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List: Carolina-Leps
Date: Mon, 11 Jul 2022 16:55:56 -0400
From: Harry LeGrand (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps...>
Subject: Lots of butterflies in Durham Co., NC -- July 11

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Four folks birded the Flat River waterfowl impoundments in n.e. Durham
County this morning, on a sunny and mild to warm day -- first day after
about 3 days of strong showers, including a "chilly" day of rain and
drizzle yesterday, barely making it to 72 degrees on July 10! We know that
a lot of adults eclose from their chrysalids after rain, and today we saw
quite a few very fresh individuals. There was a lot of verbena in bloom
along the dikes, as well as a nice "flush" of brushfoots that used us for
"nectar"! Here are our totals, compiled by Lori Arent and me:

Zebra Swallowtail 3 nice surprise
Spicebush Swallowtail 3
E. Tiger Swallowtail 5
Sleepy Orange 15
Cloudless Sulphur 6
Gray Hairstreak 1
E. Tailed-Blue 5
American Snout 3
Monarch 4
Variegated Fritillary 25 nearly all very fresh
Red-spotted Purple 2
Hackberry Emperor 6 sadly, still no Tawny Emperor -- I have not seen one
since 2020
Polygonia sp. 2
Red Admiral 2
Common Buckeye 12
Silvery Checkerspot 11 second brood; local colony here
Pearl Crescent 20
Silver-spotted Skipper 6
Horace's Duskywing 18 the ONLY species in NC that seems more common in
2022 than ever before
Fiery Skipper 6
Sachem 3
Clouded Skipper 1

22 species. Skipper species diversity still low, but we are in the middle
of the summer doldrums now -- between broods of a great number of species
(not that first broods were detected this spring!)

Harry LeGrand
Raleigh

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<div dir=3D"ltr"><div>Four folks birded the Flat River waterfowl impoundmen=
ts in n.e. Durham County this morning, on a sunny and mild to warm day -- f=
irst day after about 3 days of strong showers, including a &quot;chilly&quo=
t; day of rain and drizzle yesterday, barely making it to 72 degrees on Jul=
y 10!=C2=A0 We know that a lot of adults eclose from their chrysalids after=
rain, and today we saw quite a few very fresh individuals.=C2=A0 There was=
a lot of verbena in bloom along the dikes, as well as a nice &quot;flush&q=
uot; of brushfoots that used us for &quot;nectar&quot;!=C2=A0 Here are our =
totals, compiled by Lori Arent and me:</div><div><br></div><div>

