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Date: Mon, 7 Nov 2022 14:17:53 -0500
From: Doug Allen (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps...>
Subject: Zebra Longwing in our yard today!

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Wasn't it just last year that we had a Zebra Longwing here and
several other places in Upstate SC and nearby NC?
I came back from hiking Rainbow Falls Trail (really difficult now for this
octogenarian) at Jones Gap SP around 1230 PM, and my wife was
taking pictures with her cellphone. She yelled to me, "Look at this!"
It was there for over an hour hanging out in the Lantana which remains in
good shape. Let me go out now at 2 PM and see if it's still there. Nope,
but there are 2 Cloudless Sulphurs on the Salvia, and 2 Gulf Fritillary, an
American Lady, plus over a dozen skippers on the Lantana. We've had as many
as 5 Cloudless Sulphurs in the yard recently and as many as 6 Monarchs.
The Monarch flight started late, mid-October, but was pretty impressive for
over two weeks. I'd guess we had 50 to 100 individuals come through.
Although it's over 80 today, and maybe a record high for the date, we
return to seasonal weather tomorrow and high 20's by Sunday, so goodby
butterflies.
Doug Allen
Windmill Hill
Inman, SC Spartanburg County high piedmont/foothills

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<div dir=3D"ltr">Wasn&#39;t it just last year that we had a Zebra Longwing =
here and several=C2=A0other places in Upstate SC and nearby NC?<div>I came =
back=C2=A0from hiking Rainbow Falls Trail (really difficult now for this oc=
togenarian)=C2=A0at Jones Gap SP around 1230 PM, and my wife was taking=C2=
=A0pictures with her cellphone.=C2=A0 She yelled to me, &quot;Look at this!=
&quot;</div><div>It was there for over an hour hanging out in the Lantana w=
hich remains in good shape.=C2=A0 Let me go out now at 2 PM and see if it&#=
39;s still there. Nope, but there are 2 Cloudless Sulphurs on the Salvia, a=
nd 2 Gulf Fritillary, an American Lady, plus over a dozen skippers on the L=
antana. We&#39;ve had as many as 5 Cloudless Sulphurs in the yard=C2=A0rece=
ntly and as many as 6 Monarchs.=C2=A0 The Monarch flight started late, mid-=
October, but was pretty impressive=C2=A0for over two weeks. I&#39;d guess w=
e had 50 to 100 individuals come through.=C2=A0</div><div>Although it&#39;s=
over 80 today,=C2=A0and maybe a record high for the date, we return to sea=
sonal weather tomorrow=C2=A0and high 20&#39;s by Sunday, so goodby butterfl=
ies.</div><div>Doug Allen</div><div>Windmill Hill</div><div>Inman, SC=C2=A0=
Spartanburg County high piedmont/foothills=C2=A0<br><div><br></div></div><=
/div>

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