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Date: Fri, 8 Sep 2017 16:13:11 -0400
From: Harry LeGrand (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps...>
Subject: Raulston Arboretum, NC, butterflies - Sept. 8

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I spent from 130 - 3 pm at the arboretum in west Raleigh (Wake County)
under perfect conditions -- clear, temps around 76 degrees, and low
humidity and wind. Though numbers of individuals are lower than normal for
this time of year (and I'm not sure why), the diversity was quite decent
and I saw several nice things. There are still lots of flowers, so
hopefully it will stay "butterfly-able" for another 2 weeks or more. Here
is the list:

Pipevine Swallowtail 8
E. Tiger Swallowtail 1 only dark female normally more non-Pipevine
Swallowtails (i.e., more Black, Tiger, and Spicebush) at this time of year
Cabbage White 4
Orange Sulphur 1
Cloudless Sulphur 3
Sleepy Orange 5
WHITE-M HAIRSTREAK 2 (!) -- moderate to somewhat worn; first for me in a
few years anywhere, though not overly rare over the years here
Gray Hairstreak 1 fresh
Red-banded Hairstreak 10 !!! Wow -- major hatch of them here, numerous
on Alliums in bloom.
GULF FRITILLARY 1-2 two sightings, maybe just one individual; my FOY, but
numerous here in 2016
Variegated Fritillary 2
Painted Lady 2 always nice to see, but I've had it a few times here in
2017
Common Buckeye 1 where have all of them been here in 2017? Are staff
weeding out hostplants of them and other species?
Silver-spotted Skipper 7
Horace's Duskywing 1 fairly fresh male; no Wild Indigos here in last two
years for me; gone for good?
Common Checkered-Skipper 2
Common Sootywing 2 one with kinked wings, indicating it just emerged
today! Late brood
Clouded Skipper 1 no other dark brown skippers, such as Ocola
Fiery Skipper 30
Sachem 5 wonder if S. Broken-dash is another skipper done for good
at Raulston; used to be regular
EUFALA SKIPPER 1 my second here in 2017; always nice to see

Harry LeGrand
Raleigh

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=C2=A0 7<br></div>Horace&#39;s Duskywing=C2=A0 1=C2=A0 fairly fresh male; n=
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n skippers, such as Ocola<br></div>Fiery Skipper=C2=A0=C2=A0 30<br></div>Sa=
chem=C2=A0 5=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0 wonder if S. B=
roken-dash is another skipper done for good at Raulston; used to be regular=
<br></div>EUFALA SKIPPER=C2=A0 1=C2=A0 my second here in 2017; always nice =
to see<br><br></div>Harry LeGrand<br></div>Raleigh<br><div><div><div><div><=
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