Sighting for April 23, 2021

David L. Amadio

Wheelabrator Refuge, Westville
Gloucester County, NJ

Obs. made between 12:45 & 4 p.m. Sunny 58-62 with 16-25 mph west winds. Primary focus here was Falcate Orangetips. Found at least 5 males & 2 females. Very little nectaring observed. One male was hunkered down out of the wind. All individuals were restricted to a fairly limited part of the powerline cut. Usually they are more widely distributed along the trail & roads here.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 27
  • Falcate Orangetip 7
  • Sulphur sp. 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 8
  • Eastern Comma 3
  • Mourning Cloak 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1

Falcate Orangetip

Falcate Orangetip