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Date: Mon, 1 Aug 2022 21:45:30 -0400
From: Marie Poteat (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps...>
Subject: Guilford County Butterflies

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Guilford County - Jamestown 8-1-2022

Marie Poteat

After returning from the mountains yesterday, I was out early this morning
checking all the flowers. Today was amazing as far as butterfly activity.
The number of species is good, but the number of individuals is really up.
Since I was not trying to work, I went from area to area only trying to do
counts as accurate as I could. There is no way to get an accurate count
for Silver Spotted Skippers since they are on every flowering plant now.
The Eastern Tiger Swallowtails are using the zinnias, silphiums, mountain
mints, and today were just hanging in groups on the buttonbushes. The
Fiery Skippers are on most of the flowers while concentrating on Snow
Squarestem and Mountain Mint (Pycnanthemum muticum). After not seeing any
Monarchs for weeks, I flushed a Monarch from nectaring on a Liatris
squarrosa. I continued to see butterflies while mowing this afternoon and
the list for today is below. It is so encouraging to see the plantings
just alive with bees and butterflies.

pictures sent to CBS only

1 Monarch
24+ Eastern Tiger Swallowtails
3 Black Swallowtails
3 Spicebush Swallowtails
1 Pipevine Swallowtail
1 Cloudless Sulphur
2 Red-banded Hairstreaks
1 Gray Hairstreak
5 Eastern Tailed-Blues
1 Azure, Summer
1 Great Spangled Fritillary
2 Pearl Crescents
2 Common Buckeyes
1 American Lady
1 Appalachian Brown
50+ Silver Spotted Skippers
24+ Fiery Skippers
5 Little Glassywings
9 Sachems
5 Zabulon Skippers
1 Dun Skipper
1 Ocola Skipper .

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</div><div>After returning from the mountains yesterday, I was out early th=
is morning checking all the flowers.=C2=A0 Today was amazing as far as butt=
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viduals is really=C2=A0up.=C2=A0 Since I was not trying to work, I went fro=
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m" aria-haspopup=3D"true">every</span>=C2=A0flowering plant now.=C2=A0 The =
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hes</span>.=C2=A0 The Fiery Skippers are on most of the flowers while conce=
ntrating on Snow Squarestem and Mountain Mint (Pycnanthemum muticum).=C2=A0=
After not seeing any Monarchs for weeks, I flushed a Monarch from nectarin=
g on a Liatris squarrosa.=C2=A0 I continued to see butterflies while mowing=
this afternoon and the list for today is below.=C2=A0 It is so encouraging=
to see the plantings just alive with bees and butterflies.=C2=A0 =C2=A0 =
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banded Hairstreaks</div><div>1 Gray Hairstreak</div><div>5 Eastern Tailed-B=
lues</div><div>1 Azure, Summer</div><div>1 Great Spangled Fritillary</div><=
div>2 Pearl Crescents</div><div>2 Common Buckeyes</div><div>1 American Lady=
</div><div>1 Appalachian Brown</div><div>50+ Silver Spotted Skippers</div><=
div>24+ Fiery Skippers</div><div>5 Little=C2=A0<span id=3D"gmail-m_-1895037=
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pan></div><div>9 Sachems</div><div>5 Zabulon Skippers=C2=A0</div><div>1 Dun=
Skipper</div><div>1 Ocola=C2=A0Skipper=C2=A0 .=C2=A0 =C2=A0 =C2=A0</div><d=
iv><br></div></div></div>

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