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Date: Mon, 8 Jun 2020 17:25:45 -0400
From: willstuart2001 (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps...>
Subject: Carolina Sandhills NWR - 6/7/2020

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I enjoyed a full day of butterflying in the Carolina Sandhills NWR on
Sunday, 6/7, with temperatures in the upper 80's and sunny to partly sunny
skies. I hit a number of destinations targeting Butterfly Weed, Amorpha
herbacea, and newly blossoming Sourwoods. (In the sandhills, both SC and
NC, many sourwoods are "pruned" by managed burns producing trees that
blossom at eye-level or somewhat above and are attractive to hairstreaks.)



The Butterfly Weed that was just beginning its bloom a week ago is well past
prime and had very little pollinator traffic. Amorpha herbacea is near
peak and attracted many Common Buckeyes, a few American Ladies, 3 Fiery
Skippers, some worn Duskywings, and many bees and wasps. I could not find
Banded or Gray Hairstreaks.



I found 4 Coral Hairstreaks near Pook K, 2 worn bugs on a single Butterfly
Weed and 2 fresh looking specimens on a short roadside Sourwood just beyond
the pool. I picked up another Coral Hairstreak on Butterfly Weed near Mays
Lake, a known location for the species, and a 6th Coral hiding in a Sourwood
in a moist area near Ham Creek. These 3 areas are each miles apart from one
another.



I ended the day checking Sourwoods along Wildlife Drive east of Pool D.
Around 5:30 I found and photographed a King's Hairstreak nectaring on the
Sourwood.



Will Stuart

Matthews, NC




Common Buckeye

50+


American Lady

5


Spicebush Swallowtail

2


Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

2


Zebra Swallowtail

2


Palamedes Swallowtail

1


Orange Sulfur

1


Variegated Fritillary

1


Zarucco Duskywing

2


Horace's Duskywing

2


Duskywing sp.

