North
From: Richard Stickney <RichardS AT ncmls.org>
Date: Tue, 14 Jul 2015 14:51:09 +0000
Hi all,

Thought you might be interested in how things are going up there. Last week I 
checked out several sites in New Jersey and southern Vermont, with tips from 
websites and an observer who lives in NJ. I got 4 lifers, 3 of which are found 
in NC: 


Baltimore Checkerspot  (Vermont and northern NJ)
Aaron's Skipper (southern NJ)
Acadian Hairstreak (Vermont)
Hickory Hairstreak (northern NJ, not rare at all) - got all 5 of the East Coast 
Satyrium species! 

Photos forthcoming.

Overall populations in NJ & Vermont were not bad, but there was a shocking lack 
of butterflies at Longwood Gardens in southern PA. This is one of the 
"floweriest" places I know and I saw fewer than 20 in over 3 hours. 


The most disturbing stat: 0 monarchs, milkweed untouched, everywhere I went.


Richard Stickney
NC Museum of Life & Science
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Subject: Wake Co., NC butterflies-J.C. Raulston Arboretum-07/13/2015
From: Mike Turner <wmike.turner AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 13 Jul 2015 18:27:47 -0400
This afternoon I did a couple of laps around the arboretum under sunny to
partly cloudy skies with a temperature of about 90F. There were a few
notable sightings from high species counts, but no species of note. I saw
nine Common Sootywings at various locales in the arboretum, that were still
in the same places when I made my second lap, so the probability of me
double counting a few is low. Ditto with Horace's Duskywings, of which I
saw 23! And in spite of a few plantings of Baptisia (wild indigo, its host
plant), there were none that I could turn into a Wild Indigo Duskywing. I
saw 20 species total. My complete list is below. Good butterflying.

E. Tiger Swallowtail - 4 (incl. 1 black form female)
Cabbage White - 4
Orange Sulphur - 4
Sleepy Orange - 3
Gray Hairstreak - 5
E. Tailed-Blue - 3
Variegated Fritillary - 8
Pearl Crescent - 1
Am. Lady - 4
Red Admiral - 2
Common Buckeye - 15
Monarch - 2
Silver-spotted Skipper - 31
Duskywing sp. - 6
Horace's Duskywing - 23
S. Cloudywing - 1
Common Checkered-Skipper - 2
Common Sootywing - 9
Fiery Skipper - 8
Sachem - 5
Ocola Skipper - 1

Mike Turner
Raleigh, NC
Subject: Pitt County, 13 July 2015
From: "Abdulali, Salman" <ABDULALIS AT ecu.edu>
Date: Mon, 13 Jul 2015 22:07:27 +0000
Thundestorms ended the dry spell this morning. Though it was cloudy most of the 
day, the sun broke through in the late afternoon. Here is what I say at the 
Pitt County Arboretum (2015-07-13, after 5 pm): 


Black Swallowtail, 2

Silver-spotted Skipper, 3
Fiery Skipper, 3
Whirlabout, 2
DION SKIPPER, 1 on Lantana, first of year

Sleepy Orange, 2

Gray Hairstreak, 1

Red Admiral, 1
American Lady, 1
Common Buckeye, 1

Salman Abdulali
Greenville, NC
Subject: Dinkin's Bottom, Yadkin Co., Lone Monarch
From: Gene Schepker <geneschepker AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 13 Jul 2015 16:00:54 -0400
Below the Shallowford Road and Dinkin's Bottom from 10:00 - 1:00 I found
the following:

Monarch 1
Viceroy 1
Hackberry Emperor 4
Eastern Comma 2
American Snout 1
Red Admiral 2
Red-spotted Purple 1
Great Spangled Fritillary 1 (worn)
Silvery Checkerspot 5
Pearl Crescent 3
Carolina Satyr 1
Eastern Tailed-blue 5
Cabbage White 1
Pearl Crescent 4
Sleepy Orange 18
Cloudless Sulphur 7
Sachem 5
Silver-spotted Skipper 3

It was hot 90+ degrees with occasional cooler breeze and too dry for
puddling butterflies.  Lack of skippers somewhat due to declining habitat
as trees are crowding out open areas and flowering plants!

