Sighting for August 5, 2018

Ben Barkley and Brian Magnier

Lord Stirling Park
Somerset County, NJ

11am-2pm. After yesterday's showing of skippers we decided to do a dedicated skipper survey primarily targeting Least and Peck's. Exact count of those species. Peck's mostly using a variety of purple flowers (thistle, heal-all, etc). Good numbers of Tawny-edged and Eastern Tailed-Blue as well. Tawny-edged count is more of an educated estimate. Other species were incidental sightings mostly.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 45
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 5
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 35
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Monarch 7
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 13
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 6
  • Least Skipper 154
  • Peck's Skipper 207
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 40
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 1

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper