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Long-tailed Wood-partridge,©Dan Lane

24 Sep Pitt County, 24 September 2016 []
24 Sep Re: Request for help with ID of 2 Skippers ["Jeff Pippen" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
24 Sep Request for help with ID of 2 Skippers [Sparrel Wood ]
23 Sep Durham leps ["Brian Bockhahn" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
22 Sep Giant Swallowtail ["Marty" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
22 Sep 9/21/16 Lewisville, Forsyth County, NC ["Sven Halling" ]
22 Sep Ft Moultrie, SC leps 21 Sept. 2016 ["Dennis Forsythe" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
21 Sep Warren county leps ["Brian Bockhahn" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
21 Sep Reminder - CBS Blue Ridge Pkwy Field Trip, Sept. 24 [Dennis Burnette ]
20 Sep Re: wake county leps ["Dennis Forsythe" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
20 Sep wake county leps ["Brian Bockhahn" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
20 Sep Cowans Ford Wildlife Refuge ["Gilson, Robert L." ]
20 Sep Fwd: Re: Painted Lady [Will Cook ]
20 Sep Fwd: Carolina Sandhills NWR [Jules Fraytet ]
19 Sep Butterflies in Buncombe County NC [Sparrel Wood ]
19 Sep Dainty Sulphur [Kevin Metcalf ]
19 Sep Dorante's Skipper - Chatham County NC [Derb Carter ]
18 Sep Moore and Scotland County Leps 9/18/16 [Chris Talking ton ]
18 Sep Wild Indigo Duskywings at Pond Mountain Gameland ["Gene Schepker" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
17 Sep Richmond Co. butterflies-McKinney Lake State Fish Hatchery and Sandhills Game Land-09/17/2016 ["Mike Turner" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
17 Sep Mecklenburg County (barely!), NC leps ["\"drivesa3 AT aol.com\"" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
16 Sep Madison County, Sept. 16 ["Gail Lankford" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
16 Sep Durham county leps ["Brian Bockhahn" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
16 Sep Rockingham County leps ["Brian Bockhahn" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
16 Sep Giant Swallowtail [Loretta Lutman ]
16 Sep James IS, SC leps 15 Sept. 2016 ["Dennis Forsythe" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
15 Sep American Coppers, White-M Hairstreak Ashe County ["Gene Schepker" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
14 Sep Jackson Co., NC-is this a Yehl Skipper? ["Mike Turner" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
14 Sep Macon County, NC leps 9/14/2016 ["Jason Love" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
14 Sep Pitt County, 14 September 2016 ["Abdulali, Salman" ]
14 Sep Sandhills Butterflies [Richard Stickney ]
14 Sep A Few Mecklenburg County Butterflies ["Gilson, Robert L." ]
13 Sep Gulf Fritillary in Raleigh, Appalachian Brown in Durham ["dorothypugh" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
13 Sep Blue Ridge Pkwy Field Trip, Sept. 24 [Dennis Burnette ]
13 Sep SI Group Visit [Richard Stickney ]
12 Sep Pitt County, 12 September 2016 ["Abdulali, Salman" ]
12 Sep Holly Shelter Game Land butterflies 9/11/2016 ["Jeff Pippen" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
12 Sep Re: Berkeley Co., SC Leps 11 Sept. 2016 ["Dennis Forsythe" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
12 Sep Re: French Quarter Creek(FS 229) Rd, Berkeley Co., SC leps 11 Sept 2016 ["Dennis Forsythe" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
12 Sep French Quarter Creek(FS 229) Rd, Berkeley Co., SC leps 11 Sept 2016 ["Dennis Forsythe" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
12 Sep Berkeley Co., SC Leps 11 Sept. 2016 ["Dennis Forsythe" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
11 Sep Sept 10, 2016 [Stephanie ]
11 Sep Re: carolinaleps Digest Sun, 11 Sep 2016 [Loretta Lutman ]
11 Sep Re: {Disarmed} Ft. Fisher, NC butterflies []
11 Sep Sep 10 Yates Millpond trip report CBS Symposium ["Brian Bockhahn" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
10 Sep Ft. Fisher, NC butterflies ["Jeff Pippen" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
10 Sep Dukes' Skippers ["John Fussell" ]
10 Sep Why no blossoms on my Lanata? ["Doug Allen" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
9 Sep 9/9/16 Dinkins Bottoms, Yadkin County , NC ["Sven Halling" ]
9 Sep 9/9/16 Lake Hills Development, Forsyth County , NC ["Sven Halling" ]
9 Sep Dare Co., NC butterflies-09/08 and 09/09/2016 ["Mike Turner" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
8 Sep 9/7/16 Tanglewood Park, Forsyth County , NC ["Sven Halling" ]
8 Sep Pitt County, 8 September 2016 ["Abdulali, Salman" ]
8 Sep Mt Pleasant,, SC leps 7 September 2016 ["Dennis Forsythe" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
7 Sep Dare and Hyde County, NC butterflies-09/07/2016 ["Mike Turner" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
7 Sep Cumberland county leps ["Brian Bockhahn" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
7 Sep Coweeta Hydrologic Lab, Nantahala National Forest, Macon County, NC ["Jason Love" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
7 Sep CBS Symposium ["Marty" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
7 Sep Sandhills & Coastal Butterflies [Richard Stickney ]
7 Sep unsubscribe [Sue Schwartz ]
6 Sep Some Macon County, NC leps - report from September 5th ["Jason Love" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
6 Sep coastal NC butterflies-09/04/2016 & 09/06/2016 ["Mike Turner" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
06 Sep Butterflies Guilford County 9-3-16 [Dennis Burnette ]
6 Sep American Dagger Moth Caterpillar [Ann K ]
5 Sep Outer Banks, NC Labor Day leps ["Jeff Pippen" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
5 Sep 200+ Cloudless Sulphur seen on trip and... ["Doug Allen" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
5 Sep Polk County Leps ["David Campbell" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
5 Sep Elkin City Park Butterflies,Sunday 9/4/16 ["Gene Schepker" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
4 Sep Pitt County, 4 September 2016 ["Abdulali, Salman" ]
4 Sep Durham county leps ["Brian Bockhahn" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
3 Sep Hanging Rock Butterfly Count, stokes county ["Brian Bockhahn" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
3 Sep Mayo River butterfly count results ["Brian Bockhahn" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
1 Sep Dukes' Skippers at new site (I assume) in Croatan National Forest ["John Fussell" ]
1 Sep Report from Alligator River NWR, NC, on NABA Sightings ["Harry LeGrand" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
1 Sep a first [Loretta Lutman ]
31 Aug Union County NC leps ["\"drivesa3 AT aol.com\"" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]

Subject: Pitt County, 24 September 2016
From: <abdulalis AT ecu.edu>
Date: Sat, 24 Sep 2016 18:59:18 -0400 (EDT)
The Vanessas have returned. Butterflies seen today (2016-09-24) in Pitt
County, mainly at the Pitt County Arboretum and the ECU campus:

Palamedes Swallowtail, 1

Silver-spotted Skipper, 5
Long-Tailed Skipper, 1
Common Checkered-Skipper, 2
Ocola Skipper, 15
Fiery Skipper, 5
Clouded Skipper, 1

Cloudless Sulphur, 20
Sleepy Orange, 5
Cabbage White, 1

Gray Hairstreak, 2
Red-Banded Hairstreak, 3

American Snout, 2
Variegated Fritillary, 2
Red-spotted Purple, 1
Pearl Crescent, 3
Common Buckeye, 3
PAINTED LADY, 9 including 1 reduced to spider food, first of year
American Lady, 2
Red Admiral, 2

Salman Abdulali
Greenville, NC
Subject: Re: Request for help with ID of 2 Skippers
From: "Jeff Pippen" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Sat, 24 Sep 2016 17:08:45 -0400
Hi Sparrel,  Nice Clouded and Ocola Skippers!

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=KOuzhQHuGtWCzQgCERLvE_596jyELhIeUlb2RoQHCbI&s=gt4L9lAod2T0B9DpZBP_iYpQ2-b9KiXQmeYLjEmH9Mk&e= 


> On Sep 24, 2016, at 5:01 PM, Sparrel Wood  wrote:
> 
> Hello Folks, I'm having Skipper ID woes.
> 
> I would appreciate any help identifying 2 skippers that were on a Buddlia in 
my garden today. The Link below takes you to my photos. There's one shot of 
what I recognize as a Clouded Skipper. The other photos are of two Skippers I 
cannot ID. There are also Sachem & Fiery Skippers abundant in my garden. 

> 
> 
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__plus.google.com_photos_108184907333373413960_albums_6334001447233679905&d=CwICaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=AW6ynNwqMRYOC5_V-OXupeOzu1c7t6wxY89gEYYgxa4&m=7_79KKnB149N7Gp0ROFq1KZJUb13NS75k9AaYnOWHy8&s=_wAmweSayfoxbWNy_irRpGIKznTf9ThU2dH3HEBw9K0&e= 

> Thank you,
> Sparrel Wood
> Fairview, Buncombe County, NC
> 
Subject: Request for help with ID of 2 Skippers
From: Sparrel Wood <sparrelwood AT att.net>
Date: Sat, 24 Sep 2016 17:01:48 -0400
Hello Folks, I'm having Skipper ID woes.

     I would appreciate any help identifying 2 skippers that were on a 
Buddlia in my garden today. The Link below takes you to my photos. 
There's one shot of what I recognize as a Clouded Skipper. The other 
photos are of two Skippers I cannot ID.  There are also Sachem & Fiery 
Skippers abundant in my garden.


https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__plus.google.com_photos_108184907333373413960_albums_6334001447233679905&d=CwICaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=AW6ynNwqMRYOC5_V-OXupeOzu1c7t6wxY89gEYYgxa4&m=7_79KKnB149N7Gp0ROFq1KZJUb13NS75k9AaYnOWHy8&s=_wAmweSayfoxbWNy_irRpGIKznTf9ThU2dH3HEBw9K0&e= 


Thank you,
Sparrel Wood
Fairview, Buncombe County, NC
Subject: Durham leps
From: "Brian Bockhahn" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Fri, 23 Sep 2016 10:25:58 -0400
Sep 22 visited Flat River from 500-700 pm, after a morning rain and before
an evening rain.  Recent heavy equipment in there rutted the roads a bit so
there were tons of puddles and parties concentrating the numbers on the
road.

3 E Tiger Swallowtail
200 Cloudless Sulphur
1 Little Yellow (not invited to any of the parties)
350 Sleepy Orange
3 Gray Hairstreak
80 E tailed blue
6 Variegated Fritillary
600 Pearl Crescent
2 Question Mark
2 Eastern Comma
1 American Lady
6 Red Admiral
200 Common Buckeye
2 Red-spotted Purple
10 Viceroy
2 Hackberry Emperor
Monarch (late, but still 1 egg, 2 1st instar, 10 2nd instar, 4 3rd instar,
2 4th instar, 1 5th instar)
8 Clouded Skipper
3 Fiery Skipper
2 Dun Skipper
1 Ocola Skipper

-- 
Brian Bockhahn
birdranger248 AT gmail.com
Subject: Giant Swallowtail
From: "Marty" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Thu, 22 Sep 2016 11:29:42 -0400
On September 20, Dave and I saw a Giant Swallowtail in our yard in Blythewood. 
It is a Richland County record. 


Marty 

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Subject: 9/21/16 Lewisville, Forsyth County, NC
From: "Sven Halling" <shalling AT triad.rr.com>
Date: Thu, 22 Sep 2016 08:15:15 -0400 (EDT)
Butterflies seen in front and backyard.

Orange Sulphur		1
Cloudless Sulphur		1
Eastern Tailed-Blue		2
Gray Hairstreak		1
Summer Azure		1
Pearl Crescent		3
Hackberry Emperor		1
Clouded Skipper		1
Fiery Skipper			1
Sachem			2


Sven Halling
Lewisville, NC
Subject: Ft Moultrie, SC leps 21 Sept. 2016
From: "Dennis Forsythe" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Thu, 22 Sep 2016 07:29:15 -0400
All,

Donna and I participated in Matt Campbell's Ornithology Class 21 Sept. 2016
at Ft Moultrie, SC.  We had the following in the fort's parking lot and
boat dock 13:15-14:05 hours.

