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Date: Mon, 5 Aug 2019 08:42:50 -0400
From: Barbara Volkle <barb620...>
Subject: [MassLep] Western Massachusetts butterflies

Yesterday we went out to Berkshire County with Tom Gagnon. Partly cloudy=20
with some periods of total clouds. Tempoerature around 71 degrees in the=20
Windsor/Plainfield/Cumminton area and 82 degrees in Northampton. We saw:

Windsor 10:30am to 2pm:

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail - 20

Viceroy - 1

Great Spangled Fritillary - 1

Peck's Skipper - 5

Dun Skipper - 1

Common Wood Nymph - 8

Monarch - 8

Clouded Sulphur - 6

Pearl Crescent - 5

Summer Azure - 4

Red-spotted Purple - 4

Black Swallowtail - 1

Eyed Brown - 1

Red Admiral - 1

Cabbage White - 1

Silver-bordered Fritillary - 2

American Lady - 2

Cummington:

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail - 2

Viceroy - 1

Great Spangled Fritillary - 1

American Lady - 1

Cabbage White - 3

Red-spotted Purple - 1

Plainfield:

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail - 5

Monarch - 1

American Lady - 1

Northampton Community Gardens 3 to 4pm partly cloudy and 82 degrees:

American Lady - several

Cabbage White - lots

Great Spangled Fritillary - 1 (worn)

Northern Broken-Dash - 1

Monarch

Viceroy - 1

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Orange Sulphur - 1

Clouded Sulphur - 2

Wild Indigo Duskywing - 10+

Red Admiral

Summer Azure - 3

Gray Hairstreak - 1

Eastern Tailed-Blue - 2

Pearl Crescent

Common Ringlet - 3

Silver-spotted Skipper - 20

Least Skipper - 2

Tawny-edged Skipper - 1

AMERICAN SNOUT - 1 (found by Barbara)

I was not counting the numbers at the Gardens and only have set forth=20
the=C2=A0 numbers I can recall. All of the Red-spotted Purples had short=20
white spots coming in from the leading edge (none were pure Purples and=20
we saw no White Admirals).

Steve Moore


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