1


Azure sp

2


Eastern Tailed-blue

1


CORAL HAIRSTREAK

6


KING'S HAIRSTREAK

1


Fiery Skipper

3






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class=3DMsoNormal>I enjoyed a full day of butterflying in the Carolina =
Sandhills NWR on Sunday, 6/7, with temperatures in the upper 80&#8217;s =
and sunny to partly sunny skies.&nbsp; I hit a number of destinations =
targeting Butterfly Weed, Amorpha herbacea, and newly blossoming =
Sourwoods.&nbsp; (In the sandhills, both SC and NC, many sourwoods are =
&#8220;pruned&#8221; by managed burns producing trees that blossom at =
eye-level or somewhat above and are attractive to hairstreaks.) =
<o:p></o:p></p><p class=3DMsoNormal><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p><p =
class=3DMsoNormal>The Butterfly Weed that was just beginning its bloom a =
week ago is well past prime and had very little pollinator =
traffic.&nbsp; &nbsp;Amorpha herbacea is near peak and attracted many =
Common Buckeyes, a few American Ladies, &nbsp;3 Fiery Skippers, some =
worn Duskywings, and many bees and wasps. &nbsp;&nbsp;I could not find =
Banded or Gray Hairstreaks.<o:p></o:p></p><p =
class=3DMsoNormal><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p><p class=3DMsoNormal>I found 4 =
Coral Hairstreaks near Pook K, 2 worn bugs on a single Butterfly Weed =
and 2 fresh looking specimens on a short roadside Sourwood just beyond =
the pool.&nbsp; I picked up another Coral Hairstreak on Butterfly Weed =
near Mays Lake, a known location for the species, and a 6<sup>th</sup> =
Coral hiding in a Sourwood in a moist area near Ham Creek.&nbsp; These 3 =
areas are each miles apart from one another.<o:p></o:p></p><p =
class=3DMsoNormal><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p><p class=3DMsoNormal>I ended the =
day checking Sourwoods along Wildlife Drive east of Pool D.&nbsp; Around =
5:30 I found and photographed a King&#8217;s Hairstreak nectaring on the =
Sourwood.<o:p></o:p></p><p class=3DMsoNormal><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p><p =
class=3DMsoNormal>Will Stuart<o:p></o:p></p><p =
class=3DMsoNormal>Matthews, NC<o:p></o:p></p><p =
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class=3DMsoNormal><span style=3D'color:black'>Common =
Buckeye<o:p></o:p></span></p></td><td width=3D47 nowrap valign=3Dbottom =
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style=3D'color:black'>50+<o:p></o:p></span></p></td></tr><tr =
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style=3D'width:2.5in;padding:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt;height:15.0pt'><p =
class=3DMsoNormal><span style=3D'color:black'>American =
Lady<o:p></o:p></span></p></td><td width=3D47 nowrap valign=3Dbottom =
style=3D'width:35.0pt;padding:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt;height:15.0pt'><p =
class=3DMsoNormal align=3Dright style=3D'text-align:right'><span =
style=3D'color:black'>5<o:p></o:p></span></p></td></tr><tr =
style=3D'height:15.0pt'><td width=3D240 nowrap valign=3Dbottom =
style=3D'width:2.5in;padding:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt;height:15.0pt'><p =
class=3DMsoNormal><span style=3D'color:black'>Spicebush =
Swallowtail<o:p></o:p></span></p></td><td width=3D47 nowrap =
valign=3Dbottom style=3D'width:35.0pt;padding:0in 5.4pt 0in =
5.4pt;height:15.0pt'><p class=3DMsoNormal align=3Dright =
style=3D'text-align:right'><span =
style=3D'color:black'>2<o:p></o:p></span></p></td></tr><tr =
style=3D'height:15.0pt'><td width=3D240 nowrap valign=3Dbottom =
style=3D'width:2.5in;padding:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt;height:15.0pt'><p =
class=3DMsoNormal><span style=3D'color:black'>Eastern Tiger =
Swallowtail<o:p></o:p></span></p></td><td width=3D47 nowrap =
valign=3Dbottom style=3D'width:35.0pt;padding:0in 5.4pt 0in =
5.4pt;height:15.0pt'><p class=3DMsoNormal align=3Dright =
style=3D'text-align:right'><span =
style=3D'color:black'>2<o:p></o:p></span></p></td></tr><tr =
style=3D'height:15.0pt'><td width=3D240 nowrap valign=3Dbottom =
style=3D'width:2.5in;padding:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt;height:15.0pt'><p =
class=3DMsoNormal><span style=3D'color:black'>Zebra =
Swallowtail<o:p></o:p></span></p></td><td width=3D47 nowrap =
valign=3Dbottom style=3D'width:35.0pt;padding:0in 5.4pt 0in =
5.4pt;height:15.0pt'><p class=3DMsoNormal align=3Dright =
style=3D'text-align:right'><span =
style=3D'color:black'>2<o:p></o:p></span></p></td></tr><tr =
style=3D'height:15.0pt'><td width=3D240 nowrap valign=3Dbottom =
style=3D'width:2.5in;padding:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt;height:15.0pt'><p =
class=3DMsoNormal><span style=3D'color:black'>Palamedes =
Swallowtail<o:p></o:p></span></p></td><td width=3D47 nowrap =
valign=3Dbottom style=3D'width:35.0pt;padding:0in 5.4pt 0in =
5.4pt;height:15.0pt'><p class=3DMsoNormal align=3Dright =
style=3D'text-align:right'><span =
style=3D'color:black'>1<o:p></o:p></span></p></td></tr><tr =
style=3D'height:15.0pt'><td width=3D240 nowrap valign=3Dbottom =
style=3D'width:2.5in;padding:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt;height:15.0pt'><p =
class=3DMsoNormal><span style=3D'color:black'>Orange =
Sulfur<o:p></o:p></span></p></td><td width=3D47 nowrap valign=3Dbottom =
