Sighting for May 12, 2014

Allen Belden

George Washington and Jefferson National Forest, North River Ranger District, VA Rt. 688, FR 85, FR 95, FR 96, and FR 101
Augusta County, VA

Partly sunny with afternoon showers, high in the upper 70s. Two stands of Goatsbeard (Aruncus dioicus) were found and searched for Dusky Azure eggs/caterpillars; none were found.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 9
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 6
  • Cabbage White 8
  • Falcate Orangetip 10
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 12
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 10
  • Appalachian Azure 7
  • Silvery Blue 3
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Mourning Cloak 2
  • American Lady 5
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Northern Cloudywing 1
  • Dreamy Duskywing abundant
  • Sleepy Duskywing 6
  • Juvenal's Duskywing abundant
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Appalachian Azure