Category Archives: general butterfly news

New MD Butterfly Records for 2018

Well, 2018 is in the rearview mirror, and most of you should have been able to send your season sightings to the Maryland Biodiversity Project (MBP) by now.  It was a very good year, with one entirely new butterfly species … Continue reading

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Welcome to 2019!

Welcome to yet another new season, and thanks for continuing to visit and contribute to LepLog.  I’m just now updating some of the content to get us ready for field work in 2019, and soon you’ll see fresh interfaces for … Continue reading

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Mid-Atlantic Butterfly Field Forecast for the Week of 2018 July 14

HIGHLIGHTS:  Northern Metalmark, Bronze Copper, King’s Hairstreak, Ocola Skipper, Juniper (Olive) Hairstreak, Swarthy Skipper The big news this week is the annual flight of Northern Metalmarks in Green Ridge State Forest, one of the largest flights we’ve seen in recent … Continue reading

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Belated Missive from the Albany Pine Bush

It seems like a lifetime ago since I was up in the Adirondacks, but in fact it was barely a month ago.  But it’s been such a sprint at work since then that I’ve just not had a chance to … Continue reading

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Mid-Atlantic Butterfly Field Forecast for the Week of 2018 June 30

HIGHLIGHTS:  Mulberry Wing, Common Wood Nymph, Pepper and Salt Skipper, Northern Broken-dash Finally a sunny weekend in store, even if it comes with sizzling temperatures.  Most everything we expect should be out this next week; with last week’s sightings we … Continue reading

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Mid-Atlantic Butterfly Field Forecast for the Week of 2018 June 16

 HIGHLIGHTS:  Aaron’s Skipper, Broad-winged Skipper, Appalachian Brown, Emperors, Harris’ Checkerspot, Black Dash, Delaware Skipper, Sachem, European (Essex) Skipper, fresh anglewings, Common Buckeye, Sleepy Orange The first sunny, warm weekend in what seems like months is on tap for us this … Continue reading

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Etiquette for the Field — 10 Tips

Even more so than birding or botanizing, butterfly observation benefits from multiple eyes in the field as we look for interesting leps.  But it also poses some challenges for group outings. Here are the 10 etiquette guidelines we try to … Continue reading

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