Monthly Archives: June 2014

Bring on the summer

The summer season is upon us! White Admiral and Viceroy are now present in fair numbers, and elfins are on their last legs. Soon Atlantis and Great Spangled Fritillaries will once again be filling the fields. Many of the species … Continue reading

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First Atlas record for Early Hairstreak!

Early Hairstreak is among the Maritimes’ rarest butterfly species. Larvae of Early Hairstreak feed on the nuts of American Beech, and as a result the species is only found in hardwood stands with mature beech trees. Within these habitats Early Hairstreak is seldom encountered, though … Continue reading

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Early June butterflying

The season is starting to pick up, with new species on the wing all the time. Canadian Tiger Swallowtail is now out in force, and Hobomok Skipper is starting to appear along grassy paths. Some of our rarer species are … Continue reading

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