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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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Report of the MD Botanical Heritage Work Group

Butterflies depend on diverse plant assemblages both for larval food and adult nectar and other food sources, so it behooves the good field lepidopterist to know as much as possible about our native flora.  149 more words

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Mourning Cloak Variation

Ross Layberry, writing in Ontario Lepidoptera in 2009, raises the prospect of full subspecies status for what has typically been considered a single species, Mourning Cloak, with no subspecies.  302 more words

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