Cloudless Sulfur 6
Little Yellow 1
Common Buckeye 2
Gulf Fritillary 6

And then from 14:115-15:15 hours on the ocean side, we had:
Little Yellow 1
Gray Hairstreak 1
Common Buckeye 5
Gulf Fritillary 5
Zarucco Duskywing 1
Fiery Skipper 3
Salt Marsh Skipper 3
Ocola Skipper 35+

Also Donna had a blue which was probably a Ceraunus Blue
And Matt Campbell had 2 Monarchs after we had left.

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: Warren county leps
From: "Brian Bockhahn" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Wed, 21 Sep 2016 20:07:28 -0400
During Kerr Lake fall migration bird count despite horrendous rainy
conditions and wind all day, I managed 16 species!  At least there wasn't
much lightning today.

3 E Tiger swallowtail
1 Cloudless Sulphur
2 Little Yellow (seen at 7am on the leeward side of a peninsula!)
6 Sleepy Orange
7 Gray Hairstreak (mostly on lesbeza sericea)
1 Red-banded Hairstreak
65 E Tailed blue
3 Variegated Fritillary
55 Pearl Crescent
31 Common Buckeye
1 Hackberry Emperor (also at 7am)
1 Gemmed Satyr
1 Silver-spotted Sk
7 Clouded sk
1 Sachem
1 Ocola sk

ODES
1 Common Green Darner
12 Eastern Ringtail
1 Slaty Skimmer
1 Blue Dasher
2 Black Saddlebags

-- 
Brian Bockhahn
birdranger248 AT gmail.com
Subject: Reminder - CBS Blue Ridge Pkwy Field Trip, Sept. 24
From: Dennis Burnette <deburnette AT triad.rr.com>
Date: Wed, 21 Sep 2016 16:28:50 -0400
This is a reminder that we have a great Carolina Butterfly Society field
trip coming up on Saturday. I just heard from a friend who saw a lot of
Monarchs nectaring on goldenrod not far from where well be. Also, kettles
of Broad-winged Hawks are beginning to show up in good numbers. Hope you can
join usand bring a friend. Dennis Burnette, Greensboro, NC

From:  Dennis Burnette 
Date:  Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at 5:00 PM
To:  Dennis Burnette 
Subject:  CBS Blue Ridge Pkwy Field Trip, Sept. 24

CBS Blue Ridge Pkwy Field Trip, Sept. 24
 
The Blue Ridge Parkway (BRP) in late September is a beautiful place to end
our summer fun of watching butterflies and other wildlife and welcome the
beginning of autumn. CBS will journey to the BRP on the last full weekend of
September. We hope youll join us for a fun field trip on Saturday, Sept.
24.
 
Although butterflies are our thing, this outing is for naturalists of all
kinds, no matter where your interests lie. We have set it on this date
because the end of September is prime time for Monarch migration, and these
beautiful and interesting butterflies tend to follow the BRP on their
journey south to Mexico. For the birders among us, the date also is near the
peak of migration for hawks. Most butterfliers pay attention to plants, too,
and late summer wildflowers will be blooming in profusion. Some of the
leaves will have begun to take on autumn colors, as well. There will be
something to see for just about everyone.
 
We will begin our day on the BRP at the Blue Ridge Music Center at Milepost
213 just inside Virginia. Meet at 9:30 in the parking lot. Well spend some
time in the meadows and along the woodland edges around the grounds. If we
find a lot to see and linger until lunchtime, well have our bring-your-own
picnic at the center. Be sure to bring food and plenty to drink because we
wont be near stores or restaurants.
 
From the music center we will work our way slowly southwest along the BRP
toward Sparta, stopping along the roadside periodically to check flowering
meadows and woodland edges. We wont do much hiking; it will be a
drive-and-stop kind of trip. If we have time and there is interest, we could
continue on to Doughton Park.
 
This trip is open to everyone, so bring family and friends, including older
children. (No pets, please.) We are inviting bird club and Audubon Society
members and the NC Native Plant Society on this trip, so there is sure to be
a wealth of knowledge and expertise for nearly every area of interest.
 
What to bring: There are restrooms and water at the Blue Ridge Music Center
but no facilities beyond there. Bring snacks and food for picnic lunch, and
be sure to bring plenty of water. Wear sturdy shoes and a hat, and you may
need a sweater early in the day. Bring field guides that suit your
particular naturalist interests and any field equipment you like to use such
as hand lens, binoculars, and scopes. DO NOT bring nets for butterflies and
dragonflies. No collecting of specimens of any kind is allowed on the BRP.
However, photography is welcome and there should be plenty of photographic
opportunities.
 
Cancellation: A little earlier morning fog and drizzle wont deter us, but
the trip will be cancelled if the forecast is for inclement weather all day.
Check the forecast for Sparta, NC, before departing from the Triad. If you
have questions, contact the trip leader, Dennis Burnette,
deburnette AT triad.rr.com.

Subject: Re: wake county leps
From: "Dennis Forsythe" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Tue, 20 Sep 2016 16:27:49 -0400
Brian,

Maybe in NC we have not seen a single Creole Pearly-Eye here in coastal SC.

Dennis

On Tue, Sep 20, 2016 at 4:10 PM, Brian Bockhahn 
wrote:

> Surprised to find some leps during yesterdays storms while on the fall
> bird count at Falls Lake, but they were fluttering before and during...not
> so much after.  0700-1500
>
> 3 e tiger sw
> 2 cloudless sulphur
> 3 sleepy orange
> 1 red-banded hairstreak
> 6 e tailed blue
> 4 pearl crescent
> 1 American lady
> 3 common buckeye
> 2 red-spotted purple
> 2 creole pearly eye
> 5 Carolina satyr
> 12 clouded skipper
> 1 dun skipper
>
> This must be a good year for Creole pearly-eyes, I have had more this year
> than normal it seems.  The two today were seen well during the heaviest of
> rain and lightning as I had to beach my kayak on the lake shore and take
> shelter.  While under my umbrella crouching in a swampy floodplain I saw
> one  fly up and land in a tree right next to me!  Camera in dry bag and
> phone soaked through so not great pics but good fresh specimen!
>
>
> --
> Brian Bockhahn
> birdranger248 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: wake county leps
From: "Brian Bockhahn" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Tue, 20 Sep 2016 16:10:47 -0400
Surprised to find some leps during yesterdays storms while on the fall bird
count at Falls Lake, but they were fluttering before and during...not so
much after.  0700-1500

3 e tiger sw
2 cloudless sulphur
3 sleepy orange
1 red-banded hairstreak
6 e tailed blue
4 pearl crescent
1 American lady
3 common buckeye
2 red-spotted purple
2 creole pearly eye
5 Carolina satyr
12 clouded skipper
1 dun skipper

This must be a good year for Creole pearly-eyes, I have had more this year
than normal it seems.  The two today were seen well during the heaviest of
rain and lightning as I had to beach my kayak on the lake shore and take
shelter.  While under my umbrella crouching in a swampy floodplain I saw
one  fly up and land in a tree right next to me!  Camera in dry bag and
phone soaked through so not great pics but good fresh specimen!


-- 
Brian Bockhahn
birdranger248 AT gmail.com
Subject: Cowans Ford Wildlife Refuge
From: "Gilson, Robert L." <Robert.Gilson AT mecklenburgcountync.gov>
Date: Tue, 20 Sep 2016 20:10:30 +0000
Michael Costa and I spent about an hour or so at a study sight within Cowans 
Ford Wildlife Refuge in Mecklenburg County today and noted the following leps 
and odes 


Butterflies
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

1

Orange Sulphur

1

Cloudless Sulphur

5

Little Yellow

2

Sleepy Orange

1

Eastern Tailed-Blue

12

American Snout

1

Variegated Fritillary

2

Great Spangled Fritillary

1

Common Buckeye

3

Red spotted Purple

2

Carolina Satyr

4

Long-tailed Skipper

1

Clouded Skipper

2

Common Least Skipper

2


Moths
Lucerne Moth                                   1
Virbia Sp.                                             1
Green Cloverworm                         3
Vetch Looper                                     1

Odes
Eastern Pondhawk                          1
Common Whitetail                          2
Great Blue Skimmer                       2
Unknown Clubtail                            1

Rob Gilson
Mooresville NC
Subject: Fwd: Re: Painted Lady
From: Will Cook <cwcook AT duke.edu>
Date: Tue, 20 Sep 2016 15:07:10 -0400
Can anyone help Gerard find some Painted Ladies? He's in NC currently. 
You can read more about his research at gerardtalavera.com

Will


-------- Forwarded Message --------
Subject: Re: Painted Lady
Date: Sun, 18 Sep 2016 11:49:32 -0400
From: Gerard Talavera 
To: Will Cook 

Dear Will,

I am Gerard, Lisa’s friend who is working on painted lady butterflies. 
Hope you are doing well. You gave me some good advice and information 
about painted ladies some time ago and I would like to ask you how it 
has been the season this year in the Carolinas. Have you seen any? In 
the northeast, as usual, there have been no records at all.

This week I will be driving from Boston to Florida, and I will do some 
stops in the way to see if I can find any adult or breeding sites. If 
you happen to have some good localities that you would definitely 
prioritize in North or South Carolina, or Virginia, I would very much 
appreciate if you could let me know. As per your suggestion, I have been 
following Carolinaleps forum, and got some records in september last 
year in localities that I will try to visit. I do not have much time 
unfortunately but hope I can at least have a look to 3 o 4 spots. I am 
particularly interested on finding caterpillars, which is sometimes more 
straightforward than the adults, so farms or field areas with abundance 
of thistles are very good candidates.

On the other hand, if you or any of your colleagues would have the 
chance to collect any specimen that would be fantastic. I am doing a 
phylogeographic study worldwide, and for North America I have not a 
single specimen east from the Mississipi river. It may sound strange but 
it has been hard to see them the last couple of summers, which it seems 
actually to be the general pattern. The exception is when they appear in 
great numbers.

Thanks so much for your help!

gerard



-- 
Charles W. (Will) Cook
Nicholas School of the Environment
Division of Environmental Science & Policy
Box 90328, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708
Subject: Fwd: Carolina Sandhills NWR
From: Jules Fraytet <jlfray AT ix.netcom.com>
Date: Tue, 20 Sep 2016 08:07:21 -0400
Visited Oxpen Loop area Sunday 9/18. Temps low 90's, partly cloudy

In a profusion of  Gerardia, mixed with GoldenRod, Rabbitbox,Camphor
weed and Rabbit Tobacco
saw the following:

Common Buckeye   100+ also mineralizing on roads and in chase to mate
Variegated Fritillary  6
Gulf Fritillary 4
Palamedes Swallowtail  2
Tiger Swallowtail 2
Cloudless Sulphur 4
Little Yellow 2
Unidentified skippers and dusky-wings
Lots of Bumblebees and bee flies

Jules Fraytet
Ben Gregory
Charlotte
Subject: Butterflies in Buncombe County NC
From: Sparrel Wood <sparrelwood AT att.net>
Date: Mon, 19 Sep 2016 20:00:06 -0400
Butler Mtn 3:00
Open Field  AT  3,300' elev
Fairview, Buncombe Co, NC
Sept 19, 2016

Little Yellow (I don't see these often)
Orange sulphur
Cabbage
Eastern Tailed Blue
Sachem
Pearl crescent 
American Lady
Small Duskywing... Dreamy?
Pipevine Swallowtail
E. Tiger Swallowtail
Great Spangled Fritillary 
Variegated Fritillary
Cloudless Sulphur
Unidentified skipper

Sparrel Wood














Subject: Dainty Sulphur
From: Kevin Metcalf <skermetcalf AT earthlink.net>
Date: Mon, 19 Sep 2016 19:19:21 -0400 (GMT-04:00)




Subject: Dorante's Skipper -  Chatham County NC
From: Derb Carter <derbc AT selcnc.org>
Date: Mon, 19 Sep 2016 11:07:14 +0000
Yesterday afternoon I unsuccessfully chased a Mourning Warbler found the 
previous day in a power line cut adjacent to the upper New Hope arm of Jordan 
Lake in Chatham County, NC. There were a good number of butterflies on the 
patches of bidens. While I dipped on the bird, consolation prize was a nice 
Dorante's Skipper, my first in North Carolina. 


