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Date: Mon, 23 Aug 2021 20:23:59 -0400
From: Jeff Pippen (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps...>
Subject: Durham Butterfly Count Results from 8/15/2021


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Butterfliers,

The annual Durham Butterfly Count, part of the NABA program, was conducted =
15 Aug 2021. Overnight rains and overcast morning skies impeded the beginn=
ing of the count, and thunderstorms rolling in between 3 and 4pm impeded th=
e end of the day. However, we still managed a pretty decent count day with=
8 parties in the field and 12 field observers plus two garden watchers. M=
any thanks to everyone who participated!!

We tallied 54 species, slightly below the 21 year average of 56 species. T=
he highlight was a Harvester found by Brian Bockhahn, only the 4th time the=
y=E2=80=99ve been recorded on this count. While we rarely rack up double d=
igit numbers of American or Painted Lady on this survey, we sadly missed bo=
th species altogether. (Ironically, the first butterfly I found in my yard=
the next day was an American Lady!) We also missed Silvery Checkerspot th=
is year, which has only happened a few times in the past. Some years we ta=
lly triple digits of this species!

Here are the full results, mostly from Durham County with a few from Orange=
County, NC.

Pipevine Swallowtail 25
Black Swallowtail 23
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 357
Spicebush Swallowtail 72
Cabbage White 2
Orange Sulphur 2
Cloudless Sulphur 225
Little Yellow 1
Sleepy Orange 180
Harvester 1
Gray Hairstreak 10
Red-banded Hairstreak 4
Eastern Tailed-Blue 79
Summer Azure 17
American Snout 5
Variegated Fritillary 81
Great Spangled Fritillary 1
Pearl Crescent 102
Question Mark 2
Eastern Comma 3
Red Admiral 19
Common Buckeye 58
Red-spotted Purple 17
Viceroy 2
Hackberry Emperor 34
Northern Pearly-eye 14
Appalachian Brown 6
Gemmed Satyr 3
Carolina Satyr 245
Common Wood-Nymph 3
Monarch 58
Silver-spotted Skipper 223
Long-tailed Skipper 1
Hoary Edge 2
Southern Cloudywing 4
Northern Cloudywing 1
Horace's Duskywing 14
Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
Com. Checkered-Skipper 12
Swarthy Skipper 8
Clouded Skipper 32
Least Skipper 32
Fiery Skipper 136
Tawny-edged Skipper 1
Crossline Skipper 11
Southern Broken-Dash 3
Northern Broken-Dash 1
Little Glassywing 75
Sachem 198
Delaware Skipper 2
Zabulon Skipper 69
Dun Skipper 13
Eufala Skipper 2
Ocola Skipper 30

Good Butterflying!
Jeff
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=3Dutf-8"></head><body style=3D"word-wrap: break-word; -webkit-nbsp-mode: s=
pace; -webkit-line-break: after-white-space;" class=3D"">Butterfliers,<div =
class=3D""><br class=3D""></div><div class=3D"">The annual Durham Butterfly=
Count, part of the NABA program, was conducted 15 Aug 2021. &nbsp;Overnigh=
t rains and overcast morning skies impeded the beginning of the count, and =
thunderstorms rolling in between 3 and 4pm impeded the end of the day. &nbs=
p;However, we still managed a pretty decent count day with 8 parties in the=
field and 12 field observers plus two garden watchers. &nbsp;Many thanks t=
o everyone who participated!!</div><div class=3D""><br class=3D""></div><di=
v class=3D"">We tallied 54 species, slightly below the 21 year average of 5=
6 species. &nbsp;The highlight was a Harvester found by Brian Bockhahn, onl=
y the 4th time they=E2=80=99ve been recorded on this count. &nbsp;While we =
rarely rack up double digit numbers of American or Painted Lady on this sur=
vey, we sadly missed both species altogether. &nbsp;(Ironically, the first =
butterfly I found in my yard the next day was an American Lady!) &nbsp;We a=
lso missed Silvery Checkerspot this year, which has only happened a few tim=
es in the past. &nbsp;Some years we tally triple digits of this species!</d=
iv><div class=3D""><br class=3D""></div><div class=3D"">Here are the full r=
esults, mostly from Durham County with a few from Orange County, NC.</div><=
div class=3D""><br class=3D""></div><div class=3D"">









