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Date: Tue, 21 Jun 2022 22:39:40 -0700
From: <tlpyle...>
Subject: Re: [NorWestLeps] western Washington Silver-spotted Skipper

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Stewart, that's a really good record! We really don't have many records
for the WWA-resident _E. clarus_!=20

The other ones you want to watch for are the Bramble Green Hairstreak,
the Northern Cloudy-wing, and even maybe the Acmon Blue!=20

Go get 'em!=20

Bob

On 2022-06-21 9:21 pm, Stewart Wechsler wrote:

> Made it to Harstene Island in the Puget Sound today, north of Olympia and=
east of the base of the Kitsap Peninsula, where a friend, Manzanita Bill, =
was keen on seeing the Hairy Manzanitas - Arctostaphylos columbiana that gr=
ew there. I said if the Manzanitas were unusual for the larger area, that =
other plants should grow with it that were unusual for the greater area. W=
hen we explored around the Manzanita, and later exploring other spots where=
we stopped, I was pleased to find a fair amount of Hosackia / Lotus crassi=
folius - Big Deervetch, a species with a very spotty distribution in wester=
n Washington, which I knew to be a host plant to 2 - 3 rarer butterflies fo=
r western Washington. Later, when we got to an almost boggy area without s=
phagnum moss, I spotted a Silver-spotted Skipper, I quickly remembered that=
it was one of those butterflies that hosted on Big Deervetch! My friend, =
who collected butterflies in S. California as a kid, was excited to see it =
too. Common where, and
when, I grew up on Long Island, New York in the 60's, I don't clearly remem=
ber seeing any Silver-spotted Skippers in western Washington, but I could h=
ave seen one or two 15 - 20 years ago.=20
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> Now I have to remember the other species that host on Big Deervetch.
>=20
> -Stewart=20
>=20
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<p>Stewart, that's a really good record! We really don't have many records =
for the WWA-resident <em>E. clarus</em>!</p>
<p>The other ones you want to watch for are the Bramble Green Hairstreak, t=
he Northern Cloudy-wing, and even maybe the Acmon Blue!</p>
<p>Go get 'em!</p>
<p>Bob</p>
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<p><br /></p>
<p>On 2022-06-21 9:21 pm, Stewart Wechsler wrote:</p>
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<div dir=3D"ltr">Made it to Harstene Island in the Puget Sound today, north=
of Olympia and east of the base of the Kitsap Peninsula, where a friend, M=
anzanita Bill, was keen on seeing the Hairy Manzanitas - Arctostaphylos col=
umbiana that grew there.&nbsp; I said if the Manzanitas were unusual for th=
e larger area, that other plants should grow with it that were unusual for =
the greater area.&nbsp; When we explored around the Manzanita, and later ex=
ploring other spots where we stopped,&nbsp;I was pleased to find a fair amo=
unt of Hosackia / Lotus crassifolius - Big Deervetch, a species with a very=
spotty distribution in western Washington, which I knew to be a host plant=
to 2 - 3 rarer butterflies for western Washington.&nbsp; Later, when we go=
t to an almost&nbsp;boggy area without sphagnum moss, I spotted a Silver-sp=
otted Skipper, I quickly remembered that it was one of those butterflies th=
at hosted on Big Deervetch!&nbsp; My friend, who collected butterflies in S=
. California as a kid, was excited to see it too.&nbsp; Common where, and w=
hen, I grew up on Long Island, New York in the 60's, I don't clearly rememb=
er seeing any Silver-spotted Skippers in western Washington, but I could ha=
ve seen one or two 15 - 20 years ago.
<div>&nbsp;</div>
<div>Now I have to remember the other species that&nbsp;host on Big Deervet=
ch.<br />
<div>&nbsp;</div>
<div>-Stewart</div>
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