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Uintah County, UT June 18 and Zion Canyon

All, During a family vacation that took in the Dinosaur National Monument in NE Utah, I was able to spend about an hour checking butterflies up on the Highway
Lethaby, Nick
Jun 23
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Re: [DesertLeps] Questions about some butterfly identifications in U

Hi Nick, I agree that the putative Mormon fritillary is identified correctly. If you're planning on visiting Utah's Dixie, in mid-May, I can't comment on the
Todd Stout
Jun 23
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Re: [DesertLeps] Questions about some butterfly identifications in U

Thanks. That is probably the first and last time I will be 2-for-2 on greater fritillary id! That sounds like a pretty good mix of species in mid-May for the
Lethaby, Nick
Jun 23
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Re: [DesertLeps] Questions about some butterfly identifications in U

Todd, The attached is something different to the Callippes and I suspected Mormon. My wife and I are talking about doing the same road trip again (CA to
Lethaby, Nick
Jun 23
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Re: [DesertLeps] Questions about some butterfly identifications in U

Todd, Thanks. Can you comment on the photo of the putative Mormon Fritillary? This bug looked fairly small in the field compared to the Callippes. This was a
Lethaby, Nick
Jun 23
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Re: [DesertLeps] Questions about some butterfly identifications in U

Hi Nick, Mormon fritillaries are fairly ubiquitous in the region; so, I wouldn't doubt that that is what you saw. Did you take a photo of one? The main
Todd Stout
Jun 23
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Re: [DesertLeps] Questions about some butterfly identifications in U

Also, the habitat you described sounds more like Chlosyne palla flavula than Chlosyne acastus. Thx, Todd Todd L. Stout Raising Butterflies
Todd Stout
Jun 23
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Re: [DesertLeps] Questions about some butterfly identifications in U

Hi Nick, I just looked at your images and your id of callippe fritillary is correct (Speyeria callippe harmonia.) The unknown skipper is the draco skipper
Todd Stout
Jun 23
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Questions about some butterfly identifications in Uintah Co, UT

All, On June 18, I spent about an hour photographing butterflies at a mountain pass along Hwy 191, N of Vernal, UT. I am fairly certain I was just in Uintah
Lethaby, Nick
Jun 23
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Re: [DesertLeps] RE: TV News Story On The California Dept Of Fish &

Thanks for Michael Klein for allowing his views to be posted. I think that Michael is really missing a key point, one that he actually stated: "San Diego
Walsh, James Bruce - (jbwalsh)
Jun 21
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Re: TV News Story On The California Dept Of Fish & Game Bug Collecti

This comment from a scientist (Michael Klein) regarding my comments on the California collecting permit: See his comments below. Best Wishes, Ken Davenport
Kenneth Davenport
Jun 20
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14204

Kern Plateau, Sherman Pass and Kern River

Everyone: On June 19, 2017 I made a transect starting at Lake Isabella, Kern County, California at 8:15 AM that extended to Weldon, Onyx east to the Chimney
Kenneth Davenport
Jun 20
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ID request

 Unknown Butterfly 2322 ... Unknown Butterfly 2322 ... Jeffrey Caldwell Walnut Creek, California Horticultural Consultant Specializing in Native Plant
Jeffrey Caldwell
Jun 18
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Reflections on Thorne's Hairstreak

Frank The primary reason Thorne's is more brownish in June is because we have moved into our dryer season and Thorne's is a classic butterfly that shows dry
Michael Klein
Jun 17
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Reflections on Hermes Copper

Hi again, Along with Sonoran Blue and Thorne's Hairstreak, the Holy Grail of San Diego County butterflies is Hermes Copper. This species had eluded me for
fsmodel
Jun 17
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