Saw a mating pair of spring azures at 1:30 today on a dead root. Sun
was on the area. Also saw one feed on wild blueberry blossoms. Watched
for at least 10 min. Came back 20min.later but they were gone. So was
the sun on that spot.
Location on Haggett Rd. E. Mont.
On Thursday, May 23, 2002, at 08:45 PM, Bryan Pfeiffer wrote:
> On a breakthrough day, Chip Darmstadt and I, spending quality time among
> oak and pine at Dead Creek Wildlife Management Area in Addison, noticed:
> Spring Azure (Celatrina ladon)
> Silvery Blue (Glaucopsyche lydgamus)
> Crescent species (2 individuals, probably Phyciodes tharos)
> Mourning Cloak (Nymphalis antiopa)
> Juvenal's Duskywing (Erynnis juvenalis) in abundance
> Elsewhere, near Snake Mountain, we drove by our first Tiger Swallowtail
> (Papilio sp.) of the year. Our brief hunt for Juniper Hairstreak
> (Callophrys gryneus) failed. But we shall return for that one.
> Odonata flying at Dead Creek today included Ishnura verticalis (Eastern
> Forktail), Anax junius (Common Green Darner), Plathemis (Libellula)
> (Common Whitetail) and a yet-to-be determined female Enallagma species.
> Ah, warmth,
> Bryan Pfeiffer
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