Sighting for July 22, 2020

Steven Glynn

Dix WMA- Sleepy Orange Colony
Cumberland County, NJ

Very hot, mid-afternoon visit. Not the best time, but plenty of activity. Many of the Sleepy were hiding under leaves, but still several activity flying in the heat. Most pristine fresh, except one (presumed) older generation still holding on.

Cloudless numbers building and all very fresh.

Colony should be at full flight over next couple of weeks. Biting flies were not too bad today.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Cloudless Sulphur 44
  • Sleepy Orange 16
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 2

Sleepy Orange (worn)

Sleepy Orange (fresh)