We’re really happy to publish a blog by Allison Leidner about then378o2H26crDs59Hk9NNra4RLRMYBLU&s=8iL_zhGO0d-y2kDPk3f363NjKBw7aSPt8FShuh1hokg&e=
crystal skipper, a butterfly that lives on barrier islands lining
North Carolina’s coast. The skipper had no official name until last
week, when it was published as a new species,/Atrytonopsis quinteri/,
in the scientific literature.
Allison spent five years studying the crystal skipper—and how it was
coping with development-driven habitat fragmentation—for her PhD at
North Carolina State University. It’s especially nice to publish this
blog because Allison received a DeWind Award from the Xerces Society
to support her studies. We give two DeWind Awards each year to support research into conservation of butterflies and moths.
The Crystal Skipper: North Carolina's Newest Butterfly Species
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