Sighting for May 10, 2019

Brian Johnson

Powerline cut in Beaver swamp WMA
Cape May County, NJ

I haven't tried this spot in the spring for quite a few years. The Baptista colony looks really good. I will probably go back tomorrow if we get any sun. I left the big camera home since I was also doing the long walk in Cumberland. I tried to get close enough to the second Cobweb for a picture with my phone. It almost worked.

[Very good news to have cobweb skippers found somewhere else than Warren Grove. The last report of the species from outside WG was in May of 2017 – when Steve Glynn photo'd one at Muddy Run, SAL. The most recent CMY reports of cobweb were in May of 2016 – when we had reports from three spots: Middle Township Bike Path, Lizard Tail Preserve, and Belle Plain SF. Since then, none. jc]

  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 12
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • American Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 8
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Cobweb Skipper 2