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September 2011 Butterfly Sightings

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September 30, 2011

Cabbage White (3)
Monarch (2)

Rte. 145, Durham, NY (A Block)

September 30, 2011

Cabbage White (5)
Monarch (3)

Rte. 7, Cobleskill, NY (A Block)

September 30, 2011

Black Swallowtail (5)
Palamedes Swallowtail
Cabbage White
Cloudless Sulphur (3)
Sleepy Orange (8)
Gray Hairstreak (5)
Red-banded Hairstreak (2)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (7)
Variegated Fritillary (7)
Pearl Crescent (6)
American Lady
Common Buckeye (29)
Monarch (29)
Silver-spotted Skipper (7)
Long-tailed Skipper (worn & missing tails)
Horace's Duskywing (6)
Wild Indigo Duskywing
Common Checkered-Skipper
Clouded Skipper (4)
Least Skipper
Fiery Skipper (31)
Sachem (500+)
Brazilian Skipper
Ocola Skipper (4)

Norfolk Botanical Gardens, Norfolk, VA (D Amadio)

September 30, 2011

Cabbage White (18)
Orange Sulphur (1)
Sleepy Orange (3) (2 summer form, 1 fall form)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (3)
Pearl Crescent (6)
Common Buckeye (15)
Monarch (5)
Fiery Skipper (1)
Sachem (6)

Elkhorn Garden Plots in Columbia, Howard Co., MD (J Wilkinson)

September 29, 2011

Black Swallowtail (2)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (1)
Cabbage White (11)
Orange Sulphur (5)
Gray Hairstreak (1)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (1)
Spring Azure (1) (summer)
Painted Lady (2)
Red Admiral (2)
Common Buckeye (4)
Monarch (75+)
Sachem (3)

Backyard Butterfly Garden, Brooklyn, NY (V Corsello)

September 27, 2011

Walker's Metalmark (1st found by Mike Rickard 0n 9/26)

Resaca de la Palma State Park, TX (T & R Zurovec)

September 27, 2011

Cabbage White (numerous)
Checkered White (1)
Clouded Sulphur (numerous)
Orange Sulphur (abundant)
American Copper (1)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (very numerous)
Pearl Crescent (numerous)
Common Buckeye (10+)
Viceroy (1)
Monarch (25+)
Duskywing sp. (10)
Least Skipper (1)

Ashoken Reservoir, Ulster Co., NY (H & J Halama)

September 27, 2011

Monarch (800+)

Rockaway peninsula, Queens Co., NY (T Fiore)

September 26, 2011

Cabbage White
Clouded Sulphur (numerous)
Orange Sulphur (several)
Pearl Crescent (numerous)
Question Mark (4)
Eastern Comma (very numerous)
Gray Comma (2)
Monarch (3)

Mink Hollow trail head parking lot and vicinity, extreme northern Ulster Co., NY (H Halama)

September 26, 2011

Black Swallowtail
Cabbage White (8)
Clouded Sulphur (3)
Orange Sulphur (22)
Gray Hairstreak (3)
Red-banded Hairstreak (3)
Eastern-Tailed Blue (11)
Variegated Fritillary (2)
Pearl Crescent (22)
American Lady (5)
Red Admiral
Common Buckeye (168)
Viceroy (2)
Common Wood-Nymph (2)
Monarch (6)
Silver-spotted Skipper (11)
Least Skipper (9)
Fiery Skipper (2)
Northern Broken-Dash
Sachem
Broad-winged Skipper (13)
Dion Skipper

Dorchester County roadsides, Blackwater NWR Tubman Road Trail, Dorchester Co., MD (D Amadio)

September 26, 2011

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (1) (worn female)
Cabbage White (5)
Orange Sulphur (1)
Red-banded Hairstreak (1)
Pearl Crescent (1)
Common Buckeye (3)
Monarch (2)
Silver-spotted Skipper (1)
Peck's Skipper (1)
Sachem (3)

Garden sightings, Silver Spring, MD (E Raun)

