Checkered White Outbreak!

A female checkered white found and photo’d by Sandra Keller in Salem County, 7-27-12.

Sandra Keller and Chip Krilowicz added significantly to our checkered white numbers yesterday (7-27-12) with more than thirty individuals counted in a close cluster of places in Salem County — some at the spots Dave Amadio found them and others elsewhere.

Chip had seven in total:

One on Pointers Auburn Road
Two on Featherbed Lane
Four in Pedricktown Woodstown Rd, south of 295

Sandra’s totals as she noted in our log:

Seven along Featherbed Lane west.
Five along Pointer’s Auburn.
Two along Featherbed Lane east.
Two along Kings Highway.
Six along the north end of Compromise Rd.
Four along another road that has no name in my DeLorme.

Dave Amadio also photo’d checkered whites mating:

Checkered whites in tandem, photo by Dave Amadio 7-27-12

All of this is very exciting to think about!

Meanwhile, a North Jersey butterflyer has been checking out the colony site at the Newark Airport, where the species was last seen in August 2008 (at least as reported to the Pearly Eye compilers).

This info will be updated if other notes come in.


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