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Date: Sun, 26 Sep 2021 04:58:59 +0000 (UTC)
From: fsmodel via MassLep <masslep...>
Subject: [MassLep] 2021 October Derby

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Hi Everyone,=C2=A0October is just around the corner. I am seeing lots of re=
ports from the field and note that the late season migrants appear to be sh=
owing up, an encouraging sign. However, my sense is that counts this year h=
ave been generally on the low side. We shall see.
I am happy to announce=C2=A0that, although I remain permanently in absentia=
in Southern California, I plan to run=C2=A0the "October Derby" again this =
year [rules below]. That said, I am also announcing that this will be my la=
st year running it. Sixteen years will be enough. By October, 2022, I'll ha=
ve turned 80 and have bigger fish to fry in the little time I have left. I =
hope one of you will step forward to keep this annual project going.
It's always hard to predict how well we'll do. In 2017, we shattered our pr=
evious record year from 2012, and 2019 was a decent year based on our histo=
ry: Last year [2020] was bedeviled by COVID and an early frost, so I consid=
er our more modest count respectable under the circumstances. I challenge y=
ou to do better in 2021. Here's the history:=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=
=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0MBC =C2=A0[Collectively]=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=
=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=
=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0Me =C2=A0[Personally]=C2=A0
2006 =C2=A0 =C2=A0 =C2=A0 =C2=A0 =C2=A0 =C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A034 species =C2=A0=
=C2=A0 =C2=A0 =C2=A0 =C2=A0 =C2=A0 =C2=A0 =C2=A0 =C2=A0 =C2=A0 =C2=A0 22 s=
pecies=C2=A0
2007 =C2=A0 =C2=A0 =C2=A0 =C2=A0 =C2=A0 =C2=A0 =C2=A037 species =C2=A0 =C2=
=A0 =C2=A0 =C2=A0 =C2=A0 =C2=A0 =C2=A0 =C2=A0 =C2=A0 =C2=A0 =C2=A0 24 speci=
es=C2=A0
2008=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=
=A0=C2=A0=C2=A032 species=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=
=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=
=A0=C2=A0=C2=A020 species2009=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=
=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0 26 species=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=
=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=
=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0 12 species2010=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=
=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0 33 species=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=
=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=
=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0 14 species2011=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=
=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0 33 species=C2=A0=
=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=
=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A017 species2012=C2=
=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=
42 species*=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=
=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0 23 species2=
013 =C2=A0 =C2=A0 =C2=A0 =C2=A0 =C2=A0 =C2=A0 =C2=A035 species** =C2=A0 =C2=
=A0 =C2=A0 =C2=A0 =C2=A0 =C2=A0 =C2=A0 =C2=A0 =C2=A0 =C2=A0 21 species2014 =
=C2=A028-30 species =C2=A0 =C2=A0 =C2=A0 =C2=A0 =C2=A0 =C2=A0 n/a2015 =C2=
