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Date: Thu, 1 Sep 2022 11:34:50 -0400
From: Harry LeGrand (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps...>
Subject: Raulston Arboretum butterflies, Wake Co., NC -- Sept. 1

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I felt a need to hit the arboretum in Raleigh today, the first day of fall
(I believe in meteorological seasons). Though I had excellent conditions
-- sunny, dry, and already quite warm at 9:15, the grass was still dewy.
Matthew Shaynak had a lot more numbers, especially of brushfoots, on August
28 than I did today, though he rightfully went there in early afternoon --
a better time. Here are my totals:

Pipevine Swallowtail 8
Black Swallowtail 1 male
Spicebush Swallowtail 3
E. Tiger Swallowtail 3 low
Cabbage White 6
Cloudless Sulphur 1
Sleepy Orange 4
Red-banded Hairstreak 1
Gulf Fritillary 1 medium worn
Variegated Fritillary 4
Monarch 3 notice the gap in brushfoots I didn't see!

Silver-spotted Skipper 10
Horace's Duskywing 1
Common Checkered-Skipper 1
Fiery Skipper 15 many more around if you visit in the afternoon!
Sachem 1 worn male
Clouded Skipper 9 good numbers compared with other species
Ocola Skipper 1

So, 18 species is rather bland for this place at this time of year; better
in early afternoon probably. Matthew reported several more species that I
missed -- American Snout, Pearl Crescent, Common Buckeye, American Lady,
Red-spotted Purple (scarce here) -- all brushfoot species. I had a
Red-banded Hairstreak and Sachem that he didn't get.

But, other than Gulf Fritillary -- no other southern migrants, and a poor
year for them around here (eastern Piedmont) -- like Long-tailed Skipper,
Painted Lady, Brazilian Skipper, Little Yellow (seldom at the arboretum),
etc.

Harry LeGrand
Raleigh

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<div dir=3D"ltr"><div>I felt a need to hit the arboretum in Raleigh today, =
the first day of fall (I believe in meteorological seasons).=C2=A0 Though I=
had excellent conditions -- sunny, dry, and already quite warm at 9:15, th=
e grass was still dewy.=C2=A0 Matthew Shaynak had a lot more numbers, espec=
ially of brushfoots, on August 28 than I did today, though he rightfully we=
nt there in early afternoon -- a better time.=C2=A0 Here are my totals:</di=
v><div><br></div><div>Pipevine Swallowtail=C2=A0 8</div><div>Black Swallowt=
ail=C2=A0 1=C2=A0 male</div><div>Spicebush Swallowtail=C2=A0 3=C2=A0 <br></=
div><div>E. Tiger Swallowtail=C2=A0 3=C2=A0 low</div><div>Cabbage White=C2=
=A0 6</div><div>Cloudless Sulphur=C2=A0 1</div><div>Sleepy Orange=C2=A0 4</=
div><div>Red-banded Hairstreak=C2=A0 1</div><div>Gulf Fritillary=C2=A0 1=C2=
=A0 medium worn</div><div>Variegated Fritillary=C2=A0 4</div><div>Monarch=
=C2=A0 3=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0 notice the gap in brushfoots I didn&#39;t see!</=
div><div><br></div><div>Silver-spotted Skipper=C2=A0 10</div><div>Horace&#3=
9;s Duskywing=C2=A0 1</div><div>Common Checkered-Skipper=C2=A0 1</div><div>=
Fiery Skipper=C2=A0 15=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0 many more around if you visit in t=
he afternoon!</div><div>Sachem=C2=A0 1=C2=A0 worn male<br></div><div>Cloude=
d Skipper=C2=A0 9=C2=A0=C2=A0 good numbers compared with other species</div=
><div>Ocola Skipper=C2=A0 1</div><div><br></div><div>So, 18 species is rath=
er bland for this place at this time of year; better in early afternoon pro=
bably.=C2=A0 Matthew reported several more species that I missed -- America=
n Snout, Pearl Crescent, Common Buckeye, American Lady, Red-spotted Purple =
(scarce here) -- all brushfoot species.=C2=A0 I had a Red-banded Hairstreak=
and Sachem that he didn&#39;t get.=C2=A0 <br></div><div><br></div><div>But=
, other than Gulf Fritillary -- no other southern migrants, and a poor year=
for them around here (eastern Piedmont) -- like Long-tailed Skipper, Paint=
ed Lady, Brazilian Skipper, Little Yellow (seldom at the arboretum), etc.</=
div><div><br></div><div>Harry LeGrand</div><div>Raleigh<br></div><div><br><=
/div></div>

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