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List: Carolina-Leps
Date: Mon, 22 Jun 2020 15:11:33 -0400
From: Harry LeGrand (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps...>
Subject: Granville Co., NC, butterflies

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Like Mike Turner and some others, I'm doing butterflies on the side while
looking for rare plants, birds, odonates, etc. I don't do well anymore
starting out just for butterflies!

So, I hit a site north of Butner today (June 22), from 9:20 - noonish,
after hiking around nearby Ledge Creek Conservation Area near Stem
earlier. Today was a day looking for rare plants, taking notes on birds,
and that's all. But, at Butner both *Asclepias syriaca* and *A. tuberosa*
were in full bloom in the powerline clearing, not to mention tons of purple
coneflowers still in bloom, so -- in gawking at the flowers, some
butterflies got in the way. Here is my list -- all for Butner unless
otherwise noted. Note that we are in the summer doldrums now in this area,
essentially between broods of most skippers, so -- no surprise I saw so few.

Pipevine Swallowtail 12 or more; most fresh males, very "frisky", flying
back and forth thru the clearing
E. Tiger Swallowtail 1
Cloudless Sulphur 1
Sleepy Orange 2
CORAL HAIRSTREAK 5 all fairly fresh; 2 on the butterflyweed, 3 on the
coneflowers; photos hopefully on Facebook
E. Tailed-Blue 2
Summer Azure 1 Ledge Creek site
Variegated Fritillary 1 worn surprised not to see any Great Spanged
Frits (males must be in aestivation)
Pearl Crescent 6
American Lady 25 most quite fresh, bit a few worn
Common Buckeye 20
Carolina Satyr 1
Monarch 1 caterpillar on Common Milkweed
Horace's Duskywing 4 fairly fresh; presumed start of second brood,
though first brood is very small
Fiery Skipper 1 male
Crossline Skipper 1 worn; very late in first brood; usually common here a
few weeks earlier
Dun Skipper 4 at least; fresh males and females

Harry LeGrand
Raleigh

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v><br></div><div>So, I hit a site north of Butner today (June 22), from 9:2=
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Stem earlier.=C2=A0 Today was a day looking for rare plants, taking notes o=
n birds, and that&#39;s all.=C2=A0 But, at Butner both <i>Asclepias syriaca=
</i> and <i>A. tuberosa</i> were in full bloom in the powerline clearing, n=
ot to mention tons of purple coneflowers still in bloom, so -- in gawking a=
t the flowers, some butterflies got in the way.=C2=A0 Here is my list -- al=
l for Butner unless otherwise noted.=C2=A0 Note that we are in the summer d=
oldrums now in this area, essentially between broods of most skippers, so -=
- no surprise I saw so few.<br></div><div><br></div><div>Pipevine Swallowta=
il=C2=A0 12 or more; most fresh males, very &quot;frisky&quot;, flying back=
and forth thru the clearing</div><div>E. Tiger Swallowtail=C2=A0 1<br></di=
v><div>Cloudless Sulphur 1</div><div>Sleepy Orange=C2=A0 2</div><div>CORAL =
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butterflyweed, 3 on the coneflowers; photos hopefully on Facebook<br></div=
><div>E. Tailed-Blue=C2=A0 2</div><div>Summer Azure=C2=A0=C2=A0 1=C2=A0=C2=
=A0=C2=A0 Ledge Creek site<br></div><div>Variegated Fritillary=C2=A0 1=C2=
=A0 worn=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0 surprised not to see any Great Spanged Frits (ma=
les must be in aestivation)<br></div><div>Pearl Crescent=C2=A0 6<br></div><=
div>American Lady=C2=A0 25=C2=A0=C2=A0 most quite fresh, bit a few worn<br>=
</div><div>Common Buckeye=C2=A0 20</div><div>Carolina Satyr=C2=A0 1</div><d=
iv>Monarch=C2=A0 1=C2=A0 caterpillar on Common Milkweed<br></div><div>Horac=
e&#39;s Duskywing=C2=A0 4=C2=A0=C2=A0 fairly fresh; presumed start of secon=
d brood, though first brood is very small<br></div><div>Fiery Skipper=C2=A0=
1=C2=A0 male<br></div><div>Crossline Skipper=C2=A0 1 worn; very late in fi=
rst brood; usually common here a few weeks earlier</div><div>Dun Skipper=C2=
=A0=C2=A0 4 at least; fresh males and females</div><div><br></div><div>Harr=
y LeGrand</div><div>Raleigh<br></div><div><br></div></div>

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