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Clay-colored Sparrow,©David Sibley

31 Aug Union County NC leps ["\"drivesa3 AT aol.com\"" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
31 Aug "Missing" butterfly counts? ["Harry LeGrand" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
30 Aug Re: Long-tailed Skipper ID help ["\"drivesa3 AT aol.com\"" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
30 Aug Re: Long-tailed Skipper ID help ["Harry LeGrand" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
31 Aug A Few Mecklenburg County Butterflies August 30, 2016 ["Gilson, Robert L." ]
30 Aug Re: Summary of Giant Swallowtail records from the NC Piedmont ["Jeff Pippen" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
31 Aug Re: Summary of Giant Swallowtail records from the NC Piedmont ["Abdulali, Salman" ]
30 Aug Re: Black Mountains, August 1878 ["Cecelia Mathis" ]
30 Aug Long-tailed Skipper ID help ["\"drivesa3 AT aol.com\"" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
30 Aug unsuccessful search for Dukes' Skippers ["John Fussell" ]
30 Aug Black Mountains, August 1878 ["Abdulali, Salman" ]
30 Aug A few Wake County, NC, butterflies ["Harry LeGrand" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
30 Aug Summary of Giant Swallowtail records from the NC Piedmont ["Harry LeGrand" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
30 Aug CBS Post-Symposium Butterfly Walk 9-11-16 Yates Mill [Dennis Burnette ]
30 Aug CBS Pre-Symposium Butterfly Walk 9-9-16 NC Bot Garden [Dennis Burnette ]
30 Aug Butterfly Symposium and Butterfly Walks [Dennis Burnette ]
30 Aug Brunswick Leps 08/23 thru 08/27 ["shawnlane07" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
30 Aug Coastal & Wake County Butterflies [Richard Stickney ]
29 Aug Cleveland County ["David Campbell" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
29 Aug Southern Lake Norman Butterfly Count ["piephofft" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
29 Aug Re: Mount Mitchell butterflies ["\"drivesa3 AT aol.com\"" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
29 Aug Re: Mount Mitchell butterflies ["Cecelia Mathis" ]
29 Aug Re: Pilot Mountain/Surry County butterfly count results ["Brian Bockhahn" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
29 Aug Re: Pilot Mountain/Surry County butterfly count results ["Harry LeGrand" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
29 Aug Re: Pilot Mountain/Surry County butterfly count results ["Jeff Pippen" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
29 Aug Re: Pilot Mountain/Surry County butterfly count results ["\"Lori M. Carlson\"" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
29 Aug Re: Pilot Mountain/Surry County butterfly count results ["Harry LeGrand" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
29 Aug Mount Mitchell butterflies ["Brian Bockhahn" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
29 Aug Pilot Mountain/Surry County butterfly count results ["Brian Bockhahn" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
29 Aug Re: Blue Ridge Parkway Butterflies, Common Wood Nymphs, Peck's Skippers 8/28/16 ["Harry LeGrand" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
29 Aug Blue Ridge Parkway Butterflies, Common Wood Nymphs, Peck's Skippers 8/28/16 ["Gene Schepker" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
29 Aug Pettigrew State Park butterfly count results ["Harry LeGrand" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
28 Aug Giant Swallowtail in Hillsborough, NC ["\"Lori M. Carlson\"" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
28 Aug Report - CBS Triad Chapter Butterfly Walk Reynolda Gardens 8-27-16 [Dennis Burnette ]
28 Aug Williamsburg Co, SC leps 27 August 2016 ["Dennis Forsythe" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
27 Aug Pitt County, 27 August 2016 ["Abdulali, Salman" ]
27 Aug Re: Nectar source ID ["\"drivesa3 AT aol.com\"" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
27 Aug Re: Nectar source ID ["Harry LeGrand" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
27 Aug Nectar source ID ["\"drivesa3 AT aol.com\"" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
26 Aug Union County NC Leps ["\"drivesa3 AT aol.com\"" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
26 Aug Davidson County, NC Butterflies 8-23 [Dennis Burnette ]
26 Aug Wake County, NC, butterflies ["Harry LeGrand" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
26 Aug 8/25/16 Dinkins Bottoms, Yadkin County , NC ["Sven Halling" ]
26 Aug Re: Holy Cross Cemetery, James IS, SC 25 August 2016 ["Dennis Forsythe" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
26 Aug Field Report from Wilmington, NC ["Parker Backstrom" ]
26 Aug Holy Cross Cemetery, James IS, SC 25 August 2016 ["Dennis Forsythe" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
25 Aug Re: Question from the list-owner to CarolinaLeps subscribers ["Harry LeGrand" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
25 Aug Question from the list-owner to CarolinaLeps subscribers ["Jeff Pippen" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
25 Aug Two-day butterfly blitz to northwestern NC -- Part 2 ["Harry LeGrand" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
25 Aug Re: Two-day butterfly blitz to northwestern NC -- Part 1 ["Dennis Forsythe" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
25 Aug Two-day butterfly blitz to northwestern NC -- Part 1 ["Harry LeGrand" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
25 Aug James IS, Sc leps 24 August 2016 ["Dennis Forsythe" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
23 Aug Hayhurt's Scallopwing & More, Hillsborough, NC ["\"Lori M. Carlson\"" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
23 Aug 50th Species Achieved ["\"Lori M. Carlson\"" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
23 Aug Stone Mountain and Hanging Rock state park leps ["Brian Bockhahn" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
23 Aug Harnett & Cumberland Co. [Richard Stickney ]
23 Aug Eufala Skipper, Little Yellow 08/18/16 ["Gene Schepker" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
22 Aug CBS Butterfly Trip to Reynolda Gardens Winston-Salem NC 8-27 [Dennis Burnette ]
22 Aug Durham Butterfly Count results ["Jeff Pippen" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
21 Aug Jasper Co, SC leps 20 August 2016 ["Dennis Forsythe" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
19 Aug Intricate Satyrs at Caw Caw County Park. ["Dennis Forsythe" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
17 Aug Jones County, 17 August 2016 ["Abdulali, Salman" ]
17 Aug CBS Pre-Symposium Field Trip NC Botanical Garden 9-9-16 [Dennis Burnette ]
17 Aug 2016 Carolina Butterfly Society Butterfly Symposium to be Held in Raleigh [Dennis Burnette ]
16 Aug Berkeley Co, SC leps 13 August 2016 ["Dennis Forsythe" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
15 Aug Pettigrew Butterfly Count - Sunday, August 28th ["Corey, Ed" ]
15 Aug Pitt County, 15 August 2016 ["Abdulali, Salman" ]
15 Aug Durham Butterfly Count this Sunday (21 August 2016) ["Jeff Pippen" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
15 Aug Wake County butterfly count -- this Friday (August 19) ["Harry LeGrand" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
14 Aug Dukes' Skipper, Currituck Co. NC, 8/14/16 ["nicholas" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
13 Aug A few Union County NC butterflies ["\"drivesa3 AT aol.com\"" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
13 Aug 8/13 Historic Bethabara Park Butterfly Walk [nottke1 ]
13 Aug Intricate Satyrs and Croatan NF (NC) butterflies 8/12/2016) ["Jeff Pippen" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
12 Aug Orange Co., NC butterflies-08/12/2016 ["Mike Turner" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
12 Aug August 11, 2016 Hillsborough, NC ["\"Lori M. Carlson\"" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
12 Aug downloadable book on caterpillars ["Abdulali, Salman" ]

Subject: Union County NC leps
From: "\"drivesa3 AT aol.com\"" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps@duke.edu>
Date: Wed, 31 Aug 2016 12:26:15 -0400
August 30, I spent an hour at midday on Cane Creek Park's lake. I went to an 
area with several New York Ironweed stands and saw the following: 

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5Cloudless Sulphur 3 overflightsPearl Crescent 
7Silver-spotted Skipper 3Long-tailed SkipperZabulon Skipper 5 

I then hiked from 3:30 to 05:00 along the north side of the lake and a short 
portion of the powerline cut and saw these: 

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4Cloudless Sulphur 2Sleepy Orange 3Red 
AdmiralCarolina Satyr 25Gemmed Satyr 5Gulf FritillarySilver-spotted 
SkipperZabulon Skipper 2Fiery Skipper only 1!Byssus Skipper 3 fresh 

Byssus Skipper pic here:

https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__m.flickr.com_-23_photos_95580865-40N07_28736034374_&d=CwIDaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=AW6ynNwqMRYOC5_V-OXupeOzu1c7t6wxY89gEYYgxa4&m=KxzqwVjT7xeevPRIIK3wH12ioGUbaogyr3X5GuluKUA&s=FKdTMSb1gC1SfCraEm4WrLFhM52MC0RGP-rE1rkzFMQ&e= 


George AndrewsIndian Trail, NC


Sent from my LG G4, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone
Subject: "Missing" butterfly counts?
From: "Harry LeGrand" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Wed, 31 Aug 2016 11:06:48 -0400
Were the Transylvania County and Forsyth County counts run this year?  I
sure hope so. Both counts had good to excellent results last year.  We
haven't seen anything over carolinaleps yet.  Wake County was run, but I
still haven't seen totals, 11 days later.

Harry LeGrand
NC and SC count editor
Subject: Re: Long-tailed Skipper ID help
From: "\"drivesa3 AT aol.com\"" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps@duke.edu>
Date: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 22:34:16 -0400
Many thanks!
George
Sent from my LG G4, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone
------ Original message------From: Harry LeGrand Date: Tue, Aug 30, 2016 10:00 
PMTo: drivesa3 AT aol.com;Cc: Carolinaleps;Subject:Re: Long-tailed Skipper ID help 

Yes, that's a Long-tailed Skipper.
Harry LeGrand
On Tue, Aug 30, 2016 at 7:51 PM, "drivesa3 AT aol.com"  
wrote: 

  I believe I saw a Long-tailed Skipper today based on wing markings, but it 
appears to have had its tail removed! I imagine this isn't all that unusual but 
having never seen one intact, I thought I should get some confirmation. The pic 
is here: 


https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__m.flickr.com_-23_photos_95580865-40N07_29241106012_&d=CwIDaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=AW6ynNwqMRYOC5_V-OXupeOzu1c7t6wxY89gEYYgxa4&m=-7_jS-OEbBWi-Fdan4FJShtfLIROOcS8xyP54bg5R6k&s=bIcvlZMCfQaeRL_gBXQIljndW_WUOZhNl4sNcDymJBg&e= 


 Thanks in advance,George AndrewsIndian Trail, NC
Sent from my LG G4, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone
Subject: Re: Long-tailed Skipper ID help
From: "Harry LeGrand" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 22:00:17 -0400
Yes, that's a Long-tailed Skipper.

Harry LeGrand

On Tue, Aug 30, 2016 at 7:51 PM, "drivesa3 AT aol.com" 
wrote:

>  I believe I saw a Long-tailed Skipper today based on wing markings, but
> it appears to have had its tail removed! I imagine this isn't all that
> unusual but having never seen one intact, I thought I should get some
> confirmation. The pic is here:
>
> 
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__m.flickr.com_-23_photos_95580865-40N07_29241106012_&d=CwIFaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=AW6ynNwqMRYOC5_V-OXupeOzu1c7t6wxY89gEYYgxa4&m=v7LcS9UsRfS0Qxfr_Uld153udUN6uX7okC0XDi3D50k&s=Vbr3XABr6LIyUXunxbDuS11f11_ATfeJFVXAzyBoTp4&e= 

> 
 

>
>  Thanks in advance,
> George Andrews
> Indian Trail, NC
>
> Sent from my LG G4, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone
>
Subject: A Few Mecklenburg County Butterflies August 30, 2016
From: "Gilson, Robert L." <Robert.Gilson AT mecklenburgcountync.gov>
Date: Wed, 31 Aug 2016 01:58:02 +0000
Lenny Lampel, Laura Domingo, and I spent a couple of hours walking around the 
prairie at Latta Plantation Nature Preserve this afternoon and saw the 
following butterflies: 


Species
16 Little Yellow
11 Sleepy Orange
3 Cloudless Sulphur
2 Gray Hairstreak
1 Zebra Swallowtail
3 Eastern Tailed-Blue
4 Gulf Fritillary
1 Variegated Fritillary
1 Hackberry Emperor
3 Red-spotted Purple
1 Common Buckeye
1 American Lady
1 Creole Pearly-Eye
1 Gemmed Satyr
7 Carolina Satyr
1 Spicebush Swallowtail
9 Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
1 Hoary Edge
3 Clouded Skipper
1 Eufala Skipper
1 Orange Sulphur
2 Sachem Skipper
1 Zebulon Skipper

Rob Gilson
Mooresville, NC
Subject: Re: Summary of Giant Swallowtail records from the NC Piedmont
From: "Jeff Pippen" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 21:22:50 -0400
Well that’s a pretty interesting list. I wonder how “Chapel Hill” is 
defined or even if that title means it’s a list of the butterflies in the 
collection at Chapel Hill regardless of where they were collected! 


--
Jeffrey S. Pippen
Durham, NC 

https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.jeffpippen.com_&d=CwIFaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=AW6ynNwqMRYOC5_V-OXupeOzu1c7t6wxY89gEYYgxa4&m=22AwafWHP3k0H7AyUzJmvNoJyu2LIsBFXzaYXjPTHiE&s=ENPNAKAWdI1GK-UEhr5SUgkUu31aynNP6RPorT8vCtY&e= 


> On Aug 30, 2016, at 8:53 PM, Abdulali, Salman  wrote:
> 
> An internet search failed to find details of the old Orange County record of 
Giant Swallowtail, but I did find old records of American Copper from Chapel 
Hill and Raleigh: 

> 
> A. Braswell (1988), List of the Butterflies collected at Chapel Hill, N. C., 
Journal of the Elisha Mitchell Scientific Society 5 (1), 19-21 

> 
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__dc.lib.unc.edu_cdm_ref_collection_jncas_id_683&d=CwIFAg&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=AW6ynNwqMRYOC5_V-OXupeOzu1c7t6wxY89gEYYgxa4&m=2YCH5un5zBzP9MP98vWRKcHCqdWCuxQx9zpHOKJfpFg&s=pHoav2fd2UZk7gWgSjF8xEOzn3-IOpP5wG962etxYus&e= 

> 
> Brimley & Sherman (1903), A Morning's Collection at Raleigh, N. C., 
Entomological News, page 230 [a search in google books will find this] 

> 
> It is listed under the old name Chrysophanus hypophlaeus.
> 
> Salman Abdulali
> 
> 
>> On Aug 30, 2016, at 3:04 PM, Harry LeGrand  wrote:
>> 
>> Lori Carlson photographed a Giant Swallowtail in her garden near 
Hillsborough a few days ago, and today wanted to know about local records. Here 
is a summary for all, as the Butterflies of North Carolina is still down. (I 
have access to the site as an editor.) 

>> 
>> Alexander: 3 records, all from Rocky Face Mountain since 1992 (I saw four 
there on a single day in 1992) 

>> 
>> Caldwell:  one record of 2 on a monadnock (breeding site) in 2007
>> 
>> Forsyth:  4 records, all since 2005
>> 
>> Guilford:  one record in 2011
>> 
>> McDowell:  one record in 2010
>> 
>> Mecklenburg:  one record in 2004
>> 
>> Orange:  reported in the Orange County natural area inventory, but no date
>> 
>> Wake: 3 records, including singles in 2011 and 2013 at Raulston Arboretum 
(2013 is mine) 

>> 
>> This species is a very rare stray or migrant in the Piedmont, but at least 
in the Brushy Mountains of Alexander and Caldwell it may be a resident, where 
hoptree (Ptelea) is locally numerous. 

>> 
>> There are no records yet for Durham County, and Lori's in Orange is just the 
second known from there (presumably), and we don't have data on the other 
record (but it would have been probably before 2000). 

>> 
>> Harry LeGrand
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
> 
Subject: Re: Summary of Giant Swallowtail records from the NC Piedmont
From: "Abdulali, Salman" <ABDULALIS AT ecu.edu>
Date: Wed, 31 Aug 2016 00:53:01 +0000
An internet search failed to find details of the old Orange County record of 
Giant Swallowtail, but I did find old records of American Copper from Chapel 
Hill and Raleigh: 


A. Braswell (1988), List of the Butterflies collected at Chapel Hill, N. C., 
Journal of the Elisha Mitchell Scientific Society 5 (1), 19-21 


https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__dc.lib.unc.edu_cdm_ref_collection_jncas_id_683&d=CwIFAg&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=AW6ynNwqMRYOC5_V-OXupeOzu1c7t6wxY89gEYYgxa4&m=2YCH5un5zBzP9MP98vWRKcHCqdWCuxQx9zpHOKJfpFg&s=pHoav2fd2UZk7gWgSjF8xEOzn3-IOpP5wG962etxYus&e= 


Brimley & Sherman (1903), A Morning's Collection at Raleigh, N. C., 
Entomological News, page 230 [a search in google books will find this] 


It is listed under the old name Chrysophanus hypophlaeus.

Salman Abdulali


> On Aug 30, 2016, at 3:04 PM, Harry LeGrand  wrote:
> 
> Lori Carlson photographed a Giant Swallowtail in her garden near Hillsborough 
a few days ago, and today wanted to know about local records. Here is a summary 
for all, as the Butterflies of North Carolina is still down. (I have access to 
the site as an editor.) 

> 
> Alexander: 3 records, all from Rocky Face Mountain since 1992 (I saw four 
there on a single day in 1992) 

> 
> Caldwell:  one record of 2 on a monadnock (breeding site) in 2007
> 
> Forsyth:  4 records, all since 2005
> 
> Guilford:  one record in 2011
> 
> McDowell:  one record in 2010
> 
> Mecklenburg:  one record in 2004
> 
> Orange:  reported in the Orange County natural area inventory, but no date
> 
> Wake: 3 records, including singles in 2011 and 2013 at Raulston Arboretum 
(2013 is mine) 

> 
> This species is a very rare stray or migrant in the Piedmont, but at least in 
the Brushy Mountains of Alexander and Caldwell it may be a resident, where 
hoptree (Ptelea) is locally numerous. 

> 
> There are no records yet for Durham County, and Lori's in Orange is just the 
second known from there (presumably), and we don't have data on the other 
record (but it would have been probably before 2000). 

> 
> Harry LeGrand
> 
> 
> 
> 
Subject: Re: Black Mountains, August 1878
From: "Cecelia Mathis" <weer AT skybest.com>
Date: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 20:41:22 -0400
Interesting. I saw my favorite, Diana, right away.

