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Date: Mon, 19 Sep 2022 10:43:13 -0400
From: Harry LeGrand (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps...>
Subject: Re: Dare Co, mainland Fri 091622

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After a review of photos from this site and day (Sept. 16) on iNaturalist,
here are my thoughts and IDs for most of the trickier or less common
skippers:

*Northern Broken-dash*: I feel that the ventral photo is of a worn
Southern, as Northern really does not have a clear or strong "3" pattern,
no matter what references might say. The arc is mainly wide and even, or a
bit thicker in the middle, but barely extending forward of the arc. If the
middle extends clearly farther inward, like a 3, then that is a Southern
B-d field mark. IDed by me instead as a Southern Broken-dash. Lots of
records for Southern here, very very few for Northern.

https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/135549941__;!!OToaGQ!v0i4xCVS8CkCOAGtYSkve_O34Spws3CHToHeLAKQaWNGgJvpfNqLRkbCeKazLZ5SXQhSSkpoPokhc-t4AawOQg$

A second photo IDed as Northern only shows the dorsal side, so that by
itself isn't conclusive.

*Dun Skipper*: Looks OK to me, but only closed wings from the top view.
Agree on golden head, and I can see essentially no spots on the dorsal side
of the FW (hard to see however). I accepted.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/135397747__;!!OToaGQ!v0i4xCVS8CkCOAGtYSkve_O34Spws3CHToHeLAKQaWNGgJvpfNqLRkbCeKazLZ5SXQhSSkpoPokhc-sEnf7blw$

*Yehl Skipper*: 6 is a nice number in this day and age! Yes. All 6
photos Accepted now. Not sure this represents each one you tallied, but I
hope so, as I wouldn't want separate submissions for the same individual --
bird, butterfly, plant, whatever!! BTW -- all look like males to me;
example:
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/135536998__;!!OToaGQ!v0i4xCVS8CkCOAGtYSkve_O34Spws3CHToHeLAKQaWNGgJvpfNqLRkbCeKazLZ5SXQhSSkpoPokhc-tQVzGtpQ$

*Dion Skipper*: I see four Dion submissions on iNaturalist. Did you know
you had a lifer here that you overlooked?! Comments are on the photos, so
not repeated here.

*Berry's Skipper*: This "Dion" is a Berry's:
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/135547465__;!!OToaGQ!v0i4xCVS8CkCOAGtYSkve_O34Spws3CHToHeLAKQaWNGgJvpfNqLRkbCeKazLZ5SXQhSSkpoPokhc-tiL9dpsA$

* Aaron's Skipper*: This "Dion" is an Aaron's:
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/135395406__;!!OToaGQ!v0i4xCVS8CkCOAGtYSkve_O34Spws3CHToHeLAKQaWNGgJvpfNqLRkbCeKazLZ5SXQhSSkpoPokhc-tCFY3lNA$

* Dion Skipper*: This one indeed is a Dion:
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/135382963__;!!OToaGQ!v0i4xCVS8CkCOAGtYSkve_O34Spws3CHToHeLAKQaWNGgJvpfNqLRkbCeKazLZ5SXQhSSkpoPokhc-t3JdxzWA$

The 4th photo -- I couldn't tell.

*Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper*: No doubt on this one:
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/135324748__;!!OToaGQ!v0i4xCVS8CkCOAGtYSkve_O34Spws3CHToHeLAKQaWNGgJvpfNqLRkbCeKazLZ5SXQhSSkpoPokhc-tOz9x3kw$

*Twin-spot Skippe*r (not Twin-spotted): Yes. Note that there are quite a
few Yehl Skippers here as well, as seen above. Females have the same spot
pattern, with white spots (not yellow as in the male), but it always
shows rusty overtones, not cold or plain brown as in this species. Also,
female Yehl usually shows a ray between the dots, whereas Twin-spot does
not. Sometimes it helps to see the dorsal side, as Twin-spot is cold
brown with spots similar to a Clouded. There are plenty of mid-September
records here. https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/135598345__;!!OToaGQ!v0i4xCVS8CkCOAGtYSkve_O34Spws3CHToHeLAKQaWNGgJvpfNqLRkbCeKazLZ5SXQhSSkpoPokhc-seAoAPig$


So, all of the species I mentioned above ARE indeed present in this area in
much of September, based on the number of visits and photos made by Derb
Carter, Jeff Pippen, Will Cook, Randy Emmitt, myself, and a couple of
others. We did a fair number of NABA counts here about 15-20 years ago,
but quit owing to long travel distance and some decline in numbers -- plus
apathy -- we'd seen all these a few times before, and not worth a drive of
3.5-4 hours each way from the Triangle!!

