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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" ]
8 Mar FOY Pipevine Swallowtail, Macon County, NC ["Jason Love" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
8 Mar Directions to Charlotte CBS Meeting [Chris Talking ton ]
26 Feb Two FOY- Buckeye and Black Swallowtail ["Doug Allen" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
25 Feb Brown Elfin, Moore Co., NC ["Roger Shaw" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
25 Feb Northern Southern Hairstreaks? and 4 or 5 more species ["Doug Allen" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
25 Feb Re: Northern Southern Hairstreaks? and 4 or 5 more species ["Harry LeGrand" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
25 Feb Georgetown Co., SC leps 25 Feb 2017 ["Dennis Forsythe" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
25 Feb Good news - Carolina Butterfly Society [Dennis Burnette ]
25 Feb Re: Northern Southern Hairstreaks? and 4 or 5 more species ["Doug Allen" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
25 Feb Re: Northern Southern Hairstreaks? and 4 or 5 more species ["Doug Allen" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
25 Feb FOY Eastern Tiger ST ["Jules Fraytet" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
25 Feb Wake Co., NC butterflies ["Mike Turner" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
25 Feb Re: Union County SC 2/23/17 [Will Cook ]
25 Feb Re: Northern Southern Hairstreaks? and 4 or 5 more species ["Harry LeGrand" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
24 Feb Orange Co., NC butterflies today ["Jeff Pippen" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
24 Feb Two FOY species at home plus two unids ["Doug Allen" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
24 Feb I'On Swamp, Charleston Co., Sc 24 Feb 2017 ["Dennis Forsythe" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
24 Feb Wake Co., NC butterflies ["Mike Turner" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
24 Feb Unsubscribe ["Marsha Gaspari" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
24 Feb Macon County, NC, leps, 23 Feb 2017 ["Jason Love" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
23 Feb Union County SC 2/23/17 [Will Cook ]
23 Feb Swallowtail, Orangetip - Meck. Co. NC ["Kevin Metcalf" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
23 Feb Greenville mountains, SC ["Doug Allen" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
23 Feb First Eclosing of Chrysalises: Black Swallowtails ["\"Lori M. Carlson\"" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
23 Feb Simpsonville, SC ["Ginger Kopka" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
23 Feb Forsyth County Butterflies ["nottke1" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
23 Feb James Is, SC leps 22 Feb. 2017 ["Dennis Forsythe" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
21 Feb Tiger ["Ginger Kopka" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
21 Feb 200 Orange Sulphur, FOY E. Tiger and more ["Doug Allen" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
21 Feb Re: Surry Co. Leps - 2/20/2017 ["Harry LeGrand" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
21 Feb First "new" butterfly of 2017 [Richard Stickney ]
21 Feb 3/20/17 Dinkins Bottoms, Yadkin County , NC ["Sven Halling" ]
20 Feb Surry Co. Leps - 2/20/2017 ["J Andersonii" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
19 Feb Peachtree Rock HP and Shealy's Pod HP ["kastners" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
19 Feb Pitt County, 19 February 2017 ["Abdulali, Salman" ]
19 Feb Re: Azures ["Abdulali, Salman" ]
19 Feb Azures ["Ginger Kopka" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
19 Feb FOY Falcate Orangetips and more Azures, Winston-Salem ["Gene Schepker" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
18 Feb Wake Co., NC butterflies ["Mike Turner" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
18 Feb FOY Summe Azures in Winston-Salem ["Gene Schepker" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
18 Feb Fwd: Azure ID -- notes/comments from Harry Pavulaan ["Abdulali, Salman" ]
18 Feb Falcate Orangetip in Forsyth County ["nottke1" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
18 Feb Annual version of the Butterflies of North Carolina is now done ["Harry LeGrand" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
14 Feb First butterflies of 2017 [Richard Stickney ]
14 Feb Queen at Bear Is WMA, SC ["Dennis Forsythe" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
12 Feb Eno River SP butterflies 2/12/17 [Will Cook ]
12 Feb Pitt County, first butterflies ["Abdulali, Salman" ]
12 Feb FOY Buncombe county 12 feb ["Doug Johnston" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
12 Feb Re: Juvenal's Duskywing ["Dennis Forsythe" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) ]
12 Feb Juvenal's Duskywing [Derb Carter ]