Cecelia Butler Mathis
Alleghany Co, NC

-----Original Message----- 
From: Abdulali, Salman
Sent: Tuesday, August 30, 2016 6:57 PM
To: carolinaleps AT duke.edu
Subject: Black Mountains, August 1878

Here is a link to a collection of butterflies made in the Black Mountains of 
North Carolina in August 1878

Subject: Long-tailed Skipper ID help
From: "\"drivesa3 AT aol.com\"" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps@duke.edu>
Date: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 19:51:49 -0400
 I believe I saw a Long-tailed Skipper today based on wing markings, but it 
appears to have had its tail removed! I imagine this isn't all that unusual but 
having never seen one intact, I thought I should get some confirmation. The pic 
is here: 


https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__m.flickr.com_-23_photos_95580865-40N07_29241106012_&d=CwIDaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=AW6ynNwqMRYOC5_V-OXupeOzu1c7t6wxY89gEYYgxa4&m=f9fA1s49r0sKHd5EpoRAzB-Q2SZBb6uFRB44m4MKg7E&s=lF9r_PSOy-zPM-tE-Y-x5S3qk-8MZtpTO_epfRY2Ulc&e= 


 Thanks in advance,George AndrewsIndian Trail, NC
Sent from my LG G4, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone
Subject: unsuccessful search for Dukes' Skippers
From: "John Fussell" <jfuss AT clis.com>
Date: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 19:01:05 -0400
Today I checked what I've thought is a potential area for Dukes' skippers, 
in a county where it has not been recorded.

The site is Long Point on the White Oak River, Croatan National Forest, 
Jones County.  The species that seems to be the larval foodplant, Carex 
hyalinolepis, is rather common at the site.  However, once again I did not 
find any Dukes' there.  Prior to today, I've made one visit about 1 June and 
a prior visit at this time of year (a year or two ago).

Perhaps the area of sedge is not extensive enough to harbor a population of 
the skippers.  Or maybe there are some other reasons.  Maybe the sedges are 
covered by high salinity water on occasion.

In the Long Point area of the Croatan there are some "wildlife fields" that 
currently have an abundance of partridge pea.  Today cloudless sulphurs were 
all over those fields, and on the roads, easily 250 or more.  Also at least 
30 sleepy oranges.

John Fussell
Morehead City, NC 
Subject: Black Mountains, August 1878
From: "Abdulali, Salman" <ABDULALIS AT ecu.edu>
Date: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 22:57:32 +0000
Here is a link to a collection of butterflies made in the Black Mountains of 
North Carolina in August 1878 


> 
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__clade.ansp.org_entomology_collections_peale_peale.php-3Fmode-3Dsearch-26country-3DUSA-26primary-3DNorth-2BCarolina&d=CwIFAg&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=AW6ynNwqMRYOC5_V-OXupeOzu1c7t6wxY89gEYYgxa4&m=_UfzpX3ArUW5kIRqybB5rsx9p9jAngCjkhcW41RWpAI&s=XUJw2HUpG2IbciU1yCWvz13yDv9BueDlg_2wZiSG01A&e= 
 

Subject: A few Wake County, NC, butterflies
From: "Harry LeGrand" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 15:16:54 -0400
I visited a new Wake County owned tract in the eastern part of Wake County
this morning. Scott Pohlman and I spent a little bit of time wading through
knee-high Microstegium in a bottomland, but at least there is lots of cane
in the area. The fields were full of the two sulphurs, as Cassia species
(especially C. obtusifolia) are abundant in them.  Here is the paltry list:

E. Tiger Swallowtail  1
Spicebush Swallowtail  1
Cloudless Sulphur  35
Sleepy Orange  50
E. Tailed-Blue  1
Southern Pearly-eye  5   some were amid the Microstegium, as if
ovipositing, but I never could confirm this
Gemmed Satyr  2
Carolina Satyr  5
Silver-spotted Skipper  1
Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper  1  I can't seem to see them on counts, but
seen them on all of the non-count days in recent weeks!

Harry LeGrand
Raleigh
Subject: Summary of Giant Swallowtail records from the NC Piedmont
From: "Harry LeGrand" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 15:04:40 -0400
Lori Carlson photographed a Giant Swallowtail in her garden near
Hillsborough a few days ago, and today wanted to know about local records.
Here is a summary for all, as the Butterflies of North Carolina is still
down. (I have access to the site as an editor.)

Alexander:  3 records, all from Rocky Face Mountain since 1992 (I saw four
there on a single day in 1992)

Caldwell:  one record of 2 on a monadnock (breeding site) in 2007

Forsyth:  4 records, all since 2005

Guilford:  one record in 2011

McDowell:  one record in 2010

Mecklenburg:  one record in 2004

Orange:  reported in the Orange County natural area inventory, but no date

Wake:  3 records, including singles in 2011 and 2013 at Raulston Arboretum
(2013 is mine)

This species is a very rare stray or migrant in the Piedmont, but at least
in the Brushy Mountains of Alexander and Caldwell it may be a resident,
where hoptree (Ptelea) is locally numerous.

There are no records yet for Durham County, and Lori's in Orange is just
the second known from there (presumably), and we don't have data on the
other record (but it would have been probably before 2000).

Harry LeGrand
Subject: CBS Post-Symposium Butterfly Walk 9-11-16 Yates Mill
From: Dennis Burnette <deburnette AT triad.rr.com>
Date: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 14:23:39 -0400
Carolina Butterfly Society Post-Symposium Butterfly Walk
Historic Yates Mill Park
4620 Lake Wheeler Rd, Raleigh, NC 27603
Sunday, September 11 from 9 AM to noon
 
This is the same park where we will have the 2016 Carolina Butterfly Society
Butterfly Symposium the day before. You do not have to be registered for the
symposium in order to participate in the symposium butterfly walks. (Note:
There also will be a pre-symposium field trip to the NC Botanical Garden on
Friday afternoon. For information about that butterfly walk, contact Ellen
Brown, .)
 
On Sunday morning we will meet at the bulletin board in the parking area at
Yates Mill Park. The trip is scheduled for 9 to noon, but you can leave any
time you wish. 
 
Plan to wear appropriate clothing such as long-sleeved shirt, long pants,
wide-brimmed hat, and sturdy walking shoes. The terrain will be mostly flat
and dry. Bring binoculars, field guides, cameras, etc. as you wish. Water
and toilet facilities are available at the park visitors center, but no
food, so plan accordingly.
 
This trip, like all CBS events, is not restricted to members, and anyone
interested is welcome. No pets, please.
 
RSVP: If you plan to participate, please notify the trip organizer by
Wednesday, Sept. 7. This is important because there may be changes in the
meeting place and itinerary, as well as special weather information. It
would be annoying and embarrassing if you showed up and no one was there.
 
Looking forward to a pleasant field trip.
 
Trip Organizer: Bud Webster, erwebster1 AT gmail.com


Posted by Dennis Burnette, Greensboro, NC, for the trip organizer, Bud
Webster

Subject: CBS Pre-Symposium Butterfly Walk 9-9-16 NC Bot Garden
From: Dennis Burnette <deburnette AT triad.rr.com>
Date: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 14:23:35 -0400
CBS Pre-Symposium Field Trip NC Botanical Garden 9-9-16
In conjunction with the Carolina Butterfly Society 2016 Butterfly Symposium,
which will be held on Saturday, Sept. 10, at Historic Yates Mill Park in
Raleigh, a pre-symposium field trip is planned for Friday afternoon, Sept.
9, from 2-5pm to the NC Botanical Gardens, 100 Old Mason Farm Road, Chapel
Hill, NC 27517. For information about the botanical garden, including
directions, go to their website at 
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__ncbg.unc.edu_&d=CwICAg&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=AW6ynNwqMRYOC5_V-OXupeOzu1c7t6wxY89gEYYgxa4&m=YHplvjfIuVWFxRhFV6D-8sZ_uK9W1Aid30guW-GSE_Y&s=P-iVy4VL4nGx2-hYAmwz5HO04nOlHpUjhGFJM9C3AKY&e= 

We will meet at the entrance to the Education Center located at the interior
end of the main parking area behind the gazebo. Be sure to wear appropriate
clothing. Bring water, sunscreen and mosquito protection. There are water
fountains and restroom facilities on site. This will be the first field trip
for me to lead, so please be patient with me! Ellen Brown
Both the symposium and the field trip are open to the public. Family and
friends are welcome, including older children who are accompanied by a
responsible adult. No pets, please.
RSVP: Please notify me, Ellen Brown, by email (phil.ellen4790 AT gmail.com) by
9/7 if you plan to participate.
[There also will be a post-symposium field trip at Historic Yates Mill Park
in Raleigh on Sunday morning.]


Posted by Dennis Burnette, Greensboro, NC, for the trip leader, Ellen Brown,
phil.ellen4790 AT gmail.com

Subject: Butterfly Symposium and Butterfly Walks
From: Dennis Burnette <deburnette AT triad.rr.com>
Date: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 14:17:01 -0400
All,

As announced earlier, Carolina Butterfly Society will host our annual
Butterfly Symposium on Saturday, Sept. 10. It will be a full day of fun and
butterfly information at Historic Yates Mill Park in Raleigh. The cost is
only $30, and lunch is available to order for a modest additional cost. You
dont have to be a member to attend, although we hope youll join. To
register, see the latest issue of The Chrysalis or contact the organizer,
Cyndy Hummel, at  or by calling 919-779-6220.

As usual, there will be pre-symposium and post-symposium butterfly walks. On
Friday afternoon, Sept. 9, we will go the the NC Botanical Garden in Chapel
Hill. On Sunday morning, we will return to Yates Mill to look for
butterflies there. The photographers in the group should enjoy both places.
Registration for the symposium does NOT register you for the butterfly
walks. Note that you DO NOT have to register for the symposium in order to
participate in the butterfly walks. However, we would like for you to
CONTACT THE LEADERS in advance for each butterfly walk. Information about
both outings will be in separate emails to Carolinaleps today.

Dennis
-- 
Dennis E. Burnette
7 Brownstone Lane
Greensboro, NC 27410
336-299-4342
deburnette AT triad.rr.com

Subject: Brunswick Leps 08/23 thru 08/27
From: "shawnlane07" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 13:15:35 -0400 (EDT)
Shawn Lane in East by South Brunswick

Palamedes ST        54
Tiger ST                   18
Black ST                    7
Spicebush ST          12
Sleepy Orange        32
Cloudless Sulphur  40
Gulf Fritilary             10
Variegated Fritilary   7
Red Spotted purple 5
Fiery Skip                    4
Buckeye                    10
Monarch ( Early)       5

 Last year there were hundreds of fiery skipper and this year there are almost
none but most things appear to be running two weeks behind the norm in my
opinion. Did not see any fiery skips until this week listed in the header but
they are increasing daily.
Subject: Coastal & Wake County Butterflies
From: Richard Stickney <RichardS AT ncmls.org>
Date: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 16:54:13 +0000
> Hi all,

>

>

>

> On Sunday I went out to Washington County in search of Berry's

> Skippers, working the other side of Phelps Lake from Pettigrew (I

> completely forgot about joining the count!). I didn't get there until

> about 2 PM, and by that time it was windy and cloudy, so I didn't see

> much. I only bothered to stay about 20 minutes and had a couple of

> Fiery Skippers, a Buckeye and a couple of Palamedes ST. I was too

> early for the blue mistflower that was so attractive last year (just

> coming into bloom) so I plan to try again next Mon./Tues. Contact me if you'd 
like to meet me. 


> I poked around south of there but the rain and wind just wouldn't cooperate.

>

>

>

> Yesterday I visited the JC Raulston Arboretum and had decent numbers

> despite very dry conditions:

>

> Pipevine ST - a dozen or so

>

> E. Tiger ST - 3

>

> Black ST - 2

>

> Sleepy Orange - 7

>

> Orange Sulphur - 1

>

> Cloudless Sulphur - 2 seems very low

>

> Cabbage White - 1

>

> Gray Hairstreak - 1

>

> Gulf Fritillary - 3 first in these parts in 2-3 years for me

>

> Variegated Fritillary - a dozen or so, but no signs of cats on several

> passion flower vines

>

> American Lady - 1

>

> Buckeye - 1

>

> Pearl Crescent - 5

>

> SSS - 3 not many!

>

> Common Sootywing - 3 plus several caterpillars, there's now lamb's

> quarter there so look out for Scallopwings!

>

> Horace's Duskywing - 3

>

> Wild Indigo DW - 1 plus a couple of UFO's

>

> Ocola Skipper - 5

>

> Clouded Skipper - 3

>

> Fiery Skipper - dozens but where are the Sachems?

>

> Dun Skipper - 1

>

>

>

> Richard Stickney

>

> NC Museum of Life & Science

>

> 
www.flickr.com/photos/rstickney 

Subject: Cleveland County
From: "David Campbell" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Mon, 29 Aug 2016 21:06:15 -0400
Boiling Springs, Cleveland County, NC. Broad River Greenway. 

Great Purple Hairstreak- one final instar larva. 

-David Campbell

Sent from my iPhone
Subject: Southern Lake Norman Butterfly Count
From: "piephofft" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Mon, 29 Aug 2016 20:52:44 -0400


The Southern Lake Norman Butterfly Count was held Sunday August 14, 2016 under 
extremely hot and humid conditions. Starting temps were in the low 80's, with 
an afternoon peak of 95 F. Despite this, 15 participants in 6 parties counted 
1773 individuals of 61 species. The species count equals the all-time high for 
this count from 2012. 

Good finds included White-M Hairstreak in Rob Van Epp's yard at the end of the 
day, Juniper Hairstreak, Painted Lady, Long-tailed Skipper and Eufala Skipper. 
Notable misses were Tawny Emperor and Eastern Comma. 

Thanks to everyone for volunteering their time under harsh conditions.  
 
Pipevine Swallowtail 17
Zebra Swallowtail  37
Black Swallowtail  4 
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail  146 
Spicebush Swallowtail  4
Cabbage White 1 
Orange Sulfur  12 
Cloudless Sulfur 32 
Little Yellow  1
Sleepy Orange 28
Red-banded Hairstreak 2
Juniper Hairstreak 1
White-M Hairstreak 1 
Gray Hairstreak 4 
Azure 2
Eastern Tailed- blue  96
 Am. Snout  10
Gulf Fritillary 2
Variegated Fritillary 24 
 Great Spangled Fritillary  6
Silvery Checkerspot 4
Pearl Crescent 29 
Questionmark  2
Painted Lady 1  
Am. Lady  3
Red Admiral 2
Com. Buckeye  118 
Red-spotted Purple 15
Viceroy 14
Hackberry Emperor 9
N. Pearly-eye 10
Creole Pearly-eye 2
Appalachian Brown 1
Gemmed Satyr 2 
Carolina Sa.  455
Com. Wood-Nymph  5
Monarch  6
Silver-spotted Skipper 74 
Long-tailed Skipper 1
Hoary Edge  3
S. Cloudywing  3
Horace's Duskywing  17
Com. Checkered-Sk.  11
Com. Sootywing  8
Swarthy Sk.  1
Clouded Sk.  50
Least Sk.  16
S. Skipperling  1
Fiery Sk.  99
Tawny-edged Skipper 1
Crossline Sk.  1
S. Broken-Dash  4
N. Broken-Da. 3 
Little Glassywing  35
Sachem  156
Delaware Sk.  32
Zabulon Sk.  96
Dun Sk.  11
Lace-winged Roadside-skipper 2
Eufala Sk.  2
Ocola Sk. 42

 
Taylor Piephoff 
Matthews, NC 
PiephoffT AT aol.com

Subject: Re: Mount Mitchell butterflies
From: "\"drivesa3 AT aol.com\"" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps@duke.edu>
Date: Mon, 29 Aug 2016 20:42:46 -0400
Congratulations on the hiking!!! That's a real accomplishment! Any chance you 
took great notes and/or are going to publish a guide for these trails? I know 
of no guide to NC State Parks hiking other than the State Parks websites (good, 
but could be much better!) and Allen deHart's "North Carolina Hiking Trails" 
(great, but the most recent addition is 11 years old). 

George AndrewsIndian Trail, NC
Sent from my LG G4, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone
------ Original message------From: Brian Bockhahn Date: Mon, Aug 29, 2016 4:40 
PMTo: carolinaleps;Cc: Subject:Mount Mitchell butterflies 

I went up to Mount Mitchell during their 100th anniversary this past 
weekend.  Hiked the commissary trail and the campground spur trail to summit 
(which was my last and now I am the first person to have hiked EVERY trail in 
EVERY state park!!!  618 miles, yeay!  MST will be next...) 

Friday Aug 2625 pipevine swallowtail20 eastern tiger swallowtail (no apps but I 
looked)1 spicebush swallowtail3 summer azure1 eastern tailed blue1 red admiral6 
green comma (one on the summit even)12 great spangled fritillary5 Aphrodite 
fritillary3 pearl crescent1 clouded skipper 

Wilkes county, toms creek falls3 eastern tiger swallowtail1 summer azure8 
Carolina satyr1 zabulon skipper 


-- 
Brian Bockhahnbirdranger248 AT gmail.com 
Subject: Re: Mount Mitchell butterflies
From: "Cecelia Mathis" <weer AT skybest.com>
Date: Mon, 29 Aug 2016 20:20:15 -0400
Every trail in every state park?!! That’s quite an accomplishment! Congrats. 
Good luck with the MST. Parts of it around here are not well maintained. 


Cecelia Butler Mathis
Alleghany Co, NC

From: Brian Bockhahn (via carolinaleps Mailing List) 
Sent: Monday, August 29, 2016 4:30 PM
To: carolinaleps 
Subject: Mount Mitchell butterflies

I went up to Mount Mitchell during their 100th anniversary this past weekend. 
Hiked the commissary trail and the campground spur trail to summit (which was 
my last and now I am the first person to have hiked EVERY trail in EVERY state 
park!!! 618 miles, yeay! MST will be next...) 
Subject: Re: Pilot Mountain/Surry County butterfly count results
From: "Brian Bockhahn" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Mon, 29 Aug 2016 19:55:21 -0400
Thanks for catching this, yeah I thought the same thing, but photographed
several and even netted a few for folks.  All or most showed a very reduced
black "clouding" on the fw behind the row of black dots, but after looking
at photos of an albino pair it does appear that at least one may be an
orange sulphur and it looks like Lori has one or more as well.

