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27 Jul RE: Yates Mill [Stephanie ]
27 Jul Yates Mill ["erwebster1" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
27 Jul A few Wake County, NC, butterflies ["Harry LeGrand" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
26 Jul Pitt County, 26 July 2016 ["Abdulali, Salman" ]
26 Jul BRP Butterflies [Richard Stickney ]
25 Jul Reminder: Butterfly Walk, Sunday August 7 ["c2ganser" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
25 Jul Reminder: Butterfly Walk, Sunday August 7 ["c2ganser" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
25 Jul Pitt County, 25 July 2016 ["Abdulali, Salman" ]
25 Jul North Buncombe county 24th July ["Doug Johnston" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
24 Jul Umstead State Park, NC, butterflies ["Harry LeGrand" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
23 Jul Re: Flat River Impoundment, Durham NC 7/23/16 [Will Cook ]
23 Jul Flat River Impoundment, Durham NC 7/23/16 [Will Cook ]
23 Jul Cumberland Co., NC butterflies-Carver's Creek State Park-07/23/2016 ["Mike Turner" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
23 Jul Mecklenburg County Leps [Chris Talking ton ]
23 Jul Yates Mill-Raleigh ["erwebster1" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
23 Jul Mecklenburg county Leps [Chris Talking ton ]
23 Jul North Buncombe Co. 23rd July ["Doug Johnston" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
21 Jul NC Piedmont butterflies-07/18 through 07/21 ["Mike Turner" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
21 Jul Wake Co., NC butterflies-Prairie Ridge Ecostation-07/17/2016 ["Mike Turner" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
21 Jul Newberry Co., SC leps 19 July 2016 ["Dennis Forsythe" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
20 Jul Orangeburg Co., SC leps 19 July 2016 ["Dennis Forsythe" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
20 Jul Diana Fritillaries - Polk County, NC (June 24) ["Jamie Harrelson" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
20 Jul Hessel's Hairstreak in Moore County [Richard Stickney ]
20 Jul Replaced Swarthy Skipper, Dun Skipper, and a few others with Enore field trip photos ["Doug Allen" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
19 Jul RE: A few Wake County, NC, butterflies ["Bud" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
19 Jul A few Wake County, NC, butterflies ["Harry LeGrand" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
19 Jul Search for Com Roadside Skipper in Spartanburg County ["Doug Allen" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
18 Jul Buncombe Co. July 18 ["Gail Lankford" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
18 Jul Pitt County, 18 July 2016 ["Abdulali, Salman" ]
18 Jul Midlands Chapter CBS Field Trip Report 16 July 2016 Sumter NF, Sc ["Dennis Forsythe" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
17 Jul Flappy Days are here again! ["Doug Allen" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
17 Jul Pitt County, 17 July 2016 ["Abdulali, Salman" ]
17 Jul Sandy Mush Gamelands N Buncombe county 17th July ["Doug Johnston" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
16 Jul Buncombe county July 16 ["Gail Lankford" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
16 Jul Richmond Co., NC, butterflies ["Harry LeGrand" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
15 Jul Re: Golden-Banded skipper/ NABA count ["Gail Lankford" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
15 Jul Re: Golden-Banded skipper/ NABA count ["Harry LeGrand" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
15 Jul Re: Golden-Banded skipper/ NABA count ["Jeff Pippen" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
15 Jul Golden-Banded skipper/ NABA count ["Gail Lankford" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
15 Jul Fwd: Madison County July 14 - 27 species ["Dennis Forsythe" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
14 Jul Re: Madison County July 14 - 27 species ["Harry LeGrand" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
14 Jul Re: Madison County July 14 - 27 species ["\"drivesa3 AT aol.com\"" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
14 Jul Re: Madison County July 14 - 27 species ["Mike Turner" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
14 Jul Re: Madison County July 14 - 27 species ["\"Harry E. LeGrand Jr\"" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
14 Jul Madison County July 14 - 27 species ["Gail Lankford" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
13 Jul Newberry Co., SC leps 12 July 2016 ["Dennis Forsythe" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
13 Jul Enoree ORV Trail head , Laurens Co., SC leps 12 July 2016 ["Dennis Forsythe" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
12 Jul Sandhills Butterflies [Richard Stickney ]
11 Jul Report - Greensboro, NC Arboretum Butterflies [Dennis Burnette ]
11 Jul Midlands Chapter CBS field trip to Sumter NF 16 July 2016 ["Dennis Forsythe" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
10 Jul Sassafras Mountain and Tablerock State Park SC ["Doug Allen" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
10 Jul Pitt County, 10 July 2016 ["Abdulali, Salman" ]
10 Jul N Buncombe 10th July ["Doug Johnston" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
08 Jul Gaston County ["\"drivesa3 AT aol.com\"" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
8 Jul Bear Is WMA, SC leps 7 July 2016 ["Dennis Forsythe" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
5 Jul Wake Co,. NC butterflies-Umstead S.P.-07/04/2016 ["Mike Turner" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
5 Jul Lexingron, NC ["David Campbell" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
5 Jul Raulston Arboretum butterflies ["Harry LeGrand" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
5 Jul Pitt County, 5 July 2016 ["Abdulali, Salman" ]
5 Jul CBS Midlands Chapter Walk ["Dennis Forsythe" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
3 Jul Re: Johnston Co., NC butterflies-Howell Woods-07/02/2016-and a CORRECTION from July 1 ["Mike Turner" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
01 Jul CBS Triad Chapter Field Trip to Greensboro NC Arboretum 7-10-16 [Dennis Burnette ]
28 Jun Spring Buncombe sighting of Dusky azure reduced to BVD status ["Doug Johnston" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
26 Jun Pitt County, 26 June 2016 ["Abdulali, Salman" ]
26 Jun Trip Report Pilot Mountain SP Surry Co, NC [Dennis Burnette ]
25 Jun Francis Marion NF, 24 June 2016 ["Dennis Forsythe" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
23 Jun Madison county June 23 ["Gail Lankford" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
22 Jun Re: Newberry Co, SC leps 21 June 2016 ["Dennis Forsythe" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
22 Jun Laurens Co., Sc leps 21 June 2016 ["Dennis Forsythe" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
22 Jun Newberry Co, SC leps 21 June 2016 ["Dennis Forsythe" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
22 Jun Re: ID help (yet again) ["Jeff Pippen" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
21 Jun Palatka + Broad-winged Skippers, Tyrrell Co. NC, 6/20/16 ["nicholas" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
20 Jun ID help (yet again) ["drivesa3" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
19 Jun Reminder: CBS Triad Trip to Pilot Mtn SP June 25 [Dennis Burnette ]
18 Jun Berkeley Co., SC leps 18 June 2016 ["Dennis Forsythe" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
18 Jun Coral Hairstreak Mecklenburg County [Chris Talking ton ]

Subject: RE: Yates Mill
From: Stephanie <spuckett4 AT carolina.rr.com>
Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2016 21:10:18 -0400


Sent from my Sprint Samsung Galaxy® Note 4.


-------- Original message --------
From: erwebster1  
Date: 07/27/2016  4:15 PM  (GMT-05:00) 
To: carolinaleps AT duke.edu 
Subject: Yates Mill 

Spent a short visit there in oppressive heat and humidity, but had a few
goodies.
azure sp.
gray hairstreak
zabulon skippers
ocolas
fierys
LACE-WINGED ROADSIDE-a nice find
Bud Webster - Raleigh
Subject: Yates Mill
From: "erwebster1" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2016 16:15:56 -0400 (EDT)
Spent a short visit there in oppressive heat and humidity, but had a few
goodies.
azure sp.
gray hairstreak
zabulon skippers
ocolas
fierys
LACE-WINGED ROADSIDE-a nice find
Bud Webster - Raleigh
Subject: A few Wake County, NC, butterflies
From: "Harry LeGrand" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2016 14:39:20 -0400
This morning I spent about 1.5 hours walking a part of the Crabtree Creek
Greenway just inside Raleigh's Beltline. Sadly, there is very little in
bloom now. And, the creek overflowed its banks a few weeks ago, and thus
the greenway pavement was mostly buff (dried mud) instead of
black. Mud-covered vegetation could be seen all along the greenway, though
thankfully a few sunflowers and morning-glories were in bloom well above
the mess.  Here is the skimpy list:

E. Tiger Swallowtail  1
Spicebush Swallowtail  1  female
E. Tailed-Blue  1
Common Buckeye  1
Question Mark  1
Red Admiral  1
Hackberry Emperor 1  plus 1 run over by bulldozer?
Silver-spotted Skipper  1
Clouded Skipper  1
Fiery Skipper 4
Zabulon Skipper  7   one female
Little Glassywing  1 fresh male
Ocola Skipper  2

Harry LeGrand
Raleigh
Subject: Pitt County, 26 July 2016
From: "Abdulali, Salman" <ABDULALIS AT ecu.edu>
Date: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 18:11:45 +0000
This morning (2016-07-26) I saw the following at the Pitt County Arboretum:

Horace’s Duskywing, 3
Fiery Skipper, 10
Ocola Skipper, 3

TAWNY EMPEROR, 1, first of year
Pearl Crescent, 1
Common Buckeye, 1
American Lady, 2

Salman Abdulali
Greenville, NC
Subject: BRP Butterflies
From: Richard Stickney <RichardS AT ncmls.org>
Date: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 14:46:21 +0000
Hi all,

Yesterday (7/25) I escaped the frying pan that is the Triangle and headed up to 
the BRP from NC 21 to Doughton Park. It clouded up and was in the low to mid 
80's. Here's the list: 


E. Tiger ST - several
Clouded Sulphur - 1
Cabbage White - 1
Gray HS - 2
E. Tailed-blue - 2
Monarch - 1
Meadow Fritillary - several
Diana Fritillary - 1 worn male at Doughton Park
Great Spangled Fritillary - a dozen or so
Red-spotted Purple - 1
Buckeye - 3
Pearl Crescent - 3
Carolina Satyr - 2
Common Wood-Nymph - 3 usually see more
Silver-spotted Skipper - 5
Duskywing - 1 hard to follow or ID
Least Skipper - 2
Fiery Skipper - 2
Generally things looked dry and low on butterflies.

I also spent awhile along a creek in Stone Mountain SP and saw next to nothing. 
I was really looking for odes and didn't see much ... except for four 
satisfied-looking Dragonhunters! 


Richard Stickney
NC Museum of Life & Science

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Subject: Reminder: Butterfly Walk, Sunday August 7
From: "c2ganser" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Mon, 25 Jul 2016 14:27:00 -0400 (EDT)
All interested butterflyers,

Meet 9:30 am at Latta Plantation Visitor Center.  Bring lunch!  See details
and directions in the June 15 2016 email ""August Butterfly Walk"" from Carl
Ganser on carolinaleps AT duke.edu, or in the same date and email on
meckbirds AT googlegroups.com.  Be sure to let Leader Chris Talkington know by
email  if you are going in case of changes (bad
weather ?).

Carl Ganser
Subject: Reminder: Butterfly Walk, Sunday August 7
From: "c2ganser" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Mon, 25 Jul 2016 14:26:33 -0400 (EDT)
All interested butterflyers,

Meet 9:30 am at Latta Plantation Visitor Center.  Bring lunch!  See details
and directions in the June 15 2016 email ""August Butterfly Walk"" from Carl
Ganser on carolinaleps AT duke.edu, or in the same date and email on
meckbirds AT googlegroups.com.  Be sure to let Leader Chris Talkington know by
email  if you are going in case of changes (bad
weather ?).

Carl Ganser
Subject: Pitt County, 25 July 2016
From: "Abdulali, Salman" <ABDULALIS AT ecu.edu>
Date: Mon, 25 Jul 2016 17:40:11 +0000
Here is what I saw at Boyd Lee Park today (Pitt County, 2016-07-25):

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, 1

Horace’s Duskywing, 3
Common Sootywing, 1
Common Checkered-Skipper, 2
Least Skipper, 4
Ocola Skipper, 1
Fiery Skipper, 8

Sleepy Orange, 5
Cabbage White, 1

Summer Azure, 1
Eastern Tailed-Blue, 1

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

Salman Abdulali
Greenville, NC
Subject: North Buncombe county 24th July
From: "Doug Johnston" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Mon, 25 Jul 2016 08:10:21 -0400
Two hours at the Sandy Mush game lands yesterday on a different trail from last 
week showed up no great numbers, but an interesting variety. 

I’m trying to cover most of the trails we plan to survey on the upcoming NABA 
count. This one from Cedar Hill Baptist church over to the Martin Candler 
access and back. 


List generated by eButterfly

Doug

Species
1 Cloudless Sulphur5 Cabbage White3 Common Checkered-Skipper2 Red-banded 
Hairstreak4 Eastern Tailed-Blue8 Variegated Fritillary1 Viceroy3 Red-spotted 
Purple 1 Red Admiral3 Common Buckeye3 Carolina Satyr2 Common Wood-Nymph3 Least 
Skipper7 Silver-spotted Skipper1 Dun Skipper4 Spicebush Swallowtail2 Black 
Swallowtail6 Eastern Tiger Swallowtail1 Clouded Skipper1 Great Spangled 
Fritillary4 Clouded Sulphur7 Pearl Crescent3 Orange Sulphur4 Common Sootywing1 
Zabulon Skipper 
Subject: Umstead State Park, NC, butterflies
From: "Harry LeGrand" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Sun, 24 Jul 2016 15:08:41 -0400
I spent from 9:15 - 11:15 this morning at Umstead State Park (Wake County)
walking part of the Big Lake powerline clearing. The clearing next to the
lake is mainly in the shade at those hours, but with a temperature of 80-85
degrees, a number of skippers were nectaring in the shade. In fact, every
few *Centrosema* (spurred butterfly-pea) flowers had a Swarthy Skipper
glued to it!  Here is my shortish list:

E. Tiger Swallowtail  3
Pearl Crescent  1
Question Mark  1
Common Buckeye  4
Monarch  1
Silver-spotted Skipper  3
Southern Cloudywing  1
Swarthy Skipper 15    nearly all quite fresh
Clouded Skipper  2
Zabulon Skipper 2  fresh males
Ocola Skipper 1

Harry LeGrand
Raleigh
Subject: Re: Flat River Impoundment, Durham NC 7/23/16
From: Will Cook <cwcook AT carolinanature.com>
Date: Sat, 23 Jul 2016 20:32:43 -0400
Plus a few Fiery and Dun Skippers. Can't forget about them, now, can we? 
No Sachems.

10 Fiery Skipper
3 Dun Skipper

On 7/23/2016 8:29 PM, Will Cook wrote:
> Randy Emmitt and I did the main loop at the Flat River Impoundment in
> Durham this morning. Lots of Brazilian Verbena and Sneezeweed (Helenium
> amarum) in flower. Nice to see some Zebra Swallowtails, Monarchs, and
> Ocolas. Here's the list as I remember it:
>
> Durham Co., NC 7/23/16:
>
> 4 Zebra Swallowtail (Eurytides marcellus)
> 3 Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio glaucus)
>
> 10 Cloudless Sulphur (Phoebis sennae)
> 10 Sleepy Orange (Abaeis nicippe)
>
> 5 Gray Hairstreak (Strymon melinus)
> 5 Eastern Tailed-Blue (Cupido comyntas)
>
> 1 American Snout (Libytheana carinenta)
> 2 Monarch (Danaus plexippus)
> 5 Variegated Fritillary (Euptoieta claudia)
> 1 Silvery Checkerspot (Chlosyne nycteis)
> 50 Pearl Crescent (Phyciodes tharos)
> 3 Question Mark (Polygonia interrogationis)
> 2 Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta)
> 1 Red-spotted Purple (Limenitis arthemis astyanax)
> 5 Hackberry Emperor (Asterocampa celtis)
> 1 Northern Pearly Eye (Enodia anthedon)
>
> 5 Silver-spotted Skipper (Epargyreus clarus)
> 8 Horace's Duskywing (Erynnis horatius)
> 5 Zabulon Skipper (Poanes zabulon)
> 3 Ocola Skipper (Panoquina ocola)
>

-- 
Will Cook - Durham, NC

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Subject: Flat River Impoundment, Durham NC 7/23/16
From: Will Cook <cwcook AT carolinanature.com>
Date: Sat, 23 Jul 2016 20:29:57 -0400
Randy Emmitt and I did the main loop at the Flat River Impoundment in 
Durham this morning. Lots of Brazilian Verbena and Sneezeweed (Helenium 
amarum) in flower. Nice to see some Zebra Swallowtails, Monarchs, and 
Ocolas. Here's the list as I remember it:

Durham Co., NC 7/23/16:

4 Zebra Swallowtail (Eurytides marcellus)
3 Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio glaucus)

10 Cloudless Sulphur (Phoebis sennae)
10 Sleepy Orange (Abaeis nicippe)

5 Gray Hairstreak (Strymon melinus)
5 Eastern Tailed-Blue (Cupido comyntas)

1 American Snout (Libytheana carinenta)
2 Monarch (Danaus plexippus)
5 Variegated Fritillary (Euptoieta claudia)
1 Silvery Checkerspot (Chlosyne nycteis)
50 Pearl Crescent (Phyciodes tharos)
3 Question Mark (Polygonia interrogationis)
2 Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta)
1 Red-spotted Purple (Limenitis arthemis astyanax)
5 Hackberry Emperor (Asterocampa celtis)
1 Northern Pearly Eye (Enodia anthedon)

5 Silver-spotted Skipper (Epargyreus clarus)
8 Horace's Duskywing (Erynnis horatius)
5 Zabulon Skipper (Poanes zabulon)
3 Ocola Skipper (Panoquina ocola)

-- 
Will Cook - Durham, NC

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Subject: Cumberland Co., NC butterflies-Carver's Creek State Park-07/23/2016
From: "Mike Turner" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Sat, 23 Jul 2016 20:29:02 -0400
Today I walked the trails and roads looking for butterflies. It was hot
today, temps in mid-90's and heat index much higher. The highlight was a
very pale Little Yellow female oviposting on Chamaecrista nictitans (Common
Sensitive-plant), my first sighting of this species this year. Good
butterflying.

E. Tiger Swallowtail 3
Spicebush Swallowtail 2
Palamedes Swallowtail 3
Cloudless Sulphur 1
Little Yellow 1
Sleepy Orange 1
Gray Hairstreak   1
E. Tailed-Blue   2
Summer Azure   2
American Lady   2
Common Buckeye   4
Red-spotted Purple   1
Carolina Satyr   2
Silver-spotted Skipper   3
Hoary Edge   1
N. Cloudywing   3
Horace's Duskywing   4
Least Skipper   1
Fiery Skipper   5
Little Glassywing   1
Zabulon Skipper   1  female
Dun Skipper   2

-- 
Mike Turner
Raleigh, NC
Subject: Mecklenburg County Leps
From: Chris Talking ton <destamona AT carolina.rr.com>
Date: Sat, 23 Jul 2016 17:55:11 -0400
A couple additions to my earlier list .

7 ETB
1 Variegated Frit. 
1 Buckeye
1 Silver-spotted Skipper 

Sent from my iPad
Subject: Yates Mill-Raleigh
From: "erwebster1" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Sat, 23 Jul 2016 15:13:31 -0400 (EDT)
Some decent sightings from July 17 to July 21
Eastern tiger swallowtails-males and both females
spicebush swallowtails
gray hairstreaks
red-banded hairstreak
American ladies
Common buckeyes
red admirals
American snout
viceroy
Horace's duskywings
common sootywings
fiery skippers\clouded skippers
zabulon skippers
least skippers
ocola skippers

Bud Webster-Raleigh
Subject: Mecklenburg county Leps
From: Chris Talking ton <destamona AT carolina.rr.com>
Date: Sat, 23 Jul 2016 14:17:12 -0400
Spent about an hour and a half today at McDowell Creek Dirtway in Huntersville 
today . I was there from 11 to 12:30 . 


17 Sachem
13 Fiery  Skipper 
3 Lacewing Roadside Skipper 
2 Crossline Skipper
1 Southern Broken Dash 
2 Little Glassywing
3 Dun 
1 common Checkered Skipper
2 Hackberry Emperor 
1 Viceroy 
3 Tiger Swallowtail 
5 Horace's Duskywing 
2 Gray Hairstreak
7 Pearl Crecent
1 Carolina Satyr 
1 possible Clouded Skipper  could not get a photo .


Things are starting to pick up around Mecklenburg County 


Chris .


Sent from my iPad
Subject: North Buncombe Co. 23rd July
From: "Doug Johnston" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Sat, 23 Jul 2016 13:36:16 -0400
Sun, calm, low 80’s and an inch of rain yesterday probably helped the numbers 
today on my local patch. 


A first for the patch was an Aphrodite fritillary. I normally see these at 
higher elevations (the patch is 2100 ft), but I occasionally see them at Sandy 
Mush Game Lands (same elevation mostly), so it was probably a matter of time to 
find one near the house. 


See eButterfly list below

Doug

Species
1 Cabbage White1 Summer Azure2 Eastern Tailed-Blue1 Aphrodite Fritillary1 
Variegated Fritillary3 Meadow Fritillary1 Red-spotted Purple 1 Common Buckeye3 
Silvery Checkerspot2 Carolina Satyr1 Horace's Duskywing8 Silver-spotted 
Skipper3 Eastern Tiger Swallowtail2 Pearl Crescent 
Subject: NC Piedmont butterflies-07/18 through 07/21
From: "Mike Turner" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Thu, 21 Jul 2016 19:47:16 -0400
Monday, July 18, Union Co., NC
E. Tiger Swallowtail 1
Cabbage White 1
Orange Sulphur 1
Cloudless Sulphur 2
Sleepy Orange 6
Hackberry Emperor 1
Silver-spotted Skipper 1
Zabulon Skipper 1

Wednesday, July 20, Mecklenburg Co., NC
Fiery Skipper 8

Cabarrus Co., NC
Zebra Swallowtail 1
E. Tiger Swallowtail 6
Cabbage White 5
Cloudless Sulphur 3
Sleepy Orange 2
E. Tailed-Blue 5
Summer Azure 1
Variegated Fritillary 1
Pearl Crescent 2
Question Mark 1
Red Admiral 1
Common Buckeye 9
Hackberry Emperor 2
Carolina Satyr 1
Silver-spotted Skipper 2
Horace's Duskywing 1
Clouded Skipper 1
Least Skipper 2
Fiery Skipper 10
Sachem 1
Dun Skipper 1

Mike Turner
Raleigh, NC
Subject: Wake Co., NC butterflies-Prairie Ridge Ecostation-07/17/2016
From: "Mike Turner" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Thu, 21 Jul 2016 19:22:40 -0400
On Sunday I visited Prairie Ridge early afternoon for 1.5 hours. My list is
below. Good butterflying.

Pipevine Swallowtail 1
E. Tiger Swallowtail 4
Orange Sulphur 1
Least Skipper 1
Summer Azure 1
Silver-spotted Skipper 1
Variegated Fritillary 10
Fiery Skipper 3
Common Buckeye 1
Ocola Skipper 1
Pearl Crescent 3
Gray Hairstreak 1
Red Admiral 1

Mike Turner
Raleigh, NC
Subject: Newberry Co., SC leps 19 July 2016
From: "Dennis Forsythe" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:52:14 -0400
All,

Observer: Dennis Forsythe
Date: 19 Julty 2016
Time: 08:30 -12:30
Coverage: Cromer, Flint Hill, David Branch, Asia Branch Forest Service Rds.
in the Enoree District, Sumter NFincluding walking some grassy flood plains.
Species List:

E. Tiger Swallowtail 1
Spicebush Swallowtail 1
Dark Swallowtail sp. 2
Little Yellow 2
Sleepy Orange 1
Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
American Snout
Varigated Fritillary 1
Question Mark 1
Red Admiral 1
Common Buckeye 3
Pearl Crescent 6
Hoary Edge 4
Northern Cloudywing 3
Horace's Duskywing 1
Fiery Skipper 6

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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843.953.7264-fax
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dennis.forsythe AT gmail.com
Subject: Orangeburg Co., SC leps 19 July 2016
From: "Dennis Forsythe" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Wed, 20 Jul 2016 17:52:26 -0400
Hi All,

I spent from 2:20 until 3 PM yesterday at the Orangeburg Super Sod Farm.  I
looked atthe  gardens in from of the office and drove 1 mi on Super Sod
Blvd.  The main nectar source was *Verbena brasiliensis .  *I had:

Black Swallowtail 5 fresh
E. Tiger Swallowtail 1
Cabbage White 1
Orange Sulfur 2
Cloudless Sulfur 11
Sleepy Orange 35
Variegated Fritillary 2
White Checkered-Skipper 1
Fiery Skipper 3

Dennis

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South Carolina Ebutterfly Reviewer
Emeritus Professor of Biology
The Citadel
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Subject: Diana Fritillaries - Polk County, NC (June 24)
From: "Jamie Harrelson" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Wed, 20 Jul 2016 16:46:42 -0400
Hello all,

Apologies for the belated post. I observed at least two (and possibly
three) male Diana Fritillaries at the Green River Game Lands (Polk County,
NC) on June 24. They were seen at two game lands access points along Big
Hungry Road.

Jamie Harrelson
Asheville, NC
Subject: Hessel's Hairstreak in Moore County
From: Richard Stickney <RichardS AT ncmls.org>
Date: Wed, 20 Jul 2016 16:33:51 +0000
Hi all,

I found a single worn Hessel's at my usual Lake Aberdeen site on Sunday. This 
one was nectaring at 2:30 PM. I went back at 5:15, when they're usually most 
visible, and saw none. In between, I looked at a couple of sites in Richmond 
County and saw next to nothing as far as butterflies go. 


Richard Stickney
NC Museum of Life & Science

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Subject: Replaced Swarthy Skipper, Dun Skipper, and a few others with Enore field trip photos
From: "Doug Allen" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Wed, 20 Jul 2016 11:22:01 -0400
The Midlands Chapter-Carolina Butterfly Society- Enoree District, Sumter
National Forest, SC 16 July 2016 Trip Report provided good photo
opportunities.
I replaced several photos with better ones from the field trip and from
recent yard photos-


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Doug Allen  Inman, SC
Subject: RE: A few Wake County, NC, butterflies
From: "Bud" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Tue, 19 Jul 2016 13:46:01 -0400
Somehow missed seeing you this morning at Yates Mill. To add to your list were 
a few clouded skippers and a cooperative viceroy. 

Bud Webster-Raleigh

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

From: Harry LeGrand
Subject: A few Wake County, NC, butterflies
From: "Harry LeGrand" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Tue, 19 Jul 2016 12:10:13 -0400
I got out of the house for several hours this morning (July 19), mainly to
get some exercise and "fresh" (hot) air, so I went to Yates Mill County
Park, with a brief stop at the NCSU AgriEcology Farm on Mid-Pines Road, and
stops along Inwood Road. The heavy rain from Sunday evening might have been
responsible for a lot of eclosures yesterday, as most things I saw today
were quite fresh. Thankfully, I saw a decent number of small skippers.
Here is the brief list (only 2 hours afield):

Black Swallowtail  1  male
Orange Sulphur  2    but nary a Cabbage White!
Gray Hairstreak  1
Variegated Fritillary  18
Pearl Crescent  2
American Lady  1
Common Buckeye  10
Red-spotted Purple  1
Silver-spotted Skipper  8
Horace's Duskywing  3
Common Sootywing  4   nice number, and fresh; along Inwood Road
Least Skipper  1
Fiery Skipper  20   but no Sachems!
Little Glassywing  1
Zabulon Skipper  4  including one female
Dun Skipper  1
Ocola Skipper  1

Note:  The Agri-Ecology Farm was planted essentially in milkweeds and
purple coneflowers, presumably to attract Monarchs; these plants bloomed in
late May and June. There is hardly anything in bloom there now.

Harry LeGrand
Raleigh
Subject: Search for Com Roadside Skipper in Spartanburg County
From: "Doug Allen" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Tue, 19 Jul 2016 11:00:07 -0400
No joy.  I spent over 90 minutes at Croft State Park on the south side of
Spartanburg, about 25 miles from where we saw the several Com Roadside
Skippers Saturday.
There were few flowers and even fewer butterflies-

1 Spicebush Swallowtail
3 Carolina Satyr
2 or 3 Fiery Skipper
2 or 3 Sachem
1 Eufala Skipper  FOY

Doug Allen
Inman, SC
Subject: Buncombe Co. July 18
From: "Gail Lankford" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Mon, 18 Jul 2016 21:42:59 -0400
Ruth  Young and Gail Lankford drove Coleman Boundary forest road in the NE
part of county looking for Gray Comma.
We had only 14 species.

Pipevine  ST - 100+
E. Tiger ST - many
*Banded HS - 2  *(only ones this year)
ETB - few
Summer Azure - few
Great Spangled Frit - 1
Pearl Crescent - many
E. Comma - 17
Red Admiral - 2
Carolina Satyr - few
SSS - many
Crossline Skipper - 1
Dun Skipper - 1
Least Skipper - 1
Subject: Pitt County, 18 July 2016
From: "Abdulali, Salman" <ABDULALIS AT ecu.edu>
Date: Mon, 18 Jul 2016 19:02:36 +0000
I went to Boyd Lee Park today (Pitt County, 1016-07-18) and saw the following: 


Spicebush Swallowtail, 1

Horace’s Duskywing, 2
Common Checkered-Skipper, 3
Least Skipper, 1, first of year for Pitt
Fiery Skipper, 5

Cloudless Sulphur, 1
Sleepy Orange, 5
Cabbage White, 3

Gray Hairstreak, 1

Common Buckeye, 10
American Lady, 1
Pearl Crescent, 1
Southern Pearly-eye, 1, first of year

Salman Abdulali
Greenville NC
Subject: Midlands Chapter CBS Field Trip Report 16 July 2016 Sumter NF, Sc
From: "Dennis Forsythe" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Mon, 18 Jul 2016 09:03:47 -0400
All,

Midlands Chapter-Carolina Butterfly Society- Enoree District, Sumter
National Forest, SC 16 July 2016 Trip Report

Date: 16 July 2016
Location: Enoree OHV Area Laurens Co., section of the Enoree District,
Sumter National Forest.
Participants:Doug Allen, Jerry and Pat Bright, Dennis Forsythe (leader),
Jeff Kline, Irvin Pitt, Roger Wellington, Rusty Wilson
Time: 10:00-14:00 hours
Weather: AM 82 f, overcast. PM 92 overcast light rain at 14:00 hours,
Coverage: Walked from Enoree OHV parking lot down Garlington School Rd, to
CSX RR Tracks
Miles: 2.66 mi (GPS)
Others: *Verbena brasillensis *main nectar source
Species List:

E. Tiger Swallowtail 9
Cloudless Sulfur 3
Sleepy Orange 3
Gray Hairstreak 1
Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
Summer Azure 1
Eastern Comma 1
Red Admiral 2 plus one DOR
Common Buckeye 5
Pear Crescent 12
Red-spotted Purple 6
Hackberry Emperor 3
Carolina/Intricate Satyr 1 female
Silver-spotted Skipper 3
Hoary Edge 20
Southern Cloudywing 2
Northern Cloudywing 1
Horace's Duskywing 3
Wild Indigo Duskywing 1 county record
Swarthy Skipper 2
Clouded Skipper 4
Zabulon Skipper 3
Dun Skipper 6
Common Roadside-Skipper 9 a record count?
Ocola Skipper 2

Dennis





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South Carolina Ebutterfly Reviewer
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Subject: Flappy Days are here again!
From: "Doug Allen" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Sun, 17 Jul 2016 18:26:19 -0400
After a several weeks with few butterflies,  their numbers are impressive
again. For many days in June and early July, there were more cabbage
Whites, 5 or 6 in the gardens here  than all the  other species combined.
Today in my gardens and a neighbor's there were no cabbage Whites, but
several dozen butterflies-

2 Spicebush Swallowtail
4 Tiger Swallowtail
3 Gulf Fritillary
1 Pearl Crescent
10 American Lady
3 Com Buckeye
3 Hoary Edge
14 Silver-spotted Skipper
2 Southern Cloudywing
12 Horace's Duskywing (possible other species in review)
1 Common Sootywing
1 Little Glassywing
15 Fiery Skipper
6 Sachem
6 Dun Skipper  (previously 1 or 2 at most seen here in a day)
4 Clouded Skipper

After the many Common Roadside Skippers we saw during yesterday's CBS field
trip, I am excited to check out some similar habitat in southern
Spartanburg County in a few days.  I don't think we have recorded it in
this county yet.

