Birdingonthe.Net

Recent Postings from
Carolina Leps

> Home > Mail
> Alerts

Updated on Saturday, February 25 at 11:29 PM EST
The most recently received Mail is at the top.


Zebra Dove,©Barry Kent Mackay

25 Feb Brown Elfin, Moore Co., NC ["Roger Shaw" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
25 Feb Northern Southern Hairstreaks? and 4 or 5 more species ["Doug Allen" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
25 Feb Re: Northern Southern Hairstreaks? and 4 or 5 more species ["Harry LeGrand" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
25 Feb Georgetown Co., SC leps 25 Feb 2017 ["Dennis Forsythe" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
25 Feb Good news - Carolina Butterfly Society [Dennis Burnette ]
25 Feb Re: Northern Southern Hairstreaks? and 4 or 5 more species ["Doug Allen" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
25 Feb Re: Northern Southern Hairstreaks? and 4 or 5 more species ["Doug Allen" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
25 Feb FOY Eastern Tiger ST ["Jules Fraytet" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
25 Feb Wake Co., NC butterflies ["Mike Turner" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
25 Feb Re: Union County SC 2/23/17 [Will Cook ]
25 Feb Re: Northern Southern Hairstreaks? and 4 or 5 more species ["Harry LeGrand" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
24 Feb Orange Co., NC butterflies today ["Jeff Pippen" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
24 Feb Two FOY species at home plus two unids ["Doug Allen" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
24 Feb I'On Swamp, Charleston Co., Sc 24 Feb 2017 ["Dennis Forsythe" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
24 Feb Wake Co., NC butterflies ["Mike Turner" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
24 Feb Unsubscribe ["Marsha Gaspari" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
24 Feb Macon County, NC, leps, 23 Feb 2017 ["Jason Love" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
23 Feb Union County SC 2/23/17 [Will Cook ]
23 Feb Swallowtail, Orangetip - Meck. Co. NC ["Kevin Metcalf" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
23 Feb Greenville mountains, SC ["Doug Allen" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
23 Feb First Eclosing of Chrysalises: Black Swallowtails ["\"Lori M. Carlson\"" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
23 Feb Simpsonville, SC ["Ginger Kopka" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
23 Feb Forsyth County Butterflies ["nottke1" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
23 Feb James Is, SC leps 22 Feb. 2017 ["Dennis Forsythe" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
21 Feb Tiger ["Ginger Kopka" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
21 Feb 200 Orange Sulphur, FOY E. Tiger and more ["Doug Allen" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
21 Feb Re: Surry Co. Leps - 2/20/2017 ["Harry LeGrand" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
21 Feb First "new" butterfly of 2017 [Richard Stickney ]
21 Feb 3/20/17 Dinkins Bottoms, Yadkin County , NC ["Sven Halling" ]
20 Feb Surry Co. Leps - 2/20/2017 ["J Andersonii" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
19 Feb Peachtree Rock HP and Shealy's Pod HP ["kastners" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
19 Feb Pitt County, 19 February 2017 ["Abdulali, Salman" ]
19 Feb Re: Azures ["Abdulali, Salman" ]
19 Feb Azures ["Ginger Kopka" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
19 Feb FOY Falcate Orangetips and more Azures, Winston-Salem ["Gene Schepker" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
18 Feb Wake Co., NC butterflies ["Mike Turner" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
18 Feb FOY Summe Azures in Winston-Salem ["Gene Schepker" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
18 Feb Fwd: Azure ID -- notes/comments from Harry Pavulaan ["Abdulali, Salman" ]
18 Feb Falcate Orangetip in Forsyth County ["nottke1" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
18 Feb Annual version of the Butterflies of North Carolina is now done ["Harry LeGrand" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
14 Feb First butterflies of 2017 [Richard Stickney ]
14 Feb Queen at Bear Is WMA, SC ["Dennis Forsythe" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
12 Feb Eno River SP butterflies 2/12/17 [Will Cook ]
12 Feb Pitt County, first butterflies ["Abdulali, Salman" ]
12 Feb FOY Buncombe county 12 feb ["Doug Johnston" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
12 Feb Re: Juvenal's Duskywing ["Dennis Forsythe" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
12 Feb Juvenal's Duskywing [Derb Carter ]
7 Feb Butterfly ID help ["Fred Myers" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
2 Feb Ft Moultrie butterflies 1 Feb. 2017 ["Dennis Forsythe" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
19 Jan Fritillaries - Surry Co. NC ["J Andersonii" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
13 Jan OBX Red Admiral ["nottke1" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
13 Jan Cloudless Sulphur ["kastners" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
12 Jan American Snout - Union County SC [Will Cook ]
5 Jan 2017 butterfly ["Mike Turner" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
5 Jan RE: carolinaleps Digest Thu, 05 Jan 2017 ["Corey, Ed" ]
4 Jan January 1st NC butterfly sighting -- Monarch ["Jeff Pippen" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
3 Jan CB State Park Cloudless Sulphur on a Cloudy Day ["Helms, J" ]
3 Jan The True Cost of NCMLS Butterflies [Richard Stickney ]
2 Jan Re: Cloudless Sulfur on James IS, SC 01/01/2017 ["Dennis Forsythe" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
1 Jan Re: Cloudless Sulfur on James IS, SC 01/01/2017 []
1 Jan Cloudless Sulfur on James IS, SC 01/01/2017 ["Dennis Forsythe" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
31 Dec RE: Call for North Carolina butterfly records ["kastners" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
31 Dec Call for North Carolina butterfly records ["Harry LeGrand" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
26 Dec Sumter Co., SC butterflies-12/22/2016 ["Mike Turner" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
25 Dec Christmas butterflies ["Doug Allen" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
22 Dec Little Yellows in Carteret County, NC ["John Fussell" ]
22 Dec Butterfly on first full day of winter in Guilford Co [Dennis Burnette ]
19 Dec Butterfly sightings, Durham, NC 12/18/2016 ["Jeff Pippen" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
19 Dec Calhoun Co., SC leps 18 Dec 2016 ["Dennis Forsythe" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
18 Dec Cape Romain N. W. R 12/18/16 ["Chris Snook" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
18 Dec Richland and Sumter Counties, SC-12/17 and 12/18/2016 ["Mike Turner" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
18 Dec Cozumel Field Guide updated ["Doug Allen" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
14 Dec Re: Common Checkered-Skipper in McCormick Co., SC ["Dennis Forsythe" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
14 Dec Re: Common Checkered-Skipper in McCormick Co., SC ["Harry LeGrand" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
14 Dec Common Checkered-Skipper in McCormick Co., SC ["Dennis Forsythe" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
10 Dec Outer Banks butterflies sub 40 degrees F ["Jeff Pippen" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]

Subject: Brown Elfin, Moore Co., NC
From: "Roger Shaw" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Sat, 25 Feb 2017 22:35:30 -0500
Late this afternoon, in the high wind, I found a single Brown Elfin at the
Paint Hill tract, Weymouth Woods SNP, Moore Co., NC.

Photo: 
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.inaturalist.org_observations_5180164&d=DwIBaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=AW6ynNwqMRYOC5_V-OXupeOzu1c7t6wxY89gEYYgxa4&m=jFzGJ8y9d0s-SgfOxMzD9j-eUMbD8aJmw7t9FxN914Q&s=cb9HTKv-7EjIYSKHSVwhT0Ir5CW5DtcjfDiJUrhapdg&e= 


The only other butterfly I saw at the site was a single Polygonia spp.

Should also mention that last weekend, on 19 Feb, I had a single Variegated
Fritillary in the Scotland Co. section of the Sandhills Game Lands, but it
was a dwarf/runt individual that was closer to the size of a Crescent.
Likely a development issue? I saw Gulf Frit with a similar issue several
years ago in Texas.
(Odonate folks, I also had several Blue Corporals that day in the
Gamelands, which seems to be an early date for them.)


Cheers,
...
Roger Shaw
roger.w.shaw AT gmail.com
Raleigh, NC
Subject: Northern Southern Hairstreaks? and 4 or 5 more species
From: "Doug Allen" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Sat, 25 Feb 2017 17:43:54 -0500
Very windy all day and difficult to get good photos.  This morning a
Hairstreak was nectaring high in my neighbor's plum tree blossoms, the
first two photos.  This afternoon a plainer, but similar looking butterfly
without the leading edge white spot was found a few miles away nectaring on
hen bit in the field where the hundreds of Orange Sulphurs were seen again
today with a couple dozen Variegated Fritillary.  Some of the Sulphurs are
greenish with pink fringing, Clouded Sulphurs?  See 5th photo.
We also had an E. Tiger and a Azure flyby in our yard today plus an
American Beauty nearby.
Photos at-

https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__get.google.com_albumarchive_114446304105523815248_album_AF1QipMEhpVwV0mFJy8NDdMNBiVzm5rAn8bkq1go2jk-2D-3Fsource-3Dpwa&d=DwIBaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=AW6ynNwqMRYOC5_V-OXupeOzu1c7t6wxY89gEYYgxa4&m=YEtJzyqXD2jAyW2gYUO4ZwyLDv2HVSP3V9rcypX9DnE&s=MjAyEQYik-xApHSympBkQcQpMLzg6uuJPsCHrZILjw4&e= 



Doug Allen
Inman, SC
Subject: Re: Northern Southern Hairstreaks? and 4 or 5 more species
From: "Harry LeGrand" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Sat, 25 Feb 2017 19:25:51 -0500
I'm not sure Doug sent the revised link; I got it sent just to me, I
think.  Here it is.


https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__photos.google.com_share_AF1QipM6cft78ai68pDhF75CbFAl&d=DwIFaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=AW6ynNwqMRYOC5_V-OXupeOzu1c7t6wxY89gEYYgxa4&m=Y6iWVSZzFbgDCoPLIpdHTfEKPPJ47WL0DtithTAs8D0&s=alnYwAXx5hYWOerpz_7kkZslIb8-jdyj7pq3YIY-3Yw&e= 

xUO5comk-xzVvMVv1JFrcFD6mspluXV5uAeynSNYvg?key=TVZKbEIxUFEzT
kJFa0ZfT3NLZEFOb01LU0t4ZTRR

The first 2 photos are a White-M Hairstreak; the second two are a Gray
Hairstreak.  I'll leave the Colias sulphur to others to attempt to ID.

Harry LeGrand
Raleigh






On Sat, Feb 25, 2017 at 6:47 PM, Doug Allen  wrote:

> Google photos drives me crazy!
>
> Try this link for the hairstreak and sulphur photographs.
>
> Doug Allen
>
> On Sat, Feb 25, 2017 at 6:13 PM, Harry LeGrand 
> wrote:
>
>> Your link seems to be broken. I receive an error message.
>>
>> You probably had White-M Hairstreaks, which can fly VERY early in the
>> season -- March 1 is NC's early date, but as this is an exceptionally early
>> spring.
>>
>> See if you can re-check the link.
>>
>> Harry LeGrand
>>
>> On Sat, Feb 25, 2017 at 5:43 PM, Doug Allen 
>> wrote:
>>
>>> Very windy all day and difficult to get good photos.  This morning a
>>> Hairstreak was nectaring high in my neighbor's plum tree blossoms, the
>>> first two photos.  This afternoon a plainer, but similar looking butterfly
>>> without the leading edge white spot was found a few miles away nectaring on
>>> hen bit in the field where the hundreds of Orange Sulphurs were seen again
>>> today with a couple dozen Variegated Fritillary.  Some of the Sulphurs are
>>> greenish with pink fringing, Clouded Sulphurs?  See 5th photo.
>>> We also had an E. Tiger and a Azure flyby in our yard today plus an
>>> American Beauty nearby.
>>> Photos at-
>>> 
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__get.google.com_albumarchive_114446304105523815248_al&d=DwIFaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=AW6ynNwqMRYOC5_V-OXupeOzu1c7t6wxY89gEYYgxa4&m=Y6iWVSZzFbgDCoPLIpdHTfEKPPJ47WL0DtithTAs8D0&s=CYBO5vyU5KjWptf1SWAsaEoyNF-J6rYY68MyAHmu-g0&e= 

>>> bum/AF1QipMEhpVwV0mFJy8NDdMNBiVzm5rAn8bkq1go2jk-?source=pwa
>>> 
 

>>>
>>>
>>> Doug Allen
>>> Inman, SC
>>>
>>
>>
>
Subject: Georgetown Co., SC leps 25 Feb 2017
From: "Dennis Forsythe" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Sat, 25 Feb 2017 16:44:27 -0500
All,

Donna and I walled about 1.2 mi on the main dike from the parking lot at
Santee Delta WMA-East from 12:20 until 14:00 hrs with nice weather (79 f,
scattered clouds and 16 mph SW wind). A number of flowers were blooming.
We had:
Black Swallowtail 3
Palamedes Swallowtail 1
Cloudless Sulfur 5
Sleepy Orange 2
Red-banded Hairstreak 2
American Lady 1
Red Admiral 1
Pearl Crescent 3
Silver-spotted Skipper 2
Long-tailed Skipper 2
Juvenal's Duskywing 1
White Checkered-Skipper 25+ including several mating pairs
Whirlabout 1

Good butterflying

Dennis



-- 
Dennis M. Forsythe PhD
South Carolina Christmas Bird Count Editor
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: Good news - Carolina Butterfly Society
From: Dennis Burnette <deburnette AT triad.rr.com>
Date: Sat, 25 Feb 2017 11:49:27 -0500
All,
 
Carolina Butterfly Society is now 20 years old, and 2017 is shaping up to be
one of the best ever! For those who didnt get to the CBS planning meeting
in Charlotte, I thought I would give you a heads up on several items of
interest.
 
Bud Webster, who has joined us on many CBS outings and has served as vice
president, has been elected president for this year.  He knows CBS well and
will provide good leadership. Bud lives in Wake County, NC.
 
Our new secretary is Ellen Brown, who lives in Chapel Hill, NC. She moved
back to North Carolina several years ago from Florida, where she was very
active in a butterfly club for about 10 years.
 
Bud, Ellen, and a newish member, Lori Carlson, who lives in Hillsborough,
NC, along with several other members, proposed to the board a new CBS
chapter to serve Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, and the surrounding
communities in the Triangle region of North Carolina. The new Triangle
Chapter was approved. Expect to hear a lot more about this in the coming
weeks.
 
There is a new chapter brewing in the Charlotte/Mecklenburg County area, as
well. Chris Talkington and several other members are in discussions right
now about forming a chapter. We hope to have more on that soon, as well.
 
Were going to have many opportunities for field trips and other activities
this year, both in South Carolina and in North Carolina. Typically, we
schedule at least two weekend field trips for each state that take us into
various habitats in the Carolinas. Since we now have quite a few retirees as
well as folks who work on weekends, we are going to experiment with adding a
few midweek trips to see if there is any interest in them. In addition, each
of the chapters will be organizing a variety of half-day field trips, not
only to refuges and other wild places but also to gardens and arboretums.
These outing will be open to any member, regardless of where the member
lives.
 
Our membership year runs on the calendar year, January 1 through December
31. If you havent renewed yet, now is the time to do it. And if you havent
gotten around to joining , this is a great time to get in on all the fun.
The dues have remained the same again this year: $15 for both individual and
family memberships. (You are welcome to renew for multiple years.) Send your
check to Carolina Butterfly Society, PO Box 18771, Greensboro, NC 27419.

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

Subject: Re: Northern Southern Hairstreaks? and 4 or 5 more species
From: "Doug Allen" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Sat, 25 Feb 2017 18:20:10 -0500
Harry,
 They seem different from the  White-M Hairstreaks which I do indeed see
every early spring.  Let me see what's wrong with the link.
Doug Allen

On Sat, Feb 25, 2017 at 6:13 PM, Harry LeGrand  wrote:

> Your link seems to be broken. I receive an error message.
>
> You probably had White-M Hairstreaks, which can fly VERY early in the
> season -- March 1 is NC's early date, but as this is an exceptionally early
> spring.
>
> See if you can re-check the link.
>
> Harry LeGrand
>
> On Sat, Feb 25, 2017 at 5:43 PM, Doug Allen  wrote:
>
>> Very windy all day and difficult to get good photos.  This morning a
>> Hairstreak was nectaring high in my neighbor's plum tree blossoms, the
>> first two photos.  This afternoon a plainer, but similar looking butterfly
>> without the leading edge white spot was found a few miles away nectaring on
>> hen bit in the field where the hundreds of Orange Sulphurs were seen again
>> today with a couple dozen Variegated Fritillary.  Some of the Sulphurs are
>> greenish with pink fringing, Clouded Sulphurs?  See 5th photo.
>> We also had an E. Tiger and a Azure flyby in our yard today plus an
>> American Beauty nearby.
>> Photos at-
>> 
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__get.google.com_albumarchive_114446304105523815248_&d=DwIFaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=AW6ynNwqMRYOC5_V-OXupeOzu1c7t6wxY89gEYYgxa4&m=dGmPrXo60dYpfeG_H5JF1wla7PJQpVbGahTDZTZGQxs&s=SvOGv8IuXgLmd6JPcZ0cHW5Pq97oOhEfuQDGDFBrC4Y&e= 

>> album/AF1QipMEhpVwV0mFJy8NDdMNBiVzm5rAn8bkq1go2jk-?source=pwa
>> 
 

>>
>>
>> Doug Allen
>> Inman, SC
>>
>
>
Subject: Re: Northern Southern Hairstreaks? and 4 or 5 more species
From: "Doug Allen" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Sat, 25 Feb 2017 18:47:20 -0500
Google photos drives me crazy!

Try this link for the hairstreak and sulphur photographs.

Doug Allen

On Sat, Feb 25, 2017 at 6:13 PM, Harry LeGrand  wrote:

> Your link seems to be broken. I receive an error message.
>
> You probably had White-M Hairstreaks, which can fly VERY early in the
> season -- March 1 is NC's early date, but as this is an exceptionally early
> spring.
>
> See if you can re-check the link.
>
> Harry LeGrand
>
> On Sat, Feb 25, 2017 at 5:43 PM, Doug Allen  wrote:
>
>> Very windy all day and difficult to get good photos.  This morning a
>> Hairstreak was nectaring high in my neighbor's plum tree blossoms, the
>> first two photos.  This afternoon a plainer, but similar looking butterfly
>> without the leading edge white spot was found a few miles away nectaring on
>> hen bit in the field where the hundreds of Orange Sulphurs were seen again
>> today with a couple dozen Variegated Fritillary.  Some of the Sulphurs are
>> greenish with pink fringing, Clouded Sulphurs?  See 5th photo.
>> We also had an E. Tiger and a Azure flyby in our yard today plus an
>> American Beauty nearby.
>> Photos at-
>> 
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__get.google.com_albumarchive_114446304105523815248_&d=DwIFaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=AW6ynNwqMRYOC5_V-OXupeOzu1c7t6wxY89gEYYgxa4&m=vDTQO-Y5wpPRQf6x9sh4gdqX7Q93Lg-QCqxQeHaky6o&s=ErPl7weG2Dexp-7cwP34VkHkjGZKt19T5Pr_hC16aqY&e= 

>> album/AF1QipMEhpVwV0mFJy8NDdMNBiVzm5rAn8bkq1go2jk-?source=pwa
>> 
 

>>
>>
>> Doug Allen
>> Inman, SC
>>
>
>
Subject: FOY Eastern Tiger ST
From: "Jules Fraytet" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Sat, 25 Feb 2017 16:29:33 -0500
In back yard garden. Hopefully from the Tulip Poplar I planted in 2000.


Jules Fraytet

Charlotte, NC
Subject: Wake Co., NC butterflies
From: "Mike Turner" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Sat, 25 Feb 2017 20:26:44 -0500
Below is my list of butterflies seen yesterday and today. No nectaring
observed.

02/24/17 Little Beaverdam Creek, Falls Lake, east of Old Weaver Trail Rd.
1 E. Tiger Swallowtail
2 Polygonia sp.

02/25/17 Umstead State Park, powerline ROW east of Big Lake and floodplain
of Sycamore Creek above the lake
1 E. Tiger Swallowtail
1 Falcate Orangetip
1 Summer Azure

Mike Turner
Raleigh, NC
Subject: Re: Union County SC 2/23/17
From: Will Cook <cwcook AT carolinanature.com>
Date: Sat, 25 Feb 2017 09:15:03 -0500




Subject: Re: Northern Southern Hairstreaks? and 4 or 5 more species
From: "Harry LeGrand" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Sat, 25 Feb 2017 18:13:52 -0500
Your link seems to be broken. I receive an error message.

You probably had White-M Hairstreaks, which can fly VERY early in the
season -- March 1 is NC's early date, but as this is an exceptionally early
spring.

See if you can re-check the link.

Harry LeGrand

On Sat, Feb 25, 2017 at 5:43 PM, Doug Allen  wrote:

> Very windy all day and difficult to get good photos.  This morning a
> Hairstreak was nectaring high in my neighbor's plum tree blossoms, the
> first two photos.  This afternoon a plainer, but similar looking butterfly
> without the leading edge white spot was found a few miles away nectaring on
> hen bit in the field where the hundreds of Orange Sulphurs were seen again
> today with a couple dozen Variegated Fritillary.  Some of the Sulphurs are
> greenish with pink fringing, Clouded Sulphurs?  See 5th photo.
> We also had an E. Tiger and a Azure flyby in our yard today plus an
> American Beauty nearby.
> Photos at-
> 
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__get.google.com_albumarchive_114446304105523815248_album_&d=DwIFaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=AW6ynNwqMRYOC5_V-OXupeOzu1c7t6wxY89gEYYgxa4&m=l3avuhXClnodtvKUT-f3V4sJgSCzgwQcV9Qa3SuP4gg&s=O9hcWQCNVPgWQymwqsVbIOSBjE6-EpwAqmURoVBSoO4&e= 

> AF1QipMEhpVwV0mFJy8NDdMNBiVzm5rAn8bkq1go2jk-?source=pwa
> 
 

>
>
> Doug Allen
> Inman, SC
>
Subject: Orange Co., NC butterflies today
From: "Jeff Pippen" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Fri, 24 Feb 2017 21:28:10 -0500
Butterfliers,

This crazy early spring is certainly bringing out the butterfly sightings. 
Today at various places in Orange Co., NC between Hillsborough and Durham I 
noted: 


Falcate Orangetip, 3
Spring Azure, 2 (violet-purple in flight)
Azure sp.
Anglewing sp. (flyby comma or Question Mark)

And yesterday I saw my first Orange Sulphur of the year.  

