Sighting for May 7, 2019

David L. Amadio

Oswego River Preserve
Burlington County, NJ

Obs. from 2:00 till 3:30 p.m. Extensive fire scar since last year along Long Causeway Rd. Normally many puddling duskywings and elfins would be seen here, but very dead today. The fire apparently stopped before doing too much damage to the Atlantic Cedars. Found a fairly concentrated area of nectar and Hessel Hairstreaks. Was pleased to be able to photograph more than one on their White Cedar host. Ended up seeing at least 13 Hessel's today. Another butterflier told me of at least 3-5 more at an additional Woodland Twp location. Nice flight. The best that I have seen since 2011.

  • Hessel's Hairstreak 7
  • Holly Azure 9
  • American Lady 1
  • Duskywing sp. 2

Hessel's Hairstreak

Hessel's Hairstreak