Sighting for May 3, 2019

Brian Johnson

2 Powerline cuts near Alloway
Salem County, NJ

The sun came out and the temperature jumped 15 degrees just as I was getting ready to leave for the day. I decided to try for some Cobwebs before I left. No luck with the Cobwebs but the Dusted were flying already. Definitely the earliest that I have ever seen them.

[Yes, this is the earliest report for dusted skippers that we have on the log. Previous: 5/6/12. Also this report includes a second FOY report for red-banded. Good to have! jc]

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Falcate Orangetip 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 15
  • Pearl Crescent 6
  • American Lady 12
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Duskywing sp. 4
  • Dusted Skipper 14

Dusted Skipper