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Date: Tue, 4 Dec 2018 12:55:19 -0500
From: Harry LeGrand (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps...>
Subject: Second specimen record of White Checkered-Skipper for NC

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Derb Carter was chasing any and all resident or stray butterflies still
lacking on his NC Big Year list into early November, when all hope seemed
lost and the year done for butterflies. He ended up collecting a
checkered-skipper close to the SC line in Brunswick County, hoping it might
be -- after dissection -- to be a White Checkered-Skipper, and add a
species to his Big Year.

Steve Hall (*Moths of North Carolina* website author/editor) did indeed get
the specimen recently from Derb -- thankfully both live in Chapel Hill, and
about 2-3 days ago did indeed confirm the male as a White
Checkered-Skipper, just the second specimen for NC. Of course, it may
well be at a number of other sites in southern NC, as it ranges northward
over nearly all of the SC Coastal Plain and at least into the central
Piedmont. And -- it is spreading northward, seemingly at the expense of
the Common Checkered-Skipper.

The revised text, and photos, can now be found on the species page on
the *Butterflies
of North Carolina* website. Tom Howard (webmaster) uploaded the photos
last night, and I entered new text this morning.

https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.dpr.ncparks.gov_nbnc_a_accounts.php-3FacctID-3D124&d=DwIBaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=AW6ynNwqMRYOC5_V-OXupeOzu1c7t6wxY89gEYYgxa4&m=cDnrlwNxn9lacy6KWkZJENi2Pd1Ky-vjLE5vmEhAUZ4&s=wqc_t7yXJzPNB-o3wJJZWQzuE-o74rCBu5btDtvYCKo&e=

Harry LeGrand
author/editor, Butterflies of North Carolina website

P.S. Though the record was from November, I have already sent in my Fall
Season reports for *The Chrysalis *(Carolina Butterfly Society newsletter)
and the Southern Lepidopterists' Society newsletter. Thus, I will include
the material above in Winter Season reports to both outlets.

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<div dir=3D"ltr"><div dir=3D"ltr"><div dir=3D"ltr"><div>Derb Carter was cha=
sing any and all resident or stray butterflies still lacking on his NC Big =
Year list into early November, when all hope seemed lost and the year done =
for butterflies.=C2=A0 He ended up collecting a checkered-skipper close to =
the SC line in Brunswick County, hoping it might be -- after dissection -- =
to be a White Checkered-Skipper, and add a species to his Big Year.</div><d=
iv><br></div><div>Steve Hall (<u>Moths of North Carolina</u> website author=
/editor) did indeed get the specimen recently from Derb -- thankfully both =
live in Chapel Hill, and about 2-3 days ago did indeed confirm the male as =
a White Checkered-Skipper, just the second specimen for NC.=C2=A0 Of course=
, it=C2=A0may well=C2=A0be at a number of other sites in southern NC, as it=
ranges northward over nearly all of the SC Coastal Plain and at least into=
the central Piedmont.=C2=A0 And -- it is spreading northward, seemingly at=
the expense of the Common Checkered-Skipper.=C2=A0 </div><div><br></div><d=
iv>The revised text, and photos, can now be found on the species page on th=
e <u>Butterflies of North Carolina</u> website.=C2=A0 Tom Howard (webmaster=
) uploaded the photos last night, and I entered new text this morning.</div=
><div><br></div><div><a href=3D"https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=
=3Dhttp-3A__www.dpr.ncparks.gov_nbnc_a_accounts.php-3FacctID-3D124&d=3DDwMF=
aQ&c=3DimBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=3DAW6ynNwqMRYOC5_V-OXu=
peOzu1c7t6wxY89gEYYgxa4&m=3DcDnrlwNxn9lacy6KWkZJENi2Pd1Ky-vjLE5vmEhAUZ4&s=
=3Dwqc_t7yXJzPNB-o3wJJZWQzuE-o74rCBu5btDtvYCKo&e=3D">http://www.dpr.ncparks=
.gov/nbnc/a/accounts.php?acctID=3D124</a><br></div><div><br></div><div>Harr=
y LeGrand</div><div>author/editor, Butterflies of North Carolina website</d=
iv><div><br></div><div>P.S.=C2=A0 Though the record was from November, I ha=
ve already sent in my Fall Season reports for <u>The Chrysalis </u>(Carolin=
a Butterfly Society newsletter) and the Southern Lepidopterists&#39; Societ=
y newsletter.=C2=A0 Thus, I will include the material above in=C2=A0Winter =
Season reports to both outlets.=C2=A0<br></div><div><br></div><div><br></di=
v></div></div></div>

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