NC field report

Ron Gatrelle gatrelle at
Mon May 14 00:16:32 EDT 2001

Returned to Clay County, NC over the weekend and found the following - all
between 3200 and 4300 ft.

W Virginia White (P. virginiensis). Still common as last
     week with females now numerous. Saw 50 to 75.
Cabbage White (P. rapae).  Less than 10  but in same area with
    virginiensis - not a good situation.
Orange Sulphur (C. eurytheme). A few.

Tiger Swallowtail (Pterourus glaucus). Many males of the small
    sized spring brood. 1 black female.
Undescribed species (Pterourus sp.)  Abundant males.
    Not hybrids as there is nothing for glaucus to X with.
Spicebush Swallowtail (P. troilus). Few males.

Harvester (Feniseca tarquinius). Common but as patroling singletons.
Eastern Tailed Blue (Everes comyntas). Common.
Spring Azure (Celastrina ladon). One worn male
Summer Azure (C. neglecta). Becoming frequent, fresh.
Silvery Blue (Glaucopsyche lygdamus). Several - fresh to worn.

Silvery Checkerspot (Chlosyne ismeria nycteis). 1male
Pearl Crescent (Phyciodes tharos). Several - still dark spring form.
Appalachian Crescent (Phyciodes batesii maconensis). 1 male - early.
Questionmark (Polygonia interrogationis). 4
Morning Cloak (Nymphalis antipoa). Couple.
American Lady (Vanessa virginiensis). Several.
Buckeye (Junonia coenia). 1
Red-spotted Purple (Limenitis a. astyanax). 2
Carolina Satyr (Hermeuptychia sosybia). Few.

Dreamy Duskywing (Erynis icelus). Abundant.
Sleepy Duskywing (E. brizo). Couple of odd small somnus like males.
Juvenal's Duskywing (E. juvenalis). Abundant.
Pepper & Salt (Amblyscirtes hegon) 2
Common roadside (A. vialis). Pair.
Silver spotted (Epargyreus clarus). Abundant.



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