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Gemmed Satyr For Illinois In August - Cyllopsis gemma

Gemmed Satyr For Illinois In August - Cyllopsis gemma
Norris City, White County, Illinois, USA
August 2, 2007
Data posting for this species in Illinois, for the month of August.

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How locally abundant is this
How locally abundant is this species? I may come down for it next year.

 
Locally Abundant
I can't really say how abundant it is locally, because I haven't been out and around to study smaller Butterflies like this one. Since I only shoot Butterflies for my records around my yard, all the one's I've ever seen are right here in my back yard. But, you're more than welcome to come down when they're flying and shoot some! I've been seeing several, at least 2 or 3 regulars, for the last week or so and they are easy to get a shot of everyday. It's time's like this when it would be the best to come down, if you're serious about it. I would be more than glad to have you at my home!

Update: I also note that Steve Scott has one posted for the county just above me, Wayne County. So, perhaps they are fairly abundant.

 
Well it is more likely next y
Well it is more likely next year as most of August is booked for me...definitely a pretty species!

 
August
If August keeps going like it's going, both August and September of next year should be the prime months of seeing these here. Now, if you're not booked for this September, I seem to recall that I saw several then, also - regularly up into the first week of October. (I checked my notes and this is indeed true.) I saw the last one here on October 9th last year.

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