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Date: Mon, 22 Jun 2020 06:00:23 -0400
From: Sheryl Pollock <sopol...> [VA-MD-DE-Bugs] <VA-MD-DE-Bugs...>
Subject: Re: [VA-MD-DE-Bugs] Where are the butterflies??

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I think the May freeze was responsible for losses. Sheryl

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> On Jun 21, 2020, at 10:08 PM, Harry Pavulaan <harrypav...> [VA-MD-=
DE-Bugs] <VA-MD-DE-Bugs...> wrote:
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> Odd how butterfly abundance seems patchy to the extreme this season. Her=
e in Leesburg, VA. I have seen at best, maybe 10-15 all season, and most we=
re Cabbage Whites fly-throughs. My garden is starting to bloom now, some B=
uddleia opening up but not one Skipper, no Cabbage Whites, no Nymphalids, n=
othing! This is how it=E2=80=99s been since mid-May when I counted, at bes=
t, a 5 Summer Azure count one day on my Wafer Ash trees which usually act l=
ike a magnet for Summer Azures.
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> About 2 weeks ago, a Giant Swallowtail passed through and I did subsequen=
tly find two eggs, which have not hatched and one appears black and shrivel=
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> I have a report from Huntsville, AL. where things sound eerily similar to=
my observations. A week ago we went to the top of Blue Mountain in wester=
n Fauquier County and counted 4 Spicebush Swallowtails whereas any other ye=
ar they would be up there by the dozens or hundreds. Not one Tiger Swallow=
tail of any kind!
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> Yet I hear contradictory reports such as a =E2=80=9Cstrong flight=E2=80=
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I think the May freeze was responsible for losses. Sheryl<br><br><div id=3D=
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<br>On Jun 21, 2020, at 10:08 PM, Harry Pavulaan <a href=3D"mailto:harrypav=
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<p class=3D"MsoNormal">Odd how butterfly abundance seems patchy to the extr=
eme this season.&nbsp; Here in Leesburg, VA. I have seen at best, maybe 10-=
15 all season, and most were Cabbage Whites fly-throughs.&nbsp; My garden i=
s starting to bloom now, some Buddleia opening
up but not one Skipper, no Cabbage Whites, no Nymphalids, nothing!&nbsp; T=
his is how it=E2=80=99s been since mid-May when I counted, at best, a 5 Sum=
mer Azure count one day on my Wafer Ash trees which usually act like a magn=
et for Summer Azures.</p>
<p class=3D"MsoNormal"><o>&nbsp;</o></p>
<p class=3D"MsoNormal">About 2 weeks ago, a Giant Swallowtail passed throug=
h and I did subsequently find two eggs, which have not hatched and one appe=
ars black and shriveled.&nbsp; No mate for her?&nbsp; Does not surprise me =
with such low numbers.&nbsp;
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<p class=3D"MsoNormal">I have a report from Huntsville, AL. where things so=
und eerily similar to my observations.&nbsp; A week ago we went to the top =
of Blue Mountain in western Fauquier County and counted 4 Spicebush Swallow=
tails whereas any other year they would
be up there by the dozens or hundreds.&nbsp; Not one Tiger Swallowtail of =
any kind!</p>
<p class=3D"MsoNormal"><o>&nbsp;</o></p>
<p class=3D"MsoNormal">Yet I hear contradictory reports such as a =E2=80=9C=
strong flight=E2=80=9D of Appalachian Tigers (at Green Ridge?).</p>
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<p class=3D"MsoNormal">Harry Pavulaan</p>
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