I look forward to hearing about more sightings over the weekend!

Good Butterflying,
Jeff
--
Jeffrey S. Pippen
Durham, NC 

https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.jeffpippen.com_&d=DwIFAg&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=AW6ynNwqMRYOC5_V-OXupeOzu1c7t6wxY89gEYYgxa4&m=wXZZiBZP6DGIn0t1_qPq-EeuE-vejLDOSLkFRfS5daw&s=FaiQD6Lgb6kcZ1H1t1TVg22zASirK-1EvHllF3ur8DQ&e= 

Subject: Two FOY species at home plus two unids
From: "Doug Allen" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Fri, 24 Feb 2017 21:24:05 -0500
This afternoon here on Windmill Hill we had-
2 Juvenile Duskywing  FOY
1 American Lady  FOY
1 small Azure flyby  unid
1 small yellow butterfly in distance  unid

Windmill Hill where I live is the 2nd highest hill in Spartanburg County, SC
Doug Allen
Subject: I'On Swamp, Charleston Co., Sc 24 Feb 2017
From: "Dennis Forsythe" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Fri, 24 Feb 2017 20:09:09 -0500
All,

Donna and I spent this afternoon in 80 degree weather on I'In Swamp Road,
Francis Marion NF, Charleston Co., SC

We has:
Palamedes Swallowtail
Cloudless Sulfur 15
Henry's Elfin 1
*Polygonis sp*. 1
Pearl Crescent 2
Southern Pearly-eye 2 ironic as we saw none all last year
Carolina/Intricate Satyr 1
Long-tailed Skipper 1
Juvenal's Duskywing 1

Dennis


-- 
Dennis M. Forsythe PhD
South Carolina Christmas Bird Count Editor
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: Wake Co., NC butterflies
From: "Mike Turner" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Fri, 24 Feb 2017 11:27:15 -0500
Yesterday at Prairie Ridge I saw my FOY E. Tiger Swallowtail and 1 Orange
Sulphur. Good butterflying.

Mike Turner
Raleigh, NC
Subject: Unsubscribe
From: "Marsha Gaspari" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Fri, 24 Feb 2017 08:46:49 -0500
Can you unsubscribe me from this list?
Thanks.
Subject: Macon County, NC, leps, 23 Feb 2017
From: "Jason Love" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Fri, 24 Feb 2017 08:17:27 -0500
Folks,
Yesterday at Coweeta Hydrologic Lab I saw the following:

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail - 1
Falcate Orangetip - 1
Polygonia spp. - 1
Azure spp. - 1

Cheers,
Jason Love
Otto, NC
Subject: Union County SC 2/23/17
From: Will Cook <cwcook AT carolinanature.com>
Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2017 23:05:30 -0500




Subject: Swallowtail, Orangetip - Meck. Co. NC
From: "Kevin Metcalf" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2017 21:50:52 -0500 (GMT-05:00)




Subject: Greenville mountains, SC
From: "Doug Allen" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2017 19:47:28 -0500
A short 2 mile hike on the Blue Wall Preserve Trail below 3200' Hogback
mountain at 1100' to 1240' elevation produced sightings of 15 Summer Azure,
2  E. Tiger Swallowtails, and 1 E. Comma.
Doug Allen
Inman, SC
Subject: First Eclosing of Chrysalises: Black Swallowtails
From: "\"Lori M. Carlson\"" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2017 17:44:41 -0500
This afternoon I released our first of soon to be many Black 
Swallowtails that we overwintered on our screened porch. Two beautiful 
males. I took a video of their flight into the world: 

https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__goo.gl_photos_7Fk7pxxtoZb9JftC8&d=DwICaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=AW6ynNwqMRYOC5_V-OXupeOzu1c7t6wxY89gEYYgxa4&m=fWuJvJUh4xFljH9JSwndi2f-kUjt8wnREbqpb8qASTw&s=iKKYwGyMvSqK4yg-In3742-GyO1FsSkqkE8kNqUGQik&e= 
. 



-- 
Take care,
Lori M. Carlson

Hillsborough, NC
iNaturalist 
 | Facebook 


 | Flickr 


 
Subject: Simpsonville, SC
From: "Ginger Kopka" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2017 16:47:07 -0500
I found a tiny Gulf Fritillary on my driveway under a Passionvine today. 
Overwintered. Very small. About the size of a quarter. No antenna and looks 
like no proboscis. Have a picture. 

Ginger Kopka
Simpsonville, SC. 

Sent from my iPhone
Subject: Forsyth County Butterflies
From: "nottke1" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2017 15:44:13 -0500 (GMT-05:00)
Here in NW Forsyth County between 1:00 and 2:30 today I saw;

1  Cabbage White
2  Falcate Orangetip
1  Sleepy Orange
1  Eastern Pine Elfin  on plum blossoms
1  Questionmark     on grape sap
1  Mourning Cloak   on peach blossoms

Jim Nottke
Subject: James Is, SC leps 22 Feb. 2017
From: "Dennis Forsythe" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2017 07:55:11 -0500
All,

Yesterday afternoon, Donna and I went with Matt Campbell's Ornithology
class around our Eastwood neighborhood, James Is, SC.  We saw the following
butterflies:

Palamedes Swallowtail 1 FOS
Cloudless Sulfur 2
Common Buckeye 1

Dennis


-- 
Dennis M. Forsythe PhD
South Carolina Christmas Bird Count Editor
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: Tiger
From: "Ginger Kopka" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 15:35:04 -0500
A friend had a Tiger Swallowtail, male on Sunday, February 19, near Fountain 
Inn, SC. Today I had my first Cabbage White laying eggs on Kale. Also had 
Azures again, today, Feb. 21. 

Ginger Kopka
Simpsonville, SC. 

Sent from my iPad
Subject: 200 Orange Sulphur, FOY E. Tiger and more
From: "Doug Allen" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 15:02:07 -0500
Been reading about all the sightings!  Too busy and then too sick to get
out until today.
Ventured forth near home today  In a 400 acre agricultural field near home,
covered with hen bit and several other wild flowers, were 200 or more,
possibly a 1000 Orange Sulphurs.  Might have been a Clouded in there
somewhere?

In same fields were 2 Cabbage Whites and about 10 Variegated Fritillary.  A
few of the above were also nectaring on the tree blossoms around the
perimeter of the field.

Then in a wooded wetland near home was a Summer Azure and an E. Tiger
Swallowtail, the earliest I've ever seen a Tiger.

Doug Allen
Inman, SC
Subject: Re: Surry Co. Leps - 2/20/2017
From: "Harry LeGrand" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 13:11:54 -0500
I assume you mean American Lady instead of Painted Lady. Let us know,
before I enter your records into the database.

Harry LeGrand
Raleigh


On Mon, Feb 20, 2017 at 7:20 PM, J Andersonii  wrote:

> Good afternoon all,
>
> While participating in the Great Backyard Bird Count at Pilot Mountain SP
> today, I tallied various leps seen throughout the park. The unseasonably
> warm weather produced activity across various taxon, as birds were active
> and singing as well.
>
> River section
> 3 - Eastern Comma
> 2 - Cabbage White
> 3 - Falcate Orange
> 1 - Clouded Sulphur
> 1 - Painted Lady
>
> Mountain section
> 1 - Mourning Cloak
> 1 - Eastern Comma
> 1 - Azure sp.
>
> Take care and happy lepping,
> Jesse
>
> --
> Jesse Anderson
> Pinnacle, NC
>
>
Subject: First "new" butterfly of 2017
From: Richard Stickney <RichardS AT ncmls.org>
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 15:22:17 +0000
Hi all,

I got a Cabbage White yesterday at Duke Gardens. Randy Emmitt passed along word 
of a couple of Falcate Orange Tips in northern Durham County. 


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: 3/20/17 Dinkins Bottoms, Yadkin County , NC
From: "Sven Halling" <shalling AT triad.rr.com>
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 07:51:19 -0500 (EST)
Gene Schepker and Sven Halling visited the area 1-4 pm. 73 F and sunny.

Cabbage White			4
Falcate Orangetip			1
Little Yellow				1
Sleepy Orange			5
Summer Azure			27
Question Mark			1
Unidentified Anglewing		1

Notice: We got no photo of the Little Yellow. Having seen several Sleepy
Orange this individual stood out as different. It was much smaller and had a
different color not at all like the Sleepy Oranges we had seen during our
walk. From this very area we reported finds of Little Yellows in November
2016.

At the notepad:

Sven Halling
Lewisville, NC
Subject: Surry Co. Leps - 2/20/2017
From: "J Andersonii" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Mon, 20 Feb 2017 19:20:53 -0500
Good afternoon all,

While participating in the Great Backyard Bird Count at Pilot Mountain SP
today, I tallied various leps seen throughout the park. The unseasonably
warm weather produced activity across various taxon, as birds were active
and singing as well.

River section
3 - Eastern Comma
2 - Cabbage White
3 - Falcate Orange
1 - Clouded Sulphur
1 - Painted Lady

Mountain section
1 - Mourning Cloak
1 - Eastern Comma
1 - Azure sp.

Take care and happy lepping,
Jesse

-- 
Jesse Anderson
Pinnacle, NC
Subject: Peachtree Rock HP and Shealy's Pod HP
From: "kastners" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Sun, 19 Feb 2017 18:03:15 -0500
Dave and I butterflied at Peachtree Rock HP from 12:45-3:30 under sunny skies. 
The high temp reached 72 degrees. We then spent around 15 minutes checking a 
couple of areas at Shealy’s Pond. Both are in Lexington County, SC. 


Peachtree Rock HP
Sleepy Orange   3
Brown Elfin   5  (some of the sand myrtle is blooming)
Summer Azure   1
Azure species   4
Polygonia species   1

Shealy’s Pond
Summer Azure   1
Azure species   3
Question Mark   1
Polygonia species   1

Marty Kastner



Sent from Mail for Windows 10
Subject: Pitt County, 19 February 2017
From: "Abdulali, Salman" <ABDULALIS AT ecu.edu>
Date: Sun, 19 Feb 2017 20:51:40 +0000
I saw three butterflies at Boyd Lee Park today (Pitt County, 2017-02-19).

Sleepy Orange, 1 worn
Colias species, 1 in flight
Summer Azure, 1

Salman Abdulali
Greenville, NC
Subject: Re: Azures
From: "Abdulali, Salman" <ABDULALIS AT ecu.edu>
Date: Sun, 19 Feb 2017 20:43:27 +0000
According to Harry Pavulaan:

> Your (in eastern NC) earliest azures are certainly Summer Azure (spring 
brood). These can emerge in mid-winter, while Spring Azure and Holly Azure do 
not, except in March. Holly Azure seems capable of emerging in early March, 
thus being very difficult to distinguish from Summer Azure, which emerges in 
March. The rule would be: if there is holly (Ilex spp.), it could be either 
Holly or Summer azures; if there is NO holly, then it cannot be Holly Azure. 


So you cannot assume that it is Holly Azure.

Salman Abdulali


> On Feb 19, 2017, at 2:37 PM, Ginger Kopka  wrote:
> 
> Saw 3 Azures today, Feb. 19. They were flying in and around my 3 Nelly 
Stephens Hollies, so I assume they are Holly Azures. Too high to get a picture. 

> Ginger Kopka
> Simpsonville, SC. 
> 
> Sent from my iPad
Subject: Azures
From: "Ginger Kopka" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Sun, 19 Feb 2017 14:37:17 -0500
Saw 3 Azures today, Feb. 19. They were flying in and around my 3 Nelly Stephens 
Hollies, so I assume they are Holly Azures. Too high to get a picture. 

Ginger Kopka
Simpsonville, SC. 

Sent from my iPad
Subject: FOY Falcate Orangetips and more Azures, Winston-Salem
From: "Gene Schepker" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Sun, 19 Feb 2017 14:13:05 -0500
After seeing a couple of Azures on our wintered over spinach in the garden
I decided to try to check a little creek near our house where we most often
find early Falcate Orangetips. From 12:30 - 1:30 I found:

Male Falcate Orange-tips 2  FOY
Summer Azure 7

The temp. was 66 with slightly windy and bright sunshine. A Plum tree in
the yard is blossoming. We are about two weeks early on the Azures.  The
weather is weird!

Good Lepping!
Gene
Subject: Wake Co., NC butterflies
From: "Mike Turner" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Sat, 18 Feb 2017 17:53:31 -0500
Yesterday in Raleigh I saw 1 Polygonia sp. and today at Lake Raleigh I saw
2 Polygonia sp. and 1 Polygonia interrogationis. Good butterflying.-

Mike Turner
Raleigh, NC
Subject: FOY Summe Azures in Winston-Salem
From: "Gene Schepker" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Sat, 18 Feb 2017 17:10:04 -0500
I covered about 1/2 mile along Salem Creek before the sun disappeared from
3 - 4:00 and saw 3 Summer Azures.  They were wary and difficult to approach.

These were my first butteflies of any kind this year in NC

Gene Schepker
Subject: Fwd: Azure ID -- notes/comments from Harry Pavulaan
From: "Abdulali, Salman" <ABDULALIS AT ecu.edu>
Date: Sat, 18 Feb 2017 21:56:31 +0000
Now that at least 3 people have reported Azures in mid-February, here is a 
reposting of some id tips. 


