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Date: Sun, 8 Mar 2020 13:31:19 -0600
From: Lori Conrad <lconrad6853...>
Subject: Re: [SoWestLeps] RFI: Yucca Giant Skipper locations? 2nd request!

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Neat! Evidently they're very hard to see. Unless you catch them as they eme=
rge from their tents, or at dawn before it warms up!

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From: <SoWestLeps...> [mailto:<SoWestLeps...>] On Behalf Of Dian=
e Touret
Sent: Sunday, March 8, 2020 6:27 AM
To: <SoWestLeps...>
Subject: Re: [SoWestLeps] RFI: Yucca Giant Skipper locations? 2nd request!

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Lori - many years ago (3/10/2014?) Brian McKnight and I were coming down t=
he Banner Grade from Julian, CA on CA78 fairly early in the morning on our =
way to Plum Canyon. We were stopping at all the small canyon areas wherever=
we could find safe parking. At one particularly good area that had a decen=
t pull-off Brian and I saw a large, dark, chunky, fast-flying "butterfly" t=
hat Brian was convinced was a Yucca Giant-Skipper. I never saw it clearly e=
nough to I.D. it - it was really zooming around and rarely perching. The na=
rrow, steep drainage was filled with chaparral bushes, yucca, and grasses, =
but no trees, and it faced east. Looking at Google Maps, I think that this =
spot is a little over 6 miles from Julian, but before the Banner curve. We =
also saw a Pale Swallowtail there. Diane Touret

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On 3/7/2020 4:52 PM, Lori Conrad wrote:


Hi,

I posted this question in early February & only had one response, & not a =
positive one. Has anyone actually ever SEEN a Yucca Giant Skipper in southe=
rn California? I'm beginning to wonder.

I would really like to try to see one in April. Can anyone provide any fai=
rly recent intel on ANY possible locations? We have looked in Anza Borrego =
SP many times with no luck. We will be in AB again for a couple of days in =
mid April. I read that the ssp. harbosoni has been found just west of Sciss=
or's Crossing (we've looked!), & in/near the San Dieguito lagoon area. Tha=
t their host plant can be found on the hillsides there, but it just looks s=
o developed when perusing a map. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciat=
ed. Please email me offlist.=20

Thanks,

Lori & Mark Conrad
Portal, AZ

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idently they're very hard to see. Unless you catch them as they emerge from=
their tents, or at dawn before it warms up!<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=
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f"'>From:</span></b><span style=3D'font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Tahoma","s=
ans-serif"'> <SoWestLeps...> [mailto:<SoWestLeps...>] <b>On Behal=
f Of </b>Diane Touret<br><b>Sent:</b> Sunday, March 8, 2020 6:27 AM<br><b>T=
o:</b> <SoWestLeps...><br><b>Subject:</b> Re: [SoWestLeps] RFI: Yucca =
Giant Skipper locations? 2nd request!<o:p></o:p></span></p></div></div><p c=
lass=3DMsoNormal><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p><p>Lori - many years ago (3/10/2014?)=
Brian McKnight and I were coming down the Banner Grade from Julian, CA on =
CA78 fairly early in the morning on our way to Plum Canyon. We were stoppin=
g at all the small canyon areas wherever we could find safe parking. At one=
particularly good area that had a decent pull-off Brian and I saw a large,=
dark, chunky, fast-flying &quot;butterfly&quot; that Brian was convinced w=
as a Yucca Giant-Skipper. I never saw it clearly enough to I.D. it - it was=
really zooming around and rarely perching. The narrow, steep drainage was =
filled with chaparral bushes, yucca, and grasses, but no trees, and it face=
d east. Looking at Google Maps, I think that this spot is a little over 6 m=
iles from Julian, but before the Banner curve. We also saw a Pale Swallowta=
il there.&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Diane Touret<o:p></o:p></p><=
p><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p><div><p class=3DMsoNormal>On 3/7/2020 4:52 PM, Lori =
Conrad wrote:<o:p></o:p></p></div><blockquote style=3D'margin-top:5.0pt;mar=
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<td style=3D'padding:.75pt .75pt .75pt .75pt'><div id=3Dmsgbody158974446><d=
iv><p class=3DMsoNormal>Hi,<br><br>I posted this question in early February=
&amp; only had one response, &amp; not a positive one. Has anyone actually=
ever SEEN a Yucca Giant Skipper in southern California? I'm beginning to w=
onder.<br><br>I would really like to try to see one in April. Can anyone pr=
ovide any fairly recent intel on ANY possible locations? We have looked in =
Anza Borrego SP many times with no luck. We will be in AB again for a coupl=
e of days in mid April. I read that the ssp. harbosoni has been found just =
west of Scissor's Crossing (we've looked!), &amp;&nbsp; in/near the San Die=
guito lagoon area. That their host plant can be found on the hillsides ther=
e, but it just looks so developed when perusing a map. Any suggestions woul=
d be greatly appreciated. Please email me offlist.&nbsp;<br><br>Thanks,<br>=
<br>Lori &amp; Mark Conrad<br>Portal, AZ<o:p></o:p></p></div></div><p>&nbsp=
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