I will add that Audrey and Al have added quite a few wetland skipper photos
on iNaturalist this last month, from Roanoke Island Visitor's Center, Lake
Worth area, and this southern Dare region. Go to iNaturalist and query the
desired species and North Carolina, to see these and other folks' photos.
I'm sure a few goodies will show up later in fall, more so as strays along
the coast.

Here is my revised/edited trip list, copied from above:

15 Palamedes Swallowtail

1 Black Swallowtail

2 Sleepy Orange

1 sulphur sp. (maybe Orange)

15 Cloudless Sulphur

4 Gray Hairstreak

15 Red-banded Hairstreak

1 Gulf Fritillary

2 Pearl Crescent

1 Common Buckeye

1 Red-spotted Purple

2 Viceroy

1 Carolina Satyr

3 Common Wood Nymph

1 Southern Pearly-eye

8-10 Fiery Skipper

2 Clouded Skipper

5-6 Southern Broken-Dash uncertain on Northern Broken-dash

1 Dun Skipper

1+ AARON'S SKIPPER

6 Yehl Skipper LIFER

1+ Dion Skipper

1+ BERRY'S SKIPPER LIFER (presumed)

3 Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper

1 Twin-spot Skipper


Keep up the good work, and keep posting photos to iNaturalist. I hope
other folks would do more of this, as this listserve does not accept
photos, except for special cases where the owner/manager -- Jeff Pippen --
allows them. And, you are getting your photos into a permanent database
and collection there, where the public can see them. I have been putting a
bunch of rare plant photos there -- but my skill and patience taking animal
photos needs a lot of work!

Harry LeGrand
Raleigh

PS -- I still see about 25 species here. And, yes, those wetland skippers
are tough -- especially Dion vs. Berry's, and then mix in 2 others with
wide rays -- Aaron's vs. Broad-winged vs. Dion; Yehl vs. Broad-winged,
etc. Note that we have never found Dukes' Skipper here. If they were
here, that would be super-tricky!!




On Sun, Sep 18, 2022 at 10:42 PM Harry LeGrand <hlegrandjr...> wrote:

> Audrey and others,
>
> Getting late for me to check -- with clear eyesight! -- your skipper
> photos now (1035 pm) on iNaturalist, though I did approve one. I set up the
> Project -- Butterflies of North Carolina -- about 2 months ago -- and thus
> I help to review many photos, along with some other folks. I'll go over
> what I see in your photos -- easy to miss a few on iNaturalist -*-
> tomorrow.* On face value, a few species above might not be out there now
> or would be very hard to be sure of -- such as Northern Broken-dash; and
> Clouded Sulphur should not be out there in the eastern Coastal Plain.
>
> But, you do have some nice photos, and I'll try to give a refined list
> tomorrow. Yes, I have been out there many times in the past, in
> mid-September, so have a good feel for likelihood. And, you folks can
> check on that by clicking on the county maps -- Hyde and mainland Dare --
> for many of these skippers (like Twin-spot), and see what records there are.
>
> Harry LeGrand
>
> PS -- Glad anybody is checking for wetland skippers out there these days!
>
> On Sun, Sep 18, 2022 at 9:58 PM Audrey Whitlock <carolinaleps...>
> wrote:
>
>> Al Hooks and I checked out some dirt rds off US-264 on Dare Co mainland
>> Sat 091622 for about 7 hrs. We are new to this game so ID has been slowww
>> but this is what we are reporting. iNat has confirmed a few of our
>> submissions. (nc=not confirmed)
>>
>> 74F, sunny NE 5-10mph
>>
>>
>>
>> 15 Palamedes Swallowtail
>>
>> 1 Black Swallowtail
>>
>> 2 Sleepy Orange
>>
>> 1 Clouded Sulphur
>>
>> 15 Cloudless Sulphur
>>
>> 4 Gray Hairstreak
>>
>> 15 Red-banded Hairstreak
>>
>> 1 Gulf Fritillary
>>
>> 2 Pearl Crescent
>>
>> 1 Common Buckeye
>>
>> 1 Red-spotted Purple
>>
>> 2 Viceroy
>>
>> 1 Carolina Satyr
>>
>> 3 Common Wood Nymph
>>
>> 1 Southern Pearly-eye
>>
>> 8-10 Fiery Skipper
>>
>> 2 Clouded Skipper
>>
>> 5 Southern Broken-Dash
>>
>> 1 Northern Broken-Dash (nc)
>>
>> 1 Dun Skipper (nc)
>>
>> 6 Yehl Skipper (1 has been conf on iNat) LIFER
>>
>> 6 Dion Skipper
>>
>> 3 Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper
>>
>> 1 Twin-spotted Skipper (nc)
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> other butterflies that have been seen in the last 2 days on the OBX and
>> that we missed on the mainland today were
>>
>> Great Purple Hairstreak
>>
>> Variegated Fritillary
>>
>> Red Admiral
>>
>> Horace's Duskywing
>>
>> Least Skipper
>>
>> Palatka Skipper
>>
>> Broad-winged Skipper which have been very common in last few weeks on the
>> OBX
>>
>> Ocola Skipper
>>
>> Salt Marsh Skipper
>>
>>
>>
>> It's Amazing Out There!
>>
>>
>>
>> Audrey Whitlock
>>
>> Nags Head NC
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>

