Sighting for July 7, 2018

Steven Glynn

Manumuskin River Preserve
Cumberland County, NJ

Early afternoon search for dragonflies turned into a special day and a special find for my butterflying pursuits.

Fresh brood of Juniper Hairstreaks were very active, but the Brazilian Skipper was quite a surprise find in a patch of marsh I was investigating for damselflies. [Congrats to Steve for a very "special day"! This is our first report of Juniper hairstreaks since May 21. This is our third report of Brazilian skipper this year and our first ever outside CMY What a find!- jm]

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Juniper Hairstreak 16
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Viceroy 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Brazilian Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Sachem 1

Brazilian Skipper

Sachem

Juniper Hairstreak