[TN-Butterflies] Continuing my search for a Creole Pearly-eye
- From: kjchilds <kjchilds@xxxxxxxxx>
- To: TN Butterflies <TN-Butterflies@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 3 Sep 2009 16:44:34 -0700 (PDT)
I visited another area of forest/swamp next to the South Fork of the Forked Deer River to continue my search for a Creole Pearly-eye. I didn't find one but it was fun anyway. This area gets flooded any time there is a substantial rain. Most of the pearly-eyes were in the grass and were spooked out when I walked by. The one exception was a small area of forest with fewer but larger trees and not much growing on the ground. For some reason this one spot had Northerns constantly battling it out, darting out from the tree trunks to go after each other. I assume these were all males. I watched 2 go at it for about 10 minutes and finally gave up hoping for them to land. Some of the Northerns in the grass weren't holding still for very long and this seemed odd. Usually they get spooked and then land and will stay put until I spook them again. These were landing for just a couple of seconds and then they'd move on. Once I got the shots on to the computer, I could see why. http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p193/kjchilds/IMG_0152.jpg Now that I've seen Southerns next to Northerns, it's easy to tell the difference without even looking at the patterns. The background color of the Southerns is completely different, looking almost orange when compared to the Northerns. The count for about 90 minutes of looking. Great Spangled Frit 1 Question Mark 2 Eastern Comma 3 Carolina Satyr 77 Gemmed Satyr 1 Northern Pearly-eye 27 Southern Pearly-eye 2 Appalachian Brown 2 Pearl Crescent 22 Roadside-Skipper sp. 1 Sachem 1 Cloudless Sulphur 4 Assorted Moths 500,000 Ken Childs Henderson, TN Chester County http://www.finishflagfarms.com The FAQ can be found by logging in at http://www.freelists.org/cgi-bin/lsg2.cgi/l=tn-butterflies Please report any abuse or questions about this list to: kjchilds@xxxxxxxxxx Users can unsubscribe from this list by sending email to tn-butterflies-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject field.
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