Doug Allen
Inman, SC
Subject: Pitt County, 17 July 2016
From: "Abdulali, Salman" <ABDULALIS AT ecu.edu>
Date: Sun, 17 Jul 2016 22:00:53 +0000
I went to River Park North and the Pitt County Arboretum today and saw a few 
butterflies (Pitt County, 2016-07-17): 


Black Swallowtail, 2 caterpillars only
Sleepy Orange, 1
Gray Hairstreak, 1
American Snout, 5
Variegated Fritillary, 5
American Lady, 3
Common Buckeye, 5
Pearl Crescent, 1
Silver-spotted Skipper, 1
Horace’s Duskywing, 3
Common Checkered-Skipper(*), 1, River Park North, first of year
Ocola Skipper, 3
Fiery Skipper, 20
Sachem, 1

*About 2 years ago, a Checkered-Skipper from Pitt County was determined to be a 
Common Checkered-Skipper after dissection by Steve Hall. Thus I am assuming for 
now that all Checkered-Skippers here are Common. 


Salman Abdulali
Greenville, NC
Subject: Sandy Mush Gamelands N Buncombe county 17th July
From: "Doug Johnston" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Sun, 17 Jul 2016 16:45:11 -0400
I managed an outing to the game lands this afternoon for a couple of hours. 
First time in months, which is a shame since I live so close. 


Sun and 84F, after at least a week of pm showers.

Of interest was a Mottled DW, presumably a second brood individual - not that 
fresh and a Little yellow. Photos of both. 


Good numbers of the common species. See below summary from eButterfly

Doug


Species
1 Little Yellow1 Cloudless Sulphur1 Summer Azure24 Eastern Tailed-Blue1 Common 
Buckeye1 Northern Pearly-Eye19 Carolina Satyr2 Common Wood-Nymph20 
Silver-spotted Skipper1 Mottled Duskywing1 Spicebush Swallowtail1 Black 
Swallowtail5 Eastern Tiger Swallowtail3 Hoary Edge1 Monarch1 Great Spangled 
Fritillary55 Pearl Crescent4 Orange Sulphur5 Sachem Skipper 
Subject: Buncombe county July 16
From: "Gail Lankford" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Sat, 16 Jul 2016 22:26:03 -0400
Today on a dragonfly outing at Owen Park and Warren Wilson College, I  had
only 13 species of butterflies, but two were of note.
Earliest Ocola have ever had in mountains.
Appalachian Brown, which may be my first in this county.
We did have 14 damselflies  and 17 dragons. Nothing unusual for this site.

Gail Lankford
Subject: Richmond Co., NC, butterflies
From: "Harry LeGrand" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Sat, 16 Jul 2016 19:48:58 -0400
Today (July 16) I did some "mostly botanizing" with several other folks in
the sandhills portion of Richmond Co., NC, essentially all in the Sandhills
Game Land close to Camp Mackall and/or US 1.  Though the skies were mostly
cloudy, it was warm, and things were out and about, though as others have
noted, small (grass) skippers were surprisingly few and far between.  Here
is my pretty decent list, for mostly looking for rare plants:

E. Tiger Swallowtail  3
Spicebush Swallowtail  10
Palamedes Swallowtail  7
Cloudless Sulphur  2
LITTLE YELLOW  2  one male and one female; just emerging or getting into NC
now
Gray Hairstreak  2
E. Tailed-Blue  2
Summer Azure  1
Gulf Fritillary  2  very fresh; typically scarce in the sandhills
Variegated Fritillary  10
Common Buckeye  8
Hoary Edge  3  fresh; start of second brood
Southern Cloudywing  3
CONFUSED CLOUDYWING  2  one fresh, one surprisingly worn
Horace's Duskywing 4  surprisingly, all females
Zarucco Duskywing  3  all fresh males
WHITE CHECKERED-SKIPPER  1  my best guess; a fresh male; see below
Swarthy Skipper  1
Fiery Skipper  1  surprisingly low!  female was ovipositing on a grass sp.
Dun Skipper  1

The brown spreadwing skippers were all at extensive patches of
poor-Joe (*Diodia
teres*) in full sun in a recently cleared and burned area. It was easy to
spot large brown skippers going from tiny flower to another, as the plants
are only about 4" high.

The checkered-skipper was quite fresh and was at a sandy roadside along US
1 near Marston.  Upon initial view, it was quite whitish, and instead of
much or any obvious blue hairs on the body and base of wings, it was
essentially a gray-silver color. I wish I could have gotten a photo, but
with my iPhone I simply can't get a decent photo of a small butterfly with
it. I see plenty of checkered-skippers at Raulston Arboretum in Raleigh and
the fresh males there are more silver-blue on the body, and this is the
normal color of males that I see in the rest of NC.  Also, White C-S has
been recorded (specimen?) in SC in neighboring Chesterfield County, and in
nearby counties to the south (Darlington, Lee).  Dennis Forsythe and Brian
Scholtens have been documenting the northward spread of this "species" (*Pyrgus
albescens*), at the expense of Common C-S (*P.  communis*), in South
Carolina, and they say that the Common is difficult to find in most of SC
now.  Thus, my sight report is only speculative, but IMHO it was a White
Checkered-Skipper that I saw today.

Harry LeGrand
Raleigh
Subject: Re: Golden-Banded skipper/ NABA count
From: "Gail Lankford" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Fri, 15 Jul 2016 11:05:46 -0400
My goodness, but time does fly!!! Lots of difference between 3 years ago
and 16 years ago! I was still in Raleigh in 2000.
Makes me think we are getting old! Impossible!
I thought Jeff and Will ( and Beth B and Cathy K) had a GB skipper on
Coleman Boundary Rd about 2005, but Jeff writes he has only seen one, and
that was apparently with Harry in Haywood Co. I know they got somemoountain
rarity, cause I was not a happy camper I was not invited to join them.
Gail Lankford

On Fri, Jul 15, 2016 at 10:44 AM, Harry LeGrand 
wrote:

> To follow-up on Golden Banded-Skippers that Gail mentioned.
>
> Randy Emmitt discovered ONE individual, in Caswell County, on June 1, 2000
> -- that is 16 years ago!  Several of us -- at least Will Cook and me,
> joined Randy three days later and saw ONE, on June 4. Randy thinks that was
> a different individual than the one three days earlier.  Those are the only
> recent records (in the last 30 years) east of the foothills in the
> Carolinas.  So -- it was a long time ago, and not likely a colony.  When I
> conducted a natural area inventory of Caswell County in the late 2000's, I
> checked this area several times, and never saw the species there or
> elsewhere in the county. That doesn't mean it is absent from the county,
> but lots of folks have worked Caswell Game Land over the years, and no GBS
> has been seen.
>
> My only other NC sighting was with Jeff Pippen, where we saw one from my
> car in Haywood County, on May 11, 2002. Jeff spotted one on a blackberry
> plant next to the dirt road, and I stuck out my camera and got a decent
> photo (on the butterfly website).
>
> As essentially all NC sightings in the past 20-30 years have been from the
> mountains, Gail (who lives in the mountains) has an advantage over me (in
> Raleigh) in being up there within the range. But, with her five sightings,
> that is probably more than anyone else in NC.  Owen McConnell has four
> sightings, all from Graham County; as does Kevin Caldwell, with four
> sightings in Buncombe and Madison counties.
>
> Harry LeGrand
> Raleigh
>
> On Fri, Jul 15, 2016 at 10:12 AM, Gail Lankford 
> wrote:
>
>> Harry wrote that he has only seen 2 in the state. What about that colony
>> found by Randy E.( I think)  about 3 years ago?  I figured all piedmont
>> butterfliers saw those.
>> Has anyone checked that site yearly since?
>>
>> I have now seen 5 of these. My first was near Joyce Kilmer forest on dirt
>> roads near a forest service campground. I have seen 2 in my cove, and now 2
>> in Madison County.
>>
>> By the way, we went up Rich Mtn. again for Diana Frit and found none.
>> Very strange and disappointing.
>>
>> Reminder that our No. Buncombe NABA will be August 5; rain date is moved
>> to August 9. Most of count takes place in Sandy Mush gamelands. There are
>> several trails to cover. The local manager promises to have paths mowed
>> short, and he is participating in count. We usually get about 53 species.
>>
>> Gail Lankford
>> Weaverville
>>
>
>
Subject: Re: Golden-Banded skipper/ NABA count
From: "Harry LeGrand" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Fri, 15 Jul 2016 10:44:47 -0400
To follow-up on Golden Banded-Skippers that Gail mentioned.

Randy Emmitt discovered ONE individual, in Caswell County, on June 1, 2000
-- that is 16 years ago!  Several of us -- at least Will Cook and me,
joined Randy three days later and saw ONE, on June 4. Randy thinks that was
a different individual than the one three days earlier.  Those are the only
recent records (in the last 30 years) east of the foothills in the
Carolinas.  So -- it was a long time ago, and not likely a colony.  When I
conducted a natural area inventory of Caswell County in the late 2000's, I
checked this area several times, and never saw the species there or
elsewhere in the county. That doesn't mean it is absent from the county,
but lots of folks have worked Caswell Game Land over the years, and no GBS
has been seen.

My only other NC sighting was with Jeff Pippen, where we saw one from my
car in Haywood County, on May 11, 2002. Jeff spotted one on a blackberry
plant next to the dirt road, and I stuck out my camera and got a decent
photo (on the butterfly website).

As essentially all NC sightings in the past 20-30 years have been from the
mountains, Gail (who lives in the mountains) has an advantage over me (in
Raleigh) in being up there within the range. But, with her five sightings,
that is probably more than anyone else in NC.  Owen McConnell has four
sightings, all from Graham County; as does Kevin Caldwell, with four
sightings in Buncombe and Madison counties.

