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Date: Sun, 5 Sep 2021 19:39:59 -0700
From: Heather Rayburn (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps...>
Subject: 9-3-21 Mt. Mitchell ... one Green Comma


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Hi All,

I spent four hours (12-4 pm) hiking around Mt. Mitchell this Friday, Sept. =
3, hoping to spot a Green Comma. It was gorgeous up there and I didn=E2=80=
=99t run into too many people. I=E2=80=99m still a rank amateur when it com=
es to this but have spent a good bit of time staring at my pics and books t=
his weekend. I saw two anglewings, and the one I suspected was a Green Comm=
a was confirmed by Gail Lankford. Here=E2=80=99s what I found on Friday th=
at I feel confident listing:

Cabbage White <https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.flickr.com/photos/19=
0206870@N03/51425506334/in/dateposted-public/__;!!OToaGQ!81MnmARHbbXzCjKhGB=
yzCm6mMxu5g7q6shV7DGN43dMSN2Ib5GLURJ3hjnPhACv5-qg$ >- 2

Orange or Clouded Sulphur <https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.flickr.c=
om/photos/190206870@N03/51425448509/in/dateposted-public/__;!!OToaGQ!81MnmA=
RHbbXzCjKhGByzCm6mMxu5g7q6shV7DGN43dMSN2Ib5GLURJ3hjnPhNtsTxeo$ > - 1 (I=E2=
=80=99ve stared at the books/pic today, and I can=E2=80=99t tell the differ=
ence to save my life.)

Question Mark - 1 (dorsal side here <https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://ww=
w.flickr.com/photos/190206870@N03/51428518375/in/dateposted-public/__;!!OTo=
aGQ!81MnmARHbbXzCjKhGByzCm6mMxu5g7q6shV7DGN43dMSN2Ib5GLURJ3hjnPhBny6QDg$ >;=
ventral side here <https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.flickr.com/phot=
os/190206870@N03/51428296959/in/dateposted-public/__;!!OToaGQ!81MnmARHbbXzC=
jKhGByzCm6mMxu5g7q6shV7DGN43dMSN2Ib5GLURJ3hjnPh41rWF-A$ >.) I got a snap of=
the identifying =E2=80=9Cquestion mark=E2=80=9D and also went by the laven=
der border.

Green Comma - 1 =E2=80=A6 OK, the book says for ID, =E2=80=9CThe innermost =
black spot on the trailing FW dot row is doubled across the vein.=E2=80=9D =
Gail says, "Notice the deep orange and the double spot (nearest body) on t=
he forewing; that is the easiest tell. Seeing the green border on back of w=
ings is usually impossible.=E2=80=9D Sorry to sound dumb, but could someone=
confirm that the part I have circled on this cropped version <https://urld=
efense.com/v3/__https://www.flickr.com/photos/190206870@N03/51428022928/in/=
dateposted-public/__;!!OToaGQ!81MnmARHbbXzCjKhGByzCm6mMxu5g7q6shV7DGN43dMSN=
2Ib5GLURJ3hjnPhhiPchwc$ > of my original photo <https://urldefense.com/v3/_=
_https://www.flickr.com/photos/190206870@N03/51428009888/in/dateposted-publ=
ic/__;!!OToaGQ!81MnmARHbbXzCjKhGByzCm6mMxu5g7q6shV7DGN43dMSN2Ib5GLURJ3hjnPh=
GB81JlM$ > is correct?

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (yellow) - 5
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (female, black) - 2

Spicebush Swallowtail - 1

Gray Hairstreak <https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.flickr.com/photos/=
190206870@N03/51428870640/in/dateposted-public/__;!!OToaGQ!81MnmARHbbXzCjKh=
GByzCm6mMxu5g7q6shV7DGN43dMSN2Ib5GLURJ3hjnPhzBuh7ow$ > - 2

Common Sootywing <https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.flickr.com/photos=
/190206870@N03/51428170728/in/dateposted-public/__;!!OToaGQ!81MnmARHbbXzCjK=
hGByzCm6mMxu5g7q6shV7DGN43dMSN2Ib5GLURJ3hjnPhSXIO9tE$ > on road =E2=80=94 2=
(I am not 100% on this ID, but it does agree with my book plus I feel good=
about =E2=80=9Cduskywing" because the BF would land with its wings flat =
=E2=80=A6 then quickly fold them up to keep me from getting a good look.)

