Sighting for June 8, 2019

Brian Johnson

Natural Lands Preserve at North Burden Hill Road
Salem County, NJ

The Milkweed is responding well to the cutting. The A. Browns are having a really good first brood. That is the second highest count ever for me. The bug of the day was definitely the Tulip-tree Silkmoth.

[Brian cut this property by himself last winter. Looks like it has become a first-class butterfly spot. His great spangled frit is our FOY for 2019, one day later than our earliest ever: 6-7-16. jc]

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Sulphur sp. 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 8
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 3
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Appalachian Brown 48
  • Little Wood-Satyr 34
  • Monarch 7
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Zabulon Skipper 8
  • Least Skipper 7
  • Little Glassywing 3
  • Sachem 2
  • Dun Skipper 4

Tulip Tree Silkmoth

Great Spangled Fritillary