Sighting for July 4, 2012

Rick Borchelt

Chesapeake Forest
Wicomico County, MD

Searching for King’s hairstreak with Tom Stock. Oppressive heat in the upper 90s, sunny. In the field for 2 hours from 0900-1100 hours. On foot on overgrown wet forest trail along a creek. Abundant grape, spicebush and pawpaw understory. King’s food plant, common sweetleaf, scattered throughout. No nectar sources to speak of.

  • Zebra Swallowtail
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 16
  • Cabbage White 1
  • King's Hairstreak 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • Red Admiral 5
  • Red-spotted Purple 4
  • Least Skipper 3