Sunday, April 27, 2008

Morgan Run Butterfly Outing 4/26/08

Morgan Run NEA is a reasonable drive from us, so my daughter and I decided to see what spring butterflies were out and about.

We saw 24 Cabbage Whites, 20 Eastern Tailed Blues (1 dark form; the rest blue), 4 Juvenal's Duskywings, 4 Pearl Crescents, and a Tiger Swallowtail.

And acquired 15 dog ticks in one hour. Hikers beware!

Eastern Tailed Blue (Everes comyntas)

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This individual, a male based on the dark margins and blue coloration, is taking in salts. He has a wingspan of about 1" or so.

JRC