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Date: Mon, 22 Jun 2020 20:00:51 -0400
From: Harold White <halwhite...> [VA-MD-DE-Bugs] <VA-MD-DE-Bugs...>
Subject: Re: [VA-MD-DE-Bugs] Where are the butterflies??

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By all accounts, dragonfly numbers are way down this year compared to
previous years.
Hal White

On Mon, Jun 22, 2020 at 6:00 AM Sheryl Pollock <sopol...>
[VA-MD-DE-Bugs] <VA-MD-DE-Bugs...> wrote:

>
>
> I think the May freeze was responsible for losses. Sheryl
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> On Jun 21, 2020, at 10:08 PM, Harry Pavulaan <harrypav...>
> [VA-MD-DE-Bugs] <VA-MD-DE-Bugs...> wrote:
>
>
>
> 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
> Buddleia opening up but not one Skipper, no Cabbage Whites, no Nymphalids=
,
> nothing! This is how it=E2=80=99s been since mid-May when I counted, at =
best, a 5
> Summer Azure count one day on my Wafer Ash trees which usually act like a
> magnet for Summer Azures.
>
>
>
> About 2 weeks ago, a Giant Swallowtail passed through and I did
> subsequently find two eggs, which have not hatched and one appears black
> and shriveled. No mate for her? Does not surprise me with such low
> numbers.
>
>
>
> 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 weste=
rn
> 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
> Swallowtail of any kind!
>
>
>
> Yet I hear contradictory reports such as a =E2=80=9Cstrong flight=E2=80=
=9D of Appalachian
> Tigers (at Green Ridge?).
>
>
>
> Harry Pavulaan
>
>
>
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<p class=3D"MsoNormal">Odd how butterfly abundance seems patchy to the extr=
eme this season.=C2=A0 Here in Leesburg, VA. I have seen at best, maybe 10-=
15 all season, and most were Cabbage Whites fly-throughs.=C2=A0 My garden i=
s starting to bloom now, some Buddleia opening
up but not one Skipper, no Cabbage Whites, no Nymphalids, nothing!=C2=A0 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"><u></u>=C2=A0<u></u></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.=C2=A0 No mate for her?=C2=A0 Does not surprise me =
with such low numbers.=C2=A0
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<p class=3D"MsoNormal"><u></u>=C2=A0<u></u></p>
<p class=3D"MsoNormal">I have a report from Huntsville, AL. where things so=
und eerily similar to my observations.=C2=A0 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.=C2=A0 Not one Tiger Swallowtail of =
any kind!</p>
<p class=3D"MsoNormal"><u></u>=C2=A0<u></u></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>
<p class=3D"MsoNormal"><u></u>=C2=A0<u></u></p>
<p class=3D"MsoNormal">Harry Pavulaan</p>
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