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Date: Sun, 28 Aug 2022 19:49:05 -0400
From: Mike Turner (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps...>
Subject: Richmond Co., NC butterflies-Saturday, 8/27/2022

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Yesterday, Saturday, I visited the Sandhills Game Land from about 1-5pm. My
target species was Dotted Skipper, so I toured the Ironweed patches in
open, sunny areas in the field trial grounds. I lucked up and found one
female about 20 minutes after arriving. I got a good look at it for about
10 seconds before it flew off, never to be seen again. The problem
relocating it was the abundance of flowering, scattered Ironweed. There are
large patches of flowering Bicolor Lespedeza inside the recently burned
longleaf stands which were good for hairstreaks. It was fun checking all
the patches of Ironweed, lespedeza, and Eupatorium. The other highlight
today was a Southern Skipperling and a very worn Sachem. My list is below.
Good butterflying.

Black Swallowtail 4
Spicebush Swallowtail 20
Palamedes Swallowtail 8
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 20, incl. 2 black form females
Little Yellow 4
Sleepy Orange 3
Cloudless Sulphur 3
Red-banded Hairstreak 6
Gray Hairstreak 3
Eastern Tailed-Blue 6
Monarch 2
Variegated Fritillary 2
Common Buckeye 7
Pearl Crescent 3
Carolina Satyr 1
Southern Cloudywing 1
Silver-spotted Skipper 4
Horace's Duskywing 1
Zarucco Duskywing 3
Fiery Skipper 3
Sachem 1
Dotted Skipper 1
Southern Skipperling 1

Mike Turner
Fayetteville, NC

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<div dir=3D"ltr">Yesterday, Saturday, I visited the Sandhills Game Land fro=
m about 1-5pm. My target species was Dotted Skipper, so I toured the Ironwe=
ed patches in open, sunny areas in the=C2=A0field trial grounds. I lucked u=
p and found one female about=C2=A020 minutes after arriving. I got a good l=
ook=C2=A0at it for about 10 seconds before it flew off, never to be seen ag=
ain. The problem relocating it was the abundance of flowering, scattered Ir=
onweed. There are large patches of flowering Bicolor Lespedeza inside the r=
ecently burned longleaf stands which were good for hairstreaks. It was fun =
checking all the patches of Ironweed, lespedeza, and Eupatorium. The other =
highlight today was a Southern Skipperling and a very worn Sachem. My list =
is below. Good butterflying.<div><br></div><div>Black Swallowtail 4 <br>Spi=
cebush Swallowtail 20 <br>Palamedes Swallowtail 8 <br>Eastern Tiger Swallow=
tail 20, incl. 2 black form females<br>Little Yellow 4 <br>Sleepy Orange 3 =
<br>Cloudless Sulphur 3 <br>Red-banded Hairstreak 6 <br>Gray Hairstreak 3 <=
br>Eastern Tailed-Blue 6 <br>Monarch 2 <br>Variegated Fritillary 2 <br>Comm=
on Buckeye 7 <br>Pearl Crescent 3 <br>Carolina Satyr 1 <br>Southern Cloudyw=
ing 1 <br>Silver-spotted Skipper 4 <br>Horace&#39;s Duskywing 1 <br>Zarucco=
Duskywing 3 <br>Fiery Skipper 3 <br>Sachem 1 <br>Dotted Skipper 1 <br>Sout=
hern Skipperling 1=C2=A0<br></div><div>=C2=A0<br clear=3D"all"><div><div di=
r=3D"ltr" class=3D"gmail_signature" data-smartmail=3D"gmail_signature"><div=
dir=3D"ltr"><div><div dir=3D"ltr"><div><div dir=3D"ltr"><div>Mike Turner<b=
r></div>Fayetteville, NC<br></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div=
></div>

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