Sighting for May 3, 2014

Allan R. Loudell

Northeast of Warren Grove -- Open fields near radio towers
Ocean County, NJ

Part of one group of Newark Entomological Society’s annual field trip…

Temperatures remained in the mid-60’s, but sun was still out, midday…

Hoary Elfin population lower than in early May in some other years…

First Vanessa of the year…

Bearberry habitat favored by Hoary Elfin teeming with micromoths related to Ancylis comptana

  • Brown Elfin 1
  • Hoary Elfin 40+
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Sleepy Duskywing 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 4