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Convenience store/bank walls south of Northeast - 7 a.m. hour
Cecil County, MD
Red-banded Hairstreak found perched on wall - alongside many moths - at 7:30 a.m.
As I’ve noted before, Red-banded Hairstreaks seem more inclined to perch on a wall with lights overnight than most other butterflies!
Silver-spotted Skipper was at the base of one of the walls, dead.
Probably more giant Silkworm moths at one time than I’ve ever seen at one place: Many Imperials here - and at one other location near Northeast - over this, and the previous, weekend. Also, a dozen Lunas, and one Polyphemus. Plus, the smaller Rosy Maple Moths.
One huge Sphinx moth far above; I could not get it to come down to ID. Azalea Sphinx & Pandorus Sphinx.
Also, Banded (or Harnessed) Tiger Moths; Giant Leopard Moths; Heterocampa species; Emerald species; One-spotted Variants; Skiff moths; Ailanthus Webworm Moths; and various micros
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