2020 – A look back (Season Summary)

Every year I compile a Season Summary to submit to the Lepidopterists’ Society highlighting new county/state records for butterflies, new moth species for the state and anything other interesting finds. I’ll briefly summarize what I reported this year. 2020 turned out to be a pretty good year diversity wise.  Roughly a dozen observers recorded 113Continue reading “2020 – A look back (Season Summary)”

Another little known NE butterfly Chlosyne fulvia – Fulvia Checkerspot

This is another “recent” discovery in the state, having first been discovered in the mid 1980s.  Once again, after being found and investigating promising habitats, it has been found at numerous locations.  This butterfly is closely associated with it’s larval hostplant Castilleja sessiliflora or Downy Paintbrush. This plant is most often found on hilltops, mainly in theContinue reading “Another little known NE butterfly Chlosyne fulvia – Fulvia Checkerspot”