Sighting for June 19, 2020

Jim Springer

Duke Farms, Hillsborough Twp.
Somerset County, NJ

Quick stop at end of day. 4:00-5:00pm, 82°F, Spectacular cumulus clouds blocking the sun most of the time. Many good looking nectar sources this year: Common Milkweed, Dogbane, Red Clover, Canada Thistle., etc. Most of time spent at Orchid Range meadow. The two Sleepy Oranges were unmistakable with deep orange color. Orange Sulphur was much paler orange (and preliminary id confirmed with photo). One Cloudless Sulphur female was very pale and was searching for a good spot to lay her eggs.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 4
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 3
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1