Sighting for September 7, 2021

Dave DeSarno

Canal Rd. and Appalachian Trail, Vernon
Sussex County, NJ

1:30-4:30 warm with sun and some clouds. I checked some fields and the trailsides E and W of Rt. 94 and Canal Rd. Most activity around thistle and red clover, some on asters and purple loosestrife. Common checkered skippers were the first I've seen in some time and there were likely more deeper in the field - I mainly stayed on the boardwalk trail. Rough counts on the crescents and sulphur sp.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 10
  • Clouded Sulphur 4
  • Orange Sulphur a
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • Pearl Crescent 26
  • Question Mark 1
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Viceroy 4
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Monarch 7
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Least Skipper 3
  • Peck's Skipper 5

Sulphur sp.

Common Checkered-Skipper

Eastern Comma

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Pearl Crescent