home

Lep Log

https://leplog.wordpress.com
butterfly and moth observation | research | conservation
https://leplog.wordpress.com/feed/


The future of collecting and collections

While pictures and photo archives are terrific, you can’t take a DNA sample from a .jpeg or dissect the genitalia of a checkered-skipper image. That’s why I’m happy to announce that the committee from the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering … Continue reading

Sat, 12 Sep 2020 15:08:43 +0000


Mid-Atlantic Butterfly Field Forecast for the Week Beginning 2020 Sept. 12

Notable Sightings: Aphrodite Fritillary, Carolina Satyr, Great Southern White Meteorological fall begins in a week or so, although this week in butterflies gave us all the seasonal clues we need to mark the slow descent into winter. Monarchs are beginning … Continue reading

Sat, 12 Sep 2020 03:58:35 +0000


Mid-Atlantic Butterfly Field Forecast for the Week Beginning 2020 Sept. 5

Notable Sightings: Checkered White, Brazilian Skipper (MD), Great Purple Hairstreak This may be the best weekend for butterfly watchers all summer, so I hope the meager notables that trickled in this week will be replaced by a new flush of … Continue reading

Sat, 05 Sep 2020 16:11:45 +0000


Mid-Atlantic Butterfly Field Forecast for the Week Beginning 2020 August 29

Notable sightings: Long-tailed Skipper, Rare Skipper, Aphrodite Fritillary, Giant Swallowtail, Hoary Edge, Leonard’s Skipper The remnants of Hurricane Laura are passing through as I write this week’s Forecast; while its route brought a lot of really good storm waif birds … Continue reading

Sat, 29 Aug 2020 14:52:41 +0000


Mid-Atlantic Butterfly Field Forecast for the Week Beginning 2020 August 22

Otherwise, the excitement this week came mostly from upward trending numbers — Sachem, Fiery Skipper, Cloudless Sulphur, Sleepy Orange, and some swallowtails, esepcially Eastern Tiger, Spicebush and Zebra. Common Buckeyes are living up to their common name, and Variegated Fritillaries … Continue reading

Sat, 22 Aug 2020 03:20:13 +0000


Mid-Atlantic Butterfly Field Forecast for the Week Beginning 2020 August 15

    This has been a quiet week sightings-wise; nothing new added to the butterfly fauna of the season but numbers have picked up considerably over late July.  On iNat, PA, MD, and VA all carried between 50-60 species seen … Continue reading

Sat, 15 Aug 2020 16:16:06 +0000


Mid-Atlantic Butterfly Field Forecast for the Week Beginning 2020 August 8

Notable Sightings:  Palamedes Swallowtail, Harvester, Checkered White We still might get some butterfly fallout from Hurricane/Tropical Storm Isaias; weekend forays might turn up something good and then of course in a month or so possible irruptions from gravid females deposited … Continue reading

Fri, 07 Aug 2020 23:30:45 +0000


Mid-Atlantic Butterfly Field Forecast for the Week Beginning 2020 August 1

Notable Sightings:  Gray Comma, Brazilian Skipper. Long-tailed Skipper The summer doldrums continue for most of the hoped-for sightings on the butterfly front this week.  But there are a couple of new and interesting sightings, mostly among the skipper tribe. Cape … Continue reading

Fri, 31 Jul 2020 23:28:19 +0000


Mid-Atlantic Butterfly Field Forecast for the Week Beginning 2020 July 25

It’s been a quiet week in Lake Woebegone … no wait, that’s a different blog.  But it could easily be our sightings reports for the last week.  High heat and regular storm bashings contributed to few sightings and no new … Continue reading

Fri, 24 Jul 2020 22:41:58 +0000


Mid-Atlantic Butterfly Field Forecast for the Week Beginning 2020 July 18

Notable Sightings:  Northern Metalmark, Dion Skipper, Black Dash, Aphrodite Fritillary, Southern Cloudywing We’re at the pivot point of summer, where most of the univoltines have melted away (sort of literally, given the weather) and we’re seeing flights of second or … Continue reading

Fri, 17 Jul 2020 23:45:03 +0000


Page created: Mon, Sep 28, 2020 - 09:05 AM GMT