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Date: Mon, 5 Oct 2020 00:24:09 +0000 (UTC)
From: JOHN DEMKO <jldemko...>
Subject: Yard Butterflies/Caterpillars Aiken, SC 10/4/2020

I did a yard butterfly survey today.=C2=A0 I started 12:47 PM and quit at 1=
:30 PM.=C2=A0 The following is a list of what I saw.

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Gulf Fritillary Butterflies 8

Gulf Fritillary Caterpillars 46 (minimum)

Ocola Skippers 10

Cloudy Skipper 1

Dun Skipper 1

Fiery Skipper 1

Cloudless Sulphurs 6

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The caterpillars were all on Blue Passionflower vines (Passiflora caerulea)=
as the Purple Passionflower vines (Passiflora incarnata) have been strippe=
d clean for at least two weeks.=C2=A0 During the survey I saw a female Gulf=
Fritillary butterfly laying eggs on the Blue Passionflower vines.=C2=A0 We=
have had the Blue Passionflowers for probably at least 15 years and they a=
re quite substantial.=C2=A0 This is only the second year for the Purple Pas=
sionflower vines.

=C2=A0John Demko
Aiken, SC