Sighting for May 27, 2017

Steve M. Chorvas

Albany Pine Bush Preserve
Albany County, NY

John Burroughs Natural History Society field trip. Karner Melissa Blues all fresh males, all of the elfins worn and faded. Sunny skies, no wind, very cool morning temperatures warming to upper 60’s by mid-day. An additional 10+ duskywings not identified to species.

  • Black Swallowtail 6
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 10
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • American Copper 30
  • Brown Elfin 1
  • Frosted Elfin 12
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 10
  • Spring Azure 2
  • 'Karner' Melissa Blue 8
  • Pearl Crescent 15
  • American Lady 1
  • Viceroy 1
  • Common Ringlet 5
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 5
  • Dreamy Duskywing 20
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 8
  • Mottled Duskywing 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 4
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Hobomok Skipper 4
  • Dusted Skipper 1

Dreamy Duskywing

Common Checkered-Skipper

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Mottled Duskywing