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Greetings, VTLepsters:

First, take a look at what drifted into my garden on 14Aug:
http://www.wingsphotography.com/tiger.html

The wisdom from the experts far more skilled than I believe this is an
Appalachian Tiger Swallowtail (Pterourus appalachiensis), affectionately
known as an "Appy." I won't go into details (I'm still working on figuring
them out). Kent and I will prepare a fact sheet on Tigers for everyone next
year. But, if you're so inclined, please do collect any Tigers you
encounter this late in the season. We should be seeing Eastern Tiger
Swallowtail (P. glaucus) now (if not more Appies).

Meanwhile, please be on the lookout for -- and let us know about -- fields
of flowering red clover or alfalfa, especially those attracting Monarchs.
Monarch-tagging season has begun. (Make sure it's OK with the farmer before
any taggers start trampling fields.)

Best,
Bryan

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