Harry LeGrand
Raleigh

On Fri, Jul 15, 2016 at 10:12 AM, Gail Lankford 
wrote:

> Harry wrote that he has only seen 2 in the state. What about that colony
> found by Randy E.( I think)  about 3 years ago?  I figured all piedmont
> butterfliers saw those.
> Has anyone checked that site yearly since?
>
> I have now seen 5 of these. My first was near Joyce Kilmer forest on dirt
> roads near a forest service campground. I have seen 2 in my cove, and now 2
> in Madison County.
>
> By the way, we went up Rich Mtn. again for Diana Frit and found none. Very
> strange and disappointing.
>
> Reminder that our No. Buncombe NABA will be August 5; rain date is moved
> to August 9. Most of count takes place in Sandy Mush gamelands. There are
> several trails to cover. The local manager promises to have paths mowed
> short, and he is participating in count. We usually get about 53 species.
>
> Gail Lankford
> Weaverville
>
Subject: Re: Golden-Banded skipper/ NABA count
From: "Jeff Pippen" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Fri, 15 Jul 2016 08:25:46 -0600
I’ve only seen one in NC, and it was in the mountains. I looked multiple 
times for the “colony” Randy found, both the year he found it and for a 
couple years later without success. 


Good Butterflying!
Jeff
--
Jeffrey S. Pippen
Durham, NC and MPG Ranch, MT

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> On Jul 15, 2016, at 8:12 AM, Gail Lankford (via carolinaleps Mailing List) 
 wrote: 

> 
> Harry wrote that he has only seen 2 in the state. What about that colony 
found by Randy E.( I think) about 3 years ago? I figured all piedmont 
butterfliers saw those. 

> Has anyone checked that site yearly since?
> 
> I have now seen 5 of these. My first was near Joyce Kilmer forest on dirt 
roads near a forest service campground. I have seen 2 in my cove, and now 2 in 
Madison County. 

> 
> By the way, we went up Rich Mtn. again for Diana Frit and found none. Very 
strange and disappointing. 

> 
> Reminder that our No. Buncombe NABA will be August 5; rain date is moved to 
August 9. Most of count takes place in Sandy Mush gamelands. There are several 
trails to cover. The local manager promises to have paths mowed short, and he 
is participating in count. We usually get about 53 species. 

> 
> Gail Lankford
> Weaverville
Subject: Golden-Banded skipper/ NABA count
From: "Gail Lankford" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Fri, 15 Jul 2016 10:12:07 -0400
Harry wrote that he has only seen 2 in the state. What about that colony
found by Randy E.( I think)  about 3 years ago?  I figured all piedmont
butterfliers saw those.
Has anyone checked that site yearly since?

I have now seen 5 of these. My first was near Joyce Kilmer forest on dirt
roads near a forest service campground. I have seen 2 in my cove, and now 2
in Madison County.

By the way, we went up Rich Mtn. again for Diana Frit and found none. Very
strange and disappointing.

Reminder that our No. Buncombe NABA will be August 5; rain date is moved to
August 9. Most of count takes place in Sandy Mush gamelands. There are
several trails to cover. The local manager promises to have paths mowed
short, and he is participating in count. We usually get about 53 species.

Gail Lankford
Weaverville
Subject: Fwd: Madison County July 14 - 27 species
From: "Dennis Forsythe" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Fri, 15 Jul 2016 06:29:38 -0400

Sent from my iPhone

Begin forwarded message:

> From: "Harry LeGrand" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) 
> Date: July 14, 2016 at 9:23:24 PM EDT
> To: "drivesa3 AT aol.com" 
> Cc: Mike Turner 
> Subject: Re: Madison County July 14 - 27 species
> Reply-To: Harry LeGrand 
> 
> Yes, I got it now. My iPhone originally gave me the e-mail with "No content".
> 
> But, on my computer, the list comes in just fine. Wow! First Golden 
Banded-Skipper seen in the state in a couple of years, I believe. I have seen a 
grand total of TWO in NC in my 25 years of looking. And that's better than most 
other folks! 

> 
> Harry LeGrand
> 
>> On Thu, Jul 14, 2016 at 9:18 PM, drivesa3 AT aol.com  wrote:
>> Ditto.
>> 
>> George
>> 
>> Sent from my LG G4, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone
>> 
>> ------ Original message------
>> From: Mike Turner
>> Date: Thu, Jul 14, 2016 9:02 PM
>> To: Harry E. LeGrand Jr;
>> Cc: Gail Lankford (via carolinaleps Mailing List);
>> Subject:Re: Madison County July 14 - 27 species
>> 
>> I got the content and list of Gail's message just fine. It is a nice list, 
too! Mike Turner 

>> 
>>> On Thu, Jul 14, 2016 at 8:58 PM, "Harry E. LeGrand Jr" 
 wrote: 

>>> No list or message included. 
>>> 
>>> Harry
>>> 
>>> Sent from my iPhone
>>> 
>>>> On Jul 14, 2016, at 8:19 PM, Gail Lankford (via carolinaleps Mailing List) 
 wrote: 

>>>> 
>>>> This message has no content.
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> -- 
>> Mike Turner
>> Raleigh, NC
> 
Subject: Re: Madison County July 14 - 27 species
From: "Harry LeGrand" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Thu, 14 Jul 2016 21:23:24 -0400
Yes, I got it now. My iPhone originally gave me the e-mail with "No
content".

But, on my computer, the list comes in just fine. Wow!  First Golden
Banded-Skipper seen in the state in a couple of years, I believe. I have
seen a grand total of TWO in NC in my 25 years of looking.  And that's
better than most other folks!

Harry LeGrand

On Thu, Jul 14, 2016 at 9:18 PM, drivesa3 AT aol.com  wrote:

> Ditto.
>
> George
>
> Sent from my LG G4, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone
>
> ------ Original message------
> *From: *Mike Turner
> *Date: *Thu, Jul 14, 2016 9:02 PM
> *To: *Harry E. LeGrand Jr;
> *Cc: *Gail Lankford (via carolinaleps Mailing List);
> *Subject:*Re: Madison County July 14 - 27 species
>
> I got the content and list of Gail's message just fine. It is a nice list,
> too! Mike Turner
>
> On Thu, Jul 14, 2016 at 8:58 PM, "Harry E. LeGrand Jr" <
> carolinaleps AT duke.edu> wrote:
>
>> No list or message included.
>>
>> Harry
>>
>> Sent from my iPhone
>>
>> On Jul 14, 2016, at 8:19 PM, Gail Lankford (via carolinaleps Mailing
>> List)  wrote:
>>
>> *This message has no content.*
>>
>>
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Subject: Re: Madison County July 14 - 27 species
From: "\"drivesa3 AT aol.com\"" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps@duke.edu>
Date: Thu, 14 Jul 2016 21:18:21 -0400
Ditto.
George
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------ Original message------From: Mike TurnerDate: Thu, Jul 14, 2016 9:02 
PMTo: Harry E. LeGrand Jr;Cc: Gail Lankford (via carolinaleps Mailing 
List);Subject:Re: Madison County July 14 - 27 species 

I got the content and list of Gail's message just fine. It is a nice list, too! 
Mike Turner 


On Thu, Jul 14, 2016 at 8:58 PM, "Harry E. LeGrand Jr"  
wrote: 

No list or message included. 
Harry

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On Jul 14, 2016, at 8:19 PM, Gail Lankford (via carolinaleps Mailing List) 
 wrote: 


This message has no content.


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Mike Turner
Raleigh, NC
Subject: Re: Madison County July 14 - 27 species
From: "Mike Turner" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Thu, 14 Jul 2016 21:02:32 -0400
I got the content and list of Gail's message just fine. It is a nice list,
too! Mike Turner

On Thu, Jul 14, 2016 at 8:58 PM, "Harry E. LeGrand Jr" <
carolinaleps AT duke.edu> wrote:

> No list or message included.
>
> Harry
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> Sent from my iPhone
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> On Jul 14, 2016, at 8:19 PM, Gail Lankford (via carolinaleps Mailing List)
>  wrote:
>
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>


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Mike Turner
Raleigh, NC
Subject: Re: Madison County July 14 - 27 species
From: "\"Harry E. LeGrand Jr\"" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Thu, 14 Jul 2016 20:58:37 -0400
No list or message included. 

Harry

Sent from my iPhone

> On Jul 14, 2016, at 8:19 PM, Gail Lankford (via carolinaleps Mailing List) 
 wrote: 

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> This message has no content.
Subject: Madison County July 14 - 27 species
From: "Gail Lankford" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Thu, 14 Jul 2016 20:19:14 -0400
Nancy Cowal, Dan Lazar, Ruth Young, and Gail Lankford had the following,
with an interruption by a thunderstorm:

Pipevine ST - 1
E. Tiger ST - many
Spicebush ST - few
Cabbage White - 3
Orange Sulphur - 1
Little Yellow - 1
Red-banded HS - 2
ETB - several
Summer Azure - several
A. Snout - 2
Pearl Crescent - several
Question Mark - 1
E. Comma - 1
Red Admiral - 1
Red-spotted Purple - many
Hackberry Emperor - 1
No. Pearly-Eye - 1
Carolina Satyr - 1
SSS - many
Hoary Edge - 1
GOLDEN-BANDED SKIPPER - 1 ( long close looks)
No. Cloudywing - several
Zarucco DW - 1
Least Skipper - several
Fiery Skipper - 1
Zabulon Skipper - 1
Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper - 2
BLACK BEAR - 1

The 3 regular skippers above are only ones I have seen this year so far
except for the one Hobomok and one Clouded . No Monarchs; no Frits other
than Great Spangled; no Buckeyes. Overall a poor year since May. Be
interesting to see what we get during August 5 NABA count.
Gail
Subject: Newberry Co., SC leps 12 July 2016
From: "Dennis Forsythe" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Wed, 13 Jul 2016 15:30:37 -0400
All,

I spent from 1100-1300 hrs at Cromer, Flint Hill, Hargrove and Asias Branch
roads in the Newberry Co. section of the  Enoree District, Sumter NF.  I
had:


E. Tiger Swallowtail 2 ( 1 dark female)
Cloudless Sulfur 1
Sleepy Orange 1
Red Admiral 1
Pearl Crescent 13
Red-spotted Purple 1
Gulf Fritillary 1
Hoary Edge 1
Wild Indigo Duskywing 1


-- 
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: Enoree ORV Trail head , Laurens Co., SC leps 12 July 2016
From: "Dennis Forsythe" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Wed, 13 Jul 2016 15:23:58 -0400
All,

I spent ca 20 minutes yesterday afternoon along the Rail Road Tracks near
the Enoree ORV Trail head.  I had 1 Zebra Swallowtail, 1 Sleepy Orange and
1 Cloudless Sulfur.

Regards,

Dennis

-- 
Dennis M. Forsythe PhD
South Carolina Ebird Reviewer
South Carolina Ebutterfly Reviewer
Emeritus Professor of Biology
The Citadel
171 Moultrie St,
Charleston, SC 29409
843.795.3996-home
843.953.7264-fax
843.708.1605-cell
dennis.forsythe AT gmail.com
Subject: Sandhills Butterflies
From: Richard Stickney <RichardS AT ncmls.org>
Date: Tue, 12 Jul 2016 16:13:52 +0000
Hi all,

Yesterday I went down to Moore County intending to look for Hessel's 
Hairstreaks and any other goodies (lep or ode). Unfortunately, as soon as I 
finished my first stop at Sandhills CC Gardens, a big line of storms chased me 
back north. Here's what I did manage to find: 


E. Tiger ST - 3
Spicebush ST - 1
Cabbage White - 2
Gray Hairstreak - 1
Summer Azure - 1
Snout - 1
American Lady - 2
Buckeye - 3
Silver-spotted Skipper - 3
Hoary Edge - 1
Fiery Skipper - 3

I'm planning to go again Sunday or Monday if the weather looks good.

