moths & light

JH jhimmel at
Thu May 11 19:42:09 EDT 2000

There must be something going on with these hairstreaks - I've had Banded, Striped, and last year, a White M show up to the lights.  I'm sure other butterfly groups have been represented, but not in my yard!

John Himmelman
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    -----Original Message-----
    From: Paul Bedell <pbedell at>
    To: jmason at <jmason at>; Lepidoptera listserve <leps-l at>
    Date: Thursday, May 11, 2000 3:05 PM
    Subject: Re: moths & light
    Regarding insects attracted to lights, last night I had a Red-banded Hairstreak (Calycopis cecrops) show up at my back porch light!  While taking out the garbage and doing other late chores about an hour and a half after sunset ( I always like to look at the moths attracted to the back porch light). I observed one of these locally common butterflies.   It wasn't there at 10:00 p.m., but showed up about 10:15.  It was gone by 10:30.  Diurnal insects sometimes move at night it seems.   Last year I had the dragonfly Eastern Amberwing (Perithemis tenera) also show up at my porch light. 
    Paul Bedell,  Richmond,VA 
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