style=3D'width:35.0pt;padding:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt;height:15.0pt'><p =
class=3DMsoNormal align=3Dright style=3D'text-align:right'><span =
style=3D'color:black'>1<o:p></o:p></span></p></td></tr><tr =
style=3D'height:15.0pt'><td width=3D240 nowrap valign=3Dbottom =
style=3D'width:2.5in;padding:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt;height:15.0pt'><p =
class=3DMsoNormal><span style=3D'color:black'>Variegated =
Fritillary<o:p></o:p></span></p></td><td width=3D47 nowrap =
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5.4pt;height:15.0pt'><p class=3DMsoNormal align=3Dright =
style=3D'text-align:right'><span =
style=3D'color:black'>1<o:p></o:p></span></p></td></tr><tr =
style=3D'height:15.0pt'><td width=3D240 nowrap valign=3Dbottom =
style=3D'width:2.5in;padding:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt;height:15.0pt'><p =
class=3DMsoNormal><span style=3D'color:black'>Zarucco =
Duskywing<o:p></o:p></span></p></td><td width=3D47 nowrap =
valign=3Dbottom style=3D'width:35.0pt;padding:0in 5.4pt 0in =
5.4pt;height:15.0pt'><p class=3DMsoNormal align=3Dright =
style=3D'text-align:right'><span =
style=3D'color:black'>2<o:p></o:p></span></p></td></tr><tr =
style=3D'height:15.0pt'><td width=3D240 nowrap valign=3Dbottom =
style=3D'width:2.5in;padding:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt;height:15.0pt'><p =
class=3DMsoNormal><span style=3D'color:black'>Horace's =
Duskywing<o:p></o:p></span></p></td><td width=3D47 nowrap =
valign=3Dbottom style=3D'width:35.0pt;padding:0in 5.4pt 0in =
5.4pt;height:15.0pt'><p class=3DMsoNormal align=3Dright =
style=3D'text-align:right'><span =
style=3D'color:black'>2<o:p></o:p></span></p></td></tr><tr =
style=3D'height:15.0pt'><td width=3D240 nowrap valign=3Dbottom =
style=3D'width:2.5in;padding:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt;height:15.0pt'><p =
class=3DMsoNormal><span style=3D'color:black'>Duskywing =
sp.<o:p></o:p></span></p></td><td width=3D47 nowrap valign=3Dbottom =
style=3D'width:35.0pt;padding:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt;height:15.0pt'><p =
class=3DMsoNormal align=3Dright style=3D'text-align:right'><span =
style=3D'color:black'>1<o:p></o:p></span></p></td></tr><tr =
style=3D'height:15.0pt'><td width=3D240 nowrap valign=3Dbottom =
style=3D'width:2.5in;padding:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt;height:15.0pt'><p =
class=3DMsoNormal><span style=3D'color:black'>Azure =
sp<o:p></o:p></span></p></td><td width=3D47 nowrap valign=3Dbottom =
style=3D'width:35.0pt;padding:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt;height:15.0pt'><p =
class=3DMsoNormal align=3Dright style=3D'text-align:right'><span =
style=3D'color:black'>2<o:p></o:p></span></p></td></tr><tr =
style=3D'height:15.0pt'><td width=3D240 nowrap valign=3Dbottom =
style=3D'width:2.5in;padding:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt;height:15.0pt'><p =
class=3DMsoNormal><span style=3D'color:black'>Eastern =
Tailed-blue<o:p></o:p></span></p></td><td width=3D47 nowrap =
valign=3Dbottom style=3D'width:35.0pt;padding:0in 5.4pt 0in =
5.4pt;height:15.0pt'><p class=3DMsoNormal align=3Dright =
style=3D'text-align:right'><span =
style=3D'color:black'>1<o:p></o:p></span></p></td></tr><tr =
style=3D'height:15.0pt'><td width=3D240 nowrap valign=3Dbottom =
style=3D'width:2.5in;padding:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt;height:15.0pt'><p =
class=3DMsoNormal><span style=3D'color:black'>CORAL =
HAIRSTREAK<o:p></o:p></span></p></td><td width=3D47 nowrap =
valign=3Dbottom style=3D'width:35.0pt;padding:0in 5.4pt 0in =
5.4pt;height:15.0pt'><p class=3DMsoNormal align=3Dright =
style=3D'text-align:right'><span =
style=3D'color:black'>6<o:p></o:p></span></p></td></tr><tr =
style=3D'height:15.0pt'><td width=3D240 nowrap valign=3Dbottom =
style=3D'width:2.5in;padding:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt;height:15.0pt'><p =
class=3DMsoNormal><span style=3D'color:black'>KING'S =
HAIRSTREAK<o:p></o:p></span></p></td><td width=3D47 nowrap =
valign=3Dbottom style=3D'width:35.0pt;padding:0in 5.4pt 0in =
5.4pt;height:15.0pt'><p class=3DMsoNormal align=3Dright =
style=3D'text-align:right'><span =
style=3D'color:black'>1<o:p></o:p></span></p></td></tr><tr =
style=3D'height:15.0pt'><td width=3D240 nowrap valign=3Dbottom =
style=3D'width:2.5in;padding:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt;height:15.0pt'><p =
class=3DMsoNormal><span style=3D'color:black'>Fiery =
Skipper<o:p></o:p></span></p></td><td width=3D47 nowrap valign=3Dbottom =
style=3D'width:35.0pt;padding:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt;height:15.0pt'><p =
class=3DMsoNormal align=3Dright style=3D'text-align:right'><span =
style=3D'color:black'>3<o:p></o:p></span></p></td></tr><tr =
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style=3D'width:2.5in;padding:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt;height:15.0pt'></td><td =
width=3D47 nowrap valign=3Dbottom style=3D'width:35.0pt;padding:0in =
5.4pt 0in 5.4pt;height:15.0pt'></td></tr></table><p =
class=3DMsoNormal><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p></div></body></html>
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