Note the end about Spicebush..

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From: deMaynadier, Phillip <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Fri, Sep 18, 2009 at 1:58 PM
Subject: [Maineleps] September 15, 2009, Wells, ME
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Hi MBS friends,
Here is a list of butterflies encountered during a recent collecting trip in Wells Twp, York County (9/15/09; partly sunny, low 70'sF). It's still productive out there and I think temperatures are predicted to cooperate this weekend and into next.
Enjoy and thanks for your efforts,
Dry sandy field surrounded by oak-pine forest:
Wild Indigo Duskywing (1)
Cabbage White (9)
Clouded Sulphur (6)
Orange Sulphur (2; fresh)
American Copper (1)
Eastern-tailed Blue (6)
Common Ringlet (2)
Common Wood Nymph (2; pegala morph)
Monarch (1; fresh)
Common Buckeye (3; nervous & difficult to approach)
Rich red maple swamp:
Spicebush Swallowtail (6 ;larval leaf nests) -- first confirmed breeding colony in ME

Phillip deMaynadier
Reptile, Amphibian, and Invertebrate Group Leader
Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife
650 State Street, Bangor, ME 04401
Ph. 207-941-4239
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