Derb Carter

Subject: Moore and Scotland County Leps 9/18/16
From: Chris Talking ton <destamona AT carolina.rr.com>
Date: Sun, 18 Sep 2016 22:16:14 -0400
A list from today for Richmond , Scotland , and Moore County NC . Thanks to 
Richard Stickney for showing us around some of his Butterfly spots . 


Hoffman Rd Richmond County 

Spice bush Swallowtail                 8
Palamedes  Swallowtail.               1 
Variegated Frit.                              12
Gray Hairstreak.                             2
Clouded Skipper.                           2
C. Buckeye.                                   Many
Am. Lady.                                      4
Gulf Frit.                                        3
Eastern-tailed Blue.                       Many
Little Yellow.                                  Many
Cloudless Sulphur.                        Many
Sleepy Orange.                              Many
Silver-spotted Skipper.                  3


Scotland County  off Hoffman Rd

Tiger Swallowtail.                           3
Buckeye.                                      11
Gulf Frit.                                         5
Variegated Frit.                              7
Little Yellow.                                  Many
Sleepy Orange.                             16
Cloudless Sulphur.                        11
Eastern-tailed Blue.                       8
Spicebush Swallowtail.                 6
Palamedes                                     2
Whirlabout Skipper.                       1
Dun Skipper.                                  1
Yehl Skippers.                                3
Meske's Skipper.                           2
Swarthy Skipper.                           4
Ocola Skipper.                               1
Fiery Skipper.                                1
Sachem.                                        1
Gray Hairstreak.                            4
Red-banded Hairstreak.               1
Silver-spotted Skipper.                 2

Sandhills Community College   Moore County 

Tiger Swallowtail.                         3
Palamedes.                                  1
Spicebush Swallowtail.                4
Gulf Frit.                                       2
Variegated Frit.                            1
Eastern-tailed Blue.                     8
White M Hairstreak.                     1
Red-banded Hairstreak               3
Gray Hairstreak.                          2
Buckeye.                                     3
Am. Lady.                                    2
Red-spotted Purple.                   1
Cloudless Sulphur.                      2
Sleepy Orange.                           4
Little Yellow 
Dion Skipper.                              6
Yehl Skipper.                               5
Swarthy Skipper.                        1
Ocola Skipper.                           1
Fiery Skipper.                             4
Sachem.                                     3
Long-tailed Skipper.                   1
Hoary Edge.                               2
Silver-spotted Skipper.              5





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Subject: Wild Indigo Duskywings at Pond Mountain Gameland
From: "Gene Schepker" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Sun, 18 Sep 2016 12:03:36 -0400
On the report for Thursday 9/15/16 on our report from Pond Mountain, Ashe
County, we would like to add 4 Wild Indigo Duskywings after digital review!

Gene Schepker and Sven Halling
Subject: Richmond Co. butterflies-McKinney Lake State Fish Hatchery and Sandhills Game Land-09/17/2016
From: "Mike Turner" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Sat, 17 Sep 2016 21:09:04 -0400
Today I visited two places in Richmond Co. My goal was to see Dotted and
Meske's Skippers, Richard Stickney reported both species this week from
Scotland Co. I had no luck finding either species, though I found a lot of
purple composites in flower. Highlights were 8 Gulf Fritillaries and 1
Long-tailed Skipper. The last time I saw a Long-tailed Skipper in NC was
the fall of 2012. Also of note was 1 Yehl Skipper. Good butterflying.

E. Tiger Swallowtail 1
Spicebush Swallowtail 4
Palamedes Swallowtail 7
Orange Sulphur 1
Cloudless Sulphur 9
Little Yellow 36
Sleepy Orange 7
Gray Hairstreak   4
E. Tailed-Blue   9
Gulf Fritillary   8
Variegated Fritillary   36
Pearl Crescent   4
Am. Lady   1
Common Buckeye   45
Carolina Satyr   5
Monarch   1
Silver-spotted Skipper   5
Long-tailed Skipper   1
Horace's Duskywing   2
Wild Indigo Duskywing   1
Clouded Skipper   3
Least Skipper   2
Fiery Skipper   9
Yehl Skipper   1
Dun Skipper   1
Ocola Skipper 2

Mike Turner
Raleigh, NC
Subject: Mecklenburg County (barely!), NC leps
From: "\"drivesa3 AT aol.com\"" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps@duke.edu>
Date: Sat, 17 Sep 2016 16:10:59 -0400
 Between 5:30 and 6:30 yesterday evening, I walked along 6-mile Creek 
Greenway (just inside Mecklenburg County at the Union Counry line) thinking I'd 
be birding at that late hour. What I found was a plethora of what I think is 
Joe-pye Weed and Beggartick with lots of insect activity. I saw: 

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1Spicebush Swallowtail 1Red-banded Hairstreak 2Pearl 
Crescent 8Carolina Satyr 2Gemmed Satyr 2Clouded Skipper 10 


 Went back today between 12:00 and 01:00 PM, where it was overcast for the 
first 15 minutes but cleared quickly. The Clouded Skippers and Pearl Crescents 
were abundant. I saw: 

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4Spicebush Swallowtail 1Red-banded Hairstreak 5Gemmed 
Satyr 4Carolina Satyr 2Pearl Crescent 30Viceroy 1Clouded Skipper 24Fiery 
Skipper 2Sachem 1Zabulon Skipper 1Least Skipper 2Ocola Skipper 5 

The count of Pearl Crescents and Clouded Skippers would be higher I'm sure if I 
weren't as careful as I was. Best counts ever for me! 

George AndrewsIndian Trail, NC
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Subject: Madison County, Sept. 16
From: "Gail Lankford" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Fri, 16 Sep 2016 20:39:50 -0400
Michelle Marshall, Janie Owens, Sue Perry, and Ruth Young and I tried to
find some interesting BFs today. What we got was a short list of only 19
species and lots of dust! It has not rained in the area for over a month.

Pipevine ST - several
Cabbage White - 2
Clouded Sulphur - 1
Cloudless Sulphur -  several
Little Yellow - several
Sleepy Orange - 3
Gray Hairstreak - 10
ETB - many
Variegated Frit - 1
Diana Frit - 1 female
Great Spangled Frit - 3
Pearl Crescent - many
E. Comma - 1
C. Buckeye - many
Red-spotted Purple - 3 or 4
C. Satyr - 5
Clouded Skipper - 1
Fiery Skipper - 2
Least Skipper - few

Gail Lankford
Subject: Durham county leps
From: "Brian Bockhahn" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Fri, 16 Sep 2016 13:58:10 -0400
Sep 16 this morning at Flat River, durham county.  Despite some massive
mowing much still flying.

4 E Tiger Swallowtail
2 Spicebush Swallowtail
6 Cabbage White
25 Cloudless Sulphur
30 Sleepy Orange
1 Red-banded Hairstreak
15 E tailed blue
6 Variegated Fritillary
20 Pearl Crescent
2 Question Mark
2 Eastern Comma
3 Red Admiral
8 Common Buckeye
10 Red-spotted Purple
12 Viceroy
7 Hackberry Emperor
2 Tawny Emperor
2 Gemmed Satyr
20 Carolina Satyr
1 Monarch (female looking to lay eggs, probably last of the last brood for
around here)
2 Horaces Duskywing
25 Clouded Skipper, fresh an courting
8 Fiery Skipper
2 Sachem
2 Dun Skipper

-- 
Brian Bockhahn
birdranger248 AT gmail.com
Subject: Rockingham County leps
From: "Brian Bockhahn" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Fri, 16 Sep 2016 13:52:58 -0400
During spring bird count Sep 15 at Mayo River State Park I tallied

6 E Tiger Swallowtail
9 Cabbage White (1 without spots or black, had me thinking other species!)
1 Clouded Sulphur
8 Cloudless Sulphur
14 Sleepy Orange
16 E tailed blue
6 Summer Azure
1 American Snout
1 Variegated Fritillary
3 Great Spangled Fritillary
14 Pearl Crescent
1 anglewing sp
1 Common Buckeye
5 Red-spotted Purple
1 Viceroy
5 Hackberry Emperor
1 Tawny Emperor
4 Gemmed Satyr
50 Carolina Satyr
2 Common Wood-nymph
1 Monarch
8 Clouded Skipper
1 Fiery Skipper
6 Sachem

-- 
Brian Bockhahn
birdranger248 AT gmail.com
Subject: Giant Swallowtail
From: Loretta Lutman <butterflies_bg AT triad.rr.com>
Date: Fri, 16 Sep 2016 08:10:37 -0400
Wednesday afternoon, I glanced outside and saw a Giant Swallowtail nectaring on 
a bright red zinnia. It left the zinnia, came back for a few more minutes, then 
flew off. Several walks through the garden the rest of the day, it was not 
sighted again. A late posting for Wednesday, Sept 14, due to not yet having a 
website. Will send one for proof when that happens. 


Also saw a fresh Variegated fritillary ovipositing on violets. When I began to 
count, she made 53 contacts with violets, but at least that many before I 
started counting. With some contacts, there were no eggs, but I did manage to 
find and collect six eggs, which are about the size of Monarch eggs, and 
smaller than most butterfly eggs of the 15 species I’ve raised. 


Loretta Lutman
Asheboro, NC


Subject: James IS, SC leps 15 Sept. 2016
From: "Dennis Forsythe" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Fri, 16 Sep 2016 06:47:08 -0400
All,

Donna and I spent some time yesterday afternoon at Holy Cross Cemetery and
Ft Johnson.  We had:

Holy Cross Cemetery
Little Yellow 1
Cloudless Sulfur 5
Ceraunus Blue 1
Gulf Fritillary 25
Red-spotted Purple 1
Monarch 3
Long-tailed Skipper 4
Horace's Duskywing 1
Zarucco Duskywing 1
Fiery Skipper 2
Ocola Skipper 9

Ft Johnson
Cloudless Sulfur 5
Gray Hairstreak 1
Gulf Fritillary 55+
Monarch 1
Silver-spotted Skipper 1
Long-tailed Skipper 6
Horace's Duskywing 1
Zarucco Duskywing 1
Tropical Checkered-Skipper 1
Fiery Skipper 4
Salt Marsh Skipper 30+
Ocola Skipper 15


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: American Coppers, White-M Hairstreak Ashe County
From: "Gene Schepker" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Thu, 15 Sep 2016 21:29:00 -0400
Sven Halling and I went to the northwest corner of Ashe County to the Pond
Mountain Gameland and stopped at several places along the road and a small
field next to the Gilespie Community Church.

Inside the gameland:

Eastern Tailed-blue  19
Monarch  2
Meadow Fritillary 24
:Pearl Crescent  86
Cabbage White  64
Great Spangled Fritillary  15
Viceroy 3
American Copper 6 (my FOY, Sven had many in Sweden this summer)
Cloudless Sulphur 7
Orange Sulphur  7
Variegated Fritillary 4
Clouded Sulphur 6
Common Buckeye 3
Red Admiral 1
Pipevine Swallowtail 8
Black Swallowtail 1
Gray Hairstreak 1
Sachem 1
Swarthy Skipper 1
Peck's Skipper  1
Horace's Duskywing 3  (several speedy,small Duskywings that we couldn't
identify)

Outside the gameland we found:

White-M Hairstreak  1  (FOY for both of us)
Eastern Comma 1 (3 Anglewing sp.)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail  5
Pipevine Swallowtail  14
Orange Sulphur 1
Clouded Sulphur 9
Azure  1
American Copper 1 (near the church)
Meadow Fritillary 50 +
Great Spangled Fritillary 1
Variegated Fritillary 2
Viceroy 2
Monarch 1
Cabbage White 14
Pearl Crescent 19
Least Skipper  10
Peck's Skipper  3
Fiery Skipper 1
Silver-spotted Skipper 1

.Temperatures never got above 68 at the bottom of the mountain, It was 62
when we reached the top and worked our way down,  Plenty of blossoms, very
few skippers...

