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Date: Sun, 30 Jun 2019 18:50:24 +0000 (UTC)
From: hpazures (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps...>
Subject: Ocean Isle Beach June 22-28

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Justreturning from my annual weeklong beach trip to Ocean Isle Beach.=C2=A0=
June for a change.=C2=A0 Observations were recorded both on barrier island =
(esp. east end) and inland tofirst traffic roundabout.=C2=A0 Most butterfli=
es were observed in the nature preserve at the east end, north side, where =
the boardwalks cross the marsh.=C2=A0 Species count is followed by June dat=
e inparentheses:=C2=A0

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Horace'sDuskywing - 1 (28) - female netted for positive identification.

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FierySkipper - 1 (28)

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SaltMarsh Skipper - 2 (28)

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BrazilianSkipper - ZERO.=C2=A0 After a week of examining every Canna leaf I=
could lookat (hundreds) there was no sign of larval feeding damage.

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Yucca=C2=A0Skipper- ZERO.=C2=A0 After a week of examining every Yucca plant=
I could lookat=C2=A0there was no sign of old larval=C2=A0tents.=C2=A0 I ha=
ve neverfound=C2=A0old larval tents=C2=A0in Ocean Isle Beach.

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EasternTiger Swallowtail - 1 (26)

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PalamedesSwallowtail - 1 (24),=C2=A0 2 (25), 2(26), 1 (27), 1 (28)

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GiantSwallowtail - 4 (23), 6 (26), 2 (27), 5 (28) - Colony at east end; cou=
ld notlocate host, must be scarce at location.

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CloudlessSulphur - ZERO!=C2=A0 I was very surprised to see none.

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SleepyOrange - 1 (28)

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OliveHairstreak - 1 (26) - This species has been found on Coast Red Cedar (=
J.salicicola) in this area for several years.=C2=A0 Several years ago, atte=
mptsto get a female to oviposit on Eastern Red Cedar (J. virginiana) failed=
despitethe female living in captivity for 10 days.=C2=A0 Phenotype,=C2=A0h=
ostassociation (J. salicicola) and host rejection (J. virginiana) leads me =
tobelieve the coastal population is Mitoura gryneus smilacis, thus extendin=
g itsrange farther north along the coast.=C2=A0 If this can be further conf=
irmed, Ibelieve smilacis might range all the way up to the Outer Banks (not=
edistributional gap between coast and inland populations).=C2=A0 Smilacis i=
s aweak subspecies that can generally be phenotypically distinguished froms=
ubspecies gryneus by consistencies in minor characters in specimen series o=
rmany photographs.=C2=A0 Host association might be a helpful feature.

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White-MHairstreak - 1 (26)

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GrayHairstreak - 3 (26), 2 (27), 4 (28)

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EasternTailed Blue - 1 (28)

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EasternPygmy Blue - ZERO.=C2=A0 I have been looking in the salt marshes alo=
ngthe=C2=A0Intercoastal Waterway at Ocean Isle Beach for=C2=A0decades now, =
moreintensively in the past three years; late June,=C2=A0August andearly=C2=
=A0September=C2=A0dates.=C2=A0 The host Salicicornia and associatedplants t=
hat are found in southern South Carolina sites=C2=A0(where EPB iscommon) ar=
e all found on the west side of the bridge at the boat launch andextensivel=
y in the salt marsh at the east end (in the nature preserve).=C2=A0An elusi=
ve historic account of the species in North Carolina could well havebeen fr=
om this area.=C2=A0 It is possible that EPB might be a temporary migrantcol=
onist here at long intervals but cannot survive the moderately cold wintera=
t this latitude.=C2=A0 Best time to look for them is likely in very latesum=
mer or fall when such hypothetical migrants might reach N.C.

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AmericanSnout - 1 (26)

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GulfFritillary - 1 (27) - Downtown area by putt-putt golf.=C2=A0 Individual=
(male)looked very fresh.

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VariegatedFritillary - 1 (27)

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RedAdmiral - 1 (28)

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CommonBuckeye - 1 (22), 1 (23), 2 (24), 1 (25), 3 (26), 2 (28), 1 (29)

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HackberryEmperor - 1 (27) - Somewhat of a surprise to see this.=C2=A0 I cou=
ld not findany obvious Hackberry trees in the area.=C2=A0 This was a fresh =
male that camedown from the grove of tall, shady trees=C2=A0at the east end=
and=C2=A0landed onmy left arm for about a half minute.=C2=A0 Unfortunately=
, my camera(phone)=C2=A0was in my left pocket and I didn't want to disturb =
its meal of sweat,=C2=A0and I didn't care to net it but only nowrealized it=
could be a county record.=C2=A0 Once it flew away it did notreturn.