=A0 =C2=A0 =C2=A0 33 species*** =C2=A0 =C2=A0 =C2=A0 =C2=A0 =C2=A0 =C2=A0 n=
/a2016 =C2=A0 =C2=A0 =C2=A0 =C2=A0 =C2=A0 =C2=A0 =C2=A039 species=C2=A0 =C2=
=A0 =C2=A0 =C2=A0 =C2=A0 =C2=A0 =C2=A0 =C2=A0 =C2=A0 =C2=A0 =C2=A0 =C2=A0 =
=C2=A0 =C2=A0 =C2=A0 =C2=A0 =C2=A0 =C2=A0n/a2017=C2=A0 =C2=A0 =C2=A0 =C2=A0=
=C2=A0 =C2=A046.5 species****=C2=A0 =C2=A0 =C2=A0 =C2=A0 =C2=A0 =C2=A0 =C2=
=A0 =C2=A0 =C2=A0 =C2=A0 =C2=A0 =C2=A0n/a2018 =C2=A0 =C2=A0 =C2=A0 =C2=A0 =
=C2=A0 =C2=A0=C2=A0 29=C2=A0species***** =C2=A0 =C2=A0 =C2=A0 =C2=A0 =C2=A0=
=C2=A0 =C2=A0 =C2=A0 =C2=A0 =C2=A0 =C2=A0n/a2019=C2=A0 =C2=A0 =C2=A0 =C2=
=A0 =C2=A0 =C2=A0 =C2=A0 35 species******=C2=A0 =C2=A0 =C2=A0 =C2=A0 =C2=A0=
=C2=A0 =C2=A0 =C2=A0 =C2=A0 =C2=A0 n/a2020=C2=A0 =C2=A0 =C2=A0 =C2=A0 =C2=
=A0 =C2=A0 =C2=A0 32 species*******=C2=A0 =C2=A0 =C2=A0 =C2=A0 =C2=A0 =C2=
=A0 =C2=A0 =C2=A0 =C2=A0 =C2=A0n/a
*Plus two additional larvae [pipevine swallowtail + giant swallowtail] =3D =
44!**Plus three additional larvae [giant swallowtail + harvester + red-spot=
ted purple] =3D 38***Plus one additional larva [spicebush swallowtail] =3D =
34****Plus two additional larvae [Baltimore checkerspot + giant swallowtail=
] =3D 48.5*****Plus two additional larvae [Baltimore checkerspot + giant sw=
allowtail] + one additional chrysalis [spicebush swallowtail] =3D 32******P=
lus three additional subadults [giant swallowtail, spicebush swallowtail, B=
altimore checkerspot] =3D 38*******Plus one additional subadult [Baltimore =
checkerspot] =3D 33=C2=A0With luck [decent migrant turnout, no early killer=
frost],=C2=A0the club should look to book at least 30 species. With a good=
showing of the migrant species and broad coverage of the state, we could d=
o a lot better than that, though 2017 will be very tough to beat. In genera=
l, personal targets of 15 or 20 are reasonable, but require diligence. It's=
surprising how hard those last few species become.
To review the ground rules, on October 1, we wipe our species slates clean =
and see how many species we can turn up in Massachusetts during =C2=A0the m=
onth of October.=C2=A0=C2=A0All you need do is post your sightings here on =
the MBC Listserve, which most of=C2=A0you do anyway. I also check the Massa=
chusetts Butterflies group on Facebook periodically. I'll keep score and pr=
ovide updates, along with a final count at the end of the month.
This should be treated=C2=A0as a group project, purely for the fun of it. I=
'll be posting the aggregate MBC list only, not individual ones. [I don't e=
ven keep track of individual counts.] Because of budgetary limitations [nam=
ely no budget] there are no prizes, aside from our collective satisfaction =
in sending the 2021 butterfly season out with a bang.
Remember, the derby begins at the stroke=C2=A0of midnight as Thursday, Sept=
ember 30 becomes Friday, October 1. Butterflies showing up at moth lights a=
fter midnight Thursday can be counted. This year, October has three weekend=
s in the early part of the month.. That should help boost the numbers. And =
being outdoors without many other people around is one of the more COVID-co=
mpatible activities.
No need to send me separate communications [unless you don't post to MassLe=
p] - I'll be monitoring the MassLep postings and issuing frequent updates.=
=C2=A0=C2=A0
Finally, FYI, I append the list of last year's=C2=A0October species, of whi=
ch there were 33, counting the one subadult.
Happy butterflying.=C2=A0
Cheers,Frank

