Sighting for July 4, 2019

Sharon & Wade Wander

DWGNRA
Sussex County, NJ

9:35-10:55, sunny, 76-80º. Marsh and upland fields at intersection of Jager Road and Old Mine Road, Sandyston Twp. Thanks to the earlier posting from Steve Glynn mentioning Baltimore Checkerspot, we checked out this area that we usually don't visit this time of year, and were amply rewarded with a nice population at a new location for this declining species, as well as a few other goodies. One BC was seen in the upland field, all others were down in the dense Tussock Sedge marsh.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 15
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • American Snout 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 3
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Baltimore Checkerspot 21
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • American Lady 8
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 3
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Common Sootywing 2
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Delaware Skipper 2
  • Black Dash 1
  • Dun Skipper 1

Baltimore Checkerspot

Common Sootywing