Well at least we will get another species for the count, but not sure how
to adjust the numbers now.  I can try to look back at the historic count
data, but it's all paper copies that I think is at my office, and the count
shifted dates a lot.  I don't think it's viewable on line like the
Christmas count data.

BB



On Mon, Aug 29, 2016 at 5:47 PM, Harry LeGrand  wrote:

> Brian and others:
>
> Jeff Pippen was the first to notice a highly improbably Sulphur count. I
> personally think it is very unlikely to identify 24 Colias sulphurs on a
> Piedmont count, with all of them as Cloudeds. Orange Sulphur is far more
> common than are Cloudeds in the Piedmont. I am aware that Brian mentions
> Orange Sulphur as a miss, indicating that this is not a typo, but ....
>
> Are there people on the count who took photos of a few sulphurs, or who
> can give me further details?  I am the NABA count editor for NC and SC, so
> I need to clarify this issue before I start editing counts later in the
> fall.  Thanks.
>
> Otherwise, this is an excellent count, and I'm jealous of 52 species with
> 8 observers, considering that 11 of us in 6 parties could only muster 39
> species on the Pettigrew SP count!
>
> Harry LeGrand
>
>
>
> On Mon, Aug 29, 2016 at 4:22 PM, Brian Bockhahn 
> wrote:
>
>> 8 observers put in several hours on Aug 24 for the Pilot Mountain/Surry
>> County butterfly count.  Temps 73-83, mostly cloudy skies.  From mountain
>> summit, to feeder creeks, corridor trail and Yadkin river section of the
>> park, more habitat than we had time to cover, lots of nectar, thistle was
>> boomin!
>>
>> Tentative results below.  52 sp.
>>
>> 8 Pipevine Swallowtail
>> 7 Black Swallowtail
>> 321 E Tiger Swallowtail
>> 12 Spicebush Swallowtail
>>
>> 2 Cabbage White
>> 24 Clouded Sulphur
>> 24 Cloudless sulphur
>> 1 Little Yellow
>> 69 Sleepy Orange
>>
>> 5 Gray Hairstreak
>> 2 Red-banded Hairstreak
>> 35 E tailed blue
>> 26 Summer Azure
>>
>> 1 American Snout
>> 17 Variegated Fritillary
>> 34 Great Spangled Fritillary
>> 520 Silvery Checkerspot
>> 75 Pearl Crescent
>> 2 Question Mark
>> 3 American Lady
>> 4 Red Admiral
>> 21 Common Buckeye
>> 12 Red-spotted Purple
>> 1 Viceroy
>> 1 Tawny Emperor
>> 1 Southern Pearly-eye
>> 1 Creole Pearly-eye
>> 15 Northern Pearly-eye
>> 3 Appalachian Brown (new site that should be reliable!)
>> 8 Gemmed Satyr
>> 1037 Carolina Satyr
>> 1 Common Wood-nymph
>> 7 Monarch
>>
>> 4 Silver-spotted skipper
>> 1 horaces duskywing
>> 1 Common checkered-skipper
>> 9 Common Sootywing (new site)
>> 2 Swarthy Skipper
>> 18 clouded skipper
>> 45 least skipper
>> 2 fiery skipper
>> 3 Pecks skipper
>> 4 Tawny-edged skipper
>> 10 Crossline skipper
>> 1 norhtern broken dash
>> 6 little glassywing
>> 382 sachem
>> 52 deleware skipper
>> 14 zabulon skipper
>> 1 Dun skipper
>> 1 Common Roadside-skipper
>> 1 EUFALA SKIPPER (new site, photographed by most of us!)
>>
>> Misses include Zebra swallowtail, orange sulphur, eastern comma, painted
>> lady, hackberry emperor, hoary edge, any cloudywing, lace-winged roadside
>> skipper (looked hard in usual spots), southern broken dash and Ocola
>> skipper.
>>
>> --
>> Brian Bockhahn
>> birdranger248 AT gmail.com
>>
>>
>
>


-- 
Brian Bockhahn
birdranger248 AT gmail.com
Subject: Re: Pilot Mountain/Surry County butterfly count results
From: "Harry LeGrand" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Mon, 29 Aug 2016 19:17:16 -0400
Yes, I concur with Jeff.  Lori has nice photos of: Gemmed Satyr, Common
Wood-Nymph, Crossline Skippers, Silvery Checkerspot. Appalachian Brown,
Orange Sulphur (16 and 17), Variegated Fritillary, Delaware Skippers,
Sachems (female and male), Clouded Sulphur (one or both in 30, 31, 32, and
33), Eufala Skipper (37,38) -- NEW to Surry County, Peck's Skipper, Common
Sootywing, and Creole Pearly-eye (45) - female) (always nice to get in the
n.w. Piedmont).

I am envious of all of the Delaware Skippers on the count. I seldom see
them in the eastern Piedmont. *And Brian can add Orange Sulphur to the
count for a total of 53 species.*The question now: How to figure out how
many of the 24 "Clouded" Sulphurs are true Cloudeds and how many are
Oranges!

Harry LeGrand
NC count editor


On Mon, Aug 29, 2016 at 6:48 PM, Jeff Pippen  wrote:

> Butterfliers,
>
> Nice photo gallery, Lori!  To my eye, photo 16/17 is certainly an Orange
> Sulphur. Photos 30/31/32/33/34 (same individual(s)) nicely show a Clouded
> on the left and an female of indistinguishable ID on the right.
>
> Wonderful Delaware and Eufala Skipper pics!
>
> Cheers,
> Jeff
> --
> Jeffrey S. Pippen
> Durham, NC
> 
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.jeffpippen.com_&d=CwIBaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=AW6ynNwqMRYOC5_V-OXupeOzu1c7t6wxY89gEYYgxa4&m=Dz3_4Idj8tafRFkwyS8gEKPNQ4_8MsUsyyAVk89Cfa0&s=-ToAqxEu-4CEXqDn-XG10TpObRdKjeY8C1Idxeih9HI&e= 

>
> On Aug 29, 2016, at 6:11 PM, Harry LeGrand  wrote:
>
> Before I comment to c-leps, take a look at her photo gallery.  I see a
> couple of Oranges. There might be a Clouded or two in there, or they might
> be albinos.
>
> The first Colias to me are definitely Oranges.
>
> Harry
>
> P.S.  Nice photos of Eufala, and Creole P-e; and all those Delawares.
>
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Lori M. Carlson 
> Date: Mon, Aug 29, 2016 at 6:03 PM
> Subject: Re: Pilot Mountain/Surry County butterfly count results
> To: Harry LeGrand , Brian Bockhahn <
> birdranger248 AT gmail.com>
> Cc: carolinaleps 
>
>
> I have a photo album up on Flickr that contains the suspected Cloudeds.
> The album link is here: 
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.flickr.com_gp_shrone_7627D5&d=CwIBaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=AW6ynNwqMRYOC5_V-OXupeOzu1c7t6wxY89gEYYgxa4&m=Dz3_4Idj8tafRFkwyS8gEKPNQ4_8MsUsyyAVk89Cfa0&s=aN4TpSXR2GGHj1YBX1S0xxvXShJkJXkSnWmMwb1LL4A&e= 

> ~ Lori
>
>
> 
 

> On 8/29/2016 5:47 PM, Harry LeGrand (via carolinaleps Mailing List) wrote:
>
> Brian and others:
>
> Jeff Pippen was the first to notice a highly improbably Sulphur count. I
> personally think it is very unlikely to identify 24 Colias sulphurs on a
> Piedmont count, with all of them as Cloudeds. Orange Sulphur is far more
> common than are Cloudeds in the Piedmont. I am aware that Brian mentions
> Orange Sulphur as a miss, indicating that this is not a typo, but ....
>
> Are there people on the count who took photos of a few sulphurs, or who
> can give me further details?  I am the NABA count editor for NC and SC, so
> I need to clarify this issue before I start editing counts later in the
> fall.  Thanks.
>
> Otherwise, this is an excellent count, and I'm jealous of 52 species with
> 8 observers, considering that 11 of us in 6 parties could only muster 39
> species on the Pettigrew SP count!
>
> Harry LeGrand
>
>
>
> On Mon, Aug 29, 2016 at 4:22 PM, Brian Bockhahn 
> wrote:
>
>> 8 observers put in several hours on Aug 24 for the Pilot Mountain/Surry
>> County butterfly count.  Temps 73-83, mostly cloudy skies.  From mountain
>> summit, to feeder creeks, corridor trail and Yadkin river section of the
>> park, more habitat than we had time to cover, lots of nectar, thistle was
>> boomin!
>>
>> Tentative results below.  52 sp.
>>
>> 8 Pipevine Swallowtail
>> 7 Black Swallowtail
>> 321 E Tiger Swallowtail
>> 12 Spicebush Swallowtail
>>
>> 2 Cabbage White
>> 24 Clouded Sulphur
>> 24 Cloudless sulphur
>> 1 Little Yellow
>> 69 Sleepy Orange
>>
>> 5 Gray Hairstreak
>> 2 Red-banded Hairstreak
>> 35 E tailed blue
>> 26 Summer Azure
>>
>> 1 American Snout
>> 17 Variegated Fritillary
>> 34 Great Spangled Fritillary
>> 520 Silvery Checkerspot
>> 75 Pearl Crescent
>> 2 Question Mark
>> 3 American Lady
>> 4 Red Admiral
>> 21 Common Buckeye
>> 12 Red-spotted Purple
>> 1 Viceroy
>> 1 Tawny Emperor
>> 1 Southern Pearly-eye
>> 1 Creole Pearly-eye
>> 15 Northern Pearly-eye
>> 3 Appalachian Brown (new site that should be reliable!)
>> 8 Gemmed Satyr
>> 1037 Carolina Satyr
>> 1 Common Wood-nymph
>> 7 Monarch
>>
>> 4 Silver-spotted skipper
>> 1 horaces duskywing
>> 1 Common checkered-skipper
>> 9 Common Sootywing (new site)
>> 2 Swarthy Skipper
>> 18 clouded skipper
>> 45 least skipper
>> 2 fiery skipper
>> 3 Pecks skipper
>> 4 Tawny-edged skipper
>> 10 Crossline skipper
>> 1 norhtern broken dash
>> 6 little glassywing
>> 382 sachem
>> 52 deleware skipper
>> 14 zabulon skipper
>> 1 Dun skipper
>> 1 Common Roadside-skipper
>> 1 EUFALA SKIPPER (new site, photographed by most of us!)
>>
>> Misses include Zebra swallowtail, orange sulphur, eastern comma, painted
>> lady, hackberry emperor, hoary edge, any cloudywing, lace-winged roadside
>> skipper (looked hard in usual spots), southern broken dash and Ocola
>> skipper.
>>
>> --
>> Brian Bockhahn
>> birdranger248 AT gmail.com
>>
>>
>
>
> --
> Take care,
> Lori M. Carlson
>
> Hillsborough, NC
> iNaturalist 
 | Facebook 

> 
 | Flickr 

> 
 

>
>
>
Subject: Re: Pilot Mountain/Surry County butterfly count results
From: "Jeff Pippen" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Mon, 29 Aug 2016 18:48:11 -0400
Butterfliers,

Nice photo gallery, Lori! To my eye, photo 16/17 is certainly an Orange 
Sulphur. Photos 30/31/32/33/34 (same individual(s)) nicely show a Clouded on 
the left and an female of indistinguishable ID on the right. 


Wonderful Delaware and Eufala Skipper pics!

Cheers,
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=9OYgy5NqeBIwyhGdetG3xWSP5fAA25X04ttg7_qzFKA&s=UII-C0hMl3cL6ZjFK-gECBCXNy8l_cr3HQvbuo7ahfM&e= 


> On Aug 29, 2016, at 6:11 PM, Harry LeGrand  wrote:
> 
> Before I comment to c-leps, take a look at her photo gallery. I see a couple 
of Oranges. There might be a Clouded or two in there, or they might be albinos. 

> 
> The first Colias to me are definitely Oranges.
> 
> Harry
> 
> P.S.  Nice photos of Eufala, and Creole P-e; and all those Delawares.
> 
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Lori M. Carlson > 

> Date: Mon, Aug 29, 2016 at 6:03 PM
> Subject: Re: Pilot Mountain/Surry County butterfly count results
> To: Harry LeGrand >, Brian 
Bockhahn > 

> Cc: carolinaleps >
> 
> 
> I have a photo album up on Flickr that contains the suspected Cloudeds. The 
album link is here: 
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.flickr.com_gp_shrone_7627D5&d=CwIFAg&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=AW6ynNwqMRYOC5_V-OXupeOzu1c7t6wxY89gEYYgxa4&m=9OYgy5NqeBIwyhGdetG3xWSP5fAA25X04ttg7_qzFKA&s=J8wLs6MH4MRQjWAbnh9Rl7EAk0bv1OKoBj9HreRWmes&e= 
 

> ~ Lori
> 
> 
> 
 

> On 8/29/2016 5:47 PM, Harry LeGrand (via carolinaleps Mailing List) wrote:
>> Brian and others:
>> 
>> Jeff Pippen was the first to notice a highly improbably Sulphur count. I 
personally think it is very unlikely to identify 24 Colias sulphurs on a 
Piedmont count, with all of them as Cloudeds. Orange Sulphur is far more common 
than are Cloudeds in the Piedmont. I am aware that Brian mentions Orange 
Sulphur as a miss, indicating that this is not a typo, but .... 

>> 
>> Are there people on the count who took photos of a few sulphurs, or who can 
give me further details? I am the NABA count editor for NC and SC, so I need to 
clarify this issue before I start editing counts later in the fall. Thanks. 

>> 
>> Otherwise, this is an excellent count, and I'm jealous of 52 species with 8 
observers, considering that 11 of us in 6 parties could only muster 39 species 
on the Pettigrew SP count! 

>> 
>> Harry LeGrand
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> On Mon, Aug 29, 2016 at 4:22 PM, Brian Bockhahn > wrote: 

>> 8 observers put in several hours on Aug 24 for the Pilot Mountain/Surry 
County butterfly count. Temps 73-83, mostly cloudy skies. From mountain summit, 
to feeder creeks, corridor trail and Yadkin river section of the park, more 
habitat than we had time to cover, lots of nectar, thistle was boomin! 

>> 
>> Tentative results below.  52 sp.
>> 
>> 8 Pipevine Swallowtail
>> 7 Black Swallowtail
>> 321 E Tiger Swallowtail
>> 12 Spicebush Swallowtail
>> 
>> 2 Cabbage White
>> 24 Clouded Sulphur
>> 24 Cloudless sulphur
>> 1 Little Yellow
>> 69 Sleepy Orange
>> 
>> 5 Gray Hairstreak
>> 2 Red-banded Hairstreak
>> 35 E tailed blue
>> 26 Summer Azure
>> 
>> 1 American Snout
>> 17 Variegated Fritillary
>> 34 Great Spangled Fritillary
>> 520 Silvery Checkerspot
>> 75 Pearl Crescent
>> 2 Question Mark
>> 3 American Lady
>> 4 Red Admiral
>> 21 Common Buckeye
>> 12 Red-spotted Purple
>> 1 Viceroy
>> 1 Tawny Emperor
>> 1 Southern Pearly-eye
>> 1 Creole Pearly-eye
>> 15 Northern Pearly-eye
>> 3 Appalachian Brown (new site that should be reliable!)
>> 8 Gemmed Satyr
>> 1037 Carolina Satyr
>> 1 Common Wood-nymph
>> 7 Monarch
>> 
>> 4 Silver-spotted skipper
>> 1 horaces duskywing
>> 1 Common checkered-skipper
>> 9 Common Sootywing (new site)
>> 2 Swarthy Skipper
>> 18 clouded skipper
>> 45 least skipper
>> 2 fiery skipper
>> 3 Pecks skipper
>> 4 Tawny-edged skipper
>> 10 Crossline skipper
>> 1 norhtern broken dash
>> 6 little glassywing
>> 382 sachem
>> 52 deleware skipper
>> 14 zabulon skipper
>> 1 Dun skipper
>> 1 Common Roadside-skipper
>> 1 EUFALA SKIPPER (new site, photographed by most of us!)
>> 
>> Misses include Zebra swallowtail, orange sulphur, eastern comma, painted 
lady, hackberry emperor, hoary edge, any cloudywing, lace-winged roadside 
skipper (looked hard in usual spots), southern broken dash and Ocola skipper. 

