Monday, July 5, 2010

Carrol Co. 7/4/10

The Carrol Co. butterfly count was a hot, dismal affair. The weather was mid-90s and sunny, and the butterflies were not happy. Notably absent were some typical favorites: Baltimore Checkerspot, Edwards Hairstreak, Appalachian Brown.

We did see these:

Gray Hairstreak Strymon melinus
Banded Hairstreak Satyrium calanus
Eastern Tailed Blue Cupido comyntas
Summer Azure Celastrina ladon
America Copper Lycaena phlaeas
Little Wood Satyr Megisto cymela
Common Wood Nymph Cercyonis pegala
Great Spangled Fritillary Speyeria cybele
Meadow Fritillary Boloria bellona
Pearl Crescent Phyciodes tharos
Viceroy Limenitis archippusPhotobucket
Red-Spotted Purple Limenitis arthemis
Snout Butterfly Libytheana carinenta
Hackberry Emperor Asterocampa celtis
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Pterourus/Papilio glaucus
Spicebush Swallowtail Pterourus/Papilio troilus
Orange Sulfur Colias eurytheme, including one poor female who was tackled by a Hemiptera species.
Clouded Sulfur Colias philodice
Huge numbers of Cabbage Whites Pieris rapae
Least Skipper Ancyloxypha numitor
Little Glassy Wing Pompeius verna
Silver-Spotted Skipper Epargyreus clarus
Hordes of Wild Indigo Duskywings Erynnis baptisiae

This Orange Sulfur female has a reason for the unnatural pose
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She's being consumed. :(
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Three Tiger Swallowtails and an Azure have the right idea...
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JRC

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