Here's a belated report from my end-to-end walk on the Long Trail (north to
south) from 14Sept to 15Oct. I came up with only nine butterfly species,
eight of them on the ski slopes on Jay Peak the second day of the trip (15Sep).
 Cabbage White (Pieris rapae)
 Clouded Sulphur (Colias philodice)
 Orange Sulphur (C. eurytheme)
 Atlantis Fritillary (Speyeria atlantis) -- female ovipositioning on
grass on the ski slope
 Question Mark (Polygonia interrogationis) -- the only species not on Jay
 Compton Tortoiseshell (Nymphalis vau-album) -- one investigating a ski
lift hut (near Mt. Ellen) as a possible overwintering site and another on
White Rocks (the overlook) in Wallingford on 7Oct.
 Milbert's Tortoiseshell (N. milberti)
 Common Ringlet (Coenonympha tullia)
 Common Branded Skipper (Hesperia comma) -- on the slopes of Jay Peak on
Big misses: other anglewing species (Polygonia spp); Eastern Tailed-Blue
(Everes comyntas); Monarch (Danaus plexippus).
The Vermont Butterfly Survey
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27023 Church Hill Road
Woodstock, VT 05091
(802) 457-2779 Ext. 124
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