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Date: Mon, 6 Sep 2021 14:52:28 -0400
From: Harry LeGrand (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps...>
Subject: Re: A few notable NC sigthings by other folks

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To add to this list, Salman Abdulali -- reviewer of Carolina butterfly
records for iNaturalist -- sent me a link to an important record I was not
aware of:

On June 13, 2021, a male *Tropical Checkered-Skipper* was photographed in
Ocean Isle Beach (mainland), Brunswick County. Though the location is not
surprising, the early date is; our previous NC early date was August 29!
And, what this means is -- this individual might well have emerged here in
NC and be part of a tiny breeding population (if he can find a mate!!).
This species does wander northward in late summer and fall from SC, but we
don't usually expect northward migration of skippers in June.

https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/83580629__;!!OToaGQ!-x7amczS8cSMxL3B65sDjXT-7ay_q8EoZ9AWHCBqBvhJGNGjdQ3gDRjYFNIJOWX9rnc$

Harry LeGrand





On Mon, Sep 6, 2021 at 1:59 PM Harry LeGrand <hlegrandjr...> wrote:

> Some people might want to go online and purchase a ticket (required in
> advance) to get into Airlie Gardens in Wilmington:
>
> https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://airliegardens.org/plan-your-visit/__;!!OToaGQ!-x7amczS8cSMxL3B65sDjXT-7ay_q8EoZ9AWHCBqBvhJGNGjdQ3gDRjYFNIJ_8XT4M8$
>
> For $9 you stand a good chance of seeing *Zebra Longwings*. According to
> "Melissa Ann" on Facebook Carolina Leps (underline mine), after I saw her
> photo:
>
> "Yes, it was at Airlie yesterday (Sept. 4) and there were *quite a few of
> them, maybe a dozen or more.* I saw at least one there back on August 9th
> as well but no camera."
>
> Some of us traveled to Fort Macon State Park in summer 2008 to see quite a
> few of them, as a gravid female had laid quite a few eggs, and a large
> brood was produced a month or more later. Obviously, a while back (one was
> reported in late July) a gravid female laid quite a few eggs at Airlie to
> produce this new brood.
>
> Good luck!
>
> ---
> Pete Dixon responded to a few of us that -- *from a window in his Madison
> County home* (!!) on Sept. 5, saw (bold mine):
>
> "... a *Leonard's Skipper* and 4 female Diana Frits, a GS Frit, a Tiger
> Swallowtail and 2 Sachems all together on a single thistle in my backyard.
> It's the same thistle that produced a Leonard's 2 years ago."
>
> That's one heck of a thistle!! Nice finds at opposite ends of the state.
>
> Harry LeGrand
> Raleigh
>
>
>
>

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<div dir=3D"ltr"><div dir=3D"ltr"><div>To add to this list, Salman Abdulali=
-- reviewer of Carolina butterfly records for iNaturalist -- sent me a lin=
k to an important record I was not aware of:</div><div><br></div><div>On Ju=
ne 13, 2021, a male <b>Tropical Checkered-Skipper</b> was photographed in O=
cean Isle Beach (mainland), Brunswick County.=C2=A0 Though the location is =
not surprising, the early date is; our previous NC early date was August 29=
!=C2=A0 And, what this means is -- this individual might well have emerged =
here in NC and be part of a tiny breeding population (if he can find a mate=
!!).=C2=A0 This species does wander northward in late summer and fall from =
SC, but we don&#39;t usually expect northward migration of skippers in June=
.</div><div><br></div><div><a href=3D"https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://w=
ww.inaturalist.org/observations/83580629__;!!OToaGQ!-x7amczS8cSMxL3B65sDjXT=
-7ay_q8EoZ9AWHCBqBvhJGNGjdQ3gDRjYFNIJOWX9rnc$">https://www.inaturalist.org/=
observations/83580629</a></div><div><br></div><div>Harry LeGrand<br></div><=
div><br></div><div><br></div><div><br></div><div><br></div></div><br><div c=
lass=3D"gmail_quote"><div dir=3D"ltr" class=3D"gmail_attr">On Mon, Sep 6, 2=
021 at 1:59 PM Harry LeGrand &lt;<a href=3D"mailto:<hlegrandjr...>">hl=
<egrandjr...></a>&gt; wrote:<br></div><blockquote class=3D"gmail_quote=
" style=3D"margin:0px 0px 0px 0.8ex;border-left:1px solid rgb(204,204,204);=
padding-left:1ex"><div dir=3D"ltr"><div>Some people might want to go online=
and purchase a ticket (required in advance) to get into Airlie Gardens in =
Wilmington:</div><div><br></div><div><a href=3D"https://urldefense.com/v3/_=
_https://airliegardens.org/plan-your-visit/__;!!OToaGQ!-x7amczS8cSMxL3B65sD=
jXT-7ay_q8EoZ9AWHCBqBvhJGNGjdQ3gDRjYFNIJ_8XT4M8$" target=3D"_blank">https:/=
/airliegardens.org/plan-your-visit/</a></div><div><br></div><div>For $9 you=
stand a good chance of seeing <b>Zebra Longwings</b>.=C2=A0 According to &=
quot;Melissa Ann&quot; on Facebook Carolina Leps (underline mine), after I =
saw her photo:<br></div><div><br></div><div>
<span dir=3D"auto" lang=3D"en">&quot;Yes,
it was at Airlie yesterday (Sept. 4) and there were <u>quite a few of them=
, maybe a=20
dozen or more.</u> I saw at least one there back on August 9th as well but=
=20
no camera.&quot; </span>

</div><div><br></div><div>Some of us traveled to Fort Macon State Park in s=
ummer 2008 to see quite a few of them, as a gravid female had laid quite a =
few eggs, and a large brood was produced a month or more later.=C2=A0 Obvio=
usly, a while back (one was reported in late July) a gravid female laid qui=
te a few eggs at Airlie to produce this new brood.=C2=A0 <br></div><div><br=
></div><div>Good luck!</div><div><br></div><div>---</div><div>Pete Dixon re=
sponded to a few of us that -- <u>from a window in his Madison County home<=
/u> (!!) on Sept. 5, saw (bold mine):</div><div><br></div><div>=C2=A0&quot;=
... a <b>Leonard&#39;s Skipper</b> and 4 female Diana Frits, a GS Frit, a T=
iger=20
Swallowtail and 2=C2=A0Sachems all together on a single thistle in my=20
backyard. It&#39;s the same thistle that produced a Leonard&#39;s 2 years a=
go.&quot;</div><div><br></div><div>That&#39;s one heck of a thistle!!=C2=A0=
Nice finds at opposite ends of the state.<br></div><div><br></div><div>Har=
ry LeGrand</div><div>Raleigh<br>

</div><div><br></div><div><br></div><div><br></div></div>
</blockquote></div></div>

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