Gene Schepker
Subject: Wake Co., NC butterflies-Yates Mill Co. Park-07/12/2015
From: Mike Turner <wmike.turner AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 12 Jul 2015 20:33:03 -0400
I walked about 2 miles around the park today, including the Creekside
Trail. The weather was sunny and about 90F. The plantings around the
parking area and the park entrance were hopping with butterflies early
afternoon, but were butterflyless after 3pm. I was at the park from 12:30
to 6pm. There is still some milkweed in flower in the NCSU fields next to
the park, and they were hopping with butterflies as well. The best, and
oddest, sighting among my 26 species was a Broad-winged Skipper nectaring
on milkweed in this field, far away from the wet areas where I have always
found this species. It appears that perhaps the second brood of E. Tiger
Swallowtails is almost normal this year, with 11 seen today and 4 yesterday
at Lake Raleigh. Also of note were two Harvesters, 2 Southern Pearly-eyes,
and 11 Appalachian Browns. My complete list is below. Good butterflying.

11 E.Tiger Swallowtails
3 Spicebush wallowtails
1 Cabbage White
1 Orange Sulphur
1 Sleepy Orange
2 Harvesters
2 Gray Hairstreaks
2 Red-banded Hairstreaks
3 E. Tailed-Blues
15 Variegated Fritillarys
3 Pearl Crescents
1 E. Comma
1 Am. Lady
10 Red Admirals
30 Common Buckeyes
2 Viceroys
2 S. Pearly-eyes
11 Appalachian Browns
10 Carolina Satyrs
3 Monarchs
25 Silver-spotted Skippers
6 Horace's Duskywings
3 Least Skippers
3 Sachems
1 Broad-winged Skippers
20 Ocola Skippers

Mike Turner
Raleigh, NC
Subject: Wake Co., NC butterflies-Lake Raleigh-07/11/2015
From: Mike Turner <wmike.turner AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 11 Jul 2015 22:08:01 -0400
Today I paddled aropund the lake ~2 miles and walked ~1 mile along the
greenway. he weather was mostly sunny and 93F. The primary nectar source
was Pickerel-weed (Pontedaria cordata). I saw 17 species, but nothing of
note. My complete list is below good butterflying.

4 E. Tiger Swallowtails (incl. 1 black form female)
1 Red-banded Hairstreak
1 E. Tailed-Blue
1 Summer Azure
2 Question Marks
1 Am. Lady
5 Red Admirals
2 Common Buckeyes
2 Red-spotted Purples
2 Viceroys
1 Carolina Satyr
17 Silver-spotted Skippers
2 Horace's Duskywings
2 Least Skippers
1 Fiery Skipper
1 Sachem
1 Ocola Skipper

Mike Turner
Raleigh, NC
Subject: Wilkes County Swarthy, Watauga Co Banded Hairstreaks
From: Gene Schepker <geneschepker AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 9 Jul 2015 21:57:37 -0400
Lois Schneider and I took off for Elk Knob to beat the heat today and
stopped at the Sustainable Rest Stop on 421 N just before Wilkesboro, They
have done a really great job on the butterfly habitat there.  Although new,
here are some of the butterflies that have moved into the wildlife area:

Swarthy Skipper 1 (FOY)
Sachem 30+ (after 30 I quit counting)
Fiery Skipper 1
Southern Cloudywing (FOY)
American Lady 5
Common Wood Nymph 9 (FOY)
Common Buckeye 1
Cabbage White 1
Pearl Crescent 1
Summer Azure 2

Tulip Tree Beauty (moth)  From 9:45  -  10:30 AM. Sunny around 85 degrees.

We went on to Elk Knob State Park where it was 74 degrees at the bottom:

Red Admiral 8
Banded Hairstreak 6
Meadow Fritillary 3
Variegated Fritillary 4
Aphrodite Fritillary 20
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
Orange Sulphur 2
Silver-spotted Skipper 3
Cabbage White 2
Common Wood Nymph 5
Red-Spotted Purple 3
Pearl Crescent 1
Eastern Tailed-blue 9

All the Banded Hairstreaks, the Eastern Tigers, and Red-spotted Purples
were found at the picnic tables up to the top of the Knob.  The others were
down in the field coming into the park on the left side of the road.

