Sighting for May 16, 2012

Noah Arthur

Redwood Regional Park
Alameda County, CA

Warm, sunny day at my favorite Oakland Hills location. Buckeye trees were not yet blooming, so the peak of the season is still to come. Had high counts of Pale Swallowtail and Lorquin’s Admiral, but lycaenids were at the lowest levels I have ever seen in Redwood Park.

  • Anise Swallowtail 1
  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Pale Swallowtail 8
  • Mustard White 5
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Sara Orangetip 3
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Acmon Blue 1
  • Satyr Comma 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Painted Lady 3
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Common Buckeye 6
  • Lorquin's Admiral 13
  • California Sister 3
  • Common Ringlet 4
  • Umber Skipper 11