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Sunday, June 1, 2014 - 18:37

The Highlands Biological Station, located in the mountains of North Carolina, is offering the following workshops as part of its summer series of field biology courses and workshops. For more information, visit www.highlandsbiological.org/summer-2014/ or call (828) 526-2602.

Butterflies & Moths of the Southern Appalachians
July 21-25 – Dr. David Alsop, Professor Emeritus, Queens College
This workshop will explore the diversity and identification of members of the insect order Lepidoptera. In order to gain quick visual identification of various butterfly families, prepared specimens of the families will be made available together with a discussion of the differences in flight habits of the various families. There will be afternoon collecting (mainly butterflies, but also some day-flying moths) and evening collecting (mainly moths) using black lights. The techniques for spreading Lepidoptera will be discussed.

Introduction to Southern Appalachian Insects
July 28-Aug. 1 – Dr. David Alsop, Professor Emeritus, Queens College
This workshop will explore the most commonly seen and collected insects in the local area. Methods for preserving and identifying insects will be discussed. Environmental constraints on the localities in which insects will occur will be discussed. There will be afternoon collecting and evening “black light” collecting to demonstrate the great diversity of insects available around the research station.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010 - 17:48

Eleven Catawba County, North Carolina moth records were added to the database from submitter Lori Owenby, and one Gaston County record was submitted by Monica Williams. (Downer-12Feb10)

Tuesday, August 3, 2010 - 15:36

Seventy-four North Carolina butterfly records were added to the database from submitters A. Hayes, Alan Kneidel, Ali Iyoob, B. Ogburn, Beth Brinson, Bo Sullivan, Clyde Sorenson, David Campbell, Dennis Burnette, Derb Carter, Ed Corey, Edmund Taylor, Gail Lankford, Gary Phillips, Gene Schepker, Harry LeGrand, Jim Nottke, John Wilson, Ken Bridle, Lori Owenby, Lynn Smith, Matt Daw, Mike Turner, Nancy Baldwin, Paul Scharf, Randy Emmitt, Salman Abdulali, Scott Hartley, Simon Thompson, Steve Hall, Ted Wilcox, and Will Cook. (NC-2009records-15May10)

Monday, May 10, 2010 - 09:14

A Forsyth County, North Carolina record of the Luna moth (Actias luna) was added to the database from submitter Cailyn Pendry.

Thursday, October 22, 2009 - 12:32

Four North Carolina moth records were added to the database: Dryocampa rubicunda (Moore County, Austen Mark), Hemaris diffinis (Mecklenburg County, Matt Norem), Manduca sexta (Franklin County, Erik Britt), and Nadata gibbosa (Stokes County, Pauline Haynes). (Downer-16Oct09)

Wednesday, October 21, 2009 - 19:01

Two North Carolina moth records were added to the database: Eacles imperialis (Mecklenberg County, Lisa Barber) and Hyles lineata (Pitt County, Salman Abdulali). (Downer-9Oct09)

Wednesday, September 30, 2009 - 16:33

Two North Carolina moth records were added to the database: Citheronia regalis (Davidson County, Brandon Gentle) and Haploa clymene (Mecklenburg County, Andrew Horton). (Downer-18Sept09)

Tuesday, September 29, 2009 - 18:06

Twenty-one North Carolina moth records were added to the database. Records of Iridopsis larvaria, Eulithis diversilineata, Lapara bombycoides, Lochmaeus manteo, Epimecis hortaria, Nadata gibbosa, Hypercompe scribonia, Heterocampa obliqua, Apatelodes torrefacta, Datana angusii, Paonias astylus, Nemoria bistriaria, Haploaclymene, Halysidota tessellaris, and Oligocentria lignicolor were added for Buncombe County from Noah Clark. Additional records were: Citheronia regalis (Craven County, Jennifer Kepner), Hypercompe scribonia (Gaston County, Tereasa Osborne), Antheraea polyphemus and Eumorpha pandorus (Pitt County, Mandy Dough), Erastria cruentaria (Pitt County, Salman Abdulali), and Eacles imperialis (Polk County, Roarke Donnelly, Madeline Donnelly, Liam Donnelly, and Evan Hambly). (Downer-28Aug09)

Wednesday, August 12, 2009 - 07:43

Ten new Buncombe County, North Carolina moth records were added to the database from submitter Fiona Dudley: Antheraea polyphemus, Actias luna, Automeris io, Eacles imperialis, Eudryas grata, Ecliptopera atricolorata, Prionoxystus robiniae, Manduca jasminearum, Hypercompe scribonia, and Ceratomia undulosa. (Downer-29July09)

Monday, July 27, 2009 - 10:48

Three new moth records from North Carolina were added to the database from submitters Roman Mark, Beth Watson, and Theresa Southern. (Downer-13July09)

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