Martha, I suspect (again, without seeing the undersides) that the species in all three photographs is the Long Dash (Polites mystic)...# 1 and 2 are males, and #3 is a female... June 28th is just the right date to find somewhat past peak males (as in #1 and 2) and a peak female (as in #3)...However, June 28th is also just a bit early for the Black Dash (Euphyes conspicua)...in southern Vermont anyway... Now 2003 was a late year, while 2004 is not...but note that my fresh female Black Dash from 2003 near Green River (Windham Co.) was taken on July 20th... Alex > -----Original Message----- > From: Martha Pfeiffer [SMTP:[log in to unmask]] > Sent: Friday, July 09, 2004 9:57 AM > To: [log in to unmask] > Subject: Re: [VTLEPS] Black Dash > > Thanks for responding, Alex. > > Photo # 1, "skipper" The date was June 28, sedge, > lowlands near pond, also with Baltimore Checkerspots, > newly emerged > > Photo # 2, "skipper a" same as above > > > Photo # 3: Any ideas with this one? Taken on the > same day as photo #1. > > Problelm with photographing skippers is that I can't > get the ventral view. > > I'm in Manchester, Block 2 priority > > Martha > > ===== > martha > > > > > > > __________________________________ > Do you Yahoo!? > New and Improved Yahoo! Mail - Send 10MB messages! > http://promotions.yahoo.com/new_mail << File: skipper.jpg >> << File: > skipper a.jpg >> << File: skipper 2.jpg >> > > CAUTION PLEASE NOTE: The information contained in this transmission is intended to be sent only to the stated recipient of the transmission. If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient or the intended recipient's agent, you are hereby notified that we do not intend to waive any privilege that might ordinarily be attached to this communication. Any dissemination, distribution or copying of the information contained in this transmission is therefore prohibited. You are further asked to notify us of any such error in transmission as soon as possible at the telephone number/email address shown above. Thank you for your cooperation.