Category Archives: state butterflies

(More or Less) Annual Azure Refresher

I usually try every spring to post some kind of nod to azure ID among the three most confusing of our early-season azures — Summer, Spring and Holly.  This year Harry LeGrand and Harry Pavulaan helped out with a post … Continue reading

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Butterflies and the Superbloom

Seems like butterflies are everywhere in the news these past few weeks, driven in large part by the stunningly massive migration of Painted Ladies (and a few other vanessids) in southern California.  By sheer luck I had planned to be … Continue reading

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2019 Pennsylvania Butterfly Atlas Available

Clearly it’s butterfly atlas time, and David Wright has just updated and released the PA Butterfly Atlas for 2019 (the 18th edition of this important compilation).  As David says in a post to the Facebook page Butterflies and Moths of … Continue reading

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New Annual Leps and Odes Approximations for North Carolina

Well ahead of their usual schedules, Harry LeGrand and Tom Howard have completed and posted their annual updates, or “Approximations,” for butterflies and odonates in NC.  PDF versions have been placed in the LepLog Library for your ease of access: … Continue reading

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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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Delayed Spring 2018

For a few days there in February, with the thermometer hitting 80 degrees F, I thought I might have to buckle down and start issuing LepLog Forecasts for mid-Atlantic butterfliers early in 2018.  But we quickly returned to cooler (and … Continue reading

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New “Heat Map” Function at MBP

Our friends and colleagues at The Maryland Biodiversity Project have announced the latest in a suite of cool tools on the site that will allow Maryland butterfliers to target relatively unknown (from a butterfly perspective) counties and quads for some … Continue reading

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