Sighting for July 30, 2018

Carol and Michael Newlon

Kittatinny Valley State Park
Sussex County, NJ

9:15 AM - noon. Started sunny with high thin cloud, by 11:30 clouds had thickened and butterfly activity declined. Covered Monarda fields around the Headquarters and the road leading to it. The Monarch in the photo appeared to be ovipositing but not actually leaving eggs - although we found several eggs elsewhere on the same milkweed plant.

  • Giant Swallowtail 8
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 15
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 5
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 5
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 3
  • Monarch 25
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

Common Wood-Nymph

Giant Swallowtail

Monarch

Monarch caterpillar

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail