[Ctleps-l] West Rock trip 4 May 2013

Gall, Lawrence lawrence.gall at yale.edu
Sun May 5 17:25:58 EDT 2013

Hi, about 20+ people came out to West Rock on Saturday 4 May, in nearly perfect sunny and warm conditions for a CBA walk!  The observations included Juvenal's Skipper (Erynnis juvenalis; many), Cabbage White (Pieris rapae; several), Falcate Orangetip (Anthocharis midea; many, including an egg on Arabis; this is the signature butterfly for West Rock), Eastern Tailed Blue (Cupido comyntas; half dozen), Spring Azure (Celastrina ladon; several), Juniper Hairstreak (Callophrys grynea; several), Mourning Cloak (Nymphalis antiopa; several), Black Swallowtail (Papilio polyxenes; several) and Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio glaucus; several).  Also seen were several day-flying Metarranthis, and several tents filled with Malacosoma americanum larvae on Prunus.  Most of the participants passed the quizzes on the 9+ species of oaks (Quercus) that occur on West Rock.  Best, Larry

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Lawrence F. Gall, Ph.D.
Head, Computer Systems Office
Informatics Manager, Entomology
Executive Editor, Peabody Publications
Lepidoptera Section Editor, Zootaxa
Peabody Museum of Natural History
P.O. Box 208118, Yale University
New Haven, CT 06520-8118 USA
email: lawrence.gall at yale.edu
phone: 1-203-432-9892
FAX:  1-203-432-9816

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