I've put up some photos from my trip up North over the last week - check them 
out! 



Richard Stickney
NC Museum of Life & Science

www.flickr.com/photos/rstickney 


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Subject: Report - Greensboro, NC Arboretum Butterflies
From: Dennis Burnette <deburnette AT triad.rr.com>
Date: Mon, 11 Jul 2016 20:20:10 -0400

Twenty-four participants took a butterfly walk in the Greensboro (NC)
Arboretum on Sunday afternoon, July 10. This was a joint outing with the
Triad Chapter of Carolina Butterfly Society and the local Audubon Society
chapter. We had moderate success finding butterflies for this time of year,
and everyone seemed to have a good time.


Butterflies have been a bit scarce in the this area lately, presumably
because the recent dry weather may have caused plants to stop producing
nectar. Recent rain seems to have turned that around. We were successful in
finding eleven species of butterflies, including three Monarch butterflies,
at least one of which was a female. We searched through milkweed plants
along the creek but didnt find any caterpillars.


We were able to find Pawpaw trees, the host plant for Zebra Swallowtail
butterflies, that had fruit on them, a first for many folks. Unfortunately,
that particular species of butterfly was a no-show, however. One of the
nicest sightings was a very fresh and colorful Red Admiral butterfly sipping
nectar from Purple Coneflower. The weather was quite cooperative with
temperature in the upper 80s and a sunny sky with a light breeze.


Below is our list for the afternoon.


Dennis

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


----
Greensboro Arboretum, Guilford County, 7-10-16


Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 8
Cabbage White 7
Gray Hairstreak 1
Eastern tailed-Blue 3
Silvery Checkerspot 1
Red Admiral 1
Monarch 3
Silver-spotted Skipper 3
Juvenals Duskeywing 4
Fiery Skipper 4
Sachem 5
Unidentified skippers  about 6

Subject: Midlands Chapter CBS field trip to Sumter NF 16 July 2016
From: "Dennis Forsythe" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Mon, 11 Jul 2016 06:56:52 -0400
All,

The next Midlands Chapter CBS Field trip will be 16 July 2016 to the Enoree
District, Sumter National Forest, SC 0930-1500 hrs.  Meet at 0930 hrs at
the BP Station, 3536 Whitmire Hy, exit 60, I-26.  We will search Garlington
School Rd (Laurens Co) and Cromer and Asias Branch Rds (Newberry Co) paying
particular attention to butterflies feeding on patches of*Prunella*. Bring
the usual items, sunscreen, binoculars, lunch, field guides* et cetera  *If
you have questions and/or if you wish to attend contact me:  843-708-1605;
dennis.forsythe AT gmail.com

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: Sassafras Mountain and Tablerock State Park SC
From: "Doug Allen" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Sun, 10 Jul 2016 17:33:48 -0400
Visited the 3555'  highest point in SC last Monday afternoon, but results
were disappointing.  There were more hummingbirds than butterflies, five
Ruby-throats and 3 buttereflies- a Tiger Swallowtail, Cloudless Sulphur,
and a Southern Cloudywing.

A while later down near the lake at Tablerock State Park on the south side
of Route 11, I saw a Tiger Swallowtail, Pipevine Swallowtail, several Pearl
Crescents, a Least Skipper by the lake, and two Sachem.  A few more Tiger
Swallowtails were seen while driving that morning and afternoon.

I'm seeing a (uncommon here) northern Cloudywing recently in our home
garden along with the regulars we usually have, but not many of any species.

Doug Allen
Inman, SC
Subject: Pitt County, 10 July 2016
From: "Abdulali, Salman" <ABDULALIS AT ecu.edu>
Date: Sun, 10 Jul 2016 19:30:58 +0000
Butterflies seen today (2016-07-10) in Pitt County:

Spicebush Swallowtail, 2
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, 1

Silver-spotted Skipper, 2
Ocola Skipper, 3
Fiery Skipper, 10
Sachem, 1

Cloudless Sulphur, 1
Sleepy Orange, 1

Gray Hairstreak, 3

American Snout, 5
Monarch, 1, Pitt County Arboretum, first of year
Variegated Fritillary, 3
Hackberry Emperor, 1, River Park North, first of year for Pitt
Eastern Comma, 1
Red Admiral, 2
American Lady, 10
Common Buckeye, 5
Pearl Crescent, 1

Salman Abdulali
Greenville, NC
Subject: N Buncombe 10th July
From: "Doug Johnston" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Sun, 10 Jul 2016 14:48:22 -0400
A nice day here in WNC, low 80’s, sun and light breeze. After a week of 
intermittent rain, I expected a few new butterflies, but probably would have 
had more if the local power company hadn’t sprayed the road sides on our 
drive. 

Sachems are starting to come in, as well as Cabbage whites and some 
swallowtails. See eButterfly list below from a few hours of intermittent 
looking around the house and down the drive to the local hay field. 


Doug

Species
15 Cabbage White2 Eastern Tailed-Blue13 Meadow Fritillary3 Viceroy1 Red 
Admiral4 Common Buckeye2 Silver-spotted Skipper1 Spicebush Swallowtail1 Black 
Swallowtail3 Swallowtail sp.3 Eastern Tiger Swallowtail12 Colias Sulphur sp.1 
Great Spangled Fritillary10 Clouded Sulphur5 Pearl Crescent5 Orange Sulphur14 
Sachem Skipper 
Subject: Gaston County
From: "\"drivesa3 AT aol.com\"" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps@duke.edu>
Date: Fri, 08 Jul 2016 09:39:30 -0400
 I hiked the Crowder's Trail and Rocktop Trail at Crowder's Mountain SP 
Thursday from 1:00 - 3:30 and saw only 3 species: 

Eastern Tailed-blue 1Red-spotted Purple 5Hoary Edge 1
 The size differences among the Red-spotted purple was dramatic! I had good 
looks at them and am positive of the ID. I've noticed that before and couldn't 
find anything in my field guides about that. Is this size difference brood 
related? 

George AndrewsIndian Trail, NC

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Subject: Bear Is WMA, SC leps 7 July 2016
From: "Dennis Forsythe" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Fri, 8 Jul 2016 06:12:32 -0400
Hi All,

Donna and I spent from 12:40 to 14:20 hours yesterday at Bear IS WMA,
Colleton Co., SC.  It was hot, windy and dry. we saw:

Palamedes Swallowtail 1 worn
Gulf Fritallary 1

Dennis

-- 
Dennis M. Forsythe PhD
South Carolina Ebird Reviewer
South Carolina Ebutterfly Reviewer
Emeritus Professor of Biology
The Citadel
171 Moultrie St,
Charleston, SC 29409
843.795.3996-home
843.953.7264-fax
843.708.1605-cell
dennis.forsythe AT gmail.com
Subject: Wake Co,. NC butterflies-Umstead S.P.-07/04/2016
From: "Mike Turner" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Tue, 5 Jul 2016 20:12:24 -0400
Yesterday I walked the powerline ROW on the east shore of Big Lake at W.B.
Umstead S.P. I walked north to the edge of the park then traipsed through
the floodplain of Sycamore Creek above the lake. The weather wasn't very
conducive to lepping. It was cloudy all afternoon but I did mange to avoid
rain. The most popular nectar source was Mountain-mint (Pycnanthemum sp.)
which is very common along this dry ROW. The best butterflies were 4 Byssus
Skippers, photos of which 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=vlv9P7gscnF4aOk84xkpGBR0TyNv15sT-9eGKPkHJR4&s=4ng011a4XqhY81PzRV_RvbFq90puG2A5ODbCRypMDNw&e= 
. Good butterflying. 


Battus philenor 1
Papilio glaucus 25
Papilio troilus 1
Abaeis nicippe 1
Strymon melinus 2
Cupido comyntas 2
Celastrina neglecta 1
Phyciodes tharos 4
Polygonia interrogationis 1
Vanessa atalanta 6
Junonia coenia 5
Hermeuptychia sosybius 13
Cercyonis pegala 7
Epargyreus clarus 4
Erynnis horatius 3
Lerema accius 2
Ancyloxypha numitor 3
Atalopedes campestris 1
Problema byssus 4
Panoquina ocola 2

Mike Turner
Raleigh, NC
Subject: Lexingron, NC
From: "David Campbell" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Tue, 5 Jul 2016 18:48:15 -0400
Today in Lexington, NC:

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail- 6
Hackberry Emperor-3
Tawny Emperor- 4
Red Spotted Purple- 4
Checkered White- 1

-David Campbell




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Subject: Raulston Arboretum butterflies
From: "Harry LeGrand" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Tue, 5 Jul 2016 18:09:39 -0400
I'll echo what Salman said about arboretum butterflies today in Pitt County
-- very disappointing.  Today (July 5) From 2:15 - 3 pm I covered the
Raulston Arboretum in Raleigh, and despite lots of rainfall in recent
weeks, and lots of flower plantings, there are very few butterfly nectar
plants this year -- the fewest I can ever recall. And, this is the doldrums
season around here (mid-June to mid- /late July) anyway, so I wasn't
expecting much. Here is the meager list:

E. Tiger Swallowtail  1
Spicebush Swallowtail  1   the Pipevines must have finished a brood there
Cabbage White  2
Orange Sulphur  1
Sleepy Orange  2
Gray Hairstreak  1
E. Tailed-Blue  1
Variegated Fritillary  2
Pearl Crescent  2
Common Buckeye  4
American Lady  2
Silver-spotted Skipper  3
Horace's Duskywing  2
Common Checkered-Skipper  1
Fiery Skipper  7
Sachem  8

Harry LeGrand
Raleigh
Subject: Pitt County, 5 July 2016
From: "Abdulali, Salman" <ABDULALIS AT ecu.edu>
Date: Tue, 5 Jul 2016 19:38:40 +0000
I went to the Pitt County Arboretum early this afternoon (2016-07-05) and saw 
very few butterflies: 


Black Swallowtail, 2 (1 male and 1 female)
Horace's Duskywing, 1 male
Fiery Skipper, 5
Whirlabout, 1 female, first of year
Sleepy Orange, 1
American Snout, 1
Variegated Fritillary, 1
American Lady, 5
Common Buckeye, 2

Salman Abdulali
Greenville, NC
Subject: CBS Midlands Chapter Walk
From: "Dennis Forsythe" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Tue, 5 Jul 2016 07:15:48 -0400
All,



