Sighting for April 12, 2014

Rick Borchelt

Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge, Jericho Ditch
Suffolk city, VA

Start of a very warm, sunny weekend. Henry’s Elfin, Zebra Swallowtails, and Palamedes were all on the wing; later in the weekend Henry’s was especially common on flowering horse sugar (Symplocos) and along the sandy ditch trails.

  • Zebra Swallowtail abundant
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Falcate Orangetip 2
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure superabundant

Zebra Swallowtail