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Little Horned Owl

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) ]
29 Oct Painted lady. ["Tom Krakauer" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
29 Oct 10/28/16 Dinkins Bottoms, Yadkin County , NC ["Sven Halling" ]
28 Oct South Mountains State Park butterflies ["\"drivesa3 AT aol.com\"" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
28 Oct Gulf Fritillary ["Gene Schepker" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
28 Oct Weymouth Woods Sandhills Nature Preserve Butterflies ["Gene Schepker" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
27 Oct Sumter National Forest SC butterflies [Will Cook ]
27 Oct 10/27/16 Lewisville, Forsyth County , NC ["Sven Halling" ]
26 Oct White M Hairstreak Winston-Salem ["Gene Schepker" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
25 Oct Checkered Whites, Macon County, NC ["Jason Love" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
25 Oct 10/24/16 Reynolda Gardens, Winston-Salem, Forsyth County , NC ["Sven Halling" ]
24 Oct Late Season Butterflies in Winston-Salem ["Gene Schepker" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
24 Oct Pitt County, 24 October 2016 ["Abdulali, Salman" ]
23 Oct Buncombe sightings from last week ["Doug Johnston" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
22 Oct McCormick CO., SC leps 21 Oct 2016 ["Dennis Forsythe" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
21 Oct 10/21/16 Lewisville, Forsyth County , NC ["Sven Halling" ]
21 Oct 10/20/16 Dinkins Bottoms, Yadkin County , NC ["Sven Halling" ]
20 Oct Dare county leps ["Brian Bockhahn" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
20 Oct 10/19/16 Pilot Mountain State Park, Yadkin County , NC ["Sven Halling" ]
19 Oct Brazilian Skipper ["Abdulali, Salman" ]
19 Oct 10/18/16 Watauga County , NC ["Sven Halling" ]
19 Oct Raulston Arboretum [Richard Stickney ]
19 Oct 10/17/16 Pilot Mountain State Park, Surry County, NC. ["Sven Halling" ]
17 Oct Pierids - Charlotte area [Kevin Metcalf ]
17 Oct Butterflies Guilford Co NC 10-16-16 [Dennis Burnette ]
16 Oct Wake County, NC, butterflies --- interesting Pierid numbers ["Harry LeGrand" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
15 Oct Re: Moore Co., NC butterflies-10/15/2016 ["Marsha Gaspari" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
15 Oct Moore Co., NC butterflies-10/15/2016 ["Mike Turner" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]

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

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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


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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
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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

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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


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Subject: Painted lady.
From: "Tom Krakauer" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Sat, 29 Oct 2016 13:56:15 -0400
Today after lunch I had a painted lady (Vanessa cardui) in my backyard in N. 
Durham county. First this year. There were also several cloudless sulphur and a 
sleepy orange. I didn't chase down the dark skippers. Probable clouded. 


Tom Krakauer
Bahama, Nc

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Subject: 10/28/16 Dinkins Bottoms, Yadkin County , NC
From: "Sven Halling" <shalling AT triad.rr.com>
Date: Sat, 29 Oct 2016 09:42:29 -0400 (EDT)
Visited Dinkins Bottoms. 75 F and sunny. Walked for 1 hour (2 – 3 pm). The
area covered is smaller than what I covered on my last counts at this
location.

Cabbage White		2
Cloudless Sulphur		2
Little Yellow			2
Sleepy Orange		26
Eastern Tailed-blue		1
Variegated Fritillary		1
Pearl Crescent		11
Common Buckeye		1
Unid. Anglewing		1
Carolina Satyr		11

Clouded Skipper		1
Ocola				1

Sven Halling
Lewisville, NC
Subject: South Mountains State Park butterflies
From: "\"drivesa3 AT aol.com\"" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps@duke.edu>
Date: Fri, 28 Oct 2016 23:05:19 -0400
 I took an overnight backpacking trip last night and came across a few 
butterflies, most this afternoon along the Benn Knob Trail and Raven Rock Trail 
and all at about 2500' MSL. I saw none nectaring, rather they were in sunny 
spots along the trail. I saw; 

Cloudless Sulphur 3colias sp 2Question Mark 1Clouded Skipper 3
George AndrewsIndian Trail, NC
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Subject: Gulf Fritillary
From: "Gene Schepker" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Fri, 28 Oct 2016 22:03:19 -0400
I forgot to report a Gulf Fritillary at Weymouth Woods in my earlier report
for today.

Gene Schepker
Subject: Weymouth Woods Sandhills Nature Preserve Butterflies
From: "Gene Schepker" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Fri, 28 Oct 2016 21:58:00 -0400
Lois Schneider and I spent from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM at Weymouth
Woods today under tremendous sunny weather with temperatures from 70 - 77
degrees. The main nectar source was *Carphephorus bellidifolus.* Fiery and
Clouded skippers carried the day.

Cloudless Sulphur 7
Variegated Fritillary 4
Monarch 1
Common Buckeye 5
American Lady 1
Orange Sulphur 1
Sleepy Orange 1
Little Yellow 4
Pearl Crescent

Silver-spotted Skipper 1
EUFALA Skipper 1
Fiery Skipper 46
Clouded Skipper 43
Ocola Skipper 2
Sachem 1

Gene Schepker (and Lois Schneider)
Subject: Sumter National Forest SC butterflies
From: Will Cook <cwcook AT carolinanature.com>
Date: Thu, 27 Oct 2016 15:12:14 -0400
I noticed a few interesting butterflies (among others that I didn't 
write down) in the Sumter National Forest in the past week:

1 Long-tailed Skipper - Laurens Co., SC - 10/20/16
1 Gulf Fritillary - Union Co., SC - 10/24/16
1 Eufala Skipper - Union Co., SC - 10/24/16

Will

-- 
Will Cook - Durham, NC
www.carolinanature.com
Subject: 10/27/16 Lewisville, Forsyth County , NC
From: "Sven Halling" <shalling AT triad.rr.com>
Date: Thu, 27 Oct 2016 15:05:19 -0400 (EDT)
Butterflies seen in central Lewisville in a little patch with Frost Asters
just across from Lewisville’s only traffic light.


Monarch				1

Clouded Skipper			3
Fiery Skipper				9
Sachem				14
Ocola					8

Sven Halling
Lewisville, NC
Subject: White M Hairstreak Winston-Salem
From: "Gene Schepker" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Wed, 26 Oct 2016 16:56:52 -0400
A very worn White M Hairstreak became our 73 yard and garden butterfly this
afternoon. The White Ms were torn off but the diagnostic white dot on HW,
red costa, and brilliant irradescent blue-green color gave it away.

It is getting harder to find new yard butterflies.  White Ms are always
welcome here and make for a nice day!

Gene Schepker
Subject: Checkered Whites, Macon County, NC
From: "Jason Love" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Tue, 25 Oct 2016 15:52:26 -0400
Dr. Bill McLarney, a fisheries biologist with Mainspring Conservation
Trust, reported seeing two Checkered Whites in his garden today in the
"northern" part of the county.
Cheers,
Jason Love
Otto, NC
Subject: 10/24/16 Reynolda Gardens, Winston-Salem, Forsyth County , NC
From: "Sven Halling" <shalling AT triad.rr.com>
Date: Tue, 25 Oct 2016 11:19:19 -0400 (EDT)
Gene Schepker and Sven Halling visited Reynolda Gardens in Winston-Salem.
Around 80 F and sunny. We first walked around the prairie habitat and checked
all Frost Asters and then through the gardens.


Cabbage White			7
Cloudless Sulphur			11
Sleepy Orange			1
Eastern Tailed-Blue			4
American Snout			1
Gulf Fritillary				1
Variegated Fritillary			6
Pearl Crescent			5
Eastern Comma			1
Common Buckeye			29
Monarch				6

Common Checkered-Skipper	19
Clouded Skipper			10
Fiery Skipper				45
Sachem				43
Ocola					23

Yellow-collared Scape Moth	4

At the notepad:

Sven Halling
Lewisville, NC
Subject: Late Season Butterflies in Winston-Salem
From: "Gene Schepker" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Mon, 24 Oct 2016 20:36:29 -0400
In our garden before 1:00 PM today:

Red-banded Hairstreak 2
Pearl Crescent 3
Sleepy Orange 3
Cloudless Sulphur 2
Monarch 1
Common Buckeye 1
Anglewing sp. 1
Clouded Skipper 3
Common Checkered skipper 2
Sachem 3
Fiery Skipper 1
Common Checkered Skipper 2
Cabbage White 1

The Sachem males were really worn as was a female Fiery. Sunny and
unseasonably warm.