Gene Schepker and Sven Halling
Subject: Jackson Co., NC-is this a Yehl Skipper?
From: "Mike Turner" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Wed, 14 Sep 2016 20:47:31 -0400
I thought I knew what a Yehl Skipper looked like, but this skipper has me
confused! This picture was taken along the Chattooga River near Cashiers,
NC, in Jackson County. If it isn't a Yehl Skipper, what is it? I'll post my
sightings from the mountains later this week. Right now I just want to know
what this is! Thanks for any help you can give me. Pics 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=Cdc-Me5vtBTC_YxHD9UhkyI1AgPqVhW_qin-894Vw_w&s=I2W49t0edH2kuk56PRVCCPlpWl9UABw_0uMhwpgCMec&e= 


Mike Turner
Raleigh, NC
Subject: Macon County, NC leps 9/14/2016
From: "Jason Love" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Wed, 14 Sep 2016 18:01:37 -0400
Folks,
Today on the buttefly bush at Coweeta Hydrologic Lab, I saw the following
during a 5 minute survey:
:
Pipevine Swallowtail - 2
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail - 1
Great Spangled Fritillary - 3
Diana Fritillary - 2 (both female, 1 worn, 1 fairly fresh)
Eastern-tailed Blue - 1
Common Buckeye - 7 (all fairly fresh)
Silver-spotted Skipper - 1 (worn)
Sachem - 3
Fiery Skipper - 4
Ocala Skipper - 2
Clouded Skipper - 1

Cheers,
Jason Love
Otto, NC
Subject: Pitt County, 14 September 2016
From: "Abdulali, Salman" <ABDULALIS AT ecu.edu>
Date: Wed, 14 Sep 2016 18:15:46 +0000
A few butterflies seen today on the ECU campus (Pitt County, 2016-09-14):

Long-tailed Skipper, 1, first of year
Silver-spotted Skipper, 1
Ocola Skipper, 1
Fiery Skipper, 5
Cloudless Sulphur, 1
Variegated Fritillary, 1

Salman Abdulali
Greenville, NC
Subject: Sandhills Butterflies
From: Richard Stickney <RichardS AT ncmls.org>
Date: Wed, 14 Sep 2016 14:52:24 +0000
Hi all,

I went back to the Sandhills on Monday and had a pretty good day under perfect 
weather. Best find was about half a dozen Dotted Skippers in Scotland County. 
After looking on every Liatris, I finally saw them on Buttonweed, a small 
purple-flowered plant growing in the path. One even sat for some nice photos. 
Others from that site: 

Spicebush ST - 20 or so plus 3 cats
Palamedes ST - 2
Little Yellow - 5
Sleepy Orange - 3
Cloudless Sulphur - 1  just one?
Gray HS - 5
Gulf Fritillary - 1
Variegated Frit. - 3
Buckeye - 5
Cloudywing - 3 cats on beggarweed, check out my photo and see if you agree on 
ID 

Zarucco Duskywing - 3
Clouded Skipper - 2
Fiery Skipper - 1
Dotted Skipper - several, hard to count, most were males
Meske's Skipper - 1 beautiful fresh one

I spent 2 hours at Sandhills CC Gardens and the nearby ponds and had:
ETS - several
Spicebush ST - 2
Cloudless Sulphur - 2
Sleepy Orange - 2
Gray HS - 2
Red-banded HS - 1
ETB - 1
Variegated Frit. - 2
American Lady - 1 and no cats on big stand of Everlasting
Pearl Crescent - 2
SSS - several
Long-tailed Skipper - 1
Cloudywing - a couple more cats
Duskywing - a couple of flybys
Ocola Skipper - 2
Clouded Skipper - at least 20
Fiery Skipper - 2
Little Glassywing - 1
Yehl Skipper - 1 I usually see several here
Dion Skipper - 5

Richard Stickney
NC Museum of Life & Science

www.flickr.com/photos/rstickney 



Subject: A Few Mecklenburg County Butterflies
From: "Gilson, Robert L." <Robert.Gilson AT mecklenburgcountync.gov>
Date: Wed, 14 Sep 2016 10:20:57 +0000
While at a study plot at Cowan’s Ford Wildlife Refuge along the Catawba River 
yesterday (09-13-2016) Lenny Lampel, Michael Costa, and I noted the following 
butterflies and odes. 


Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

1

Spicebush Swallowtail

2

Cloudless Sulphur

10

Little Yellow

1

Sleepy Orange

1

Eastern Tailed-Blue

5

American Snout

1

Variegated Fritillary

4

Pearl Crescent

1

Polygonia sp.

1

Common Buckeye

4

Red spotted Purple

6

Gemmed Satyr

2

Carolina Satyr

3

Hoary Edge

1

Common Checkered-Skipper

1


Eastern Pondhawk

1

Widow Skimmer

1

Twelve-spotted Skimmer

1

Great Blue Skimmer

2



Rob Gilson
Mooresville, NC




Subject: Gulf Fritillary in Raleigh, Appalachian Brown in Durham
From: "dorothypugh" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Tue, 13 Sep 2016 22:57:34 -0400
 I saw a Gulf Fritillary at the Prairie Ridge Ecostation in Raleigh, NC, on 
Sept. 10 and Appalachian Browns, one each on Sept. 8 and 10, and have photos: 



https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.dpughphoto.com_critters-5Fseptember-5F2016&d=CwICaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=AW6ynNwqMRYOC5_V-OXupeOzu1c7t6wxY89gEYYgxa4&m=Kj1sXug5lfP1270thCpHEqn63fGdX4JJbEIv4rjlDYc&s=WXXV9RO-dnQLNxtBS6lNIWDGDefWF7IJKurE-xRcR4Q&e= 


Dorothy Pugh
Durham, NC

 


Subject: Blue Ridge Pkwy Field Trip, Sept. 24
From: Dennis Burnette <deburnette AT triad.rr.com>
Date: Tue, 13 Sep 2016 16:59:39 -0400
CBS Blue Ridge Pkwy Field Trip, Sept. 24
 
The Blue Ridge Parkway (BRP) in late September is a beautiful place to end
our summer fun of watching butterflies and other wildlife and welcome the
beginning of autumn. CBS will journey to the BRP on the last full weekend of
September. We hope youll join us for a fun field trip on Saturday, Sept.
24.
 
Although butterflies are our thing, this outing is for naturalists of all
kinds, no matter where your interests lie. We have set it on this date
because the end of September is prime time for Monarch migration, and these
beautiful and interesting butterflies tend to follow the BRP on their
journey south to Mexico. For the birders among us, the date also is near the
peak of migration for hawks. Most butterfliers pay attention to plants, too,
and late summer wildflowers will be blooming in profusion. Some of the
leaves will have begun to take on autumn colors, as well. There will be
something to see for just about everyone.
 
We will begin our day on the BRP at the Blue Ridge Music Center at Milepost
213 just inside Virginia. Meet at 9:30 in the parking lot. Well spend some
time in the meadows and along the woodland edges around the grounds. If we
find a lot to see and linger until lunchtime, well have our bring-your-own
picnic at the center. Be sure to bring food and plenty to drink because we
wont be near stores or restaurants.
 
From the music center we will work our way slowly southwest along the BRP
toward Sparta, stopping along the roadside periodically to check flowering
meadows and woodland edges. We wont do much hiking; it will be a
drive-and-stop kind of trip. If we have time and there is interest, we could
continue on to Doughton Park.
 
This trip is open to everyone, so bring family and friends, including older
children. (No pets, please.) We are inviting bird club and Audubon Society
members and the NC Native Plant Society on this trip, so there is sure to be
a wealth of knowledge and expertise for nearly every area of interest.
 
What to bring: There are restrooms and water at the Blue Ridge Music Center
but no facilities beyond there. Bring snacks and food for picnic lunch, and
be sure to bring plenty of water. Wear sturdy shoes and a hat, and you may
need a sweater early in the day. Bring field guides that suit your
particular naturalist interests and any field equipment you like to use such
as hand lens, binoculars, and scopes. DO NOT bring nets for butterflies and
dragonflies. No collecting of specimens of any kind is allowed on the BRP.
However, photography is welcome and there should be plenty of photographic
opportunities.
 
Cancellation: A little earlier morning fog and drizzle wont deter us, but
the trip will be cancelled if the forecast is for inclement weather all day.
Check the forecast for Sparta, NC, before departing from the Triad. If you
have questions, contact the trip leader, Dennis Burnette,
deburnette AT triad.rr.com.

Subject: SI Group Visit
From: Richard Stickney <RichardS AT ncmls.org>
Date: Tue, 13 Sep 2016 16:15:08 +0000
Hi all,

I'd like to go to the SI Group site but can't make the group trip this weekend. 
I will be coming through the next week and would like information on how to 
visit; I assume I can't just drop in on my own. I know Arthur Sweatman is the 
contact but don't have his info. If someone could pass that on I'd appreciate 
it. 


Richard Stickney
Subject: Pitt County, 12 September 2016
From: "Abdulali, Salman" <ABDULALIS AT ecu.edu>
Date: Mon, 12 Sep 2016 19:05:37 +0000
A few butterflies seen on the ECU campus today (Pitt County, 2016-09-12):

Palamedes Swallowtail, 1, first of year for Pitt
Cloudless Sulphur, 2
Sleepy Orange, 1
Silver-spotted Skipper, 1
Ocola Skipper, 4
Fiery Skipper, 15

Salman Abdulali
Greenville, NC
Subject: Holly Shelter Game Land butterflies 9/11/2016
From: "Jeff Pippen" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Mon, 12 Sep 2016 14:22:43 -0400
Butterfliers,

Yesterday (9/11/2016) we butterflied various sites in the Holly Shelter Game 
Land in Pender Co., NC. The most productive areas were longleaf pine habitats 
that were burned within the last couple of years and had high concentrations of 
nectar plants like Balduina 
(https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.jeffpippen.com_plants_balduina.htm&d=CwIFAg&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=AW6ynNwqMRYOC5_V-OXupeOzu1c7t6wxY89gEYYgxa4&m=Ci6mlMY-Ca-_jFYI95cf5MPapLXcbejJwpcqFsVSNUw&s=WbzoZvMfqlp9b_pYLi8IJu-tUcjl4VdmmWOlj5i2x8o&e= 
) and Carphephorus 
(https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.jeffpippen.com_plants_carphephorus.htm&d=CwIFAg&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=AW6ynNwqMRYOC5_V-OXupeOzu1c7t6wxY89gEYYgxa4&m=Ci6mlMY-Ca-_jFYI95cf5MPapLXcbejJwpcqFsVSNUw&s=pnEajfN9cUg_XcaBsss3ld2HlouyMdN1-CynWoG3yFw&e= 
). 


While we missed finding Great Purple Hairstreak, Long-tailed Skipper, and any 
lady, the Ocola Skipper numbers were truly impressive! Below is the list, 
representing about 5.5 hours of effort. A few photo highlights are linked. 


