2015 May 18
Cynthia Brossard writes: Haven’t seen one of these beautiful creatures in forever. It is on the front steps of my house by Langford Lake.
Aziza Cooper writes: Two dark males and one paler female Cedar Hairstreak seen on Sunday at the railroad tracks near the Goldstream campground.
Cedar Hairstreak Mitoura rosneri (Lep.: Lycaenidae) Aziza Cooper
Aziza writes: I saw a single Silvery Blue on Sunday afternoon along the Galloping Goose trail. It was at a lupin patch near the Colwood exit, where Craigflower meets Sooke Road. Easiest access is to park at the east end of Atkins Road and walk east for 1/2 block.
Jeremy Tatum writes: It seems to be a good weekend for lycaenids. Yesterday I saw one each of Western Brown Elfin, Moss’s Elfin and Grey Hairstreak along the Pathfinder trail at Munn Road, and of course several Western Spring Azures. And today, Monday May 18, there are still hilltopping nymphalids on the Mount Tolmie reservoir in the late afternoon – Mourning Cloak, Painted Lady, West Coast Lady.