Sighting for August 14, 2016

Allan R. Loudell

Along Route 40 - just north of Northeast, MD
Cecil County, MD

Observed male Eastern Tiger Swallowtail perched flat (like a Silkmoth) on a Wawa convenience-store wall at 7 a.m. From afar, I thought it was some bizarre morph of the canary yellow Imperial Moth and the veined Regal Moth. In 20+ years of checking convenience store and rest-stop walls for moths in the morning, I have never seen a Swallowtail perched on a convenience store wall like that.

It was so hot (already) at 7—7:30 a.m., saw two other Eastern Tiger Swallowtails flying over the highway.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3