Sighting for June 8, 2018

Michael Newlon

Sourland Mountain Preserve
Somerset County, NJ

Gas pipeline ROW, 10:10 AM -12:10 PM, sunny, about 80 degrees. Little Rubus blooming, Dogbane just starting, milkweed needs another week or so. Best dogbane/milkweed uphill from the iron gate. Uppermost section solid mugwort. Plus 2 Azure sp. (large and pale, possibly Appalachian ?), 1 Duskywing sp.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 16
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 4
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Northern Cloudywing 1
  • Dreamy Duskywing 1
  • Least Skipper 2

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Cabbage White

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Northern Cloudywing

Great Spangled Fritillary

Hackberry Emperor

Dreamy Duskywing