Spicebush Swallowtail (troilus), 3
Palamedes Swallowtail, 145

Clouless Sulphur (sennae), 132
Sleepy Orange (nicippe), 14
Little Yellow (lisa), 4

Gray Hairstreak (melinus), 12
Red-banded Hairstreak (cecrops), 11
Eastern Tailed-Blue (comyntas), 4

Little Metalmark (virginiensis), 4

https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.jeffpippen.com_butterflies_littlemetalmark.htm&d=CwIFAg&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=AW6ynNwqMRYOC5_V-OXupeOzu1c7t6wxY89gEYYgxa4&m=Ci6mlMY-Ca-_jFYI95cf5MPapLXcbejJwpcqFsVSNUw&s=kWx_w8WNZk98E50OUj8jalu7cLPzVCc0Syb6ipH6tck&e= 


Gulf Fritillary (vanillae), 1
Pearl Crescent (tharos), 6 
Common Buckeye (coenia), 83
Viceroy (archippus), 1
Common Wood-Nymph (pegala), 13
Carolina/Intricate Satyr (sosybius/intricata), 2
Georgia Satyr (aereolata), 2

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=Ci6mlMY-Ca-_jFYI95cf5MPapLXcbejJwpcqFsVSNUw&s=F6UGrjnymheFTSkz7lH1MPOsbDdgnixP9qaO15N7ERI&e= 


Monarch (plexippus), 1

Silver-spotted Skipper (clarus), 2
Swarthy Skipper (lherminier), 1
Clouded Skipper (accius), 2
Fiery Skipper (phyleus), 14
Tawny-edged Skipper (themistocles), 2
Southern Broken-Dash (otho), 4
Yehl Skipper, 1

https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.jeffpippen.com_butterflies_yehlskipper.htm&d=CwIFAg&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=AW6ynNwqMRYOC5_V-OXupeOzu1c7t6wxY89gEYYgxa4&m=Ci6mlMY-Ca-_jFYI95cf5MPapLXcbejJwpcqFsVSNUw&s=MZvEXd4UmUDGuBMIhqh-9SHqNX8zl1BdykMMMG3zSo8&e= 
(second row from bottom) 


Dion Skipper, 5

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Ocola Skipper, 180

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Salt Marsh Skipper (panoquin), 1

Good Butterflying!
Jeff

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Subject: Re: Berkeley Co., SC Leps 11 Sept. 2016
From: "Dennis Forsythe" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Mon, 12 Sep 2016 09:03:42 -0400
All,

After much discussion I am withdrawing the Neamanthia Skipper iiD in favor
of a Swarthy Skipper.  Occam's Razor

Dennis

On Mon, Sep 12, 2016 at 6:39 AM, Dennis Forsythe 
wrote:

> All,
>
> Donna and I drove Hoover Rd in the Berkeley Co. section of the Francis
> Marion NF from 12:00 - 14:15.  There was a lot on Ironweed and bitter
> mint.  We had:
>
> Palamedes Swalllowtail 9
> Cloudless Sulfur 15
> Little Yellow 150+
> Sleepy Orange 9
> Gray Hairstreak 15
> Gulf Fritillary 10
> Common Buckeye 25
> Pearl Crescent 3
> Common Wood-Nymph 1
> Long-tailed Skipper 3
> DORANTES LONGTAIL 1
> Zarucco Duskywing 5
> Southern Cloudywing 5
> Northern Cloudywing 1
> NEAMANTHIS SKIPPER  1 a known location
> Tawny-edge Skipper
> Whirlabout 2
> Northern Broken-Dash 1
> Byssus Skipper 2
> Ocola Skipper 15
>
> 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
>



-- 
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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: French Quarter Creek(FS 229) Rd, Berkeley Co., SC leps 11 Sept 2016
From: "Dennis Forsythe" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Mon, 12 Sep 2016 07:50:05 -0400
revised list

All,
>
> Donna and I spent 14:25-14:30 on French Quarter Creek (FS 229) road in the
> Berkeley Co., section of the Francis Marion NF 11 Sept 2016.  We had:
>
> E. Tiger Swallowtail 3
> Spicebush Swallowtail 1
> Palamedes Swallowtail 15
> Sleepy Orange 5
> Little Yellow 20
> Cloudless Sulfur 20
> Red-banded Hairstreak 1
> Gray Hairstreak 9
>
    Summer Azure 1

> Gulf Fritillary 9
> Common Buckeye 25
>
    Silver-spotted Skipper 1

> Long-tailed Skipper 7
> Clouded Skipper 1
>
   Fiery Skipper 1

> Whirlabout 2
> Eufala Skipper 1
> Ocola Skipper 1
>
>
> Dennis
>
>


-- 
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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: French Quarter Creek(FS 229) Rd, Berkeley Co., SC leps 11 Sept 2016
From: "Dennis Forsythe" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Mon, 12 Sep 2016 06:50:03 -0400
All,

Donna and I spent 14:25-14:30 on French Quarter Creek (FS 229) road in the
Berkeley Co., section of the Francis Marion NF 11 Sept 2016.  We had:

E. Tiger Swallowtail 3
Spicebush Swallowtail 1
Palamedes Swallowtail 15
Sleepy Orange 5
Little Yellow 20
Cloudless Sulfur 20
Red-banded Hairstreak 1
Gray Hairstreak 9
Gulf Fritillary 9
Common Buckeye 25
Long-tailed Skipper 7
Clouded Skipper 1
Whirlabout 2
Eufala Skipper 1
Ocola Skipper 1


Dennis
-- 
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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: Berkeley Co., SC Leps 11 Sept. 2016
From: "Dennis Forsythe" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Mon, 12 Sep 2016 06:39:34 -0400
All,

Donna and I drove Hoover Rd in the Berkeley Co. section of the Francis
Marion NF from 12:00 - 14:15.  There was a lot on Ironweed and bitter
mint.  We had:

Palamedes Swalllowtail 9
Cloudless Sulfur 15
Little Yellow 150+
Sleepy Orange 9
Gray Hairstreak 15
Gulf Fritillary 10
Common Buckeye 25
Pearl Crescent 3
Common Wood-Nymph 1
Long-tailed Skipper 3
DORANTES LONGTAIL 1
Zarucco Duskywing 5
Southern Cloudywing 5
Northern Cloudywing 1
NEAMANTHIS SKIPPER  1 a known location
Tawny-edge Skipper
Whirlabout 2
Northern Broken-Dash 1
Byssus Skipper 2
Ocola Skipper 15

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: Sept 10, 2016
From: Stephanie <spuckett4 AT carolina.rr.com>
Date: Sun, 11 Sep 2016 23:53:39 -0400
Seen in Cataloochee on 9/10/2016:

1 Female Diana Fritillary. Somewhat worn with a piece missing from her left 
wing 

1 Gulf Fritillary. It looked fairly fresh.

I was excited to see the female Diana as it was a first for me and surprised to 
see a Gulf Fritillary! 


Sent from my Sprint Samsung Galaxy® Note 4.
Subject: Re: carolinaleps Digest Sun, 11 Sep 2016
From: Loretta Lutman <butterflies_bg AT triad.rr.com>
Date: Sun, 11 Sep 2016 17:20:34 -0400
Lack of lantana blossoms: It’s possible that even though you purchased a 
lantana cultivar, it produced a seedling, which don’t always come up true to 
the parent plant. I have a ‘renegade’ that came up as a seedling, but it 
bloomed well, so I left it. Each year, it produces less blooms and is quite 
‘leggy,’ but even at that, it continues to be a butterfly favorite. Lantana 
doesn’t like to be fertilized - it produces growth, but not flowers. 


Loretta Lutman
Asheboro, NC






> On Sep 11, 2016, at 6:00 AM, carolinaleps-request AT duke.edu wrote:
> 
> carolinaleps Digest Sun, 11 Sep 2016
> 
> Table of contents:
> 
> 1. Why no blossoms on my Lanata? - Doug Allen 
> 2. Dukes' Skippers - "John Fussell" 
> 3. Ft. Fisher, NC butterflies - Jeff Pippen 
> 
> 
> From: Doug Allen 
> Subject: Why no blossoms on my Lanata?
> Date: September 10, 2016 at 10:47:54 AM EDT
> To: Carolinaleps 
> Reply-To: Doug Allen 
> 
> 
> We planted our butterfly garden, mainly lantana, about 7 years ago. We cut 
the lantana back to within a foot of the ground every winter. It had always 
blossomed right up to the first frost, past years. 

> 
> Some few blossoms were down low to the ground this August, and there are no 
blossoms at all in September. 

> 
> What's happened?
> 
> Doug Allen
> 
> Inman, SC
> 
> 
> 
> From: "John Fussell" 
> Subject: Dukes' Skippers
> Date: September 10, 2016 at 11:37:53 AM EDT
> To: "Carolinaleps" 
> Reply-To: "John Fussell" 
> 
> 
> On Wednesday, I returned (by kayak) to the site on lower Brices Creek where I 
found Dukes' Skippers the previous week. The site is within the Croatan 
National Forest, opposite the Craven County airport. The area is most easily 
accessed by boat. (You can walk there, but it is long and very difficult hike, 
and, if the winds are N or NE [= high water levels], almost impossible.) 

> 
> I found 8 of the skippers, but found them in a larger area than the previous 
week. The area has an abundant ground cover of the sedge Carex hyalinolepis, 
which seems to be the larval foodplant of the species. 

> 
> Water levels had been very high in the area during the passage of Hermine 
(the drift line on a lawn where I put the kayak in was much higher than I would 
have expected). Certainly all of the Carex hyalinolepis in the area would have 
been inundated for a period, probably at least several hours. I wonder how that 
would affect the skipper. In this particular area, the plants would have been 
flooded with fresh water during this event. However, at sites further down the 
Neuse, I would think that areas of Carex hyalinolepis can be flooded during 
some storm events (although maybe not this one) with somewhat saline water. I 
wonder what effect that has on the skippers. 

> 
> On yesterday I searched unsuccessfully for the skippers at Flanners Beach and 
Pinecliff in the Croatan (these are sites where the sedge is present and where 
I've found skippers in the past). However, I did find a few skippers at a site 
on private land where I've had some impressive counts in the past. All were on 
or close to a few Sagittaria flowers that were concentrated in a small area. 

> 
> (While wading around in knee-deep water at the last site I got what I assume 
is swimmers' itch, but maybe it was something else. Anyway, it certainly was 
uncomfortable.) 

> 
> John Fussell
> Morehead City, NC
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> From: Jeff Pippen 
> Subject: Ft. Fisher, NC butterflies
> Date: September 10, 2016 at 10:30:26 PM EDT
> To: CLEPS posting 
> Reply-To: Jeff Pippen 
> 
> 
> Butterfliers,
> 
> Spent the morning (10 Sep 2016) birding and butterflying various sites 
between Carolina Beach State Park, Kure Beach, and Fort Fisher in New Hanover 
Co., NC near Wilmington. Note that the big fields at the Air Force / National 
Guard Rec Area are currently off-limits due to active military activities. We 
didn’t know that and were politely asked to vacate the area while shooting 
butterflies on the vast spread of sneezeweed there! 

> 
> Diversity was unimpressive today, but the sheer numbers of Ocola Skippers 
made up for it! And, as Parker B. reported a couple of weeks ago, strangely no 
Phaon Crescents were to be found, even among the nice patches of Lippia (host 
plant) where they’re usually reliable. 

> 
> Here’s the list:
> 
> Palamedes Swallowtail, 5
> Cloudless Sulphur, 51
> Gray Hairstreak, 4
> Eastern Tailed-Blue, 1
> Gulf Fritillary, 19
> Common Buckeye, 31
> Monarch, 6
> Horace’s Duskywing, 5
> Clouded Skipper, 1
> Fiery Skipper, 15
> Whirlabout, 1
> Ocola Skipper, 395
> Salt Marsh Skipper, 30
> 
> Good Butterflying,
> Jeff
> --
> Jeffrey S. Pippen
> Durham, NC 
> 
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> 
> 
> End of carolinaleps Digest Sun, 11 Sep 2016
Subject: Re: {Disarmed} Ft. Fisher, NC butterflies
From: jfuss AT clis.com
Date: Sun, 11 Sep 2016 12:23:37 -0400
I saw at least 8 Phaon Crescents last week (Tuesday) at the Rachel 
Carson Reserve at Beaufort (NC).

There is a small area with Lippia (Phyla) nodiflora that I walk past to 
and from my shorebird surveys where Phaon Crescents are very reliable, 
in spite of the fact that the Lippia doesn't seem to be extensive.