>> 
>> -- 
>> Brian Bockhahn
>> birdranger248 AT gmail.com 
>>  
>> 
> 
> -- 
> Take care, 
> Lori M. Carlson
> 
> Hillsborough, NC 
> iNaturalist 
 | Facebook 
 | Flickr 
 

Subject: Re: Pilot Mountain/Surry County butterfly count results
From: "\"Lori M. Carlson\"" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Mon, 29 Aug 2016 18:03:13 -0400
I have a photo album up on Flickr that contains the suspected Cloudeds. 
The album link is here: 
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.flickr.com_gp_shrone_7627D5&d=CwICaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=AW6ynNwqMRYOC5_V-OXupeOzu1c7t6wxY89gEYYgxa4&m=d53j-2B90q_DJaSZA1H5URqIBgP5vcJufCnXvCsuUqY&s=yFEgMXm856eLs1uYNLBASR18g-82NfUrJj1ELZsFXgw&e= 

~ Lori



 


On 8/29/2016 5:47 PM, Harry LeGrand (via carolinaleps Mailing List) wrote:
> Brian and others:
>
> Jeff Pippen was the first to notice a highly improbably Sulphur count. 
> I personally think it is very unlikely to identify 24 Colias sulphurs 
> on a Piedmont count, with all of them as Cloudeds. Orange Sulphur is 
> far more common than are Cloudeds in the Piedmont. I am aware that 
> Brian mentions Orange Sulphur as a miss, indicating that this is not a 
> typo, but ....
>
> Are there people on the count who took photos of a few sulphurs, or 
> who can give me further details?  I am the NABA count editor for NC 
> and SC, so I need to clarify this issue before I start editing counts 
> later in the fall.  Thanks.
>
> Otherwise, this is an excellent count, and I'm jealous of 52 species 
> with 8 observers, considering that 11 of us in 6 parties could only 
> muster 39 species on the Pettigrew SP count!
>
> Harry LeGrand
>
>
>
> On Mon, Aug 29, 2016 at 4:22 PM, Brian Bockhahn  > wrote:
>
>     8 observers put in several hours on Aug 24 for the Pilot
>     Mountain/Surry County butterfly count.  Temps 73-83, mostly cloudy
>     skies.  From mountain summit, to feeder creeks, corridor trail and
>     Yadkin river section of the park, more habitat than we had time to
>     cover, lots of nectar, thistle was boomin!
>
>     Tentative results below.  52 sp.
>
>     8 Pipevine Swallowtail
>     7 Black Swallowtail
>     321 E Tiger Swallowtail
>     12 Spicebush Swallowtail
>
>     2 Cabbage White
>     24 Clouded Sulphur
>     24 Cloudless sulphur
>     1 Little Yellow
>     69 Sleepy Orange
>
>     5 Gray Hairstreak
>     2 Red-banded Hairstreak
>     35 E tailed blue
>     26 Summer Azure
>
>     1 American Snout
>     17 Variegated Fritillary
>     34 Great Spangled Fritillary
>     520 Silvery Checkerspot
>     75 Pearl Crescent
>     2 Question Mark
>     3 American Lady
>     4 Red Admiral
>     21 Common Buckeye
>     12 Red-spotted Purple
>     1 Viceroy
>     1 Tawny Emperor
>     1 Southern Pearly-eye
>     1 Creole Pearly-eye
>     15 Northern Pearly-eye
>     3 Appalachian Brown (new site that should be reliable!)
>     8 Gemmed Satyr
>     1037 Carolina Satyr
>     1 Common Wood-nymph
>     7 Monarch
>
>     4 Silver-spotted skipper
>     1 horaces duskywing
>     1 Common checkered-skipper
>     9 Common Sootywing (new site)
>     2 Swarthy Skipper
>     18 clouded skipper
>     45 least skipper
>     2 fiery skipper
>     3 Pecks skipper
>     4 Tawny-edged skipper
>     10 Crossline skipper
>     1 norhtern broken dash
>     6 little glassywing
>     382 sachem
>     52 deleware skipper
>     14 zabulon skipper
>     1 Dun skipper
>     1 Common Roadside-skipper
>     1 EUFALA SKIPPER (new site, photographed by most of us!)
>
>     Misses include Zebra swallowtail, orange sulphur, eastern comma,
>     painted lady, hackberry emperor, hoary edge, any cloudywing,
>     lace-winged roadside skipper (looked hard in usual spots),
>     southern broken dash and Ocola skipper.
>
>     -- 
>     Brian Bockhahn
>     birdranger248 AT gmail.com 
>
>

-- 
Take care,
Lori M. Carlson

Hillsborough, NC
iNaturalist 
 | Facebook 


 | Flickr 


 
Subject: Re: Pilot Mountain/Surry County butterfly count results
From: "Harry LeGrand" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Mon, 29 Aug 2016 17:47:19 -0400
Brian and others:

Jeff Pippen was the first to notice a highly improbably Sulphur count. I
personally think it is very unlikely to identify 24 Colias sulphurs on a
Piedmont count, with all of them as Cloudeds. Orange Sulphur is far more
common than are Cloudeds in the Piedmont. I am aware that Brian mentions
Orange Sulphur as a miss, indicating that this is not a typo, but ....

Are there people on the count who took photos of a few sulphurs, or who can
give me further details?  I am the NABA count editor for NC and SC, so I
need to clarify this issue before I start editing counts later in the
fall.  Thanks.

Otherwise, this is an excellent count, and I'm jealous of 52 species with 8
observers, considering that 11 of us in 6 parties could only muster 39
species on the Pettigrew SP count!

Harry LeGrand



On Mon, Aug 29, 2016 at 4:22 PM, Brian Bockhahn 
wrote:

> 8 observers put in several hours on Aug 24 for the Pilot Mountain/Surry
> County butterfly count.  Temps 73-83, mostly cloudy skies.  From mountain
> summit, to feeder creeks, corridor trail and Yadkin river section of the
> park, more habitat than we had time to cover, lots of nectar, thistle was
> boomin!
>
> Tentative results below.  52 sp.
>
> 8 Pipevine Swallowtail
> 7 Black Swallowtail
> 321 E Tiger Swallowtail
> 12 Spicebush Swallowtail
>
> 2 Cabbage White
> 24 Clouded Sulphur
> 24 Cloudless sulphur
> 1 Little Yellow
> 69 Sleepy Orange
>
> 5 Gray Hairstreak
> 2 Red-banded Hairstreak
> 35 E tailed blue
> 26 Summer Azure
>
> 1 American Snout
> 17 Variegated Fritillary
> 34 Great Spangled Fritillary
> 520 Silvery Checkerspot
> 75 Pearl Crescent
> 2 Question Mark
> 3 American Lady
> 4 Red Admiral
> 21 Common Buckeye
> 12 Red-spotted Purple
> 1 Viceroy
> 1 Tawny Emperor
> 1 Southern Pearly-eye
> 1 Creole Pearly-eye
> 15 Northern Pearly-eye
> 3 Appalachian Brown (new site that should be reliable!)
> 8 Gemmed Satyr
> 1037 Carolina Satyr
> 1 Common Wood-nymph
> 7 Monarch
>
> 4 Silver-spotted skipper
> 1 horaces duskywing
> 1 Common checkered-skipper
> 9 Common Sootywing (new site)
> 2 Swarthy Skipper
> 18 clouded skipper
> 45 least skipper
> 2 fiery skipper
> 3 Pecks skipper
> 4 Tawny-edged skipper
> 10 Crossline skipper
> 1 norhtern broken dash
> 6 little glassywing
> 382 sachem
> 52 deleware skipper
> 14 zabulon skipper
> 1 Dun skipper
> 1 Common Roadside-skipper
> 1 EUFALA SKIPPER (new site, photographed by most of us!)
>
> Misses include Zebra swallowtail, orange sulphur, eastern comma, painted
> lady, hackberry emperor, hoary edge, any cloudywing, lace-winged roadside
> skipper (looked hard in usual spots), southern broken dash and Ocola
> skipper.
>
> --
> Brian Bockhahn
> birdranger248 AT gmail.com
>
>
Subject: Mount Mitchell butterflies
From: "Brian Bockhahn" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Mon, 29 Aug 2016 16:30:09 -0400
I went up to Mount Mitchell during their 100th anniversary this past
weekend.  Hiked the commissary trail and the campground spur trail to
summit (which was my last and now I am the first person to have hiked EVERY
trail in EVERY state park!!!  618 miles, yeay!  MST will be next...)

Friday Aug 26
25 pipevine swallowtail
20 eastern tiger swallowtail (no apps but I looked)
1 spicebush swallowtail
3 summer azure
1 eastern tailed blue
1 red admiral
6 green comma (one on the summit even)
12 great spangled fritillary
5 Aphrodite fritillary
3 pearl crescent
1 clouded skipper

Wilkes county, toms creek falls
3 eastern tiger swallowtail
1 summer azure
8 Carolina satyr
1 zabulon skipper

-- 
Brian Bockhahn
birdranger248 AT gmail.com
Subject: Pilot Mountain/Surry County butterfly count results
From: "Brian Bockhahn" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Mon, 29 Aug 2016 16:22:29 -0400
8 observers put in several hours on Aug 24 for the Pilot Mountain/Surry
County butterfly count.  Temps 73-83, mostly cloudy skies.  From mountain
summit, to feeder creeks, corridor trail and Yadkin river section of the
park, more habitat than we had time to cover, lots of nectar, thistle was
boomin!

Tentative results below.  52 sp.

8 Pipevine Swallowtail
7 Black Swallowtail
321 E Tiger Swallowtail
12 Spicebush Swallowtail

2 Cabbage White
24 Clouded Sulphur
24 Cloudless sulphur
1 Little Yellow
69 Sleepy Orange

5 Gray Hairstreak
2 Red-banded Hairstreak
35 E tailed blue
26 Summer Azure

1 American Snout
17 Variegated Fritillary
34 Great Spangled Fritillary
520 Silvery Checkerspot
75 Pearl Crescent
2 Question Mark
3 American Lady
4 Red Admiral
21 Common Buckeye
12 Red-spotted Purple
1 Viceroy
1 Tawny Emperor
1 Southern Pearly-eye
1 Creole Pearly-eye
15 Northern Pearly-eye
3 Appalachian Brown (new site that should be reliable!)
8 Gemmed Satyr
1037 Carolina Satyr
1 Common Wood-nymph
7 Monarch

4 Silver-spotted skipper
1 horaces duskywing
1 Common checkered-skipper
9 Common Sootywing (new site)
2 Swarthy Skipper
18 clouded skipper
45 least skipper
2 fiery skipper
3 Pecks skipper
4 Tawny-edged skipper
10 Crossline skipper
1 norhtern broken dash
6 little glassywing
382 sachem
52 deleware skipper
14 zabulon skipper
1 Dun skipper
1 Common Roadside-skipper
1 EUFALA SKIPPER (new site, photographed by most of us!)

Misses include Zebra swallowtail, orange sulphur, eastern comma, painted
lady, hackberry emperor, hoary edge, any cloudywing, lace-winged roadside
skipper (looked hard in usual spots), southern broken dash and Ocola
skipper.

-- 
Brian Bockhahn
birdranger248 AT gmail.com
Subject: Re: Blue Ridge Parkway Butterflies, Common Wood Nymphs, Peck's Skippers 8/28/16
From: "Harry LeGrand" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Mon, 29 Aug 2016 14:48:43 -0400
I think Gene and Lois hit one or two of the meadows that Jeff Pippen and I
hit a few days earlier. The meadow around MP 247 seems to be the same one
we saw on the north side of the Parkway and couldn't resist visiting.

And, to further my point on the mysterious disappearance of American Copper
-- note the number that Gene and Lois had for the entire day -- zero zip,
nada!

Harry LeGrand
Raleigh

On Mon, Aug 29, 2016 at 1:59 PM, Gene Schepker 
wrote:

> Lois and I went up to the Blue Ridge to escape the heat from the Piedmont
> Plateau and from 11:00AM to 5:00PM found the following:
>
> Julian Price, the wet bottom meadow toward the falls, mostly overcast 72
> degrees :
>
> Meadow Fritillary 4
> Variegated Fritillary 2
> Common Buckeye 2
> Clouded Sulphur 6
> Orange Sulphur 2
> Monarch 1
> Eastern Tailed-blue 4
> Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 41
> Pipevine Swallowtail 5
> Spicebush Swallowtail 1
> Clouded Skipper 3
> Least Skipper 1
> Fiery Skipper 6
> Peck's Skipper 3
> Sachem 2
> Silver Spotted Skipper 6
> Horace's Duskywing 1
>
> We went north to the meadow across from the Tomkins Knob Overlook parking
> area, 272.5 MP:
>
> Meadow Fritillary 14
> Great Spangled Fritillary 8
> Eastern Tailed Blue 11
> Summer Azure 2
> Fiery Skipper 6
> Sachem 2
>
> Field was grown up with vines and briars and difficult walking!
>
>
> A meadow where the Mountain to Sea trail crosses the Parkway near MP 269
> just north of Jeffress:
>
> Great Spangled Fritillary 5
> Variegated Fritillary 2
> Meadow Fritillary 4
> Cloudless Sulphur 1
> Clouded Sulphur 6
> Orange Sulphur 1
> Eastern Tailed-blue 16
> Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
> Common Buckeye 3
> Peck's Skipper 3
> Fiery Skipper 6
> Sachem 2
>
> We next stopped at a wet meadow at MP 247 with a lot of Red Clover with
> Ironweed and Joe Pye mostly where it was not mowed earlier. This was easily
> our most productive field with butterfly numbers. We probably covered about
> one half of the field!  80 degrees and sunny!
>
> Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 40 +
> Black Swallowtail 2
> Great Spangled Fritillary 30 +
> Aphrodite Fritillary 2
> Meadow Friitillary 40 +
> Common Buckeye 8
> Orange Sulphur 3
> Clouded Sulphur 10
> Monarch 2
> Pearl Crescent 40 +
> Slilvery Checkerspot 4
> Cabbage White 3
> Eastern Tailed-blues 12
> Common Wood Nymph 1
> Silver-spotted Skipper 7
> Fiery Skipper 7
> Sachem 4
> Least Skipper 2
> Horace's Duskywing 1
>
> We spent about 1 1/2 hours and then moved on to the old Restaurant area
> near
> Doughton, MP 241:
>
> Common Wood Nymph 1
> Meadow Fritillary 21
> Variegated Fritillary 3
> Silvery Checkerspot 1
> Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 6
> Eastern Tailed-blue 2
>
> Finally we worked the area around Brinegar's Cabin:
>
> Red Admiral 1
> Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 11
> Eastern Tailed-blue 2
> Great Spangled Fritillary 2
> Meadow Fritillary 8
> Cabbage White 3
> Pearl Crescent 1
> Horace's Duskywing 1
> Sachem 1
>
> Gene Schepker (and Lois Schneider)
>
>
>
>
Subject: Blue Ridge Parkway Butterflies, Common Wood Nymphs, Peck's Skippers 8/28/16
From: "Gene Schepker" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Mon, 29 Aug 2016 13:59:54 -0400
Lois and I went up to the Blue Ridge to escape the heat from the Piedmont
Plateau and from 11:00AM to 5:00PM found the following:

Julian Price, the wet bottom meadow toward the falls, mostly overcast 72
degrees :

Meadow Fritillary 4
Variegated Fritillary 2
Common Buckeye 2
Clouded Sulphur 6
Orange Sulphur 2
Monarch 1
Eastern Tailed-blue 4
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 41
Pipevine Swallowtail 5
Spicebush Swallowtail 1
Clouded Skipper 3
Least Skipper 1
Fiery Skipper 6
Peck's Skipper 3
Sachem 2
Silver Spotted Skipper 6
Horace's Duskywing 1

We went north to the meadow across from the Tomkins Knob Overlook parking
area, 272.5 MP:

Meadow Fritillary 14
Great Spangled Fritillary 8
Eastern Tailed Blue 11
Summer Azure 2
Fiery Skipper 6
Sachem 2

Field was grown up with vines and briars and difficult walking!


A meadow where the Mountain to Sea trail crosses the Parkway near MP 269
just north of Jeffress:

Great Spangled Fritillary 5
Variegated Fritillary 2
Meadow Fritillary 4
Cloudless Sulphur 1
Clouded Sulphur 6
Orange Sulphur 1
Eastern Tailed-blue 16
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
Common Buckeye 3
Peck's Skipper 3
Fiery Skipper 6
Sachem 2

We next stopped at a wet meadow at MP 247 with a lot of Red Clover with
Ironweed and Joe Pye mostly where it was not mowed earlier. This was easily
our most productive field with butterfly numbers. We probably covered about
one half of the field!  80 degrees and sunny!

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 40 +
Black Swallowtail 2
Great Spangled Fritillary 30 +
Aphrodite Fritillary 2
Meadow Friitillary 40 +
Common Buckeye 8
Orange Sulphur 3
Clouded Sulphur 10
Monarch 2
Pearl Crescent 40 +
Slilvery Checkerspot 4
Cabbage White 3
Eastern Tailed-blues 12
Common Wood Nymph 1
Silver-spotted Skipper 7
Fiery Skipper 7
Sachem 4
Least Skipper 2
Horace's Duskywing 1

We spent about 1 1/2 hours and then moved on to the old Restaurant area
near
Doughton, MP 241:

Common Wood Nymph 1
Meadow Fritillary 21
Variegated Fritillary 3
Silvery Checkerspot 1
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 6
Eastern Tailed-blue 2

Finally we worked the area around Brinegar's Cabin:

Red Admiral 1
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 11
Eastern Tailed-blue 2
Great Spangled Fritillary 2
Meadow Fritillary 8
Cabbage White 3
Pearl Crescent 1
Horace's Duskywing 1
Sachem 1

Gene Schepker (and Lois Schneider)
Subject: Pettigrew State Park butterfly count results
From: "Harry LeGrand" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Mon, 29 Aug 2016 10:54:47 -0400
Yesterday (August 28), the Pettigrew SP, NC, butterfly count was held,
under relatively poor conditions -- mostly cloudy and somewhat threatening
skies and winds of 10-12 mph. The afternoon was cloudy with a few sprinkles
here and there, but winds were still an issue. We had outstanding coverage,
with six parties: Jeff Pippen and me; Ed Corey; Salman Abdulali; Signa and
Floyd Williams; Nick and Elisa Flanders; and Randy Emmitt and Tom and
Barbara Driscoll.

Zebra Swallowtail  49
Black Swallowtail  24
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail  98
Spicebush Swallowtail  32
Palamedes Swallowtail  207
Cabbage White  12
Orange Sulphur  77
Cloudless Sulphur  511
Sleepy Orange  1,090
Gray Hairstreak  14
Red-banded Hairstreak  3    low
Eastern Tailed-Blue  4   always scarce on this count, for no obvious reason
Summer Azure  70
Variegated Fritillary  69
Pearl Crescent  138
Question Mark  5
Eastern Comma  1
Red Admiral  24
Common Buckeye  116
Red-spotted Purple  21
Viceroy  37
Southern Pearly-eye  6     good number of pearly-eyes of both species
Creole Pearly-eye  2
  pearly-eye sp.  3
Carolina Satyr  9    low; did not attempt to discern if any might be
Intricates
Common Wood-Nymph  2
Monarch  6     only seen by one party!
Silver-spotted Skipper  169
Horace's Duskywing  3
Zarucco Duskywing  1   scarce in the area
Common Checkered-Skipper  22
Common Sootywing  22
Clouded Skipper  2    low
Least Skipper  341    very high, at least relative to other skippers
Fiery Skipper  51
Sachem  1
Dion Skipper  7
Dun Skipper  2   quite low
Twin-spot Skipper  1   at northern edge of range
Ocola Skipper  37

Total:  a very disappointing 39 species

Misses:  Great Purple Hairstreak; American Lady; a wide variety of grass
skippers we often get 1-2 individuals of, such as Whirlabout and
Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper; and migrants such as Gulf Fritillary and
Painted Lady.  Though the first two were the only usual misses, with 5-6
parties and decent conditions, we usually get lots of ones and twos in the
skippers and migrants that fill in holes to get to 45 or rarely 50 species.

