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Date: Sat, 30 Jul 2022 14:55:45 -0400
From: Harry LeGrand (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps...>
Subject: Re: CORRECTION: Second Correction.Mason Farm, 07/30

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Matthew,

I'm glad you did upload a photo of an emperor to your Facebook Carolina
Leps post earlier today. Indeed it is a Tawny. I was incredulous -- as I
suspect most of us are/were -- that a ratio of 7:0 Tawny:Hackberry is very
unusual and not likely. But -- if you indeed checked photos of at least a
few others and all were Tawny, fine by me. Most of us are still looking
for an elusive Tawny Emperor since about 2019 or 2020. I'm guessing my
last 20-25 emperors in NC have all been Hackberries.

Harry LeGrand
Raleigh

On Sat, Jul 30, 2022 at 2:18 PM Matthew Shaynak <carolinaleps...>
wrote:

> I just reviewed my images and realized I misidentified the emperors as
> Hackberry when they were in fact Tawny emperors. That explains why they
> seemed smaller than I had remembered. So I observed 7 TAWNY emperors toda=
y
> not hackberry.
> Just shows I need more practice.
>
> Been a while since I=E2=80=99ve posted but today I had the opportunity to=
visit
> Mason Farm Biological Reserve in Orange CO, NC for a little over an hour.
> Start time: 9:40am (81=C2=B0) until 11:20 (86=C2=B0).
>
> I saw the following:
>
> *Tawny* Emperor: 7 (one very friendly one who took a very strong liking t=
o
> me)
> Duskywing SP: 3
> Spicebush ST: 12
> Eastern Tiger ST: 26
> Silver-Spotted Skipper: 16
> Zabulon Skipper: 4
> Fiery Skipper: 2
> Clouded Skipper: 2
> Red Admiral: 4 (2 very fresh)
> Northern Pearly-eye: 3
> Common buckeye: 2
> Cabbage white: 1
> Zebra ST: 2 (Finally got a decent photo)
> Red-Spotted Purple: 2
>
> Hopefully I=E2=80=99ll have time to get out more here soon but numbers st=
ill seem
> pretty low for everything but swallowtails. It was nice finally seeing an
> (okay) number of Silver-Spotted Skipper=E2=80=99s but I=E2=80=99m surpris=
ed with the other
> numbers.
>
> Happy Butterflying,
> Matthew Shaynak
>
> Sent from my iPhone

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<div dir=3D"ltr"><div>Matthew,</div><div><br></div><div>I&#39;m glad you di=
d upload a photo of an emperor to your Facebook Carolina Leps post=C2=A0 ea=
rlier today.=C2=A0 Indeed it is a Tawny.=C2=A0 I was incredulous -- as I su=
spect most of us are/were -- that a ratio of 7:0 Tawny:Hackberry is very un=
usual and not likely.=C2=A0 But -- if you indeed checked photos of at least=
a few others and all were Tawny, fine by me.=C2=A0 Most of us are still lo=
oking for an elusive Tawny Emperor since about 2019 or 2020.=C2=A0 I&#39;m =
guessing my last 20-25 emperors in NC have all been Hackberries.</div><div>=
<br></div><div>Harry LeGrand</div><div>Raleigh<br></div></div><br><div clas=
s=3D"gmail_quote"><div dir=3D"ltr" class=3D"gmail_attr">On Sat, Jul 30, 202=
2 at 2:18 PM Matthew Shaynak &lt;<a href=3D"mailto:<carolinaleps...>">c=
<arolinaleps...></a>&gt; wrote:<br></div><blockquote class=3D"gmail_quo=
te" style=3D"margin:0px 0px 0px 0.8ex;border-left:1px solid rgb(204,204,204=
);padding-left:1ex">I just reviewed my images and realized I misidentified =
the emperors as Hackberry when they were in fact Tawny emperors. That expla=
ins why they seemed smaller than I had remembered. So I observed 7 TAWNY em=
perors today not hackberry. <br>
Just shows I need more practice. <br>
<br>
Been a while since I=E2=80=99ve posted but today I had the opportunity to v=
isit Mason Farm Biological Reserve in Orange CO, NC for a little over an ho=
ur. <br>
Start time: 9:40am (81=C2=B0) until 11:20 (86=C2=B0).<br>
<br>
I saw the following:<br>
<br>
*Tawny* Emperor: 7 (one very friendly one who took a very strong liking to =
me)<br>
Duskywing SP: 3 <br>
Spicebush ST: 12<br>
Eastern Tiger ST: 26<br>
Silver-Spotted Skipper: 16<br>
Zabulon Skipper: 4<br>
Fiery Skipper: 2<br>
Clouded Skipper: 2<br>
Red Admiral: 4 (2 very fresh)<br>
Northern Pearly-eye: 3<br>
Common buckeye: 2<br>
Cabbage white: 1<br>
Zebra ST: 2 (Finally got a decent photo)<br>
Red-Spotted Purple: 2 <br>
<br>
Hopefully I=E2=80=99ll have time to get out more here soon but numbers stil=
l seem pretty low for everything but swallowtails. It was nice finally seei=
ng an (okay) number of Silver-Spotted Skipper=E2=80=99s but I=E2=80=99m sur=
prised with the other numbers. <br>
<br>
Happy Butterflying,<br>
Matthew Shaynak<br>
<br>
Sent from my iPhone</blockquote></div>

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