Sighting for July 7, 2018

David L. Amadio

Dix WMA
Cumberland County, NJ

Took the long way home to have a look at this thriving colony of Sleepy Oranges. Amazing to see this many anywhere in NJ. Often I was able to stand in one spot and see 6-8 individuals at once. Frequent dogfights. Senna looks very healthy but the size of this patch appears vulnerable. Observed a number of Sleepy's along the road before and after the main senna field but did not count them. Obs. made between 3:40 & 4:30 p.m. Sun and 78 degrees.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Sleepy Orange 23
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 10
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 8
  • Monarch 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1

Sleepy Orange

Sleepy Orange