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Mid-Atlantic Butterfly Field Forecast for the Week Beginning 2020 July 11

Notable Sightings:  Bog Copper (WV), Northern Metalmark, Diana Fritillary (VA), Long Dash, Tawny Emperor, Great Purple Hairstreak The spate of local annual NABA counts this past week or so have turned up a few interesting finds, and there were good … Continue reading

Sat, 11 Jul 2020 13:10:54 +0000


Mid-Atlantic Butterfly Field Forecast for the Week Beginning 2020 July 4

Notable Sightings:  Diana Fritillary, Aphrodite Fritillary, Delaware Skipper, Rare Skipper, Dion Skipper, Great Purple Hairstreak, King’s Hairstreak.  Many of us have a holiday this weekend, and sunny weather to boot, so I’m hoping for some good sightings to go into … Continue reading

Sat, 04 Jul 2020 16:46:32 +0000


Mid-Atlantic Butterfly Field Forecast for the Week Beginning 2020 June 27

Notable Sightings: Edwards’ Hairstreak, Little Yellow, Tawny Emperor, Delaware Skipper, Mulberry Wing, Common Wood-Nymph, Ocola Skipper, Harvester. A few more summer butterflies emerged over the past week, just in time for the spate of NABA annual butterfly counts commencing this … Continue reading

Sat, 27 Jun 2020 03:05:22 +0000


Mid-Atlantic Butterfly Field Forecast for the Week Beginning 2020 June 20

Notable Sightings:  Oak Hairstreak, Striped Hairstreak, Bronze Copper, Hayhurst’s Scallopwing, Bog Copper, Georgia Satyr, Pepper and Salt Skipper, Harris’ Checkerspot, Baltimore Checkerspot Most things butterfly-wise are still moving at a glacial speed; many expected species are  not yet flying, others … Continue reading

Sat, 20 Jun 2020 02:30:13 +0000


Mid-Atlantic Butterfly Field Forecast for the Week Beginning 2020 June 13

  Notable Sightings:  Appalachian Brown, Hoary Edge, Silver-bordered Fritillary, Banded Hairstreak, Coral Hairstreak, Salt Marsh Skipper, Aaron’s Skipper, Broad-winged Skipper Another rather quiet week; we’re well into June now without much in the way of summer butterfly flushes at all.  … Continue reading

Sat, 13 Jun 2020 02:07:02 +0000


Mid-Atlantic Butterfly Field Forecast for the Week Beginning 2020 June 6

Notable Sightings: Indian Skipper, Common Ringlet, Baltimore Checkerspot After last week’s relative deluge of FOYs and second-brood emergences, this week was slow by contrast. The warm weather and sunny skies allowed many of us to get out into the field … Continue reading

Sat, 06 Jun 2020 00:37:53 +0000


Mid-Atlantic Butterfly Field Forecast for the Week Beginning 2020 May 30

Notable Sightings:  Pepper-and-Salt Skipper, Silvery Checkerspot, Tawny-edged  Skipper, Crossline, Dun Skipper, Swarthy Skipper, Summer Azure (second brood), Southern Cloudywing, Great Spangled Fritillary, Hoary Edge, Appalachian Azure, Appalachian Brown, Hackberry Emperor, Eastern Giant Swallowtail. Finally a week filled with a diversity … Continue reading

Sat, 30 May 2020 03:08:17 +0000


Mid-Atlantic Butterfly Field Forecast for the Week Beginning 2020 May 23

Notable Sightings: Peck’s Skipper, Northern Cloudywing, Little Wood-Satyr, Appalachian Tiger Swallowtail, Silvery Checkerspot, Northern Pearly-eye, Gray Comma, Least Skipper. Again, what is it with this sullen weather pattern? The few folks who got out this week reported little in the … Continue reading

Sat, 23 May 2020 04:00:23 +0000


Mid-Atlantic Butterfly Field Forecast for the Week Beginning 2020 May 16

  Notable Sightings:  Sachem; Dusted Skipper (NJ); Southern Cloudywing (NJ); Hayhurst’s Scallopwing (NJ) Once again a very sparse list of new FOYs to report this week; the extended cool, wet weather has no doubt delayed the flights of a number … Continue reading

Sat, 16 May 2020 03:03:02 +0000


Mid-Atlantic Butterfly Field Forecast for the Week Beginning 2020 May 9

  Notable Sightings:  Holly Azure (MD), Common Buckeye (MD, VA), Peck’s Skipper (MD), Silvery Checkerspot (VA), Common Roadside-skipper (VA), The past week has been frankly terrible for butterfly observers, and the very hard cold snap this weekend could even put … Continue reading

Sat, 09 May 2020 13:06:50 +0000


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