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2 Apr Wake and Orange Co., NC butterflies-04/01 and 04/02/2017 ["Mike Turner" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
2 Apr Sandy Mush Gamelands, Buncombe County, April 2, 25 species ["Gail Lankford" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
2 Apr Orange county leps ["Brian Bockhahn" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
2 Apr Cumberland, Moore county leps ["Brian Bockhahn" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
2 Apr CBS Midlands Chapter Trip Reprot ["kastners" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
2 Apr Dismal swamp butterfly count April 13 ["Brian Bockhahn" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
30 Mar Buncombe Co Duskywing [Sparrel Wood ]
29 Mar Brunswick Leps 03/29/2017 ["shawnlane07" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
30 Mar Re: Buncombe Co Duskywing ["Harry LeGrand" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
29 Mar PMSP Today ["Gene Schepker" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
30 Mar Fwd: Images from yesterday ["Harry LeGrand" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
1 Apr Pitt County, 1 April 2017 ["Abdulali, Salman" ]
29 Mar Sleepy or Dreamy Duskywing? ["\"Lori M. Carlson\"" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
29 Mar Re: Sleepy or Dreamy Duskywing? ["Doug Allen" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
1 Apr Brunswick Spray Project ["shawnlane07" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
31 Mar Eradication ["shawnlane07" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
29 Mar A SILVERY BLUE sky day in Macon County ["Jason Love" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
29 Mar Re: Sleepy or Dreamy Duskywing? ["Harry LeGrand" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
30 Mar Madison County - 26 species ["Gail Lankford" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
29 Mar Pitt County, 29 March 2017 ["Abdulali, Salman" ]
29 Mar Manchester SF, Sumter Co., SC 28 March 2017 ["Dennis Forsythe" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
28 Mar Re: Brown Elfin at Last? ["Harry LeGrand" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
28 Mar Brown Elfin at Last? ["\"Lori M. Carlson\"" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
27 Mar Re: Pilot Mountain State Park Brown Elfins and Sleepy Duskywings ["Harry LeGrand" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
27 Mar Pilot Mountain State Park Brown Elfins and Sleepy Duskywings ["Gene Schepker" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
27 Mar Stokes county elfins ["Brian Bockhahn" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
27 Mar Buncombe county these past couple of days (26th, 27th March) ["Doug Johnston" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
27 Mar Buncombe County and SC ["Gail Lankford" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
27 Mar Blythewood, SC ["kastners" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
27 Mar Calhoun County, SC ["kastners" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
26 Mar Midlands Chapter Butterfly Walk April 1 2017 [Chris Talking ton ]
26 Mar Re: Wake County-Prairie Ridge-3/26/2017 ["Harry LeGrand" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
26 Mar Wake County-Prairie Ridge-3/26/2017 ["Mike Turner" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
26 Mar Manchester State Forest, Sumter Co., SC 25 March 2017 ["Dennis Forsythe" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
21 Mar Re: Brown Elfin for the win! ["Harry LeGrand" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
24 Mar Patriot's Point, Mount Pleasant, SC 24 March, 2017 ["Chris Snook" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
21 Mar Re: Brown Elfin for the win! ["\"Lori M. Carlson\"" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
25 Mar SSS in Durham [Richard Stickney ]
25 Mar FOY Cloudless Sulphur ["Doug Allen" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
24 Mar Occaneeche on Thursday, Cedar Falls park tiday [Barbara Driscoll ]
24 Mar 3/21 FOY Zebra Swallowtain, Silver-spotted Skipper, Sleepy Duskywing ["Doug Allen" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
24 Mar Ft Moultrie, Sullivans Is, SC 24 March 2017 ["Dennis Forsythe" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
22 Mar Tillman Sand Ridge HP, Jasper Co., SC 21 March 2017 ["Dennis Forsythe" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
24 Mar 3/24/17 Dinkins Bottoms, Yadkin County , NC ["Sven Halling" ]
25 Mar FOY ETB Winston-Salem ["Gene Schepker" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
25 Mar Wake Co., NC butterflies-Falls Lake-03/25/2017 ["Mike Turner" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
25 Mar 3/25/17 Bethabara Park, Forsyth County , NC ["Sven Halling" ]
21 Mar 3/21/17 Jim Nottke’s Farm, Pfafftown, Forsyth County , NC ["Sven Halling" ]
22 Mar Orange Co., NC butterflies 3/22/2017 ["Jeff Pippen" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
21 Mar Brown Elfin for the win! ["\"Lori M. Carlson\"" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
19 Mar RE: Hoover Rd, Berkeley Co., Sc 18 March 2017 ["kastners" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
19 Mar Hoover Rd, Berkeley Co., Sc 18 March 2017 ["Dennis Forsythe" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
17 Mar FOY Eclosure ["nottke1" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
16 Mar Apple in Brunswick County ["Abdulali, Salman" ]
16 Mar Re: Apple in Brunswick County ["Jeff Pippen" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
15 Mar CBS Midlands Chapter Trip postponed ["KASTNERS" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
16 Mar Re: Apple in Brunswick County ["Harry LeGrand" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
9 Mar Sandy Mush Game Lands 9th March ["Doug Johnston" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
9 Mar Wee Tee State Forest, Williamsburg Co, SC leps 8 March 2017 ["Dennis Forsythe" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
7 Mar Berkeley Co., SC leps 6 March 2017 ["Dennis Forsythe" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
8 Mar 3/8/17 Dinkins Bottoms, Yadkin County , NC ["Sven Halling" ]
9 Mar Montgomery County NC ["Jules Fraytet" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
8 Mar SILVERY BLUE ["Gail Lankford" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
10 Mar Moore & Wake County [Richard Stickney ]
9 Mar A few Wake County, NC, butterflies ["Harry LeGrand" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
9 Mar Blythewood, SC ["kastners" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
9 Mar Brunswick Leps 03/07/17 ["shawnlane07" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
8 Mar Yard leps in N. Durham County ["Tom Krakauer" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
8 Mar Charlotte Area CBS Chapter Meeting [Chris Talking ton ]
8 Mar Occoneechee Mountain Update/FOY in Our Yard ["\"Lori M. Carlson\"" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
9 Mar FOY Spicebush Swallowtail, Sleepy Orange, Great Purple Hairstreak, Am Snout ["Doug Allen" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
9 Mar NC butterflies ["Mike Turner" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
10 Mar Orange Co., NC butterflies-Occoneechee Mountain State Natural Area-03/10/2017 ["Mike Turner" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
9 Mar Re: Wee Tee State Forest, Williamsburg Co, SC leps 8 March 2017 ["Dennis Forsythe" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
7 Mar Pitt County, 7 March 2017 ["Abdulali, Salman" ]
9 Mar 3/9/17 Pilot Mountain State Park, Surry County, NC ["Sven Halling" ]

Subject: Wake and Orange Co., NC butterflies-04/01 and 04/02/2017
From: "Mike Turner" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Sun, 2 Apr 2017 20:02:45 -0400
Yesterday, April 1, I spent the afternoon at Mitchell Mill State Natural
Area in eastern Wake Co. It was a beautiful day, sunny and 76F. The best
butterfly was a Juniper Hairstreak.

Today, April 2, I visited Occoneechee Mountain State Natural Area in
Hillsborough, NC, Orange Co. Sunny and 68F. I saw Brian Bockhahn and his
group out there, though I was not part of his group. Highlights among my 19
species were 3 Brown Elfins along the Brown Elfin Trail, 4 swallowtail
species, Juniper Hairstreak, 1 White-M Hairstreak (very exciting; BB and I
tried to relocate it later with no luck; I'm afraid it might have fallen
prey to the many baskettails and corporals patrolling the meadow where it
was seen), and my FOY Gemmed and Carolina Satyrs and Sachems. Pics from the
weekend can be seen here, 
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.flickr.com_photos_61962421-40N05_&d=DwIBaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=AW6ynNwqMRYOC5_V-OXupeOzu1c7t6wxY89gEYYgxa4&m=aoxUcSHGiUyluuuAaTb55OxhJMQRR2pJtqKSAYMKtus&s=74EOikjZ1iV0KndysW-sB0R8gvcqF4UmWkVd11_YhYo&e= 
. 

Included is an azure I tried to turn into a Spring, but I think is now a
Summer Azure, and a Common Baskettail seen along the Brown Elfin Trail. I
photographed it thinking it was a Slender Baskettail, but I now believe it
is a Common Baskettail with no hind wing marks. My complete lists
(including odonates) are below. Good butterflying.

Mitchell Mill SNA - 04/01/2017
E. Tiger Swallowtail 10
Falcate Orangetip 1
Juniper Hairstreak   1
Pearl Crescent   10
Am. Lady   1
Silver-spotted Skipper   6
Juvenal's Duskywing   1

Springtime Darner  1
Lancet Clubtail  5
Stream Cruisers  2
Common Baskettails  15
Blue Corporal  5
E. Pondhawk  1
Southern Spreadwing  1 ad.male
forktails  20
Fragile Forktails  10

Occoneechee Mt. SNA - 04/02/2017
Zebra Swallowtail 1
Black Swallowtail 1
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 10
Spicebush Swallowtail 1
Orange Sulphur 1
Brown Elfin   3
Juniper Hairstreak   1
White-M Hairstreak   1
Eastern Tailed-Blue   4
Spring Azure   1
American Snout   2
Pearl Crescent   4
American Lady   1
Gemmed Satyr   1
Carolina Satyr   7
Silver-spotted Skipper   1
Juvenal's Duskywing   10
Common Checkered-Skipper   1
Sachem   2

Common Green Darners  2 in tandem
Lancet Clubtail  1
Common Baskettails  10
Stream Cruisers  2
Blue Corporals  20
Citrine Forktail  1 ad.male
Fragile Forktails  15

Mike Turner
Raleigh, NC
Subject: Sandy Mush Gamelands, Buncombe County, April 2, 25 species
From: "Gail Lankford" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Sun, 2 Apr 2017 17:27:22 -0400
From 11:00 to about 3:30 David Heavner, Vin Stanton, Sue Perry, Ruth Young,
and Gail Lankford walked the  Bear Creek, Dead Dog,  and Cedar Hill
sections. Bear Creek by far had the most butterflies. Any BF that was NOT
at Bear Creek has section listed.

Pipevine ST - 1  (Dead Dog)
Black ST - 3  (Cedar Hill)
E. Tiger ST - 10+
Spicebush ST - few
Cabbage White - few
Falcate OT - 20+
Clouded Sulphur - 20+
Orange Sulphur - 10+
JUNIPER HS - 1
WHITE M HS - 1
Gray HS - 3
ETB - many
Azure sp - many; at least 1 summer, most spring
SILVERY BLUE - 9
Meadow Frit - 1 (Dead Dog)
Pearl Crescent - few
E. Comma - few  (Cedar Hill and Dead Dog)
American Lady - 2
Red Admiral - 3 (Cedar Hill and Dead Dog)
Dreamy DW - 3
Sleepy DW - several
Juvenal's DW - few
MOTTLED DW - 1

Gail Lankford
Subject: Orange county leps
From: "Brian Bockhahn" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Sun, 2 Apr 2017 17:27:55 -0400
35 people joined me for a hike at Occoneechee Mountain today to search for
brown elfin, other leps and odes.  Ice age relict mountain with ice age
relict butterfly and then some prehistoric dragonflies!  With such large
group I was amazed I was able to keep their interest and show them many
leps including our target!

10 e tiger
1 spicebush sw
1 cabbage white
6 brown elfin
3 e tailed
1 variegated fritillary
1 gemmed satyr
8 Carolina satyr
1 silver-spotted skipper
24 juvenal's duskywing
1 sleepy duskywing
1 sachem

5 common green darner
2 lancet clubtail
1 stream cruiser
1 striped winged baskettail
50 common baskettail
40 blue corporal
1 blue-ringed dancer
8 fragile forktail

harry, entered in nrid, as with cacr and wewo.


-- 
Brian Bockhahn
birdranger248 AT gmail.com
Subject: Cumberland, Moore county leps
From: "Brian Bockhahn" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Sun, 2 Apr 2017 17:06:51 -0400
Very little action at Carvers Creek, Weymouth Woods

E. Tiger Swallowtail 8, 6
Spicebush Sw 0, 1
Palamedes Sw 3, 2
Juvenals Duskywing 6, 8

About 35 species of moth, including a second adult photo for NC of a little
leafminer moth Mompha passerella: 
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__bugguide.net_node_view_1352459&d=DwIBaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=AW6ynNwqMRYOC5_V-OXupeOzu1c7t6wxY89gEYYgxa4&m=B888XLbFzJTcqoNrfQZVrfa09IZ2mX6f8Zd1m8BKWO4&s=jCGHgpIszE7epdXNZbTNv2oNv-SIL8uqD0VqysPMH_s&e= 


-- 
Brian Bockhahn
birdranger248 AT gmail.com
Subject: CBS Midlands Chapter Trip Reprot
From: "kastners" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Sun, 2 Apr 2017 14:40:33 -0400
Carolina Butterfly Society Midlands Chapter
Trip Report
Cheraw State Park and Carolina Sandhills NWR 
April 1, 2017

What a beautiful day to butterfly and some people had a four Elfin species day! 
Many of us came away with at least one lifer. It was sunny with temperatures 
ranging from around 59 to a high of 79. Chris Talkington was our leader. In 
attendance were: Gene Schepker, Lois Schneider, Ann Newsome, Sven Halling, Gary 
Carter, Leigh Anne Carter, Becky Carter, Jean Fontaine, Laura Domingo, Dennis 
Forsythe, Rob Gilson, Lenny Lampel, Ethan Lampel, Shawn Smolen-Morton, Will 
Stuart, Rob Van Epps, Kevin Metcalf, Susan Creed, Cheryl Talkington, and Dave 
and Marty Kastner. Will Stuart was our hero, finding the Frosted Elfin in the 
morning and leading the group back to the same spot in the afternoon where we 
found three. 



Cheraw State Park

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail   3
Spicebush Swallowtail   2
Palamedes Swallowtail   9
Black Swallowtail   1
Zebra Swallowtail   1
Sleepy Orange   1
Great Purple Hairstreak   2
Red-banded Hairstreak   1
Brown Elfin   3
Henry’s Elfin   5
Eastern Pine Elfin   1
Eastern Tailed-Blue   2
Summer Azure   2
Azure species   1
Pearl Crescent   1
American Lady   11
Common Buckeye   3
Carolina/Intricate Satyr   3
Silver-spotted Skipper   1
Zarucco Duskywing   2
Juvenal’s Duskywing   1
Duskywing species   1   


Carolina Sandhills NWR

Black Swallowtail   1
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail   2
Spicebush Swallowtail   3
Palamedes Swallowtail   2
Zebra Swallowtail   1
Colias species   1   (white form)
Cloudless Sulphur   8
Sleepy Orange   3
Frosted Elfin   3   (ovipositing)
Gray Hairstreak   1
Eastern Tailed-Blue   6
Azure species   1
Variegated Fritillary   1
American Lady   2
Common Buckeye   3   
Pearl Crescent   1
Red-spotted Purple   1
Juvenal’s Duskywing   3
Zarucco Duskywing   1
Duskywing species   7


Marty Kastner







Sent from Mail for Windows 10
Subject: Dismal swamp butterfly count April 13
From: "Brian Bockhahn" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Sun, 2 Apr 2017 11:29:53 -0400
The brand new Dismal Swamp State Park, NC butterfly count is set for
Thursday April 13, 2017.  We hope for Hessels as we'll start out at the
biggest stand of cedar and then spread out from there.

Dismal Swamp state park entrance is located off the rest area on US17 just
south of the VA border.  We'll meet at 830am at the visitor center, which
is just across the drawbridge.

Directions: 
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.ncparks.gov_dismal-2Dswamp-2Dstate-2Dpark_directions&d=DwIBaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=AW6ynNwqMRYOC5_V-OXupeOzu1c7t6wxY89gEYYgxa4&m=6hu1CoBwgMs-g3IJ0EiAvT6_0tytjEjopRLqt1wRzrQ&s=eT-mq4kTv00A_GovCG9D97sbR3bJ6-K0zJZrgH_-awM&e= 


Bring lunch and drinking water, bug spray, hat and sun block.  There is no
camping on site, but Merchants millpond nearby has camping.

-- 
Brian Bockhahn
birdranger248 AT gmail.com
Subject: Buncombe Co Duskywing
From: Sparrel Wood <sparrelwood AT att.net>
Date: Thu, 30 Mar 2017 00:29:25 -0400
 I took photos of a freshly hatched Duskywing today, (3/29) in my yard in 
Fairview. (Elevation 3400'). 

I hope the link below will bring them up. I'm thinking it's a Sleepy Duskywing, 
but I'll leave it to y'all to decide. 



https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__goo.gl_photos_gaY8KB7bmU3Lbv8DA&d=DwIFAg&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=AW6ynNwqMRYOC5_V-OXupeOzu1c7t6wxY89gEYYgxa4&m=YtbQxq3bjVfqfKYyzAbn-G14GF8Q4vs8eNO7k9GI1iw&s=ljzAZVlzZiggjD2NSydwKCAfbSzRDAZKclikU0AEFxI&e= 


Also saw the following today:
3 E Tigers
1 E Comma (I can share a photo of it too if you like)
1 Mourning Cloak

Subject: Brunswick Leps 03/29/2017
From: "shawnlane07" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 22:12:21 -0400 (EDT)
 3 Cecropia
5 Luna
1 Red Spotted Purple
3 Palamedes ST
3 Spicebush
2 Tiger ST
5 cloudless sulphur
1 Sleepy Orange
1 Painted Lady
1 Salt Marsh Moth

Shawn Lane Brunswick County, Southport area
Subject: Re: Buncombe Co Duskywing
From: "Harry LeGrand" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Thu, 30 Mar 2017 11:11:04 -0400
Agree. Looks like a Sleepy DW to me, as well.

Harry LeGrand

On Thu, Mar 30, 2017 at 12:29 AM, Sparrel Wood  wrote:

>       I took photos of a freshly hatched Duskywing today, (3/29) in my
> yard in Fairview. (Elevation 3400').
> I hope the link below will bring them up. I'm thinking it's a Sleepy
> Duskywing, but I'll leave it to y'all to decide.
>
> https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__goo.gl_
> photos_gaY8KB7bmU3Lbv8DA&d=DwIFAg&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6Y
> HLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=AW6ynNwqMRYOC5_V-OXupeOzu1c7t6wxY89gEYYgxa4&m=
> YtbQxq3bjVfqfKYyzAbn-G14GF8Q4vs8eNO7k9GI1iw&s=
> ljzAZVlzZiggjD2NSydwKCAfbSzRDAZKclikU0AEFxI&e=
>
> Also saw the following today:
> 3 E Tigers
> 1 E Comma (I can share a photo of it too if you like)
> 1 Mourning Cloak
>
>
>
Subject: PMSP Today
From: "Gene Schepker" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 20:23:09 -0400
Lois Schneider and I went up to PMSP today for Lois' FOY Brown Elfins.  We
ran into Lori Carlson and John Jarvis and shared some species and numbers
with them.
We had a Mourning Cloak, 5 Brown Elfins (a pair were hooked-up}, and a
nearly tailless Zebra Swallowtail.  Otherwise our count will look much like
theirs!

Gene Schepker
Subject: Fwd: Images from yesterday
From: "Harry LeGrand" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Thu, 30 Mar 2017 10:40:40 -0400
Folks:

Gene Schepker sent me several photos from Pilot Mountain State Park,
including a photo that Sven Halling took, which he says is a Sleepy
Duskywing.  Yes!  This indeed is a Sleepy. Note the long and pointed FW,
with the outer margins gently rounded
 so that the FW does not look short.  The palps on the head are not long
and do not draw your attention to the head.  The silver scaling on the FW
is about even intensity both inside and outside the black chain, and thus
there is not the large rounded silver blob inside the chain that the Dreamy
tends to show.

So, compare this with Lori's two photos, and I think one can see the
differences between Sleepy and Dreamy that I mentioned last night.

Harry LeGrand

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Gene Schepker 
Date: Thu, Mar 30, 2017 at 9:35 AM
Subject: Fwd: Images from yesterday
To: Harry LeGrand 


Harry, here is the Sleepy D. from Sven that we saw on the 27th at PMSP.  It
looked like a Sleepy to us. I trust that is correct!  Gene
Subject: Pitt County, 1 April 2017
From: "Abdulali, Salman" <ABDULALIS AT ecu.edu>
Date: Sat, 1 Apr 2017 21:39:51 +0000
I went to River Park North and the Pitt County Arboretum today and saw the 
following (Pitt County, 2017-04-01): 


Silver-spotted Skipper, 3
Falcate Orange Tip, 1, first of year
Pearl Crescent, 2
Common Buckeye, 1, first of year
Question Mark, 1, first of year, worn

plus one unidentified sulphur (either Orange Sulphur or Sleepy Orange). No 
azures, duskywings, or elfins. 


