Sighting for August 3, 2019

Tom Bailey

Palmyra Cove Nature Park & adjoining private property
Burlington County, NJ

6:40 to 12:15 pm. Mainly birding. Gardens continue to host many b'flys. C. White, Red Admiral, SS Skipper, & Zabulon Skipper numbers are close estimates. Photo is the trunk of a Black Willow which has been leaking large amounts of sap & attracting insects. How many b'flys can you count?

[Tom, thanks for the delightful photo. - jm]

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 6
  • Cabbage White 75
  • Orange Sulphur 10
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 4
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Question Mark 5
  • Eastern Comma 11
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 40
  • Common Buckeye 21
  • Red-spotted Purple 3
  • Viceroy 2
  • Monarch 7
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 50
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 18
  • Zabulon Skipper 160
  • Swarthy Skipper 5
  • Least Skipper 12
  • Delaware Skipper 2
  • Broad-winged Skipper 12
  • Dun Skipper 12

lots of butterflies!