September 25th, 2011

Cabbage White (2)
Orange Sulphur (4)
Bronze Copper (2) (1 male, 1 female)
Gray Hairstreak (3)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (25+)
Pearl Crescent (8)
Common Buckeye (30+)
Least Skipper (3)
Sachem (4)
Peck's Skipper (2)
Zabulon Skipper (1)

Along Dutch Neck Road & footpath south of C & D Canal & south of Delaware City, DE (A Loudell)

September 24, 2011

Giant Swallowtail (1)
Yellow Angled-Sulphur (2)(male at orchid tree, female at royal poinciana)
Hammock Skipper (1)

Solar Drive, Mission, TX (G Quintanilla)

Sept. 24, 2011

Pearl Crescent (color variant)

Eagle Lake WMA, Shelby Co., TN (B Jones)

September 23, 2011

Blomfild's Beauty

our backyard, San Benito, TX (R Zurovec)

September 23, 2011

Lyside Sulphur

Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park, Key Biscayne, Fl (B Torvund)

September 19, 2011

Cabbage White (2)(unusual color difference in mated pair)
Purplish Copper (1)(1st in many years locally)

Hayward Regional Shoreline, Alameda Co., CA (K Hintsa)

September 19, 2011

Clouded Sulphur (numerous)
Orange Sulphur (numerous)
Cloudless Sulphur (1)
Pearl Crescent (several)
Painted Lady (1)
Common Buckeye (2)
Monarch (several)
Least Skipper (1)
Fiery Skipper (1)
Sachem (5)

Amagansett organic farm and vicinity, East Hampton Town, NY (H Halama)

September 19, 2011

Cabbage White (30)
Orange Sulphur (13)
Clouded Sulphur (1)
Spring Azure (2)
Pearl Crescent (4)
American Lady (2)
Common Buckeye (1)
Least Skipper (1)
Fiery Skipper (6)
Peck's Skipper (14)
Sachem (45)

Old Westbury Gardens, Nassau Co., NY (R Kelly)

September 18, 2011

Cabbage White
Clouded Sulphur
Orange Sulphur
Question Mark
Eastern Comma
American Lady
Red Admiral
Monarch

Montezuma NWR, NY (B Grosek)

September 18, 2011

Monarch (3) (migrating by)

37 Tanglewylde Ave., Bronxville, NY (A Block)

September 18, 2011

Red-banded Hairstreak (1) (On pavement of convenience store, early morning)

South of Northeast, MD (A Loudell)

September 18, 2011

Spicebush Swallowtail (1)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (1)
Cabbage White (5)
Orange Sulphur (12)
Gray Hairstreak (1)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (16)
Variegated Fritillary (6)
Great Spangled Fritillary (2)
Pearl Crescent (14)
Common Buckeye (150+)
Red-spotted Admiral (1) (Red-spotted Purple)
Least Skipper (1)
Fiery Skipper (2)
Sachem (2)
Peck's Skipper (2)

Nottingham County Park (Chester County), PA (A Loudell)

September 17, 2011

Pipevine Swallowtail (1)
Palamedes Swallowtail (7)
Cloudless Sulphur (10)
Sleepy Oranges (abundant)
Gray Hairstreak (1)
Gulf Fritillary (11)
Common Buckeye(hundreds of them)
Carolina Satyr (1)
Monarch (1)
Common Checkered-Skipper (1)
Neamathla Skipper (4)
Fiery Skipper (2)
Whirlabout (1)
Tawny-edged Skipper (6)
Delaware Skipper (1)
Twin-spotted Skipper (7)
Palatka Skipper (2)
Dion/Bay Skipper (2)
Berry Skipper (4)
Ocola Skipper (5)

In and around Grand Bay NWR, Jackson Co., MS (C Marks)

September 17, 2011

Black Swallowtail (2)
Cabbage White (common)
Clouded Sulphur (abundant)
Orange Sulphur (abundant)
American Copper
Bronze Copper (2)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (4)
Great Spangled Fritillary (2)
Silver-bordered Fritillary (14)
Pearl Crescent (10)
Common Buckeye (5)
Monarch (5) (also 1 caterpillar)
Least Skipper (3)
Fiery Skipper
Peck's Skipper

