Sighting for September 3, 2018

Brian Johnson

Power line cut off of Rt 49
Salem County, NJ

Tried the cut that I had the Dusted skippers at in the spring. Was hoping for Leonard's but didn't find any. No surprise there. With how barren the habitat is it was a nice surprise how many Butterflies were there. Almost everything including the Snout was feeding on the Groundsel.

[Nice to hear someone use the word "Leonard's" on our SJ log. Maybe there are still some out there. -jm]

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Sulphur sp. 1
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • American Copper 3
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 7
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 8
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • American Snout 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 7
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 3
  • Common Buckeye 15
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Swarthy Skipper 2
  • Least Skipper 3
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 2
  • Crossline Skipper 5
  • Sachem 40 +

Gray Hairstreak