———————————————

From: Legrand, Harry [mailto:harry.legrand AT ncdenr.gov] 
Sent: Sunday, March 13, 2011 8:36 PM
To: Carolinaleps
Subject: Azure ID -- notes/comments from Harry Pavulaan
 
Folks:
 
Now that “Spring Azures” are being reported – this includes “Atlantic 
Holly Azures”, it is past time that I send you my copy-paste job of several 
long e-mails that Harry Pavulaan – one of the East’s leading experts on 
azures -- sent to Salman Abdulali, Will Cook, Jeff Pippen, and me about a week 
ago. Since we cannot use attachments, the material is included in the body of 
this e-mail, below the horizontal line. 

 
The important point to get from this is that MANY if not the MAJORITY of azures 
seen in the Carolinas NOW (March) are actually first-brood Summer Azures 
(Celastrina neglecta). So, if you are in the mountains and Piedmont, an azure 
now could be Spring Azure (C. ladon) or Summer Azure, though not likely 
Atlantic Holly Azure (C. idella); azures in the Coastal Plain could be Summer 
or Holly, but not likely Spring. 

 
For example, using the notes below, Alex Netherton’s photo today of an azure 
at Catawba Falls looks to me like a Summer Azure because of the whitish 
underparts. Spring Azure is usually sooty gray below. Check the websites of 
Will Cook and Jeff Pippen; I think Harry P. has gone over these with them, and 
made as sure as one can be (without collecting them later) of their correct ID. 
I have checked all those photos of azures on the Butterflies of America 
website, and these have NOT been thoroughly checked, and some are wrong. 
Don’t go by these, at least the photos. 

 
 
COMMENTS FROM HARRY PAVULAAN:
 
Spring Azure (Celastrina ladon):  
Underside: has a very dark gray underside; darker gray [than Summer Azure or 
Holly Azure] with a slight brown pigment component; markings being 
well-developed and blackish brown. 

 
Upperside: Spring Azure has a haphazard, almost chaotic arrangement of clear 
overlaying long scales (over top of the blue scales) so you don't see neat rows 
like in Holly Azure. The key to identifying Spring Azure is that the male 
upperside, when viewed at a certain angle to sunlight, exhibits a "greasy" or 
milky sheen, and does not have a metallic shine as do the other azures. Here 
[in northern VA], Spring Azure females are very violet. The females can really 
be violet, almost light purplish sometimes. When you get out onto the outer 
[lower] Piedmont and inner coastal plain, Spring Azure tends to be more blue, 
less violet. 

 
Flight appearance: Every once in a while, I'll see a duller-looking individual 
in flight, with a noticeably more "violet" look (not blue). That's a Spring 
Azure. 

 
Flight timing:  [not stated in Harry P’s posts, but starts in March in NC].
 
------------------------------------------------------------
Atlantic Holly Azure (Celastrina idella) 
Underside: very white beneath, and markings are reduced and somewhat blackish.
 
Upperside: the blue scales are lined up very neatly like rows of roof shingles. 
Worn by late April. Holly Azure has whitish veins too [as does Summer Azure] 
but considerably subdued. It lacks the strong white veins along the leading 
edge of the forewing that characterizes spring form [first brood] Summer Azure. 
What is noticeable is the EVEN distribution of white "dusting" on the hindwing 
that is common in Holly Azure. (I stress the "even" because summer form [second 
and/or third broods] Summer Azure has strong white scaling on the upperside HW 
but the white scales are arranged in rays between the wing veins). Holly Azure 
females are dull blue, with hints of white dusting. 

 
-----------------------------------------------------------------
Summer Azure (Celastrina neglecta)
 
Underside: Spring form Summer Azure is best described as sort of a very light 
steel gray and the marks are well-developed and have a grayish black component. 
Summer form Summer Azure is VERY white beneath. What I notice are the strong 
dark marginal marks along the hindwing edge. This is rarely seen in Holly 
Azure. 

 
Upperside: Summer Azure has very distinct whitish wing veins along the leading 
edge of the upperside forewing. Summer Azure females are generally bright, 
reflective shiny blue. David Wright made an interesting observation that, when 
compared to our other azure species, the spring females of Summer Azure 
actually have a slight green component to their blue color (thus being "azure") 
that is normally not noticed. You have to place a Spring Azure female and 
Summer Azure female side-by-side to really see this. 

 
Flight appearance: Summer Azures are bright blue in flight [as compared with 
Spring Azures]. 

 
---------------------------
Foodplants (all species)
 
Spring Azures are more likely associated with flowering dogwood (Cornus 
florida) if you can find it. Look for them before the flowers open - just as 
the buds are breaking open. Also look for black cherry (Prunus serotina) that 
is budding. 

 
American holly (Ilex opaca) unfortunately, attracts BOTH Holly Azure and Summer 
Azure (spring brood). We [Pavulaan and Wright] discovered this after describing 
Holly Azure. Holly Azure uses Ilex opaca and inkberry (Ilex glabra) exclusively 
in southern New Jersey, from where we described the butterfly, and Summer Azure 
does not produce a spring flight, which is both interesting and odd at the same 
time. In subsequent years, I discovered a site in Maryland where Spring, 
Summer, and Holly azures were ALL using Ilex opaca! What was odd, and also 
disturbing, was that Holly Azure had disappeared from that site, apparently 
being replaced by Spring Azure and Summer Azure in the holly forests on the 
western side of Chesapeake Bay. Then I discovered that Summer and Spring azures 
were using Ilex opaca all around the Chesapeake Bay. So it is possible that 
Summer Azure uses Ilex opaca down south too but apparently it does not use Ilex 
glabra or yaupon (Ilex vomitoria). I seriously doubt you'll find Spring Azure 
on Ilex opaca down there [in NC] but it is possible. 

--------------------
 
Flight timing (all species)
 
Your (in eastern NC) earliest azures are certainly Summer Azure (spring brood). 
These can emerge in mid-winter, while Spring Azure and Holly Azure do not, 
except in March. Holly Azure seems capable of emerging in early March, thus 
being very difficult to distinguish from Summer Azure, which emerges in March. 
The rule would be: if there is holly (Ilex spp.), it could be either Holly or 
Summer azures; if there is NO holly, then it cannot be Holly Azure. 

 
Summer form Summer Azure normally emerges about mid-April in the coastal plain. 

 
 
Harry LeGrand, Vertebrate Zoologist
North Carolina Natural Heritage Program
NCDENR Office of Conservation, Planning, & Community Affairs
1601 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1601
Office: (919) 715-8697
harry.legrand AT ncdenr.gov
www.ncnhp.org
 
E-mail correspondence to and from this address may be subject to the North 
Carolina Public Records Law and may be disclosed to third parties. 

 
Note my new e-mail address (above)
Subject: Falcate Orangetip in Forsyth County
From: "nottke1" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Sat, 18 Feb 2017 16:27:48 -0500 (GMT-05:00)
About 2pm today on our farm in NW Forsyth County, I saw two Azures and a male 
Falcate Orangetip. Sunny and 71 degrees. 


Jim Nottke
Subject: Annual version of the Butterflies of North Carolina is now done
From: "Harry LeGrand" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Sat, 18 Feb 2017 15:09:36 -0500
Folks:

Tom Howard and I have finished the 24th edition (approximation) of the
Butterflies of North Carolina PDF.  You can get to the PDF from the
Butterflies of North Carolina website:


https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__dpr.ncparks.gov_nbnc_index.html&d=DwIBaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=AW6ynNwqMRYOC5_V-OXupeOzu1c7t6wxY89gEYYgxa4&m=uoPOJN5n9vz7Ui91C2cBP8_nZGna0fiX-RCs4rkGA8Y&s=FwN51UvNF4tsPzqhggJGCzkcMw-edgi-Urj7KH-XCFM&e= 


by clicking on the "24th Approximation" link on the left side of the home
page.  It is 203 pages, in case you are interested in printing out the
whole PDF.  Though we added no new species in NC in 2016, you folks did
provide many thousands of records last year, probably more than in any
previous year.  I did a nearly complete re-write of the Intricate Satyr
page, and I made some edits to maybe half of the species pages.  Of course,
the flight charts have changed on nearly all species (except for those with
0 sightings in 2016).

