From: Stewart Wechsler
Date: Tue, Mar 29, 2016 at 4:47 PM
Subject: My first Seattle native butterflies of year
With some excellent butterfly weather in Seattle today I decided to go out from about 1:30 – 4:30 pm to my best spots for urban butterflies (all West Seattle where I live) to search for my first of year native butterflies. (my first Pieris rapae – Cabbage Whites were 3/7 and 3/25). Today I saw:
Nymphalis antiopa – Mourning Cloak – 1 (West Duwamish Greenbelt)
Celastrina echo – Echo Azure – 2 (West Duwamish Greenbelt)
Pologonia satyrus – Satyr Anglewing – 3 (Westcrest Pk, West Duwamish Greenbelt, and Camp Long)
Pieris rapae – Cabbage White 3 – 4
The Mesoleuca gratulata – Half-white Carpet Moths (Geometridae) were uncountable.
Subject: Orange butterfly in Shoreline
Date: Tue, 29 Mar 2016 17:40:58 -0700
From: Al Wagar
Saw my first butterfly of the year, orange but flying and too distant
for ID. Perhaps a California Tortoiseshell.
from: Susan Orlowski
date: Thu, Mar 31, 2016 at 7:52 AM
subject: Re: More FOY Reports
So far I have seen Mourning Cloaks, Sara Orangetips, two elfins of some kind (submitted to BONOMA for ID), orange Underwing moths. Spring is finally here!!!
Sue – Spokane
Subject: Cabbage White in Fremont District of Seattle
Date: Thu, 31 Mar 2016 21:05 -0700
From: Carolyn Heberlein
My first butterfly was a Cabbage White around noon in Fremont District of Seattle.