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Date: Sun, 11 Sep 2022 14:34:00 -0400
From: Harry LeGrand (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps...>
Subject: Re: Bladen Co., NC butterflies-Saturday, 9/10/2022


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OK. I=E2=80=99ll include them in the database. I seldom get photos of my g=
oodies either, as I only carry an iPhone along with my binoculars. I try to=
photo them with a phone, usually a failure!

Harry LeGrand

Sent from my iPhone

> On Sep 11, 2022, at 2:29 PM, Mike Turner <wmike.turner...> wrote:
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> =EF=BB=BFYes, I saw all three quite well. It was for sure unusual. I have b=
een to this site dozens of times over the last three years and never saw any=
thing but Pearl Crescents. I don=E2=80=99t recall ever seeing one anywhere i=
n the coastal plain, my sighting at the edge of the costal plain in Harnett c=
ounty a month ago notwithstanding. I didn=E2=80=99t get a picture of any of t=
hem.
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> Mike Turner
> Winston-Salem, NC
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>>> On Sep 11, 2022, at 9:49 AM, Harry LeGrand <hlegrandjr...> wrote:=

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>> =EF=BB=BF
>> Mike,
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>> Can you confirm to the group that you either have photos of a Silvery Che=
ckerspot, or can confirm that you saw one or all 3 quite well? You are obvi=
ously familiar with the species in the central Piedmont, but I (as editor of=
the Butterflies of NC website) want to be sure before I enter a record 2 co=
unties away from previous counties for a species. As you know, this is a c=
onsiderable southward range extension, as the previous extent along the Cape=
Fear River is just to Harnett County (maybe 2 records), and we have no reco=
rds for intervening Cumberland County. And, Paul Hart, the former long-time=
Superintendent of Raven Rock State Park, who still lives in the area and ha=
s butterflied all over Harnett County for 30+ years, has never seen Silvery C=
heckerspot in that county, where the Cape Fear passes through.
>>=20
>> In context, though, Steve Hall and I did find Silvery Checkerspots on a n=
umber of occasions in the eastern part of Halifax County and adjacent Northa=
mpton County, and once in farther eastward Bertie County -- all along the Ro=
anoke River and its floodplain forest openings -- well into the Coastal Plai=
n. Steve should have photos. So it does have a tendency to follow brownwat=
er river floodplains into the upper Coastal Plain. The SC map shows the spe=
cies going down the Savannah River into Aiken and even Barnwell counties, an=
d presumably along the Congaree in Richland County.
>>=20
>> So -- several Checkerspots in Bladen County is feasible, especially as th=
ey were along the river edge/floodplain, though the gap now in Cumberland an=
d essentially in Harnett is odd. We would presume this to be a localized br=
eeding site/colony, and not strays.
>>=20
>> Harry LeGrand
>> Raleigh
>>=20
>>> On Sat, Sep 10, 2022 at 6:55 PM Mike Turner <carolinaleps...> wrot=
e:
>>> I visited the Tar Heel boat ramp on the Cape Fear River in Tar Heel, NC.=
It rained about half the time and was cloudy the rest of the time. My highl=
ights were 3 Silvery Checkerspots, 1 Byssus Skipper, and 40+ Southern Skippe=
rlings. My list is below. Good butterflying.
>>>=20
>>> Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
>>> Sleepy Orange 31
>>> Cloudless Sulphur 52
>>> Gulf Fritillary 10
>>> Variegated Fritillary 38
>>> Viceroy 12
>>> Red-spotted Purple 1
>>> Red Admiral 1
>>> Common Buckeye 6
>>> Silvery Checkerspot 3
>>> Pearl Crescent 15
>>> Silver-spotted Skipper 15
>>> checkered-skipper 20
>>> Horace's Duskywing 1
>>> Zarucco Duskywing 1
>>> Dun Skipper 3
>>> Byssus Skipper 1
>>> Fiery Skipper 8
>>> Clouded Skipper 2
>>> Southern Skipperling 42
>>> Ocola Skipper 4
>>> Least Skipper 2
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>>> Mike Turner
>>> Fayetteville, NC

