Thursday, June 5, 2014

Maine Spring Butterflies, and a Moth!

 Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio glaucus) or maybe a Canadian Tiger Swallowtail (P. canadensis).  Very hard to distinguish between the two.

 Dreamy Duskywing (Erynnis icellus).  This skipper often basks with open wings.

Clouded Sulfur (Colias philodice).

Boreal  Spring Azure (Celastrina ladon lucia).

White-Spotted Sable (Anania funebris).  Small, but very beautiful, diurnal moth.

White-Spotted Sable link

Lots to see in spring beginning again after a long and hard winter.

Spring Things to do in Maine

Thanks so much to Fyn Kynd for help with ID's!


  1. Your azure is actually Celastrina lucia and the "Eight-Spotted Forester" is Anania funebris.

  2. Thanks much for the ID help. I have been using the Audubon Field Guide to New England.....can you recommend another? Will correct.