Butterfly Madness Continued

Red-banded Hairstreak. This generally has a more southeastern range from the Carolinas down. They obviously can get further north, and presumably, as our temperature gets more southern, we’ll see them more often. Pearl Crescent. Another specimen with very frazzled wings.Common Sootywing.Eastern Tailed-blue.A rather more worn Eastern Tailed-blue. Female, I think. Small, rapid fliers, flashing blue and purple.Summer Azure, another fast, low-flying one sending out brief messages of blueness.

Skipper.Another skipper. These drive me crazy with my inability to parse them.Sachem — all three of these skippers may be Sachems, actually.

Elizabeth Drew — who cut her teeth on Watergate — on Trump’s open invitation to foreign powers to help him and the Grand Old Party of Authoritarianism subvert democracy even more.

5 Responses to “Butterfly Madness Continued”


  1. 1 Charles Clements July 30, 2019 at 9:15 am

    I saw a red banded hairstreak on Cape Cod two summers ago.

    • 2 mthew July 30, 2019 at 12:10 pm

      Do you know about iNaturalist? Great way to report and document sightings. It shows northernmost sighting near Newburyport, MA in ’17, and only one ever sighting on the Cape, last year.

      • 3 chuxpix65 August 6, 2019 at 11:16 pm

        I’d checked it out previously. Took your suggestion and signed up. I’m chuxpix on iNat… that thing. Yay! Prolly gonna get hacked now, thanks Matt!

        Anyway, submitted a few older observations while I was at it.
        That AI thing they’ve got could become addictive. It finds the species or genera unless you know your photo is shit.

        Searched for you to follow, but your name and your website didn’t show up… may I follow you there too?

      • 4 mthew August 7, 2019 at 7:27 am

        Glad to see you on the great catalog on iNaturalist! Their ID function is a marvel to behold. I’m there as matthew_wills


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