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r=3D"ltr"><div dir=3D"ltr"><div dir=3D"ltr"><div dir=3D"ltr"><div dir=3D"lt=
r"><div dir=3D"ltr"><div dir=3D"ltr">After a review of photos from this sit=
e and day (Sept. 16) on iNaturalist, here are my thoughts and IDs for most =
of the trickier or less common skippers:<div><br></div><div><u>Northern Bro=
ken-dash</u>:=C2=A0 I feel that the ventral photo is of a worn Southern, as=
Northern really does not have a clear or strong &quot;3&quot; pattern, no =
matter what references might say.=C2=A0 The arc is mainly wide and even, or=
a bit thicker in the middle, but barely extending forward of the arc.=C2=
=A0 If the middle extends clearly farther inward, like a 3, then that is a =
Southern B-d field mark.=C2=A0 IDed by me instead as a Southern Broken-dash=
.=C2=A0 Lots of records for Southern here, very very few for Northern.</div=
><div><br></div><div><a href=3D"https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.ina=
turalist.org/observations/135549941__;!!OToaGQ!v0i4xCVS8CkCOAGtYSkve_O34Spw=
s3CHToHeLAKQaWNGgJvpfNqLRkbCeKazLZ5SXQhSSkpoPokhc-t4AawOQg$">https://www.in=
aturalist.org/observations/135549941</a><br></div><div><br></div><div>A sec=
ond photo IDed as=C2=A0Northern only shows the dorsal side, so that by itse=
lf=C2=A0isn&#39;t conclusive.</div><div><br></div><div><u>Dun Skipper</u>:=
=C2=A0 Looks OK to me, but only closed wings from the top view. Agree on go=
lden head, and I can see essentially no spots on the dorsal side of the FW=
=C2=A0(hard to see however).=C2=A0 I accepted.</div><div><a href=3D"https:/=
/urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/135397747__;!=
!OToaGQ!v0i4xCVS8CkCOAGtYSkve_O34Spws3CHToHeLAKQaWNGgJvpfNqLRkbCeKazLZ5SXQh=
SSkpoPokhc-sEnf7blw$">https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/135397747</a=
><br></div><div><br></div><div><u>Yehl Skipper</u>:=C2=A0 6 is a nice numbe=
r in this=C2=A0day and age!=C2=A0 =C2=A0Yes.=C2=A0 All 6 photos Accepted no=
w.=C2=A0 Not sure this represents each one you tallied, but I hope so, as I=
wouldn&#39;t want separate submissions for the same individual -- bird, bu=
tterfly, plant, whatever!!=C2=A0 BTW -- all look like males to me; example:=
=C2=A0</div><div><a href=3D"https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.inatura=
list.org/observations/135536998__;!!OToaGQ!v0i4xCVS8CkCOAGtYSkve_O34Spws3CH=
ToHeLAKQaWNGgJvpfNqLRkbCeKazLZ5SXQhSSkpoPokhc-tQVzGtpQ$">https://www.inatur=
alist.org/observations/135536998</a><br></div><div><br></div><div><u>Dion S=
kipper</u>:=C2=A0 I see four Dion submissions on iNaturalist.=C2=A0 Did you=
know you had a lifer here that you overlooked?!=C2=A0 Comments are on the =
photos, so not repeated here.</div><div><br></div><div>=C2=A0 =C2=A0 <u>Ber=
ry&#39;s Skipper</u>:=C2=A0 This &quot;Dion&quot; is a Berry&#39;s:=C2=A0=
=C2=A0<a href=3D"https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.inaturalist.org/ob=
servations/135547465__;!!OToaGQ!v0i4xCVS8CkCOAGtYSkve_O34Spws3CHToHeLAKQaWN=
GgJvpfNqLRkbCeKazLZ5SXQhSSkpoPokhc-tiL9dpsA$">https://www.inaturalist.org/o=
bservations/135547465</a></div><div>=C2=A0 =C2=A0=C2=A0</div><div>=C2=A0<u>=
=C2=A0 Aaron&#39;s Skipper</u>:=C2=A0 This &quot;Dion&quot; is an Aaron&#3=
9;s:=C2=A0=C2=A0<a href=3D"https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.inatural=
ist.org/observations/135395406__;!!OToaGQ!v0i4xCVS8CkCOAGtYSkve_O34Spws3CHT=
oHeLAKQaWNGgJvpfNqLRkbCeKazLZ5SXQhSSkpoPokhc-tCFY3lNA$">https://www.inatura=
list.org/observations/135395406</a></div><div><br></div><div>=C2=A0 =C2=A0<=
u> Dion Skipper</u>:=C2=A0 This one indeed is a Dion:=C2=A0=C2=A0<a href=3D=
"https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/13538=
2963__;!!OToaGQ!v0i4xCVS8CkCOAGtYSkve_O34Spws3CHToHeLAKQaWNGgJvpfNqLRkbCeKa=
zLZ5SXQhSSkpoPokhc-t3JdxzWA$">https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/1353=
82963</a></div><div><br></div><div>=C2=A0 =C2=A0 The 4th photo -- I couldn&=
#39;t tell.</div><div><br></div><div><u>Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper</u>:=
=C2=A0 No doubt on this one:=C2=A0<a href=3D"https://urldefense.com/v3/__ht=
tps://www.inaturalist.org/observations/135324748__;!!OToaGQ!v0i4xCVS8CkCOAG=
tYSkve_O34Spws3CHToHeLAKQaWNGgJvpfNqLRkbCeKazLZ5SXQhSSkpoPokhc-tOz9x3kw$">h=
ttps://www.inaturalist.org/observations/135324748</a></div><div><br></div><=
div><u>Twin-spot Skippe</u>r (not Twin-spotted):=C2=A0 Yes.=C2=A0 Note that=
there are quite a few Yehl Skippers here as well, as seen above.=C2=A0 Fem=
ales have the same spot pattern, with white spots (not yellow as in the mal=
e), but it always shows=C2=A0rusty overtones, not cold or plain brown as in=
this species.=C2=A0 Also, female Yehl usually shows a ray between the dots=
, whereas Twin-spot does not.=C2=A0 Sometimes it helps to see the=C2=A0 dor=
sal side, as Twin-spot is cold brown with spots similar to a Clouded. There=
are plenty of mid-September records here. <a href=3D"https://urldefense.co=
m/v3/__https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/135598345__;!!OToaGQ!v0i4xC=
VS8CkCOAGtYSkve_O34Spws3CHToHeLAKQaWNGgJvpfNqLRkbCeKazLZ5SXQhSSkpoPokhc-seA=
oAPig$">https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/135598345</a><br></div><di=
v><br></div><div><br></div><div>So, all of the species I mentioned above AR=
E indeed=C2=A0present in this area in much of September, based on the numbe=
r of visits and photos made by=C2=A0 Derb Carter, Jeff Pippen, Will Cook, R=
andy Emmitt, myself, and a couple of others.=C2=A0 We did a fair number of =
NABA counts here about 15-20 years ago, but quit owing to long travel dista=
nce and some decline in numbers -- plus apathy -- we&#39;d seen all these a=
few times before, and not worth a drive of 3.5-4 hours each way from the T=
riangle!!</div><div><br></div><div>I will add that Audrey and Al have added=
quite a few wetland skipper photos on iNaturalist this last month, from Ro=
anoke Island Visitor&#39;s Center, Lake Worth area, and this southern Dare =
region.=C2=A0 Go to iNaturalist and query the desired species and North Car=
olina, to see these and other folks&#39; photos.=C2=A0 I&#39;m sure a few g=
oodies will show up later in fall, more so as strays along the coast.</div>=
<div><br></div><div>Here is my revised/edited trip list, copied from above:=
</div><div><br></div><div><p style=3D"margin:0.1rem 0px;line-height:1.1">15=
Palamedes Swallowtail</p><p style=3D"margin:0.1rem 0px;line-height:1.1">1 =
Black Swallowtail</p><p style=3D"margin:0.1rem 0px;line-height:1.1">2 Sleep=
y Orange</p><p style=3D"margin:0.1rem 0px;line-height:1.1">1 sulphur sp.=C2=
=A0 (maybe Orange)</p><p style=3D"margin:0.1rem 0px;line-height:1.1">15 Clo=
udless Sulphur</p><p style=3D"margin:0.1rem 0px;line-height:1.1">4 Gray Hai=
rstreak</p><p style=3D"margin:0.1rem 0px;line-height:1.1">15 Red-banded Hai=
rstreak</p><p style=3D"margin:0.1rem 0px;line-height:1.1">1 Gulf Fritillary=
</p><p style=3D"margin:0.1rem 0px;line-height:1.1">2 Pearl Crescent</p><p s=
tyle=3D"margin:0.1rem 0px;line-height:1.1">1 Common Buck<span style=3D"font=
-size:12pt">eye</span></p><p style=3D"margin:0.1rem 0px;line-height:1.1">1 =
Red-spotted Purple</p><p style=3D"margin:0.1rem 0px;line-height:1.1">2 Vice=
roy</p><p style=3D"margin:0.1rem 0px;line-height:1.1">1 Carolina Satyr</p><=
p style=3D"margin:0.1rem 0px;line-height:1.1">3 Common Wood Nymph</p><p sty=
le=3D"margin:0.1rem 0px;line-height:1.1">1 Southern Pearly-eye</p><p style=
=3D"margin:0.1rem 0px;line-height:1.1">8-10 Fiery Skipper</p><p style=3D"ma=
rgin:0.1rem 0px;line-height:1.1">2 Clouded Skipper</p><p style=3D"margin:0.=
1rem 0px;line-height:1.1">5-6 Southern Broken-Dash=C2=A0 =C2=A0 =C2=A0uncer=
tain on Northern Broken-dash</p><p style=3D"margin:0.1rem 0px;line-height:1=
.1">1 Dun Skipper=C2=A0<br></p><p style=3D"margin:0.1rem 0px;line-height:1.=
1">1+ AARON&#39;S SKIPPER</p><p style=3D"margin:0.1rem 0px;line-height:1.1"=
>6 Yehl Skipper=C2=A0 LIFER</p><p style=3D"margin:0.1rem 0px;line-height:1.=
1">1+ Dion Skipper</p><p style=3D"margin:0.1rem 0px;line-height:1.1">1+ BER=
RY&#39;S SKIPPER=C2=A0 =C2=A0LIFER (presumed)</p><p style=3D"margin:0.1rem =
0px;line-height:1.1">3 Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper</p><p style=3D"margin:0=
.1rem 0px;line-height:1.1">1 Twin-spot Skipper=C2=A0</p></div><div><br></di=
v><div><br></div><div>Keep up the good work, and keep posting photos to iNa=
turalist.=C2=A0 I hope other folks would do more of this, as this listserve=
does not accept photos, except for special cases where the owner/manager -=
- Jeff Pippen -- allows them.=C2=A0 And, you are getting your photos into a=
permanent database and collection there, where the public can see them. I =
have been putting a bunch of rare plant photos there -- but my skill and pa=
tience taking animal photos needs a lot of work!</div><div><br></div><div>H=
arry LeGrand</div><div>Raleigh</div><div><br></div><div>PS -- I still see a=
bout 25 species here.=C2=A0 And, yes, those wetland skippers are tough -- e=
specially Dion vs. Berry&#39;s, and then mix in 2 others with wide rays -- =
Aaron&#39;s vs. Broad-winged vs. Dion; Yehl vs. Broad-winged, etc.=C2=A0 No=
te that we have never found Dukes&#39;=C2=A0Skipper here.=C2=A0 If they wer=
e here, that would be super-tricky!!=C2=A0=C2=A0</div><div><br><div><br></d=
iv><div><br></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></d=
iv></div></div><br><div class=3D"gmail_quote"><div dir=3D"ltr" class=3D"gma=
il_attr">On Sun, Sep 18, 2022 at 10:42 PM Harry LeGrand &lt;<a href=3D"mail=
to:<hlegrandjr...>"><hlegrandjr...></a>&gt; wrote:<br></div><bloc=
kquote class=3D"gmail_quote" style=3D"margin:0px 0px 0px 0.8ex;border-left:=
1px solid rgb(204,204,204);padding-left:1ex"><div dir=3D"ltr"><div>Audrey a=
nd others,</div><div><br></div><div>Getting late for me to check -- with cl=
ear eyesight! -- your skipper photos now (1035 pm) on iNaturalist, though I=
did approve one. I set up the Project -- Butterflies of North Carolina -- =
about 2 months ago -- and thus I help to review many photos, along with som=
e other folks. =C2=A0 I&#39;ll go over what I see in your photos -- easy to=
miss a few on iNaturalist -<b>- tomorrow.</b>=C2=A0 On face value, a few s=
pecies above might not be out there now or would be very hard to be sure of=
-- such as Northern Broken-dash; and Clouded Sulphur should not be out the=
re in the eastern Coastal Plain.</div><div><br></div><div>But, you do have =
some nice photos, and I&#39;ll try to give a refined list tomorrow.=C2=A0 Y=
es, I have been out there many times in the past, in mid-September, so have=
a good feel for likelihood.=C2=A0 And, you folks can check on that by clic=
king on the county maps -- Hyde and mainland Dare -- for many of these skip=
pers (like Twin-spot), and see what records there are.<br></div><div><br></=