The next Midlands Chapter CBS Field trip will be 16 July 2016 to the Enoree
District, Sumter National Forest, SC 0930-1500 hrs.  Meet at 0930 hrs at
the BP Station, 3536 Whitmire Hy, exit 60, I-26.  We will search Garlington
School Rd (Laurens Co) and Cromer and Asias Branch Rds (Newberry Co) paying
particular attention to butterflies feeding on patches of* Prunella*. Bring
the usual items, sunscreen, binoculars, lunch, field guides* et cetera  *If
you have questions and/or if you wish to attend contact me:  843-708-1605;
dennis.forsythe AT gmail.com



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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Subject: Re: Johnston Co., NC butterflies-Howell Woods-07/02/2016-and a CORRECTION from July 1
From: "Mike Turner" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Sun, 3 Jul 2016 19:05:36 -0400
Interested parties can see pics of the Hayhurst's Scallopwings 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=JdgWNogBja1Tb2_A2UQE7nJ5qMdm0ahMruUefJiu3WQ&s=ZuDX7C6WYVYT8semplPWv3VfwO_-PNk0tYmtA4AlQfM&e= 
. Thanks for your patience. Mike 

Turner

On Sun, Jul 3, 2016 at 7:00 PM, Mike Turner  wrote:

> First off, the Wild Indigo Duskywing I so proudly reported Friday from
> Carver's Creek S.P. is actually a Horace's Duskywing. Thanks to Harry
> LeGrand for looking at my pics and correcting me. Here I post Harry's
> comments for the edification of the group. "Your 'Wild Indigo' appears to
> be a fresh male Horace's. Wild Indigos would be darker on the basal half of
> the wing than on the outer, and also are a smaller and more compact
> butterfly. Your butterfly is a rather even brown overall on the FW, with a
> slightly paler wrist, good for Horace's."
>
> Now yesterday, Saturday, I spent the afternoon at Howell Woods looking for
> butterflies and odonates. The weather was sunny to partly cloudy until
> about 4pm when it started raining hard for 20 minutes with a high about
> 90F. There weren't a lot of nectar sources available, just some Buttonbush
> around the ponds and borrow pits. The highlight among my 22 species were 2
> Hayhurst's Scallopwings, a species I don't get to see every year. My list
> is below. Good butterflying.
>
> E. Tiger Swallowtail 6
> Spicebush Swallowtail 1
> Cabbage White 1
> Sleepy Orange 2
> Gray Hairstreak   1
> Red-banded Hairstreak   1
> E. Tailed-Blue   1
> Am. Snout   6
> Variegated Fritillary   1
> Pearl Crescent   2
> Question Mark   11
> Red Admiral   8
> Common Buckeye   7
> Red-spotted Purple   10
> Hackberry Emperor   3
> S. Pearly-eye   2
> Creole Pearly-eye   3
> Appalachian Brown   2
> Carolina Satyr   5
> Hayhurst's Scallopwing   2
> Clouded Skipper   1
> Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper   2
>
> Mike Turner
> Raleigh, NC
>



-- 
Mike Turner
Raleigh, NC
Subject: CBS Triad Chapter Field Trip to Greensboro NC Arboretum 7-10-16
From: Dennis Burnette <deburnette AT triad.rr.com>
Date: Fri, 01 Jul 2016 16:29:05 -0400

Join the Triad Chapter of the Carolina Butterfly Society for an afternoon
butterfly walk on Sunday, July 10, in the Greensboro (NC) Arboretum.
 
Although butterfly numbers tend to dip in mid summer when some species are
between broods, butterflies in our area seem to have been even a bit more
scarce lately. We think this partly is because we have been going through a
dry period and plants are hoarding moisture to survive instead of producing
nectar. Were hoping that the recent rain will make a difference.
 
We will meet at 1:45 pm in Greensboro in front of the Whole Foods Market in
Friendly Shopping Center under the Sears sign between BB&T and Chick-Fil-A
next the Friendly Ave. If you would prefer to meet us at the Arboretum, we
will be in front of the education building at about 2:15. We expect to
return to the shopping center by 5:00.
 
The Arboretum address is 401 Ashland Dr., Greensboro, NC. For information
about the park, go to the official website:

https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.greensborobeautiful.org_gardens_greensboro-5Farboretum.php&d=CwIFAw&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=AW6ynNwqMRYOC5_V-OXupeOzu1c7t6wxY89gEYYgxa4&m=WvcLq5ME3msHHCO2nFmC8D7XhbyeKj0RTUWUSA2C-k8&s=ZN7PAPBq9yCzMdIAiwdj-_3F1py7eOYZdMF4u7e-7g0&e= 

 
Be sure to wear clothing appropriate for a hot, sunny day. Youll appreciate
a hat and comfortable footwear. Although the Arboretum has restrooms and a
water fountain, bring plenty of water to drink during the walk. Other items
you might bring are binoculars, a camera, and a butterfly field guide if you
have them.
 
This Triad Chapter field trip is open to all CBS members. Family and friends
are welcome. No pets, please. This will be a joint nature walk with the
Guilford County Audubon chapter, the T. Gilbert Pearson Audubon Society.
 
RSVP: Please let the trip contact person know if you plan to participate. We
have no good way of letting people know of changes in times and meeting
places at the last minute. The trip coordinator will contact those who have
signed up to let them know of any changes. This will help avoid you being
annoyed or embarrassed if you show up and no one is there. The trip will be
cancelled if the weather forecast is for rain most of Sunday afternoon.
 
Trip contact: Dennis Burnette, deburnette AT triad.rr.com


Subject: Spring Buncombe sighting of Dusky azure reduced to BVD status
From: "Doug Johnston" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Tue, 28 Jun 2016 06:24:21 -0400
Back in April, I reported 3 Dusky azures on my local patch here in Leicester. 
At the time I was sure of my ID (dark gray dorsal very visible in flight, azure 
type ventral). Since that time though, I have been having niggling thoughts, 
which without a photo to verify have not gone away. 

I have decided to reclassify the sighting as a probable/BVD and hope for the 
best for a clear photo next spring. An unusual sighting and a lifer to boot 
deserves more. 


Doug
Subject: Pitt County, 26 June 2016
From: "Abdulali, Salman" <ABDULALIS AT ecu.edu>
Date: Sun, 26 Jun 2016 21:00:05 +0000
Butterflies seen today (2016-06-26) in Pitt County (Boyd Lee Park and the Pitt 
County Arboretum): 


Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, 1
Orange Sulphur, 2
Gray Hairstreak, 3
Eastern Tailed Blue, 2
American Snout, 5
Variegated Fritillary, 1
American Lady, 10
Common Buckeye, 5
Pearl Crescent, 1
Silver-spotted Skipper, 1
Horace’s Duskywing, 2
Ocola Skipper, 2
Fiery Skipper, 15
Sachem, 5

Salman Abdulali
Greenville, NC
Subject: Trip Report Pilot Mountain SP Surry Co, NC
From: Dennis Burnette <deburnette AT triad.rr.com>
Date: Sun, 26 Jun 2016 13:45:24 -0400
The Carolina Butterfly Society Triad Chapter sponsored a field trip to Pilot
Mountain State Park in Surry County, NC, on Saturday, June 25. We had a
congenial group of 9 participants.
 
The weather was very comfortable for us humans, although possibly not so
much for the butterflies. Although it was mostly sunny for the first hour
and a half, the sky became hazy and then overcast later in the morning. The
temperature ranged for around 73 to about 78, an unusually cool morning for
this time of year.
 
We found only nine butterflies of six species. The list is below. We
speculated that the low numbers are influenced by the on-going drought in
this area, which is likely to have reduced the nectar availability. We also
wondered if the natural midsummer decline in some butterfly species that are
between broods already has begun.


Although it was a butterfly walk, we saw other things of interest. In the
dry meadow at the base of the mountain access road we saw two species of
dragonflies, 1 Widow Skimmer and 2 Eastern Amberwings, all females. In
addition, we were happy to see two blooming native plants that we dont
often see, the native orchid Nodding Ladys Tresses (Spiranthes cernua) in
the meadow and a small native of the lily family, Yellow Star Grass (Hypoxis
hirsuta) on the top of the mountain.


The birders in the group saw or heard quite a few species of birds but
nothing unusual or unexpected, and we saw two different spotted Whitetail
Deer fawns, one in the meadow and one in the mountaintop picnic area.


Despite the low number of butterflies, it was a very nice outing!
 
Here is the butterfly list:


Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
Spicebush Swallowtail 1
Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
Azure sp 1
Red Admiral 1
American Lady 2
 
Dennis

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

Subject: Francis Marion NF, 24 June 2016
From: "Dennis Forsythe" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Sat, 25 Jun 2016 09:21:14 -0400
Hi All,

Donna and I braved the 95+ f heat and looked for butterflies yesterday in
the Francis Marion NF. We had:

Berkeley Co.-Dog Swamp Rd; 1.5 mi 12:40-1:30
Palamedes Swallowtail 3
Little Metalmark 2
Pearl Crescent 15
Swarthy Skipper 1
Clouded Skipper 1
Byssus Skipper 1

Berkeley Co. Halfway Creek Rd
Common Wood-Nymph 2

Charleston Co-Port Rd 4.1 mi 2:00-3:50 PM
Black Swallowtail 3
E. Tiger Swallowtail 2
Palamedes Swallowtail 3
Gray Hairstreak 2
Little Metalmark 3
Common Buckeye 5
Pearl Crescent 35
Southern Cloudywing 4
Northern Cloudywing 2
CONFUSED CLOUDYWING 1
Zarucco Duskywing 1
duskywing sp. 1
Swarthy Skipper 2
Clouded Skipper 2
Whirlabout 1
Byssus Skipper 1
Dun Skipper 1

Dennis



-- 
Dennis M. Forsythe PhD
South Carolina Ebird Reviewer
South Carolina Ebutterfly Reviewer
Emeritus Professor of Biology
The Citadel
171 Moultrie St,
Charleston, SC 29409
843.795.3996-home
843.953.7264-fax
843.708.1605-cell
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Subject: Madison county June 23
From: "Gail Lankford" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Thu, 23 Jun 2016 15:34:26 -0400
No rain in weeks, and low numbers met my expectations. If get rain, will
try again next week. Today participants were Jamie Harrelson, Nancy Cowal,
Dan Lazar, and Gail Lankford.

