Butterfly field trip

Patricia and Jeff Harding jmh at proaxis.com
Sun Aug 9 22:58:35 EDT 1998

Patricia and I joined about a dozen members of the Audubon Society of
Corvallis (Oregon, USA) for a butterfly field trip this afternoon.  We
found several Great Spangled Fritillaries flying along Oak Creek in
Benton County, males and the striking black and yellow females.  The
whole list:
    Woodland Skippers (Ochlodes sylvanoides)
    Western Tiger Swallowtails (Papilio rutulus)
     Pine Whites (Neophasia menapla)
     Cabbage White (Pieris rapae)
     Orange Sulphur (Colias eurytheme)
     Great Spangled Fritillary (Speyeria cybele pugetensis)
     Satyr Anglewing ( Polygonia satyrus)
    Faunus Anglewing (Polygonia faunus)
    Lorquin's Admiral ( Limenitis lorquini)
    Painted Ladies (Vanessa cardui)
    Common Wood-nymph (Cercyonis pegala)
I know it isn't the longest list, but we still had a grand time on a
fine summer day, and several people had not before taken the time to
figure out which butterfly they were looking at, so I think it was well
worth it.  Anyway how better to spend a few hours then in a summer
Cheers, Jeff

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