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caps:normal;font-weight:400;letter-spacing:normal;text-align:start;text-ind=
ent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px;background-=
color:rgb(255,255,255);text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:=
initial">Zebra Swallowtail=C2=A0 3=C2=A0=C2=A0 nice surprise<br></div><div =
style=3D"color:rgb(34,34,34);font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;font-si=
ze:small;font-style:normal;font-variant-ligatures:normal;font-variant-caps:=
normal;font-weight:400;letter-spacing:normal;text-align:start;text-indent:0=
px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px;background-color=
:rgb(255,255,255);text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initi=
al">Spicebush Swallowtail=C2=A0 3</div><div style=3D"color:rgb(34,34,34);fo=
nt-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:small;font-style:normal;font=
-variant-ligatures:normal;font-variant-caps:normal;font-weight:400;letter-s=
pacing:normal;text-align:start;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-sp=
ace:normal;word-spacing:0px;background-color:rgb(255,255,255);text-decorati=
on-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial">E. Tiger Swallowtail=C2=A0 =
5</div><div style=3D"color:rgb(34,34,34);font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-s=
erif;font-size:small;font-style:normal;font-variant-ligatures:normal;font-v=
ariant-caps:normal;font-weight:400;letter-spacing:normal;text-align:start;t=
ext-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px;back=
ground-color:rgb(255,255,255);text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration=
-color:initial">Sleepy Orange=C2=A0 15</div><div style=3D"color:rgb(34,34,3=
4);font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:small;font-style:normal=
;font-variant-ligatures:normal;font-variant-caps:normal;font-weight:400;let=
ter-spacing:normal;text-align:start;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;whi=
te-space:normal;word-spacing:0px;background-color:rgb(255,255,255);text-dec=
oration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial">Cloudless Sulphur=C2=
=A0 6</div><div style=3D"color:rgb(34,34,34);font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sa=
ns-serif;font-size:small;font-style:normal;font-variant-ligatures:normal;fo=
nt-variant-caps:normal;font-weight:400;letter-spacing:normal;text-align:sta=
rt;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px;=
background-color:rgb(255,255,255);text-decoration-style:initial;text-decora=
tion-color:initial">Gray Hairstreak=C2=A0 1</div><div style=3D"color:rgb(34=
,34,34);font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:small;font-style:n=
ormal;font-variant-ligatures:normal;font-variant-caps:normal;font-weight:40=
0;letter-spacing:normal;text-align:start;text-indent:0px;text-transform:non=
e;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px;background-color:rgb(255,255,255);tex=
t-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial">E. Tailed-Blue=C2=
=A0 5</div><div style=3D"color:rgb(34,34,34);font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sa=
ns-serif;font-size:small;font-style:normal;font-variant-ligatures:normal;fo=
nt-variant-caps:normal;font-weight:400;letter-spacing:normal;text-align:sta=
rt;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px;=
background-color:rgb(255,255,255);text-decoration-style:initial;text-decora=
tion-color:initial">American Snout=C2=A0 3</div><div style=3D"color:rgb(34,=
34,34);font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:small;font-style:no=
rmal;font-variant-ligatures:normal;font-variant-caps:normal;font-weight:400=
;letter-spacing:normal;text-align:start;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none=
;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px;background-color:rgb(255,255,255);text=
-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial">Monarch=C2=A0 4</d=
iv><div style=3D"color:rgb(34,34,34);font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif=
;font-size:small;font-style:normal;font-variant-ligatures:normal;font-varia=
nt-caps:normal;font-weight:400;letter-spacing:normal;text-align:start;text-=
indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px;backgrou=
nd-color:rgb(255,255,255);text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-col=
or:initial">Variegated Fritillary=C2=A0 25=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0 nearly all ver=
y fresh<br></div><div style=3D"color:rgb(34,34,34);font-family:Arial,Helvet=
ica,sans-serif;font-size:small;font-style:normal;font-variant-ligatures:nor=
mal;font-variant-caps:normal;font-weight:400;letter-spacing:normal;text-ali=
gn:start;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacin=
g:0px;background-color:rgb(255,255,255);text-decoration-style:initial;text-=
decoration-color:initial">Red-spotted Purple=C2=A0 2<br></div><div style=3D=
"color:rgb(34,34,34);font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:small=
;font-style:normal;font-variant-ligatures:normal;font-variant-caps:normal;f=
ont-weight:400;letter-spacing:normal;text-align:start;text-indent:0px;text-=
transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px;background-color:rgb(255=
,255,255);text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial">Hack=
berry Emperor=C2=A0 6=C2=A0=C2=A0 sadly, still no Tawny Emperor -- I have n=
ot seen one since 2020<br></div><div style=3D"color:rgb(34,34,34);font-fami=
ly:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:small;font-style:normal;font-varian=
t-ligatures:normal;font-variant-caps:normal;font-weight:400;letter-spacing:=
normal;text-align:start;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:nor=
mal;word-spacing:0px;background-color:rgb(255,255,255);text-decoration-styl=
e:initial;text-decoration-color:initial">Polygonia sp.=C2=A0 2</div><div st=
yle=3D"color:rgb(34,34,34);font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;font-size=
:small;font-style:normal;font-variant-ligatures:normal;font-variant-caps:no=
rmal;font-weight:400;letter-spacing:normal;text-align:start;text-indent:0px=
;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px;background-color:r=