Appleton Farms, Ipswich, MA (D.Amadio)

September 17, 2011

Clouded Sulphur (4)
Orange Sulphur (27)
American Copper (2)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (5)
Silver-bordered Fritillary (3)
Pearl Crescent (14)
Monarch
Least Skipper
Fiery Skipper (3)
Peck's Skipper (14)

Waring Field, Rockport, MA (D Amadio)

September 17, 2011

Cabbage White (7)
Orange Sulphur (1)
Monarch (7+)
Sachem (3)

NY Botanical Garden, Bronx, NY (A Block)

September 16-17, 2011

Pipevine Swallowtail (6)
Giant Swallowtail (3)
Great Southern White (2)
Southern Dogface (2)
Cloudless Sulphur (6)
Large Orange Sulphur (8)
Lyside Sulphur (10)
Little Yellow (2)
Silver-banded Hairstreak (1)
Gray Hairstreak (3)
Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak (1)
Western Pygmy-Blue (6)
Ceraunus Blue (10)
Fatal Metalmark (5)
Red-bordered Metalmark (2)
Red-bordered Pixie (2)
American Snout (20)
Gulf Fritillary (8)
Variegated Fritillary (2)
Mexican Fritillary (1)
Bordered Patch (3)
Vesta Crescent (1)
Phaon Crescent (25)
Pearl Crescent (2)
Red Admiral (1)
Mexican Bluewing (6)
Florida Purplewing (1)
Gray Cracker (5) [different individuals each day]
Ruddy Daggerwing (1)
Tropical Leafwing (6)
Tawny Emperor (40)
Empress Leilia (2)
Queen (15)
Soldier (1)
Hammock Skipper (1)
Brown Longtail (3)
Brown-banded Skipper (1)
Sickle-winged Skipper (1)
White Checkered-Skipper (8)
Tropical Checkered-Skipper (4)
Laviana White-Skipper (2)
Turk's-cap White-Skipper (3)
Common Sootywing (1)
Clouded Skipper (12)
Fiery Skipper (2)
Whirlabout (1)
Southern Broken-Dash (4)
Celia's Roadside-Skipper (2)
Eufala Skipper (2)

National Butterfly Center, Mission, TX (S Ansell)

September 16, 2011

Spicebush Swallowtail (1)
Cabbage White (12)
Clouded Sulphur (9)
Orange Sulphur (7)
Great Spangled Fritillary (1)
Pearl Crescent (11)
Question Mark (1) (orange form)
Red Admiral (1)
Viceroy (1)
Monarch (6)
Peck's Skipper (1)
Zabulon Skipper (1)

Appalachian Trail Lands From State Route 94 To County Route 517, Vernon, NJ (V Corsello)

September 10, 2011

Black Swallowtail (5)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (3)
Cabbage White (100s)
Clouded Sulphur (9)
Orange Sulphur (34)
Pearl Crescent (6)
Monarch (18)
Silver-spotted Skipper (1)

Hilltop Hanover Farm, Yorktown Heights, Westchester Co., NY (M Diederich)

September 10, 2011

Black Swallowtail (1)
Giant Swallowtail (1)
Spicebush Swallowtail (2)
Cabbage White (33)
Clouded Sulphur (16)
Orange Sulphur (26)
Gray Hairstreak (1)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (4)
American Snout (1)
Great Spangled Fritillary (1)
Pearl Crescent (11)
Question Mark (1) (orange form)
Eastern Comma (1) (orange form)
Mourning Cloak (1)
Common Buckeye (4)
Viceroy (2)
Monarch (4)
Wild Indigo Duskywing (4)
Common Checkered-Skipper (1)
Peck's Skipper (4)
Zabulon Skipper (1)

Black Creek Site And Maple Grange Park, Vernon, NJ (V Corsello)

September 10, 2011

Black Swallowtail (1)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (2)
Cabbage White (33)
Orange Sulphur (9)
Sleepy Orange (1)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (6)
Spring Azure (3)(summer)
Great Spangled Fritillary (1)
Silvery Checkerspot (4)
Pearl Crescent (9)
Common Buckeye (84)
Hackberry Emperor (1)
Monarch (3)
Common Checkered-Skipper (1)
Least Skipper (4)
Tawny-edged Skipper (1)
Sachem (27)

Shenandoah River (Andy Guest) State Park, VA (M A Koeneke, G Koppel)

September 10, 2011

Cabbage White (5)
Orange Sulphur
American Copper
Eastern Tailed-Blue (5)
Great Spangled Fritillary (4)
Pearl Crescent (16)
American Lady
Common Buckeye (19)
Red-spotted Admiral
Common Wood-Nymph (4)
Common Checkered-Skipper
Swarthy Skipper (10)
Least Skipper (2)
Fiery Skipper
Leonard's Skipper (22) (mostly fresh males)
Peck's Skipper (11)
Tawny-edged Skipper (4)
Crossline Skipper (27)
Sachem (30)

Soldier's Delight NEA, Owings Mills, MD (D Amadio)

September 10, 2011

CHECKERED WHITE (1)(female)
Cabbage White (2)
GREAT PURPLE HAIRSTREAK (1)
Gray Hairstreak (2)
Spring Azure (1)(summer)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (5)
Pearl Crescent (6)
Red Admiral (2)
Common Buckeye (12)
Viceroy (1)
Common Wood-Nymph (1)
Monarch (2)
Silver-spotted Skipper (25)
Least Skipper (1)
Sachem (1)

New Bridge Road, a half mile on either side of the bridge over Chicamacomico River, Dorchester Co., MD (J Wilkinson)

September 10, 2011

Spicebush Swallowtail (1)
Clouded/Orange Sulphur (1) (White-form female)
Bronze Copper (1) (Male)
Gray Hairstreak (6)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (25+)
Eastern Comma (1) (Very fresh!)
Common Buckeye (50+)
Red-spotted Admiral (1) (Red-spotted Purple)
Monarch (1)
Silver-spotted Skipper (4)
Least Skipper (10)
Peck's Skipper (1)
Broad-winged Skipper (12)

Along Dutch Neck Road & footpath south of the C & D Canal & south of Delaware City, DE (A Loudell)

September 9, 2011

Black Swallowtail (2)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
Cabbage White
Summer Azure (several)
Eastern Tailed-Blue
Pearl Crescent (worn)
Eastern Comma
Mourning Cloak
Red-spotted Admiral ("Purple")
Hackberry Emperor
Monarch (3, migrating)
Horace's Duskywing
Dun Skipper

Hook Mt., Rockland Co., NY (T Fiore)

September 5, 2011

Pipevine Swallowtail (1)
Black Swallowtail (1)
Giant Swallowtail (5)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (5)(including 1 very large black female)
Spicebush Swallowtail (2) (very fresh males puddling on the shell road, late in the year for this bug)
Cloudless Sulphur (4)
Sleepy Orange (6)
Little Yellow (4)
Gray Hairstreak (3)
Red-banded Hairstreak (1)
American Snout (2)
Gulf Fritillary (abundant) (everywhere, very fresh)
Variegated Fritillary (4)
Phaon Crescent (abundant)
Pearl Crescent (abundant)
Question Mark (1)(fall form)
Common Buckeye (1)
Red-spotted Admiral (3)
Viceroy (3)(very dark)
Hackberry Emperor (4)
Carolina Satyr (5)
Monarch (2)
Silver-spotted Skipper (2)
Horace's Duskywing (11)
Common Checkered-Skipper (1)
Clouded Skipper (common)
Least Skipper (5)
Southern Skipperling (abundant)
Fiery Skipper (8)
Southern Broken-Dash
Yehl Skipper (1)(very fresh, out an open pipeline away from the cane where I usually find it)
Duke's Skipper (22) (3rd-4th brood)
Dun Skipper (7)
Eufala Skipper (2)
Ocola Skipper (common)

Thistlethwaite WMA, St. Landry Par., LA (C Marks)

