Sighting for September 3, 2018

David L. Amadio

Riverwinds River Trail & Community center area
Gloucester County, NJ

Obs. made between 1:45 & 2:40 with part sun & 90 degrees. This is a deceptively good spot for butterflies. At first glance many butterfliers would pass it by. Frequent mowing and most of the property is managed for sports & recreational events. At the edges one can find a surprising number of butterfly species. Geographically being along the Delaware River helps.

  • Cabbage White 7
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Viceroy 2
  • Monarch 2
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Sachem 11
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 1