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Date: Wed, 22 Jun 2022 08:54:21 -0700
From: Stewart Wechsler <ecostewart...>
Subject: Re: [NorWestLeps] western Washington Silver-spotted Skipper

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Thanks Bob!

-Stewart

On Tue, Jun 21, 2022 at 10:39 PM <tlpyle...> wrote:

> Stewart, that's a really good record! We really don't have many records
> for the WWA-resident *E. clarus*!
>
> The other ones you want to watch for are the Bramble Green Hairstreak, the
> Northern Cloudy-wing, and even maybe the Acmon Blue!
>
> Go get 'em!
>
> 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
> grew 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. When we explored around the Manzanita, and later exploring other
> spots where we stopped, I was pleased to find a fair amount 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. Later, when we got to an
> almost boggy area without sphagnum 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 remember
> seeing any Silver-spotted Skippers in western Washington, but I could have
> seen one or two 15 - 20 years ago.
>
> Now I have to remember the other species that host on Big Deervetch.
>
> -Stewart
>
>
>
>


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<div dir=3D"ltr">Thanks Bob!<div><br></div><div>-Stewart</div></div><br><di=
v class=3D"gmail_quote"><div dir=3D"ltr" class=3D"gmail_attr">On Tue, Jun 2=
1, 2022 at 10:39 PM &lt;<a href=3D"mailto:<tlpyle...>">tlpyle@wil=
lapabay.org</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 style=3D"font-size:10pt;font-family:Verdana,Geneva,sans-ser=
if">
<p>Stewart, that&#39;s a really good record! We really don&#39;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 &#39;em!</p>
<p>Bob</p>
<div>=C2=A0</div>
<p><br></p>
<p>On 2022-06-21 9:21 pm, Stewart Wechsler wrote:</p>
<blockquote type=3D"cite" style=3D"padding:0px 0.4em;border-left:2px solid =
rgb(16,16,255);margin:0px">
<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.=C2=A0 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.=C2=A0 When we explored around the Manzanita, and later ex=
ploring other spots where we stopped,=C2=A0I 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.=C2=A0 Later, when we go=
t to an almost=C2=A0boggy 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!=C2=A0 My friend, who collected butterflies in S=
. California as a kid, was excited to see it too.=C2=A0 Common where, and w=
hen, I grew up on Long Island, New York in the 60&#39;s, I don&#39;t clearl=
y remember seeing any Silver-spotted Skippers in western Washington, but I =
could have seen one or two 15 - 20 years ago.
<div>=C2=A0</div>
<div>Now I have to remember the other species that=C2=A0host on Big Deervet=
ch.<br>
<div>=C2=A0</div>
<div>-Stewart</div>
</div>
</div>

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