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Date: Sat, 16 Jul 2022 10:21:22 -0400
From: Harry LeGrand (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps...>
Subject: Re: Doughton Park 7/12/2022

I see a few wider pale spots near the top of the arc, suggestive of a broke=
n-dash. Doughton should be too high elevation for Southern, and Northern is=
not scarce there at Doughton.=20

It could be a Crossline, but that species always seems to have all dots/spo=
ts the same size and never extending toward the wing base; thus they are al=
ways aligned evenly.=20=20

So I would go with Northern Broken-dash, as you suggest.=20

As for female Diana =E2=80=94 yes, they do emerge by early July, but I thin=
k most immediately estivate, and then fly strongly in the latter part of Au=
gust into mid-September =E2=80=94 when tall purple/pink composites are in b=
loom. Look for them on blooming thistles or Joe-Pye-weed, less so on ironw=

Harry LeGrand

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> On Jul 16, 2022, at 9:40 AM, Lior Carlson <carolinaleps...> wrote:
> =EF=BB=BFFellow Butterfliers,
> I've been delayed in posting our day-trip to the Doughton Park area from
> earlier this week as I've been busy. Will's post motivated me to delay no
> further.
> Our goal was to finally see an Aphrodite Fritillary, which we seemed to h=
> completely missed during our visit last July, and to see a female Diana
> Fritillary. We got the Aphrodite but not the Diana, so a good reason to k=
> returning. Both John and I have unlocked the achievement of seeing all the
> Fritillaries listed on the NC state checklist, with the exception of the =
> Fritillary.
> The weather was in the upper 70s to mid 80s during our stay from around 1=
> AM to 2:00 PM. The sky started off with a few clouds which continued to
> increase. Little to no breeze. A near perfect day for our adventure. Link=
> photos: https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.flickr.com/photos/shrone/=
1tuT_xE6YbdLa5jLPYtO3azDTCE4JztfjTeDv7kw$ .
> Let's Go Butterflying!
> Lior Carlson
> Backyard Butterflies
> Doughton Park & Surrounding Areas List
> Tiger Swallowtail: 5
> Pipevine Swallowtail: 1
> Monarch: 2
> American Lady: 3
> Pearl Crescent: 4
> Common Wood Nymph: 68
> Fiery Skipper: 1
> Sachem: 2
> American Copper: 4
> Crossline Skipper: 1
> Silver Spotted Skipper: 34
> Meadow Fritillary: 11
> Great Spangled Fritillary: 50
> Diana Fritillary: 1
> Aphrodite Fritillary: 8
> Summer Azure: 3
> Eastern-tailed Blue: 19
> Gray Hairstreak: 2
> Cabbage White: 7
> Cloudless Sulphur: 4
> Orange Sulphur: 2
> Clouded Sulphur: 3
> Northern Broken-dash: 1? (See photo here:
> https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.flickr.com/photos/shrone/shares/E=
YbdLa5jLPYtO3azDTCE4JztfhrihirqA$ )