Sighting for May 10, 2018

Henry Kindervatter

Mercer County Park
Mercer County, NJ

One last attempt to find the Falcate Orangetips from 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm. The day was sunny but quite windy, with steady 15 mph breezes. I did not see any butterflies flying out in the open except a couple of Juvenal’s Duskywings and Cabbage Whites. I did see Falcate Orangetips in surprisingly high numbers for such a late date (the latest I remember seeing them here prior to this year was May 5th). After about an hour (3 Falcates & 5 Cabbage Whites with two Juvenal’s Duskywings & 1 Eastern Tailed-Blue), I left the power lines area for the abandoned roadway area, where, surprisingly, there were 7 more Falcates, but not much else.

  • Cabbage White 6
  • Falcate Orangetip 10
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 3