September 5, 2011

Cabbage White (12)
Checkered White (2)
Clouded Sulphur (8)
Orange Sulphur (2)
White Admiral (1)
Mourning Cloak (1)
Milbert's Tortoiseshell (3)
Monarch (2)
Sachem (1)

Washburn, Bayfield Co., WI (D Hanson, D Bratley)

September 4, 2011

Cabbage White (2)
Clouded Sulphur (5)
Orange Sulphur (10)
American Copper (3)
Gray Hairstreak (1)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (8)
Great Spangled Fritillary (3)
Silver-bordered Fritillary (2)
Meadow Fritillary (4)
Pearl Crescent (15)
Red Admiral (1)
Common Buckeye (2)
Viceroy (2)
Common Wood-Nymph (1)
Monarch (15)
Common Checkered-Skipper (1)
Fiery Skipper (6)
Tawny-edged Skipper (5)
Sachem (3)

Cedar Hills Sand Prairie Preserve, IA (T Jantscher)

September 1-4, 2011

Pipevine Swallowtail (6+)
Black Swallowtail (2)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (8)
Spicebush Swallowtail (8+)
Zebra Swallowtail (1)
Giant Swallowtail (2)
Clouded Sulphur (1)
Cloudless Sulphur (30+)
Little Yellow (10)
Gray Hairstreak (3)
Red-Banded Hairstreak (4)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (10)
Spring Azure (4)(summer)
American Snout (1)
Great Spangled Fritillary (8)
Silvery Checkerspot (2)
Pearl Crescent (5)
Question Mark (1)
Eastern Comma (1)
Gray Comma (1)
Red Admiral (2)
Common Buckeye (20+)
Red-spotted Purple (6)
Viceroy (2)
Hackberry Emperor (30+)
Tawny Emperor (4)
Northern Pearly-eye (1)
Common Wood-Nymph (2)
Monarch (12)
Silver-spotted Skipper (7)
Hayhurst's Scallopwing (1)
Horace's Duskywing (1)
Wild Indigo Duskywing (1)
Common Checkered-Skipper (2)
Common Sootywing (1)
Least Skipper (2)
Fiery Skipper (6)
Tawny-edged Skipper (1)
Northern Broken-Dash (1)
Little Glassywing (1)
Sachem (4)

Shaw Nature Reserve, Franklin Co., MO (A Thering)

September 4, 2011

Giant Swallowtail (1)

my yard, Kintnersville, PA (M Spingola)

September 4, 2011

Black Swallowtail (3)
Cabbage White (34)
Checkered White (1)
Clouded Sulphur (2)
Orange Sulphur (6)
Great Spangled Fritillary (1)
Pearl Crescent
Common Buckeye (1)
Monarch (14)
Silver-spotted Skipper (3)

Hilltop Hanover Farm, Yorktown Heights, Westchester Co., NY (M Diederich)

September 4, 2011

Zebra Swallowtails (40+) (More missing tails than usual: Hurricane Irene?)
Spicebush Swallowtail (8)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (1)
Orange Sulphur (2)
Gray Hairstreak (1)
Spring Azure (1) (Summer)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (Dozens)
Variegated Fritillary (4)
Great Spangled Fritillary (1) (Rare here)
Silvery Checkerspot (10)
Eastern Comma (1)
Red Admiral (1)
Common Buckeye (40+)
Red-spotted Admiral (5) (Red-spotted Purple form)(One with much more orange than usual!)
Monarch (1)
Silver-spotted Skipper (20+)
Least Skipper (3)
Zabulon Skipper (3)

Elk Neck State Park, MD (A Loudell)

September 4, 2011

Cabbage White (1)
Common Buckeye (1)
Monarch (1)
Horace's Duskywing (1)
Sachem (Dozens)
Zabulon Skipper (2)

Backyard, Bear, DE (A Loudell)

September 3, 2011

Spicebush Swallowtail (1)
Giant Swallowtail (1)
Great Spangled Fritillary (1)

Spring Rd. Butterfly Garden, Spring Rd., Chappaqua, Westchester Co., NY (M Diederich)

