Why look at butterflies? Because of the thrill of IDing something
new, that I haven't ever noticed before! Today it was my first
Silvery Blue and Harvester.
Thank you, Kent, for your visit and information to the Arlington area
last Fri. I suspect several other than myself are new to
butterflying, so I hope you take time to continually pass along
information to the list - like where to look for the Angelwings (woods),
and the fact that food source and availability for instars will affect
the size of the adult (larger later in the season)...
I saw several 'blues' today. Since these are subject to special
studies, how many vouchers might you suggest? (I just re-read your
note saying '6-10 specimens would be ideal, from any one
location on any one date'). How might we list the
whites, sulphurs and azures for quanity? For instance, in the
field I surveyed today I counted 13 blue butterflies. I
netted 5 (2 in one shot!). 2 were Silvery Blues and the rest Spring
Azures ( altho one that I collected has distinctive spots on the upper
hind wing similar to what is shown for Cherry Gall Azure (plate
23/6). Since I was unable to specifically ID many of the
distant flyers, how do I list them for quanity? Same is
true for sulphurs, and whites......???
I discovered I still have voucher cards from last year (4854-74) - shall
If any others of you did not get a checklist of known VT
Butterflies with Flight Periods, etc., request one. It's most
helpful for us first-timers.
Lastly, thanks for the info on your 'field' camera. I have
promptly misplaced it and the order info. Could you post it for a
suggestion for all of us - esp. since you have done all the leg work and
E. Dorset, VT