=C2=A0October 2020 Sightings List[Through October 31]Massachusetts=C2=A0But=
terfly ClubComposite Listing [32 adults +1 subadult =3D 33 species]=C2=A0Am=
erican CopperAmerican LadyBaltimore Checkerspot [larva]Black SwallowtailBro=
nze CopperCabbage WhiteClouded SulphurCloudless SulphurCommon BuckeyeCommon=
RingletEastern CommaEastern Tailed BlueEastern Tiger SwallowtailFiery Skip=
perGray HairstreakLeast SkipperLong-Tailed SkipperMonarchMourning CloakOcol=
a SkipperOrange SulphurPainted LadyPearl CrescentRed AdmiralPeck's SkipperR=
ed-Banded HairstreakSachemSilver-Spotted SkipperSilver-Bordered FritillaryS=
picebush SwallowtailViceroyWild Indigo DuskywingZabulon Skipper=C2=A0

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style=3D"background-color: transparent; font-family: Arial; font-size: med=
ium;">Hi Everyone,</span><font size=3D"2">
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yle=3D"font-size:10pt;"><font size=3D"3"></font></span></font>&nbsp;</div>



<div style=3D"font-family:Arial;font-size:small;"><font size=3D"3">October =
is just around the corner. I am seeing lots of reports from the field and n=
ote that the late season migrants appear to be showing up, an encouraging s=
ign. However, my sense is that counts this year have been generally on the =
low side. We shall see.</font></div>



<div style=3D"font-family:Arial;font-size:small;"><font size=3D"3"><br clea=
r=3D"none"></font></div>



<div style=3D"font-family:Arial;font-size:small;"><font size=3D"3">I am hap=
py to announce&nbsp;that, although I remain permanently in absentia in Sout=
hern California, I plan to run&nbsp;</font><font size=3D"3"><span style=3D"=
font-size:10pt;"><font size=3D"3">the "October Derby" again this year [rule=
s below]. That said, I am also announcing that this will be my last year ru=
nning it. Sixteen years will be enough. By October, 2022, I'll have turned =
80 and have bigger fish to fry in the little time I have left. I hope one o=
f you will step forward to keep this annual project going.</font></span></f=
ont></div>

<div style=3D"font-family:Arial;font-size:small;"><font size=3D"3"><span st=
yle=3D"font-size:10pt;"><font size=3D"3"><br>
</font></span></font></div>

<div style=3D"font-family:Arial;font-size:small;"><font size=3D"3"><span st=
yle=3D"font-size:10pt;"><font size=3D"3">It's always hard to predict how we=
ll we'll do. In 2017, we shattered our previous record year from 2012, and =
2019 was a decent year based on our history: Last year [2020] was bedeviled=
by COVID and an early frost, so I consider our more modest count respectab=
le under the circumstances. I challenge you to do better in 2021. Here's th=
e history:</font></span></font></div>



<div style=3D"font-family:Arial;font-size:small;"><font size=3D"3">&nbsp;&n=
bsp;&nbsp;</font></div>



<div style=3D"font-family:Arial;font-size:small;"><font size=3D"3">&nbsp;&n=
bsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;MBC &nbsp;[Collectively]&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp=
;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&n=
bsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Me &nbsp;[Personally]&nbsp;<br clear=3D"n=
one">2006 &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;34 species &=
nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;=
22 species&nbsp;<br clear=3D"none">2007 &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;=
&nbsp; &nbsp;37 species &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &=
nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; 24 species&nbsp;<br clear=3D"none">2008&nbsp;&nb=
sp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;=
32 species&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp=
;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;20=
species</font></div>



<div style=3D"font-family:Arial;font-size:small;"><font size=3D"3">2009&nbs=
p;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; =
26 species&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp=
;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 12 spec=
ies</font></div>



<div style=3D"font-family:Arial;font-size:small;"><span style=3D"font-size:=
10pt;"><font size=3D"3">2010&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp=
;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 33 species&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nb=
sp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;=
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 14 species</font></span></div>



<div style=3D"font-family:Arial;font-size:small;"><span style=3D"font-size:=
10pt;"><font size=3D"3">2011&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp=
;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 33 species&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nb=
sp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;=
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;17 species</font></span></div>



<div style=3D"font-family:Arial;font-size:small;"><span style=3D"font-size:=
10pt;"><font size=3D"3">2012&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp=
;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 42 species*&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&n=
bsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp=
;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 23 species</font></span></div>



<div style=3D"font-family:Arial;font-size:small;"><span style=3D"font-size:=
10pt;"><font size=3D"3">2013 &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbs=
p;35 species** &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbs=
p; &nbsp; 21 species</font></span></div>



<div style=3D"font-family:Arial;font-size:small;"><span style=3D"font-size:=
10pt;"><font size=3D"3">2014<span class=3D"yiv0016966579aolmail_aolmail_App=
le-tab-span" style=3D"white-space:pre;"> </span>&nbsp;28-30 species<span cl=
ass=3D"yiv0016966579aolmail_aolmail_Apple-tab-span" style=3D"white-space:pr=
e;"> </span>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; n/a</font></span></=
div>



<div style=3D"font-family:Arial;font-size:small;"><span style=3D"font-size:=
10pt;"><font size=3D"3">2015<span class=3D"yiv0016966579aolmail_aolmail_App=
le-tab-span" style=3D"white-space:pre;"> </span>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; 33 spe=
cies***<span class=3D"yiv0016966579aolmail_aolmail_Apple-tab-span" style=3D=
"white-space:pre;"> </span>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; n/a</=
font></span></div>



<div style=3D"font-family:Arial;font-size:small;"><font size=3D"3">2016 &nb=
sp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;39 species</font>&nbsp; &nbsp;=
&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbs=
p; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;<font size=3D"3">n/a</font></div>



<div style=3D"font-family:Arial;font-size:small;"><font size=3D"3">2017&nbs=
p; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;46.5 species****&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &=
nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;n/a</font></di=
v>



<div style=3D"font-family:Arial;font-size:small;"><font size=3D"3">2018 &nb=
sp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp; 29&nbsp;species***** &nbsp; &n=
bsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;n/a</fon=
t></div>



<div style=3D"font-family:Arial;font-size:small;"><font size=3D"3">2019&nbs=
p; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; 35 species******&nbsp; &nbsp; =
&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; n/a</font></div>



<div style=3D"font-family:Arial;font-size:small;"><font size=3D"3">2020&nbs=
p; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; 32 species*******&nbsp; &nbsp;=
&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;n/a</font></div>

<div style=3D"font-family:Arial;font-size:small;"><font size=3D"3"><br>
</font></div>



<div style=3D"font-family:Arial;font-size:small;"><span style=3D"font-size:=
10pt;"><font size=3D"3">*Plus two additional larvae [pipevine swallowtail +=
giant swallowtail] =3D 44!</font></span></div>



<div style=3D"font-family:Arial;font-size:small;"><span style=3D"font-size:=
10pt;"><font size=3D"3">**Plus three additional larvae [giant swallowtail +=
harvester + red-spotted purple] =3D 38</font></span></div>



<div style=3D"font-family:Arial;font-size:small;"><span style=3D"font-size:=
10pt;"><font size=3D"3">***Plus one additional larva [spicebush swallowtail=
] =3D 34</font></span></div>



<div style=3D"font-family:Arial;font-size:small;"><span style=3D"font-size:=
10pt;"><font size=3D"3">****Plus two additional larvae [Baltimore checkersp=
ot + giant swallowtail] =3D 48.5</font></span></div>



<div style=3D"font-family:Arial;font-size:small;"><span style=3D"font-size:=
10pt;"><font size=3D"3">*****Plus two additional larvae [Baltimore checkers=
pot + giant swallowtail] + one additional chrysalis [spicebush swallowtail]=
=3D 32</font></span></div>



<div style=3D"font-family:Arial;font-size:small;"><span style=3D"font-size:=
10pt;"><font size=3D"3">******Plus three additional subadults [giant swallo=
wtail, spicebush swallowtail, Baltimore checkerspot] =3D 38</font></span></=
div>

<div style=3D"font-family:Arial;font-size:small;"><span style=3D"font-size:=
10pt;"><font size=3D"3">*******Plus one additional subadult [Baltimore chec=
kerspot] =3D 33</font></span></div>



<div style=3D"font-family:Arial;font-size:small;"><span style=3D"font-size:=
10pt;"><font size=3D"3"></font></span>&nbsp;</div>



<div style=3D"font-family:Arial;font-size:small;"><span style=3D"font-size:=
10pt;"><font size=3D"3">With luck [decent migrant turnout, no early killer =
frost],&nbsp;the club should look to book at least 30 species. With a good =
showing of the migrant species and broad coverage of the state, we could do=
a lot better than that, though 2017 will be very tough to beat. In general=
, personal targets of 15 or 20 are reasonable, but require diligence. It's =
surprising how hard those last few species become.</font></span></div>



<div style=3D"font-family:Arial;font-size:small;"><span style=3D"font-size:=
10pt;"><font size=3D"3"><br clear=3D"none"></font></span></div>



<div style=3D"font-size:13.3333px;">

<div style=3D"font-family:Arial;font-size:small;"><font size=3D"3">To revie=
w the ground rules, on October 1, we wipe our species slates clean and see =
how many species we can turn up in Massachusetts during &nbsp;the month of =
October.&nbsp;&nbsp;All you need do is post your sightings here on the MBC =
Listserve, which most of&nbsp;you do anyway. I also check the Massachusetts=
Butterflies group on Facebook periodically. I'll keep score and provide up=
dates, along with a final count at the end of the month.</font></div>



<div style=3D"font-family:Arial;font-size:small;"><font size=3D"3"><br clea=
r=3D"none"></font></div>



<div style=3D"font-family:Arial;font-size:small;"><font size=3D"3"><span st=
yle=3D"font-size:10pt;"><font size=3D"3">This should be treated&nbsp;as a g=
roup project, purely for the fun of it. I'll be posting the aggregate MBC l=
ist only, not individual ones. [I don't even keep track of individual count=
s.] Because of budgetary limitations [namely no budget] t</font></span><spa=
n style=3D"font-size:10pt;"><font size=3D"3">here are no prizes, aside from=
our collective satisfaction in sending the 2021 butterfly season out with =
a bang.</font></span></font></div>



<div style=3D"font-family:Arial;font-size:small;"><span style=3D"font-size:=
10pt;"><font size=3D"3"><br clear=3D"none"></font></span></div>



<div style=3D"font-family:Arial;font-size:small;"><span style=3D"font-size:=
10pt;"><font size=3D"3">Remember, the derby begins at the stroke</font></sp=
an><span style=3D"font-size:10pt;"><font size=3D"3">&nbsp;of midnight as Th=
ursday, September 30 becomes Friday, October 1. Butterflies showing up at m=
oth lights after midnight Thursday can be counted. This year, October has t=
hree weekends in the early part of the month.. That should help boost the n=
umbers. And being outdoors without many other people around is one of the m=
ore COVID-compatible activities.</font></span></div>



<div style=3D"font-family:Arial;font-size:small;"><span style=3D"font-size:=
10pt;"><font size=3D"3"><br clear=3D"none"></font></span></div>



<div style=3D"font-family:Arial;font-size:small;"><span style=3D"font-size:=
10pt;"><font size=3D"3">No need to send me separate communications [unless =
you don't post to MassLep] - I'll be monitoring the MassLep postings and is=
suing frequent updates.&nbsp;&nbsp;</font></span></div>



<div style=3D"font-family:Arial;font-size:small;"><span style=3D"font-size:=
10pt;"><font size=3D"3"><br clear=3D"none"></font></span></div>



<div style=3D"font-family:Arial;font-size:small;"><span style=3D"font-size:=
10pt;"><font size=3D"3">Finally, FYI, I append the list of last year's&nbsp=
;October species, of which there were 33, counting the one subadult.</font>=
</span></div>



<div style=3D"font-family:Arial;font-size:small;"><span style=3D"font-size:=
10pt;"><font size=3D"3"><br clear=3D"none"></font></span></div>



<div style=3D"font-family:Arial;font-size:small;"><span style=3D"font-size:=
medium;">Happy butterflying.&nbsp;</span></div>



<div style=3D"font-family:Arial;font-size:10pt;"><font size=3D"3"><br clear=
=3D"none"></font></div>



<div style=3D"font-family:Arial;font-size:10pt;"><font size=3D"3">Cheers,</=
font></div>



<div style=3D"font-family:Arial;font-size:10pt;"><font size=3D"3">Frank</fo=
nt></div>



<div style=3D"font-family:Arial;font-size:10pt;"><font size=3D"3"><br>

</font></div>



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</div>

<div style=3D"font-family:Arial;font-size:10pt;">
<div align=3D"center" class=3D"yiv7248052533aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail=
_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_ao=
lmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolma=
il_aolmail_MsoNormal" style=3D"text-align: center; font-size: 10pt; margin:=
0in 0in 0pt;"><b><span style=3D"font-size: 11pt;">&nbsp;October 2020 Sight=
ings List</span></b></div>

<div align=3D"center" class=3D"yiv7248052533aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail=
_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_ao=
lmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolma=
il_aolmail_MsoNormal" style=3D"text-align: center; font-size: 10pt; margin:=
0in 0in 0pt;"><b><span style=3D"font-size: 11pt;">[Through October 31]</sp=
an></b></div>

<div align=3D"center" class=3D"yiv7248052533aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail=
_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_ao=
lmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolma=
il_aolmail_MsoNormal" style=3D"text-align: center; font-size: 10pt; margin:=
0in 0in 0pt;"><span style=3D"font-size: 11pt;">Massachusetts</span><span s=
tyle=3D"font-size: 11pt;">&nbsp;Butterfly Club</span></div>

<div align=3D"center" class=3D"yiv7248052533aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail=
_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_ao=
lmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolma=
il_aolmail_MsoNormal" style=3D"text-align: center; font-size: 10pt; margin:=
0in 0in 0pt;"><span style=3D"font-size: 11pt;">Composite Listing [32 adult=
s +1 subadult =3D 33 species</span><span style=3D"font-size: 14.6667px;">]<=
/span></div>

<div class=3D"yiv7248052533yqt0623282272" id=3D"yiv7248052533yqtfd03164">
<div class=3D"yiv7248052533aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_=
aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aol=
mail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_MsoNor=
mal" style=3D"font-size: 10pt; margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style=3D"font-si=
ze: 11pt;">&nbsp;</span></div>

<div class=3D"yiv7248052533aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_=
aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aol=
mail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_MsoNor=
mal" style=3D"font-size: 10pt; margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">American Copper</div>

<div class=3D"yiv7248052533aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_=
aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aol=
mail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_MsoNor=
mal" style=3D"font-size: 10pt; margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">American Lady</div>

<div class=3D"yiv7248052533aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_=
aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aol=
mail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_MsoNor=
mal" style=3D"font-size: 10pt; margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">Baltimore Checkerspot =
[larva]</div>

<div class=3D"yiv7248052533aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_=
aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aol=
mail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_MsoNor=
mal" style=3D"font-size: 10pt; margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">Black Swallowtail</div=
>

<div class=3D"yiv7248052533aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_=
aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aol=
mail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_MsoNor=
mal" style=3D"font-size: 10pt; margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">Bronze Copper</div>

<div class=3D"yiv7248052533aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_=
aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aol=
mail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_MsoNor=
mal" style=3D"font-size: 10pt; margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">Cabbage White</div>

<div class=3D"yiv7248052533aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_=
aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aol=
mail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_MsoNor=
mal" style=3D"font-size: 10pt; margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">Clouded Sulphur</div>

<div class=3D"yiv7248052533aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_=
aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aol=
mail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_MsoNor=
mal" style=3D"font-size: 10pt; margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">Cloudless Sulphur</div=
>

<div class=3D"yiv7248052533aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_=
aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aol=
mail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_MsoNor=
mal" style=3D"font-size: 10pt; margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">Common Buckeye</div>

<div class=3D"yiv7248052533aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_=
aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aol=
mail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_MsoNor=
mal" style=3D"font-size: 10pt; margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">Common Ringlet</div>

<div class=3D"yiv7248052533aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_=
aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aol=
mail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_MsoNor=
mal" style=3D"font-size: 10pt; margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">Eastern Comma</div>

<div class=3D"yiv7248052533aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_=
aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aol=
mail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_MsoNor=
mal" style=3D"font-size: 10pt; margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">Eastern Tailed Blue</d=
iv>

<div class=3D"yiv7248052533aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_=
aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aol=
mail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_MsoNor=
mal" style=3D"font-size: 10pt; margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">Eastern Tiger Swallowt=
ail</div>