September 3, 2011

Black Swallowtail (4)
Giant Swallowtail (1)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (1)
Spicebush Swallowtail (3)
Cabbage White (23)
Clouded Sulphur (9)
Orange Sulphur (17)
Gray Hairstreak (1)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (9)
Great Spangled Fritillary (8)
Pearl Crescent (25)
Red Admiral (1)
Common Buckeye (3)
Viceroy (3)
Monarch (3)
Wild Indigo Duskywing (2)
Common Checkered-Skipper (1)
Least Skipper (6)
Peck's Skipper (3)
Zabulon Skipper (1)

Roadsides of County Rt 517 And County Rt 515, Vernon, NJ (V Corsello)

September 3, 2011

Giant Swallowtail (First one for me in County)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
Spicebush Swallowtail (5)
Cabbage White (2)
Clouded Sulphur
Orange Sulphur (2)
Gray Hairstreak
Eastern Tailed-Blue (8)
Eastern Comma
Common Buckeye (6)
Red-spotted Admiral (3)
Viceroy (2)
Tawny Emperor
Common Wood-Nymph
Monarch (9)
Silver-spotted Skipper (2)
Peck's Skipper
Tawny-edged Skipper
Zabulon Skipper

Wheelabrator Refugem Westville, Gloucester Co., NJ (D Amadio)

September 3, 2011

Black Swallowtail (25+)
Spicebush Swallowtail (10)
Cabbage White (1)
Orange Sulphur (8) (Including 1 white form female)
Gray Hairstreak (4)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (3)
Red Admiral (1) (Scales nearly perfect, but somewhat broken wing: Hurricane Irene?)
Common Buckeye (40+)
Red-spotted Admiral (1) (Red-spotted Purple form)
Silver-spotted Skipper (12)
Least Skipper (5)
Sachem (8)
Broad-winged Skipper (3)

Along Dutch Neck Road & foot path south of C & D Canal & south of Delaware City, DE (A Loudell)

September 3, 2011

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (4)
Cabbage White (1)
Orange Sulphur (1)
Sleepy Orange (1)
Gray Hairstreak (1)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (5)
Pearl Crescent (2)
Red Admiral (1)(fresh)
Common Buckeye (12)
Common Wood-Nymph (1)
Monarch (3)
Wild Indigo Duskywing (1)
Sachem (15)

Gateway Business Park, Columbia, Howard Co., MD (J Wilkinson)

September 3, 2011

Spicebush Swallowtail (1)
Palamedes Swallowtail (1)
Cloudless Sulphur (8)
Barred Yellow (6)
Sleepy Orange (11)
Gulf Fritillary (5)
Phaon Crescent (11)
Pearl Crescent (18)
White Peacock (122)
Viceroy (3)
Queen (69)
Soldier (1)
Zarucco Duskywing (2)
Fiery Skipper (5)
Delaware Skipper (1)
Ocola Skipper (1)

Okalocoochee Slough State Forest, FL (T Palmer)

September 1, 2011

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (1)
Spicebush Swallowtail (1)
Cabbage White (45)
Spring Azure (1)(summer)
American Lady (1)
Monarch (1)
Silver-spotted Skipper (3)
Wild Indigo Duskywing (1)
Common Sootywing (3)
Peck's Skipper (6)
Sachem (6)
Zabulon Skipper (2)

Clark Botanic Garden, Albertson, Nassau Co., NY (R Kelly)

September 1, 2011

Black Swallowtail (2)
Spicebush Swallowtail (3)
Cabbage White (7)
Orange Sulphur (1)
Gray Hairstreak (3)
Red-banded Hairstreak (13)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (1)
Spring Azure (2) (Summer)
Great Spangled Fritillary (1)
Pearl Crescent (1)
Monarch (2)
Silver-spotted Skipper (2)
Wild Indigo Duskywing (3)
Swarthy Skipper (1)
Fiery Skipper (1)
Sachem (2)
Ocola Skipper (1)

Rifle Camp Park, Woodland, NJ (V Corsello)

September 1, 2011

Giant Swallowtail (1)(worn individual on Buddleia)

front yard garden, Scotch Plains, Union Co., NJ (F Kahan)

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