Sighting for July 4, 2017

Sharon & Wade Wander

DWGNRA—Walpack area
Sussex County, NJ

10:00-1:45, sunny, 71-80°. The marsh off Mountain Road has produced good numbers of Baltimores for at least 20 years. It is gratifying to see that they are still here, as they are becoming increasingly scarce elsewhere.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 29
  • Baltimore Checkerspot 20
  • Question Mark 2
  • Eastern Comma 3
  • American Lady 2
  • Red Admiral 6
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Northern Pearly-eye 7
  • Appalachian Brown 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 6
  • Common Wood-Nymph 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Northern Broken-Dash 6
  • Little Glassywing 3
  • Black Dash 20
  • Dun Skipper 2

Baltimore Checkerspot chrysalis

Black Dash

Northern Pearly-eye

Baltimore Checkerspot