Eastern Tail Blue =E2=80=94 1

Pipevine ST <https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.flickr.com/photos/1902=
06870@N03/51428237493/in/dateposted-public/__;!!OToaGQ!81MnmARHbbXzCjKhGByz=
Cm6mMxu5g7q6shV7DGN43dMSN2Ib5GLURJ3hjnPhldOZOcg$ > =E2=80=94 2

Zabulon Skipper <https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.flickr.com/photos/=
190206870@N03/51427230752/in/dateposted-public/__;!!OToaGQ!81MnmARHbbXzCjKh=
GByzCm6mMxu5g7q6shV7DGN43dMSN2Ib5GLURJ3hjnPhd4eccoQ$ > =E2=80=94 7

Also:
Eastern Pondhawk <https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.flickr.com/photos=
/190206870@N03/51425601569/in/dateposted-public/__;!!OToaGQ!81MnmARHbbXzCjK=
hGByzCm6mMxu5g7q6shV7DGN43dMSN2Ib5GLURJ3hjnPhaDxkYNs$ >-1
Dark-eyed Junco <https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.flickr.com/photos/=
190206870@N03/51423985797/in/dateposted-public/__;!!OToaGQ!81MnmARHbbXzCjKh=
GByzCm6mMxu5g7q6shV7DGN43dMSN2Ib5GLURJ3hjnPheenTt8M$ > =E2=80=94 lots
White-striped Black Moth -2 (no pics)
Small White Grass-Veneer <https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.flickr.co=
m/photos/190206870@N03/51428558804/in/dateposted-public/__;!!OToaGQ!81MnmAR=
HbbXzCjKhGByzCm6mMxu5g7q6shV7DGN43dMSN2Ib5GLURJ3hjnPhFALCEEA$ > moth =E2=80=
=94 4


________________________
In other news, my yard is hopping:

Yesterday, in my urban Asheville yard, I found my first ever Question Mark=
=C2=A0 <https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.flickr.com/photos/190206870=
@N03/51423801397/in/dateposted-public/__;!!OToaGQ!81MnmARHbbXzCjKhGByzCm6mM=
xu5g7q6shV7DGN43dMSN2Ib5GLURJ3hjnPhgoLJhV8$ >caterpillar on a volunteer Hac=
kberry. I saw an adult American Snout sitting on a leaf and a few days ago =
spotted my first Hackberry Emperor <https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www=
.flickr.com/photos/190206870@N03/51425053463/in/dateposted-public/__;!!OToa=
GQ!81MnmARHbbXzCjKhGByzCm6mMxu5g7q6shV7DGN43dMSN2Ib5GLURJ3hjnPhXZFR2YU$ > h=
anging out on my car window. I also finally have Pipevine Swallowtail cater=
pillars <https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.flickr.com/photos/19020687=
0@N03/51425796990/in/dateposted-public/__;!!OToaGQ!81MnmARHbbXzCjKhGByzCm6m=
Mxu5g7q6shV7DGN43dMSN2Ib5GLURJ3hjnPh6kX29EM$ > on my Pipevine. Yippie! And =
first Monarchs <https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.flickr.com/photos/1=
90206870@N03/51425803250/in/dateposted-public/__;!!OToaGQ!81MnmARHbbXzCjKhG=
ByzCm6mMxu5g7q6shV7DGN43dMSN2Ib5GLURJ3hjnPhRyaQgu8$ > of late summer on 8/2=
1/21. First Gulf Frit <https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.flickr.com/p=
hotos/190206870@N03/51428269574/in/dateposted-public/__;!!OToaGQ!81MnmARHbb=
XzCjKhGByzCm6mMxu5g7q6shV7DGN43dMSN2Ib5GLURJ3hjnPhcGJYDAE$ > spotted in my =
yard this afternoon, 9/5/21.