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<html><head><meta http-equiv=3D"content-type" content=3D"text/html; charset=3D=
utf-8"></head><body dir=3D"auto">OK. &nbsp;I=E2=80=99ll include them in the d=
atabase. &nbsp;I seldom get photos of my goodies either, as I only carry an i=
Phone along with my binoculars. &nbsp;I try to photo them with a phone, usua=
lly a failure!<br><br>Harry LeGrand<div><br><div dir=3D"ltr">Sent from my iP=
hone</div><div dir=3D"ltr"><br><blockquote type=3D"cite">On Sep 11, 2022, at=
2:29 PM, Mike Turner &lt;<wmike.turner...>&gt; wrote:<br><br></blockqu=
ote></div><blockquote type=3D"cite"><div dir=3D"ltr">=EF=BB=BF<meta http-equ=
iv=3D"content-type" content=3D"text/html; charset=3Dutf-8"><span style=3D"-w=
ebkit-text-size-adjust: auto; caret-color: rgb(0, 0, 0); color: rgb(0, 0, 0)=
; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Yes, I saw all three quite well. It=
was for sure unusual. I have been to this site dozens of times over the las=
t three years and never saw anything but Pearl Crescents. I don=E2=80=99t re=
call ever seeing one anywhere in the coastal plain, my sighting at the edge o=
f the costal plain in Harnett county a month ago notwithstanding. I didn=E2=80=
=99t get a picture of any of them.</span><br><br><div dir=3D"ltr">Mike Turne=
r<div>Winston-Salem, NC</div><div><br></div></div><div dir=3D"ltr"><br><bloc=
kquote type=3D"cite">On Sep 11, 2022, at 9:49 AM, Harry LeGrand &lt;hlegrand=
<jr...>&gt; wrote:<br><br></blockquote></div><blockquote type=3D"cite">=
<div dir=3D"ltr">=EF=BB=BF<div dir=3D"ltr"><div>Mike,</div><div><br></div><d=
iv>Can you confirm to the group that you either have photos of a Silvery Che=
ckerspot, or can confirm that you saw one or all 3 quite well?&nbsp; You are=
obviously familiar with the species in the central Piedmont, but I (as edit=
or of the Butterflies of NC website) want to be sure before I enter a record=
2 counties away from previous counties for a species.&nbsp;&nbsp; As you kn=
ow, this is a considerable southward range extension, as the previous extent=
along the Cape Fear River is just to Harnett County (maybe 2 records), and w=
e have no records for intervening Cumberland County.&nbsp; And, Paul Hart, t=
he former long-time Superintendent of Raven Rock State Park, who still lives=
in the area and has butterflied all over Harnett County for 30+ years, has n=
ever seen Silvery Checkerspot in that county, where the Cape Fear passes thr=
ough.</div><div><br></div><div>In context, though, Steve Hall and I did find=
Silvery Checkerspots on a number of occasions in the eastern part of Halifa=
x County and adjacent Northampton County, and once in farther eastward Berti=
e County -- all along the Roanoke River and its floodplain forest openings -=
- well into the Coastal Plain.&nbsp; Steve should have photos.&nbsp; So it d=
oes have a tendency to follow brownwater river floodplains into the upper Co=
astal Plain.&nbsp; The SC map shows the species going down the Savannah Rive=
r into Aiken and even Barnwell counties, and presumably along the Congaree i=
n Richland County.</div><div><br></div><div>So -- several Checkerspots in Bl=
aden County is feasible, especially as they were along the river edge/floodp=
lain, though the gap now in Cumberland and essentially in Harnett is odd.&nb=
sp; We would presume this to be a localized breeding site/colony, and not st=
rays.<br></div><div><br></div><div>Harry LeGrand</div><div>Raleigh<br></div>=
</div><br><div class=3D"gmail_quote"><div dir=3D"ltr" class=3D"gmail_attr">O=
n Sat, Sep 10, 2022 at 6:55 PM Mike Turner &lt;<a href=3D"mailto:carolinalep=
<s...>"><carolinaleps...></a>&gt; wrote:<br></div><blockquote class=3D=
"gmail_quote" style=3D"margin:0px 0px 0px 0.8ex;border-left:1px solid rgb(20=
4,204,204);padding-left:1ex"><div dir=3D"ltr">I visited the Tar Heel boat ra=
mp on the Cape Fear River in Tar Heel, NC. It rained about half the time and=
was cloudy the rest of the time. My highlights were 3 Silvery Checkerspots,=
1 Byssus Skipper, and 40+ Southern Skipperlings. My list is below. Good but=
terflying.<div><br></div><div>Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1<br>Sleepy Orange=
31<br>Cloudless Sulphur 52<br>Gulf Fritillary 10<br>Variegated Fri=
tillary 38<br>Viceroy 12<br>Red-spotted Purple 1<br>Red Admiral=
1<br>Common Buckeye 6<br>Silvery Checkerspot 3<br>Pearl Crescent=
15<br>Silver-spotted Skipper 15<br>checkered-skipper 20<=
br>Horace's Duskywing 1<br>Zarucco Duskywing 1<br>Dun Skipper 3<b=
r>Byssus Skipper 1<br>Fiery Skipper 8<br>Clouded Skipper 2<b=
r>Southern Skipperling 42<br>Ocola Skipper 4<br>Least Skipper 2<b=
r><div><div dir=3D"ltr"><div dir=3D"ltr"><div><div dir=3D"ltr"><div><div dir=
=3D"ltr"><div><br></div><div>Mike Turner<br></div>Fayetteville, NC<br></div>=
<u></u></div></div></div></div></div></div></div>
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