Sighting for August 7, 2014

Nils Helstrom

Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve
Bucks County, PA

I am posting today to share a photo of an unusual hairstreak. There were many Juniper, Red-banded and Gray hairstreaks feeding on mountainmint… this particular individual seemed to have no color at all. It was not worn, in my opinion, but appeared to be naturally pale and colorless. I’d be interested in anyone’s thoughts on it. Incidentally, I saw no Sleepy Orange here.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5+
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Juniper Hairstreak common
  • Gray Hairstreak common
  • Red-banded Hairstreak common
  • Spring Azure 3
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper common
  • Least Skipper 5+
  • Peck's Skipper common
  • Zabulon Skipper common

Gray Hairstreak