Gene Schepker
Subject: Pfafftown, Forsyth Co Butterflies 7/8/15
From: Gene Schepker <geneschepker AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 8 Jul 2015 14:22:53 -0400
I met Maggie Martin Wallace at Nottke's farm today so she could find some
new lifer butterflies.  She had her lifer American Snout, Hackberry
Emperor, and Hayhurst Scallopwing!

Hayhurst Scallopwing 1 (worn female nectaring)
American Snout 1
Hackberry Emperor 1
American Lady 2
Red Admiral 1
Variegated Fritillary 1
Silvery Checkerspot 1
Common Buckeye 1
Pearl Crescent 5
Sachem 7
Fiery Skipper 1
Silver-spotted Skipper 3
Eastern Tailed-blue 5
Cloudless Sulphur 1
Sleepy Orange 14
Cabbage White 1

We butterflied from 10:00 to 12:15 in intermittent sunshine and mid 80s
temperature.

Gene Schepker (Maggie Wallace Martin, Jim Nottke)
Subject: Continued meager Coastal Plain butterflies
From: Harry LeGrand <hlegrandjr AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 7 Jul 2015 21:18:17 -0400
I spent today under sunny and hot conditions just east of the Green
Swamp Preserve in east-central Brunswick County, NC. I was working with two
other folks conducting field work of a tract owned by The Conservation
Fund.

I had one of my better species counts in the eastern half of NC this year:
Six species -- Woo! Well, at least that is five more than my mammal count.
.Here is what I saw along the sunny roadsides and clearcuts:

E. Tiger Swallowtail 2
Palamedes Swallowtail  75
Sleepy Orange  10
Red-banded Hairstreak  1    inside the vehicle!
Common Buckeye  1
Southern Cloudywing  1    Yip, yip, yip -- a skipper!

Notice the lack of Cloudless Sulphur.  Pathetic.  Yes, flowers were
commonplace -- lots of titi and some Clethra were available, as was
redroot. Thankfully, this has been a poor year for ticks, as well.

Harry LeGrand
Raleigh
Subject: Buncombe county 7th July
From: Doug Johnston <wellsteadwest AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 7 Jul 2015 20:59:05 -0400
I spent a couple of hours lepping on my local patch today. The meadow had large 
numbers of Meadow fritillary. 60 was a low count, since I only covered about 
half of the field. The rest of the list is below, courtesy of eButt. 


Doug


Species
6 Silver-spotted Skipper <>3 Least Skipper <>13 Sachem Skipper <>12 Cabbage 
White <>6 Clouded Sulphur <>2 Orange Sulphur <>1 Gray Hairstreak <>5 Eastern 
Tailed-Blue <>3 Great Spangled Fritillary <>60 Meadow Fritillary <>10 Pearl 
Crescent <>1 Red Admiral <>12 Common Buckeye <>1 Viceroy <>1 Red-spotted Purple 
<>1 Carolina Satyr <>20 Pieridae sp. <> 
Subject: CBS Midlands Chapter walk postponed
From: KASTNERS AT aol.com
Date: Tue, 7 Jul 2015 07:45:47 -0400
Yesterday Doug Allen visited Cowpens National Battlefield where we were to  
go this Saturday, July 11.  He saw very few butterflies and very few  
nectar sources.  We both feel that it would be best to postpone this  trip in 
hopes that butterfly activity will pick up.  I will let you know  when we 
reschedule the trip.  Sorry for the inconvenience.
Take care,
Marty
Subject: Butterfly Trips Triad NC in July
From: Dennis Burnette <deburnette AT triad.rr.com>
Date: Mon, 06 Jul 2015 16:08:45 -0400
Triad butterfliers,

The Triad Chapter of the Carolina Butterfly Society has two butterfly trips
scheduled for July. The first, which is coming up next weekend, is our
popular annual trip to Ashe County, a great place to be especially if the
lowlands are experiencing the typical NC summer heat and humidity. The
second is to a park in Guilford County that we would like to explore.

Please note that at the good suggestion of one of our board members, we have
instituted a procedure of requesting RSVPs. Please tell us if you plan to
come. There are several reasons for this. In case of changes in meeting
place, adjustments in trip details, or cancellation due to bad weather or
leader illness, we will know how to contact the participants directly. This
avoids the annoying and embarrassing situation of some people showing up and
finding no one there. Also, often the coordinator has to make special
arrangements based on the numbers of people who will be participating.

July 11, Sat.  Butterfly field trip to Ashe Co. Well meet in the parking
lot across from Holy Trinity Episcopal Church (Church of the Fresco), 120
Glendale School Rd., West Jefferson (Glendale Springs) at 9:30 am and spend
the day butterflying in the vicinity of the New River including the nearby
New River State Park. Bring a picnic lunch and plenty to drink. The
coordinator of this field trip, Judy Scurry, is opening her home to us. And
would like to know how many she will need to accommodate. Contact her at
fignewton60 AT hotmail.com. Please RSVP to Dennis Burnette by Thursday evening,
July 9th. We will make a decision on Friday morning about whether the
weather and other considerations will require us to change or cancel the
trip.
 
July 25, Sat., 9:00  Keeley Park, 4100 Keeley Rd. McLeansville, NC 27301,
336-373-4547, http://www.greensboro-nc.gov/index.aspx?page=1203. Well visit
the undeveloped meadows around this new city park in the northeastern part
of Greensboro. Water and restroom facilities are available in the park.
Please RSVP to the leader, Dennis Burnette , who
will give participants directions on where to meet in the park.

Hope to see everyone this month!

Dennis
-- 
Dennis E. Burnette
7 Brownstone Lane
Greensboro, NC 27410
(336) 299-4342
deburnette AT triad.rr.com
Subject: CBS Midlands Chapter walk
From: KASTNERS AT aol.com
Date: Mon, 6 Jul 2015 09:30:47 -0400
 
 
July 11  9:00           Cowpens National Battlefield  Meet at the Visitor 
Center.  We will spend some time in the visitor  center to learn the history 
of Cowpens before going to search for  butterflies.  Doug Allen will be our  
trip leader.  Please be sure to let him or me know if you are coming. 
_dougk4ly AT gmail.com_ (mailto:dougk4ly AT gmail.com)  Though we will begin at  
Cowpens, Doug may lead us to other areas if time and weather permit. Doug said 

that there are at least three areas nearby that could also be worth  
visiting. One is Thicketty Mtn, very close, and the highest point in Cherokee 

County at 1194'. Another, 30 minutes away is Windmill Hill, 1165' elevation in 

Spartanburg County where I live, with butterfly gardens.  A  third is Blue 
Wall Preserve, an estimated 45 minutes away, in Greenville County  which is 
considered low mountains, 1200'- 2000'+, with a pleasant 2 or 3 mile  out 
and back hike on the lower part of 3200' Hogback  Mountain.    
Directions  to the Cowpens Visitor Center 
From  I-85 northbound, take exit 83. Turn left, on Hwy 110. Drive about 8 
miles. At  the intersection for Hwys 110, 221, and 11, turn right. The park 
is about a half  mile on the right. 
From  I-85 southbound, take exit 92 at Gaffney, west toward Chesnee on Hwy 
11. The  park is about 10 miles on the left. 
From  I-26 eastbound, take exit 5, east toward Chesnee on Hwy 11. The park 
is about 20  miles on the right. 
From  I-26 westbound, take I-85 North, take exit 83. Turn left, on Hwy 110. 
Drive  about 8 miles. At the intersection for Hwys 110, 221, and 11, turn 
right. The  park is about a half mile on the right. 
GPS  Directional Devices: 
To  reach the physical address of the Visitor Center please use the 
following  address:
4001 Chesnee Highway
Gaffney, SC 29341 
(Make sure to  select "Gaffney" and not "Chesnee" so that it does not 
direct you to the  middle of Lake Blalock.) 
Or
Lat  / Long: 35.13394 / -81.81455 
Hope  to see you there. 
Marty
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

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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