Sighting for March 27, 2021

Tom Fiore

Hook Mt. - north of Upper Nyack
Rockland County, NY

a possible early date record in NY state; seen by 4 others in addition to me; not able to obtain a photo as this was only seen in low, fluttering flight for a few moments at the summit. Also seen were some Mourning Cloaks, but no other leps, for the day on the mountain, & the native plants are not quite in bloom yet, and seemingly none of the native rock cresses which are host plants for Falcate Orangetips; will be out in April. The single Falcate was a male, as is usual for the first to be seen around here. A warm day, following a record high temp. of about 80 (F.) the day before.

  • Falcate Orangetip 1