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Queen- 1 (26) - a very worn male, 1 (28) - a fresh female.=C2=A0 Both nette=
d andreleased after positive identification.=C2=A0 Somewhat early in the se=
ason.

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HarryPavulaan

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returning from my annual weeklong beach trip to Ocean Isle Beach.&nbsp;
June for a change.&nbsp; Observations were recorded both on barrier island (esp. east end) and inland to
first traffic roundabout.&nbsp; Most butterflies were observed in the nature preserve at the east end, north side, where the boardwalks cross the marsh.&nbsp; Species count is followed by June date in
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- ZERO.&nbsp; After a week of examining every Yucca plant I could look
at&nbsp;there was no sign of old larval&nbsp;tents.&nbsp; I have never
found&nbsp;old larval tents&nbsp;in Ocean Isle Beach.<o:p></o:p></span></div>
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Swallowtail - 4 (23), 6 (26), 2 (27), 5 (28) - Colony at east end; could not
locate host, must be scarce at location.<o:p></o:p></span></div>
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Hairstreak - 1 (26) - This species has been found on Coast Red Cedar (J.
salicicola) in this area for several years.&nbsp; Several years ago, attempts
to get a female to oviposit on Eastern Red Cedar (J. virginiana) failed despite
the female living in captivity for 10 days.&nbsp; Phenotype,&nbsp;host
association (J. salicicola) and host rejection (J. virginiana) leads me to
believe the coastal population is Mitoura gryneus smilacis, thus extending its
range farther north along the coast.&nbsp; If this can be further confirmed, I
believe smilacis might range all the way up to the Outer Banks (note
distributional gap between coast and inland populations).&nbsp; Smilacis is a
weak subspecies that can generally be phenotypically distinguished from
subspecies gryneus by consistencies in minor characters in specimen series or
many photographs.&nbsp; Host association might be a helpful feature.<o:p></o:p></span></div>
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Tailed Blue - 1 (28)<o:p></o:p></span></div>
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Pygmy Blue - ZERO.&nbsp; I have been looking in the salt marshes along
the&nbsp;Intercoastal Waterway at Ocean Isle Beach for&nbsp;decades now, more
intensively in the past three years; late June,&nbsp;August and
early&nbsp;September&nbsp;dates.&nbsp; The host Salicicornia and associated
plants that are found in southern South Carolina sites&nbsp;(where EPB is
common) are all found on the west side of the bridge at the boat launch and
extensively in the salt marsh at the east end (in the nature preserve).&nbsp;
An elusive historic account of the species in North Carolina could well have
been from this area.&nbsp; It is possible that EPB might be a temporary migrant
colonist here at long intervals but cannot survive the moderately cold winter
at this latitude.&nbsp; Best time to look for them is likely in very late
summer or fall when such hypothetical migrants might reach N.C.<o:p></o:p></span></div>
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Snout - 1 (26)<o:p></o:p></span></div>
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Fritillary - 1 (27) - Downtown area by putt-putt golf.&nbsp; Individual (male)
looked very fresh.<o:p></o:p></span></div>
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Fritillary - 1 (27)<o:p></o:p></span></div>
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Admiral - 1 (28)<o:p></o:p></span></div>
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Buckeye - 1 (22), 1 (23), 2 (24), 1 (25), 3 (26), 2 (28), 1 (29)<o:p></o:p></span></div>
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Emperor - 1 (27) - Somewhat of a surprise to see this.&nbsp; I could not find
any obvious Hackberry trees in the area.&nbsp; This was a fresh male that came
down from the grove of tall, shady trees&nbsp;at the east end and&nbsp;landed on
my left arm for about a half minute.&nbsp; Unfortunately, my camera
(phone)&nbsp;was in my left pocket and I didn't want to disturb its meal of sweat,&nbsp;and I didn't care to net it but only now
realized it could be a county record.&nbsp; Once it flew away it did not
return.<o:p></o:p></span></div>
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- 1 (26) - a very worn male, 1 (28) - a fresh female.&nbsp; Both netted and
released after positive identification.&nbsp; Somewhat early in the season.<o:p></o:p></span></div>
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Pavulaan<o:p></o:p></span></div>
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