Southern strays

Michael Gochfeld gochfeld at
Sun Nov 5 13:56:00 EST 2000

Only a decade ago, the Long-tailed and Ocola Skippers were considered 
extremely rare to accidental in New Jersey, but now they are merely rare 
in southern NJ and rarer in central NJ. But a late Sept trip to Cape 
May, NJ would be disappointing if one or both were not encountered. 

Are these status changes reflective of climate change. The number of 
observers may have increased.  The number of butterfly gardens which 
concentrate such strays may have increased. 

M Gochfeld


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