Paucity of butterflies

Semjase semjase at
Thu Jul 2 20:51:00 EDT 1998

>New Jersey is experiencing very low numbers of butterflies, and its not 
>because of drought.  We had extremely heavy rains for nearly two weeks. 
>In thinking back over the last few years, we seem to have a post hoc 
>excuse for everything that happens to butterfly numbers: too hot, too 
>cold, too wet, too dry,  to warm a winter,  too much snow, not enough 
>snow, etc.  It would be really nice to systematize information over 
>large areas for a number of years. 
>M. Gochfeld

Same is true in some parts of California due to most likely the unusual
weather.  Is it just your area or more prevalent.


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