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Date: Mon, 1 Apr 2024 04:22:14 -0400
From: Harry LeGrand (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps...>
Subject: Re: Richmond Co Butterflies

Nice Hairstreak list. As a reminder, Yucca Giant-Skippers fly only in the m=
orning, from 900 to maybe 1130. They don=E2=80=99t nectar or obtain moistur=
e, so are a bit moth-like in that regard. In the afternoon, we assume they p=
erch in the trees. I=E2=80=99ve tried flushing them in the afternoon from yu=
cca plants, but no dice there.=20

Harry LeGrand
Raleigh


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> On Mar 31, 2024, at 9:39 PM, John Hendrix <carolinaleps...> wrote:
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> =EF=BB=BFHello and Happy Easter everyone, Richard Stickney and I went to t=
he Sandhills Gameland and Baggetts Lake this afternoon hoping for some hesse=
ls and Yucca Skippers. Here is what we found.
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> Tiger Swallowtail: 3
> Spicebush Swallowtail: 12
> Cloudless Sulphur: 2
> Sleepy Orange: 3
> Azure Sp(likely holly or summer): around 20
> Eastern Tailed Blue: 23
> Gray Hairstreak: 1
> GREAT PURPLE HAIRSTREAK(Personal Favorite!): 7 - all nectaring on the same=
Serviceberry bush
> HESSELS HAIRSTREAK: 1 - worn male on the dirt road towards baggetts lake
> Silver Spotted Skipper: 2- Mated pair
> Juveneals Duskywing: Alot - Probably over 50
> Sleepy Duskywing: 4 (likely more but only ID'd 4)
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> Even though we were unable to find any Yucca skippers, We still had some g=
reat stuff today including a Harlequin darner for all you odonate folks out t=
here.=20
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> Happy Butterflying,
> John