Sighting for July 14, 2021

Brian McGurgan

Tony Knowles Coastal Trail north of Westchester Lagoon
Anchorage Municipality, AK

On my last two visits to this location during the past couple of weeks the temperature was in the high fifties, and with overcast skies I saw no butterflies at all. This evening on a short visit after work I found several worn-looking Western tailed-blues. With fewer tailed-blues and none of the greenish blues that were present in June it looks like we’re nearing the end of flight period activity at this location. I was hoping some other species would have emerged - I had a white admiral sighting here in early July last year - but found no other butterflies tonight.

  • Western Tailed-Blue 3

Western Tailed-Blue