If you have trouble downloading the PDF, let Tom know. If you see errors,
etc., let either one of us know.

Enjoy the website and the PDF, and good butterflying!  With the quite warm
weather this February, spring is already here!

Harry LeGrand and Tom Howard
Subject: First butterflies of 2017
From: Richard Stickney <RichardS AT ncmls.org>
Date: Tue, 14 Feb 2017 14:39:11 +0000
Hi all,

I got out to Penny's Bend on the Eno Sunday and saw two Question Marks and an 
E. Comma enjoying a "bleeding" tree. 


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: Queen at Bear Is WMA, SC
From: "Dennis Forsythe" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Tue, 14 Feb 2017 09:32:42 -0500
All,

Yesterday Tom Austin photographed A Queen at Bear Is WMA, SC.

Dennis

-- 
Dennis M. Forsythe PhD
South Carolina Christmas Bird Count Editor
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: Eno River SP butterflies 2/12/17
From: Will Cook <cwcook AT carolinanature.com>
Date: Sun, 12 Feb 2017 22:55:32 -0500
Had a few butterflies today on the Holden Mill trail of the Eno River 
State Park (Orange Co., NC):

1 Spring Azure (pretty early, but seemed appropriate considering the 
summery weather today)
2 Anglewing, sp.


-- 
Will Cook - Durham, NC

https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.carolinanature.com&d=DwICaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=AW6ynNwqMRYOC5_V-OXupeOzu1c7t6wxY89gEYYgxa4&m=9jnkOCUAoy7s46TZkob0FhXYj0rpqWeTVTYgeL4eibA&s=uOmswnoH3oK4u3d2d8MHszrYR_SkJCwHDtQtsGWeQIA&e= 

Subject: Pitt County, first butterflies
From: "Abdulali, Salman" <ABDULALIS AT ecu.edu>
Date: Sun, 12 Feb 2017 22:17:31 +0000
Warm, sunny, and windy today. I saw two butterflies at Boyd Lee Park (Pitt 
County, 2017-02-12). One was a Colias sulphur, presumably Orange Sulphur. The 
other was an Azure, presumably Summer Azure. 


Salman Abdulali
Greenville, NC
Subject: FOY Buncombe county 12 feb
From: "Doug Johnston" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Sun, 12 Feb 2017 15:05:06 -0500
Just had an A. Snout flutter into a bush inches from my head, here in N. 
Buncombe county 

Part sun, mid 70's

Doug

Doug Johnston
Leicester, NC
Subject: Re: Juvenal's Duskywing
From: "Dennis Forsythe" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Sun, 12 Feb 2017 12:15:37 -0500
yea!

On Sun, Feb 12, 2017 at 12:08 PM, Derb Carter  wrote:

> First non-overwintering butterfly in the yard today near Capel Hill NC.
> Spring is near.
>
> Derb Carter
>
> Sent from my iPad




-- 
Dennis M. Forsythe PhD
South Carolina Christmas Bird Count Editor
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: Juvenal's Duskywing
From: Derb Carter <derbc AT selcnc.org>
Date: Sun, 12 Feb 2017 17:08:57 +0000
First non-overwintering butterfly in the yard today near Capel Hill NC. Spring 
is near. 


Derb Carter

Sent from my iPad
Subject: Butterfly ID help
From: "Fred Myers" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Tue, 7 Feb 2017 20:20:17 -0500
Hello,
Last fall my brother was here visiting from Astoria Oregon. He is quite
knowledgeable about butterflies out west but we found some here we would
like some help verifying. Any help either verifying or correcting would be
much appreciated.

Photos are here: 
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__adobe.ly_2kInHzO&d=DwIBaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=AW6ynNwqMRYOC5_V-OXupeOzu1c7t6wxY89gEYYgxa4&m=NZH1onApnGJ1qQUtarT4gCqXgIUET6FX659Kgj4zIzA&s=oBPqJ3Gpj80_UcNn_TcFQ4Ys2UoUDU9gDDpwBwD9oQk&e= 


Also, a couple of snouts flying in my yard the last couple of days.

Fred Myers
fcmyers AT gmail.com
Subject: Ft Moultrie butterflies 1 Feb. 2017
From: "Dennis Forsythe" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Thu, 2 Feb 2017 07:16:40 -0500
All,

Donna and I went with Matt Campbell's CSU Ornithology class yesterday to
Ft. Moultrie, Sullivans Is, SC.  In the warn and clear weather we had:
Orange Sulvur 1
Cloudless Sulfur 1
Common Buckeye 1 very small
American Lady 1
Monarch 2
unid. 1


Dennis

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

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


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

Marty Kastner

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

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

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

Good butterflying to everybody in 2017.

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


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

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

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

carolinaleps digest Thu, 05 Jan 2017

Table of contents:

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

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

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

Butterfliers,

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


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


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

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



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

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

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

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


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


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

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

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


Chris Helms
Carolina Beach State Park
Carolina Beach, NC


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

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

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

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

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


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


KNOW WONDER(r)
MUSEUM of LIFE + SCIENCE

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

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

>
> It sure would be nice to have something flying - I just keep thinking
> (optimistically) 14 weeks or-so until southern Ohio elfins!
>
> Jim
> ------------------------------
> *From: *"db" 
> *To: *"Jackie Riley" , "Dennis Forsythe" <
> dennis.forsythe AT gmail.com>, "carolinaleps" ,
> "Linda Romine" , "Jim Anno" <
> jim.anno AT fuse.net>
> *Sent: *Sunday, January 1, 2017 8:03:44 PM
> *Subject: *RE: Cloudless Sulfur on James IS, SC 01/01/2017
>
>
> Sure won’t be seeing any here for a while. Good going Dennis
>
>
>
> *From:* Jackie Riley [mailto:jriley4 AT sbcglobal.net]
> *Sent:* Sunday, January 01, 2017 7:00 PM
> *To:* Dennis Forsythe; carolinaleps; Dale Buchner; Linda Romine; Jim Anno
> *Subject:* Re: Cloudless Sulfur on James IS, SC 01/01/2017
>
>
>
> Wow!  Nice, nice, nice...oh to see a live, fluttering butterfly!!
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> *From:* Dennis Forsythe 
> *To:* carolinaleps ; Jackie ;
> Dale Buchner ; Linda Romine ;
> Jim Anno 
> *Sent:* Sunday, January 1, 2017 3:30 PM
> *Subject:* Cloudless Sulfur on James IS, SC 01/01/2017
>
>
>
> All,
>
>
>
> We were surprised to see a Cloudless Sulfur this PM in our neighborhood,
> Eastwood, James IS, SC.
>
>
>
> Dennis
>
>
>
>
> --
>
> Dennis M. Forsythe PhD
>
> South Carolina Ebird Reviewer
>
> South Carolina Ebutterfly Reviewer
>
> Emeritus Professor of Biology
>
> The Citadel
>
> 171 Moultrie St,
> Charleston, SC 29409
> 843.795.3996 <(843)%20795-3996>-home
> 843.953.7264 <(843)%20953-7264>-fax
> 843.708.1605 <(843)%20708-1605>-cell
> dennis.forsythe AT gmail.com
>
>
>
>


-- 
Dennis M. Forsythe PhD
South Carolina Ebird Reviewer
South Carolina Ebutterfly Reviewer
Emeritus Professor of Biology
The Citadel
171 Moultrie St,
Charleston, SC 29409
843.795.3996-home
843.953.7264-fax
843.708.1605-cell
dennis.forsythe AT gmail.com
Subject: Re: Cloudless Sulfur on James IS, SC 01/01/2017
From: jim.anno AT fuse.net
Date: Sun, 1 Jan 2017 20:12:16 -0500 (EST)
It sure would be nice to have something flying - I just keep thinking 
(optimistically) 14 weeks or-so until southern Ohio elfins! 


