Sighting for May 5, 2018

David L. Amadio

Riverwinds Scenic Trail, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

Skies brightened a bit at mid day. Activity light for this date. All Orangetips were males today. Fresh male Spicebush Swallowtail flew right past me in the woods. Not a single butterfly on the Cypress Spurge.

[Dave's report of our first Spicebush Swallowtail is our second latest first date ever, only two days off of the record date of May 7 in 2009.- jm]

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 9
  • Falcate Orangetip 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • American Lady 1

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail