Category Archives: Forecasts

Mid-Atlantic Butterfly Field Forecast for the Week of 2019 July 20

HIGHLIGHTS:  Early Hairstreak, Ocola Skipper There were some good butterflies to be found for folks who braved the heat wave that will continue through this weekend and into next week. Top of the list was Early Hairstreak, a worn second … Continue reading

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Mid-Atlantic Butterfly Field Forecast for the Week of 2019 July 13

HIGHLIGHTS:  Gulf Fritillary, Bronze Copper, Clouded Skipper The big FOY this week was sighting (and diagnostic photos) of a pristine Gulf Fritillary in the restored meadow at the US National Arboretum in DC.  We occasionally see this butterfly in the … Continue reading

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Mid-Atlantic Butterfly Field Forecast for the Week of 2019 July 6

Northern Metalmark showing its “metal” on its preferred nectar host, woodland sunflower. The univoltine brood emerged early this year and has been flying for two weeks already [2019 June 28, Green Ridge State Forest along “Metalmark Alley,” photo by REB] … Continue reading

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Mid-Atlantic Butterfly Field Report for the Week of 2019 June 29

HIGHLIGHTS:  Mulberry Wing, Common Wood Nymph, Northern Metalmark, Rare Skipper, Edwards’ Hairstreak, Great Purple Hairstreak, Harvester The season of annual NABA counts is upon us, and that means more eyes in the field and more FOYs for the Forecast.  A … Continue reading

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Mid-Atlantic Butterfly Field Forecast for the Week of 2019 June 22

  HIGHLIGHTS:  Edwards’ Hairstreak, Indian Skipper, Atlantis Fritillary, Baltimore Checkerspot A few of the more interesting June specialties made themselves known this week, including Edwards’ Hairstreak and the Maryland State Insect, Baltimore Checkerspot.  A singleton sighting of Indian Skipper is … Continue reading

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Mid-Atlantic Butterfly Field Forecast for the Week of 2019 June 15

HIGHLIGHTS:  Checkered White, Delaware Skipper, Aaron’s Skipper, Coral Hairstreak, Sleepy Orange, Black Dash, Long Dash, Essex (European) Skipper Diversity picked up considerably this past week, with the advent of Satyrium hairstreak season and the appearance of coastal marsh skippers.  Coral … Continue reading

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Mid-Atlantic Butterfly Field Forecast for the Week of 2019 June 8

HIGHLIGHTS:  Banded Hairstreak, second brood American Copper, Southern Broken-dash, Northern Broken-dash Again, not a great deal to report this week in the way of new sightings except for the first sightings of the summer Satyrium hairstreaks, in this case Banded … Continue reading

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