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

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

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



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




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





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






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

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





All, 





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






Dennis 








-- 


Dennis M. Forsythe PhD 


South Carolina Ebird Reviewer 


South Carolina Ebutterfly Reviewer 


Emeritus Professor of Biology 


The Citadel 


171 Moultrie St, 
Charleston, SC 29409 
843.795.3996-home 
843.953.7264-fax 
843.708.1605-cell 
dennis.forsythe AT gmail.com 



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

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

Dennis


-- 
Dennis M. Forsythe PhD
South Carolina Ebird Reviewer
South Carolina Ebutterfly Reviewer
Emeritus Professor of Biology
The Citadel
171 Moultrie St,
Charleston, SC 29409
843.795.3996-home
843.953.7264-fax
843.708.1605-cell
dennis.forsythe AT gmail.com
Subject: RE: Call for North Carolina butterfly records
From: "kastners" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Sat, 31 Dec 2016 20:48:43 -0500
    
I saw a Clouded Sulphur on Nov 12 in Hickory, NC.
Marty Kastner 


Sent from my Verizon 4G LTE smartphone

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

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

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

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

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

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

Good butterflying in 2017!
Harry LeGrandRaleigh


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

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

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

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

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

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

Good butterflying in 2017!

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

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

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

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

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


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

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


Happy Holidays!
Jeff

--
Jeffrey S. Pippen
Durham, NC 

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

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

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

Orange Sulfur 1
Cloudless Sulfur 4
Sleepy Orange 1
Gulf Fritillary 1

Dennis

-- 
Dennis M. Forsythe PhD
South Carolina Ebird Reviewer
South Carolina Ebutterfly Reviewer
Emeritus Professor of Biology
The Citadel
171 Moultrie St,
Charleston, SC 29409
843.795.3996-home
843.953.7264-fax
843.708.1605-cell
dennis.forsythe AT gmail.com
Subject: Cape Romain N. W. R 12/18/16
From: "Chris Snook" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Sun, 18 Dec 2016 20:54:42 -0500
Despite the warm weather and fog that persisted throughout the day I was 
surprised to see

the following butterflies on Cape Island during the McClellanville CBC:

Little Yellow 2

Gulf Fritillary 1

Common Buckeye 3

Monarch 1


Chris Snook,

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

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

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

Good butterflying.

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

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


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

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



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

> I would be 99% sure there are still Common Checkereds still in far upstate
> SC. I can't imagine White Checkered in Greenville, Spartanburg, Pickens,
> Oconee, etc.  At least, I think it would be naïve to think the Commons are
> about gone from all of SC.
>
> Harry LeGrand
> Raleigh
>
> On Wed, Dec 14, 2016 at 2:26 PM, Dennis Forsythe 
> wrote:
>
>> Hi All,
>>
>> Brian Scholtens just examined a pair of checkered-skippers I caught near
>> Parksville, McCormick Co, SC 10/21/2016. and they turn out to be Common
>> Checkered-Skippers.  These are the first Common Checkered-Skipper detected
>> in South Carolina since one was collected  October, 2009 in Newberry  Co.
>> Perhaps some Common Checkered-Skippers are still present in the Upper
>> Piedmont of South Carolina.
>>
>> Best regards,
>>
>> Dennis
>>
>> --
>> Dennis M. Forsythe PhD
>> South Carolina Ebird Reviewer
>> South Carolina Ebutterfly Reviewer
>> Emeritus Professor of Biology
>> The Citadel
>> 171 Moultrie St,
>> Charleston, SC 29409
>> 843.795.3996 <(843)%20795-3996>-home
>> 843.953.7264 <(843)%20953-7264>-fax
>> 843.708.1605 <(843)%20708-1605>-cell
>> dennis.forsythe AT gmail.com
>>
>
>


-- 
Dennis M. Forsythe PhD
South Carolina Ebird Reviewer
South Carolina Ebutterfly Reviewer
Emeritus Professor of Biology
The Citadel
171 Moultrie St,
Charleston, SC 29409
843.795.3996-home
843.953.7264-fax
843.708.1605-cell
dennis.forsythe AT gmail.com
Subject: Re: Common Checkered-Skipper in McCormick Co., SC
From: "Harry LeGrand" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Wed, 14 Dec 2016 15:37:33 -0500
I would be 99% sure there are still Common Checkereds still in far upstate
SC. I can't imagine White Checkered in Greenville, Spartanburg, Pickens,
Oconee, etc.  At least, I think it would be naïve to think the Commons are
about gone from all of SC.

Harry LeGrand
Raleigh

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

> Hi All,
>
> Brian Scholtens just examined a pair of checkered-skippers I caught near
> Parksville, McCormick Co, SC 10/21/2016. and they turn out to be Common
> Checkered-Skippers.  These are the first Common Checkered-Skipper detected
> in South Carolina since one was collected  October, 2009 in Newberry  Co.
> Perhaps some Common Checkered-Skippers are still present in the Upper
> Piedmont of South Carolina.
>
> Best regards,
>
> Dennis
>
> --
> Dennis M. Forsythe PhD
> South Carolina Ebird Reviewer
> South Carolina Ebutterfly Reviewer
> Emeritus Professor of Biology
> The Citadel
> 171 Moultrie St,
> Charleston, SC 29409
> 843.795.3996 <(843)%20795-3996>-home
> 843.953.7264 <(843)%20953-7264>-fax
> 843.708.1605 <(843)%20708-1605>-cell
> dennis.forsythe AT gmail.com
>
Subject: Common Checkered-Skipper in McCormick Co., SC
From: "Dennis Forsythe" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Wed, 14 Dec 2016 14:26:13 -0500
Hi All,

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

Best regards,

Dennis

-- 
Dennis M. Forsythe PhD
South Carolina Ebird Reviewer
South Carolina Ebutterfly Reviewer
Emeritus Professor of Biology
The Citadel
171 Moultrie St,
Charleston, SC 29409
843.795.3996-home
843.953.7264-fax
843.708.1605-cell
dennis.forsythe AT gmail.com
Subject: Outer Banks butterflies sub 40 degrees F
From: "Jeff Pippen" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Sat, 10 Dec 2016 22:46:27 -0500
Butterfliers,

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


Good Butterflying,
Jeff

--
Jeffrey S. Pippen
Durham, NC 

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