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Events: Broward County Butterfly Chapter meeting Nov. 15th

The Broward County Butterfly Chapter, BCBC, invites you to their Nov 15, 2016 meeting. Rose Bechard-Butman presents “How to Create a NatureScape, a Habitat to Attract Wildlife and Butterflies.” Rose is the NatureScape Broward Outreach Coordinator; a Certified Arborist; a Master Gardener and National Wildlife Habitat Steward. She serves on many local boards and organizes programs and community projects that support sustainable landscapes and wildlife habitats. Meeting starts: 7pm, social hour: 6.30pm at the Broward County Extension Office, 3245 College Ave., Davie, FL 33314. For further info visit our website: www.browardbutterflies.org or email BCBCmail@gmail.com.

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Events: Annual Meeting of the Massachusetts Butterfly Club

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The Annual Meeting of the Massachusetts Butterfly Club will start with a pot-luck supper at 5:30 pm on Saturday, October 22, at Mass Audubon’s Broad Meadow Brook Visitor’s Center, 414 Massasoit Rd, Worcester, MA 01604. During this meeting we will celebrate the 25th ANNIVERSARY of the founding of the club. In lieu of a guest speaker, we’ll encourage attendees to reminisce about the special moments in the club’s history. Be prepared to share the funny, inspiring and meaningful experiences you’ve had that have made the club a special part of your life. And if you’re not a member of the club, you are most welcome to join us anyway if you’re interested in learning about this very special group of butterfly advocates

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Taxonomy Tuesday: Lycaeninae (Coppers)

image(American Copper, Lycaena phlaeas, photographed by  Frank Model – 5/1/2007 Petersham, Massachusetts)
http://www.naba.org/chapters/nabambc/construct-species-page.asp?sp=american-copper
http://www.naba.org/chapters/nabanj/butterflies/american_copper.html

The first in our new series to better learn our butterfly taxonomy, we’ll take a look at the subfamliy of Lycaena, the gossamer-winged Coppers. Here’s a broad selection of them to check out! Notice the morphological similarities:

http://www.naba.org/images/lycaenidae/lycaeninae/lycaena_thumbnails.html

image(male Bronze Copper, Lycaena hyllus, photographed by Frank Model – 10/4/2007 in the Wayland Community Gardens, Wayland, Massachusetts)
http://www.naba.org/chapters/nabanj/butterflies/bronze_copper.html
http://www.naba.org/chapters/nabambc/construct-species-page.asp?sp=Lycaena-hyllus

image(female Bog Copper, Lycaena  epixanthe, taken 06/17/2010 in Ocean County, New Jersey)
http://www.naba.org/chapters/nabanj/butterflies/bog_copper.html
http://www.naba.org/chapters/nabambc/construct-species-page.asp?sp=Lycaena-epixanthe

Here’s the Massachusetts chapter’s big page on Coppers! Enjoy:

http://www.naba.org/chapters/nabambc/construct-group-page.asp?gr=Lycaeninae

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