What were much big bigger issues than the weather were the
continued clearing and herbiciding of many ditches and canals in the area,
and very sadly the obvious mosquito spraying that took place in much of the
count circle, as evidenced by a near lack of most grass skippers and many
other insects (including mosquitoes) where nectar sources were
abundant. Masses of coastal Joe-pye-weed, ironweed, verbena, climbing
hempweed, swamp milkweed, pickerelweed, etc., were devoid of nearly all
butterflies and bees/wasps, even including swallowtails. This year has seen
an increase in most butterfly populations across North Carolina since the
devastating snow, ice, and freezes back in early 2013, but this area has
been devastated by spraying. It was difficult to find skippers other than
Least and Silver-spotted, but if you go to other areas of the Coastal
Plain, this skipper dearth isn't really a problem.

I want to sincerely thank the efforts of all of the observers, nearly
all of whom had to travel 2-3 hours from their homes to reach the count
circle, only to be confronted with a lack of skippers. Better butterflying
back in your home areas!

Harry LeGrand
Raleigh
Subject: Giant Swallowtail in Hillsborough, NC
From: "\"Lori M. Carlson\"" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Sun, 28 Aug 2016 19:25:32 -0400
My intention this afternoon was to photograph a pair of female Monarchs 
in our garden. Instead I was pleasantly surprised by discovering a Giant 
Swallowtail attempting to blend in with all of the other Tiger and Black 
Swallowtails. The first ever sighted in our yard, and I can check it off 
my lifetime list. As I understand it's a ways out of its typical range. 
Photos posted to my Flickr, but specifically good images here: 

https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__flic.kr_p_KGjY2x&d=CwICaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=AW6ynNwqMRYOC5_V-OXupeOzu1c7t6wxY89gEYYgxa4&m=T2RVD883eYZkq6VRc5oB2lcVhY8QY6SWzV37NGcUjMk&s=y5b4LCuitevKKntK8xq0nQ4ZzrW8Lf5rP4BfzNVXsCg&e= 
and here: 
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__flic.kr_p_Lwem5H&d=CwICaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=AW6ynNwqMRYOC5_V-OXupeOzu1c7t6wxY89gEYYgxa4&m=T2RVD883eYZkq6VRc5oB2lcVhY8QY6SWzV37NGcUjMk&s=oMnYLF-7BJSRq-0sSP7GwTudGz_dcQwdC2m_x7PHUME&e= 


Take care,
Lori M. Carlson

Hillsborough, NC
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Subject: Report - CBS Triad Chapter Butterfly Walk Reynolda Gardens 8-27-16
From: Dennis Burnette <deburnette AT triad.rr.com>
Date: Sun, 28 Aug 2016 09:34:45 -0400
Report - CBS Triad Chapter Butterfly Walk Reynolda Gardens 8-27-16
 
On Saturday morning, Aug. 27, 2016, under a sunny sky and in humid weather
at Reynolda Gardens in Winston-Salem, NC, seven of us counted the following
butterflies in about an hour and a half:
 
Pipevine Swallowtail  2
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail  13 (incl. 2 black form)
Black Swallowtail  1
Cabbage White  2
Cloudless Sulphur  1
Sleepy Orange  1
Azure species  2
Pearl Crescent  1
Red Admiral  1
Common Buckeye  1
Silver-spotted Skipper  10
Spread wing skipper species  1
Clouded Skipper  1
Fiery Skipper  20+
Little Glassywing  1
Sachem  30+
Dun Skipper  1
Ocola Skipper  4
 
Total species:  18
 
There were so many skippers that they were uncountable. Not only were there
a lot of them, they were moving constantly, so an exact count was
impossible. The vast majority were Sachems followed by many Fiery Skippers.
 
Despite the high humidity, we had a great time in a beautiful garden
setting. Thanks to Barbara Cullen for organizing and leading our group.


Posted for the Triad Chapter by Dennis Burnette, Greensboro, NC

Subject: Williamsburg Co, SC leps 27 August 2016
From: "Dennis Forsythe" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Sun, 28 Aug 2016 07:59:23 -0400
All,

Donna and I spent 1245-1445 hours yesterday at one of our favorite places:
Wee Tee State Forest, Williamsburg Co., SC. Temps were in the high 80's
with a 8 mph NE wind and sunny skies.  Everything was very dry with few
nectar sources. Butterfly numbers and species were low.  We had:

Cloudless Sulfur 17
LARGE ORANGE SULFUR  1 male flying down dirt road.  This is the 2nd one I
have seen in SC
Little Yellow 1
Sleepy Orange 20
Gray Hairstreak 5
Gulf Fritillary 2
Variegated Fritillary 1
Common Buckeye 2
Pearl Crescent 7
Red-spotted Purple 3
Tawny Emperor 1
Carolina/Intricate  Satyrs 10
Monarch 2 male and female
White Checkered-Skipper 1
Tropical Checkered-Skipper 1 male
Clouded Skipper 1
Fiery Skipper 3
Byssus Skipper 3
Dun Skipper 1 male

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: Pitt County, 27 August 2016
From: "Abdulali, Salman" <ABDULALIS AT ecu.edu>
Date: Sat, 27 Aug 2016 19:17:46 +0000
I took a long walk today at Boyd Lee Park and along the stream behind it (Fork 
Swamp). Saw the following in a mix of sun and clouds (Pitt County, 2016-08-27): 


Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, 2
dark swallowtail, 2

Silver-spotted Skipper, 3
Horace’s Duskywing, 5
Common Checkered-Skipper, 1
Ocola Skipper, 2
Fiery Skipper, 10
SOUTHERN SKIPPERLING, 1, first in three years
Least Skipper, 4
Dun Skipper, 2

Cloudless Sulphur, 35
Sleepy Orange, 35
LITTLE YELLOW, 1, first in three years
Cabbage White, 1

Gray Hairstreak, 3
Eastern Tailed-Blue, 4
Summer Azure, 3

Monarch, 1
Variegated Fritillary, 5
Red-spotted Purple, 1
Eastern Comma, 1
Common Buckeye, 10
Pearl Crescent, 15
Carolina Satyr, 1

Salman Abdulali
Greenville NC
Subject: Re: Nectar source ID
From: "\"drivesa3 AT aol.com\"" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps@duke.edu>
Date: Sat, 27 Aug 2016 11:25:16 -0400
Thanks, Harry!
Sent from my LG G4, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone
------ Original message------From: Harry LeGrand Date: Sat, Aug 27, 2016 11:18 
AMTo: drivesa3 AT aol.com;Cc: Carolinaleps;Subject:Re: Nectar source ID 

It is Verbena brasiliensis, a common non-native nectar source across much of 
the state. 

Harry LeGrand
On Sat, Aug 27, 2016 at 11:07 AM, "drivesa3 AT aol.com"  
wrote: 

  This pic of a Hummingbird Clearwing Moth shows a flowering plant that I've 
seen many times but never have been able to ID. It's 6'+ tall, growing on a 
power line cut, and gets more attention from nectaring leps than anything else 
along the cut including goldenrod. The location is extreme southwestern Union 
County, NC. Can anyone tell me the name? 

m.flickr.com/#/photos/95580865 AT N07/29219683996


George AndrewsIndian Trail, NC
Sent from my LG G4, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone
Subject: Re: Nectar source ID
From: "Harry LeGrand" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Sat, 27 Aug 2016 11:18:06 -0400
It is Verbena brasiliensis, a common non-native nectar source across much
of the state.

Harry LeGrand

On Sat, Aug 27, 2016 at 11:07 AM, "drivesa3 AT aol.com" 
wrote:

>  This pic of a Hummingbird Clearwing Moth shows a flowering plant that
> I've seen many times but never have been able to ID. It's 6'+ tall, growing
> on a power line cut, and gets more attention from nectaring leps than
> anything else along the cut including goldenrod. The location is extreme
> southwestern Union County, NC. Can anyone tell me the name?
>
> m.flickr.com/#/photos/95580865 AT N07/29219683996
> 
 

>
>
> George Andrews
> Indian Trail, NC
>
> Sent from my LG G4, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone
>
Subject: Nectar source ID
From: "\"drivesa3 AT aol.com\"" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps@duke.edu>
Date: Sat, 27 Aug 2016 11:07:36 -0400
 This pic of a Hummingbird Clearwing Moth shows a flowering plant that I've 
seen many times but never have been able to ID. It's 6'+ tall, growing on a 
power line cut, and gets more attention from nectaring leps than anything else 
along the cut including goldenrod. The location is extreme southwestern Union 
County, NC. Can anyone tell me the name? 

m.flickr.com/#/photos/95580865 AT N07/29219683996


George AndrewsIndian Trail, NC
Sent from my LG G4, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone
Subject: Union County NC Leps
From: "\"drivesa3 AT aol.com\"" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps@duke.edu>
Date: Fri, 26 Aug 2016 21:16:02 -0400
 Spent 45 minutes at the east end of Cane Creek Park lake looking through 
New York Ironweed for butterflies. Here's what I saw: 

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 6Cloudless Sulphur (just passing 
through)Silver-spotted Skipper 5Zabulon Skipper 8 ( 5 male, 3 female)Ocola 
Skipper 

On the way back to the boat ramp, took a 15-minute walk along the power line 
and found these:Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4Eastern Tailed BlueRed-banded 
Hairstreak 4Pearl Crescent 2Silver-spotted Skipper 3Fiery Skipper 6 

Hummingbird Clearwing
George Andrews

Sent from my LG G4, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone
Subject: Davidson County, NC Butterflies 8-23
From: Dennis Burnette <deburnette AT triad.rr.com>
Date: Fri, 26 Aug 2016 17:11:30 -0400
On Tuesday, 8-23, Marie Poteat and I were at a site in southeastern Davidson
County looking for an uncommon plant. While there, we saw the following
butterflies:

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 50+ (Uncountable at the one site where we spent
the most time, when considering all we saw along the roadsides, as well)
Cloudless Sulphur 3
Sleepy Orange 1
Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
Variegated Fritillary 1
Pearl Crescent 2
Common Buckeye 1
Silver-spotted Skipper 1

Primary nectar plants at this one spot were Joe-Pye Weed, New York Ironweed,
and White Crownbeard.

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

Subject: Wake County, NC, butterflies
From: "Harry LeGrand" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Fri, 26 Aug 2016 15:29:01 -0400
I tagged along with some others to re-visit a Wake County-owned tract in
southeastern Wake County. Here is what I saw in just about 2 hours this
morning (Aug. 26), with most things nectaring on dense stands of mild
pepperweed (*Persicaria hydropideroides*) growing in openings in a swampy
forest:

E. Tiger Swallowtail  1
American Snout  1   nectaring on the pepperweed!
Pearl Crescent  4
Appalachian Brown  2
Gemmed Satyr  1
Carolina Satyr  12
Silver-spotted Skipper  2
Clouded Skipper  2
Least Skipper  5
Little Glassywing  1
Zabulon Skipper  6
Dun Skipper  5
Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper  1   good find in Wake County

Harry LeGrand
Raleigh



Eastern Tiger Swallowtail  1

American Snout  1

Pearl Crescent  4

Appalachian Brown  2

Gemmed Satyr  1

Carolina Satyr  12

Silver-spotted Skipper  2

Clouded Skipper  2

Least Skipper  5

Little Glassywing  1

Zabulon Skipper  6

Dun Skipper  5

Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper  1   uncommon in Wake County
.
Subject: 8/25/16 Dinkins Bottoms, Yadkin County , NC
From: "Sven Halling" <shalling AT triad.rr.com>
Date: Fri, 26 Aug 2016 11:39:59 -0400 (EDT)
Gene Schepker and Sven Halling made a short visit to Dinkins Bottoms. 90 F and
partly cloudy weather. Walked for 1 hour.

Pipevine Swallowtail	1
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail	10
Cloudless Sulphur		22
Sleepy Orange		13
Eastern Tailed-blue		13
Summer Azure		3
American Snout		2
Silvery Cherckerspot	47
Pearl Crescent		4
Red-spotted Purple		6
Hackberry Emperor		1
Eastern Comma		2

Silver-spotted Skipper	3
Sachem Skipper		3
Zabulon			2

Chickweed Geometer	3
Common Angle		1


At the notepad:

Sven Halling
Lewisville, NC
Subject: Re: Holy Cross Cemetery, James IS, SC 25 August 2016
From: "Dennis Forsythe" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Fri, 26 Aug 2016 11:26:56 -0400
On Fri, Aug 26, 2016 at 8:21 AM, Dennis Forsythe 
wrote:

> All,
>
> Donna and I spent from 3:30 until 4:10 PM yesterday at Holy Cross
> Cemetery, James Is,SC.  We had:
> Palamedes Swallowtail 1
> Ceraunus Blue 3
> Gulf Fritillary 7
> Varigated Fritillary 1
> Zarucco Duskywing 2
> Silver-spotted Skipper 1
> Long-tailed Skipper 2
> Duskywing sp. 1
> Fiery Skipper 15+
> Whirlabout 1
> Eufala Skipper 1
> Salt Marsh Skipper 5
> 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: Field Report from Wilmington, NC
From: "Parker Backstrom" <dpbackstrom AT embarqmail.com>
Date: Fri, 26 Aug 2016 09:27:30 -0400
Last Saturday, August 20, I drove down to Wilmington to look for marsh
skippers.  I spent from about 9:00 to about 1:00 on Eagle Island, just south
of the U.S.S. North Carolina Battleship Memorial, and from about 1:30-3:00
along a set of railroad tracks north of the battleship that runs through
marshland.  I finished the day down by Fort Fisher.  The day began cloudy
but within an hour heated up under an intense sun with high humidity.  There
was a good deal of verbena in bloom in both locations, especially Eagle I,
but not a lot of other nectar sources.  Here is my list from that
excursion-the first number is Eagle Island, the second the RR tracks, the
third Fort Fisher/aquarium and environs:

 

Black Swallowtail - 0 - 5 - 0 

Palamedes Swallowtail - 0 - 3 - 0 

Cloudless Sulphur - 50 - 20 - 30 

Sleepy Orange - 7 - 6 - 7 

Gray Hairstreak - 2 - 0 - 0 

Gulf Fritillary - 35 - 10 - 2 

Variegated Fritillary - 12 - 0 - 0 

American Lady - 10 - 0 - 0 

Common Buckeye - 22 - 0 - 3

Duskywing sp. - 1- 0 - 0 

Clouded Skipper - 20 -0 - 0 

Least Skipper - 0 - 15 - 0 

Southern Skipperling - 1 - 0 - 0 

Fiery Skipper - 20 - 0 - 0 

Whirlabout - 1 - 0 - 2

Southern Broken Dash - 1 - 0 - 0 

Little Glassywing - 1 - 0 - 0 

Delaware Skipper - 2 - 0 - 0 

Byssus Skipper - 0 - 3 - 0 

Broad-winged Skipper - 16 - 0 - 0 

Dion Skipper - 5 - 1 - 0

Dun Skipper - 3 - 0 - 0 

 

One of my primary goals for the day was to find Rare Skipper, which I was
unsuccessful at finding.  My other main goal was to see Phaon Crescent.  I
was very surprised to have spent over an hour walking the entirety of Fort
Fisher, with a little more time walking around at the aquarium, and not see
a single one.  I'm not sure why this was, unless it is a down year for them
or they were right in between broods.

 

Despite these disappointments it was a great day in the field.

 

Good lepping!

Parker Backstrom

Bear Creek, Chatham County, NC

 
Subject: Holy Cross Cemetery, James IS, SC 25 August 2016
From: "Dennis Forsythe" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Fri, 26 Aug 2016 08:21:04 -0400
All,

Donna and I spent from 3:30 until 4:10 PM yesterday at Holy Cross Cemetery,
James Is,SC.  We had:
Palamedes Swallowtail 1
Caraunus Blue 3
Gulf Fritillary 7
Varigated Fritillary 1
Zarucco Duskywing 2
Silver-spotted Skipper 1
Long-tailed Skipper 2
Duskywing sp. 1
Fiery Skipper 15+
Whirlabout 1
Eufala Skipper 1
Salt Marsh Skipper 5
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: Re: Question from the list-owner to CarolinaLeps subscribers
From: "Harry LeGrand" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Thu, 25 Aug 2016 22:34:34 -0400
FYI -- The reason this is coming up is that I get this message every couple
of weeks, and occasionally every few days.  It has been going on for maybe
5 months. I thought EVERYONE on the listserve was getting this, but
apparently not so. Am I the only person being pestered with this message?
And, are these messages really coming from dis-satisfied carolina-leps
subscribers???

Don't respond to the listserve!!   Respond to Jeff if you are getting these.

Harry LeGrand
Raleigh

On Thu, Aug 25, 2016 at 10:12 PM, Jeff Pippen  wrote:

> Lepsters,
>
> I’m writing to ask if any of you ever receive emails from the list
> directly to you with the subject line, "Unsubscribing from list
> carolinaleps”, and text that states:
>
> "A request to unsubscribe this address from the Duke Sympa carolinaleps
> email
> list was received. If you wish to complete this request, please click the
> confirmation link below.”  with a link provided.
>
> If you have no idea what I’m talking about because you’ve never received
> emails like this from CarolinaLeps, then please ignore and delete this!
> However, if you do receive emails like this periodically, please let me
> know.
>
> Thanks and good butterflying!
>
> Jeff, CarolinaLeps owner
>
> ps. I didn’t get out today, but I did see an E. Tiger Swallowtail drift by
> the front window  :-)
>
> --
> Jeffrey S. Pippen
> Durham, NC
> 
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.jeffpippen.com_&d=CwIFaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=AW6ynNwqMRYOC5_V-OXupeOzu1c7t6wxY89gEYYgxa4&m=08YIcDLwK8ointrF1Car2WpUFLjAN8b_YlRpTxo8TfQ&s=Uwmi9Xkf4gIeXcY3PBmI4I56-dAMceWmWEhhsVNK9PU&e= 

> 
 

>
>
Subject: Question from the list-owner to CarolinaLeps subscribers
From: "Jeff Pippen" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Thu, 25 Aug 2016 22:12:58 -0400
Lepsters,

I’m writing to ask if any of you ever receive emails from the list directly 
to you with the subject line, "Unsubscribing from list carolinaleps”, and 
text that states: 


"A request to unsubscribe this address from the Duke Sympa carolinaleps email
list was received. If you wish to complete this request, please click the
confirmation link below.”  with a link provided.

If you have no idea what I’m talking about because you’ve never received 
emails like this from CarolinaLeps, then please ignore and delete this! 
However, if you do receive emails like this periodically, please let me know. 