Cheers,
Heather Rayburn
Asheville









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<html><head><meta http-equiv=3D"Content-Type" content=3D"text/html; charset=
=3Dutf-8"></head><body style=3D"word-wrap: break-word; -webkit-nbsp-mode: s=
pace; line-break: after-white-space;" class=3D""><div class=3D"">Hi All,</d=
iv><div class=3D""><br class=3D""></div><div class=3D"">I spent four hours =
(12-4 pm) hiking around&nbsp;<b class=3D"">Mt. Mitchell </b>this Friday, Se=
pt. 3,&nbsp;hoping to spot a Green Comma. It was gorgeous up there and I di=
dn=E2=80=99t run into too many people. I=E2=80=99m still a rank amateur whe=
n it comes to this but have spent a good bit of time staring at my pics and=
books this weekend. I saw two anglewings, and the one I suspected was a Gr=
een Comma was confirmed by Gail Lankford. &nbsp;Here=E2=80=99s what I found=
on Friday that I feel confident listing:</div><div class=3D""><br class=3D=
""></div><div class=3D""><a href=3D"https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www=
.flickr.com/photos/190206870@N03/51425506334/in/dateposted-public/__;!!OToa=
GQ!81MnmARHbbXzCjKhGByzCm6mMxu5g7q6shV7DGN43dMSN2Ib5GLURJ3hjnPhACv5-qg$" cl=
ass=3D"">Cabbage White</a>- 2</div><div class=3D""><br class=3D""></div><di=
v class=3D""><a href=3D"https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.flickr.com/=
photos/190206870@N03/51425448509/in/dateposted-public/__;!!OToaGQ!81MnmARHb=
bXzCjKhGByzCm6mMxu5g7q6shV7DGN43dMSN2Ib5GLURJ3hjnPhNtsTxeo$" class=3D"">Ora=
nge or Clouded Sulphur</a>&nbsp;- 1 (I=E2=80=99ve stared at the books/pic t=
oday, and I can=E2=80=99t tell the difference to save my life.)</div><div c=
lass=3D""><br class=3D""></div><div class=3D"">Question Mark - 1 (<a href=
=3D"https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.flickr.com/photos/190206870@N03=
/51428518375/in/dateposted-public/__;!!OToaGQ!81MnmARHbbXzCjKhGByzCm6mMxu5g=
7q6shV7DGN43dMSN2Ib5GLURJ3hjnPhBny6QDg$" class=3D"">dorsal side here</a>;&n=
bsp;<a href=3D"https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.flickr.com/photos/19=
0206870@N03/51428296959/in/dateposted-public/__;!!OToaGQ!81MnmARHbbXzCjKhGB=
yzCm6mMxu5g7q6shV7DGN43dMSN2Ib5GLURJ3hjnPh41rWF-A$" class=3D"">ventral side=
here</a>.) I got a snap of the identifying =E2=80=9Cquestion mark=E2=80=9D=
and also went by the lavender border.</div><div class=3D""><br class=3D"">=
</div><div class=3D""><b class=3D"">Green Comma</b>&nbsp;- 1 =E2=80=A6 OK, =
the book says for ID, =E2=80=9CThe innermost black spot on the trailing FW =
dot row is doubled across the vein.=E2=80=9D Gail says, "Notice the deep or=
ange and the double &nbsp;spot (nearest body) on the forewing; that is the =
easiest tell. Seeing the green border on back of wings is usually impossibl=
e.=E2=80=9D Sorry to sound dumb, but could someone confirm that the part I =
have circled on<a href=3D"https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.flickr.co=
m/photos/190206870@N03/51428022928/in/dateposted-public/__;!!OToaGQ!81MnmAR=
HbbXzCjKhGByzCm6mMxu5g7q6shV7DGN43dMSN2Ib5GLURJ3hjnPhhiPchwc$" class=3D""> =
this cropped version</a>&nbsp;of my&nbsp;<a href=3D"https://urldefense.com/=
v3/__https://www.flickr.com/photos/190206870@N03/51428009888/in/dateposted-=
public/__;!!OToaGQ!81MnmARHbbXzCjKhGByzCm6mMxu5g7q6shV7DGN43dMSN2Ib5GLURJ3h=
jnPhGB81JlM$" class=3D"">original photo</a>&nbsp;is correct?</div><div clas=
s=3D""><br class=3D""></div><div class=3D"">Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (yell=
ow) - 5</div><div class=3D"">Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (female, black) - 2<=
/div><div class=3D""><br class=3D""></div><div class=3D"">Spicebush Swallow=
tail - 1</div><div class=3D""><br class=3D""></div><div class=3D""><a href=
=3D"https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.flickr.com/photos/190206870@N03=
/51428870640/in/dateposted-public/__;!!OToaGQ!81MnmARHbbXzCjKhGByzCm6mMxu5g=
7q6shV7DGN43dMSN2Ib5GLURJ3hjnPhzBuh7ow$" class=3D"">Gray Hairstreak</a>&nbs=
p;- 2</div><div class=3D""><br class=3D""></div><div class=3D""><a href=3D"=
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.flickr.com/photos/190206870@N03/514=
