Sighting for May 5, 2022

David L. Amadio

Lizard Tail Swamp Preserve
Cape May County, NJ

Obs. made between 1:10 & 3:45, mostly sunny and temps near 70. What a difference a year makes! Last year this area was dismal with a severely mowed down powerline and mostly flooded habitats. fortunately the Frosted Elfin colony persists. It's Baptisia host is evident as well. Orangetip was a female.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Falcate Orangetip 1
  • Elfin sp. 1
  • Frosted Elfin 5
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 1
  • Juniper Hairstreak 4
  • Azure, sp. 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 12
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • American Lady 1
  • Duskywing sp. 1

Frosted Elfin

Frosted Elfin

Eastern Pine Elfin

Pearl Crescents

Juniper Hairstreak