2022 June 23
Jeff Gaskin writes: I saw 3 Mourning Cloaks in three completely different spots on June 22, at Blenkinsop Lake. Also, at the south end of the Blenkinsop Lake bridge amongst the stinging nettles was a Red Admiral. At Swan Lake I finally saw my first of the year Lorquin’s Admiral. I saw two there as well as a rather late Western Spring Azure, 5 Western Tiger Swallowtails and 2 Cabbage Whites.
Kirsten Mills told me she saw an Anise Swallowtail at the top of Observatory Hill on June 22. Also there included 7 Pale Tiger Swallowtails, 3 Western Tiger Swallowtails, a Red Admiral, a Painted Lady, 2 Western Spring Azures, a Cabbage White, and 2 Lorquin’s Admirals.
Aziza Cooper sends photographs of a butterfly and a bee from James Heights, June 23:
Pale Tiger Swallowtail Papilio eurymedon (Lep.: Papilionidae) Aziza Cooper
Honey Bee Apis mellifera (Hym.: Apidae) Aziza Cooper
Jeremy Tatum sends a photograph of a moth reared from an egg found on Mahonia at Munn Road, May 25:
Coryphista meadii (Lep.: Geometridae) Jeremy Tatum