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<colgroup class=3D""><col width=3D"148" style=3D"mso-width-source:userset;=
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<col width=3D"34" style=3D"mso-width-source:userset;mso-width-alt:1450;wid=
th:34pt" class=3D"">
</colgroup><tbody class=3D""><tr height=3D"15" style=3D"height:15.0pt" cla=
ss=3D"">
<td height=3D"15" width=3D"148" style=3D"height:15.0pt;width:148pt" class=
=3D"">Pipevine
Swallowtail</td>
<td align=3D"right" width=3D"34" style=3D"width:34pt" class=3D"">25</td>
</tr>
<tr height=3D"15" style=3D"height:15.0pt" class=3D"">
<td height=3D"15" style=3D"height:15.0pt" class=3D"">Black Swallowtail</t=
d>
<td align=3D"right" class=3D"">23</td>
</tr>
<tr height=3D"15" style=3D"height:15.0pt" class=3D"">
<td height=3D"15" style=3D"height:15.0pt" class=3D"">Eastern Tiger Swallo=
wtail</td>
<td align=3D"right" class=3D"">357</td>
</tr>
<tr height=3D"15" style=3D"height:15.0pt" class=3D"">
<td height=3D"15" style=3D"height:15.0pt" class=3D"">Spicebush Swallowtai=
l</td>
<td align=3D"right" class=3D"">72</td>
</tr>
<tr height=3D"15" style=3D"height:15.0pt" class=3D"">
<td height=3D"15" style=3D"height:15.0pt" class=3D"">Cabbage White</td>
<td align=3D"right" class=3D"">2</td>
</tr>
<tr height=3D"15" style=3D"height:15.0pt" class=3D"">
<td height=3D"15" style=3D"height:15.0pt" class=3D"">Orange Sulphur</td>
<td align=3D"right" class=3D"">2</td>
</tr>
<tr height=3D"15" style=3D"height:15.0pt" class=3D"">
<td height=3D"15" style=3D"height:15.0pt" class=3D"">Cloudless Sulphur</t=
d>
<td align=3D"right" class=3D"">225</td>
</tr>
<tr height=3D"15" style=3D"height:15.0pt" class=3D"">
<td height=3D"15" style=3D"height:15.0pt" class=3D"">Little Yellow</td>
<td align=3D"right" class=3D"">1</td>
</tr>
<tr height=3D"15" style=3D"height:15.0pt" class=3D"">
<td height=3D"15" style=3D"height:15.0pt" class=3D"">Sleepy Orange</td>
<td align=3D"right" class=3D"">180</td>
</tr>
<tr height=3D"15" style=3D"height:15.0pt" class=3D"">
<td height=3D"15" style=3D"height:15.0pt" class=3D"">Harvester</td>
<td align=3D"right" class=3D"">1</td>
</tr>
<tr height=3D"15" style=3D"height:15.0pt" class=3D"">
<td height=3D"15" style=3D"height:15.0pt" class=3D"">Gray Hairstreak</td>
<td align=3D"right" class=3D"">10</td>
</tr>
<tr height=3D"15" style=3D"height:15.0pt" class=3D"">
<td height=3D"15" style=3D"height:15.0pt" class=3D"">Red-banded Hairstrea=
k</td>
<td align=3D"right" class=3D"">4</td>
</tr>
<tr height=3D"15" style=3D"height:15.0pt" class=3D"">
<td height=3D"15" style=3D"height:15.0pt" class=3D"">Eastern Tailed-Blue<=
/td>
<td align=3D"right" class=3D"">79</td>
</tr>
<tr height=3D"15" style=3D"height:15.0pt" class=3D"">
<td height=3D"15" style=3D"height:15.0pt" class=3D"">Summer Azure</td>
<td align=3D"right" class=3D"">17</td>
</tr>
<tr height=3D"15" style=3D"height:15.0pt" class=3D"">
<td height=3D"15" style=3D"height:15.0pt" class=3D"">American Snout</td>
<td align=3D"right" class=3D"">5</td>
</tr>
<tr height=3D"15" style=3D"height:15.0pt" class=3D"">
<td height=3D"15" style=3D"height:15.0pt" class=3D"">Variegated Fritillar=
y</td>
<td align=3D"right" class=3D"">81</td>
</tr>
<tr height=3D"15" style=3D"height:15.0pt" class=3D"">
<td height=3D"15" style=3D"height:15.0pt" class=3D"">Great Spangled Friti=
llary</td>
<td align=3D"right" class=3D"">1</td>
</tr>
<tr height=3D"15" style=3D"height:15.0pt" class=3D"">
<td height=3D"15" style=3D"height:15.0pt" class=3D"">Pearl Crescent</td>
<td align=3D"right" class=3D"">102</td>
</tr>
<tr height=3D"15" style=3D"height:15.0pt" class=3D"">