gb(255,255,255);text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial=
">Red Admiral=C2=A0 2</div><div style=3D"color:rgb(34,34,34);font-family:Ar=
ial,Helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:small;font-style:normal;font-variant-lig=
atures:normal;font-variant-caps:normal;font-weight:400;letter-spacing:norma=
l;text-align:start;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;w=
ord-spacing:0px;background-color:rgb(255,255,255);text-decoration-style:ini=
tial;text-decoration-color:initial">Common Buckeye=C2=A0 12</div><div style=
=3D"color:rgb(34,34,34);font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:sm=
all;font-style:normal;font-variant-ligatures:normal;font-variant-caps:norma=
l;font-weight:400;letter-spacing:normal;text-align:start;text-indent:0px;te=
xt-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px;background-color:rgb(=
255,255,255);text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial">S=
ilvery Checkerspot=C2=A0 11=C2=A0=C2=A0 second brood; local colony here<br>=
</div><div style=3D"color:rgb(34,34,34);font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-se=
rif;font-size:small;font-style:normal;font-variant-ligatures:normal;font-va=
riant-caps:normal;font-weight:400;letter-spacing:normal;text-align:start;te=
xt-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px;backg=
round-color:rgb(255,255,255);text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-=
color:initial">Pearl Crescent=C2=A0 20</div><div style=3D"color:rgb(34,34,3=
4);font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:small;font-style:normal=
;font-variant-ligatures:normal;font-variant-caps:normal;font-weight:400;let=
ter-spacing:normal;text-align:start;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;whi=
te-space:normal;word-spacing:0px;background-color:rgb(255,255,255);text-dec=
oration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial">Silver-spotted Skipper=
=C2=A0 6</div><div style=3D"color:rgb(34,34,34);font-family:Arial,Helvetica=
,sans-serif;font-size:small;font-style:normal;font-variant-ligatures:normal=
;font-variant-caps:normal;font-weight:400;letter-spacing:normal;text-align:=
start;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0=
px;background-color:rgb(255,255,255);text-decoration-style:initial;text-dec=
oration-color:initial">Horace&#39;s Duskywing=C2=A0 18=C2=A0=C2=A0 the ONLY=
species in NC that seems more common in 2022 than ever before<br></div><di=
v style=3D"color:rgb(34,34,34);font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;font-=
size:small;font-style:normal;font-variant-ligatures:normal;font-variant-cap=
s:normal;font-weight:400;letter-spacing:normal;text-align:start;text-indent=
:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px;background-col=
or:rgb(255,255,255);text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:ini=
tial">Fiery Skipper=C2=A0 6</div><div style=3D"color:rgb(34,34,34);font-fam=
ily:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:small;font-style:normal;font-varia=
nt-ligatures:normal;font-variant-caps:normal;font-weight:400;letter-spacing=
:normal;text-align:start;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:no=
rmal;word-spacing:0px;background-color:rgb(255,255,255);text-decoration-sty=
le:initial;text-decoration-color:initial">Sachem=C2=A0 3</div><div style=3D=
"color:rgb(34,34,34);font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:small=
;font-style:normal;font-variant-ligatures:normal;font-variant-caps:normal;f=
ont-weight:400;letter-spacing:normal;text-align:start;text-indent:0px;text-=
transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px;background-color:rgb(255=
,255,255);text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial">Clou=
ded Skipper=C2=A0 1</div><div style=3D"color:rgb(34,34,34);font-family:Aria=
l,Helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:small;font-style:normal;font-variant-ligat=
ures:normal;font-variant-caps:normal;font-weight:400;letter-spacing:normal;=
text-align:start;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;wor=
d-spacing:0px;background-color:rgb(255,255,255);text-decoration-style:initi=
al;text-decoration-color:initial"><br></div><div style=3D"color:rgb(34,34,3=
4);font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:small;font-style:normal=
;font-variant-ligatures:normal;font-variant-caps:normal;font-weight:400;let=
ter-spacing:normal;text-align:start;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;whi=
te-space:normal;word-spacing:0px;background-color:rgb(255,255,255);text-dec=
oration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial">22 species.=C2=A0 Skip=
per species diversity still low, but we are in the middle of the summer dol=
drums now -- between broods of a great number of species (not that first br=
oods were detected this spring!)<br></div><div style=3D"color:rgb(34,34,34)=
;font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:small;font-style:normal;f=
ont-variant-ligatures:normal;font-variant-caps:normal;font-weight:400;lette=
r-spacing:normal;text-align:start;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white=
-space:normal;word-spacing:0px;background-color:rgb(255,255,255);text-decor=
ation-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial"><br></div><div style=3D"=
color:rgb(34,34,34);font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:small;=
font-style:normal;font-variant-ligatures:normal;font-variant-caps:normal;fo=
nt-weight:400;letter-spacing:normal;text-align:start;text-indent:0px;text-t=
ransform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px;background-color:rgb(255,=
255,255);text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial">Harry=
LeGrand</div><div style=3D"color:rgb(34,34,34);font-family:Arial,Helvetica=
,sans-serif;font-size:small;font-style:normal;font-variant-ligatures:normal=
;font-variant-caps:normal;font-weight:400;letter-spacing:normal;text-align:=
start;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0=
px;background-color:rgb(255,255,255);text-decoration-style:initial;text-dec=
oration-color:initial">Raleigh<br></div>

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