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Forewing Scale Features of Spring Azure (C. ladon)

We’ve talked at length in previous posts about males of Spring Azure, Celastrina ladon, having a very distinctive looking “mat” of scales on their dorsal forewings.  60 more words

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Mid-Atlantic Weekend Lep Field Forecast for 2014 April 26-27

The spring flight season is well underway here in the metro area as well as to our west in the Maryland panhandle counties.   Expected warm temperatures and sunny skies over the weekend through much of the mid-Atlantic should push along the season even more. 741 more words

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Weekend Lep Field Forecast for 2014 April 12-13

The warmest temperatures of the season will likely bring out a host of FOY butterflies this weekend, even with some cloudiness and showers. Anyone who can get out Friday may have the most sunshine, but Sunday lepsters will have the higher temps. 423 more words

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Weekend Lep Forecast for 2014 March 29-30

Another dicey weekend forecast is shaping up after our week of wintry weather: somewhat warming temperatures but rain – sometimes chilly rain – on Saturday and Sunday. 302 more words

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Lep Forecast for Weekend of 2014 March 24

Not a very promising weekend for those of us in the DC metro area (or much of the rest of the mid-Atlantic either, it appears). 198 more words

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