Sighting for May 12, 2014

Tom Fiore, & "entomological" friend

Mt. Ivy trail - ridge & open redcedar woods
Rockland County, NY

Very warm & humid, to 80 degrees. Most butterflies were seen patrolling & hill-topping later in the day. At least 5 additional hairstreak spp. were seen but were far too active to be well-seen & thus identified; these may or may not have been additional Juniper HS. There was one duskywing in addition to the Juvenal’s that were identified which may have been either a small male Juvenal’s in very fresh condition, or another species of duskywing (Horace’s is known at the site). No elfins noticed.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 6+
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Falcate Orangetip 8+
  • Juniper Hairstreak 3+
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Spring Azure 6+
  • Mourning Cloak 8+
  • American Lady 3
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 3+