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Date: Wed, 10 Jul 2019 13:32:32 -0400
From: Harry LeGrand (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps...>
Subject: Wake Co., NC, butterflies - July 10

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I covered the NCSU farm fields south of Raleigh today, including Yates Mil
park and the Agro-ecology Farm/garden. Third trip in a row to Yates with a
goodie; first a Banded Hairstreak, then a Harvester, and today (see
below). The flowers in the garden were absolutely hopping this morning!
The few remaining Butterflyweeds there had 5-10 butterflies on each one,
and the planted zinnias and other things had lots of stuff. Even a few
exotic thistles in the fields had butterflies on each flower. Some mowed
fields have some new patches of Common Milkweed just starting to bloom, but
hard to see things from behind the fences. Sadly, workers keep mowing
fields and planting more corn (for cattle fodder) at the expense of alfalfa
or just fallow pastures.-- Pierids (and Grasshopper Sparrows) keep taking a
hit.

Here is my list, from about 9-1130 AM.

Black Swallowtail 8
E. Tiger Swallowtail 15
Spicebush Swallowtail 10
Cabbage White 7
Sleepy Orange 2 sadly, no Orange Sulphurs; I've given up on Checkered
Whites this year; and Cloudless Sulphurs nowhere to be seen
Gray Hairstreak 4
E. Tailed-Blue 1
Variegated Fritillary 150
Pearl Crescent 1
American Lady 7
Painted Lady 2
Common Buckeye 75
Monarch 3
Silver-spotted Skipper 80
Horace's Duskywing 3
Clouded Skipper 6
Fiery Skipper 90
Sachem 8
LACE-WINGED ROADSIDE-SKIPPER 1 Yates, on planted Echinacea in the garden;
scarce here
Ocola Skipper 45 everywhere in the Agro-ecology garden, some worn but
some fresh

Diversity still a bit low, as this is the summer doldrums in the Piedmont,
when most skippers are between broods. At least, numbers of some things
were impressive.

Harry LeGrand

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<div dir=3D"ltr"><div dir=3D"ltr">I covered the NCSU farm fields south of R=
aleigh today, including Yates Mil park and the Agro-ecology Farm/garden.=C2=
=A0 Third trip in a row to Yates with a goodie; first a Banded Hairstreak, =
then a Harvester, and today=C2=A0(see below).=C2=A0 <span><span>The flowers=
in the garden were absolutely hopping this morning!=C2=A0 The few remainin=
g Butterflyweeds there had 5-10 butterflies on each one, and the planted zi=
nnias and other things had lots of stuff.=C2=A0 Even a few exotic thistles =
in the fields had butterflies on each flower.=C2=A0Some mowed fields have s=
ome new patches of Common Milkweed just starting to bloom, but hard to see =
things from behind the fences.=C2=A0Sadly, workers keep mowing fields and p=
lanting more corn (for cattle fodder) at the expense of alfalfa or just fal=
low pastures.-- Pierids (and Grasshopper Sparrows) keep taking a hit.=C2=A0=
</span></span></div><div dir=3D"ltr"><span><span></span></span><br></div><=
div dir=3D"ltr"><span><span>Here is my list, from about 9-1130 AM.=C2=A0 </=
span></span></div><div dir=3D"ltr"><span><span></span></span><br></div><div=
><span><span>Black Swallowtail=C2=A0 8</span></span></div><div><span><span>=
E. Tiger Swallowtail=C2=A0 15</span></span></div><div><span><span>Spicebush=
Swallowtail=C2=A0 10</span></span></div><div><span><span>Cabbage White=C2=
=A0 7</span></span></div><div><span><span>Sleepy Orange=C2=A0 2=C2=A0=C2=A0=
=C2=A0=C2=A0 sadly, no Orange Sulphurs; I&#39;ve given up on Checkered Whit=
es=C2=A0this year; and Cloudless Sulphurs nowhere to be seen</span></span><=
/div><div><span><span>Gray Hairstreak=C2=A0 4</span></span></div><div><span=
><span>E. Tailed-Blue=C2=A0 1</span></span></div><div><span><span>Variegate=
d Fritillary=C2=A0 150</span></span></div><div><span><span>Pearl Crescent=
=C2=A0 1</span></span></div><div><span><span>American Lady=C2=A0 7</span></=
span></div><div><span><span>Painted Lady=C2=A0 2</span></span></div><div><s=
pan><span>Common Buckeye=C2=A0 75</span></span></div><div><span><span>Monar=
ch=C2=A0 3</span></span></div><div><span><span>Silver-spotted Skipper=C2=A0=
80</span></span></div><div><span><span>Horace&#39;s Duskywing=C2=A0 3</spa=
n></span></div><div><span><span>Clouded Skipper=C2=A0 6</span></span></div>=
<div><span><span>Fiery Skipper=C2=A0 90</span></span></div><div><span><span=
>Sachem=C2=A0 8</span></span></div><div><span><span>LACE-WINGED ROADSIDE-SK=
IPPER=C2=A0 1=C2=A0 Yates, on planted Echinacea in the garden; scarce here<=
/span></span></div><div><span><span>Ocola Skipper=C2=A0 45=C2=A0=C2=A0 ever=
ywhere in the Agro-ecology garden, some worn but some fresh</span></span></=
div><div><span><span></span></span><br></div><div><span><span>Diversity sti=
ll a bit low, as this is the summer doldrums in the Piedmont, when most ski=
ppers are between broods.=C2=A0 At least, numbers of some things were impre=
ssive.</span></span></div><div><span><span></span></span><br></div><div><sp=
an><span>Harry LeGrand</span></span></div></div>

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