Sighting for May 8, 2009

Stephen Mason

"the pit," Marlton
Burlington County, NJ

Cabbage White: still waiting on those orangetips…; Orange Sulphur: quickly nectaring on spurge; Eastern Pine Elfin: fresh, nectaring on spurge; Juniper Hairstreak: all nectaring on spruge, all looked in great condition despite weather; White M Hairstreak: the white "m" and the white line on the submarginal band was not as white as i'm used to seeing, but the blue upperside was extremely fresh.; Eastern Tailed-Blue: all were one side of the pit and all the Junipers were on the other side. Curious. nectaring on spurge; Azure, sp.: worn, nectaring on spurge; American Lady: 5 nectaring on spurge; Red Admiral: flyby; Monarch: fluttering around

  • Cabbage White 20+
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 1
  • Juniper Hairstreak 8
  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • Azure, sp. 2 or 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 7
  • American Lady 7
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch 1