Sighting for April 27, 2021

Dave DeSarno

Deep Run Preserve
Middlesex County, NJ

Finally got my first orangetips! First one was a flyby and both were males. I followed the second and watched it choose a perch for the evening - lots of photos in varying light - nice dorsal and ventral views. Quite a variety of species and large number of individuals. I only counted on my way up the path. This was the most duskywings I've ever seen and I got to photograph quite a few - many flybys as well with no ID. 3:20-6:00pm mostly sunny and breezy.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Falcate Orangetip 2
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 27
  • Spring Azure 8
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Question Mark 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 117

Pearl Crescent

Juvenal's Duskywing

Question Mark

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Juvenal's Duskywing

Falcate Orangetip

Falcate Orangetip

Falcate Orangetip

Falcate Orangetip

Juvenal's Duskywing