div><div>Harry LeGrand</div><div><br></div><div>PS -- Glad anybody is check=
ing for wetland skippers out there these days!<br></div></div><br><div clas=
s=3D"gmail_quote"><div dir=3D"ltr" class=3D"gmail_attr">On Sun, Sep 18, 202=
2 at 9:58 PM Audrey Whitlock &lt;<a href=3D"mailto:<carolinaleps...>" t=
arget=3D"_blank"><carolinaleps...></a>&gt; wrote:<br></div><blockquote =
class=3D"gmail_quote" style=3D"margin:0px 0px 0px 0.8ex;border-left:1px sol=
id rgb(204,204,204);padding-left:1ex"><p style=3D"font-family:Arial,Helveti=
ca,sans-serif;margin:0.1rem 0px;line-height:1.1">Al Hooks and I checked out=
some dirt rds off US-264 on Dare Co mainland Sat 091622 for about 7 hrs.=
=C2=A0 We are new to this game so ID has been slowww but this is what we ar=
e reporting.=C2=A0 iNat has confirmed a few of our submissions.=C2=A0 (nc=
=3Dnot confirmed)</p>
<p style=3D"font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;margin:0.1rem 0px;line-h=
eight:1.1">74F, sunny NE 5-10mph</p>
<p style=3D"font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;margin:0.1rem 0px;line-h=
eight:1.1">=C2=A0</p>
<p style=3D"font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;margin:0.1rem 0px;line-h=
eight:1.1">15 Palamedes Swallowtail</p>
<p style=3D"font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;margin:0.1rem 0px;line-h=
eight:1.1">1 Black Swallowtail</p>
<p style=3D"font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;margin:0.1rem 0px;line-h=
eight:1.1">2 Sleepy Orange</p>
<p style=3D"font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;margin:0.1rem 0px;line-h=
eight:1.1">1 Clouded Sulphur</p>
<p style=3D"font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;margin:0.1rem 0px;line-h=
eight:1.1">15 Cloudless Sulphur</p>
<p style=3D"font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;margin:0.1rem 0px;line-h=
eight:1.1">4 Gray Hairstreak</p>
<p style=3D"font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;margin:0.1rem 0px;line-h=
eight:1.1">15 Red-banded Hairstreak</p>
<p style=3D"font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;margin:0.1rem 0px;line-h=
eight:1.1">1 Gulf Fritillary</p>
<p style=3D"font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;margin:0.1rem 0px;line-h=
eight:1.1"><span style=3D"font-size:12pt">2 Pearl=C2=A0</span>Crescent</p>
<p style=3D"font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;margin:0.1rem 0px;line-h=
eight:1.1">1 Common Buck<span style=3D"font-size:12pt">eye</span></p>
<p style=3D"font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;margin:0.1rem 0px;line-h=
eight:1.1">1 Red-spotted Purple</p>
<p style=3D"font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;margin:0.1rem 0px;line-h=
eight:1.1">2 Viceroy</p>
<p style=3D"font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;margin:0.1rem 0px;line-h=
eight:1.1">1 Carolina Satyr</p>
<p style=3D"font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;margin:0.1rem 0px;line-h=
eight:1.1">3 Common Wood Nymph</p>
<p style=3D"font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;margin:0.1rem 0px;line-h=
eight:1.1">1 Southern Pearly-eye</p>
<p style=3D"font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;margin:0.1rem 0px;line-h=
eight:1.1">8-10 Fiery Skipper</p>
<p style=3D"font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;margin:0.1rem 0px;line-h=
eight:1.1">2 Clouded Skipper</p>
<p style=3D"font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;margin:0.1rem 0px;line-h=
eight:1.1">5 Southern Broken-Dash</p>
<p style=3D"font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;margin:0.1rem 0px;line-h=
eight:1.1">1 Northern Broken-Dash (nc)</p>
