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Date: Fri, 25 Sep 2020 12:44:53 -0400
From: 'billb55' via MassLep <masslep...>
Subject: RE: [MassLep] Tuesday GS Frit (and a few moths)

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Interesting observation that there are so few reports of Great Spangled Fri=
tillaries this month.=C2=A0 We have seen none for many weeks in the garden,=
though in midsummer we sometimes had several at once, and they were common=
for weeks.Today, of course, there is a Great Spangled in the garden.=C2=A0=
One of the most beat-up ones I've seen, but it must be monitoring masslep =
and was determined to be noticed.Otherwise, there have been nothing but Cab=
bage Whites, the occasional Monarch (one yesterday) and one Compton! in the=
dry, crispy, but very floriferous garden for the past couple of weeks.=C2=
=A0 No frost in our garden yet, though some around us have been lightly fro=
sted, more severely so down in the Valley.I'm currently stuck in front of t=
he computer for continuing education for the day (reptile and amphibian cir=
culatory system today), so a good day to catch up on emails!Enjoy the gorge=
ous day,BillSent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone
-------- Original message --------From: Josh <opihi...> Date: 9=
/24/20 8:57 PM (GMT-05:00) To: MassLep <masslep...> Subject=
: [MassLep] Tuesday GS Frit (and a few moths) Howdy folks,Our yard wildflow=
er meadow continues to bloom spectacularly, at this point mostly with New E=
ngland Aster and various sorts of goldenrod. Not many butterflies around, o=
verwhelmingly European Honeybees (or, as some of my pollinator-phile friend=
s call them, Pollen Pigs) and Northern Paper Wasps, with a scattering of ot=
her bees, wasps, flies, and the occasional Locust Borer.One exception: The =
day before yesterday, I walked into my wife=E2=80=99s office, which has a w=
indow facing this meadow. I looked outside and noticed a big orange butterf=
ly nectaring. I was expecting a Monarch, but it somehow looked wrong, so I =
kept watching it until I had the right view to ID it: Great Spangled Fritil=
lary. There were lots of these around in July, a few in August, but this wa=
s the first one I=E2=80=99ve seen in at least a few weeks. Looking at other=
s=E2=80=99 posts here on MassLep, I see only four others reported so far th=
is month: three from Newbury by Matthew Arey 9-3 and 9-13, and the fourth b=
y Jeff Boettner from Shelburne 9-7.=C2=A0It continues to be a slow year for=
me moth-wise (really need to buy some better lights before next spring). R=
ecent sightings at night by our porch lights have included a False Hemlock =
Looper (Nepytia canosaria) and a Pale-banded Dart (Agnorisma badinodis), wh=
ile a walk along the shore of the Quabbin yesterday brought me to a Yellow-=
collared Scape Moth (Cisseps fulvicollis) nectaring on some goldenrod.=C2=
=A0Cheers,JSR
Joshua S. Rose, Ph.D.Amherst, MAhttps://www.facebook.com/opihiVice-presiden=
t, Hampshire Bird Clubhttps://hampshirebirdclub.org/Northeast Chapter head,=
Dragonfly Society of=C2=A0the Americashttps://www.dragonflysocietyamericas=
.org/northeastdsaCitizen science pages:http://bugguide.net/user/view/2399ht=
tps://www.inaturalist.org/observations/opihimanhttps://ebird.org/profile/MT=
k1MTQw/US-MA=C2=A0

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<html><head><meta http-equiv=3D"Content-Type" content=3D"text/html; charset=
=3DUTF-8"></head><body dir=3D"auto"><div dir=3D"auto">Interesting observati=
on that there are so few reports of Great Spangled Fritillaries this month.=
&nbsp; We have seen none for many weeks in the garden, though in midsummer =
we sometimes had several at once, and they were common for weeks.</div><div=
dir=3D"auto"><br></div><div dir=3D"auto">Today, of course, there is a Grea=
t Spangled in the garden.&nbsp; One of the most beat-up ones I've seen, but=
it must be monitoring masslep and was determined to be noticed.</div><div =
dir=3D"auto"><br></div><div dir=3D"auto">Otherwise, there have been nothing=
but Cabbage Whites, the occasional Monarch (one yesterday) and one Compton=
! in the dry, crispy, but very floriferous garden for the past couple of we=
eks.&nbsp; No frost in our garden yet, though some around us have been ligh=
tly frosted, more severely so down in the Valley.</div><div dir=3D"auto"><b=
r></div><div dir=3D"auto">I'm currently stuck in front of the computer for =
continuing education for the day (reptile and amphibian circulatory system =
today), so a good day to catch up on emails!</div><div dir=3D"auto"><br></d=
iv><div dir=3D"auto">Enjoy the gorgeous day,</div><div dir=3D"auto">Bill</d=
iv><div dir=3D"auto"><br></div><div dir=3D"auto"><br></div><div id=3D"compo=
ser_signature" dir=3D"auto"><div style=3D"font-size:85%;color:#575757" dir=
=3D"auto">Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone</div></div><div d=
ir=3D"auto"><br></div><div><br></div><div style=3D"font-size:100%;color:#00=
0000" dir=3D"auto"></div><div style=3D"font-size:100%;color:#000000" dir=3D=
"auto"><!-- originalMessage --><div>-------- Original message --------</div=
><div>From: Josh &lt;<opihi...>&gt; </div><div>Date: 9/24/20 8:5=
7 PM (GMT-05:00) </div><div>To: MassLep &lt;<masslep...>&gt; <=
/div><div>Subject: [MassLep] Tuesday GS Frit (and a few moths) </div><div><=
br></div></div><div class=3D"">Howdy folks,</div><div class=3D""><br class=
=3D""></div><div class=3D"">Our yard wildflower meadow continues to bloom s=
pectacularly, at this point mostly with New England Aster and various sorts=
of goldenrod. Not many butterflies around, overwhelmingly European Honeybe=
es (or, as some of my pollinator-phile friends call them, Pollen Pigs) and =
Northern Paper Wasps, with a scattering of other bees, wasps, flies, and th=
e occasional Locust Borer.</div><div class=3D""><br class=3D""></div><div c=
lass=3D"">One exception: The day before yesterday, I walked into my wife=E2=
=80=99s office, which has a window facing this meadow. I looked outside and=
noticed a big orange butterfly nectaring. I was expecting a Monarch, but i=
t somehow looked wrong, so I kept watching it until I had the right view to=
ID it: Great Spangled Fritillary. There were lots of these around in July,=
a few in August, but this was the first one I=E2=80=99ve seen in at least =
a few weeks. Looking at others=E2=80=99 posts here on MassLep, I see only f=
our others reported so far this month: three from Newbury by Matthew Arey 9=
-3 and 9-13, and the fourth by Jeff Boettner from Shelburne 9-7.&nbsp;</div=
><div class=3D""><br class=3D""></div><div class=3D"">It continues to be a =
slow year for me moth-wise (really need to buy some better lights before ne=
xt spring). Recent sightings at night by our porch lights have included a F=
alse Hemlock Looper (<i class=3D"">Nepytia canosaria</i>) and a Pale-banded=
Dart (<i class=3D"">Agnorisma badinodis</i>), while a walk along the shore=
of the Quabbin yesterday brought me to a Yellow-collared Scape Moth (<i cl=
ass=3D"">Cisseps fulvicollis</i>) nectaring on some goldenrod.&nbsp;</div><=
div class=3D""><br class=3D""></div><div class=3D"">Cheers,</div><div class=
=3D""><br class=3D""></div><div class=3D"">JSR</div><div class=3D""><br cla=
ss=3D""></div><div class=3D""><br class=3D""></div><br class=3D""><div clas=
s=3D"">
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yle=3D"text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; word-wrap: break-word; -webkit-=
nbsp-mode: space; line-break: after-white-space;" class=3D""><div style=3D"=
text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; word-wrap: break-word; -webkit-nbsp-mo=
de: space; line-break: after-white-space;" class=3D""><div style=3D"text-al=
ign: start; text-indent: 0px; word-wrap: break-word; -webkit-nbsp-mode: spa=
ce; line-break: after-white-space;" class=3D""><div style=3D"text-align: st=
art; text-indent: 0px; word-wrap: break-word; -webkit-nbsp-mode: space; lin=
e-break: after-white-space;" class=3D""><div style=3D"text-align: start; te=
xt-indent: 0px; word-wrap: break-word; -webkit-nbsp-mode: space; line-break=
: after-white-space;" class=3D""><div style=3D"word-wrap: break-word; -webk=
it-nbsp-mode: space; line-break: after-white-space;" class=3D""><div style=
=3D"color: rgb(0, 0, 0); letter-spacing: normal; text-transform: none; whit=
e-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; text-al=
ign: start; text-indent: 0px;">Joshua S. Rose, Ph.D.<br class=3D"">Amherst,=
MA</div><div style=3D"color: rgb(0, 0, 0); letter-spacing: normal; text-tr=
ansform: none; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-=
width: 0px; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px;"><a href=3D"https://www.fa=
cebook.com/opihi" class=3D"">https://www.facebook.com/opihi</a><br class=3D=
""></div><div style=3D"color: rgb(0, 0, 0); letter-spacing: normal; text-tr=
ansform: none; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-=
width: 0px; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px;"><br class=3D""></div><div=
style=3D"color: rgb(0, 0, 0); letter-spacing: normal; text-transform: none=
; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; t=
ext-align: start; text-indent: 0px;">Vice-president, Hampshire Bird Club</d=
iv><div style=3D"color: rgb(0, 0, 0); letter-spacing: normal; text-transfor=
m: none; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width:=
0px; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px;"><a href=3D"https://hampshirebir=
dclub.org/" class=3D"">https://hampshirebirdclub.org/</a></div><div style=
=3D"color: rgb(0, 0, 0); letter-spacing: normal; text-transform: none; whit=
e-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; text-al=
ign: start; text-indent: 0px;"><br class=3D""></div><div style=3D"color: rg=
b(0, 0, 0); letter-spacing: normal; text-transform: none; white-space: norm=
al; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; text-align: start; t=
ext-indent: 0px;">Northeast Chapter head, Dragonfly Society of&nbsp;the Ame=
ricas</div><div style=3D"color: rgb(0, 0, 0); letter-spacing: normal; text-=
transform: none; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-strok=
e-width: 0px; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px;"><a href=3D"https://www.=
dragonflysocietyamericas.org/northeastdsa" class=3D"">https://www.dragonfly=
societyamericas.org/northeastdsa</a></div><div style=3D"color: rgb(0, 0, 0)=
; letter-spacing: normal; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; word-s=
pacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; text-align: start; text-indent=
: 0px;"><br class=3D""></div><div style=3D"color: rgb(0, 0, 0); letter-spac=
ing: normal; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; =
-webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px;">Citiz=
en science pages:</div><div style=3D"color: rgb(0, 0, 0); letter-spacing: n=
ormal; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; -webki=
t-text-stroke-width: 0px; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px;"><a href=3D"=
http://bugguide.net/user/view/2399" class=3D"">http://bugguide.net/user/vie=
w/2399</a></div><div style=3D"text-align: start; text-indent: 0px;"><a href=
=3D"https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/opihiman" class=3D"">https://w=
ww.inaturalist.org/observations/opihiman</a></div><div style=3D"text-align:=
start; text-indent: 0px;"><a href=3D"https://ebird.org/profile/MTk1MTQw/US=
-MA" class=3D"">https://ebird.org/profile/MTk1MTQw/US-MA</a>&nbsp;</div><di=
v style=3D"text-align: start; text-indent: 0px;"><br class=3D""></div></div=
></div></div></div></div></div></div><br class=3D"Apple-interchange-newline=
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