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In Mass., they tend to show up in small numbers in the Connecticut Valley, during September...
 
Another one to watch out for next month is the Ocola Skipper...They've been fairly regular in southern New England also...I had two in our garden in Peabody, MA in mid-Sept. 2003, on butterfly bush...
 
Alex


From: Vermont Butterfly Survey on behalf of MARIE/KEVIN HEMEON
Sent: Tue 8/23/2005 6:25 PM
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Subject: Re: [VTLEPS] Checkered skippers

They had them in various places in Mass. last year too. They use members of the mallow family for host plants ( I believe, correct me if I'm wrong). Gee I've got to get out. Cloudless Sulpurs now this. Kevin
----- Original Message -----
From: Kent McFarland
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Sent: Tuesday, August 23, 2005 9:42 AM
Subject: [VTLEPS] Checkered skippers

Someone told me today that they have seen a bunch of Checkered
Skippers about 50 miles sw of the SW border of VT. So, Folks down
that way, keep your eyes open for a state record vagrant.



Kent McFarland
Conservation Biology Department
Vermont Institute of Natural Science
27023 Church Hill Rd.
Woodstock, VT  05091
802-457-1053 x124
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