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Mid-Atlantic Butterfly Field Forecast for the Week of 2019 Aug 19

HIGHLIGHTS:  Little Yellow (VA and PA), Long-tailed Skipper (PA), Dion Skipper A somewhat out of territory Palamedes Swallowtail ended up at Blackwater NWR a week ago; this isn’t unusual for the species, a strong flyer usually found lower on the … Continue reading

Sat, 17 Aug 2019 00:01:35 +0000


Mid-Atlantic Butterfly Field Forecast for the Week of 2019 August 10

HIGHLIGHTS:  Carolina Satyr (MD); Eufala Skipper It’s often said that exceptions prove the rule.  The rule in this case is that Pearly-eyes with 5 spots in the forewing are Creoles; Northern Pearly-eye has but 4.  And yet … The photo … Continue reading

Sat, 10 Aug 2019 04:08:02 +0000


Mid-Atlantic Butterfly Field Forecast for the week of 2019 August 3

HIGHLIGHTS:  Carolina Satyr, Funereal Duskywing, Little Yellow, Gulf Fritillary Allegheny Co PA seems to be the hotspot of the butterfly universe this week, with Curt Lehman reporting in quick succession the above cracking observation of a Funereal Duskywing, Little Yellow … Continue reading

Fri, 02 Aug 2019 17:23:19 +0000


Mid-Atlantic Butterfly Field Forecast for the Week of 2019 July 27

HIGHLIGHTS:  Southern Cloudywing, Hayhurst’s Scallopwing The heat and humidity of the past week may have kept observers out of the field but not butterflies.  Numbers were high even though diversity hasn’t budged much over the past couple of weeks. There … Continue reading

Fri, 26 Jul 2019 20:51:08 +0000


Mid-Atlantic Butterfly Field Forecast for the Week of 2019 July 20

HIGHLIGHTS:  Early Hairstreak, Ocola Skipper There were some good butterflies to be found for folks who braved the heat wave that will continue through this weekend and into next week. Top of the list was Early Hairstreak, a worn second … Continue reading

Fri, 19 Jul 2019 14:05:04 +0000


Mid-Atlantic Butterfly Field Forecast for the Week of 2019 July 13

HIGHLIGHTS:  Gulf Fritillary, Bronze Copper, Clouded Skipper The big FOY this week was sighting (and diagnostic photos) of a pristine Gulf Fritillary in the restored meadow at the US National Arboretum in DC.  We occasionally see this butterfly in the … Continue reading

Fri, 12 Jul 2019 23:40:44 +0000


Mid-Atlantic Butterfly Field Forecast for the Week of 2019 July 6

Northern Metalmark showing its “metal” on its preferred nectar host, woodland sunflower. The univoltine brood emerged early this year and has been flying for two weeks already [2019 June 28, Green Ridge State Forest along “Metalmark Alley,” photo by REB] … Continue reading

Fri, 05 Jul 2019 15:23:01 +0000


Mid-Atlantic Butterfly Field Report for the Week of 2019 June 29

HIGHLIGHTS:  Mulberry Wing, Common Wood Nymph, Northern Metalmark, Rare Skipper, Edwards’ Hairstreak, Great Purple Hairstreak, Harvester The season of annual NABA counts is upon us, and that means more eyes in the field and more FOYs for the Forecast.  A … Continue reading

Sat, 29 Jun 2019 01:58:00 +0000


The Aphrodite Atlas Project (TAAP)

Historically, it appears that Aphrodite Fritillary regularly roamed east as far as Baltimore; records of collections in the 1980’s in Green Ridge State Forest are rather common in the field notes and memories of lepidopterists still active in the field. … Continue reading

Mon, 24 Jun 2019 23:50:09 +0000


Mid-Atlantic Butterfly Field Forecast for the Week of 2019 June 22

  HIGHLIGHTS:  Edwards’ Hairstreak, Indian Skipper, Atlantis Fritillary, Baltimore Checkerspot A few of the more interesting June specialties made themselves known this week, including Edwards’ Hairstreak and the Maryland State Insect, Baltimore Checkerspot.  A singleton sighting of Indian Skipper is … Continue reading

Sat, 22 Jun 2019 01:14:42 +0000


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