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Date: Tue, 30 Mar 2021 17:16:26 -0400
From: Harry LeGrand (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps...>
Subject: Re: A Trifecta of Elfins at Occoneechee Mtn SP

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Yes, I was there with the other 2 Lorikeets -- L. Arent and L. White, and
we DID get about 3 Brown Elfins and a fresh Henry's Elfin where Lori C.
told us and worked the Mountain Laurel patch with us. Maybe 30 minutes
later, she emailed me that she had found the Pine Elfin again, but stupidly
I didn't check my messages until I got home. (Around 2 pm, the 3 of us
were way north by the powerline anyway.) But, the 3 of us DID pour over
that patch of blue flowers -- near the ranger residence and big flowering
Redbud -- presumably the spot -- around noon and again at 300, as I knew
about her report there a few days ago. Jan poured salt into our wounds
soon after!

Yes, I've seen lots of E. Pine Elfins, but the Loris are looking for and
photographing butterflies, and it would have been a lifer for them. Well
-- there are a million places in NC where one could be lurking right now.
But --- so very easy to miss in a given year, even if you are getting out
every few days.

To her list and Jan's we can add 2 Cabbage Whites and a flyby male Black
Swallowtail. By my count, that's 11 species there today:

E. Tiger Swallowtail 12
Black Swallowtail 1
Sleepy Orange 0
Cabbage White 2
Falcate Orangetip 8+ nearly all females
Brown Elfin 3+
Henry's Elfin 1
E. Pine Elfin ouch!
Summer Azure 10
Question Mark 1
Juvenal's Duskywing 10 one newly emerged female, but otherwise males

Harry LeGrand
Raleigh

PS -- For data entry tonight into the Excel file, I will take the highest
count for a species of these 3 lists. Not a good idea to enter all 3 lists,
as they were at the same site on the same day.


On Tue, Mar 30, 2021 at 3:16 PM "Lori M. Carlson" <carolinaleps...>
wrote:

> Fellow Butterfliers,
> This afternoon John and I ventured forth to get our annual sightings of
> Brown
> and Henry's Elfins, which we did. And as luck would have it on the way
> back we
> sighted the Eastern Pine Elfin that I had seen on the 26th in the same
> location. We also sighted Harry LeGrand and I presume Lori White and Lori
> Arent, so a second trifecta, this time of Loris.
>
> Photos of all 3 : https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.flickr.com/photos/shrone/shares/JS340o__;!!OToaGQ!5YHTEKC64vzG5vugcOK4JTl-OenIlOnMIhudEjWSzgVmDIHA0qA8rv61f1i-7uIzsY0$
>
> Our list for today:
>
> Brown Elfin 5
> Henry's Elfin 1
> Eastern Pine Elfin 1
> Juvenal's Duskywing 6
> Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 7
> Question Mark 1
> Summer Azure 2
> Falcate Orangetip 4
>
> LMCarlson
> Backyard Butterflies
> Hillsborough, NC
>
>
>

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<div dir=3D"ltr"><div>Yes, I was there with the other 2 Lorikeets -- L. Are=
nt and L. White, and we DID get about 3 Brown Elfins and a fresh Henry&#39;=
s Elfin where Lori C. told us and worked the Mountain Laurel patch with us.=
=C2=A0 Maybe 30 minutes later, she emailed me that she had found the Pine E=
lfin again, but stupidly I didn&#39;t check my messages until I got home.=
=C2=A0 (Around 2 pm, the 3 of us were way north by the powerline anyway.)=
=C2=A0 But, the 3 of us DID pour over that patch of blue flowers -- near th=
e ranger residence and big flowering Redbud -- presumably the spot -- aroun=
d noon and again at 300, as I knew about her report there a few days ago.=
=C2=A0 Jan poured salt into our wounds soon after!</div><div><br></div><div=
>Yes, I&#39;ve seen lots of E. Pine Elfins, but the Loris are looking for a=
nd photographing butterflies, and it would have been a lifer for them.=C2=
=A0 Well -- there are a million places in NC where one could be lurking rig=
ht now. But --- so very easy to miss in a given year, even if you are getti=
ng out every few days.</div><div><br></div><div>To her list and Jan&#39;s w=
e can add 2 Cabbage Whites and a flyby male Black Swallowtail.=C2=A0 By my =
count, that&#39;s 11 species there today:</div><div><br></div><div>E. Tiger=
Swallowtail=C2=A0 12<br></div><div>Black Swallowtail=C2=A0=C2=A0 1<br></di=
v><div>Sleepy Orange=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0 0<br></div><div>Cabbage White=C2=A0 =
2<br></div><div>Falcate Orangetip=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0 8+=C2=A0 nearly all fem=
ales<br></div><div>Brown Elfin=C2=A0 3+<br></div><div>Henry&#39;s Elfin=C2=
=A0=C2=A0 1<br></div><div>E. Pine Elfin=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0 ouch!<br></div><d=
iv>Summer Azure=C2=A0=C2=A0 10<br></div><div>Question Mark=C2=A0=C2=A0 1<br=
></div><div>Juvenal&#39;s Duskywing=C2=A0=C2=A0 10=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0 one ne=
wly emerged female, but otherwise males<br></div><div><br></div><div>Harry =
LeGrand</div><div>Raleigh</div><div><br></div><div>PS -- For data entry ton=
ight into the Excel file, I will take the highest count for a species of th=
ese 3 lists. Not a good idea to enter all 3 lists, as they were at the same=
site on the same day.<br></div><div><br></div></div><br><div class=3D"gmai=
l_quote"><div dir=3D"ltr" class=3D"gmail_attr">On Tue, Mar 30, 2021 at 3:16=
PM &quot;Lori M. Carlson&quot; &lt;<a href=3D"mailto:<carolinaleps...>=
"><carolinaleps...></a>&gt; wrote:<br></div><blockquote class=3D"gmail_=
quote" style=3D"margin:0px 0px 0px 0.8ex;border-left:1px solid rgb(204,204,=
204);padding-left:1ex">Fellow Butterfliers,<br>
This afternoon John and I ventured forth to get our annual sightings of Bro=
wn<br>
and Henry&#39;s Elfins, which we did. And as luck would have it on the way =
back we<br>
sighted the Eastern Pine Elfin that I had seen on the 26th in the same<br>
location. We also sighted Harry LeGrand and I presume Lori White and Lori<b=
r>
Arent, so a second trifecta, this time of Loris.<br>
<br>
Photos of all 3 : <a href=3D"https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.flickr=
.com/photos/shrone/shares/JS340o__;!!OToaGQ!5YHTEKC64vzG5vugcOK4JTl-OenIlOn=
MIhudEjWSzgVmDIHA0qA8rv61f1i-7uIzsY0$" rel=3D"noreferrer" target=3D"_blank"=
>https://www.flickr.com/photos/shrone/shares/JS340o</a><br>
<br>
Our list for today:<br>
<br>
Brown Elfin 5<br>
Henry&#39;s Elfin 1<br>
Eastern Pine Elfin 1<br>
Juvenal&#39;s Duskywing 6<br>
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 7<br>
Question Mark 1<br>
Summer Azure 2<br>
Falcate Orangetip 4<br>
<br>
LMCarlson<br>
Backyard Butterflies<br>
Hillsborough, NC<br>
<br>
<br>
</blockquote></div>

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