Sighting for June 4, 2021

David Moskowitz

Closed landfill along Route 206 in Bordentown
Burlington County, NJ

Two Oak Hairstreaks. One alive, one being eaten by a spider, both on dogbane. A few scattered white oaks along the edge of the landfill but otherwise a highly developed area.

[A superb find of this elusive species! These are the first oak hairstreaks reported to our log since 2019 when two were reported in June in CMY, after a five-year period of no reports. These are also the first reports of the species in BUR since June of 2010, eleven years ago. Good work, DM! jc]

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Oak Hairstreak

Oak Hairstreak