Category Archives: general butterfly news

Hunting Bromeliad Hairstreaks in the Desert?

As part of my long-planned foray to the Big Bend area of extreme southwest Texas, I’d been keeping an eye out for recent literature on any interesting leps being found there.  But as I’ll report in a longer LepLog piece, … Continue reading

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Butterfly Field Forecast for the Week of 2017 April 15

The warm weather of this past week continued to bring out new first-of-years, including American Copper, Spring Azure, Juniper Hairstreak, Red Admiral, Wild Indigo Duskywing, Pine Elfin, Sleepy Orange and probable Holly Azure (given habitat and oviposition behavior). Sleepy Orange … Continue reading

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Perfect Day in Green Ridge SF

Spring comes early — and earlier than most people think — to the ridges and valleys of Green Ridge State Forest.  This patchwork of shaded streams, shale cliffs, barrens, and hemlock groves bisected by mostly dirt (and sometimes little of … Continue reading

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Questionable Commas

There’s a great post currently up on the South Jersey Butterfly B/log that makes for intriguing reading when sorting out this spring’s Eastern Commas and Question Marks.  At issue is regular sightings of Eastern Comma with “broken” punctuation on the … Continue reading

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Weekly Butterfly Field Forecast Returns for 2017!

Butterfly Field Forecast for Week of 2017 April 1 No fooling – the Weekly LepLog Forecast is back for another season. Top sightings this week include White M Hairstreak, American Snout, Zebra Swallowtail, Gray Hairstreak, Falcate Orangetip, and Eastern Tiger … Continue reading

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New County Records for MD

Thanks to those of you who sent potential new county records for DC, MD, and VA to update the late Dick Smith’s Butterflies of Unknown Status project.  There were few responses to this call, so few updates. Because I don’t … Continue reading

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Common Wisdom About Monarch Genetics Likely Wrong

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