Sighting for July 3, 2017

David L. Amadio

Canal Rd. & A.T.Lands from Canal Rd to RT94
Sussex County, NJ

Spent most of the day here wading through very high vegetation. Not a single Swallowtail here today. I wonder if we are seeing the extirpation of Baltimore Checkerspot here. I remember just a few short years ago easily finding double digit numbers, now only a couple of singleton reports so far.

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Banded Hairstreak 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 21
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • Eastern Comma 3
  • American Lady 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 9
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Eyed Brown 12
  • Northern Pearly-eye 8
  • Little Wood-Satyr 3
  • Common Wood-Nymph 7
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 5
  • Least Skipper 9
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Little Glassywing 9
  • Delaware Skipper 3
  • Mulberry Wing 1
  • Black Dash 4
  • Dun Skipper 4

Mulberry Wing

Delaware Skipper

Great Spangled Fritillary

Black Dash

Painted Lady

Northern Pearly-eye