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Date: Sat, 13 Jun 2020 09:48:41 -0400 (GMT-04:00)
From: Jules (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps...>
Subject: Fw: Backyard leps

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-----Forwarded Message-----
>From: Jules <jlfray...>
>Sent: Jun 13, 2020 9:41 AM
>To: "<carolinaleps-owner...>" <carolinaleps-owner...>
>Subject: Backyard leps
>One Azure species hiding in Yellow Woodsorrel
>a unidentified blackish swallowtail a few weeks ago over my neighbors house.
>Compared to last year the lack of leps in my backyard is dramatic.
>Except for fireflies in the hundreds!(which I report to Mass Audubon Firefly Watch) some in my garden yard and trees, but mostly in my adjoining neighbors large un mowed field and surrounding hedgerow and trees, there has been so far very few flying insects this year. ie bees,hoverflies and wasps etc. A few nights ago before a thunderstorm the hedgerow mentioned above was flckering rapidly like a christmas tree!
>I have blooming lantana and zinnas but no leps or bumblebees visiting them like last year. Sorry but,Its depressing :)
>Glad that others are seeing them in the field. Not sure what caused the crash of insects in my part of Charlotte. There has been no large spraying that I know of.
>Hoping July through September things will improve.
>Jules Fraytet