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Date: Tue, 19 Mar 2024 17:34:19 -0400
From: Harry LeGrand (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps...>
Subject: Re: Yucca Giant-Skipper in Bladen County, 03/17

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Excellent find. First NC report in maybe two, if not three, years.

As I said in an earlier posting, I think the majority of azures in spring
in the central and lower Coastal Plain are Holly Azure and not Summer
Azure. But, I do guess or assume that at least a few Summer Azures are
flying now in Bladen County. I know that Holly Azure can be quite abundant
now in Bladen County and other places with a lot of evergreen hollies.
Without detailed photos, of course, it is truly hard to be definitive on
azures!

Harry LeGrand
Raleigh

On Tue, Mar 19, 2024 at 4:38=E2=80=AFPM Miles Buddy <carolinaleps...>=
wrote:

> Hi all,
>
> While wandering in Bladen County, I was fortunate to briefly glimpse a
> Yucca Giant-Skipper flying around a patch of Yucca filamentosa around
> 11:10 on Sunday morning, as the sun poked out. A lifer for me no
> doubt!
>
> 03/17/24
> Bladen County, NC
> Was not actively butterflying but noticed these species incidentally
>
> Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
> Palamedes Swallowtail 2
> Sleepy Orange 5
> Cloudless Sulphur 1
> Summer Azure 2 (at dung, forgot to mention to Harry LeGrand)
> Juvenal=E2=80=99s Duskywing 4 at dung
> YUCCA GIANT-SKIPPER 1
>
> Best,
>
> Miles Buddy
>

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<div dir=3D"ltr">Excellent find. First NC report in maybe two, if not three=
, years.<div><br></div><div>=C2=A0As I said in an earlier posting, I think =
the majority of azures in spring in the central and lower Coastal Plain are=
Holly Azure and not Summer Azure. But, I do guess or assume that at least =
a few Summer=C2=A0Azures are flying now in Bladen County. I know that Holly=
Azure can be quite abundant now in Bladen County and other places with a l=
ot of evergreen hollies.=C2=A0 Without detailed photos, of course, it is tr=
uly hard to be definitive on azures!</div><div><br></div><div>Harry LeGrand=
</div><div>Raleigh</div></div><br><div class=3D"gmail_quote"><div dir=3D"lt=
r" class=3D"gmail_attr">On Tue, Mar 19, 2024 at 4:38=E2=80=AFPM Miles Buddy=
&lt;<a href=3D"mailto:<carolinaleps...>"><carolinaleps...></a>&gt;=
wrote:<br></div><blockquote class=3D"gmail_quote" style=3D"margin:0px 0px =
0px 0.8ex;border-left:1px solid rgb(204,204,204);padding-left:1ex">Hi all,<=
br>
<br>
While wandering in Bladen County, I was fortunate to briefly glimpse a<br>
Yucca Giant-Skipper flying around a patch of Yucca filamentosa around<br>
11:10 on Sunday morning, as the sun poked out. A lifer for me no<br>
doubt!<br>
<br>
03/17/24<br>
Bladen County, NC<br>
Was not actively butterflying but noticed these species incidentally<br>
<br>
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1<br>
Palamedes Swallowtail 2<br>
Sleepy Orange 5<br>
Cloudless Sulphur 1<br>
Summer Azure 2 (at dung, forgot to mention to Harry LeGrand)<br>
Juvenal=E2=80=99s Duskywing 4=C2=A0 at dung<br>
YUCCA GIANT-SKIPPER 1<br>
<br>
Best,<br>
<br>
Miles Buddy<br>
</blockquote></div>

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