John Fussell
Morehead City, NC



On 2016-09-10 22:30, Jeff Pippen wrote:
> Butterfliers,
> 
> Spent the morning (10 Sep 2016) birding and butterflying various sites
> between Carolina Beach State Park, Kure Beach, and Fort Fisher in New
> Hanover Co., NC near Wilmington.  Note that the big fields at the Air
> Force / National Guard Rec Area are currently off-limits due to active
> military activities.  We didn’t know that and were politely asked to
> vacate the area while shooting butterflies on the vast spread of
> sneezeweed there!
> 
> Diversity was unimpressive today, but the sheer numbers of Ocola
> Skippers made up for it!  And, as Parker B. reported a couple of weeks
> ago, strangely no Phaon Crescents were to be found, even among the
> nice patches of Lippia (host plant) where they’re usually reliable.
> 
> Here’s the list:
> 
> Palamedes Swallowtail, 5
> Cloudless Sulphur, 51
> Gray Hairstreak, 4
> Eastern Tailed-Blue, 1
> Gulf Fritillary, 19
> Common Buckeye, 31
> Monarch, 6
> Horace’s Duskywing, 5
> Clouded Skipper, 1
> Fiery Skipper, 15
> Whirlabout, 1
> Ocola Skipper, 395
> Salt Marsh Skipper, 30
> 
> Good Butterflying,
> Jeff
> 
> --
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> Durham, NC
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Subject: Sep 10 Yates Millpond trip report CBS Symposium
From: "Brian Bockhahn" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Sun, 11 Sep 2016 08:30:33 -0400
During the splendid CBS symposium at Yates Mill yesterday, 32 of us tallied
leps throughout the day and then a Bud Webster led hike afterwards.
Highlight was a Great Purple Hairstreak that I spotted during lunch, ran
back in to tell everyone interrupting their lunch, and then it lingered
happily for several hundred photos and seen by all!

11 E Tiger Swallowtail
1 Spicebush Swallowtail

1 Clouded Sulphur
5 Cloudless Sulphur
1 Little Yellow
2 Sleepy Orange

1 Great Purple Hairstreak (FOY for many of us)
3 Red-banded Hairstreak

2 American Snout
2 Variegated Fritillary
6 Pearl Crescent
1 Question Mark
2 Eastern Comma
1 Red Admiral
7 Common Buckeye (NCSU property)
7 Red-spotted Purple
4 Viceroy
1 Hackberry Emperor
2 Gemmed Satyr (1 indoors)
1 Monarch (NCSU)

1 Silver-spotted Skipper
6 Clouded Skipper
1 Least Skipper
2 Fiery Skipper
34 Ocola Skipper

Other bugs

12 Eastern Pondhawk
15 Slaty Skimmer
30 Blue Dasher
1 Wandering Glider
20 Eastern Amberwing
8 Common Whitetail

4 Scolia dubia, Blue-winged Wasp (mult common names)
1 Sphex Ichneumonus, Great Golden Digger Wasp
2 Chalybion californicum, Velvet Blue Mud Dauber
30 Xylocopa virginica, Eastern Carpenter Bee

1 Hemaris thysbe, Hummingbird Clearwing Moth
1 Black-bordered Lemon Moth



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Subject: Ft. Fisher, NC butterflies
From: "Jeff Pippen" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Sat, 10 Sep 2016 22:30:26 -0400
Butterfliers,

Spent the morning (10 Sep 2016) birding and butterflying various sites between 
Carolina Beach State Park, Kure Beach, and Fort Fisher in New Hanover Co., NC 
near Wilmington. Note that the big fields at the Air Force / National Guard Rec 
Area are currently off-limits due to active military activities. We didn’t 
know that and were politely asked to vacate the area while shooting butterflies 
on the vast spread of sneezeweed there! 


Diversity was unimpressive today, but the sheer numbers of Ocola Skippers made 
up for it! And, as Parker B. reported a couple of weeks ago, strangely no Phaon 
Crescents were to be found, even among the nice patches of Lippia (host plant) 
where they’re usually reliable. 


Here’s the list:

Palamedes Swallowtail, 5
Cloudless Sulphur, 51
Gray Hairstreak, 4
Eastern Tailed-Blue, 1
Gulf Fritillary, 19
Common Buckeye, 31
Monarch, 6
Horace’s Duskywing, 5
Clouded Skipper, 1
Fiery Skipper, 15
Whirlabout, 1
Ocola Skipper, 395
Salt Marsh Skipper, 30

Good Butterflying,
Jeff
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Durham, NC 

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Subject: Dukes' Skippers
From: "John Fussell" <jfuss AT clis.com>
Date: Sat, 10 Sep 2016 11:37:53 -0400
On Wednesday, I returned (by kayak) to the site on lower Brices Creek where 
I found Dukes' Skippers the previous week.  The site is within the Croatan 
National Forest, opposite the Craven County airport.  The area is most 
easily accessed by boat.  (You can walk there, but it is long and very 
difficult hike, and, if the winds are N or NE [= high water levels], almost 
impossible.)

I found 8 of the skippers, but found them in a larger area than the previous 
week.  The area has an abundant ground cover of the sedge Carex 
hyalinolepis, which seems to be the larval foodplant of the species.

Water levels had been very high in the area during the passage of Hermine 
(the drift line on a lawn where I put the kayak in was much higher than I 
would have expected).  Certainly all of the Carex hyalinolepis in the area 
would have been inundated for a period, probably at least several hours.  I 
wonder how that would affect the skipper.  In this particular area, the 
plants would have been flooded with fresh water during this event.  However, 
at sites further down the Neuse, I would think that areas of Carex 
hyalinolepis can be flooded during some storm events (although maybe not 
this one) with somewhat saline water.  I wonder what effect that has on the 
skippers.

On yesterday I searched unsuccessfully for the skippers at Flanners Beach 
and Pinecliff in the Croatan (these are sites where the sedge is present and 
where I've found skippers in the past).  However, I did find a few skippers 
at a site on private land where I've had some impressive counts in the past. 
All were on or close to a few Sagittaria flowers that were concentrated in a 
small area.

(While wading around in knee-deep water at the last site I got what I assume 
is swimmers' itch, but maybe it was something else.  Anyway, it certainly 
was uncomfortable.)

John Fussell
Morehead City, NC

Subject: Why no blossoms on my Lanata?
From: "Doug Allen" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Sat, 10 Sep 2016 10:47:54 -0400
We planted our butterfly garden, mainly lantana, about 7 years ago.  We cut
the lantana back to within a foot of the ground every winter.  It had
always blossomed right up to the first frost, past years.

Some few blossoms were  down low to the ground this August, and there are
no blossoms at all in September.

What's happened?

Doug Allen

Inman, SC
Subject: 9/9/16 Dinkins Bottoms, Yadkin County , NC
From: "Sven Halling" <shalling AT triad.rr.com>
Date: Fri, 9 Sep 2016 22:12:42 -0400 (EDT)
I made a short visit to Dinkins Bottoms. 92 F and partly cloudy weather.
Walked for 2 hours.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail	23
Cloudless Sulphur		11
Sleepy Orange		54
Gray Hairstreak		1
Eastern Tailed-blue		29
Summer Azure		8
American Snout		2
Great Spangled Fritillary	1
Silvery Cherckerspot	18
Pearl Crescent		57
Common Buckeye		1
Red-spotted Purple		5
Hackberry Emperor		1
Question Mark		1
Eastern Comma		1
Unid. Anglewing		1
Hackberry Emperor		2
Carolina Satyr		11

Silver-spotted Skipper	23
Horace’s Duskywing	1
Least Skipper		11
Fiery Skipper			4
Little Glassywing		1
Sachem Skipper		5
Zabulon			2
Ocola				2

Chickweed Geometer	9

Sven Halling
Lewisville, NC
Subject: 9/9/16 Lake Hills Development, Forsyth County , NC
From: "Sven Halling" <shalling AT triad.rr.com>
Date: Fri, 9 Sep 2016 21:21:50 -0400 (EDT)
Gene Schepker and Sven Halling made a short visit to Lake Hills Development,
just west of Bethania. 89 F and sunny weather. Walked for 1 1/2 hour.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail		8
Cloudless Sulphur			6
Sleepy Orange			5
Red-banded Hairstreaek		1
Eastern Tailed-blue			12
Variegated Fritillary			9
Pearl Crescent			8
Common Buckeye			18
Red-spotted Purple			4
Viceroy				4
Eastern Comma			1

Silver-spotted Skipper		5
Common Checkered Skipper	4
Least Skipper			7
Fiery Skipper				2
Sachem Skipper			9
Zabulon				1
Dun Skipper				1
Ocola					1


At the notepad:

Sven Halling
Lewisville, NC
Subject: Dare Co., NC butterflies-09/08 and 09/09/2016
From: "Mike Turner" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Fri, 9 Sep 2016 20:16:54 -0400
Yesterday, 09/08, I walked around the village of Avon on the Outer Banks
looking for butterflies. I was mostly checking Lantana and Phyla
(Frog-fruit).

Today,09/09, I drove from Avon to Hatteras and spent three hours sitting on
the beach. The large numbers of northbound Cloudless Sulphurs seen from the
beach on 9/6 (2500 in 3 hours) were not seen today. I only counted 60 in 3
hours today. My lists from both days are below. Good butterflying.

Dare Co., 09/08
Orange Sulphur 1
Cloudless Sulphur 30
Gray Hairstreak 2
Phaon Crescent 2
Pearl Crescent 1
Common Buckeye 10
Common Wood-Nymph 1
Monarch 1
Zarucco Duskywing 1
Clouded Skipper 1
Fiery Skipper 2
Ocola Skipper 1

Dare Co., 09/09
Palamedes Swallowtail 2
Cloudless Sulphur 85
Gray Hairstreak   2
Gulf Fritillary   3
Monarch   1

Mike Turner
Raleigh, NC
Subject: 9/7/16 Tanglewood Park, Forsyth County , NC
From: "Sven Halling" <shalling AT triad.rr.com>
Date: Thu, 8 Sep 2016 22:54:09 -0400 (EDT)
While walking with a small party looking for birds I saw the following
butterflies. 90 F in late afternoon. Walked for 1 hour.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail	4
Clouded Sulphur		1
Azure				7
Variegated Fritillary		4
Eastern Comma		1
Unid. Anglewing		1
Viceroy			1
Common Buckeye		9
Carolina Satyr		3

Silver-spotted Skipper	3
Sachem Skipper		4
Fiery Skipper			2



Sven Halling
Lewisville, NC
Subject: Pitt County, 8 September 2016
From: "Abdulali, Salman" <ABDULALIS AT ecu.edu>
Date: Thu, 8 Sep 2016 19:39:54 +0000
A few butterflies seen today on the ECU campus in Greenville (Pitt County, 
2016-09-08): 


Pipevine Swallowtail, 1, first of year
Spicebush Swallowtail, 2
Cloudless Sulphur, 1
Sleepy Orange, 2
Monarch, 1
Common Buckeye, 1
Silver-spotted Skipper, 1
Fiery Skipper, 10
Ocola Skipper, 1

Salman Abdulali
Greenville, NC
Subject: Mt Pleasant,, SC leps 7 September 2016
From: "Dennis Forsythe" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Thu, 8 Sep 2016 07:34:03 -0400
All,

Donna and I went on Matt Campbell's Ornithology class from Charleston
Southern University class yesterday from 1-3 PM.  We were at the Pitt St
causeway where we had the following butterflies almost all of which were
heading SE to S to SW.

Cloudless Sulfur 55
Sleepy Orange 7
Gulf Fritillary 20
Common Buckeye 2
Monarch 1
duskywing species 1

Dennis


-- 
Dennis M. Forsythe PhD
South Carolina Ebird Reviewer
South Carolina Ebutterfly Reviewer
Emeritus Professor of Biology
The Citadel
171 Moultrie St,
Charleston, SC 29409
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Subject: Dare and Hyde County, NC butterflies-09/07/2016
From: "Mike Turner" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Wed, 7 Sep 2016 21:45:17 -0400
Today I drove from Avon on the Outer Banks to mainland Dare/Hyde County in
the Dare Game Land to look for butterflies along Maple Rd., a known spot
for marsh skippers such as Berry's, Aaron's, Palatka, and Twin-spot
Skippers. I was very excited about this trip, I had been looking forward to
it for weeks. Well, Maple Rd. wasn't accessible because of a locked gate
(which may always be locked) and downed trees across Whipping Creek Rd., an
access to Maple Rd. Very disappointing! Consolations were a lone Twin-spot
Skipper (a lifer for me, but unfortunately no photos) on Stomper Rd. in
Dare County, an alligator in the canal along Whipping Creek Rd. in Hyde
County, and 2 black bear sightings. I also visited nearby Pamlico Rd. on
the Alligator River NWR and saw 1 Salt Marsh Skipper. Below is a combined
list from Stomper, Whipping Creek, and Pamlico Rd. (Dare County), and a
list from Whipping Creek Rd. in Hyde County. Oh yeah, I also counted
drive-by butterflies along NC12 on the Outer Banks (one way) and saw 786(!)
Cloudless Sulphurs, 8 Monarchs, 1 Palamades Swallowtail, and 1 Common
Wood-Nymph. Good butterflying.

Dare County
Palamedes Swallowtail 15
Cloudless Sulphur 51
Sleepy Orange 2
Summer Azure   1
Red Admiral   1
Common Buckeye   11
Viceroy   2
Common Wood-Nymph   6
Monarch   1
Least Skipper   2
Twin-spot Skipper   1
Salt Marsh Skipper   1

Hyde County
Palamedes Swallowtail 20
Cloudless Sulphur 90
Sleepy Orange 5
Gray Hairstreak   1
Red-banded Hairstreak   1
Common Buckeye   7
Common Wood-Nymph   8
Monarch   1
Least Skipper   2

Mike Turner
Raleigh, NC
Subject: Cumberland county leps
From: "Brian Bockhahn" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Wed, 7 Sep 2016 21:12:47 -0400
On Sep 5 Kyle Kittelberger and I did a moth night at Carvers Creek state
park in Cumberland County, 120 plus species of moth at least, good spider
action too.

On Sep 6 I tallied a few butterflies from 8-11am

5 Black swallowtail
4 E tiger swallowtail
5 Spicebush swallowtail
3 Palamedes swallowtail

12 Cloudless Sulphur
3 Sleepy Orange

8 Red-banded Hairstreak

1 Variegated Fritillary
1 American Lady (FOY???)
28 Common Buckeye
2 Red-spotted Purple
1 Viceroy
1 Tawny Emperor
1 Monarch

2 Silver-spotted skipper
1 Horaces duskywing
2 swarthy skipper
1 clouded skipper
15 fiery skipper
2 sachem
2 dun skipper
1 byssus skipper

-- 
Brian Bockhahn
birdranger248 AT gmail.com
Subject: Coweeta Hydrologic Lab, Nantahala National Forest, Macon County, NC
From: "Jason Love" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Wed, 7 Sep 2016 21:09:25 -0400
Folks,
Today a quick survey of the butterfly bushes near the office of Coweeta
Hydrologic Lab yielded the following butterflies:

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail - 1
Black Swallowtail - 1
Great Spangled Fritillary - 2
Silver-spotted Skipper - 3
Sachem - 7
Fiery Skipper - 3
Clouded Skipper - 1
Lace-winged Roadside Skipper - 1
Ocola Skipper - 2

Also, here is a link to a survey of butterflies at Coweeta performed by
Gary Noss in the 1990s:

https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__coweeta.uga.edu_publications_2086.pdf&d=CwIBaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=AW6ynNwqMRYOC5_V-OXupeOzu1c7t6wxY89gEYYgxa4&m=Fc2UvjoYeu-Y1p_-HCxabkBkcovsrANOTk_LqZY_Huk&s=7j4goYEfFasPo2a8UGyM6hH9e6d0SQjA_Dd-QrdkQnM&e= 


Diana's were rare this year in the mountains.  I only saw 2 males the
entire summer.  Ocola Skippers are new to Coweeta (at least for me).  I
wonder if they are becoming more common in the mountains or were simply
overlooked in the past.

Cheers,
Jason Love
Otto, NC
Subject: CBS Symposium
From: "Marty" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Wed, 7 Sep 2016 20:12:39 -0400
There is still room for you to attend the  Carolina Butterfly Society 
symposium on September 10 at Yates Mill in Raleigh , NC, but you must fill out 
your registration form and email it to Cyndy Hummel (mchummel AT mindspring.com) 
by 8:00 PM on September 8. If you email your form, you may pay at the door. You 
can find the registration form and a schedule on the CBS website – Carolina 
butterfly society.org. 


Marty Kastner 


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Subject: Sandhills & Coastal Butterflies
From: Richard Stickney <RichardS AT ncmls.org>
Date: Wed, 7 Sep 2016 16:15:14 +0000
Hi all,

I made a couple of forays in the last few days with mixed results, one to the 
Sandhills and one to Croatan NF in Craven county, mostly looking at places I've 
known to be good sites. 


Sandhills CC gardens, Moore Co. 9/5:
E. Tiger ST - several
Sleepy Orange - 2
Cloudless Sulphur - 3
Cabbage White - 1
Gray Hairstreak - 1
Monarch - 1
American Lady - 1
Carolina Satyr - 2
SSS - 2
Least Skipper - 1
Clouded Skipper - 2
Fiery Skipper - 2, skippers very low compared to usual

Sandhills Game Land along Thunder/Derby Road, Richmond Co., lots of Joe-pye 
weed and Bidens: 

ETS - 5
Spicebush ST - 2
Palamedes ST - 6
Sleepy Orange - 2
Cloudless Sulphur - 20 or so
Gray HS - 1
Red-spotted Purple - 1
Buckeye - 1
Pearl Crescent - 2
Carolina Satyr - 2
Ocola Skipper - 2
Clouded Skipper - 2
Lace-winged RS Skipper - 3

Sandhills Game Land, Scotland Co. along Hoffman Road:
ETS - 1
Spicebush ST - 3
Palamedes ST - 5
Little Yellow - 20 or so
Sleepy Orange - same
Cloudless Sulphur - 20-30, several Sulphur puddle parties but no big gatherings
Gray HS - several
Gulf Fritillary - 1
Variegated Fritillary - 20 or so
Buckeye - 5
Long-tailed Skipper - 1
S. Cloudywing - 1
Zarucco Duskywing - 3
Clouded Skipper - 2
Fiery Skipper - 2
Dotted Skipper - 2 males, surprisingly worn

My trip to Craven County was a huge disappointment. Most concerning was only 
four skippers - that's four individuals - seen in areas where there are usually 
lots. Flanners Beach, where I've seen Dukes' Skippers for three years, was 
devoid in 45 minutes' searching. Lots of Cloudless Sulphurs, one Clouded 
Skipper, a few Carolina Satyrs, a couple of Sleepy Orange and 3 ETS was the 
total for all that time. 


I then spent an hour and change in a usually productive powerline cut on 
Catfish Lake Road. The only thing seen in numbers was Georgia Satyr, about 20 
(got some nice photos too). Otherwise, very little: 

ETS - 5
Palamedes ST - 4
Sleepy Orange - 2
Cloudless Sulphur - 2 shockingly low
Gray HS - 1
ETB - 1
Red-banded HS - 1
Summer Azure - 1
Buckeye - 2
Carolina Satyr - 4
Swarthy Skipper - 2
Fiery Skipper - 1

There may be something to the spraying theory, though I doubt it would drift 
that far from civilization. The Zika virus may be the worst thing ever to 
happen to Southeastern coastal butterflies. 


Richard Stickney
NC Museum of Life & Science

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Subject: Some Macon County, NC leps - report from September 5th
From: "Jason Love" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Tue, 6 Sep 2016 20:58:32 -0400
Folks,
Went on a hike along the Bartram Trail from Jones Gap to Whiterock Mtn and
back (~3.7 miles total).  Hoped to find an American Copper in the wildlife
opening near Jones Knob, but no luck. The late Ron Gatrelle found one here
in the late 1990s I believe.  The wildlife opening was pretty grown up and
needs to be bush-hogged to keep the encroaching trees and shrubs at bay.

Here are the butterflies encountered along the way:

9/5/2016 - Bartram Trail - Jones Gap to Whiterock Mtn.
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail - 3
Pipevine Swallowtail - 1
Cloudless Sulphur - 53 (watched them pass by for about 30 minutes while
eating lunch atop Whiterock Mtn.)
Eastern Tailed-Blue - 3
Azure spp - 1
Gray Hairstreak - 1 (worn)
Silvery Checkerspot - 1
Pearl Crescent - 1
American Lady - 1
Common Wood-Nymph - 1
Silver-spotted Skipper - 1
Sachem - 1
Clouded Skipper - 2

Also spotted a Copperhead and Eastern Milk Snake under a large flat boulder
at Whiterock.

Later that afternoon at my house in Macon County, I rambled around the yard
and noted the following:
Orange Sulphur - 1
Cloudless Sulphur - 3
Eastern Tailed-Blue - 3
Azure spp - 1
Red-banded Hairstreak - 2 (worn)
Sachem - 4
Clouded Skipper - 1
Unidentified orange skipper - Least? - 1

Cheers,
Jason Love
Otto, NC
Subject: coastal NC butterflies-09/04/2016 & 09/06/2016
From: "Mike Turner" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Tue, 6 Sep 2016 18:56:50 -0400
On Sunday, the significant other and I drove down to Avon, NC for our
annual week-long Labor Day-week vacation in the Outer Banks. On the way
down, at the rest stop on US64 in Plymouth, NC (Washington Co.), I saw 1
Palamedes Swallowtail, 3 Cloudless Sulphurs, 2 Sleepy Oranges, 1
Red-spotted Purple, 1 Silver-spotted Skipper, and 1 Ocola Skipper.

In mainland Dare Co., driving through Alligator River NWR, I counted
butterflies from the car; 8 Palamedes Swallowtail, 76 Cloudless Sulphurs,
and 1 Monarch.

Today, while sitting on the beach reading, I took breaks to count the
hundreds of northbound Cloudless Sulphurs. at 1:30pm I counted 250 in 15
minutes. Ten minutes later I counted 60 in 5 minutes, and one hour later I
counted 44 in 5 minutes. I was on the beach for exactly 3 hours so at 14
Cloudless Sulphurs per minute, there were ~2500 Cloudless Sulphurs passing
through Avon, NC this afternoon. Also seen during this time were three
northbound Monarchs and 1 Common Buckeye milling around.

Tomorrow I am driving to the Dare Co. mainland to look for Aaron's,
Palatka, Berry's, and Twin-spot Skippers along Maple Rd. I am afeared high
water levels from Hermine may have killed some nectar sources, but honestly
I have no idea if water levels got that high, or if mistflower or Pluchea
could survive inundation by salt water. With a little luck I hope to find
Duke's Skippers as well.

Good butterflying.

Mike Turner
Raleigh, NC (currently in Dare Co., NC)
Subject: Butterflies Guilford County 9-3-16
From: Dennis Burnette <deburnette AT triad.rr.com>
Date: Tue, 06 Sep 2016 15:49:14 -0400
Butterflies Guilford County 9-3-16
 
Lynn Burnette and I spent several hours on Saturday morning, 9-3-16,
enjoying the cooler weather and sunny sky in Guilford County, NC. The
temperature was in the low to mid 70s with low humidity.
 
We first visited the Greensboro Arboretum where we walked for about 45
minutes. Skippers of at least three species were mobbing the many blooming
flowers to the extent that Fiery Skippers and Sachems were uncountable. Im
making a conservative estimate of 20-30 each. Horace's Duskywings also were
numerous, probably more than 15 or so. No doubt there were other species
among the constantly moving skippers.
 
We then took a ride in the country to explore the northwestern sector of the
county. Along the roadsides and particularly on two dirt roads Eastern Tiger
Swallowtails and Cloudless Sulphurs were numerous and conspicuous. We
counted a dozen or more of each with Cloudless Sulphurs having a slight
edge.
 
I have missed Little Yellows this summer before today. Along dirt one road I
saw 2 and along the other there were at least 6. I managed to get photos of
two, one much paler than the other.
 
Monarchs continue to be scarce. We saw one and a second distant sighting,
probably the same one, in the arboretum.
 
