Sighting for May 18, 2014

Rick Borchelt

Woodland Township
Burlington County, NJ

Atlantic white-cedar bog with periphery of blooming highbush cranberry and understory of sand myrtle. Cool (low 60s), partly cloudy, often very stiff breezes. Very little butterfly activity. Hessel’s were seen between 4 pm and 5 pm in a brief period of sun after a mostly cool, cloudy afternoon. Photo by Tom Stock. The Spring Azures were the ‘Atlantic’ Spring Azure.

  • Brown Elfin 1
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 1
  • Hessel's Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Spring Azure 2

Hessel's Hairstreak