Sighting for March 9, 2017

Allen Belden

Dutch Gap Conservation Area
Chesterfield County, VA

Sunny, somewhat windy, high in the low 70s. All Falcate Orangetips were males. An Orange or Clouded Sulphur also seen. An Eastern Comma seen apparently exploring potential egg laying sites at the branch tips of a still dormant Winged Elm (Ulmus alata). An Eastern Tiger Swallowtail also seen nearby in a residential neighborhood.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Falcate Orangetip 6
  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • Spring Azure 11
  • American Snout 1
  • Eastern Comma 4
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1

Zebra Swallowtail