<td height=3D"15" style=3D"height:15.0pt" class=3D"">Question Mark</td>
<td align=3D"right" class=3D"">2</td>
</tr>
<tr height=3D"15" style=3D"height:15.0pt" class=3D"">
<td height=3D"15" style=3D"height:15.0pt" class=3D"">Eastern Comma</td>
<td align=3D"right" class=3D"">3</td>
</tr>
<tr height=3D"15" style=3D"height:15.0pt" class=3D"">
<td height=3D"15" style=3D"height:15.0pt" class=3D"">Red Admiral</td>
<td align=3D"right" class=3D"">19</td>
</tr>
<tr height=3D"15" style=3D"height:15.0pt" class=3D"">
<td height=3D"15" style=3D"height:15.0pt" class=3D"">Common Buckeye</td>
<td align=3D"right" class=3D"">58</td>
</tr>
<tr height=3D"15" style=3D"height:15.0pt" class=3D"">
<td height=3D"15" style=3D"height:15.0pt" class=3D"">Red-spotted Purple</=
td>
<td align=3D"right" class=3D"">17</td>
</tr>
<tr height=3D"15" style=3D"height:15.0pt" class=3D"">
<td height=3D"15" style=3D"height:15.0pt" class=3D"">Viceroy</td>
<td align=3D"right" class=3D"">2</td>
</tr>
<tr height=3D"15" style=3D"height:15.0pt" class=3D"">
<td height=3D"15" style=3D"height:15.0pt" class=3D"">Hackberry Emperor</t=
d>
<td align=3D"right" class=3D"">34</td>
</tr>
<tr height=3D"15" style=3D"height:15.0pt" class=3D"">
<td height=3D"15" style=3D"height:15.0pt" class=3D"">Northern Pearly-eye<=
/td>
<td align=3D"right" class=3D"">14</td>
</tr>
<tr height=3D"15" style=3D"height:15.0pt" class=3D"">
<td height=3D"15" style=3D"height:15.0pt" class=3D"">Appalachian Brown</t=
d>
<td align=3D"right" class=3D"">6</td>
</tr>
<tr height=3D"15" style=3D"height:15.0pt" class=3D"">
<td height=3D"15" style=3D"height:15.0pt" class=3D"">Gemmed Satyr</td>
<td align=3D"right" class=3D"">3</td>
</tr>
<tr height=3D"15" style=3D"height:15.0pt" class=3D"">
<td height=3D"15" style=3D"height:15.0pt" class=3D"">Carolina Satyr</td>
<td align=3D"right" class=3D"">245</td>
</tr>
<tr height=3D"15" style=3D"height:15.0pt" class=3D"">
<td height=3D"15" style=3D"height:15.0pt" class=3D"">Common Wood-Nymph</t=
d>
<td align=3D"right" class=3D"">3</td>
</tr>
<tr height=3D"15" style=3D"height:15.0pt" class=3D"">
<td height=3D"15" style=3D"height:15.0pt" class=3D"">Monarch</td>
<td align=3D"right" class=3D"">58</td>
</tr>
<tr height=3D"15" style=3D"height:15.0pt" class=3D"">
<td height=3D"15" style=3D"height:15.0pt" class=3D"">Silver-spotted Skipp=
er</td>
<td align=3D"right" class=3D"">223</td>
</tr>
<tr height=3D"15" style=3D"height:15.0pt" class=3D"">
<td height=3D"15" style=3D"height:15.0pt" class=3D"">Long-tailed Skipper<=
/td>
<td align=3D"right" class=3D"">1</td>
</tr>
<tr height=3D"15" style=3D"height:15.0pt" class=3D"">
<td height=3D"15" style=3D"height:15.0pt" class=3D"">Hoary Edge</td>
<td align=3D"right" class=3D"">2</td>
</tr>
<tr height=3D"15" style=3D"height:15.0pt" class=3D"">
<td height=3D"15" style=3D"height:15.0pt" class=3D"">Southern Cloudywing<=
/td>
<td align=3D"right" class=3D"">4</td>
</tr>
<tr height=3D"15" style=3D"height:15.0pt" class=3D"">
<td height=3D"15" style=3D"height:15.0pt" class=3D"">Northern Cloudywing<=
/td>
<td align=3D"right" class=3D"">1</td>
</tr>
<tr height=3D"15" style=3D"height:15.0pt" class=3D"">
<td height=3D"15" style=3D"height:15.0pt" class=3D"">Horace's Duskywing</=
td>
<td align=3D"right" class=3D"">14</td>
</tr>
<tr height=3D"15" style=3D"height:15.0pt" class=3D"">
<td height=3D"15" style=3D"height:15.0pt" class=3D"">Wild Indigo Duskywin=
g</td>
<td align=3D"right" class=3D"">1</td>
</tr>
<tr height=3D"15" style=3D"height:15.0pt" class=3D"">
<td height=3D"15" style=3D"height:15.0pt" class=3D"">Com. Checkered-Skipp=
er</td>
<td align=3D"right" class=3D"">12</td>
</tr>
