Sighting for July 5, 2019

Dave & Pat Amadio

Mannington Area
Salem County, NJ

Pat & I did some fairly casual butterflying this afternoon, some of it observed while driving slowly. Roadsides were very active today. Observations from car no doubt missed many of the smaller species such as ETB, etc. Wanted Pat to see Bronze Coppers again. The area did not disappoint as we had at least a dozen Bronze Coppers without exploring all of the known spots. Obs. made from 1:30 till 3:10 with part sun and 87 humid degrees.

  • Black Swallowtail 7
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 15
  • Clouded Sulphur 10
  • Orange Sulphur 10
  • Bronze Copper 12
  • Variegated Fritillary 33
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • American Lady 1
  • Painted Lady 8
  • Common Buckeye 7
  • Viceroy 3
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Least Skipper 16
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Sachem 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 23

Viceroy

Bronze Copper

Painted Lady

Bronze Copper