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I have built some of my musings on this blog about a butterfly called the Poweshiek skipper, Oarisma poweshiek.  The species description was published under Henry Parker’s name, although I think Henry’s wife Helen played a more significant role in … Continue reading


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It’s Snowing Butterflies

It is magical to see butterflies high up in the air.  It is also magical to see great quantities of butterflies in flight at once.   We have migratory butterflies here in Iowa, and sometimes they accumulate in great numbers.  … Continue reading

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