2017 Notable Sightings

While I picked up a couple early butterflies in Green Ridge SF in late February (Mourning Cloak and Small White), the count officially starts with the USNA sightings.

2017 March 9, US National Arboretum (DC). Air temperature in the low 70sF.  Sunny, light breeze. 1:30 pm – 3 pm ET

White-M Hairstreak — 1 (pristine, knock-out Morpho blue; personal early record for me.  Fern Valley)  (regional 001)

Summer (Spring brood) Azure — 6 (mostly investigating the emerging buds of highbush blueberry in Fern Valley) (2017-002) (regional (002)

Small (Cabbage) White — 6 (2017-003) (regional 003)

Orange Sulphur — 1 (2017-004) (regional 004)
Eastern Comma — 5 (2017–005) (regional 005)

Mourning Cloak — 1 (Fern Valley) (2017-006) (regional 006)