<div class=3D"yiv7248052533aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_=
aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aol=
mail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_MsoNor=
mal" style=3D"font-size: 10pt; margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">Fiery Skipper</div>

<div class=3D"yiv7248052533aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_=
aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aol=
mail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_MsoNor=
mal" style=3D"font-size: 10pt; margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">Gray Hairstreak</div>

<div class=3D"yiv7248052533aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_=
aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aol=
mail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_MsoNor=
mal" style=3D"font-size: 10pt; margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">Least Skipper</div>

<div class=3D"yiv7248052533aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_=
aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aol=
mail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_MsoNor=
mal" style=3D"font-size: 10pt; margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">Long-Tailed Skipper</d=
iv>

<div class=3D"yiv7248052533yqt7323291583" id=3D"yiv7248052533yqtfd51752">
<div class=3D"yiv7248052533aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_=
aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aol=
mail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_MsoNor=
mal" style=3D"font-size: 10pt; margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">Monarch</div>

<div class=3D"yiv7248052533aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_=
aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aol=
mail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_MsoNor=
mal" style=3D"font-size: 10pt; margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">Mourning Cloak</div>

<div class=3D"yiv7248052533aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_=
aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aol=
mail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_MsoNor=
mal" style=3D"font-size: 10pt; margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">Ocola Skipper</div>

<div class=3D"yiv7248052533aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_=
aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aol=
mail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_MsoNor=
mal" style=3D"font-size: 10pt; margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">Orange Sulphur</div>

<div class=3D"yiv7248052533aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_=
aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aol=
mail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_MsoNor=
mal" style=3D"font-size: 10pt; margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">Painted Lady</div>

<div class=3D"yiv7248052533aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_=
aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aol=
mail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_MsoNor=
mal" style=3D"font-size: 10pt; margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">Pearl Crescent</div>

<div class=3D"yiv7248052533aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_=
aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aol=
mail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_MsoNor=
mal" style=3D"font-size: 10pt; margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">Red Admiral</div>

<div class=3D"yiv7248052533aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_=
aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aol=
mail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_MsoNor=
mal" style=3D"font-size: 10pt; margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">Peck's Skipper</div>

<div class=3D"yiv7248052533aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_=
aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aol=
mail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_MsoNor=
mal" style=3D"font-size: 10pt; margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">Red-Banded Hairstreak<=
/div>

<div class=3D"yiv7248052533aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_=
aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aol=
mail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_MsoNor=
mal" style=3D"font-size: 10pt; margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">Sachem</div>

<div class=3D"yiv7248052533aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_=
aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aol=
mail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_MsoNor=
mal" style=3D"font-size: 10pt; margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">Silver-Spotted Skipper=
</div>

<div class=3D"yiv7248052533aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_=
aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aol=
mail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_MsoNor=
mal" style=3D"font-size: 10pt; margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">Silver-Bordered Fritil=
lary</div>

<div class=3D"yiv7248052533aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_=
aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aol=
mail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_MsoNor=
mal" style=3D"font-size: 10pt; margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">Spicebush Swallowtail<=
/div>

<div class=3D"yiv7248052533aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_=
aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aol=
mail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_MsoNor=
mal" style=3D"font-size: 10pt; margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">Viceroy</div>

<div class=3D"yiv7248052533aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_=
aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aol=
mail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_MsoNor=
mal" style=3D"font-size: 10pt; margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">Wild Indigo Duskywing<=
/div>

<div class=3D"yiv7248052533aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_=
aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aol=
mail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_aolmail_MsoNor=
mal" style=3D"font-size: 10pt; margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">Zabulon Skipper</div>

<div class=3D"yiv7248052533yqt9537745204" id=3D"yiv7248052533yqtfd77029" st=
yle=3D"font-family: arial, helvetica; font-size: 13.3333px;">
<div class=3D"yiv7248052533yqt2712995654" id=3D"yiv7248052533yqtfd58126"></=
div>
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yle=3D"font-family:arial, helvetica;font-size:13.3333px;">
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t-size:11pt;">&nbsp;</span></b></div>

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