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Date: Mon, 4 Sep 2023 15:20:45 -0400
From: Heather Rayburn (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps...>
Subject: 9-2-23 Yancey County


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On 9-2-23, I did the Commissary Trail at Mt. Mitchell for Jeff Pippin=E2=80=
=99s Carolina Butterfly Monitoring Project. One reason that I like this tra=
il is because I don=E2=80=99t see very many skippers there. Skippers put me=
in a panic as I find them so hard to ID. At the end of the survey route, I=
sat down for lunch and saw a duskywing nectaring on goldenrod. My SEEK app=
came to the rescue. I thought I was looking at a Horace=E2=80=99s, turns o=
ut that it was a Wild Indigo Duskywing <https://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/=
/www.flickr.com/photos/190206870@N03/53161416095/in/datetaken/__;!!OToaGQ!q=
ud4cKTYSBotNSPAZql2U0ccUeIc0pnj1u6qOmg38Cu_ni8IydQiFcXBj9_I_IbR2bFNO4DL9A5H=
_nrskrH9$ >.=20

I also spotted a Comma, though I only got to see its ventral side and snapp=
ed one bad pic. It=E2=80=99s nice and dark like the other Green Commas that=
I've positively ID=E2=80=99d recently. But take a look and see what you th=
ink https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/18=
1785103__;!!OToaGQ!qud4cKTYSBotNSPAZql2U0ccUeIc0pnj1u6qOmg38Cu_ni8IydQiFcXB=
j9_I_IbR2bFNO4DL9A5H_kgZlZUY$=20

Gang, I haven=E2=80=99t seen many Buckeyes this year, so I was stoked to ha=
ve at least one on the trail up at Mt. Mitchell for this trip.=20

Here are my totals (which include all the butterflies that I counted that d=
ay at Mt. Mitchell State Park, not just on my survey route):


Pipevine Swallowtail, 3

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, 36 (4 of these =3D black morph)

Sleepy Orange, 2

Cloudless Sulpher, 1=20

Cabbage White, 1

ETB, 8

Great Spangled/Aphrodite Fritillary species, 2

Comma, 1

Red Admiral, 7

Buckeye, 1

Pearl Crescent, 2

Common Wood-Nymph, 1

Silver-spotted Skipper, 1

Wild Indigo Duskywing, 1


Cheers,

Heather Rayburn
Asheville, NC
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e;"><div><font size=3D"3">On 9-2-23, I did the Commissary Trail at Mt. Mitc=
hell for&nbsp;Jeff Pippin=E2=80=99s&nbsp;Carolina Butterfly&nbsp;Monitoring=
Project. One reason that I like this trail is because I don=E2=80=99t see =
very many skippers there. Skippers put me in a panic as I find them so hard=
to ID. At the end of the survey route, I sat down for lunch and saw a dusk=
ywing nectaring on goldenrod. My SEEK app came to the rescue. I thought I w=
as looking at a Horace=E2=80=99s, turns out that it was a&nbsp;<a href=3D"h=
ttps://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.flickr.com/photos/190206870@N03/5316=
1416095/in/datetaken/__;!!OToaGQ!qud4cKTYSBotNSPAZql2U0ccUeIc0pnj1u6qOmg38C=
u_ni8IydQiFcXBj9_I_IbR2bFNO4DL9A5H_nrskrH9$">Wild Indigo Duskywing</a>.&nbs=
p;</font></div><div><font size=3D"3"><br></font></div><div><font size=3D"3"=
>I also spotted a Comma, though I only got to see its&nbsp;ventral side and=
snapped one bad pic. It=E2=80=99s nice and dark like the other Green Comma=
s that I've positively ID=E2=80=99d recently. But take a look and see what =
you think&nbsp;</font><a href=3D"https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.in=
aturalist.org/observations/181785103__;!!OToaGQ!qud4cKTYSBotNSPAZql2U0ccUeI=
c0pnj1u6qOmg38Cu_ni8IydQiFcXBj9_I_IbR2bFNO4DL9A5H_kgZlZUY$">https://www.ina=
turalist.org/observations/181785103</a></div><div><font size=3D"3"><br></fo=
nt></div><div><font size=3D"3">Gang, I haven=E2=80=99t seen many Buckeyes t=
his year, so I was stoked to have at least one on the trail up at Mt. Mitch=
ell for this trip.&nbsp;</font></div><div><font size=3D"3"><br></font></div=
><div><span style=3D"font-size: medium;">Here are my totals (which include =
all the butterflies that I counted that day at Mt. Mitchell State Park, not=
just on my survey route):</span></div><div><br></div><div><font size=3D"3"=
><br></font></div><div><div><div style=3D"margin: 0in;"><font size=3D"3">Pi=
pevine Swallowtail, 3</font></div><div style=3D"margin: 0in;"><font size=3D=
"3"><br></font></div><div style=3D"margin: 0in;"><font size=3D"3">Eastern T=
iger&nbsp;Swallowtail, 36 (4 of these =3D black morph)</font></div><div sty=
le=3D"margin: 0in;"><font size=3D"3"><br></font></div><div style=3D"margin:=
0in;"><font size=3D"3">Sleepy Orange, 2</font></div><div style=3D"margin: =
0in;"><font size=3D"3"><br></font></div><div style=3D"margin: 0in;"><font s=
ize=3D"3">Cloudless Sulpher, 1&nbsp;</font></div><div style=3D"margin: 0in;=
"><font size=3D"3"><br></font></div><div style=3D"margin: 0in;"><font size=
=3D"3">Cabbage White, 1</font></div><div style=3D"margin: 0in;"><font size=
=3D"3"><br></font></div><div style=3D"margin: 0in;"><font size=3D"3">ETB, 8=
</font></div><div style=3D"margin: 0in;"><font size=3D"3"><br></font></div>=
<div style=3D"margin: 0in;"><font size=3D"3">Great Spangled/Aphrodite Friti=
llary species, 2</font></div><div style=3D"margin: 0in;"><font size=3D"3"><=
br></font></div><div style=3D"margin: 0in;"><font size=3D"3">Comma, 1</font=
></div><div style=3D"margin: 0in;"><font size=3D"3"><br></font></div><div s=
tyle=3D"margin: 0in;"><font size=3D"3">Red Admiral, 7</font></div><div styl=
e=3D"margin: 0in;"><font size=3D"3"><br></font></div><div style=3D"margin: =
0in;"><font size=3D"3">Buckeye, 1</font></div><div style=3D"margin: 0in;"><=
font size=3D"3"><br></font></div><div style=3D"margin: 0in;"><font size=3D"=
3">Pearl Crescent, 2</font></div><div style=3D"margin: 0in;"><font size=3D"=
3"><br></font></div><div style=3D"margin: 0in;"><font size=3D"3">Common Woo=
d-Nymph, 1</font></div><font size=3D"3"><br class=3D"Apple-interchange-newl=
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iv><font size=3D"3">Wild Indigo Duskywing, 1</font></div><div><font size=3D=
"3"><br></font></div><div><font size=3D"3"><br></font></div><div><font size=
=3D"3">Cheers,</font></div><font size=3D"3"><br></font><div>
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mal; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; text-dec=
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