Sighting for July 2, 2018

Jack Miller

Hesstown power line
Cumberland County, NJ

I was here yesterday afternoon in the 90+ heat and only saw a buckeye. This morning between 9:30 - 11:00, the hairstreaks put on quite a show. The hairstreak numbers are conservative as the bugs were dogfighting and flashing about. Spent much of the time hoping to see egg-laying but was not successful with this goal. Jack Connor researched the cat, which was found on oak, and concluded that it is a 4th instar.

  • Edwards' Hairstreak 3
  • Banded Hairstreak 5
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Common Buckeye 1

Red-spotted Purple cat

Edwards' Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak