Satyrium edwardsii update

Randy Emmitt birdcr at
Mon Jun 25 20:21:35 EDT 2001


I checked out your photos of S. e. meridionale and they do not look 
anything close to the edwardii we have in the NC sandhills, especially the 
male. Does this sub species appear as brown as my monitor shows it? I just 
checked my Moore County, NC photos from 1999 and they are gray,  not brown 
at all. My photos are at the female is 
shown at the top of the page and the male below the female.

I know of no recent records of edwardii in NC other than Moore and Scotland 
( June 2000) counties. Of course I don`t see much butterfly recording 
coverage in Cumberland or Hoke counties either.

Randy Emmitt
Rougemont, NC

At 03:40 PM 6/25/01, Ron Gatrelle wrote:
>Today I received a surprise but most welcome package from an old collector
>buddy containing a series of North Carolina Satyrium edwardsii. The
>individual subscribes to TTR and though I would like to see these having
>just received my paper describing S. e. meridionale from South Carolina. He
>was right.
>Aiken County, SC lies next to Georgia. This county is the meridionale type
>locality. I had thought that the populations in Cumberland and Hoke
>counties NC - also being in the upper coastal plain might be this new
>subspecies or near it. I was wrong. Based on those sent me, meridionale
>does not occur in North Carolina. So it is even more of a southern endemic
>than I had thought. Upper-southeast Georgia is a historically seldom
>collected area. Meridionale should be looked for in that part of the state
>in particular.  True to the title of my article, meridionale is an
>"obscure" subspecies. I am happy to receive southern specimens from anyone
>else who may have a question about southern edwardsii in their area.
>The specimens were from Fort Bragg (the individual is retired military) in
>Cumberland County (14 June 1984), a rural area of Hoke County (17 June
>1972), and from the mountains in Transylvania County (4 July 1970). For
>more info visit
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