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Bryan Pfeiffer <[log in to unmask]>
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Vermont Butterfly Survey <[log in to unmask]>
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Mon, 18 Oct 2004 14:39:18 -0400
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Greetings, VTLepsters:

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
Peak
[] 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
15Sep.

Big misses: other anglewing species (Polygonia spp); Eastern Tailed-Blue
(Everes comyntas); Monarch (Danaus plexippus).

-Bryan Pfeiffer

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