<p style=3D"font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;margin:0.1rem 0px;line-h=
eight:1.1">1 Dun Skipper (nc)</p>
<p style=3D"font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;margin:0.1rem 0px;line-h=
eight:1.1">6 Yehl Skipper (1 has been conf on iNat) LIFER</p>
<p style=3D"font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;margin:0.1rem 0px;line-h=
eight:1.1">6 Dion Skipper</p>
<p style=3D"font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;margin:0.1rem 0px;line-h=
eight:1.1">3 Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper</p>
<p style=3D"font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;margin:0.1rem 0px;line-h=
eight:1.1">1 Twin-spotted Skipper (nc)</p>
<p style=3D"font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;margin:0.1rem 0px;line-h=
eight:1.1">=C2=A0</p>
<p style=3D"font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;margin:0.1rem 0px;line-h=
eight:1.1">=C2=A0</p>
<p style=3D"font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;margin:0.1rem 0px;line-h=
eight:1.1">other butterflies that have been seen in the last 2 days on the =
OBX and that we missed on the mainland today were</p>
<p style=3D"font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;margin:0.1rem 0px;line-h=
eight:1.1"><span style=3D"font-size:12pt">Great Purple Hairstreak</span></p>
<p style=3D"font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;margin:0.1rem 0px;line-h=
eight:1.1"><span style=3D"font-size:12pt">Variegated Fritillary</span></p>
<p style=3D"font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;margin:0.1rem 0px;line-h=
eight:1.1"><span style=3D"font-size:12pt">Red Admiral</span></p>
<p style=3D"font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;margin:0.1rem 0px;line-h=
eight:1.1"><span style=3D"font-size:12pt">Horace&#39;s </span>Duskywing</p>
<p style=3D"font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;margin:0.1rem 0px;line-h=
eight:1.1">Least Skipper</p>
<p style=3D"font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;margin:0.1rem 0px;line-h=
eight:1.1">Palatka Skipper</p>
<p style=3D"font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;margin:0.1rem 0px;line-h=
eight:1.1">Broad-winged Skipper which have been very common in last few wee=
ks on the OBX</p>
<p style=3D"font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;margin:0.1rem 0px;line-h=
eight:1.1">Ocola Skipper</p>
<p style=3D"font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;margin:0.1rem 0px;line-h=
eight:1.1">Salt Marsh Skipper</p>
<p style=3D"font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;margin:0.1rem 0px;line-h=
eight:1.1">=C2=A0</p>
<p style=3D"font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;margin:0.1rem 0px;line-h=
eight:1.1">It&#39;s Amazing Out There!</p>
<p style=3D"font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;margin:0.1rem 0px;line-h=
eight:1.1">=C2=A0</p>
<p style=3D"font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;margin:0.1rem 0px;line-h=
eight:1.1">Audrey Whitlock</p>
<p style=3D"font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;margin:0.1rem 0px;line-h=
eight:1.1">Nags Head NC</p>
<p style=3D"font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;margin:0.1rem 0px;line-h=
eight:1.1">=C2=A0</p>
<p style=3D"font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;margin:0.1rem 0px;line-h=
eight:1.1">=C2=A0</p>
<p style=3D"font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;margin:0.1rem 0px;line-h=
eight:1.1">=C2=A0</p></blockquote></div>
</blockquote></div>

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