Thanks and good butterflying!

Jeff, CarolinaLeps owner

ps. I didn’t get out today, but I did see an E. Tiger Swallowtail drift by 
the front window :-) 


--
Jeffrey S. Pippen
Durham, NC 

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Subject: Two-day butterfly blitz to northwestern NC -- Part 2
From: "Harry LeGrand" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Thu, 25 Aug 2016 13:04:42 -0400
Jeff Pippen and I spent the night of Aug. 23-24 with Merrill Lynch in
northern Watauga County, and headed into central Ashe County to visit a
marshy-boggy area on the 24th.  Though we couldn't find a Bog Turtle, the
butterflies there were plentiful.  We then headed to the Blue Ridge Parkway
to visit Doughton Park. Along the way, not far after turning off NC 18 onto
the BRP, we saw much Joe-pye-weed and ironweed in bloom, but little but
Tiger Swallowtails on them, as the weather was cloudy and only in the low
70s. Even by noon -- blah!  Where were the butterflies?  They were in the
grasses in some meadows, where we started kicking up droves of things, many
nectaring on red clover.  The grass was still a tad "dewy", but the sun
started popping out, and then things were returning to normal, with the
ironweeds attracting lots of individuals.  Doughton Park, as has been
written before, is a "ghost town" now, as National Park Service budget cuts
have forced close-downs of the lodge and the restaurant/gift shop. We
walked around for only a few minutes and went on to greener "pastures".  We
needed Diana Fritillary, so we picked a dirt road heading down the
escarpment, one I had never driven before (Vannoy Road). Wow! The first 4
miles are dirt, and it mostly runs along a creek. Tons of Joe-pye-weed and
ironweed were in bloom along the road, and of course many bugs were perched
on the dirt road. Some *Elephantopus* in bloom also was a great attractant.
Here are our lists for the three counties we visited yesterday.

*Ashe County* (meadow-bog); *August 24*
Pipevine Swallowtail  15
E. Tiger Swallowtail  30
Clouded Sulphur  1
Sleepy Orange  1  (roadside near the bog)
Gray Hairstreak  1
Eastern Tailed-Blue  12
Great Spangled Fritillary  1
Pearl Crescent  3
Common Buckeye  1
Red Admiral  1
Viceroy  1
Common Wood-Nymph  2
Silver-spotted Skipper  40
Clouded Skipper  1
Least Skipper  12
Peck's Skipper  8

16 species

*Alleghany County *(Blue Ridge Parkway from NC 18 to Doughton Park); *August
24*
Pipevine Swallowtail  20
Black Swallowtail  2   females
E. Tiger Swallowtail  75
Spicebush Swallowtail  1
Cabbage White  5
Clouded Sulphur  20
Orange Sulphur  8
Gray Hairstreak  1
Eastern Tailed-Blue  50
Summer Azure  1
Variegated Fritillary  22
Great Spangled Fritillary  2
Aphrodite Fritillary  4
Meadow Fritillary  80    very common in the mowed meadow we walked
Pearl Crescent  18
Common Buckeye  21
Red-spotted Purple  2
Common Wood-Nymph  18
Monarch  12
Silver-spotted Skipper  55
Fiery Skipper  1
Peck's Skipper  20
Crossline Skipper  1
Sachem  60

24 species

*Wilkes County *(Vannoy Road, mostly south to Buckwheat Road); *August 24*
Pipevine Swallowtail  10
E. Tiger Swallowtail  500    yes -- one on every 2-3 Joe-pye-weeds!
Spicebush Swallowtail  8
Orange Sulphur  1
Cloudless Sulphur  2
Sleepy Orange  10
Gray Hairstreak 3
Eastern Tailed-Blue  12
Summer Azure  125    remarkably abundant along this road
Variegated Fritillary  5
Great Spangled Fritillary  3
Aphrodite Fritillary  1    a surprise, but near top of road; still, below
2500 feet elevation
DIANA FRITILLARY  1   moderately worn male;  Where were all of them?  Just
one in two days, with all that nectar, was a disappointment; no females out
yet?
Silvery Checkerspot  4
Pearl Crescent  40
Eastern Comma  15    yet no Question Marks
Red Admiral  1
Common Buckeye  2
Red-spotted Purple  6
Northern Pearly-eye  5
Appalachian Brown  5   uncommon; surprisingly, most or all were fresh
Carolina Satyr  20
Monarch  2
Silver-spotted Skipper  250
Horace's Duskywing  3
Clouded Skipper  2
Least Skipper  22
Peck's Skipper  1
Crossline Skipper  3
Southern Broken-dash  1   scarce in northwestern NC
Little Glassywing  1
Sachem  75
Zabulon Skipper  50
Dun Skipper  2

34 species

General comments for the two days.  We are VERY concerned that the NC
population of American Coppers has greatly crashed. We did not see a single
one in two days, yet flight charts show we are clearly well within a flight
period. I've seen lots of them in BRP meadows in previous summers.  Several
other montane observers also mention that Coppers are down, and it was
missed on the Northern Buncombe County count.  What could be the problem?
Are docks (*Rumex*) dying out or being sprayed?  Even if the Eastern US
population is perhaps not native, this is irrelevant -- what is happening
to American Coppers?  Also, the *Speyeria* fritillaries (Great Spangled,
Aphrodite, and Diana) also have been mentioned by others as being down this
year, and we would concur. We struggled to find numbers of any of these;
even though we are nearing the end of the flight periods, we should be
seeing double digits of GSF and Aphrodites, and more than just one Diana
Fritillary.

Despite these 4 species being scarce in 2016, mountain and foothill
butterflies in NC are NOT scarce; they were often everywhere.  And, if you
are curious -- we were -- we tallied 53 species of butterflies for the two
days!  No Bog Turtles, but Jeff got a lifer dragonfly by photo -- Tiger
Spiketail (in Caldwell County, for a first county record).  So -- not a bad
two days.

Harry LeGrand
Raleigh
Subject: Re: Two-day butterfly blitz to northwestern NC -- Part 1
From: "Dennis Forsythe" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Thu, 25 Aug 2016 12:31:30 -0400
Harry,

Congratulations of the Golden-banded Skipper a great find!

Dennis

On Thu, Aug 25, 2016 at 11:52 AM, Harry LeGrand 
wrote:

> On Tuesday and Wednesday (Aug. 23-24), Jeff Pippen and I decided to head
> to the northwestern part of NC to look for female Diana Fritillary (for
> Jeff's photo collection) and maybe a first montane Leonard's Skipper for
> us; Bog Turtle was another quest.  Well, we pulled the Mighty Casey, but we
> did have an incredible number of butterfly species and individuals, as
> you can see in this and a second posting. We visited spots in five
> counties, two on Tuesday and three yesterday.  Below are the results from
> Tuesday
>
> *Caldwell County *(northern third -- foothills/escarpment of the county); 
*August 

> 23*
> Pipevine Swallowtail  5
> E. Tiger Swallowtail  163
> Spicebush Swallowtail  2
> Cabbage White  7
> Cloudless Sulphur 15
> LITTLE YELLOW  3
> Sleepy Orange  1   surprisingly scarce in this area
> Gray Hairstreak  3
> E. Tailed-Blue  7
> Summer Azure  26
> Great Spangled Fritillary  1
> Silvery Checkerspot  23
> Pearl Crescent  57
> Question Mark  1   only one of the entire trip
> Eastern Comma  6
> American Lady  2     only ones of the entire trip
> Red Admiral  1
> Common Buckeye  4
> Red-spotted Purple  17
> Northern Pearly-eye  3
> CREOLE PEARLY-EYE  2    cane present in the area
> Carolina Satyr  54
> Common Wood-Nymph  2
> Monarch 1
> Silver-spotted Skipper  100
> GOLDEN BANDED-SKIPPER  1   very worn; record state last date and only my
> third ever in NC (and perhaps Jeff's 2nd or 3rd also)
> Hoary Edge  2   nice find in the northern foothills
> Horace's Duskywing  7
> ZARUCCO DUSKYWING  1   trying to oviposit on a Tephrosia; rare-ish in the
> northwestern part of the state
> Clouded Skipper  3
> Least Skipper  4
> Fiery Skipper  9
> Crossline Skipper  5
> Peck's Skipper  2
> Little Glassywing  1
> Sachem  125
> Delaware Skipper  1  decent find in a semi-wooded area (forest on one edge)
> Zabulon Skipper  17
> Dun Skipper  3
> LACE-WINGED ROADSIDE-SKIPPER  5   several places; surprising total
> Ocola Skipper  2
>
> 41 species
>
> *Watauga County *(primarily at Blue Ridge Parkway meadow/marsh at west
> end of Price Park); *August 23*
> Pipevine Swallowtail  20
> E. Tiger Swallowtail  325
> Spicebush Swallowtail  2
> Cabbage White  3
> Orange Sulphur  2
> Cloudless Sulphur  12
> Sleepy Orange  2
> WHITE-M HAIRSTREAK  1   good find anytime; photo by Jeff
> Gray Hairstreak  6
> E. Tailed-Blue  8
> Summer Azure  6
> Variegated Fritillary  2
> Great Spangled Fritillary  4
> Aphrodite Fritillary  4
> Meadow Fritillary  5
> Pearl Crescent  9
> Red Admiral  1
> Common Buckeye  4
> Red-spotted Purple  2
> Common Wood-Nymph  1
> Monarch  2
> Silver-spotted Skipper  250
> Horace's Duskywing  5
> Common Checkered-Skipper  1
> Least Skipper  6
> Fiery Skipper  15
> Sachem  250
> Ocola Skipper  1
>
> 28 species
>
> The weather was mostly sunny to partly cloudy, with low humidity; and mild
> to warm temperatures -- perfect butterflying conditions. Joe-pye-weed 
(*Eupatorium 

> fistulosum*) was the primary nectar source everywhere, but especially in
> Caldwell County.  The meadow/marsh had much Joe-pye-weed, but abundant
> amounts of New York ironweed (*Vernonia noveboracensis*) provided nectar
> for hundreds of butterflies there. The Golden Banded-Skipper was perched
> with wings spread out and was initially called a Silver-spotted Skipper??
> by me, until Jeff suggested GBS; that's how worn it was. The golden-yellow
> band was worn down to pale yellow with white at both ends, and the ground
> color was light buffy-brown. Sadly, it flew from the Joe-pye-weed before
> Jeff got his camera on it. As the previous late date for the state was
> August 11, this was 12 days past that, explaining its very worn/pallid
> condition.
>
> Harry LeGrand
> Raleigh
>
>
>
>


-- 
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: Two-day butterfly blitz to northwestern NC -- Part 1
From: "Harry LeGrand" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Thu, 25 Aug 2016 11:52:27 -0400
On Tuesday and Wednesday (Aug. 23-24), Jeff Pippen and I decided to head to
the northwestern part of NC to look for female Diana Fritillary (for Jeff's
photo collection) and maybe a first montane Leonard's Skipper for us; Bog
Turtle was another quest.  Well, we pulled the Mighty Casey, but we did
have an incredible number of butterfly species and individuals, as you can
see in this and a second posting. We visited spots in five counties, two on
Tuesday and three yesterday.  Below are the results from Tuesday

*Caldwell County *(northern third -- foothills/escarpment of the
county); *August
23*
Pipevine Swallowtail  5
E. Tiger Swallowtail  163
Spicebush Swallowtail  2
Cabbage White  7
Cloudless Sulphur 15
LITTLE YELLOW  3
Sleepy Orange  1   surprisingly scarce in this area
Gray Hairstreak  3
E. Tailed-Blue  7
Summer Azure  26
Great Spangled Fritillary  1
Silvery Checkerspot  23
Pearl Crescent  57
Question Mark  1   only one of the entire trip
Eastern Comma  6
American Lady  2     only ones of the entire trip
Red Admiral  1
Common Buckeye  4
Red-spotted Purple  17
Northern Pearly-eye  3
CREOLE PEARLY-EYE  2    cane present in the area
Carolina Satyr  54
Common Wood-Nymph  2
Monarch 1
Silver-spotted Skipper  100
GOLDEN BANDED-SKIPPER  1   very worn; record state last date and only my
third ever in NC (and perhaps Jeff's 2nd or 3rd also)
Hoary Edge  2   nice find in the northern foothills
Horace's Duskywing  7
ZARUCCO DUSKYWING  1   trying to oviposit on a Tephrosia; rare-ish in the
northwestern part of the state
Clouded Skipper  3
Least Skipper  4
Fiery Skipper  9
Crossline Skipper  5
Peck's Skipper  2
Little Glassywing  1
Sachem  125
Delaware Skipper  1  decent find in a semi-wooded area (forest on one edge)
Zabulon Skipper  17
Dun Skipper  3
LACE-WINGED ROADSIDE-SKIPPER  5   several places; surprising total
Ocola Skipper  2

41 species

*Watauga County *(primarily at Blue Ridge Parkway meadow/marsh at west end
of Price Park); *August 23*
Pipevine Swallowtail  20
E. Tiger Swallowtail  325
Spicebush Swallowtail  2
Cabbage White  3
Orange Sulphur  2
Cloudless Sulphur  12
Sleepy Orange  2
WHITE-M HAIRSTREAK  1   good find anytime; photo by Jeff
Gray Hairstreak  6
E. Tailed-Blue  8
Summer Azure  6
Variegated Fritillary  2
Great Spangled Fritillary  4
Aphrodite Fritillary  4
Meadow Fritillary  5
Pearl Crescent  9
Red Admiral  1
Common Buckeye  4
Red-spotted Purple  2
Common Wood-Nymph  1
Monarch  2
Silver-spotted Skipper  250
Horace's Duskywing  5
Common Checkered-Skipper  1
Least Skipper  6
Fiery Skipper  15
Sachem  250
Ocola Skipper  1

28 species

The weather was mostly sunny to partly cloudy, with low humidity; and mild
to warm temperatures -- perfect butterflying conditions.  Joe-pye-weed
(*Eupatorium
fistulosum*) was the primary nectar source everywhere, but especially in
Caldwell County.  The meadow/marsh had much Joe-pye-weed, but abundant
amounts of New York ironweed (*Vernonia noveboracensis*) provided nectar
for hundreds of butterflies there. The Golden Banded-Skipper was perched
with wings spread out and was initially called a Silver-spotted Skipper??
by me, until Jeff suggested GBS; that's how worn it was. The golden-yellow
band was worn down to pale yellow with white at both ends, and the ground
color was light buffy-brown. Sadly, it flew from the Joe-pye-weed before
Jeff got his camera on it. As the previous late date for the state was
August 11, this was 12 days past that, explaining its very worn/pallid
condition.

Harry LeGrand
Raleigh
Subject: James IS, Sc leps 24 August 2016
From: "Dennis Forsythe" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:17:35 -0400
All,

Yesterday afternoon, Donna drove through Holy Cross Cemetery on James IS,
SC and saw some little blue butterflies in the lantana.  She came and got
me and we spent the next hour looking through the lanata.  Things are
picking up for butterflies on the coast.  We had:

EASTERN PYGMY BLUE 1 first time at this location and a long way from any*
Salicornia*!
Caraunus Blue 2
Gulf Fritillary 3
Variegated Fritillary 1
Common Buckeye 2
Long-tailed Skipper 2
Horace's Duskywing 1 fresh male
Zarucco Duskywing 1
Fiery Skipper 12
Whirlabout 1
Eufala Skipper 2
Salat Marsh Skipper 5

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: Hayhurt's Scallopwing & More, Hillsborough, NC
From: "\"Lori M. Carlson\"" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Tue, 23 Aug 2016 20:44:17 -0400
Today was an excellent day in our butterfly garden. I spent a few hours 
observing our assorted plants to see what was fluttering or crawling 
about. My rewards paid off very well. I found Common Buckeye 
caterpillars on the toadflax I planted this spring bringing the total 
species of caterpillars we are raising up to eight. (All eight are: 
Tiger Swallowtail, Black Swallowtail, Pipevine Swallowtail, Spicebush 
Swallowtail, Sleepy Orange, Cloudless Sulphur, Wild Indigo Duskywing, 
and Common Buckeye). Other highlights include stalking a Hayhurst's 
Scallopwing and a Wild Indigo Duskywing. Photos from the day are posted 
on my Flickr page: 
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.flickr.com_gp_shrone_NKLRp5&d=CwICaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=AW6ynNwqMRYOC5_V-OXupeOzu1c7t6wxY89gEYYgxa4&m=UIoAS64k8rxJhiv20RrXN7M0gIILNHA4z6l-aeEFjYM&s=hJADNyFkiP3WCQf67Qch9HATN7aJkkureJwbMLg-Juk&e= 


Today's observed species posted after my signature.

Take care,
Lori M. Carlson

Hillsborough, NC
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Home Butterfly Garden
August 23, 2016
Hwy 70A Hillsborough, NC

	
Species 	Total
Black Swallowtail 	5
Broken Dash 	1
Cabbage White 	1
Carolina Satyr 	5
Clouded Skipper 	3
Common Buckeye 	3; 2 caterpillar
Common Checkered Skipper 	1
Crossline Skipper 	1
Eastern Tailed Blue 	2
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 	50
Fiery Skipper 	10
Gray Hairstreak 	2
Great Spangled Fritillary 	1
Hackberry Emperor 	1
Hayhursts Scallopwing 	1
Horace's Duskywing 	2
Least Skipper 	1
Monarch 	1 (male)
Ocola Skipper 	2
Pearl Crescent 	4
Pipevine Swallowtail 	3
Question Mark 	1
Red Admiral 	1
Red Spotted Purple 	3
Sachem 	8
Silver Spotted Skipper 	5
Sleepy Orange 	10+
Spicebush Swallowtail 	2
Variegated Fritillary 	1
Wild Indigo Duskywing 	1
Zabulon Skipper 	3
Snowberry Clearwing 	4; mated pair

Subject: 50th Species Achieved
From: "\"Lori M. Carlson\"" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Tue, 23 Aug 2016 19:51:30 -0400
This is our fifth season of cultivating a butterfly garden in our yard. 
Last year I began keeping track of the different species sighted for the 
year, and this year I continued. We set a goal of sighting 50 and today 
we reached it with a very reluctant Question Mark finding the very 
rotted fruit put out to lure it irresistible at last. Considering 
there's a couple of months left of butterflying we have hope that 
perhaps one or more species will make it into a yard before the year is 
over. The list as of today posted after my signature.

