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They Might Be Giant (Yucca-skippers, that is)

I arrived by car a day early for a conference in the Knoxville TN area, fresh off the excitement of Saturday’s foray in Virginia for Appalachian Grizzled Skipper.  544 more words

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In Search of Appalachian Grizzled Skipper

I had been bummed when Mike Smith announced on a couple of local listservs that he planned to do a foray to a known location for Appalachian Grizzled Skipper in Alleghany Co VA on Sunday this weekend — a day I’d already be headed south of there for a week of work-related travel in eastern TN.  528 more words

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Weekend Lep Field Forecast for the Weekend of 2015 April 18

The temperatures have been moderate but rain over this past week has put a bit of a damper on FOYs this week. Judging from the reports, numbers but not diversity was building, and the hotspots of activity were N. 392 more words

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Weekend Lep Field Forecast for the Weekend of 2015 April 11

Finally, a weekend of warm and sunny weather on tap this weekend – at least from the vantage point of Thursday long-range forecasts! The warmer weather and sunshine should bring out another flush of new FOY butterflies. 259 more words

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Jones' Icones Now Online

William Jones (1745-1818) was a premier English naturalist and entomologist known today mostly for his collection of some 1,500 watercolors of butterflies and moths. The 6-volume collection, … 286 more words

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Available for download: Scudder's Vol 1 (Nymphalidae, 1889)

The Biodiversity Heritage Library is dedicated to scanning old natural history volumes and making them available to contemporary readers as PDFs or OCR files. One of the recent additions is Volume 1 (covering Nymphalidae) of… 83 more words

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The 22nd Approximation for North Carolina Butterflies

It’s a sign of spring at least as reliable as the first Mourning Cloak — a new “Approximation” from Harry LeGrand (with illustrations by Tom Howard)  for NC butterflies.  306 more words

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