Sighting for April 9, 2021

John and Nancy Crosby

Pisgah Natl Forest above Ashville NC near the TN border
Madison County, NC

Elevation about 2000 above the River on a gravel road. We had an Olympia Marble fly down the mountain side along with West Virginia White and Falcate Orangetip. Wild Mustard and redbud trees were blooming on the rock face but it floated down to nectar at our feet! Then we chased it for 200 yards to get more photos!

  • Zebra Swallowtail 3
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 12
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 5
  • West Virginia White 5
  • Olympia Marble 1
  • Falcate Orangetip 3
  • Brown Elfin 11
  • Henry's Elfin 2
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 6
  • Juniper Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 15
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 8
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 4
  • Silvery Blue 3
  • Pearl Crescent common
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Gemmed Satyr 6
  • Silver-spotted Skipper abundant
  • Northern Cloudywing 2
  • Dreamy Duskywing 4
  • Sleepy Duskywing 8
  • Juvenal's Duskywing common
  • Cobweb Skipper 5
  • Pepper and Salt Skipper 6
  • Common Roadside-Skipper 4

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, Spicebush Swallowtail

Common Roadside-Skipper

Eastern Pine Elfin

Pepper and Salt Skipper

Silvery Blue

Sleepy Duskywing

West Virginia White

Olympia Marble

Cobweb Skipper

Silvery Blue

Silver-spotted Skipper

Brown Elfin