Sighting for July 27, 2013

Rick Borchelt

Nelson Road at Careytown Branch
Worcester County, MD

Known location for King’s Hairstreak, which feeds on the (relatively) abundant sweetleaf (Symplocus) in the adjacent wet forest and swampland. Very early visit, 8:30 am under light clouds and cool (low 70s F) temperatures. Heavy dew. Sun broke out at approximately 8:45 am. Few or no nectar sources available. In the field for approximately one hour.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 3
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • King's Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1

King's Hairstreak