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MARIE/KEVIN HEMEON <[log in to unmask]>
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Sat, 9 Sep 2006 00:35:28 -0400
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I'd say they are blue gray so, an Atlantis. Sometimes color can be tricky in photos. I'd recommend taking a few of both species to save as comparisons for future captures. Like the specimens collectors use to compare a new specimens to. Kevin If it were easy it would get boring quick!
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  From: Mark Ferguson<mailto:[log in to unmask]> 
  To: [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]> 
  Sent: Friday, September 08, 2006 10:47 PM
  Subject: [VTLEPS] Azures and Fritillaries - followup

  Thanks Harry, Kevin, Bryan, Alex, and Kent for your feedback on azures and 

  The azures are a puzzling group, and thanks for the details on flights 
  Harry.  Itís satisfying to know the Spirea observations were good.  I saw 
  at least three of the flights you noted in the Waterbury area this year, 
  but will check field notes to see if there may have been others.  Just got 
  a fresh looking one last week (C. neglecta by your time table). 

  For fritillaries, the eye color sounded easy enough so I went out to test 
  it.  Iím one who perceives colors differently, as noted by Alex, so I 
  snapped a shot and brought it home to verify.  Well, there was no concensus 
  among the ďcolor-unchallengedĒ in my family whether the eyes were 
  yellow/tan or blue-gray.  In case anyone would like to provide an id, Iíve 
  posted the photo here:
  It sounds like for aphrodite/atlantis frits, it might be good to take 
  multiple photos showing several characters.  From the characters everyone 
  provided, Iím thinking of noting the following in photos: eye color, 
  underside of hind wing (follow-spots), and the two black marginal parallel 
  lines on the wings above, particularly forewings.

  I realize this is awfully late in the season to be trying to figure this 

  - Mark