Sighting for May 11, 2019

David L. Amadio

Fries Mill Rd. powerline cut
Gloucester County, NJ

A mix of sun and clouds and nearly 70 degrees from 12:45 till 2:30. Powerline has been cut since last year, but very productive today. The favorite nectar source was annual toadflax which was abundant. Unable to get a suitable image of the sootywing, but had more than adequate looks. Among the Dusted Skippers was a mated pair.

[This is our first common sootywing of 2019. Good find, Dave! jc]

  • Sulphur sp. 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • American Lady 6
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Duskywing sp. 6
  • Southern Cloudywing 2
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 10
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Common Sootywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Dusted Skipper 12

Horace's Duskywing

Dusted Skipper

Dusted Skipper