Salman Abdulali
Greenville, NC
Subject: Sleepy or Dreamy Duskywing?
From: "\"Lori M. Carlson\"" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 20:40:52 -0400
Hello Butterfliers,
John and I went up to Pilot Mountain today to see if we could get a 
lifetime for the Sleepy Duskywing, and hopefully photograph a Mourning 
Cloak. I thought I scored a Sleepy Duskywing, but I wonder if what I 
photographed is actually a Dreamy Duskywing?  The photos I got can be 
viewed here:

https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__flic.kr_p_S71caU&d=DwICaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=AW6ynNwqMRYOC5_V-OXupeOzu1c7t6wxY89gEYYgxa4&m=SwmkpTrM5_oqy806xZAaDg-AO6e5CkvP7mEoy7tiNYc&s=albm5TxVcUOFmzLO-3i_6VZETTBxbfpHwVRL7O88sX8&e= 


https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__flic.kr_p_TosHaP&d=DwICaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=AW6ynNwqMRYOC5_V-OXupeOzu1c7t6wxY89gEYYgxa4&m=SwmkpTrM5_oqy806xZAaDg-AO6e5CkvP7mEoy7tiNYc&s=Ki6ZnQE-By2Y0kfEhL5-Ef9cwZ_RRv-oaDHwIhqs7x0&e= 


We ran into Gene Schepker and his wife Lois during our exploration--the 
first time we've met in person. Together we went looking for some Brown 
Elfins and were successful. I got another very nice photo of one of the 
Brown Elfins. 
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__flic.kr_p_TosHvZ&d=DwICaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=AW6ynNwqMRYOC5_V-OXupeOzu1c7t6wxY89gEYYgxa4&m=SwmkpTrM5_oqy806xZAaDg-AO6e5CkvP7mEoy7tiNYc&s=vhz1666u6D9baRg0mvMezUxIS7TVBeVmohLYi0dhl9w&e= 


Weather was partly cloudy and about 75F, no breeze. Perfect butterflying 
weather. We were at the park from Noon to about 3 pm and observed the 
following  butterflies:

12-15 Tiger Swallowtails
3 Brown Elfins
2-3 dozen Juvenal's Duskywings
3 Spicebush Swallowtail
2 Azure sp
1 Orange Sulphur
1 American Lady
3-4 Sleepy/Dreamy Duskywings
7 Gemmed Satyrs
2 Falcate Orangetips

Take care,
Lori M. Carlson

Hillsborough, NC
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Subject: Re: Sleepy or Dreamy Duskywing?
From: "Doug Allen" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 21:02:31 -0400
Hi Lori,
   Your pictures look like my recent Sleepy Duskywing photos which are
better than the ones I have in the field guide..  They fly mostly in March
and April.    The Dreamy Duskywing has longer palps and emerges in April,
usually the second half of the month and fly into June.
Doug Allen
Upstate SC

https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__sites.google.com_site_southcarolinauplandbutterflies_&d=DwIFaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=AW6ynNwqMRYOC5_V-OXupeOzu1c7t6wxY89gEYYgxa4&m=L8XZlptzwB45hY6_7wck56c8taA8SgBCS8OE60qHjss&s=vUC9FIo9mW6eFtNVU-_IOACpMl0EudSFIiHIXZJpX68&e= 


On Wed, Mar 29, 2017 at 8:40 PM, "Lori M. Carlson" 
wrote:

> Hello Butterfliers,
> John and I went up to Pilot Mountain today to see if we could get a
> lifetime for the Sleepy Duskywing, and hopefully photograph a Mourning
> Cloak. I thought I scored a Sleepy Duskywing, but I wonder if what I
> photographed is actually a Dreamy Duskywing?  The photos I got can be
> viewed here:
> 
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__flic.kr_p_S71caU&d=DwIFaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=AW6ynNwqMRYOC5_V-OXupeOzu1c7t6wxY89gEYYgxa4&m=L8XZlptzwB45hY6_7wck56c8taA8SgBCS8OE60qHjss&s=y02QIkAswJHRsZ5a8vvMMWIyA8jwpQuSaKP5_Tt5gI4&e= 

> 
 

> 
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__flic.kr_p_TosHaP&d=DwIFaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=AW6ynNwqMRYOC5_V-OXupeOzu1c7t6wxY89gEYYgxa4&m=L8XZlptzwB45hY6_7wck56c8taA8SgBCS8OE60qHjss&s=SA_0zMBrCWi0-22klJVTtlJNqweSRxXL9yw0CDLypa8&e= 

> 
 

>
> We ran into Gene Schepker and his wife Lois during our exploration--the
> first time we've met in person. Together we went looking for some Brown
> Elfins and were successful. I got another very nice photo of one of the
> Brown Elfins. 
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__flic.kr_p_TosHvZ&d=DwIFaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=AW6ynNwqMRYOC5_V-OXupeOzu1c7t6wxY89gEYYgxa4&m=L8XZlptzwB45hY6_7wck56c8taA8SgBCS8OE60qHjss&s=Qk1fLxOojcwZfG9htow7SouNOuyulTPEa38cZtIalEg&e= 

> 
 

>
> Weather was partly cloudy and about 75F, no breeze. Perfect butterflying
> weather. We were at the park from Noon to about 3 pm and observed the
> following  butterflies:
>
> 12-15 Tiger Swallowtails
> 3 Brown Elfins
> 2-3 dozen Juvenal's Duskywings
> 3 Spicebush Swallowtail
> 2 Azure sp
> 1 Orange Sulphur
> 1 American Lady
> 3-4 Sleepy/Dreamy Duskywings
> 7 Gemmed Satyrs
> 2 Falcate Orangetips
>
> Take care,
> Lori M. Carlson
>
> Hillsborough, NC
> iNaturalist
> 
 

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> 
 

>
Subject: Brunswick Spray Project
From: "shawnlane07" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Sat, 1 Apr 2017 11:05:04 -0400 (EDT)
I found the info on the Gypsy Moth Spray Project for anyone interested. I
found it at WECT New Web page.

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WECT) -
The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services will start treating a
gypsy moth infestation on 774 acres near Bolivia in Brunswick County on or
around April 11.









Depending on weather conditions and insect development, the treatment should
continue into early May.

Two fine-mist applications of the biological pesticide Bacillus thuringiensis
variety kurstaki (Btk) will be made five to 10 days apart using a low-flying
helicopter. Btk is not harmful to humans, plants or animals, except small
caterpillars.

Field monitoring activities conducted the last few years determined that a
reproducing population of the highly destructive gypsy moth exists at a
location near Bolivia in Brunswick County. Treatment activities will protect
yard trees, shrubs, and hardwood forests at this site.

River Swamp runs through the middle of the proposed treatment area, which is
bordered on the west side by Gilbert Road SE at the intersection with Goose
Marsh Road.

Gypsy moths feed on the leaves of more than 300 species of trees and shrubs,
predominantly oaks and hardwoods. When an area becomes heavily infested, trees
may be completely stripped of foliage, leaving yard trees and entire forests
more susceptible to attacks from other pests.

Severe infestations often lead to tree death. Gypsy moth caterpillars can also
pose public health concerns for people with respiratory problems. Caterpillar
hairs and droppings may cause severe allergic reactions.

A public hearing was held in January to discuss this infestation and receive
input from all stakeholders about treatment options.

For more information, including maps and a description of the proposed
treatment area, click here: http://bit.ly/2oiYkWF. You can also call the
Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services at 800-206-9333.

Subject: Eradication
From: "shawnlane07" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Fri, 31 Mar 2017 18:32:46 -0400 (EDT)
I just saw on the New Brunswick County is going to spray by Helicopter 500
acres of area to try and eradicate Gypsy Moths. I am pretty sure this will
kill every insect in the area. Does anyone know about this and if so can you
tell me what area they plan to spray. It is sad but I guess there is no other
way.
 Sincerely, Shawn lane
Subject: A SILVERY BLUE sky day in Macon County
From: "Jason Love" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 17:55:54 -0400
Folks,
Today (March 29th) I stopped to search a sizable patch of Carolina Vetch
growing along a USFS road.  Recent clearings to maintain a powerline
right-of-way  along the road likely boosted the Carolina Vetch numbers,
(and in turn, the Silvery Blues).  I conservatively estimated about 10
individuals.  Here are the totals after ~30 minutes of searching along
~100m stretch of road.

Silvery Blue - 10
Eastern-tailed Blue - 1
Azure spp - 4
Duskywing spp - several
Silver-spotted Skipper - 1

Cheers,
Jason Love
Otto, NC
Subject: Re: Sleepy or Dreamy Duskywing?
From: "Harry LeGrand" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 21:09:49 -0400
The photos look like Dreamy to me. The FW is quite rounded and
short-looking; Sleepy has longer FW that are more pointed and not as curved
on the margin. The silvered wrist area looks brighter than the pale area
outside the black chain, a mark in Dreamy. Sleepy is silver or gray there
but also about the same brightness outside the chain. So, on a Dreamy the
eye is drawn to the brighter pale area inside the chain.  The palps on the
head also look long, a mark for Dreamy.

Normally one can tell a Dreamy by its often tiny size, without even
studying it when it lands. Sleepy approaches Juvenal's in size and is not
small/tiny. Of course, we cannot judge size on a photo, but in the field, a
Dreamy is a SMALL thing that should be obvious. The photo of the critter on
a violet makes the butterfly looks very small to my eye. The wingspread is
barely longer than the flower.

Harry LeGrand

On Wed, Mar 29, 2017 at 8:40 PM, "Lori M. Carlson" 
wrote:

> Hello Butterfliers,
> John and I went up to Pilot Mountain today to see if we could get a
> lifetime for the Sleepy Duskywing, and hopefully photograph a Mourning
> Cloak. I thought I scored a Sleepy Duskywing, but I wonder if what I
> photographed is actually a Dreamy Duskywing?  The photos I got can be
> viewed here:
> 
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__flic.kr_p_S71caU&d=DwIFaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=AW6ynNwqMRYOC5_V-OXupeOzu1c7t6wxY89gEYYgxa4&m=LOm0IYsCVR-_WEV_L2LjWrF--1f5-BUK4a__XBKbK20&s=_fuQn24bk2cZeH5M2BpdNEz5--X_cvNVSoGeS6rLM2I&e= 

> 
 

> 
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__flic.kr_p_TosHaP&d=DwIFaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=AW6ynNwqMRYOC5_V-OXupeOzu1c7t6wxY89gEYYgxa4&m=LOm0IYsCVR-_WEV_L2LjWrF--1f5-BUK4a__XBKbK20&s=ziNTcdab_dumMbRFxx36HKfgSKeg3pyPd1k1WSiy1g4&e= 

> 
 

>
> We ran into Gene Schepker and his wife Lois during our exploration--the
> first time we've met in person. Together we went looking for some Brown
> Elfins and were successful. I got another very nice photo of one of the
> Brown Elfins. 
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__flic.kr_p_TosHvZ&d=DwIFaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=AW6ynNwqMRYOC5_V-OXupeOzu1c7t6wxY89gEYYgxa4&m=LOm0IYsCVR-_WEV_L2LjWrF--1f5-BUK4a__XBKbK20&s=B06zQL88HlqlTm3qrfXNESbWlFwm3_Uur2qH8FTEIpE&e= 

> 
 

>
> Weather was partly cloudy and about 75F, no breeze. Perfect butterflying
> weather. We were at the park from Noon to about 3 pm and observed the
> following  butterflies:
>
> 12-15 Tiger Swallowtails
> 3 Brown Elfins
> 2-3 dozen Juvenal's Duskywings
> 3 Spicebush Swallowtail
> 2 Azure sp
> 1 Orange Sulphur
> 1 American Lady
> 3-4 Sleepy/Dreamy Duskywings
> 7 Gemmed Satyrs
> 2 Falcate Orangetips
>
> Take care,
> Lori M. Carlson
>
> Hillsborough, NC
> iNaturalist
> 
 

> | Facebook
> 
 

> | Flickr
> 
 

>
Subject: Madison County - 26 species
From: "Gail Lankford" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Thu, 30 Mar 2017 20:29:43 -0400
Yesterday, 29th, Janie Owens, Ruth Young, Sue Perry, and Vin Stanton joined
me to look for early BFs on a sunny, very warm afternoon. Rich Mtn. Rd was
gated  so we missed possible Elfins there.