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

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

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


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: 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


Sent from my iPad
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

https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__sites.google.com_site_southcarolinauplandbutterflies_&d=DwIBaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=AW6ynNwqMRYOC5_V-OXupeOzu1c7t6wxY89gEYYgxa4&m=BRBZ7eL0DK7nY7PJyKlVNWIfbL89lsPm2mnXzzM_jdM&s=YjtiazEXX6z_QHqVFufsbU3CnzwxFP1CaLtNU3BMKes&e= 
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
Subject: FOY Pipevine Swallowtail, Macon County, NC
From: "Jason Love" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Wed, 8 Mar 2017 16:20:28 -0500
Folks,
Today at Coweeta Hydrologic Lab, saw the following while in the field:

Pipevine Swallowtail - 1 (new early date record for state - previous was 13
March 2016)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail - 1
Polygonia spp. - 4
Azure spp. - 4

Weather a little breezy with temps in the high 50s and low 60s.

Cheers,
Jason Love
Otto, NC
Subject: Directions to Charlotte CBS Meeting
From: Chris Talking ton <destamona AT carolina.rr.com>
Date: Wed, 8 Mar 2017 17:08:20 -0500



Sent from my iPad
Subject: Two FOY- Buckeye and Black Swallowtail
From: "Doug Allen" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Sun, 26 Feb 2017 18:32:25 -0500
Chilly in the 50's today, but the wind died down. There was an E. Buckeye
in our yard and a Black Swallowtail across the street here on Windmill
Hill.  Other species on the hill were one or two E. Tigers, 2 American
Lady, and 2 Summer Azure.

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

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


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

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


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

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



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


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

xUO5comk-xzVvMVv1JFrcFD6mspluXV5uAeynSNYvg?key=TVZKbEIxUFEzT
kJFa0ZfT3NLZEFOb01LU0t4ZTRR

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

Harry LeGrand
Raleigh






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

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

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

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

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

Good butterflying

Dennis



-- 
Dennis M. Forsythe PhD
South Carolina Christmas Bird Count Editor
South Carolina Ebutterfly Reviewer
Emeritus Professor of Biology
The Citadel
171 Moultrie St,
Charleston, SC 29409
843.795.3996-home
843.953.7264-fax
843.708.1605-cell
dennis.forsythe AT gmail.com
Subject: Good news - Carolina Butterfly Society
From: Dennis Burnette <deburnette AT triad.rr.com>
Date: Sat, 25 Feb 2017 11:49:27 -0500
All,
 
Carolina Butterfly Society is now 20 years old, and 2017 is shaping up to be
one of the best ever! For those who didnt get to the CBS planning meeting
in Charlotte, I thought I would give you a heads up on several items of
interest.
 
Bud Webster, who has joined us on many CBS outings and has served as vice
president, has been elected president for this year.  He knows CBS well and
will provide good leadership. Bud lives in Wake County, NC.
 
Our new secretary is Ellen Brown, who lives in Chapel Hill, NC. She moved
back to North Carolina several years ago from Florida, where she was very
active in a butterfly club for about 10 years.
 
Bud, Ellen, and a newish member, Lori Carlson, who lives in Hillsborough,
NC, along with several other members, proposed to the board a new CBS
chapter to serve Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, and the surrounding
communities in the Triangle region of North Carolina. The new Triangle
Chapter was approved. Expect to hear a lot more about this in the coming
weeks.
 
There is a new chapter brewing in the Charlotte/Mecklenburg County area, as
well. Chris Talkington and several other members are in discussions right
now about forming a chapter. We hope to have more on that soon, as well.
 
Were going to have many opportunities for field trips and other activities
this year, both in South Carolina and in North Carolina. Typically, we
schedule at least two weekend field trips for each state that take us into
various habitats in the Carolinas. Since we now have quite a few retirees as
well as folks who work on weekends, we are going to experiment with adding a
few midweek trips to see if there is any interest in them. In addition, each
of the chapters will be organizing a variety of half-day field trips, not
only to refuges and other wild places but also to gardens and arboretums.
These outing will be open to any member, regardless of where the member
lives.
 
Our membership year runs on the calendar year, January 1 through December
31. If you havent renewed yet, now is the time to do it. And if you havent
gotten around to joining , this is a great time to get in on all the fun.
The dues have remained the same again this year: $15 for both individual and
family memberships. (You are welcome to renew for multiple years.) Send your
check to Carolina Butterfly Society, PO Box 18771, Greensboro, NC 27419.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Try this link for the hairstreak and sulphur photographs.

Doug Allen

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

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

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

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


Jules Fraytet

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

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

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

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




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

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

See if you can re-check the link.

Harry LeGrand

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

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

> AF1QipMEhpVwV0mFJy8NDdMNBiVzm5rAn8bkq1go2jk-?source=pwa
> 
 

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dennis


-- 
Dennis M. Forsythe PhD
South Carolina Christmas Bird Count Editor
South Carolina Ebutterfly Reviewer
Emeritus Professor of Biology
The Citadel
171 Moultrie St,
Charleston, SC 29409
843.795.3996-home
843.953.7264-fax
843.708.1605-cell
dennis.forsythe AT gmail.com
Subject: Wake Co., NC butterflies
From: "Mike Turner" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Fri, 24 Feb 2017 11:27:15 -0500
Yesterday at Prairie Ridge I saw my FOY E. Tiger Swallowtail and 1 Orange
Sulphur. Good butterflying.

Mike Turner
Raleigh, NC
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Subject: Macon County, NC, leps, 23 Feb 2017
From: "Jason Love" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Fri, 24 Feb 2017 08:17:27 -0500
Folks,
Yesterday at Coweeta Hydrologic Lab I saw the following:

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

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




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




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

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



-- 
Take care,
Lori M. Carlson

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

Ginger Kopka
Simpsonville, SC. 

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

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

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

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

Palamedes Swallowtail 1 FOS
Cloudless Sulfur 2
Common Buckeye 1

Dennis


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South Carolina Ebutterfly Reviewer
Emeritus Professor of Biology
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Charleston, SC 29409
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Subject: Tiger
From: "Ginger Kopka" (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps AT duke.edu>
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 15:35:04 -0500
A friend had a Tiger Swallowtail, male on Sunday, February 19, near Fountain 
Inn, SC. Today I had my first Cabbage White laying eggs on Kale. Also had 
Azures again, today, Feb. 21. 

Ginger Kopka
Simpsonville, SC. 

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

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

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

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

Harry LeGrand
Raleigh


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

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

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


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

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

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

At the notepad:

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

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

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

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

Take care and happy lepping,
Jesse

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


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

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

Marty Kastner



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

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

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

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


So you cannot assume that it is Holly Azure.

Salman Abdulali


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

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

Ginger Kopka
Simpsonville, SC. 

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

Male Falcate Orange-tips 2  FOY
Summer Azure 7

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

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

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

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

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


———————————————

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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


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


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

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

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

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

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


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

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

Dennis

-- 
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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
843.953.7264-fax
843.708.1605-cell
dennis.forsythe AT gmail.com
Subject: Eno River SP butterflies 2/12/17
From: Will Cook <cwcook AT carolinanature.com>
Date: Sun, 12 Feb 2017 22:55:32 -0500
Had a few butterflies today on the Holden Mill trail of the Eno River 
State Park (Orange Co., NC):

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


-- 
Will Cook - Durham, NC

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


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

Part sun, mid 70's

Doug

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

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

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




-- 
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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
843.953.7264-fax
843.708.1605-cell
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Subject: Juvenal's Duskywing
From: Derb Carter <derbc AT selcnc.org>
Date: Sun, 12 Feb 2017 17:08:57 +0000
First non-overwintering butterfly in the yard today near Capel Hill NC. Spring 
is near. 


Derb Carter

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