Sighting for April 13, 2018

David L. Amadio

Glassboro Wildlife Management Area
Gloucester County, NJ

Observations made between 11:30 & 3:50. 70 to 83 degrees with S,WSW, & SSW winds at 15-21 mph. Activity was less than expected. Most Anglewings were on the move with warm temps allowing maximum flight. The most interesting bug was a Henry's Elfin which repeatedly basked dorsally. It also shivered with cloud cover and 70 degree temp. Initially I thought that it was deformed, but further observations did not support this.

[An intriguing report and photo. Has anyone else among our observers seen this behavior in a Henry's – or any other elfin? jc]

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Henry's Elfin 6
  • Azure, sp. 1
  • Blueberry Azure 1
  • Anglewing sp. 5
  • Question Mark 1
  • Eastern Comma 1

Henry's Elfin