[CT Birds] butterfly

Lemmon lemmon at snet.net
Thu Jan 19 23:21:06 EST 2017

Are you sure it was a butterfly?  Even Honeybees don't fly with temperatures below 45 degrees.  However, many winter moths can fly and survive in these low temperatures.  Many are light colored or can be white.  I doubt you got a look close enough to determine if the antennae were knobbed (butterfly----- or straight or feathered --female or male moth).  I maybe wrong...but the best I remember the CT Butterfly Asso. reports the last flying butterfly around Dec 7th...on a past  warm winter.
Carol Lemmon

      From: Larry Flynn via CTBirds <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
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 Sent: Thursday, January 19, 2017 11:38 AM
 Subject: [CT Birds] butterfly
While looking at the Nashville Warbler a few moments ago, a  FOY Cabbage-white butterfly flew bye.

Larry Flynn
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