VTLEPS Archives

August 2004


Options: Use Monospaced Font
Show HTML Part by Default
Show All Mail Headers

Message: [<< First] [< Prev] [Next >] [Last >>]
Topic: [<< First] [< Prev] [Next >] [Last >>]
Author: [<< First] [< Prev] [Next >] [Last >>]

Print Reply
C and R STEWART <[log in to unmask]>
Reply To:
Vermont Butterfly Survey <[log in to unmask]>
Tue, 24 Aug 2004 08:58:22 -0400
text/plain (1227 bytes) , text/html (1442 bytes)
Got out yesterday (23rd) in an attempt to selvage the Aug. butterfly
statistics but it's slow going.

White sp. - several
Sulphur sp, incl. orange sulphurs - several
C. Ringlets - many
Monarch - l female nectaring on goldenrod and white asters.  In area entire
hour I was there, but was fresh and alone!
Crescent sp - several
C. Wood Nymph - 1
Frit sp flybys - 2
N. Pearly Eyed - 1

BUT did also ID my first probable Lance Tipped Darner dragonfly.    I had
long, close up views and drew pictures.  When I got back to check my book,
I was not able to id it immediately as I believe it was the yellow form,
female which is not pictured.  The ID marks that struck me immediately were
the yellow lateral thorax lines, the markings on the segments, the LONG,
leaf like cerci, and the amber colored wings with larger, rectangle stigma
marks.  The eyes and body were brown, no eye color as in D thru B.   Is
there a website where I might find other pictures of this species?   This
species was seen near a wetland area clinging to a 'gone to seed' parsnip
plant about eye level.

Many large dragonflies (darners?) were flying yesterday, mostly high and

Also located a tenacious song sparrow feeding young!


Charlie & Ruth Stewart
E. Dorset, Vermont