Take care,
Lori M. Carlson

Hillsborough, NC
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Butterfly & Moth Species Sighting List 2016
# 	Date 	Species 	
	# 	Date 	Species
1 	03/15 	Black Swallowtail 	
	26 	05/31 	Northern Cloudywing
2 	04/03 	American Lady 	
	27 	06/01 	Hackberry Emperor
3 	
	Common Checkered Skipper 	
	28 	06/03 	Crossline Skipper
4 	04/04 	Azure 	
	29 	06/04 	Eufala Skipper
5 	
	Carolina Satyr 	
	30 	06/05 	Sachem
6 	
	Common Buckeye 	
	31 	
	Gray Hairstreak
7 	
	Duskywing (horace's?) 	
	32 	06/06 	Fiery Skipper
8 	
	Eastern Comma 	
	33 	06/07 	Tawny Edge Skipper
9 	
	Eastern Tailed Blue 	
	34 	06/09 	Northern Oak Hairstreak
10 	
	Eastern Tiger 	
	35 	06/17 	Dion Skipper
11 	
	Pipevine Swallowtail 	
	36 	07/06 	Red Admiral
12 	
	Silver Spotted Skipper 	
	37 	
	Red Spotted Purple
13 	04/07 	Pearl Crescent 	
	38 	07/07 	Variegated Fritillary
14 	04/25 	American Snout 	
	39 	
	Banded Hairstreak
15 	04/26 	Dusted Skipper 	
	40 	07/09 	Sleepy Orange
16 	05/02 	Monarch 	
	41 	07/10 	Dun Skipper
17 	05/08 	Clouded Skipper 	
	42 	
	Hayhurst's Scallopwing
18 	05/21 	Least Skipper 	
	43 	07/11 	Red Banded Hairstreak
19 	
	Wild Indigo Duskywing caterpillar 	
	44 	
	Ocola Skipper
20 	05/27 	Great Spangled Fritillary 	
	45 	07/12 	Great Purple Hairstreak
21 	
	Little Wood Satyr 	
	46 	07/13 	Clouded Sulphur
22 	05/28 	Juniper Hairstreak 	
	47 	08/05 	Cloudless Sulphur
23 	05/30 	Broken Dash Skipper 	
	48 	08/10 	Zabulon Skipper
24 	
	Delaware Skipper 	
	49 	08/15 	Little Sootywing
25 	
	Little Glassywing 	
	50 	08/23 	Question Mark

Subject: Stone Mountain and Hanging Rock state park leps
From: "Brian Bockhahn" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Tue, 23 Aug 2016 17:31:51 -0400
Hiked 10.6 miles of bridle trails at Stone Mountain State Park on Aug 22,
715-1230am, gravel road at that end of the park productive as well.

1 spicebush swallowtail
25 e tiger swallowtail

85 sleepy orange
50 cloudless sulphur

1 gray hairstreak
15 eastern tailed blue
6 azure

2 silvery checkerspot
120 pearl crescent
2 question mark
8 e comma
15 anglewing sp
15 red admiral
2 common buckeye
13 red-spotted purple
25 northern pearly eye
350 Carolina satyr
2 common wood nymph

1 silver spotted skipper
2 least skipper
3 zabulon skipper
2 clouded skipper

Then hiked 8 miles at Hanging Rock, Stokes County, 300-630.

1 red admiral
2 common wood nymph

Today I rested as now I have hiked 617.4 of the 619 miles of trails in NC
State Parks.  I shall celebrate the last at Mount Mitchell soon while
looking for Green Commas....

-- 
Brian Bockhahn
birdranger248 AT gmail.com
Subject: Harnett & Cumberland Co.
From: Richard Stickney <RichardS AT ncmls.org>
Date: Tue, 23 Aug 2016 16:33:22 +0000
Hi all,

After a long day Sunday I was back at it yesterday, though not going as far as 
I'd planned. First I stopped at Yates Mill in Raleigh and got a Brazilian 
Skipper, first I've seen in a couple of years. I went to check out Anderson 
Creek County Park in Harnett, which has some nice sandhill habitat but few 
flowers, and ended up at Carvers Creek SP. 


Anderson Creek:
E. Tiger ST - 2
Spicebush ST - 3
Sleepy Orange - 2
Cloudless Sulphur - 1
ETB - 2
S. Pearly-eye - 2
Creole Pearly-eye - 2
Carolina Satyr - 7
SSS - 2
Zarucco Duskywing - 1 sure plus a couple of flybys
Lace-winged Roadside-skipper - 1

Carvers Creek:
ETS - 5
Spicebush ST - 2
Little Yellow - a dozen or so, fewer than 2 weeks ago
Sleepy Orange - 8
Cloudless Sulphur - 3 surprisingly few
Gray Hairstreak - 1
Red-banded HS - 5
Variegated Fritillary - 1
Red-spotted Purple - 2
Viceroy - 1 missing the crossband on HW
Question Mark - 1
S. Pearly-eye - 1
Carolina/Intricate Satyr - several, I photographed one that has the straight 
postmedian band said to mark Intricate, will post picture 


This morning we have a beautiful intermediate female ETS in the Museum gardens.





Richard Stickney
NC Museum of Life & Science

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Subject: Eufala Skipper, Little Yellow 08/18/16
From: "Gene Schepker" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Tue, 23 Aug 2016 09:40:16 -0400
Lois Schneider and I went up to Wilkes County to see the Swallowtail and
Mississippi Kites show and saw the following butterflies also:

Brier Creek Baptist Church Area along the roadside:

Great Spangled Fritillary  6
Common Buckeye 4
Cloudless Sulphur 2
Sleepy Orange 1
Cabbage White 14
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 23
Carolina Satyr 1
Sachem 11
Least Skipper 2

We went on north to Wilkesboro Community College and found the following:

Sachem 30 +
Fiery Skipper 6
Clouded Skipper 5
Ocola Skipper 2
Silver-spotted Skipper 1
Eufala Skipper 1
Little Yellow 1
Cloudless Sulphur 2
Variegated Fritillary 3
Great Spangled Fritillary 1
Common Buckeye 3
Carolina Satyr 2

We spent around an hour at WCC and saw all of the skippers on an island of
Lantana blossoms near the parking lots!  Conditions sunny and pleasantly
warm

Gene Schepker
Subject: CBS Butterfly Trip to Reynolda Gardens Winston-Salem NC 8-27
From: Dennis Burnette <deburnette AT triad.rr.com>
Date: Mon, 22 Aug 2016 22:14:08 -0400
CBS Triad Chapter Field Trip to Reynolda Gardens Winston-Salem NC  8-27-16

 
The Triad Chapter of the Carolina Butterfly Society has scheduled a morning
butterfly walk in Reynolda Gardens in Winston-Salem for August 27 at 9:00
am. We should be finished around noon. Meet behind the greenhouses.
Participants can park in the lot down the hill if the street parking slots
are full in front of the greenhouses.
 
The garden address is 100 Reynolda Village, Winston Salem, NC 27106. For
information, including directions, go to the official website:

https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__reynoldagardens.org_&d=CwIFAw&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=AW6ynNwqMRYOC5_V-OXupeOzu1c7t6wxY89gEYYgxa4&m=vEUJoWZlPn4viOpSd3x-QAZpy8sNVa1rGY-d_xo-Hm8&s=_DHT9c5fog9UHr57wFg5l-4k0X3EQOjkLvjDFcGIvwg&e= 

 
We have had to reorganize our calendar due to weather conditions earlier in
the summer. With recent rain showers and the emergence of new broods of
several species, we are now seeing good numbers of butterflies. We should be
able to find a good sampling of Triad butterflies in this beautifully
maintained site with both flower and vegetable garden rooms. Reynola
Gardens should be of particular interest to the photographers in our group.
 
Water and restrooms are available on site. Items you might bring are
binoculars, a camera, and a butterfly field guide if you have them. Reynolda
Gardens has a small but nice gift shop, and there are several other shops
nearby that you may want to explore after our walk.
 
This Triad Chapter field trip is open to all CBS members. Family and friends
are welcome. No pets, please.
 
SPECIAL NOTICE  PLEASE RSVP: As we have said in earlier communications, we
have no good way of letting people know at the last minute of changes in
times and meeting places, so we have a new procedure in place. Please let
the trip contact person know if you plan to participate.
 
The trip will be cancelled if the weather forecast is for rain or extreme
heat on Saturday morning. The trip coordinator will contact those who have
signed up to make them aware of any changes, including cancellation if that
seems necessary. This will help you avoid being annoyed or embarrassed if
you show up and no one is there.
 
Posted by Dennis Burnette, Greensboro, NC on behalf of the trip contact:
Barbara Cullen barbcul AT aol.com

Subject: Durham Butterfly Count results
From: "Jeff Pippen" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Mon, 22 Aug 2016 17:50:01 -0400
Butterfliers,

Again this year the annual Durham Butterfly Count produced above average 
numbers of butterflies making a very successful day! Conducted yesterday (21 
Aug 2016), six field parties and one garden watcher cumulatively tallied 5096 
individual butterflies comprising 57 species within a 15 mile diameter circle 
in Durham, NC. While most species showed up in generally average numbers (based 
on 18 years of conducting this survey), we found near record high numbers for 
three species (Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, Pearl Crescent, Carolina Satyr), and 
we set new record highs for four species (Cloudless Sulphur, Sleepy Orange, 
Silvery Checkerspot, Hackberry Emperor). Skipper numbers overall were around 
average, and we found no mega-rarities. We rarely see Common Wood-Nymphs in 
large numbers, but this is the first year we’ve missed them entirely. 


 

The weather was partly cloudy, hot, and humid. A couple of passing showers 
interrupted a couple of the northern parties for 15 minutes or so, but as soon 
as the rain dissipated, the sun returned, and the butterflies again took 
flight. My team actually saw several butterflies flying around in the rain 
including swallowtails, checkerspots, and satyrs. 




Detailed results, links to a few photos, and other information may be found at 
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.jeffpippen.com_butterflies_durhamcount.htm&d=CwIFaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=AW6ynNwqMRYOC5_V-OXupeOzu1c7t6wxY89gEYYgxa4&m=CSIIaYmYj7PRRCqfGGz2Zd8apRl2qiMH4L4x3arApkI&s=KgeHsIabB8BZ5A5U5h3mJ4GBraHvoSNhIoUW1n6897A&e= 
 


 

Brian Bockhahn’s team tallied the most individuals (1514), and the 
Krakauer/Pippen team found the greatest species diversity (42). Many thanks to 
all who helped make this a fun and productive day exploring fields and forests: 
Brian Bockhahn, Lori Carlson, Will Cook, Tom Driscoll, Randy Emmitt, Laura 
Hamon, John Jarvis, Tom Krakauer, Kelly Mieszkalski, Kati Moore, Mai Anh Ngo, 
Byron Perry, Jeffrey Pippen, Richard Stickney, and Derek & Elissa Treuer. 




Here’s the species list and grand totals for the day:

Pipevine Swallowtail	11
Zebra Swallowtail	2
Black Swallowtail	9
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail	1024
Spicebush Swallowtail	25
Cabbage White	7
Clouded Sulphur	1
Orange Sulphur	9
Cloudless Sulphur	378
Little Yellow	1
Sleepy Orange	592
Juniper Hairstreak	2
Gray Hairstreak	13
Red-banded Hairstreak	3
Eastern Tailed-Blue	125
Summer Azure	29
American Snout	14
Variegated Fritillary	57
Great Spangled Fritillary	5
Silvery Checkerspot	353
Pearl Crescent	512
Question Mark	12
Eastern Comma	10
American Lady	4
Red Admiral	57
Common Buckeye	270
Red-spotted Purple	68
Viceroy	9
Hackberry Emperor	46
Tawny Emperor	36
Northern Pearly-eye	4
Appalachian Brown	3
Gemmed Satyr	7
Carolina Satyr	408
Monarch	18
Silver-spotted Skipper	236
Hoary Edge	2
Southern Cloudywing	2
Horace's Duskywing	21
Zarucco Duskywing	1
Wild Indigo Duskywing	6
Com. Checkered-Skipper	11
Common Sootywing	1
Swarthy Skipper	33
Clouded Skipper	54
Least Skipper	39
Fiery Skipper	308
Tawny-edged Skipper	2
Crossline Skipper	13
Southern Broken-Dash	15
Little Glassywing	21
Sachem	83
Delaware Skipper	11
Zabulon Skipper	61
Dion Skipper	7
Dun Skipper	13
Ocola Skipper	32
Good Butterflying,

Jeff

--
Jeffrey S. Pippen
Durham, NC 

https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.jeffpippen.com_&d=CwIFaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=AW6ynNwqMRYOC5_V-OXupeOzu1c7t6wxY89gEYYgxa4&m=CSIIaYmYj7PRRCqfGGz2Zd8apRl2qiMH4L4x3arApkI&s=9kYRJIxPyY4hVEZ4sVembSNsvMBznMIZKtYQClzQ3NY&e= 

Subject: Jasper Co, SC leps 20 August 2016
From: "Dennis Forsythe" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Sun, 21 Aug 2016 09:07:16 -0400
All,

Donna and I had some butterflies in Jasper Co.yesterday.

Savannah NWR-Laurel Hill Wildlife Drive
all rice fields dry almost no nectar

Black Swallowtail 1 fresh
Cloudless Sulfur 2
American Snout 1
Gulf Fritillary 10+
Zebra Longwing 6 4 in parking lot around *Passiflora leutra*
Varigated Fritillary 1
Hackberry Emperor 1

Hardeeville,
Pickerel weed in ditches just S on Hy. 17 from 1-95 exit 5

Black Swallowtail 1
Palamedes Swallowtail 6
Cloudless Sulfur 8
Little Yellow
Silver-spotted Skipper 1
Fiery Skipper 3
Whirlabout 1
RARE SKIPPER 2
Twin-Spot Slipper 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: Intricate Satyrs at Caw Caw County Park.
From: "Dennis Forsythe" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Fri, 19 Aug 2016 08:37:48 -0400
All,

Yesterday, 18 August 2016, Keith McCullough, Donna and I found a colony of
Intricate Satyrs near Kiosk 4 ( were the Golden-winged Warbler was this
winter ) Caw Caw County Park, Charleston Co., SC.

Keith and I were able to photograph some and the ID was confirmed by Harry
LeGrande as individuals had post medial bands essentially straight from the
coastal margin down to about mid-wing which is a major field mark.

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: Jones County, 17 August 2016
From: "Abdulali, Salman" <ABDULALIS AT ecu.edu>
Date: Wed, 17 Aug 2016 22:35:59 +0000
Inspired by Jeff Pippin’s email of a few days ago, I went to the Island Creek 
Trail in Jones County today. I saw about 15 satyrs, probably a mix of Carolina 
and Intricate Satyrs. At least one was a male Carolina Satyr — the upperside 
was two-toned, with the the basal area being darker. Several appeared to be 
Intricate Satyrs based on the underside markings. 


The only other butterfly seen on the trail was one female LITTLE GLASSYWING, 
new county record for Jones County. Thanks to Harry LeGrand for confirming the 
id. 


Salman Abdulali
Greenville, NC
Subject: CBS Pre-Symposium Field Trip NC Botanical Garden 9-9-16
From: Dennis Burnette <deburnette AT triad.rr.com>
Date: Wed, 17 Aug 2016 10:15:32 -0400
In conjunction with the Carolina Butterfly Society 2016 Butterfly Symposium,
which will be held on Saturday, Sept. 10, at Historic Yates Mill Park in
Raleigh, a pre-symposium field trip is planned for Friday afternoon, Sept.
9, from 2-5pm to the NC Botanical Garden, 100 Old Mason Farm Road, Chapel
Hill, NC 27517. For information about the botanical garden, including
directions, go to their website at 
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__ncbg.unc.edu_&d=CwICAg&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=AW6ynNwqMRYOC5_V-OXupeOzu1c7t6wxY89gEYYgxa4&m=mKdhDBiXHK10Q30ZI339BZObO-TJJHDorUxHlTj97po&s=pF5P8kYemQg2AVETbOQV8Z_QFI0mYlCU71ZIUqxlcmY&e= 


We will meet at the entrance to the Education Center located at the interior
end of the main parking area behind the gazebo. Be sure to wear appropriate
clothing. Bring water, sunscreen and mosquito protection. There are water
fountains and restroom facilities on site.

Both the symposium and the field trip are open to the public. Family and
friends are welcome, including older children who are accompanied by a
responsible adult. No pets, please.
RSVP: Please notify me, Ellen Brown, by email (phil.ellen4790 AT gmail.com) by
9/7 if you plan to participate.
There also will be a post-symposium field trip at Historic Yates Mill Park
in Raleigh on Sunday morning.

This will be the first field trip for me to lead, so please be patient with
me! Ellen Brown
(Posted on behalf of CBS and Ellen Brown (phil.ellen4790 AT gmail.com) by
Dennis Burnette. Greensboro, NC, deburnette AT triad.rr.com)

Subject: 2016 Carolina Butterfly Society Butterfly Symposium to be Held in Raleigh
From: Dennis Burnette <deburnette AT triad.rr.com>
Date: Wed, 17 Aug 2016 10:07:55 -0400
All,

The annual Carolina Butterfly Society Butterfly Symposium will be held on
Saturday, September 10, from 9:30 to 4:00. It will be in Raleigh this year
in Historic Yates Mill County Park, 4620 Lake Wheeler Rd, Raleigh, NC 27603.
A description of the symposium is in the latest issue of The Chrysalis.
The symposium is open to the public, so you may bring family and friends,
including older children who are accompanied by a responsible adult.

Registration is now open. The registration fee is $30. You may bring your
own lunch or order one for $10. If you have not received the latest copy of
The Chrysalis, the symposium registration form (which includes your lunch
choices) and the agenda may be obtained from Cyndy Hummel, 10609 Chelsea
Dr., Raleigh, NC 27603. Questions? Call Cyndy at 919-779-6220.

In addition to the symposium itself, CBS always has field trips on the
Friday afternoon before and the Sunday morning after the programs on
Saturday. We will go to the NC Botanical Garden in Chapel Hill on Friday
afternoon. A field trip announcement will be sent out separately. On Sunday
we will explore Yates Mill and possibly nearby Lake Wheeler on Sunday.

Time is getting short, especially if you plan to order lunch, so please go
ahead and register for the Saturday symposium now so that the organizers
will know how many to expect. Questions about the symposium should be
directed to Cyndy Hummel.

