[Leps-l] The Crystal Skipper: North Carolina's Newest Butterfly Species

Neil Jones neil at aurinia.co.uk
Thu Dec 3 13:09:25 EST 2015

On 03/12/15 17:47, Matthew Shepherd wrote:
> We’re really happy to publish a blog by Allison Leidner about the 
> crystal skipper, a butterfly that lives on barrier islands lining 
> North Carolina’s coast. The skipper had no official name until last 
> week, when it was published as a new species,/Atrytonopsis quinteri/, 
> in the scientific literature.
> Allison spent five years studying the crystal skipper—and how it was 
> coping with development-driven habitat fragmentation—for her PhD at 
> North Carolina State University. It’s especially nice to publish this 
> blog because Allison received a DeWind Award from the Xerces Society 
> to support her studies. We give two DeWind Awards each year to support 
> research into conservation of butterflies and moths.
> The Crystal Skipper: North Carolina's Newest Butterfly Species
> https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.xerces.org_blog_the-2Dcrystal-2Dskipper-2Dnorth-2Dcarolinas-2Dnewest-2Dbutterfly-2Dspecies_&d=AwID-g&c=-dg2m7zWuuDZ0MUcV7Sdqw&r=tVAKMFPe3UCcsMWUFXo0FeX0xe1JUAj77B74DAI3DKI&m=fxkXyWQPOmX-n378o2H26crDs59Hk9NNra4RLRMYBLU&s=8iL_zhGO0d-y2kDPk3f363NjKBw7aSPt8FShuh1hokg&e=  
> <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.xerces.org_blog_the-2Dcrystal-2Dskipper-2Dnorth-2Dcarolinas-2Dnewest-2Dbutterfly-2Dspecies_&d=AwMFaQ&c=-dg2m7zWuuDZ0MUcV7Sdqw&r=tVAKMFPe3UCcsMWUFXo0FeX0xe1JUAj77B74DAI3DKI&m=1BNYVat9AQIRprTrYbZksQKkfL_nnMUcighwv6f6eqw&s=3OoxnwHL8V1rcVgdq76ELBejU12NykOPBUEqnuYGFT0&e=>
> Enjoy!
> Matthew
Thank you very much for that information on this fascinating new butterfly.
The paper which describes it is, for those interested, available here.


Neil Jones
neil at aurinia.co.uk

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