Sighting for March 25, 2017

Mark Adams

Sugar Hollow & Clark Rd (Rt 674), about 10 miles w. of Charlottesville
Albemarle County, VA

01:15 - 4:30 pm EDT. Very warm (76-81 deg F). Light & variable wind. Numerous cirrus & cumulus weakened the Sunlight, and so my expectations were low. But it proved a remarkably productive afternoon (14 species) with many personal first-of-season butterflies, not surprisingly.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 9
  • Falcate Orangetip 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 22
  • Orange Sulphur 7
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 9
  • Silvery Blue 2
  • Question Mark 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Sleepy Duskywing 6
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 15

Sleepy Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

'Summer' Spring Azure

Silvery Blue

Silvery Blue