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List: Carolina-Leps
Date: Sun, 4 Apr 2021 15:32:59 -0400
From: Jan Hansen (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps...>
Subject: =?utf-8?Q?Richmond_County_Butterflies-April_4-Giant_Yucca-Skippe?= =?utf-8?Q?r_&_Hessel=E2=80=99s_Hairstreak?=

I spent 4.5 hours roaming the Sandhills Gamelands in Richmond County and ha=
d my best day of the year thus far with 16 species including several Hessel=
=E2=80=99s Hairstreaks and 2 Yucca Giant-Skippers. What a difference some s=
unshine and warm temps make. Best bird was an early Eastern Kingbird and I =
also had my third encounter of the year with Selys=E2=80=99s Sundragon. I=
=E2=80=99ll post photos of the Hessel=E2=80=99s and Giant-Skipper to the le=
ps FB page later. The complete list follows.=20

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail-18
Spicebush Swallowtail-28
Palamedes Swallowtail-1
Cloudless Sulphur-1
Great Purple Hairstreak-1
Eastern Tailed-Blue-8
Summer Azure-6
Variegated Fritillary-3
Pearl Crescent-4
American Lady-1
Common Buckeye-5
Sleepy Duskywing-16
Juvenal=E2=80=99s Duskywing-2
Zarucco Duskywing

Jan Hansen
Chapel Hill NC

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