Sighting for March 29, 2016

Allen Belden

Jones Lake State Park
Bladen County, NC

Sunny; high in the upper 50s. Hessel’s Hairstreak found puddling at 1:30 pm along a muddy and mossy trail through a Carolina bay forest with scattered mature Atlantic White Cedar and a dense evergreen shrub layer. Few nectar sources nearby.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 7
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 14
  • Hessel's Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Spring Azure common
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 2

Hessel's Hairstreak