Sighting for June 20, 2020

Stephen Buckingham

Mountainside Park, Pequannock
Morris County, NJ

Common milkweed blooming but no butterflies nectaring on it. Orange milkweed still at least a week from blooming.
First Cloudless sulphur I recall seeing here earlier than September. Saw Painted Lady ovipositing on Mugwort (see photo). Hoary Edges most common butterfly of the day.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 6
  • Hoary Edge 9
  • Northern Cloudywing 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Hobomok Skipper 1

Red-banded Hairstreak

Hoary Edge

Painted Lady Egg

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Cabbage White

Common Buckeye