Category Archives: sightings

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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Early Butterflies at National Arbo

I had a chance to stop by the National Arbo in DC after a dental appt this morning; a good selection of early butterflies on the wing: 1 WHITE-M HAIRSTREAK (pristine, knock-out Morpho blue; personal early record for me.  Fern … Continue reading

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PA Butterfly Atlas 2017

David Wright has just released the 2017 Butterfly Atlas for Pennsylvania (# 16, if you’re keeping count), which includes a listing of new county records for the 2016 season.  Here’s the PDF in the LepLog library. atlas_pa_bflies-16th-ed-2017

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Final Forecast of the 2016 Season — Week Beginning 2016 Sept 24

It’s the month of final hurrahs for summer butterflies; except for a few irruptive southern migrants like Common Buckeye we’re seeing the last of the large flights of butterflies for the season. If you’re lucky enough to have found the … Continue reading

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Mid-Atlantic Butterfly Field Forecast for the Week Beginning 2016 Sept 17

This weekend promises – or at least hints at – rain, which the area needs very badly as the nectar sources typically don’t produce much nectar under drought stress. But the warm, dry weather has brought a spate of fall … Continue reading

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Mid-Atlantic Butterfly Field Forecast for the Week Beginning 2016 Sept 10

Diversity and numbers are up this week, a last hurrah for the season, led by the seasonal emergence this week of Leonard’s Skippers at Soldiers Delight in Baltimore Co.  It’s all downhill from here, folks! The major explosion of Sachems … Continue reading

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Mid-Atlantic Butterfly Field Forecast for the Week Beginning 2016 Sept 3

With the remnants of Hermine due to visit the mid-Atlantic toward the middle and end of the Labor Day weekend, the Forecast is a little up in the air (pun intended) for what’s likely to be out and about in … Continue reading

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