Sighting for August 4, 2018

Ben Barkley and Brian Magnier

Lord Stirling Park
Somerset County, NJ

Observations spread throughout the afternoon. Mostly from 1-3:30pm. One of my largest butterflying days at Lord Stirling Park. We covered the southern and western meadows in the property. Great numbers of skippers and a good showing of hairstreaks. My first White M Hairstreak and Swarthy Skipper for the park. First day in a long time without a Satyr.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 60
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 6
  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 8
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 4
  • Monarch 12
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 10
  • Horace's Duskywing 3
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 3
  • Zabulon Skipper 22
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 23
  • Peck's Skipper 21
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 8
  • Northern Broken-Dash 3
  • Dun Skipper 1

Red-banded Hairstreak

White M Hairstreak

Gray Hairstreak

Zabulon Skipper

Zabulon Skipper

Zabulon Skipper

Red-banded Hairstreak

Horace's Duskywing