Zebra ST - 6+
E. Tiger ST - 10+
Spicebush ST - 10+
Cabbage White - 4
West Virginia White - few
Falcate OT - few
Olympia Marble - 6 or 7
Clouded Sulphur - 20 +
Orange Sulphur - 20+
Sleepy Orange - 1
Gray HS - 1
ETB - few
Spring Azure - many
Summer Azure - 1
Silvery Blue - 2
Variegated Frit - 2
Pearl Crescent - few
Question Mark - few
E. Comma - few
Buckeye - 1
SSS - few
Dreamy DW - few
Sleepy DW - dozens
Juvenal's  DW - many
Mottled DW - 1
Common Roadside-Skipper - 1

Gail Lankford
Subject: Pitt County, 29 March 2017
From: "Abdulali, Salman" <ABDULALIS AT ecu.edu>
Date: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 19:14:07 +0000
I saw a few butterflies at Boyd Lee Park today (Pitt County, 2017-03-29). 
Partly cloudy in the 60’s. 


Sleepy Orange, 2
Colias sulphurs, 3 in flight
Eastern Tailed-Blue, 1, first of year
Pearl Crescent, 1, first of year
Silver-spotted Skipper, 1

Salman Abdulali
Greenville, NC
Subject: Manchester SF, Sumter Co., SC 28 March 2017
From: "Dennis Forsythe" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 11:05:25 -0400
All,

Yesterday I spent another day in the S section of the Manchester SF and
Mill Creek Park with good weather and miles of just starting to bloom
lupine along roadsides w/o finding a Frosted Elfin.  I did see one elfin
sized butterfly but was unable to get n ID on it.  I had the following:

Pipevine Swallowtail 3
Palamedes Swallowtail 3
Spicebush Swallowtail 1
Checkered White 1
Cloudless Sulfur 7
Sleepy Orange 2
Question Mark 2
Common Buckeye 4
American Lady 1
Silver-spotted Skipper 2
Hoary Edge 1
Juvenal's Duskywing 1
Duskywing sp. 3
Northern Cloudywing 3

At Oak Lea WMA, Clarendon Co., SC
Red-spotted Purple 1

Good Butterflying


Dennis

-- 
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South Carolina Christmas Bird Count Editor
South Carolina Ebutterfly Reviewer
Emeritus Professor of Biology
The Citadel
171 Moultrie St,
Charleston, SC 29409
843.795.3996-home
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Subject: Re: Brown Elfin at Last?
From: "Harry LeGrand" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2017 19:40:56 -0400
Yes, you have a Brown Elfin this time. Congrats!

Harry LeGrand

On Tue, Mar 28, 2017 at 6:26 PM, "Lori M. Carlson" 
wrote:

> John and I walked the Brown Elfin trail at Occoneechee State Park today in
> hopes to cross off the elusive Brown Elfin from our lifetime list. I think
> this time we were successful! I got some very good photos of it. This one
> in particular is picture perfect: 
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__flic.kr_p_TmGgri&d=DwIFaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=AW6ynNwqMRYOC5_V-OXupeOzu1c7t6wxY89gEYYgxa4&m=7ig-IH2qEJbUcVJDVp4aVV8EsHHwy1rTGXOhtXdfJRY&s=kh1hx-R9ho6J3-c4_7InKF6j7ENkZoaXkuKm1XA_Wlg&e= 

> 
 

>
> We also observed:
> 2 Silver Spotted Skippers
> 1 American Lady
> 12 Tiger Swallowtails
> 12+ Juvenal's Duskywings
> 3 Brown Elfins
> 1 Cloudless Sulphur
> 1 Clouded Sulphur
>
> --
> Take care,
> Lori M. Carlson
>
> Hillsborough, NC
> iNaturalist
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> | Flickr
> 
 

>
Subject: Brown Elfin at Last?
From: "\"Lori M. Carlson\"" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2017 18:26:42 -0400
John and I walked the Brown Elfin trail at Occoneechee State Park today 
in hopes to cross off the elusive Brown Elfin from our lifetime list. I 
think this time we were successful! I got some very good photos of it. 
This one in particular is picture perfect: 
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__flic.kr_p_TmGgri&d=DwICaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=AW6ynNwqMRYOC5_V-OXupeOzu1c7t6wxY89gEYYgxa4&m=-gk4TYlPpg2V8eufx90s8iOVCPzuuF_qjLo3hnmW9KI&s=p6mdQeW2g6TVfUrQuHUHqx2pK99QQ10GqQ9Yi6ZB6Co&e= 


We also observed:

2 Silver Spotted Skippers
1 American Lady
12 Tiger Swallowtails
12+ Juvenal's Duskywings
3 Brown Elfins
1 Cloudless Sulphur
1 Clouded Sulphur

-- 
Take care,
Lori M. Carlson

Hillsborough, NC
iNaturalist 
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Subject: Re: Pilot Mountain State Park Brown Elfins and Sleepy Duskywings
From: "Harry LeGrand" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Mon, 27 Mar 2017 21:01:17 -0400
Mountain laurel is the primary hostplant for Brown Elfin in NC -- so no
surprise they were hanging around it. Glad you found YOUR targets. My bar
is higher, and I seldom find my targets on an NC butterfly trip!

Harry LeGrand
Raleigh

On Mon, Mar 27, 2017 at 8:47 PM, Gene Schepker 
wrote:

> Sven Holling, Maggie Wallace and I went up to Pilot Mountain today hoping
> to find Brown Elfins, exotic Duskywings, and Gemmed Satyrs. Life is good!
> From 12:00 noon to 4:30, from 59 degrees to 71, under mostly: sunny
> conditions we found:
>
> Brown Elfins 6   FOY and Lifer for Maggie
> Gemmed Satyr 8   FOY
> Sleepy Duskywing 2 FOY Lifer for Maggie
> Juvenals Duskywing 26
> Mourning Cloak 7
> Summer Azure 8
> Falcate Orangetip 4 (all males)
> Sleepy Orange 1
> Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 9
> Anglewing sp 1
> a black swallowtail which may have been an Eastern Tiger
>
> A couple of Dandelions were the only blossoms I noticed today.  The Elfins
> seemed to be hanging around on the Mountain Laurel mostly.
>
> Gene Schepker
>
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Subject: Pilot Mountain State Park Brown Elfins and Sleepy Duskywings
From: "Gene Schepker" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Mon, 27 Mar 2017 20:47:56 -0400
Sven Holling, Maggie Wallace and I went up to Pilot Mountain today hoping
to find Brown Elfins, exotic Duskywings, and Gemmed Satyrs. Life is good!
From 12:00 noon to 4:30, from 59 degrees to 71, under mostly: sunny
conditions we found:

Brown Elfins 6   FOY and Lifer for Maggie
Gemmed Satyr 8   FOY
Sleepy Duskywing 2 FOY Lifer for Maggie
Juvenals Duskywing 26
Mourning Cloak 7
Summer Azure 8
Falcate Orangetip 4 (all males)
Sleepy Orange 1
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 9
Anglewing sp 1
a black swallowtail which may have been an Eastern Tiger

A couple of Dandelions were the only blossoms I noticed today.  The Elfins
seemed to be hanging around on the Mountain Laurel mostly.

Gene Schepker
Subject: Stokes county elfins
From: "Brian Bockhahn" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Mon, 27 Mar 2017 17:37:45 -0400
After a rattlesnake management class at Hanging Rock state park today,
ran/hiked about 5 miles on Indian creek trail, lower slopes of the park.
BONC lists brown elfin for stokes county but not since 1988!  Henry's Elfin
was new for the park but not county.  Got crappy pictures of each on my
phone after much stalking, my good camera was about a mile away.

8 E Tiger swallowtail
1 spicebush swallowtail
1 cabbage white
3 brown elfin
2 henry's elfin
1 e tailed blue
3 e comma
6 anglewing sp
4 Carolina satyr
1 silver-spotted skipper
20 sleepy duskywing (more numerous at higher elevations)
40 juvenel's duskywing

thought I had a dreamy duskywing too but could not track it down and no
bins or camera.

Harry I entered into nrid

-- 
Brian Bockhahn
birdranger248 AT gmail.com
Subject: Buncombe county these past couple of days (26th, 27th March)
From: "Doug Johnston" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Mon, 27 Mar 2017 17:24:17 -0400
On the 26th, I made it out to Sandy Mush Game Lands for an hour. Not the best 
weather with bright cloudy conditions and the odd peek of sun. Warm and breezy 
with a couple of very light showers. I was out looking for the Silvery blues, 
of which there was no sign. There was plenty of flowering Carolina vetch 
however, so I’m guessing they will be out soon. Highlight was a Mottled DW. 

Today (27th), I paid a visit to the Biltmore estate. See below for both lists

Doug


				Sandy mush		Biltmore

E. Tiger ST 		5				9
Cabbage white	-				10
Clouded sulphur	-				6
Orange sulphur	1				3
Gray hairstreak	1				-
Easter tailed blue	3				-
Spring azure		2				2
azure spp		3				1
Meadow fritillary	-				4
Red admiral		-				1
Sleepy DW		3				-
Juvenal’s DW		2				-
Mottled DW		1				-
DW spp			3				-		
Subject: Buncombe County and SC
From: "Gail Lankford" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Mon, 27 Mar 2017 15:12:18 -0400
*Britten Cove ( my patch as Doug J would say) - *

March 21 - Sleepy DW,, E. Comma, Azure
March 25 - Clouded Sulphur
March 27 - HARVESTER, Juvenal and Sleepy DWs, 2 Tiger ST, 2 Azure sp

*Rice Pinnacle Trails/NC Arboretum (with Ruth Young) - March 24*

Sleepy DW - several
Dreamy DW - 2
Juvenal DW - 2
Azure - several (all looked spring instead of summer)
Question Mark - 1
Gray Hairstreak - 1

*Station Cove Falls trail off Hwy. 11, west*

Sleepy and Juvenal DWs
Tiger ST - 2
Azure - 1
Carolina Satyr - 1

Gail Lankford
Subject: Blythewood, SC
From: "kastners" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Mon, 27 Mar 2017 14:28:57 -0400
Here are some butterflies recently seen at home in Blythewood:

March 23
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail   1
Spicebush Swallowtail   2
Released Black Swallowtail   1

March 24
Cloudless Sulphur   1
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail   1
Spicebush Swallowtail   2

March 26
Red-banded Hairstreak   1
Gemmed Satyr   1
Cloudless Sulphur   1
Spicebush Swallowtail   2

Marty Kastner

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Subject: Calhoun County, SC
From: "kastners" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Mon, 27 Mar 2017 14:21:06 -0400
On Saturday, March 25, Dave and I went with the SCAN group to some private 
property in Calhoun County in the Fort Motte area near the Congaree River. The 
weather was mostly sunny with temps in the 70’s. We butterflied from 10:45 
until 4:00. The last property we visited was on a bluff overlooking the river 
and was very wooded. We saw the following: 


Eastern Tiger Swallowtail   4
Spicebush Swallowtail   7
Zebra Swallowtail   13
Black Swallowtail   1
Sleepy Orange   1
Cloudless Sulphur   6
Red-banded Hairstreak   10
Eastern Tailed-Blue   11
Pearl Crescent   3
Polygonia  species   1
Mourning Cloak   1
American Lady   4
Common Buckeye   1
Red-spotted Purple   2
Carolina/Intricate Satyr   10
Silver-spotted Skipper   1
Duskywing species   2
White Checkered-Skipper   4
Checkered-Skipper species   2  (White or Tropical)
Southern Skipperling   1
Fiery Skipper   1
Dun Skipper   1

Marty Kastner 
Blythewood, SC


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Subject: Midlands Chapter Butterfly Walk April 1 2017
From: Chris Talking ton <destamona AT carolina.rr.com>
Date: Sun, 26 Mar 2017 19:30:50 -0400
Hello All.
The first field trip for the Midlands Chapter of the Carolina Butterfly Society 
will be this coming Saturday , April 1st at Carolina Sandhills NWR in McBee, 
SC. Please contact trip leader Chris Talkington if you plan to attend . This is 
an all day trip so bring a lunch as there are no restaurants or convenient 
stores close to the refuge. 


>> Description: We will meet in the parking lot at the visitor center which 
will be closed at 10 am. There will be no restrooms until we get to Lake Bee at 
lunch. The main entrance is on US Highway 1, about 4 miles northeast of McBee, 
S.C. The address is 23734 U.S. Highway 1, McBee, SC 29101. Our target species 
will be Frosted Elfin and Hessel’s Hairstreak. Chris Talkington will be our 
trip leader. 


Trip Leader Contact Info

Email.-- destamona AT carolina.rr.com
Phone#--  704-249-4363.  Please leave a message if I don't answer 


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Subject: Re: Wake County-Prairie Ridge-3/26/2017
From: "Harry LeGrand" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Sun, 26 Mar 2017 17:27:53 -0400
I have made a few morning-only walks in Wake County lately, which explains
why I have seen hardly anything all "spring". Today at Yates Mill County
Park I saw one species, a Gemmed Satyr.  A long morning walk on Friday at
Umstead SP produced only 5 E. Tiger Swallowtails and one Question Mark.  I
guess if I want to see a Falcate Orangetip or a Juvenal's Duskywing, I'll
need to get out in the afternoons!

Harry LeGrand
Raleigh

On Sun, Mar 26, 2017 at 5:20 PM, Mike Turner  wrote:

> I spent an hour at Prairie Ridge this afternoon and saw the following:
>
> 2 Cabbage White
> 2 Orange Sulphur
> 1 Pearl Crescent
> 1 Am. Lady
> 1 Common Checkered-Skipper
>
> Mike Turner
> Raleigh, NC
>
>
Subject: Wake County-Prairie Ridge-3/26/2017
From: "Mike Turner" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Sun, 26 Mar 2017 17:20:40 -0400
I spent an hour at Prairie Ridge this afternoon and saw the following:

2 Cabbage White
2 Orange Sulphur
1 Pearl Crescent
1 Am. Lady
1 Common Checkered-Skipper

Mike Turner
Raleigh, NC
Subject: Manchester State Forest, Sumter Co., SC 25 March 2017
From: "Dennis Forsythe" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Sun, 26 Mar 2017 13:22:58 -0400
All,

I spent from 10:15 until  3 PM driving the sandy roads in the Southern
section of the Manchester State Forest.  Some plums were still blooming and
there were a number of lupine along the sides of the rods which were just
starting to have buds.  I had a number of butterflies but no Frosted
Elfins.  IF I can I will try to back later this next week.  I had the
following:

Pipevine Swallowtails 5
E. Tiger Swallowtail 2
Spicebush Swallowtail 4
Palamedes Swallowtail 1
Cloudless Sulfur 6
Red-banded Hairstreak 1
Question Mark 2
Juvenal's Duskywing 10
Silver-spotted Skipper
Zebulon Skipper 1 male

Also had a probable Southern Dogface but it eluded me before I could get a
good look.

Good Butterflying

Dennis
-- 
Dennis M. Forsythe PhD
South Carolina Christmas Bird Count Editor
South Carolina Ebutterfly Reviewer
Emeritus Professor of Biology
The Citadel
171 Moultrie St,
Charleston, SC 29409
843.795.3996 <(843)%20795-3996>-home
843.953.7264 <(843)%20953-7264>-fax
843.708.1605 <(843)%20708-1605>-cell
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Subject: Re: Brown Elfin for the win!
From: "Harry LeGrand" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Tue, 21 Mar 2017 16:50:19 -0400
Lori (and all):

Yes, you got your elfin.  Unfortunately, elfins don't read the trail signs.
Your nice elfin on the Brown Elfin Trail is a Henry's Elfin. Hope that is a
lifer for you!

Brown Elfin contains:

1. no frosting on the rear of the hindwing; Henry's Elfin does. [Yours
shows the white frosting clearly.]
2. no white bar on the upper hindwing separating the darker basal area and
the lighter distal half  [Yours has the white bar]
3. a somewhat more orange/rufous-brown ground color overall; Henry's is a
dark brown basal and lighter brown distal halves of the hindwing, with
little warm "orange" tint.  [Yours is a cold brown.]

As a 2017 refresher, here are the species pages from Jeff Pippen's website:

Henry's Elfin: 
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.jeffpippen.com_butterflies_henryselfin.htm&d=DwIFaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=AW6ynNwqMRYOC5_V-OXupeOzu1c7t6wxY89gEYYgxa4&m=n1f8frHIGYHfNBMBg4V2DD86y9k2lZY2pDSaZ-PV7oU&s=L5xFJ_f8fr5eiD5nav5kUT7PLYIhHMQLIA8GMVtrhZo&e= 


Brown Elfin: 
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.jeffpippen.com_butterflies_brownelfin.htm&d=DwIFaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=AW6ynNwqMRYOC5_V-OXupeOzu1c7t6wxY89gEYYgxa4&m=n1f8frHIGYHfNBMBg4V2DD86y9k2lZY2pDSaZ-PV7oU&s=PQBJnJirZ4uiS4ZrAZWBoh_mUqH_2HhJ2xl_A99q5k4&e= 


There is still time, I think and hope, to get your Brown Elfin at
Occoneechee this spring. If not, they fly in the mountains into at least
mid-April or late April.

Harry LeGrand
Raleigh



On Tue, Mar 21, 2017 at 3:08 PM, "Lori M. Carlson" 
wrote:

> Butterfliers,
> John and I have been weekly monitoring Occoneechee Mountain State Park for
> the Brown Elfin. We ventured forth today after skipping last week since it
> was so cold. Today was our lucky day. On our way down the Brown Elfin trail
> I sighted my lifetime first perched on a twig. As we were confirming it we
> sighted a second. Together they flew off into the shrubs. I only got two in
> focus pictures. 
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__flic.kr_p_SXuKHB&d=DwIFaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=AW6ynNwqMRYOC5_V-OXupeOzu1c7t6wxY89gEYYgxa4&m=n1f8frHIGYHfNBMBg4V2DD86y9k2lZY2pDSaZ-PV7oU&s=0oSV0alRuQIg6I7-f6xpoN22Tkkia5V-JcQ_8A5HnQM&e= 

> 
 

> and 
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__flic.kr_p_SXuKDt&d=DwIFaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=AW6ynNwqMRYOC5_V-OXupeOzu1c7t6wxY89gEYYgxa4&m=n1f8frHIGYHfNBMBg4V2DD86y9k2lZY2pDSaZ-PV7oU&s=FoKwb_2F1xOYxbMo8aLPOUIkHgG7auRCRQCxXfb2EQc&e= 

> 
 

>
> We also observed:
> 12 Juvenal's Duskywings
> 1 Tiger Swallowtail
> 1 Eastern Comma
>
> Also today on our back porch we had the following eclose from hibernation:
> 2 Tiger Swallowtails (one male, one female)
> 1 Pipevine Swallowtail (female)
> 7 Black Swallowtail (5 male, 2 female)
>
>
> Take care,
> Lori M. Carlson
>
> Hillsborough, NC
> iNaturalist
> 
 

> | Facebook
> 
 

> | Flickr
> 
 

>
Subject: Patriot's Point, Mount Pleasant, SC 24 March, 2017
From: "Chris Snook" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:14:50 -0400
I spent about 40 minutes "leping" at Patriots Point around 1pm this 
afternoon. I had:

Sulphur sp. 6
Eastern Comma 1
Red Admiral 1
Eight Spot Forester Moth 1

Chris Snook,
Charleston, SC
Subject: Re: Brown Elfin for the win!
From: "\"Lori M. Carlson\"" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Tue, 21 Mar 2017 18:29:01 -0400
Harry,
Thank you for the correction, and Henry's Elfin is still a lifetime list 
for John and I. We're both new to seeking out the elfin, so the details 
you pointed out now are more noticeable. As always, it's good that I had 
my camera and was able to capture a few decent images for verification. 
We'll continue to keep scouting the mountain in hopes to finally get our 
Brown.
~ Lori

On 3/21/2017 4:50 PM, Harry LeGrand wrote:
> Lori (and all):
>
> Yes, you got your elfin.  Unfortunately, elfins don't read the trail 
> signs. Your nice elfin on the Brown Elfin Trail is a Henry's Elfin. 
> Hope that is a lifer for you!
>
> Brown Elfin contains:
>
> 1. no frosting on the rear of the hindwing; Henry's Elfin does. [Yours 
> shows the white frosting clearly.]
> 2. no white bar on the upper hindwing separating the darker basal area 
> and the lighter distal half [Yours has the white bar]
> 3. a somewhat more orange/rufous-brown ground color overall; Henry's 
> is a dark brown basal and lighter brown distal halves of the hindwing, 
> with little warm "orange" tint.  [Yours is a cold brown.]
>
> As a 2017 refresher, here are the species pages from Jeff Pippen's 
> website:
>
> Henry's Elfin: 
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.jeffpippen.com_butterflies_henryselfin.htm&d=DwICaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=AW6ynNwqMRYOC5_V-OXupeOzu1c7t6wxY89gEYYgxa4&m=xZvBzenMpqj91ivP7ZGVQPzlYgj13kHRGNkYxm9jQ7Q&s=3o3TFfJ8wwGSurnP5PtjIwxdpvqyulHUMd_W630s5Hg&e= 

>
> Brown Elfin: 
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.jeffpippen.com_butterflies_brownelfin.htm&d=DwICaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=AW6ynNwqMRYOC5_V-OXupeOzu1c7t6wxY89gEYYgxa4&m=xZvBzenMpqj91ivP7ZGVQPzlYgj13kHRGNkYxm9jQ7Q&s=Czu_mjSEyN75xfmoOgMN7-ESYsbzw2CEqGRcjcB6GS8&e= 

>
> There is still time, I think and hope, to get your Brown Elfin at 
> Occoneechee this spring. If not, they fly in the mountains into at 
> least mid-April or late April.
>
> Harry LeGrand
> Raleigh
>
>
>
> On Tue, Mar 21, 2017 at 3:08 PM, "Lori M. Carlson" 
> > wrote:
>
>     Butterfliers,
>     John and I have been weekly monitoring Occoneechee Mountain State
>     Park for the Brown Elfin. We ventured forth today after skipping
>     last week since it was so cold. Today was our lucky day. On our
>     way down the Brown Elfin trail I sighted my lifetime first perched
>     on a twig. As we were confirming it we sighted a second. Together
>     they flew off into the shrubs. I only got two in focus pictures.
> 
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__flic.kr_p_SXuKHB&d=DwICaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=AW6ynNwqMRYOC5_V-OXupeOzu1c7t6wxY89gEYYgxa4&m=xZvBzenMpqj91ivP7ZGVQPzlYgj13kHRGNkYxm9jQ7Q&s=Gox4Ucq_ATKzZ856N_mTKdEJwB-DVuHuFee-iE02QGQ&e= 

> 
 

> and 
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__flic.kr_p_SXuKDt&d=DwICaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=AW6ynNwqMRYOC5_V-OXupeOzu1c7t6wxY89gEYYgxa4&m=xZvBzenMpqj91ivP7ZGVQPzlYgj13kHRGNkYxm9jQ7Q&s=F_q3vGxEzBSGAQ5qPgqtDS2h7bJMHOE_LnO8NJUq-5A&e= 

> 
 

>
>     We also observed:
>     12 Juvenal's Duskywings
>     1 Tiger Swallowtail
>     1 Eastern Comma
>
>     Also today on our back porch we had the following eclose from
>     hibernation:
>     2 Tiger Swallowtails (one male, one female)
>     1 Pipevine Swallowtail (female)
>     7 Black Swallowtail (5 male, 2 female)
>
>
>     Take care,
>     Lori M. Carlson
>
>     Hillsborough, NC
>     iNaturalist
> 
 

>     | Facebook
> 
 

>     | Flickr
> 
 

>
>
>

-- 
Take care,
Lori M. Carlson

Hillsborough, NC
iNaturalist 
 | Facebook 


 | Flickr 


 
Subject: SSS in Durham
From: Richard Stickney <RichardS AT ncmls.org>
Date: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 21:10:32 +0000
Hi all,

Just saw a Silver-spotted Skipper at the museum. Would be an early record for 
Durham but Randy Emmitt saw one a couple of weeks ago! Also had a Snowberry 
Clearwing and a Nessus Sphinx on our phlox. 



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Subject: FOY Cloudless Sulphur
From: "Doug Allen" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 18:46:37 -0400
Walked around the nearby agricultural field where we've had many
wildflowers and Orange Sulphurs for, could it be, 6 weeks!  Despite mostly
cloudy conditions, there were still many dozens seen if not the hundreds of
sunny February days. Also- one Sleepy Orange. They limed the field about a
week ago and will be using herbicides soon before planting GMO  soybeans,
hundreds of acres around here.

Returned home and walked around neighbors 5 acres with gardens and wild
flowers where the following was seen-

3  Tiger Swallowtail
2 Black Swallowtail
1 Cloudless Sulphur  FOY and first ever seen upstate SC in March
3 unid Azures
1 White Checkered-Skipper
3 Silver-spotted Skipper which was so abundant last fall
6 Juvenile Duskywing

Doug Allen
Inman, SC

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Subject: Occaneeche on Thursday, Cedar Falls park tiday
From: Barbara Driscoll <btdriscoll AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 22:31:11 +0000 (UTC)
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#715FFA solid !important; padding-left:1ex !important; background-color:white 
!important; } Thanks to Lori and Harry for the information on the Henry's 
Elfin. 

Yesterday I saw on the Brown Elfin trail at Ocaneechee.
Henry's Elfin 1. LiferBrown Elfin 7Comma.  1American snout 1
Today at Cedar Falls Park in Chapel Hill,  I saw a Mourning Cloak,  my first 
for a long time in that park. 


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Subject: 3/21 FOY Zebra Swallowtain, Silver-spotted Skipper, Sleepy Duskywing
From: "Doug Allen" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:48:38 -0400
Last Tuesday was first warm day after a couple of cold weeks.  There were
no more butterflies at Blue Wall Preserve, low mountains of Greenville
County, than 3 weeks earlier at the end of the warm February--

3 Tiger Swallowtail
1 Zebra Swallowtail  FOY
5  Azure    probably mostly Spring and maybe 1 0r 2 Summer
1 Eastern Comma
1 unid Polygonia
2 Silver-spotted Skipper  FOY
8 Juvenile Duskywing
3 Sleepy Duskywing    FOY

Doug Allen
Inman, SC

https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__sites.google.com_site_southcarolinauplandbutterflies_&d=DwIBaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=AW6ynNwqMRYOC5_V-OXupeOzu1c7t6wxY89gEYYgxa4&m=KAoqDlT9uljO7VlOrn0OuQNz_oW_RaSULVLiP_btOcs&s=_7QEcR8uK3NX_GCJWriW1gRULErtAoJFOtH2T_6gelE&e= 
Subject: Ft Moultrie, Sullivans Is, SC 24 March 2017
From: "Dennis Forsythe" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:08:54 -0400
All,

Donna and I spent 50 minutes this afternoon looking for butterflies at Ft.
Moultrie.  We had:

Phaon Crescent 5+
White Checkered-Skipper 1
Fiery Skipper 1


Dennis

-- 
Dennis M. Forsythe PhD
South Carolina Christmas Bird Count Editor
South Carolina Ebutterfly Reviewer
Emeritus Professor of Biology
The Citadel
171 Moultrie St,
Charleston, SC 29409
843.795.3996-home
843.953.7264-fax
843.708.1605-cell
dennis.forsythe AT gmail.com
Subject: Tillman Sand Ridge HP, Jasper Co., SC 21 March 2017
From: "Dennis Forsythe" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Wed, 22 Mar 2017 07:13:54 -0400
All,

Donna and I spent from 12:45 Pm until 3:05 PM at the Tillman Sand Ridge HP,
Jasper Co., SC with clear skies and  80 f, temp.  Almost all the plums were
done blooming and there was noticeable frost damage to china berries and
scrub oaks. We had:

E. Tiger Swallowtail 1
Palamedes Swallowtail 1
Zebra Swallowtail 3
Cloudless Sulfur 9
Red-banded Hairstreak 1
*Polygonia* sp. 2
Common Buckeye 2
Pearl Crescent 10
Carolina/Intricate Satyr 5
Silver-spotted Skipper 1
duskywing sp. 2

Good Butterflying,

Dennis

-- 
Dennis M. Forsythe PhD
South Carolina Christmas Bird Count Editor
South Carolina Ebutterfly Reviewer
Emeritus Professor of Biology
The Citadel
171 Moultrie St,
Charleston, SC 29409
843.795.3996-home
843.953.7264-fax
843.708.1605-cell
dennis.forsythe AT gmail.com
Subject: 3/24/17 Dinkins Bottoms, Yadkin County , NC
From: "Sven Halling" <shalling AT triad.rr.com>
Date: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 21:59:21 -0400 (EDT)
Gene Schepker and Sven Halling visited the area 1-4 pm. 68 F sunny and very
windy. Best finds were the early hairstreaks.

Zebra Swallowtail			1
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail		3	(2 normal colored + 1 black)
Cabbage White			8
Falcate Orangetip			7	(4 females + 3 males)
Orange Sulphur			6
Sleepy Orange			11
Juniper Hairstreak			1 (FOY)
Red-banded Hairstreak		1 (FOY)
Summer Azure			11
American Snout			1
Pearl Crescent			1 (FOY)
Unidentified Anglewing		1

Juvenal’s Duskywing		10


At the notepad:

Sven Halling
Lewisville, NC
Subject: FOY ETB Winston-Salem
From: "Gene Schepker" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 21:15:51 -0400
In the yard and garden today I had:

Eastern Tailed-blue (male) 1
American Snout 1
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
Summer Azure 1
Cabbage White 1
.
I went down to Salem Creek nearby and found:

Falcate Orange-tip 2
Summer Azure 7
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
Cabbage White 1
Anglewing sp.

 partially sunny skies, low seventies, in drought-like conditions

Gene Schepker
Subject: Wake Co., NC butterflies-Falls Lake-03/25/2017
From: "Mike Turner" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 20:29:28 -0400
Today I explored the Little Beaverdam Creek arm of Falls Lake. The weather
was warm but mostly cloudy all day. The ETB was nectaring on Running
Five-fingers (Potentilla canadensis). Good butterflying.

9 E. Tiger Swallowtails
1 E. Tailed-Blue
7 Juvenal's Duskywings

-- 
Mike Turner
Raleigh, NC
Subject: 3/25/17 Bethabara Park, Forsyth County , NC
From: "Sven Halling" <shalling AT triad.rr.com>
Date: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 19:55:47 -0400 (EDT)

70 + F and some sun. I walked the greenway upstream Mill Creek and along
Bethabara trail for about one hour.

Falcate Orangetip			2
Eastern Tailed-Blue		3      FOY  very fresh
Question Mark			1


Sven Halling
Lewisville, NC
Subject: 3/21/17 Jim Nottke’s Farm, Pfafftown, Forsyth County , NC
From: "Sven Halling" <shalling AT triad.rr.com>
Date: Tue, 21 Mar 2017 21:53:54 -0400 (EDT)
3/21/17 Doubs Methodist Church in Pfafftown, Forsyth County , NC

Sven Halling made a short stop here and saw:

Orange Sulphur			1
Summer Azure			2

3/21/17 Jim Nottke’s Farm, Pfafftown, Forsyth County , NC

Jim Nottke, Gene Schepker and Sven Halling butterflied Jim’s farm 12.30-3 pm.
Up to 79 F and mostly sunny.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail		2
Cabbage White			        6
Falcate Orangetip			        7
Orange Sulphur			       13
Sleepy Orange			       7
Summer Azure			       8
American Snout			       4
Variegated Fritillary			2
Question Mark			        1
Eastern Comma			        1
Common Buckeye			4

Juvenal’s Duskywing		        1

At the notepad:

Sven Halling
Lewisville, NC
Subject: Orange Co., NC butterflies 3/22/2017
From: "Jeff Pippen" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Wed, 22 Mar 2017 22:16:59 -0400
Butterfliers,

Today was sunny and low 60s and the butterflies were enjoying the weather! 
Randy Emmitt and I tallied 15 species while working today near Rougemont, NC in 
Orange County, north of Durham. Then Randy spotted another species (American 
Snout) after I left. Very glad to see the killer freeze a couple of weeks ago 
didn’t kill everything! 


Pipevine Swallowtail	1
Black Swallowtail	1
Spicebush Swallowtail	1
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail	12
Falcate Orangetip	2
Orange Sulphur	1
Sleepy Orange	1
Red-banded Hairstreak	1
Henry's Elfin	1
Summer Azure	20
Azure sp.	6
Pearl Crescent	1
Question Mark	2
Eastern Comma	1
Polygonia sp.	1
Gemmed Satyr	2
Juvenal's Duskywing	14

Here’s an iPhone shot of one of the azures that landed in an Eastern 
Redcedar. 




Good Butterflying!
Jeff

--
Jeffrey S. Pippen
Durham, NC 

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Subject: Brown Elfin for the win!
From: "\"Lori M. Carlson\"" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Tue, 21 Mar 2017 15:08:31 -0400
Butterfliers,
John and I have been weekly monitoring Occoneechee Mountain State Park 
for the Brown Elfin. We ventured forth today after skipping last week 
since it was so cold. Today was our lucky day. On our way down the Brown 
Elfin trail I sighted my lifetime first perched on a twig. As we were 
confirming it we sighted a second. Together they flew off into the 
shrubs. I only got two in focus pictures. 
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__flic.kr_p_SXuKHB&d=DwICaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=AW6ynNwqMRYOC5_V-OXupeOzu1c7t6wxY89gEYYgxa4&m=RZxqu1Y9PudDTY1DOzKCelbJWIbIMxE1lzzYC3C5jt4&s=DiNWGVgLuzMps3psUGUeaTAwfLyktSH9GSkcUDlsROE&e= 

and 
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__flic.kr_p_SXuKDt&d=DwICaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=AW6ynNwqMRYOC5_V-OXupeOzu1c7t6wxY89gEYYgxa4&m=RZxqu1Y9PudDTY1DOzKCelbJWIbIMxE1lzzYC3C5jt4&s=foW5oCCTPfW0zuEsSvQ9ZI-slwF-DR9_cCRb-xGDfPM&e= 


We also observed:
12 Juvenal's Duskywings
1 Tiger Swallowtail
1 Eastern Comma

Also today on our back porch we had the following eclose from hibernation:
2 Tiger Swallowtails (one male, one female)
1 Pipevine Swallowtail (female)
7 Black Swallowtail (5 male, 2 female)


Take care,
Lori M. Carlson

Hillsborough, NC
iNaturalist 
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 | Flickr 


 
Subject: RE: Hoover Rd, Berkeley Co., Sc 18 March 2017
From: "kastners" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Sun, 19 Mar 2017 12:10:11 -0400
Wow! That’s a nice list! Wish I’d been butterflying with you. We had 1 
Cloudless Sulphur at home yesterday. On Friday I released a Spicebush 
Swallowtail that had over wintered. 


Cheers,
Marty

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From: Dennis Forsythe
Sent: Sunday, March 19, 2017 9:42 AM
To: carolinaleps
Subject: Hoover Rd, Berkeley Co., Sc 18 March 2017

All,

Donna and I spent yesterday afternoon along Hoover Rd in the Berkeley Co., 
section of the Francis Marion NF.  Thistle was blooming and the teps were in 
the love 70's but the sky was overcast.  We had: 


Palamedes Swallowtail 35
Spicebush Swallowtail 2
Dark Swallowtail 1
Cloudless Sulfur 2
Red-banded Hairstreak 10
Summer Azure 3
Common Buckeye 1
Pearl Crescent 45
Carolina Satyr 2 
Horace's Duskywing 1
Zarucco Duskywing 3
Duskywing sp 7

Good butterflying

Dennis


-- 
Dennis M. Forsythe PhD
South Carolina Christmas Bird Count Editor
South Carolina Ebutterfly Reviewer
Emeritus Professor of Biology
The Citadel
171 Moultrie St,
Charleston, SC 29409
843.795.3996-home
843.953.7264-fax
843.708.1605-cell
dennis.forsythe AT gmail.com
Subject: Hoover Rd, Berkeley Co., Sc 18 March 2017
From: "Dennis Forsythe" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Sun, 19 Mar 2017 09:34:30 -0400
All,

Donna and I spent yesterday afternoon along Hoover Rd in the Berkeley Co.,
section of the Francis Marion NF.  Thistle was blooming and the teps were
in the love 70's but the sky was overcast.  We had:

Palamedes Swallowtail 35
Spicebush Swallowtail 2
Dark Swallowtail 1
Cloudless Sulfur 2
Red-banded Hairstreak 10
Summer Azure 3
Common Buckeye 1
Pearl Crescent 45
Carolina Satyr 2
Horace's Duskywing 1
Zarucco Duskywing 3
Duskywing sp 7

Good butterflying

Dennis

-- 
Dennis M. Forsythe PhD
South Carolina Christmas Bird Count Editor
South Carolina Ebutterfly Reviewer
Emeritus Professor of Biology
The Citadel
171 Moultrie St,
Charleston, SC 29409
843.795.3996 <(843)%20795-3996>-home
843.953.7264 <(843)%20953-7264>-fax
843.708.1605 <(843)%20708-1605>-cell
dennis.forsythe AT gmail.com
Subject: FOY Eclosure
From: "nottke1" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Fri, 17 Mar 2017 15:36:09 -0400 (GMT-04:00)
A male Black Swallowtail eclosed today - 48 degrees and sunny - first of my 
overwintered chrysalises to eclose. 


Jim Nottke 
Pfafftown
Subject: Apple in Brunswick County
From: "Abdulali, Salman" <ABDULALIS AT ecu.edu>
Date: Thu, 16 Mar 2017 04:03:46 +0000
There is a mention of a rare butterfly in this article. Which one would that 
be? 


Salman Abdulali


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Subject: Re: Apple in Brunswick County
From: "Jeff Pippen" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Thu, 16 Mar 2017 00:19:37 -0400
Sounds like they're talking about Hessel's Hairstreaks, whose larvae feed on 
Atlantic white cedar. Interesting! 


Jeffrey Pippen
www.duke.edu/~jspippen/nature.htm

> On Mar 16, 2017, at 12:03 AM, Abdulali, Salman  wrote:
> 
> There is a mention of a rare butterfly in this article. Which one would that 
be? 

> 
> Salman Abdulali
> 
> 
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.bizjournals.com_triangle_news_2017_03_15_an-2Dupdate-2Don-2Dwhat-2Dapple-2Dis-2Ddoing-2Dwith-2D3-2D600-2Dacres.html&d=DwIFAg&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=AW6ynNwqMRYOC5_V-OXupeOzu1c7t6wxY89gEYYgxa4&m=8WqJbWfe1E5FE8TMLEo9-1Cdu_0zcla4bheGaP938kA&s=wWfclf0X7xGxc7Lr31qL9yI23LFg-YXCvDecBnWCifo&e= 
Subject: CBS Midlands Chapter Trip postponed
From: "KASTNERS" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Wed, 15 Mar 2017 15:37:21 -0400
Butterfliers,
 
Due to the cold weather last week and this week, we have decided to  
postpone our CBS Midlands Chapter walk to Carolina Sandhills NWR scheduled for 

this Saturday, March 18.  We will instead go on April 1.   This date was 
already planned for incase weather interfered with March  18.  We will meet in 
the parking lot for the visitor's center at 10:00 on  April 1.  Hope to see 
you there.
 
Take care,
Marty Kastner 
Subject: Re: Apple in Brunswick County
From: "Harry LeGrand" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Thu, 16 Mar 2017 10:25:06 -0400
I was part of a 3-person NC Natural Heritage Program team that did the
biological survey on the Apple tract in the summer of 2015. It was I who
found the small Venus flytrap population; we actually had expected to find
it on the tract, but it was quite scarce, as most of the tract was already
in pine plantations. Thankfully, and what I had never seen before, growing
under the loblolly pines was an abundance of Atlantic white cedar! I had
not seen that before -- coming in as a successional species, and eventually
the cedars might mix in the canopy with the pines.

As I was the only zoologist on the team, I also found the Hessel's
Hairstreaks; I saw two of them. Again, with all of the cedar, and with a
decent population on the Green Swamp Preserve just to the west, this was
another expected find.  The trick was to find some nectar near the cedars,
and thankfully in late July or early August there were some decent stands
of Clethra in bloom. Within a matter of minutes I saw a Hessel's, a White-M
Hairstreak, and a Great Purple Hairstreak on the blossoms!  We did find a
decent bunch of rare plants, and not surprisingly most were in recent
clearcuts, where the plants were able to get plenty of sunlight and where
the early succession resembled a savanna (even if only for a few years).

The tract is not open to the public, but the Green Swamp Preserve, owned by
The Nature Conservancy, has a public trail off NC 211 near the borrow pit
pond.

Harry LeGrand
Raleigh

On Thu, Mar 16, 2017 at 12:19 AM, Jeff Pippen  wrote:

> Sounds like they're talking about Hessel's Hairstreaks, whose larvae feed
> on Atlantic white cedar. Interesting!
>
> Jeffrey Pippen
> www.duke.edu/~jspippen/nature.htm
>
> On Mar 16, 2017, at 12:03 AM, Abdulali, Salman  wrote:
>
> There is a mention of a rare butterfly in this article. Which one would
> that be?
>
> Salman Abdulali
>
> https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.
> bizjournals.com_triangle_news_2017_03_15_an-2Dupdate-2Don-
> 2Dwhat-2Dapple-2Dis-2Ddoing-2Dwith-2D3-2D600-2Dacres.html&d=DwIFAg&c=
> imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=AW6ynNwqMRYOC5_V-
> OXupeOzu1c7t6wxY89gEYYgxa4&m=8WqJbWfe1E5FE8TMLEo9-1Cdu_
> 0zcla4bheGaP938kA&s=wWfclf0X7xGxc7Lr31qL9yI23LFg-YXCvDecBnWCifo&e=
> 
 

>
>
Subject: Sandy Mush Game Lands 9th March
From: "Doug Johnston" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Thu, 9 Mar 2017 20:29:19 -0500
Vin Stanton and I paid a visit to the Bear creek section this afternoon. Temps 
in the low 70F, after a 25F frosty start to the day. Sunny, calm. We also drove 
out to a section of Sandy Mush game lands in Madison county. 


After spending 1.5 hours at the Bear Creek section (saw no flowers at all - 
still in winter mode), we had a fleeting look at a medium sized Duskywing 
flyby, about 10 azure spp, a fresh Gray HS and 9 anglewing of which 4 stayed 
for an ID. 


20 minutes in the Madison section revealed 6 Cabbage whites and 4 Clouded 
sulphur 


It seems we still have to wait a while for more butterflies to appear.

Doug

Cabbage white - 6
Clouded sulphur - 4
Gray hairstreak - 1
E comma - 4
duskywing sp - 1
Subject: Wee Tee State Forest, Williamsburg Co, SC leps 8 March 2017
From: "Dennis Forsythe" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Thu, 9 Mar 2017 14:52:44 -0500
All,

Donna and I spent from 12 until 3 Pm yesterday under overcast to partially
cloudy skies at Wee Tee State Forest in Williamsburg Co. SC.  We had:

E. Tiger Swallowtail  3
Palamedes Swallowtail 1
dark swallowtail sp  probably a Spicebush Swallowtail
Sleepy Orange 3
Cloudless Sulfur 2
Question Mark 1
Red-banded Hairstreak 1
Eastern Tailed Blue 2 mating pair
Common Buckeye 1
Pear Crescent 75
Carolina Satyr 10
Juvenal's Duskywing 3
Juvenal's/Horace's Duskywing 1
Zarucco Duskywing 4
duskywing sp 3
White Checkered-Skipper 6



-- 
Dennis M. Forsythe PhD
South Carolina Christmas Bird Count Editor
South Carolina Ebutterfly Reviewer
Emeritus Professor of Biology
The Citadel
171 Moultrie St,
Charleston, SC 29409
843.795.3996 <(843)%20795-3996>-home
843.953.7264 <(843)%20953-7264>-fax
843.708.1605 <(843)%20708-1605>-cell
dennis.forsythe AT gmail.com
Subject: Berkeley Co., SC leps 6 March 2017
From: "Dennis Forsythe" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Tue, 7 Mar 2017 07:40:54 -0500
Hi All,

Donna and I spent from 1-3 PM yesterday on Hoover Road in the Berkeley Co.,
section of the Francis Marion NF, SC.  Despite being overcast we had a
number of butterflies.

