Sighting for May 25, 2023

Jeanine Apgar

Home yard, Galloway Township
Atlantic County, NJ

The Red-banded Hairstreaks were out by 9:30 am and there were one or two in every spot of sunshine. Most I've ever counted here while walking trails for 2 hours. This is the first time I have come across a Red-spotted Purple ovipositing on a willow! So far only male Zabulons.

[Cool documentation of RSP host plant. jc]

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 26
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 2

Red-spotted Purple ovipositing