Sighting for June 2, 2021

Jack Miller

Fries Mills rd powerlines
Gloucester County, NJ

10:30- 12. Sun and clouds. I have not come to this location to look for dusted sk in June. Although some of the dusted could go by "clear-winged dusted," many of them were in pretty good shape. This place was loaded with crossline, tawny-edged and swarthy, and honestly, identifying the crosslines and tawny-edged made my head spin, so I hope the photos can help others. There was no way to get and accurate count of these buzzing sk's; therefore, all counts are conservative.

[Thank you for the good shots of those tough IDs! jc]

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Question Mark 1
  • American Lady 5
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Southern Cloudywing 3
  • Swarthy Skipper 20
  • Least Skipper 4
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 5
  • Crossline Skipper 15
  • Dusted Skipper 10

Crossline Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Dusted Skipper