Sighting for April 2, 2016

Mark Adams

Clark Road (Route 674)
Albemarle County, VA

Better than predicted weather motivated me to get outside for 90 minutes at mid-afternoon. Eastern Tiger Swallowtail numbers were high, and I noted 7 personal first-of-season (FOS) species: Zebra Swallowtail, Cabbage White, Eastern Tailed-Blue, Summer Azure (spring form), Falcate Orangetip (males & females), Juvenal’s & Sleepy Duskywings. Conditions: mostly sunny, 64-65 deg F, brisk west wind, 10-20 mph.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 7
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 50
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Falcate Orangetip 6
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Sleepy Duskywing 6
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 30

Juvenal's Duskywing

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail