Sighting for May 14, 2019

John and Nancy Crosby

Wormsloe Plantation State Park, Savannah
Chatham County, GA

Cool this morning warming to the low 70’s. We hiked from 9:30 until 12 with Jim and Nancy Springer. Jim found an early date for King’s Hairstreak was May 6th. Our earliest was May 10th. We found precious few Sparkleberry blooms. I saw only 1 small tree of another species blooming. Hairstreaks were on Sweetleaf (symplocos tinctoria) the host plant for King’s Hairstreak, wax myrtle and oak. Most hairstreaks were quite worn. In the past we have always located them on Sparkleberry. The azure was a Holly Azure.

  • Banded Hairstreak 1
  • King's Hairstreak 1
  • Striped Hairstreak 1
  • Oak Hairstreak 2
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Southern Pearly-eye 1
  • Zarucco Duskywing 2

Zarucco Duskywing

Southern Pearly-eye

Spring Azure

Oak Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

King's Hairstreak