Sighting for June 20, 2020

Tom Baxter

Woodbine Airport
Cape May County, NJ

I believe that the pictured skipper is a Northern Broken-dash, but not 100% sure.

[Thank you Tom for including an excellent photo of one of our most difficult butterflies to identify. I believe the photo is of a female tawny-edged. Note how the fw leading edge orange area runs parallel to the edge and the dark inner area. Also, although more debatable, the ends of the two largest white marks lack the pair of points leading to to wing's back edge which the dots look more like squares than rectangle and there is the conspicuous lone white dot that is not usually seen in N. broken-dash. As always, comments, reactions and corrections to this posting are welcome. -jm]

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 8
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 3
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1

Tawny-edged Skipper