28170728/in/dateposted-public/__;!!OToaGQ!81MnmARHbbXzCjKhGByzCm6mMxu5g7q6s=
hV7DGN43dMSN2Ib5GLURJ3hjnPhSXIO9tE$" class=3D"">Common Sootywing</a>&nbsp;o=
n road =E2=80=94 2 (I am not 100% on this ID, but it does agree with my boo=
k plus I feel good about =E2=80=9Cduskywing" because the BF would land with=
its wings flat =E2=80=A6 then quickly fold them up to keep me from getting=
a good look.)</div><div class=3D""><br class=3D""></div><div class=3D"">Ea=
stern Tail Blue =E2=80=94 1</div><div class=3D""><br class=3D""></div><div =
class=3D""><a href=3D"https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.flickr.com/ph=
otos/190206870@N03/51428237493/in/dateposted-public/__;!!OToaGQ!81MnmARHbbX=
zCjKhGByzCm6mMxu5g7q6shV7DGN43dMSN2Ib5GLURJ3hjnPhldOZOcg$" class=3D"">Pipev=
ine ST</a>&nbsp;=E2=80=94 2</div><div class=3D""><br class=3D""></div><div =
class=3D""><a href=3D"https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.flickr.com/ph=
otos/190206870@N03/51427230752/in/dateposted-public/__;!!OToaGQ!81MnmARHbbX=
zCjKhGByzCm6mMxu5g7q6shV7DGN43dMSN2Ib5GLURJ3hjnPhd4eccoQ$" class=3D"">Zabul=
on Skipper</a>&nbsp;=E2=80=94 7</div><div class=3D""><br class=3D""></div><=
div class=3D"">Also:</div><div class=3D""><a href=3D"https://urldefense.com=
/v3/__https://www.flickr.com/photos/190206870@N03/51425601569/in/dateposted=
-public/__;!!OToaGQ!81MnmARHbbXzCjKhGByzCm6mMxu5g7q6shV7DGN43dMSN2Ib5GLURJ3=
hjnPhaDxkYNs$" class=3D"">Eastern Pondhawk</a>-1</div><div class=3D""><a hr=
ef=3D"https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.flickr.com/photos/190206870@N=
03/51423985797/in/dateposted-public/__;!!OToaGQ!81MnmARHbbXzCjKhGByzCm6mMxu=
5g7q6shV7DGN43dMSN2Ib5GLURJ3hjnPheenTt8M$" class=3D"">Dark-eyed Junco</a>&n=
bsp;=E2=80=94 lots</div><div class=3D"">White-striped Black Moth -2 (no pic=
s)</div><div class=3D""><a href=3D"https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.=
flickr.com/photos/190206870@N03/51428558804/in/dateposted-public/__;!!OToaG=
Q!81MnmARHbbXzCjKhGByzCm6mMxu5g7q6shV7DGN43dMSN2Ib5GLURJ3hjnPhFALCEEA$" cla=
ss=3D"">Small White Grass-Veneer</a>&nbsp;moth =E2=80=94 4</div><div class=
=3D""><br class=3D""></div><div class=3D""><br class=3D""></div><div class=
=3D"">________________________</div><div class=3D"">In other news, my yard =
is hopping:</div><div class=3D""><br class=3D""></div><div class=3D"">Yeste=
rday, in my urban Asheville yard, I found my first ever&nbsp;<a href=3D"htt=
ps://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.flickr.com/photos/190206870@N03/514238=
01397/in/dateposted-public/__;!!OToaGQ!81MnmARHbbXzCjKhGByzCm6mMxu5g7q6shV7=
DGN43dMSN2Ib5GLURJ3hjnPhgoLJhV8$" class=3D"">Question Mark&nbsp;</a>caterpi=
llar on a volunteer Hackberry. I saw an adult American Snout sitting on a l=
eaf and a few days ago spotted my first&nbsp;<a href=3D"https://urldefense.=
com/v3/__https://www.flickr.com/photos/190206870@N03/51425053463/in/datepos=
ted-public/__;!!OToaGQ!81MnmARHbbXzCjKhGByzCm6mMxu5g7q6shV7DGN43dMSN2Ib5GLU=
RJ3hjnPhXZFR2YU$" class=3D"">Hackberry Emperor</a>&nbsp;hanging out on my c=
ar window. I also finally have&nbsp;<a href=3D"https://urldefense.com/v3/__=
https://www.flickr.com/photos/190206870@N03/51425796990/in/dateposted-publi=
c/__;!!OToaGQ!81MnmARHbbXzCjKhGByzCm6mMxu5g7q6shV7DGN43dMSN2Ib5GLURJ3hjnPh6=
kX29EM$" class=3D"">Pipevine Swallowtail caterpillars</a>&nbsp;on my Pipevi=
ne. Yippie! And&nbsp;<a href=3D"https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.fli=
ckr.com/photos/190206870@N03/51425803250/in/dateposted-public/__;!!OToaGQ!8=
1MnmARHbbXzCjKhGByzCm6mMxu5g7q6shV7DGN43dMSN2Ib5GLURJ3hjnPhRyaQgu8$" class=
=3D"">first Monarchs</a>&nbsp;of late summer on 8/21/21.&nbsp;<a href=3D"ht=
tps://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.flickr.com/photos/190206870@N03/51428=
269574/in/dateposted-public/__;!!OToaGQ!81MnmARHbbXzCjKhGByzCm6mMxu5g7q6shV=
7DGN43dMSN2Ib5GLURJ3hjnPhcGJYDAE$" class=3D"">First Gulf Frit</a>&nbsp;spot=
ted in my yard this afternoon, 9/5/21.</div><div class=3D""><br class=3D"">=
</div>Cheers,<br class=3D""><div class=3D"">
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