E. Tiger Swallowtail 1
Palamedes Swallowtail 9
Pearl Crescent 18
Carolina Satyr 1
Juvenal's Duskywing 1
unidentified small skipper 1

Dennis

-- 
Dennis M. Forsythe PhD
South Carolina Christmas Bird Count Editor
South Carolina Ebutterfly Reviewer
Emeritus Professor of Biology
The Citadel
171 Moultrie St,
Charleston, SC 29409
843.795.3996-home
843.953.7264-fax
843.708.1605-cell
dennis.forsythe AT gmail.com
Subject: 3/8/17 Dinkins Bottoms, Yadkin County , NC
From: "Sven Halling" <shalling AT triad.rr.com>
Date: Wed, 8 Mar 2017 16:20:22 -0500 (EST)
Visited the area 2-3.20 pm. 71 F sunny and windy.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail		1
Cabbage White			8
Falcate Orangetip			7
Orange Sulphur			1
Sleepy Orange			3
White-M Hairstreak			1
Summer Azure			23
Eastern Comma			1
Unidentified Anglewing		1
American Lady			1


Sven Halling
Lewisville, NC
Subject: Montgomery County NC
From: "Jules Fraytet" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Thu, 9 Mar 2017 08:00:12 -0500
On 3/8 saw 1 Tiger Swallowtail flying over US 24/27 in Uwharrie NF area  
at around noon.


Jules Fraytet

Charlotte
Subject: SILVERY BLUE
From: "Gail Lankford" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Wed, 8 Mar 2017 20:58:21 -0500
Today, March 8, one at top of my driveway (3200'). First one up here since
2013.
In 2017, a few butterflies  seen Feb. 17, 19, 20, 24. None since till today
- 60 degrees, sunny, and windy.
Gail Lankford
Britten Cove
Buncombe Co., NC
Subject: Moore & Wake County
From: Richard Stickney <RichardS AT ncmls.org>
Date: Fri, 10 Mar 2017 14:44:36 +0000
Hi all,

I went down to Weymouth Woods on Monday, just the Pixie Moss trail, and had 3 
Brown Elfins. It got too cool and cloudy to see much else, so I skipped the 
main part and scouted some nearby places. 


Yesterday I took advantage of my last free good-weather afternoon for awhile 
and went to Falls Lake and some stands of wild plum in eastern Wake. Didn't see 
much: 

E. Tiger ST - 1 tiny male
Azure - 1
Falcate OT - 1
Snout - 1
Am. Lady - 1
Variegated Fritillary - 1
Juvenal's Duskywing - 1

We had a Black Swallowtail ovipositing here at the Museum on Wednesday.


www.flickr.com/photos/rstickney 



KNOW WONDER(r)
MUSEUM of LIFE + SCIENCE

Richard Stickney | Lead Conservatory Specialist
919.220.5429 x386 : p
919.220.5575 : f
RichardS AT ncmls.org
lifeandscience.org
Subject: A few Wake County, NC, butterflies
From: "Harry LeGrand" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Thu, 9 Mar 2017 15:36:07 -0500
Most of my late winter/early spring walks have been in the mornings,
looking for birds. Thus, I have seen very few butterflies, as mornings are
usually too chilly for butterflies. Today, at Prairie Ridge Ecostation in
west Raleigh, I did manage a few things:

Cabbage White  1     (I see several a day at my central Raleigh home now)
Orange Sulphur  1  albino, but I will assume it this species and not
Clouded, which is rare here
Summer Azure 1   nectaring on redbud
Variegated Fritillary  1   very small and very worn

I would normally think a very worn fritillary would be one that tried to
overwinter, and this was all that was left. However, late season
butterflies that try to overwinter tend to be normal size; butterflies
emerging earlier than usual in winter tend to be quite small.  So, I guess
this one emerged as a runt about 3-4 weeks ago.

Harry LeGrand
Raleigh
Subject: Blythewood, SC
From: "kastners" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Thu, 9 Mar 2017 16:29:25 -0500
It was a good afternoon for butterflies at our home in Blythewood this 
afternoon – March 9. 


Eastern Tiger Swallowtail   1
Spicebush Swallowtail   1
Falcate Orangetip   either 5 or the same female 5x  FOY
Cloudless Sulphur   2
Sleepy Orange   2
Eastern Tailed-Blue   1  FOY
Duskywing species   1

Marty Kastner

Sent from Mail for Windows 10
Subject: Brunswick Leps 03/07/17
From: "shawnlane07" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Thu, 9 Mar 2017 00:01:07 -0500 (EST)
Beautiful day, sunny and 70's slight cloud cover and a small breeze.
Shawn Lane Oakisland township on the mainland.

 Black Swallowtail      3
 Palamedes                 2
Cloudless sulphur       4
Sleepy Orange             3
Subject: Yard leps in N. Durham County
From: "Tom Krakauer" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Wed, 8 Mar 2017 14:30:55 -0500
I a nice sunny afternoon I walked the .2mi to the mailbox saw a nice variety of 
herbs. 


Tiger Swallowtail nectaring on Fragrant Huneysuckle.
2 Orange Sulphur
1 Clouded Sulphur
2 Common Buckey
1 Common Checkered Skipper. It behaved ver aggressively to on of the orange 
sulphurs. 


Tom Krakauer
Bahama, NC


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Subject: Charlotte Area CBS Chapter Meeting
From: Chris Talking ton <destamona AT carolina.rr.com>
Date: Wed, 8 Mar 2017 19:25:18 -0500

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Subject: Occoneechee Mountain Update/FOY in Our Yard
From: "\"Lori M. Carlson\"" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Wed, 8 Mar 2017 18:40:06 -0500
Today John and I revisited the Occoneechee Mountain State Park to 
monitor the Brown Elfin. Skies were clear, the wind was strong, and 
temperature was in the upper 60s. The blueberries on the Brown Elfin 
trail are thinking about unfurling leaves whereas last week they were 
still dormant. We observed the following butterflies along our walk:

4 Juvenal's duskywings
2 Tiger Swallowtails
1 Black Swallowtail, male
1 Eastern Comma
1 Falcate Orangetip
3 Azure sp.

We also have had some butterfly activity in our yard.

On March 7th we released nine (seven males, two females) Black 
Swallowtails that wintered over as chrysalises on our screened porch. We 
also had a mating pair of presumed Juvenal's Duskywings. Photos are on 
my Flickr linked in my signature below.

Today we had the following FOY butterflies in our yard:

1 Eastern Tailed Blue, female
1 Gray Hairstreak
1 Common Checkered Skipper
1 Azure sp.
-- 
Take care,
Lori M. Carlson
Hillsborough, NC
iNaturalist 
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Subject: FOY Spicebush Swallowtail, Sleepy Orange, Great Purple Hairstreak, Am Snout
From: "Doug Allen" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Thu, 9 Mar 2017 16:52:57 -0500
Warm day in low 70's with many butterflies fling near house.

Tiger Swallowrtail-   5
Black Swallowtail- 2 mating
Spicebush Swallowtail  1 FOY
Orange Sulphur  ~ 150 in large agriculturaql field where there were 400+ a
couple weeks ago
Sleepy Orange  5 FOY  home and agricultural field
Great Purple Hairstreak  1 FOY
Azures  several flying, undetermined species
American Snout  1 FOY and first ever seen near house
Variegated Fritillary   ~12  in large agricultural field with Orange
Sulphurs
Eastern Comma  1
Am Lady  2
Com. Buckeye  1
Juvenile Duskywing  ~ 6 with one dramatically colored and contrasted female
more like Horace's

There are many large agricultural fields near my home which are presently
being limed.  Don't know if that affected Orange Sulphur numbers or it's
just getting to end of first brood.  These fields will be herbicided soon
killing virtually all the wildflowers and then planted with herbicide
resistant soybeans in April.

Doug Allen
Inman, SC

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Subject: NC butterflies
From: "Mike Turner" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Thu, 9 Mar 2017 18:46:36 -0500
Below is my list of butterflies seen on Tuesday, 3/7/17. Good butterflying.

Columbus Co., NC
Cloudless Sulphur  1
Sleepy Orange  1
Pearl Crescent  1

Brunswick Co., NC
Pearl Crescent  1

Mike Turner
Raleigh, NC
Subject: Orange Co., NC butterflies-Occoneechee Mountain State Natural Area-03/10/2017
From: "Mike Turner" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Fri, 10 Mar 2017 20:18:45 -0500
I only covered the parking area and the areas around the ponds. My list is
below. Good butterflying.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
Summer Azure   2
Variegated Fritillary   1

Mike Turner
Raleigh, NC
Subject: Re: Wee Tee State Forest, Williamsburg Co, SC leps 8 March 2017
From: "Dennis Forsythe" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Thu, 9 Mar 2017 18:28:58 -0500
Also had FOY Horace's Duskywing

On Thu, Mar 9, 2017 at 2:52 PM, Dennis Forsythe 
wrote:

> All,
>
> Donna and I spent from 12 until 3 Pm yesterday under overcast to partially
> cloudy skies at Wee Tee State Forest in Williamsburg Co. SC.  We had:
>
> E. Tiger Swallowtail  3
> Palamedes Swallowtail 1
> dark swallowtail sp  probably a Spicebush Swallowtail
> Sleepy Orange 3
> Cloudless Sulfur 2
> Question Mark 1
> Red-banded Hairstreak 1
> Eastern Tailed Blue 2 mating pair
> Common Buckeye 1
> Pear Crescent 75
> Carolina Satyr 10
> Juvenal's Duskywing 3
> Juvenal's/Horace's Duskywing 1
> Zarucco Duskywing 4
> duskywing sp 3
> White Checkered-Skipper 6
>
>
>
> --
> Dennis M. Forsythe PhD
> South Carolina Christmas Bird Count Editor
> South Carolina Ebutterfly Reviewer
> Emeritus Professor of Biology
> The Citadel
> 171 Moultrie St,
> Charleston, SC 29409
> 843.795.3996 <(843)%20795-3996>-home
> 843.953.7264 <(843)%20953-7264>-fax
> 843.708.1605 <(843)%20708-1605>-cell
> dennis.forsythe AT gmail.com
>



-- 
Dennis M. Forsythe PhD
South Carolina Christmas Bird Count Editor
South Carolina Ebutterfly Reviewer
Emeritus Professor of Biology
The Citadel
171 Moultrie St,
Charleston, SC 29409
843.795.3996-home
843.953.7264-fax
843.708.1605-cell
dennis.forsythe AT gmail.com
Subject: Pitt County, 7 March 2017
From: "Abdulali, Salman" <ABDULALIS AT ecu.edu>
Date: Tue, 7 Mar 2017 20:13:51 +0000
I saw two butterflies at Boyd Lee Park today (Pitt County, 2017-03-07). It was 
mostly cloudy, windy, about 70 F. 


1 Colias sulphur in flight
1 American Lady, fresh, new early date for Pitt (previous March 16 in 2013)

Salman Abdulali
Greenville, NC
Subject: 3/9/17 Pilot Mountain State Park, Surry County, NC
From: "Sven Halling" <shalling AT triad.rr.com>
Date: Thu, 9 Mar 2017 22:41:54 -0500 (EST)

Gene Schepker and Sven Halling visited the area below and above the parking
area up at the top. 1-3 pm. 70 F sunny and windy.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail	6
Summer Azure			13
Mourning Cloak			5
Unidentified Anglewing	2
American Lady			2
Juvenal’s Duskywing		8


At the notepad:

Sven Halling
Lewisville, NC