Saturday, April 12, 2014

April 9, 2014: Mourning Cloak

The first Mourning Cloak of the season was found on 8 March. This worn specimen (missing part of the right wing) probably overwintered locally and had just recently emerged. Adults prefer tree sap, especially that of oaks. They will also feed on rotting fruit. They mate in Spring.

Two anglewings (either Question Mark or Eastern Comma) were also found at the bluff woods today.

The first 2 Variegated Meadowhawks (dragonfly) of the season were present.

4/5/14 (Wolf. Oesterreich)

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