<tr height=3D"15" style=3D"height:15.0pt" class=3D"">
<td height=3D"15" style=3D"height:15.0pt" class=3D"">Swarthy Skipper</td>
<td align=3D"right" class=3D"">8</td>
</tr>
<tr height=3D"15" style=3D"height:15.0pt" class=3D"">
<td height=3D"15" style=3D"height:15.0pt" class=3D"">Clouded Skipper</td>
<td align=3D"right" class=3D"">32</td>
</tr>
<tr height=3D"15" style=3D"height:15.0pt" class=3D"">
<td height=3D"15" style=3D"height:15.0pt" class=3D"">Least Skipper</td>
<td align=3D"right" class=3D"">32</td>
</tr>
<tr height=3D"15" style=3D"height:15.0pt" class=3D"">
<td height=3D"15" style=3D"height:15.0pt" class=3D"">Fiery Skipper</td>
<td align=3D"right" class=3D"">136</td>
</tr>
<tr height=3D"15" style=3D"height:15.0pt" class=3D"">
<td height=3D"15" style=3D"height:15.0pt" class=3D"">Tawny-edged Skipper<=
/td>
<td align=3D"right" class=3D"">1</td>
</tr>
<tr height=3D"15" style=3D"height:15.0pt" class=3D"">
<td height=3D"15" style=3D"height:15.0pt" class=3D"">Crossline Skipper</t=
d>
<td align=3D"right" class=3D"">11</td>
</tr>
<tr height=3D"15" style=3D"height:15.0pt" class=3D"">
<td height=3D"15" style=3D"height:15.0pt" class=3D"">Southern Broken-Dash=
</td>
<td align=3D"right" class=3D"">3</td>
</tr>
<tr height=3D"15" style=3D"height:15.0pt" class=3D"">
<td height=3D"15" style=3D"height:15.0pt" class=3D"">Northern Broken-Dash=
</td>
<td align=3D"right" class=3D"">1</td>
</tr>
<tr height=3D"15" style=3D"height:15.0pt" class=3D"">
<td height=3D"15" style=3D"height:15.0pt" class=3D"">Little Glassywing</t=
d>
<td align=3D"right" class=3D"">75</td>
</tr>
<tr height=3D"15" style=3D"height:15.0pt" class=3D"">
<td height=3D"15" style=3D"height:15.0pt" class=3D"">Sachem</td>
<td align=3D"right" class=3D"">198</td>
</tr>
<tr height=3D"15" style=3D"height:15.0pt" class=3D"">
<td height=3D"15" style=3D"height:15.0pt" class=3D"">Delaware Skipper</td>
<td align=3D"right" class=3D"">2</td>
</tr>
<tr height=3D"15" style=3D"height:15.0pt" class=3D"">
<td height=3D"15" style=3D"height:15.0pt" class=3D"">Zabulon Skipper</td>
<td align=3D"right" class=3D"">69</td>
</tr>
<tr height=3D"15" style=3D"height:15.0pt" class=3D"">
<td height=3D"15" style=3D"height:15.0pt" class=3D"">Dun Skipper</td>
<td align=3D"right" class=3D"">13</td>
</tr>
<tr height=3D"15" style=3D"height:15.0pt" class=3D"">
<td height=3D"15" style=3D"height:15.0pt" class=3D"">Eufala Skipper</td>
<td align=3D"right" class=3D"">2</td>
</tr>
<tr height=3D"15" style=3D"height:15.0pt" class=3D"">
<td height=3D"15" style=3D"height:15.0pt" class=3D"">Ocola Skipper</td>
<td align=3D"right" class=3D"">30</td>
</tr>
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v><div class=3D"">Good Butterflying!</div><div class=3D"">Jeff</div><div cl=
ass=3D"">ps. Stay tuned to&nbsp;<a href=3D"https://urldefense.com/v3/__http=
s://www.jeffpippen.com/butterflies/durhamcount.htm__;!!OToaGQ!69t-c1pLx29Bz=
5j2lQromkx9P_xm7ctoJc9d0h6EIFgVieuqYpSEQAsspDe-8XOUs7o$" class=3D"">https:/=
/www.jeffpippen.com/butterflies/durhamcount.htm</a> for updates on next yea=
r=E2=80=99s survey and compiled results!</div><div class=3D""><br class=3D"=
"></div><div class=3D"">
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break: after-white-space;" class=3D""><div class=3D""><div class=3D"">--</d=
iv><div class=3D"">Jeffrey S. Pippen</div><div class=3D"">Durham, NC&nbsp;<=
/div><div class=3D""><a href=3D"https://urldefense.com/v3/__http://www.jeff=
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QAsspDe-S5hW0YM$" class=3D"">http://www.jeffpippen.com/</a></div></div></di=
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