Gene Schepker
Subject: Pitt County, 24 October 2016
From: "Abdulali, Salman" <ABDULALIS AT ecu.edu>
Date: Mon, 24 Oct 2016 19:37:35 +0000
Butterflies seen today at the ECU campus and the Pitt County Arboretum (Pitt 
County, 2016-10-24). 


Sleepy Orange, 2
Cloudless Sulphur, 5
Little Yellow, 1
Cabbage White, 1
Red-banded Hairstreak, 1
American Lady, 4
Common Buckey, 2
Pearl Crescent, 1
Silver-spotted Skipper, 1
Long-tailed Skipper, 3
Fiery Skipper, 25
Ocola Skipper, 10

Salman Abdulali
Greenville, NC
Subject: Buncombe sightings from last week
From: "Doug Johnston" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Sun, 23 Oct 2016 15:30:02 -0400
We set two records for high temperatures on the 19th and 20th of October here 
in Buncombe county last week. 

I kept track of butterflies that I saw around the house on Wednesday and at the 
Biltmore estate on Thursday. 

Around the house I had a high count of 4 Gulf fritillaries, while at the 
Biltmore estate I took a photo of a Skipper that looked interesting. Harry, 
Jeff and Will all identified it as a EUFALA skipper. I gather this is a first 
for Buncombe county. 


Wednesday 19th October
Incidental observations of leps around the house, + some from other days as 
noted. Still some showing today despite 30F this morning (23rd) 


Doug

Pipevine ST - 2 also 23rd
Cabbage white - 4
Clouded sulphur - 1
Orange sulphur - 1
Cloudless sulphur - 10+ - enjoying the Salvia (ditto a late Ruby throat)
Gulf fritillary - 4
Variegated fritillary - 2
Pearl crescent - 2 also 23rd
American lady - 2  also 23rd
Painted lady - 16th only
Common buckeye - 1
Monarch - 1
Long tailed skipper - 1 23rd only ( but frequent early in the month)
Clouded skipper - 3
Sachem - 4

Thursday 20th October
Biltmore estate

Pipevine ST - 2
Cabbage white - 18
Clouded sulphur - 2
Orange sulphur - 1
Cloudless sulphur - 3
Sleepy orange - 1
Gulf fritillary - 3
Variegated fritillary - 14
Pearl crescent - 1
E comma - 1
C buckeye - 3
Monarch - 3
Common checkered skipper - 5
Clouded skipper - 2
Fiery skipper - 2
Sachem - 20
Dun skipper - 1
EUFALA skipper - 1
Ocola skipper - 2

Subject: McCormick CO., SC leps 21 Oct 2016
From: "Dennis Forsythe" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Sat, 22 Oct 2016 08:48:35 -0400
All,

I had a few butterflies yesterday at the Parksville WMA North Access,
McCormick Co., SC.

Cloudless Sulfur 4
Sleepy Orange 1
Little Yellow 1
Gulf Fritillary 3
White/Common Checkered-Skipper male and female
Clouded Skipper 2
Fiery Skipper 1
Ocola 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: 10/21/16 Lewisville, Forsyth County , NC
From: "Sven Halling" <shalling AT triad.rr.com>
Date: Fri, 21 Oct 2016 16:12:23 -0400 (EDT)
Butterflies seen in central Lewisville in a little patch with Frost Asters
just across from Lewisville’s only traffic light.


Cabbage White			1
Eastern Tailed-Blue		1
Painted Lady				1
Common Buckeye		2

Clouded Skipper			1
Sachem				        2

Sven Halling
Lewisville, NC
Subject: 10/20/16 Dinkins Bottoms, Yadkin County , NC
From: "Sven Halling" <shalling AT triad.rr.com>
Date: Fri, 21 Oct 2016 15:09:02 -0400 (EDT)
Visited Dinkins Bottoms. 84 F and sunny. Walked for 2,5 hours (1. 30 – 4 pm).
The butterfly crowds are thinning out.

Cloudless Sulphur		6
Sleepy Orange		42
Eastern Tailed-blue		1
Gulf Fritillary			1
Variegated Fritillary		11
Pearl Crescent		64
Common Buckeye		24
Unid. Anglewing		1
American Lady		1
Carolina Satyr		22
Monarch			1

Com. Checkered-Skipper	9
Clouded Skipper		4

Yellow-collared Scape Moth	3

Sven Halling
Lewisville, NC
Subject: Dare county leps
From: "Brian Bockhahn" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Thu, 20 Oct 2016 20:11:10 -0400
Have been around mainland and outer dare county for wings over water
birding festival 10/16-20/2016.

1 little yellow
1 clouded/orange sulphur
70 cloudless sulphur
3 sleepy orange

20 gulf fritillary
2 variegated fritillary
1 red admiral
35 common buckeye
15 monarch

1 silver spotted skipper
9 long tailed skipper
2 clouded skipper
1 fiery skipper
20 ocola skipper
1 Palatka skipper (photos, sound edge)


-- 
Brian Bockhahn
birdranger248 AT gmail.com
Subject: 10/19/16 Pilot Mountain State Park, Yadkin County , NC
From: "Sven Halling" <shalling AT triad.rr.com>
Date: Thu, 20 Oct 2016 10:14:49 -0400 (EDT)
Visited Pilot Mountain SP along Yadkin River on the side of Yadkin County.
Hiked the dirt road from the parking area down to the western river acess.
84 F Sunny. (01:30 pm to 03:00 pm)

Cloudless Sulphur			4
Little Yellow				5
Sleepy Orange 			6
Eastern Tailed-Blue			8
Variegated  Fritillary			4
Pearl Crescent			14
Question Mark			2
Eastern Comma			2
American Lady			2
Common Buckeye			11
Carolina Satyr			6

Common Checkered-Skipper	7
Clouded Skipper			2
Sachem				4
Ocola					1


Sven Halling
Lewisville, NC
Subject: Brazilian Skipper
From: "Abdulali, Salman" <ABDULALIS AT ecu.edu>
Date: Wed, 19 Oct 2016 17:57:34 +0000
I saw a Brazilian Skipper on Lantana at the ECU campus today (Pitt County, 
2016-10-19). 


Salman Abdulali
Greenville NC
Subject: 10/18/16 Watauga County , NC
From: "Sven Halling" <shalling AT triad.rr.com>
Date: Wed, 19 Oct 2016 11:05:44 -0400 (EDT)
Visited the parkway between Linn Cove Viaduct and US 421. Sunny weather
perfect for fall colors. Sorry to say that most of the parking areas had been
mowed to oblivion when it comes to butterflies. Temperatures above 70 F.

Linn Cove Viaduct

Pipevine Swallowtail		1
Cabbage White			2
Cloudless Sulphur			2
Sleepy Orange			1
Pearl Crescent			5

Common Checkered-Skipper	1


View Wilson Creek Valley Overlook(MP 302.1)

Cloudless Sulphur			1
Sleepy Orange			1
Pearl Crescent			4
Eastern Tailed-Blue			1
Gray Hairstreak			1


Julian Price Memorial Park
As usual I followed the creek downstream on the western side and checked out
the meadow areas. There were very few nectaring plants. The Monach seemed to
be weak and had problems to fly.

Cloudless Sulpur			2
Little Yellow				2
Eastern Tailed-Blue			4
Sleepy Orange			1
Meadow Fritillary			2
Pearl Crescent			5
Question Mark			1
Common Buckeye			6
Monarch				1

Common Checkered-Skipper	2
Clouded Skipper			4
Ocola					1




Sim’s Pond(295.9)

Cabbage White			1
Pearl Crescent			1

Clouded Skipper			4
Fiery Skipper				1

Thunder Hill Overlook(MP 290.4)

Cabbage White			2
Cloudless Sulphur			1
Pearl Crescent			6
Common Buckeye			3


Sven Halling
Lewisville, NC
Subject: Raulston Arboretum
From: Richard Stickney <RichardS AT ncmls.org>
Date: Wed, 19 Oct 2016 14:44:01 +0000
I had a nice visit to the arboretum on Monday, when the fair traffic wasn't so 
bad, and found a few things worth noting. 

Pipevine ST - 1 worn
Sleepy Orange - 2
Cloudless Sulphur - 5
Cabbage White - 1
Monarch - 1
Gulf Fritillary - 3 plus 2 full-grown cats
Variegated Fritillary - 1
American Lady - 1
Buckeye - 1
Common Checkered-skipper - a dozen or so
Brazilian Skipper - 1 patrolling a stand of cannas, didn't find any cats
Ocola Skipper - 2
Clouded Skipper - 3
Fiery Skipper - 20 or so, mostly worn

One other thing of interest: a couple weeks ago I found three full-grown E. 
Comma caterpillars on an elm in Raleigh. I brought them home and they pupated 
on the 5th. I was a bit surprised when the adults all emerged on the 15th, 
which seems late for fresh ones. Is this a usual thing, and might there be a 
third brood? 


Richard Stickney
NC Museum of Life & Science

www.flickr.com/photos/rstickney 



Subject: 10/17/16 Pilot Mountain State Park, Surry County, NC.
From: "Sven Halling" <shalling AT triad.rr.com>
Date: Wed, 19 Oct 2016 09:50:28 -0400 (EDT)
Visited Pilot Mountain summit area from noon walking for an hour. Sunny and
nice summer temperatures around 71 F. The open area just below the parking
area had some nectaring plants but not much elsewhere. The following few
butterflies were encountered:

Cloudless Sulphur			1
Sleepy Orange			1
Variegated Fritillary			1
Pearl Crescent			2
Question Mark			2
Mourning Cloak			1
American Lady			1
Red Admiral				1
Common Buckeye			4

Common Checkered-Skipper	2
Sachem				8
Ocola					1

While driving to Denny’s unit in Pilot Mountain community I saw

Cloudless Sulphur			1
Monarch				1


At Denny’s Farm section I found the following butterflies in the afternoon.
Temperatures in the low 80 ies. Walked for an hour up to the former farm site
and back.

Little Yellow				2
Sleepy Orange			1
Eastern Tailed-Blue			4
Variegated Fritillary			1
Pearl Crescent			14
Carolina Satyr			8

Silver-Spotted Skipper		1
Clouded Skipper			3
Sachem				3

Sven Halling
Lewisville, NC
Subject: Pierids - Charlotte area
From: Kevin Metcalf <skermetcalf AT earthlink.net>
Date: Mon, 17 Oct 2016 17:17:15 -0400 (GMT-04:00)




Subject: Butterflies Guilford Co NC 10-16-16
From: Dennis Burnette <deburnette AT triad.rr.com>
Date: Mon, 17 Oct 2016 16:31:56 -0400

On Sunday, Oct. 16, four of us visited the Greensboro Arboretum in the
morning, then went into northwest Guilford County, NC, near the Forsyth
County line to look along two dirt roads.
 
We saw a total of 5 Monarchs. While driving, we saw several Cloudless
Sulphurs in addition to those at the two sites. Frost Aster was the primary
nectar plant, although a few other species were being visited, including
Jewelweed in damp areas. There were many unidentifiable grass skippers
moving among the flowers at a distance. We identified a total of 15
butterfly species. 
 
The temperature high was 78 degrees under a sunny, sky with a light breeze.
The first number in the list below is the arboretum; the second number is in
the northwest corner of the county.
 
Orange Sulphur  0; 1
Cloudless Suphur  8; 9
Little Yellow  0; 4
Sleepy Orange  3; 5
Eastern Tailed-Blue  0; 2
Variegated Fritillary  0; 2
Pearl Crescent  4; 10+
Common Buckeye  0; 4
Viceroy  0; 2
Monarch  2; 3
Common Checkered-Skipper  10+; 20+
Clouded Skipper  1; 2
Fiery Skipper  10+; 5
Sachem  5; 5
Ocola, Skipper  2; 0
 
Species total 15

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

Subject: Wake County, NC, butterflies --- interesting Pierid numbers
From: "Harry LeGrand" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Sun, 16 Oct 2016 14:43:46 -0400
Today (Oct. 16), I did my usual "field" route consisting of Mid-Pines Road,
Inwood Road, and Yates Mill, south of Raleigh, NC. I also worked a new
area, off Inwood Road, that paid high dividends. Under perfect weather
conditions, I was out for close to 2.5 hours. It quickly became clear that
frost aster (*Symphyotrichum pilosum*) was THE nectar plant, so I
concentrated on looking for white flowers. I was stunned to see two species
I seldom see in the county -- about THREE Clouded Sulphurs and a Little
Yellow. I had just about given up ever seeing a Clouded Sulphur again in
the county, and they have been in strong decline for years. And, for
whatever reason, I just don't see Little Yellows along this particular
route.  All seen were VERY fresh.  Here is my list:

Cabbage White  4   could not find a Checkered White -- sadly
CLOUDED SULPHUR  3  all very fresh; start of last brood, whatever # that is!
Orange Sulphur  12   many quite fresh; new brood
Sleepy Orange  2   very fresh!  new brood
LITTLE YELLOW  1  fresh;  new brood?   [no Cloudless Sulphur today!]
Red-banded Hairstreak  2
Eastern Tailed-Blue  1   fresh female
Variegated Fritillary  25
Pearl Crescent  18
Common Buckeye 35
Viceroy  1  dead; probably died the day before
Monarch  1   high overhead heading SSW
Common Checkered-Skipper  25
Fiery Skipper  80  ALL orange skippers were Fieries; Sachems done here
Clouded Skipper  15
Ocola Skipper  15

Harry LeGrand
Raleigh
Subject: Re: Moore Co., NC butterflies-10/15/2016
From: "Marsha Gaspari" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Sat, 15 Oct 2016 21:49:06 -0400
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On Sat, Oct 15, 2016 at 9:07 PM, Mike Turner  wrote:

> Today I visted Weymouth Woods and Aberdeen Lake Park to look for
> butterflies. There were a lot of nectar sources at both sites. At Weymouth
> Woods nectar sources were Carphephorus bellidifolius (Sandhill Chaffhead),
> Liatris, and various species of purple and white-flowered Symphyotrichum.
> At Aberdeen Lake the most popular sources were Conoclinium coelestinum
> (Mistflower) and white-flowered Symphyotrichum. I saw 16 species today but
> nothing of note, just a lot of Fiery and Clouded Skippers. My lists from
> both sites are below. Good butterflying.
>
> Weymouth Woods
> Cloudless Sulphur 10
> Sleepy Orange 5
> E. Tailed-Blue   2
> Gulf Fritillary   1
> Variegated Fritillary   1
> Pearl Crescent   1
> Question Mark   1
> Am. Lady   1
> Common Buckeye   5
> Common Checkered-Skipper   1
> Clouded Skipper   47
> Fiery Skipper   13
> Ocola Skipper 9
>
> Aberdeen Lake Park
> Cloudless Sulphur 1
> Little Yellow 1
> Variegated Fritillary   1
> Pearl Crescent   1
> Am. Lady   1
> Common Buckeye   2
> Clouded Skipper   6
> Fiery Skipper   33
> Sachem   2
> Eufala Skipper   1
> Ocola Skipper 5
>
> Mike Turner
> Raleigh, NC
>
Subject: Moore Co., NC butterflies-10/15/2016
From: "Mike Turner" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Sat, 15 Oct 2016 21:07:05 -0400
Today I visted Weymouth Woods and Aberdeen Lake Park to look for
butterflies. There were a lot of nectar sources at both sites. At Weymouth
Woods nectar sources were Carphephorus bellidifolius (Sandhill Chaffhead),
Liatris, and various species of purple and white-flowered Symphyotrichum.
At Aberdeen Lake the most popular sources were Conoclinium coelestinum
(Mistflower) and white-flowered Symphyotrichum. I saw 16 species today but
nothing of note, just a lot of Fiery and Clouded Skippers. My lists from
both sites are below. Good butterflying.

Weymouth Woods
Cloudless Sulphur 10
Sleepy Orange 5
E. Tailed-Blue   2
Gulf Fritillary   1
Variegated Fritillary   1
Pearl Crescent   1
Question Mark   1
Am. Lady   1
Common Buckeye   5
Common Checkered-Skipper   1
Clouded Skipper   47
Fiery Skipper   13
Ocola Skipper 9

Aberdeen Lake Park
Cloudless Sulphur 1
Little Yellow 1
Variegated Fritillary   1
Pearl Crescent   1
Am. Lady   1
Common Buckeye   2
Clouded Skipper   6
Fiery Skipper   33
Sachem   2
Eufala Skipper   1
Ocola Skipper 5

Mike Turner
Raleigh, NC