Tiger ST - 4
Orange Sulphur - 2
Summer Azure - 4
A. Snout - 2
Diana Frit - 1
Pearl Crescent - 10+
Question Mark - 3
American Lady - 2
Red Admiral - 1
Red-spotted Purple - 2
SSS - 10+
Wild Indigo DW - 1
Least Skipper - 5
Fiery Skipper - 1
C.ROADSIDE SKIPPER - 11

Blue-fronted and Blue-ringed Dancers, and Slender Bluet damselflies
Subject: Re: Newberry Co, SC leps 21 June 2016
From: "Dennis Forsythe" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Wed, 22 Jun 2016 16:47:30 -0400
add Pearl Crescent 6

On Wed, Jun 22, 2016 at 4:39 PM, Dennis Forsythe 
wrote:

> All,
>
> Elizabeth Anderegg and I looked for butterflies in the Newberry Co.
> portion of the Enoree District, Sumter NF.  We mainly covered Cromer Rd.
> Everything was dry with very few flowers.  We had:
> Sleepy Orange 1
> Summer Azure
> American Lady 1
> Common Buckeye
> Hackberry Emperor 1
>
> at the I-26  W rest area at mi 63  we had:
> E. Tiger Swallowtail 1 dark female
> Red-spotted Purple 1
>
> Dennis
>
> --
> Dennis M. Forsythe PhD
> South Carolina Ebird Reviewer
> South Carolina Ebutterfly Reviewer
> Emeritus Professor of Biology
> The Citadel
> 171 Moultrie St,
> Charleston, SC 29409
> 843.795.3996-home
> 843.953.7264-fax
> 843.708.1605-cell
> dennis.forsythe AT gmail.com
>



-- 
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: Laurens Co., Sc leps 21 June 2016
From: "Dennis Forsythe" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Wed, 22 Jun 2016 16:46:31 -0400
All,

Elizabeth Anderegg and I spent most of the morning in the Laurens Co.
portion of the Enoree District, Sumter NF.  We mostly looked around the
Enoree ORV area and associated roads. Things were dry with few flowers. We
had:

E. Tiger Swallowtail 5
Sleepy Orange 1
Gray Hairstreak 1
E. Tailed Blue 1
American Lady 1
Common Buckeye 7
Pearl Crescent 2
Red-spotted Purple 10
Hackberry Emperor 1
Southern Cloudywing 2
Clouded Skipper 1
Crossline Skipper
Dun Skipper 1



-- 
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: Newberry Co, SC leps 21 June 2016
From: "Dennis Forsythe" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Wed, 22 Jun 2016 16:39:04 -0400
All,

Elizabeth Anderegg and I looked for butterflies in the Newberry Co. portion
of the Enoree District, Sumter NF.  We mainly covered Cromer Rd. Everything
was dry with very few flowers.  We had:
Sleepy Orange 1
Summer Azure
American Lady 1
Common Buckeye
Hackberry Emperor 1

at the I-26  W rest area at mi 63  we had:
E. Tiger Swallowtail 1 dark female
Red-spotted Purple 1

Dennis

-- 
Dennis M. Forsythe PhD
South Carolina Ebird Reviewer
South Carolina Ebutterfly Reviewer
Emeritus Professor of Biology
The Citadel
171 Moultrie St,
Charleston, SC 29409
843.795.3996-home
843.953.7264-fax
843.708.1605-cell
dennis.forsythe AT gmail.com
Subject: Re: ID help (yet again)
From: "Jeff Pippen" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Wed, 22 Jun 2016 15:14:58 -0400
Nice find and photos George. That sure looks like Byssus to me, and that is 
indeed a new county record. Thanks for the post! 


Cheers,
Jeff 
--
Jeffrey S. Pippen
Durham, NC and MPG Ranch, MT

https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.jeffpippen.com_&d=CwIFAg&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=AW6ynNwqMRYOC5_V-OXupeOzu1c7t6wxY89gEYYgxa4&m=pPdk7T3ByjYwDH5Y7iZZHQZzubkCF0KzBrs3soDZwkY&s=Ar3xedjYOIp7fasxyekYdFiUNqg7aMUYw4gfRN84YhE&e= 


> On Jun 20, 2016, at 10:30 PM, drivesa3 (via carolinaleps Mailing List) 
 wrote: 

> 
> For the last week, I've been taking pics of Skippers found in the abundant 
blooming Buttonbushes at Cane Creek Park lake (Union County NC). These two pics 
look an awful lot like Byssus Skippers to me and several others I have do,too. 
I've checked numerous other possibilities, but Jeff Pippen's site has 2 
virtually identical pics to these two (thanks Tom Sanders for the reminder 
about Jeff's excellent website!). The area does have freshwater marshland so 
the habitat does check even if the range is wrong. It would be a first county 
record so confirmation/correction is greatly appreciated! The pics are here: 

> 
> 
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.flickr.com_photos_95580865-40N07_albums_72157667318650424&d=CwIFAg&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=AW6ynNwqMRYOC5_V-OXupeOzu1c7t6wxY89gEYYgxa4&m=pPdk7T3ByjYwDH5Y7iZZHQZzubkCF0KzBrs3soDZwkY&s=5ME29ZRQ6OpZ4o2LiIVvEzF3WkRWon8rt8-GPVeH3wo&e= 

> 
> George Andrews
> Indian Trail, NC
Subject: Palatka + Broad-winged Skippers, Tyrrell Co. NC, 6/20/16
From: "nicholas" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Tue, 21 Jun 2016 21:20:23 -0400
Hey all, spent a couple of hours along the Alligator River off Gum Neck in 
Tyrrell Co. yesterday and saw a lot of marsh skippers flying. Those that 
stopped for ID led to a conservative estimate of 10 Palatka Skippers and 1 worn 
Broad-winged Skipper. Titi was the preferred nectar source. 

Nick FlandersPortsmouth, VA 

	
        
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Subject: ID help (yet again)
From: "drivesa3" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Mon, 20 Jun 2016 22:30:21 -0400
 For the last week, I've been taking pics of Skippers found in the abundant 
blooming Buttonbushes at Cane Creek Park lake (Union County NC). These two pics 
look an awful lot like Byssus Skippers to me and several others I have do,too. 
I've checked numerous other possibilities, but Jeff Pippen's site has 2 
virtually identical pics to these two (thanks Tom Sanders for the reminder 
about Jeff's excellent website!). The area does have freshwater marshland so 
the habitat does check even if the range is wrong. It would be a first county 
record so confirmation/correction is greatly appreciated! The pics are here: 



https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.flickr.com_photos_95580865-40N07_albums_72157667318650424&d=CwICaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=AW6ynNwqMRYOC5_V-OXupeOzu1c7t6wxY89gEYYgxa4&m=22YBE2e5a4uQjAj1kHunFIPQZ8oOTtUKOVFyT-HaGKk&s=0On2Y04dV3NuiEaDDrAVmlhTCzg0QxQS_WGASKaY4N0&e= 


George Andrews
Indian Trail, NC
Subject: Reminder: CBS Triad Trip to Pilot Mtn SP June 25
From: Dennis Burnette <deburnette AT triad.rr.com>
Date: Sun, 19 Jun 2016 20:41:24 -0400
All, this is a reminder that the Triad Chapter of CBS is planning a field
trip to Pilot Mountain State Park next Saturday morning, June 25. Its open
to the public. However, note that you need to sign up" if youre planning
to participate. Please let me know by Thursday evening by sending me an
email. Dennis Burnette

From:   on behalf of Dennis Burnette

Reply-To:  Dennis Burnette 
Date:  Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at 6:56 AM
To:  Carolinaleps 
Subject:  CBS Triad Trip to Pilot Mtn SP June 25

CBS Triad Chapter Field Trip to Pilot Mountain State Park 6-25-16
 
Join the Triad Chapter of the Carolina Butterfly Society for a morning
butterfly walk on Saturday, June 25, in Pilot Mountain State Park north of
Winston-Salem, NC. Were starting a bit early to beat the heat and then
going to the top where we hope to find cooler air as well as a beautiful
vista of the surrounding Piedmont.
 
We will meet at 9:00 am at the meadow at the base of the drive into the
park. After looking for butterflies there, we will drive up the mountain to
an elevation of more than 2000 feet. Well look for butterflies around the
restrooms and in the picnic area. Be sure to wear clothing appropriate for a
hot, sunny day. Bring plenty of water.
 
We plan to bring the butterfly walk to an end around noon. Those who wish to
have a picnic lunch should bring your own food and drink because there is no
place nearby to get them.
 
The park address is Pilot Mountain State Park, 1792 Pilot Knob Park Rd,
Pinnacle, NC 27043. For information about the park, go to the official
website: 
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.ncparks.gov_pilot-2Dmountain-2Dstate-2Dpark&d=CwIFAw&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=AW6ynNwqMRYOC5_V-OXupeOzu1c7t6wxY89gEYYgxa4&m=lcMbmZF85bKXxoDnAJwZ-Tj8VivMzsIKfp86SJiz0N4&s=DLXG_Qk9MN29QaxT9jNOnIuhBorikAjiyZZdkDbdsww&e= 
. 

 
This Triad Chapter field trip is open to all CBS members. Family and friends
are welcome. No pets, please.
 
RSVP: Please let the trip contact person know if you plan to participate. We
have no good way of letting people know of changes in times and meeting
places at the last minute. The trip coordinator will contact those who have
signed up.to let them know of any changes. This will help avoid you being
annoyed or embarrassed if you show up and no one is there. The trip will be
cancelled if the late-week forecast is for rain most of Saturday morning.
 
Trip contact: Dennis Burnette, deburnette AT triad.rr.com

Subject: Berkeley Co., SC leps 18 June 2016
From: "Dennis Forsythe" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Sat, 18 Jun 2016 21:06:05 -0400
Hi All,

Today Donna and I drove 3.3 mi on Yellow Jacket (FS 159) Road in the
Berkeley Co.section of the Francis Marion NF from 12:20 until 2:45 PM.  We
had:

Pipevine Swallowtail 2
Black Swallowtail 1 ovipositing a parsley family plant
E. Tiger Swallowtail 3
Spicebush Swallowtil1
Palamedes Swallowtail 11
Common Buckeye 2
Pearl Crescent 6
Red-spotted Purple 2
Common Wood-Nymph 1 FOY
Northern Cloudywing 2
Horace's Duskywing 4
Tropical Checkered-Skipper 1
Clouded Skipper 4
Whirlabout 2
Byssus Skipper 2
Zabulon Skipper 1 female
Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper 6
Reversed Roadsdie-Skipper 3

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: Coral Hairstreak Mecklenburg County
From: Chris Talking ton <destamona AT carolina.rr.com>
Date: Sat, 18 Jun 2016 09:05:16 -0400
I had a Coral Hairstreak at Latta Plantation NP yesterday morning on the power 
lines at the Latta Prairie area . Two quick cell phone pics of this lifer for 
me . Also had a Gray Hairstreak , Southern Cloundwing , clouded Skipper 
,American Lady , Pipevine Swallowtail, tiger Swallowtail,Varigated Frit. Red 
spotted Purple and Zebra Swallowtail .The numbers of butterflies have really 
dropped off over the past couple weeks hopefully it will start to pick back up 
again this year . Chris 


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