Dennis
-- 
Dennis E. Burnette
7 Brownstone Lane
Greensboro, NC 27410
336-299-4342
deburnette AT triad.rr.com

Subject: Berkeley Co, SC leps 13 August 2016
From: "Dennis Forsythe" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Tue, 16 Aug 2016 08:21:46 -0400
All,

Donna and I looked for butterflies on Farewells Corners and Conifer roads
in the Berkeley Co. section of the Francis Marion NF from 12:45-4:15.  The
main nectar sources was Iron Weed. We had:

Black Swallowtail 1
Spicebush Swallowtail 1
Palamedes Swallowtail 4
Dark Swallowtail sp. 1
Cloudless Sulfur many
Little Yellow many
Sleepy Orange 8
Red-banded Hairstreak 2
Gray Hairstreak 3
Little Metalmark 11
Common Buckeye 2
Pearl Crescent 5
Monarch 1
Hoarcae's Duskywing 1
Zarucco Duskywing 1
Duskywing sp. 2
White Checkered-Skipper 1
Clouded Skipper 1
Fiery Skipper 1
Tawny-winged Skipper 4
Southern Broken-Dash 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
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Subject: Pettigrew Butterfly Count - Sunday, August 28th
From: "Corey, Ed" <ed.corey AT ncparks.gov>
Date: Mon, 15 Aug 2016 19:01:25 +0000
Folks,

We will be having our annual butterfly count around Lake Phelps/Pettigrew State 
Park on Sunday, August 28th. If you are interested in joining us, please let me 
know. We plan to meet at the park office at 9am, and will disperse to parts of 
the count circle from there. Plenty of roads and fields to cover, as well as 
trails and woods! 


Let me know if you have any questions.

Ed Corey
Inventory Biologist
NC Division of Parks and Recreation
12700 Bayleaf Church Road
Raleigh, NC 27614
(919) 841 4037
(919) 208 7864 (cell)
Subject: Pitt County, 15 August 2016
From: "Abdulali, Salman" <ABDULALIS AT ecu.edu>
Date: Mon, 15 Aug 2016 17:11:29 +0000
Butterflies seen today at Boyd Lee Park (Pitt County 2016-08-15):

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, 2
Silver-spotted Skipper, 1
Horace’s Duskywing, 1
Common Checkered-Skipper, 1
Least Skipper, 2
Ocola Skipper, 2
Fiery Skipper, 1
Cloudless Sulphur, 5
Sleepy Orange, 30
Gray Hairstreak, 1
Red-banded Hairstreak, 1
Summer Azure, 10
Eastern Tailed-Blue, 1
Pearl Crescent, 2

Salman Abdulali
Greenville, NC
Subject: Durham Butterfly Count this Sunday (21 August 2016)
From: "Jeff Pippen" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Mon, 15 Aug 2016 12:27:22 -0400
Butterfliers,

Sunday August 21st is the 2016 Durham Butterfly Count, part of the North 
American Butterfly Association (NABA) butterfly monitoring program. We 
routinely see between 50-60 species, vying for the highest species diversity of 
any count in the Carolinas. The Durham count circle harbors many excellent 
butterflying locations, so we can use all the eyes we can get! Beginners 
welcome (see below). 


We will meet in the NC Museum of Life and Science parking lot on Murray Ave in 
Durham at 8:45am. We'll divide into groups where beginners will be teamed up 
with experienced leaders, who will already know their coverage areas, and we 
will try to depart the parking lot by 9am. Butterflying may involve slowly 
driving/walking down dirt roads, hiking powerlines, searching fields, wetlands, 
etc. Weather permitting, we'll survey butterflies until late afternoon and then 
reconvene at 4:30pm at the Museum for a compilation of sightings. 


I encourage participants to pack their own snacks, a lunch, and LOTS of 
beverages as it's usually pretty toasty outside this time of year. And I always 
recommend hiking boots, long pants, a hat, sunscreen and binoculars. Note that 
there is a mandatory $3 per person fee to participate (levied by and forwarded 
to NABA for printing/compiling costs). 


If you need directions to the museum, check out their website at 
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.lifeandscience.org_&d=CwIFAg&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=AW6ynNwqMRYOC5_V-OXupeOzu1c7t6wxY89gEYYgxa4&m=gOvl5umi9xOYVYO4OKOS7DjvaZEHl5PcbjBvU8uxbwU&s=BR9yQxsOWUql8QpNQuKKdPWfh-QWS1R8dbPp1dkvHRo&e= 
. Click on "Plan your visit" and then scroll to their address and click for a 
map. 


Please contact me if you plan to participate, so that I can coordinate groups 
for the count. 

Looking forward to seeing you there, and good butterflying!

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

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Subject: Wake County butterfly count -- this Friday (August 19)
From: "Harry LeGrand" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Mon, 15 Aug 2016 12:02:10 -0400
The annual Wake County butterfly count is this Friday, August 19.  Though
the compiler, John Connors, has already contacted a handful of previous
participants, I'm not sure all potential helpers know about the date.

Contact John at jconnorsbird AT gmail.com

Harry LeGrand
Raleigh
Subject: Dukes' Skipper, Currituck Co. NC, 8/14/16
From: "nicholas" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Sun, 14 Aug 2016 22:46:07 -0400
Hey all, Elisa and I visited the state boat landing off Waterlily Rd. in 
Currituck Co., NC in early afternoon today, 8/14/16, and saw 1 Dukes' Skipper. 
I posted a picture of it to my neglected Flickr account: 
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.flickr.com_photos_117075073-40N02_&d=CwIFAw&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=AW6ynNwqMRYOC5_V-OXupeOzu1c7t6wxY89gEYYgxa4&m=GnaLq7-CrcT2RNOJt_oL_Hg1jw_uRlXISoDXg2tLqjs&s=yWhrNsHq6VZX_ihihsOzHnfjTPKQaRtYcMmb5WHnJyg&e= 
. Best, 

Nick FlandersPortsmouth, VA 		 	   		  
Subject: A few Union County NC butterflies
From: "\"drivesa3 AT aol.com\"" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps@duke.edu>
Date: Sat, 13 Aug 2016 18:47:08 -0400
 I was on Cane Creek Park's lake around noon today hoping to find the New 
York Ironweed still blooming with lots of butterfly activity. Activity there 
was, diversity ... not so much. A single dark female ETS was among a dozen 
Zabulon Skippers and 2 Little Glassywings (one of which was taken by a female 
Eastern Pondhawk as soon as it took flight!). I saw a few butterflies crossing 
the lake, but it was a surprisingly slow day on the water. 

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 8Little Yellow 3Variegated Fritillary 1Little 
Glassywing 2Zabulon Skipper 12 (7 male, 5 female) 

George AndrewsIndian Trail, NC


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Subject: 8/13 Historic Bethabara Park Butterfly Walk
From: nottke1 <nottke1 AT earthlink.net>
Date: Sat, 13 Aug 2016 15:04:14 -0400 (GMT-04:00)
Historic Bethabara Park, Winston-Salem, butterfly walk, August 13, 2016.

15 people walked around the Butterfly Garden, the Community Garden, and the 
Medicinal Garden for an hour and a half under VERY muggy conditions this 
morning as the temperature rose from 77 to 84, with RH in the upper 90s and 
calm wind. 

 
Plenty of butterflies, but not much diversity. Nectar sources were mainly 
zinnia, tithonia, and phlox. 


20+ Eastern Tiger Swallowtail   20% dark form
1   Cloudless Sulphur
2   Sleepy Orange
3   Eastern Tailed Blue
3   Pearl Crescent
1   American Lady
1   Red Spotted Purple
1   Monarch
8   Silver Spotted Skipper
3   Horaces Duskywing
2   Clouded Skipper
10+ Fiery Skipper
10+ Sachem
20+ Zabulon Skipper

Jim Nottke
Subject: Intricate Satyrs and Croatan NF (NC) butterflies 8/12/2016)
From: "Jeff Pippen" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Sat, 13 Aug 2016 14:23:48 -0400
Butterfliers,

Yesterday (12 Aug 2016), five of us (Jim Brock, Steve Moore, Harry LeGrand, 
John Fussell, and Jeff Pippen) searched for several target butterfly species at 
Fort Macon and around the Croatan National Forest in coastal North Carolina. 
Weather conditions included a mix of sun and clouds with hot temperatures and 
very high humidity creating dangerous heat indices (110+ at times). But we 
coursed onward like olympic athletes out there tromping through dunes, forest, 
and wet savannas! We started the morning at Ft. Macon seeking Crystal Skippers 
(Atrytonopsis quinteri), but after an hour it was apparent we were too late in 
the season as we found none where dozens were found two or three weeks ago. 
Next we hit a few sites in the Croatan NF. We were hoping for the always hard 
to find Dusky and Reversed Roadside-Skippers. No luck on those either, but we 
did see some nice wildflowers and butterflies (although brushfoots put in a 
very poor appearance). We are a bit too early for big numbers of skippers (both 
abundance and diversity), but we still managed 14 skipper species and 32 
species overall. 


Finally we went to Island Creek Trail, also in the Croatan to look for 
Intricate Satyrs. The Intricate Satyr is a newly described species, split from 
the common Carolina Satyr and known in NC only from a few counties around the 
Croatan NF. We succeeded there, seeing and photographing several individuals. 



https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.jeffpippen.com_butterflies_intricatesatyr.htm&d=CwIFAg&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=AW6ynNwqMRYOC5_V-OXupeOzu1c7t6wxY89gEYYgxa4&m=ZSHLdt8ol1fCnY4SjgTp6zDbrTG4Eh9OZnNNpPm8p2k&s=IZ4pu4Dtip8iipnADq7VcEddj8-QyWXB_GXbTEg3Zxk&e= 
 



Ft. Macon, Carteret Co.
Cloudless Sulphur, 12
Red Admiral, 1
Red-spotted Purple, 1

Croatan NF, Craven Co.
E. Tiger Swallowtail (glaucus), 3
Spicebush Swallowtail (troilus), 1
Palamedes Swallowtail, 36 
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.jeffpippen.com_butterflies_palamedesswallowtail.htm&d=CwIFAg&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=AW6ynNwqMRYOC5_V-OXupeOzu1c7t6wxY89gEYYgxa4&m=ZSHLdt8ol1fCnY4SjgTp6zDbrTG4Eh9OZnNNpPm8p2k&s=ORmAiQf8Z030C3e0O3p_NzpPI69hIbHBmsE19z68ahk&e= 
 

Cloudless Sulphur (sennae), 55
Sleepy Orange (nicippe), 8
Little Yellow (lisa), 6
Red-banded Hairstreak (cecrops), 6
Gray Hairstreak (melinus), 2
Eastern Tailed-Blue (comyntas), 5
Pearl Crescent (tharos), 17
Red-spotted Purple (astyanax), 1
Common Buckeye (coenia), 4
Viceroy (archippus), 2
Georgia Satyr (areolatus), 5 
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.jeffpippen.com_butterflies_georgiasatyr.htm&d=CwIFAg&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=AW6ynNwqMRYOC5_V-OXupeOzu1c7t6wxY89gEYYgxa4&m=ZSHLdt8ol1fCnY4SjgTp6zDbrTG4Eh9OZnNNpPm8p2k&s=VT9Z5_K5mU6xl47rUfoJcclkmYbwiVPywu8l_0z47LM&e= 
 (bottom photo) 

Carolina Satyr (sosybius), 1
Zarucco Duskywing, 5
Southern Cloudywing (bathyllus), 1
Common Checkered-Skipper (communist), 1
Swarthy Skipper (lherminier), 4
Clouded Skipper (accius), 6
Fiery Skipper (phyleus), 1
Whirlabout (vibex), 1 
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.jeffpippen.com_butterflies_whirlabout.htm&d=CwIFAg&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=AW6ynNwqMRYOC5_V-OXupeOzu1c7t6wxY89gEYYgxa4&m=ZSHLdt8ol1fCnY4SjgTp6zDbrTG4Eh9OZnNNpPm8p2k&s=ih1xwSCcjsPkL21iH5i7lOnbZjNPu4GJSfL2NsTcmFA&e= 
 (bottom photo) 

Delaware Skipper (logan), 1
Tawny-edged Skipper (themistocles), 2
Southern Broken-Dash (otho), 8
Dun Skipper (vestris), 1
Twin-spot Skipper (maculata), 3
Lace-winged Roadside Skipper (aesculapius), 1
Carolina Roadside-Skipper, 2, 
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.jeffpippen.com_butterflies_carolinaroadsideskipper.htm&d=CwIFAg&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=AW6ynNwqMRYOC5_V-OXupeOzu1c7t6wxY89gEYYgxa4&m=ZSHLdt8ol1fCnY4SjgTp6zDbrTG4Eh9OZnNNpPm8p2k&s=OLBtehBbqTcpJneVbdtIRhpwtSPfK5LyuucS2teU8Oo&e= 
 


Island Creek, Jones Co.
Spicebush Swallowtail (troilus), 1
Summer Azure (neglecta), 1
Intricate Satyr (intricata), 20, 
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.jeffpippen.com_butterflies_intricatesatyr.htm&d=CwIFAg&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=AW6ynNwqMRYOC5_V-OXupeOzu1c7t6wxY89gEYYgxa4&m=ZSHLdt8ol1fCnY4SjgTp6zDbrTG4Eh9OZnNNpPm8p2k&s=IZ4pu4Dtip8iipnADq7VcEddj8-QyWXB_GXbTEg3Zxk&e= 
 


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

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Subject: Orange Co., NC butterflies-08/12/2016
From: "Mike Turner" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Fri, 12 Aug 2016 23:38:02 -0400
Today I visited the NC Botanical Garden from 11:30-2:15 and Mason Farm
Biological Reserve from 2:30-5:30. The weather was sunny with temps in the
low to mid-90's. It was a good day for diversity. I saw 25 species at NCBG
and 31 species at Mason Farm, for a total of 36 species for the day. The
only species of note were Delaware Skippers seen at both places. Nectar
sources at NCBG were what you'd expect in a native garden. At Mason Farm
the popular nectar sources were Ironweed (Vernonia noveboracensis) and
Bearsfoot (Smallanthus uvedalia). My list from both sites is below. The
first column is from NCBG, the second column is from Mason Farm. Pics from
today can be seen here, 
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.flickr.com_photos_61962421-40N05_&d=CwIBaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=AW6ynNwqMRYOC5_V-OXupeOzu1c7t6wxY89gEYYgxa4&m=cAXFYayISJcZA2xDYz_xH92O-oK29gTCGxxw8sIqDYI&s=QXbqHnz_hyz27zZ4EQ9Fqt3HOJOb_POAbjF_kqlFpcQ&e= 
. Good 

butterflying.

Pipevine Swallowtail 2 0
Zebra Swallowtail 0 10
E. Tiger Swallowtail 20 30 2 black females  5 black females
Spicebush Swallowtail 10 5
Cloudless Sulphur 5 7
Sleepy Orange 3 3
Gray Hairstreak   3 0
E. Tailed-Blue   4 3
Summer Azure   0 5
Am. Snout   1 4
Variegated Fritillary   2 0
Silvery Checkerspot   0 4
Pearl Crescent   10 1
E. Comma   0 1
Red Admiral   0 3
Common Buckeye   1 20
Red-spotted Purple   1 4
Viceroy   0 1
Hackberry Emperor   0 1
Tawny Emperor   1 1
Appalachian Brown   0 1
Gemmed Satyr   0 1
Carolina Satyr   5 55
Silver-spotted Skipper   10 3
Horace's Duskywing   1 1
Wild Indigo Duskywing   4 0
Clouded Skipper   5 1
Least Skipper   0 1
Fiery Skipper   6 3
S. Broken-dash   1 0
Little Glassywing   6 6
Sachem   10 5
Delaware Skipper   4 1
Zabulon Skipper   7 3
Dun Skipper   5 4
Ocola Skipper 0 3

Mike Turner
Raleigh, NC
Subject: August 11, 2016 Hillsborough, NC
From: "\"Lori M. Carlson\"" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Fri, 12 Aug 2016 15:16:03 -0400
Our butterfly garden this year is a real butterfly and moth magnet. 
After spending a month in my home state of Washington where I struggled 
but managed to find some butterflies, it has been wonderful to walk the 
yard and take an inventory. We currently have at least 75 Black 
Swallowtail caterpillars being raised with about 20 having already been 
raised and released as butterflies. Below is a count I conducted 
yesterday afternoon in our garden.

So far this year in our yard we've sighted 48 different butterfly 
species since the season began in the spring. All we need is a Swarthy 
Skipper and Question Mark to make the coveted 50.

Photos from my Washington adventures of butterflies and dragonflies can 
be viewed here: 
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__flic.kr_s_aHskBDFivP&d=CwICaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=AW6ynNwqMRYOC5_V-OXupeOzu1c7t6wxY89gEYYgxa4&m=_a6OBSL2UWzQ7qj1v906v4sG3bm8JkeBnCWu5DeRbkY&s=FyarQe2EHNPYJ9Zel_aHQ9D_UUcyXNldpkwZx0djOHk&e= 


Take care,
Lori M. Carlson

Hillsborough, NC
Instagram 
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 | Flickr 


 



Home Butterfly Garden August 11, 2016
Hwy 70A Hillsborough, NC

	
Species 	Total
Black Swallowtail 	2 (M&F)
Broken Dash 	5
Cabbage White 	6
Carolina Satyr 	2
Clouded Skipper 	1
Common Buckeye 	5
Crossline Skipper 	1
Delaware Skipper 	1
Duskywings 	5
Eastern Tailed Blue 	2
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 	50
Fiery Skipper 	5 (inc. mated pair)
Gray Hairstreak 	2
Hackberry Emperor 	1
Least Skipper 	3
Little Glassywing 	1
Monarch 	1 (Male)
Ocola Skipper 	2
Pearl Crescent 	4
Pipevine Swallowtail 	2 (M&F)
Red Banded Hairstreak 	1
Sachem 	17
Silver Spotted Skipper 	5
Sleepy Orange 	5 (inc mated pair)
Spicebush Swallowtail 	2 (M&F)

	
Snowberry Clearwing 	5



Subject: downloadable book on caterpillars
From: "Abdulali, Salman" <ABDULALIS AT ecu.edu>
Date: Fri, 12 Aug 2016 17:06:28 +0000
Caterpillars of Eastern Forests by Wagner et al:

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