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Atlantis. That eye is very washed out. Given the ragged look to 
butterfly... and assuming the camera was true to color, I wonder if they 
fade with age? Yet another question to explore... We often age songbirds 
in fall by iris color, never thought we might do that with a butterfly :)

Kent

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> Topics of the day:
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>   1. surveys in North Troy 2 and Hazen's Notch 1
>   2. Appalachian Browns, Grand Isle.
>   3. Azures and Fritillaries - followup (2)
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> Date:    Fri, 8 Sep 2006 16:40:25 -0400
> From:    [log in to unmask]
> Subject: surveys in North Troy 2 and Hazen's Notch 1
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> I surveyed three very small sites in the North Troy 2 block vouchered 3 =
> and saw
> Monarch-5
> Sulphur5
> Ringlet-7
> Blue-1
> White Admiral-1
> Cabbage White-2
> Mourning Cloak-1
> Milbert's Tortoiseshell-1
> Fritillary-2
> Red Admiral-2
> Black Swallowtail
> I also surveyed Hazen's Notch 1 vouchered 5 and saw
> Monarch-16
> Blue-1
> Sulphur21
> Cabbage White-6
> Ringlet-5
> Crescent-7
> Wood Nymph-1
> Red Admiral-3
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> <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>Monarch-5</FONT></DIV>
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> <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>Red Admiral-2</FONT></DIV>
> <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>Black Swallowtail</FONT></DIV>
> <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>I also surveyed Hazen's Notch 1 =
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> <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>Monarch-16</FONT></DIV>
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> Date:    Fri, 8 Sep 2006 20:06:25 EDT
> From:    David Hoag <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: Appalachian Browns, Grand Isle.
>
> Five Satyrodes -- Appalachian Brown types -- (net and visual)
> in a drying woodland marsh, South Hero Block-2 on September 7th,
>    September 7th-AND-8th, at least eight individuals present,
> apparently flying only after mid-day.
>  
> List for 7-September-2006:
>
> 5 Appalachian Brown
> 0 Eyed Brown (none in marsh habitats 1/2 mile from Appy Browns)
> 8 Least Skipper
> ~10 Monarch (& 100’s on Lake Champlain - largest flight of Aug/Sep)
> ~20 Common Ringlet
>  3 Viceroy
>  1 Red Admirable
> ~20 Crescent Sp.
>  2 Great Spangled Fritillary
>  1 Azure Species.
>  2 Eastern Tailed-Blue
> ~10. Orange Sulphur
> ~20. Clouded Sulphur
> ~5 Cabbage/Broccoli White
> ~50 woolybear caterpillars dining on water parsnip.
> Baltimore Checkerspot larvae:  The last nest of 4th-instar 
> larvae (out of 1000s) were all tucked in for the winter 
> in their 2000-square-foot bed of white turtlehead.
> I took a couple of the late 3rd -instar larvae home to photograph
> on Aug 26th; forgot about them for a week; and opened the tin 
> to find that the one still very lively larvae had cannibalized the other.
>
> Dave Hoag, Grand Isle.
>
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> Date:    Fri, 8 Sep 2006 22:47:19 -0400
> From:    =?windows-1252?Q?Mark_Ferguson?= <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: Azures and Fritillaries - followup
>
> Thanks Harry, Kevin, Bryan, Alex, and Kent for your feedback on azures and 
> fritillaries.
>
> 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:
> http://www.snapdrive.net/pupload/view/33183
> 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 
> out.
>
> - Mark
>
> ------------------------------
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> Date:    Fri, 8 Sep 2006 23:16:54 -0400
> From:    "Grkovich, Alex" <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: Re: Azures and Fritillaries - followup
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> Mark,
> =20
> Nice photo...of, I am sure, an atlantis...
> =20
> Alex
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> Thanks Harry, Kevin, Bryan, Alex, and Kent for your feedback on azures =
> and
> fritillaries.
>
> The azures are a puzzling group, and thanks for the details on flights
> Harry.  It's 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.  I'm 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 "color-unchallenged" in my family whether the eyes were
> yellow/tan or blue-gray.  In case anyone would like to provide an id, =
> I've
> posted the photo here:
> http://www.snapdrive.net/pupload/view/33183
> It sounds like for aphrodite/atlantis frits, it might be good to take
> multiple photos showing several characters.  From the characters =
> everyone
> provided, I'm 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
> out.
>
> - Mark
>
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