We ended the morning with more than 125 individual butterflies of 16
species, many of which were spotted along roadsides. It was a fun morning.
Heres our list:
 
12 Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
2 Spicebush Swallowtail
3 Cabbage White
2 Orange Sulphur
18 Cloudless Sulphur
8 Little Yellow
2 Sleepy Orange
6 Eastern Tailed-blue
1 Great Spangled Fritillary
3 Pearl Crescent
3 Red-spotted Purple
1 Monarch
3 Silver-spotted Skipper
15+ Horace's Duskywing
20+ Fiery Skipper
20+ Sachem

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

Subject: American Dagger Moth Caterpillar
From: Ann K <annkin AT sc.rr.com>
Date: Tue, 6 Sep 2016 14:22:36 -0400
This is the first time I have seen one of these. It appears to be on 
walkabout looking for a place to make its cocoon. Right now it is on my 
Lady Banks rose bush by my deck - not all that secure! If it does in 
fact pupate there, I will cut that branch and put it in an 
out-of-the-way safe place.

Later note: So sorry, I forgot that attachments are not allowed. If 
you'd like to see a picture, please go to


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Subject: Outer Banks, NC Labor Day leps
From: "Jeff Pippen" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Mon, 5 Sep 2016 22:34:24 -0400
Butterfliers,

Today while birding Cape Hatteras to Manteo, we noted several Monarchs, 
Cloudless Sulphurs, and a Red Admiral. We didn’t see big numbers, but we were 
focused on searching for shorebirds, which is not prime butterfly habitat! 


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

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Subject: 200+ Cloudless Sulphur seen on trip and...
From: "Doug Allen" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Mon, 5 Sep 2016 21:52:16 -0400
Needed to drive the 65 miles west on Route 11 from Inman, Spartanburg
County through Greenville, Pickens, and into Oconee County and back.  After
seeing many Cloudless Sulphur from the speeding car, I decided to do a 10
mile count and counted 17.  Extrapolation, plus the 25+ that I saw at stops
=200+.

In Oconoee County at a weeded over large lot with a\many flowers-

2 Tiger Swallowtail
23 Cloudless Sulphur
1 Sleepy Orange
1 Gray Hairstreak
6 Eastern-tailed Blue
2 Great-spangled Fritillary
16 C. Buckeye
25 Fiery Skipper
10 Sachem
1 Eufala Skipper

Stopped Pickens County at at Table Rock SP near Lake-

5 Tiger Swallowtail
3 Cloudless Sulphur
1 Gray Hairstreak
2 Eastern-tailed Blue
2 Great-spangled Fritillary
3 C. Buckeye
12 Carolina Satyr
2 Sachem
2 Fiery Skipper

Doug Allen  SC

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Subject: Polk County Leps
From: "David Campbell" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Mon, 5 Sep 2016 20:15:34 -0400
North Carolina, Polk County, Mill Spring, along the banks of the Green River:

- Spicebush Swallowtail (1)
- Great Spangled Fritillary (3)
- Red Spotted Purple (1)

-David Campbell



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Subject: Elkin City Park Butterflies,Sunday 9/4/16
From: "Gene Schepker" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Mon, 5 Sep 2016 13:07:23 -0400
Four of us went to Elkin City Park and found the following in a recently
planted wetland meadow:

Silver-spotted Skipper 1
Fiery Skipper 4
Little Glassywing 2
Southern Broken-dash 1
Sachem 6
Zabulon Skipper 3

Northern Pearly-eye 4
Pearl Crescent 5
Silvery Checkerspot 17
Common Buckeye 3
Summer Azure 24
Eastern Tailed-blue 30
Eastern Comma 2
Gray Hairsteak 1
Monarch 1
Carolina Satyr 50 +
Gemmed Satyr 1
Cloudless Sulphur 3
Sleepy Orange 1
Black Swallowtail 2
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 40 +
Red-spotted Purple 2
Cabbage White 3

3 hours, 10 - 1:00 AM    Sunny,  80 degrees

Gene Schepker with Sven Halling, Lois Schneider, and Ann Newsome
Subject: Pitt County, 4 September 2016
From: "Abdulali, Salman" <ABDULALIS AT ecu.edu>
Date: Sun, 4 Sep 2016 19:57:56 +0000
A mix of sun and clouds today after 3 days of no sun. Here is what I saw at the 
Pitt County Arboretum and River Park North (Pitt County, 2016-09-04): 


Black Swallowtail, 2

Silver-spotted Skipper, 15
Horace’s Duskywing, 1
Ocola Skipper, 50
Fiery Skipper, 20
Clouded Skipper, 1, first of year
Sachem, 1 worn male

Cloudless Sulphur, 15
Sleepy Orange, 30

Gray Hairstreak, 6
Red-banded Hairstreak, 1
Summer Azure, 1

American Snout, 2
Variegated Fritillary, 50
Red-spotted Purple, 2
Viceroy, 3
Eastern Comma, 6, dark form only
Question Mark, 1, dark form
Common Buckeye, 3
American Lady, 1
Pearl Crescent, 10

Salman Abdulali
Greenville, NC
Subject: Durham county leps
From: "Brian Bockhahn" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Sun, 4 Sep 2016 12:42:46 -0400
Spent 8-1030 today at Flat River waterfowl impoundments.  While monitoring
my milkweed patches I tallied the following, lots of puddling brushfoots
and pierids!

1 Pipevine swallowtail
35 Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
3 Spicebush swallowtail

80 Cloudless Sulphur
55 Sleepy Orange

15 Eastern Tailed-blue
2 Summer Azure

2 Gulf Fritillary (FOY for piedmont, in usual spot)
13 Variegated Fritillary
4 Silvery Checkerspot
25 Pearl Crescent
2 Eastern Comma
9 Red Admiral
90 Common Buckeye
27 Red-spotted Purple
20 Viceroy
28 Hackberry Emperor - lots!
8 Tawny Emperor
3 Monarch

3 Clouded skipper
1 Zabulon skipper

-- 
Brian Bockhahn
birdranger248 AT gmail.com
Subject: Hanging Rock Butterfly Count, stokes county
From: "Brian Bockhahn" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Sat, 3 Sep 2016 11:59:21 -0400
Hanging Rock Butterfly Count
Wednesday August 31 2016 0900-1900
75 to 88 degrees, no clouds, clear.

7 observers tallied 41 species, matching last years total.

2 Black swallowtail
63 Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
1 Spicebush swallowtail

1 Cabbage white
1 Orange Sulphur
16 Cloudless Sulphur
3 Sleepy Orange

1 Harvester
8 Gray Hairstreak
185 Eastern Tailed-blue
28 Summer Azure

2 Great Spangled Fritillary
4 Silvery Checkerspot
95 Pearl Crescent
1 Question Mark
1 Eastern Comma
12 Common Buckeye
15 Red-spotted Purple
4 Hackberry Emperor
2 Tawny Emperor
3 Northern Pearly-eye
8 Gemmed Satyr
253 Carolina Satyr
4 Common Wood-nypmh
1 Monarch

1 Silver-spotted skipper
2 Horace's Duskywing
2 Common Checkered-skipper
4 Swarthy skipper
13 Clouded skipper
4 Least skipper
3 Pecks skipper
1 Tawny-edged skipper
2 Southern broken-dash
4 Northern broken-dash
3 Little glassywing
150 Sachem
5 Delaware skipper
4 Zabulon skipper
6 Dun skipper
1 Eufala skipper (new to park, maybe county)

Misses include: Pipevine Swallowtail, Clouded Sulphur, Red-banded
Hairstreak, Variegated Fritillary, American Lady, Red Admiral, Viceroy,
Fiery Skipper, Crossline, Ocola skipper.

-- 
Brian Bockhahn
birdranger248 AT gmail.com
Subject: Mayo River butterfly count results
From: "Brian Bockhahn" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Sat, 3 Sep 2016 11:43:59 -0400
Mayo River/Rockingham County Butterfly Count
Thursday September 1 2016 0815-1515
72 to 92 degrees, rain after noon, deluge at 3pm ended the count

4 intrepid observers counted until the rain washed us out, finding 38
species (average 46) in just a few hours.  Several satyrs and skippers were
very worn and fading, leading us to think we were 1-2 weeks too late, or
the "season" ended earlier than normal.

4 Pipevine swallowtail
2 Black swallowtail
64 Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
7 Spicebush swallowtail

3 Cabbage white
1 Clouded Sulphur
5 Cloudless Sulphur
1 Sleepy Orange

7 Gray Hairstreak
1 Red-banded Hairstreak
125 Eastern Tailed-blue
3 Summer Azure

1 American Snout
2 Variegated Fritillary
4 Great Spangled Fritillary
17 Silvery Checkerspot
22 Pearl Crescent
38 Common Buckeye
16 Red-spotted Purple
1 Viceroy
14 Hackberry Emperor
2 Tawny Emperor
3 Gemmed Satyr
95 Carolina Satyr
3 Monarch

5 Silver-spotted skipper
5 Common Checkered-skipper
3 Swarthy skipper
26 Clouded skipper
4 Least skipper
3 Fiery skipper
4 Crossline skipper
2 Southern broken-dash
18 Little glassywing
72 Sachem
3 Delaware skipper
1 Zabulon skipper
3 Dun skipper

Misses include Question Mark, Eastern Comma, American Lady, Northern
Pearly-eye, Common Wood-nymph, Pecks skipper, Tawny-edge skipper, Northern
Broken-dash, Ocola skipper.

-- 
Brian Bockhahn
birdranger248 AT gmail.com
Subject: Dukes' Skippers at new site (I assume) in Croatan National Forest
From: "John Fussell" <jfuss AT clis.com>
Date: Thu, 1 Sep 2016 21:02:48 -0400
Today I had the opportunity to make a quick kayak run to a site where I had 
previously seen what I assume is the major larval foodplant of Dukes' 
Skipper--the sedge Carex hyalinolepis.  The site is on Brice's Creek, in the 
Croatan National Forest, opposite the New Bern airport.   I had about 5 
minutes to check the site, and I found 6 Dukes' Skippers.  Also in the 
vicinity are other extensive growths of the sedge, but I did not have time 
to get to them today.

Some bad things are proposed for this area.   Because of safety concerns 
(tall trees within runway approaches), there is to be removal of trees 
within swamp forests, introduction of roadways across narrow swamps to 
access small islands in the area--which will be logged, introduction of 
loblolly pine plantations on sites where the Croatan Plan indicates the 
natural vegetation types would be hardwoods, etc..  In the recent past there 
has been a Bald Eagle nest in this portion of the national forest--that tree 
is to be taken out.

John Fussell
Morehead City, NC

Subject: Report from Alligator River NWR, NC, on NABA Sightings
From: "Harry LeGrand" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Thu, 1 Sep 2016 19:35:02 -0400
I copied the information below from the NABA Sightings page.  The account
included a photo of a Twin-spot Skipper. I'm a little bit surprised they
didn't see a Dion Skipper, but getting Southern Skipperling is a good one
that far north.

They also visited Dismal Swamp NWR on the Virginia side on several days.

Harry LeGrand
Jim Springer & Ahmet Baytas   29 Aug 2016

Alligator River NWR
Dare County, NC 
 


86F, mostly cloudy

   - Black Swallowtail 1
   - Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
   - Palamedes Swallowtail 160
   - Cloudless Sulphur 85
   - Sleepy Orange 14
   - Red-banded Hairstreak 2
   - Pearl Crescent 27
   - Common Buckeye 15
   - Red-spotted Purple 1
   - Viceroy 4
   - Southern Pearly-eye 1
   - Silver-spotted Skipper 4
   - Horace's Duskywing 1
   - Southern Skipperling 1
   - Tawny-edged Skipper 3
   - Crossline Skipper 1
   - Southern Broken-Dash 2
   - Yehl Skipper 1
   - Broad-winged Skipper 4
   - Palatka Skipper 2
   - Berry's Skipper 1
   - Dun Skipper 1
   - Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper 1
   - Twin-spot Skipper 2
   - Ocola Skipper 1
Subject: a first
From: Loretta Lutman <butterflies_bg AT triad.rr.com>
Date: Thu, 1 Sep 2016 06:46:56 -0400
	
Yesterday, August 31st, I saw a Juniper Hairstreak, nectaring on Asclepius 
incarnata at the NC Zoo Monarch Waystation. My first ever! 


Loretta Lutman
Asheboro, NC 
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


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