Sighting for July 16, 2021

David L. Amadio

Chestnut Branch Park, Mantua
Gloucester County, NJ

Obs. made from 4:05-5:40 p.m. Still 93-94 & mostly sunny. Found at least 7 trees with Woolly aphids but no sign of Harvester cats or adults. Most trees with aphids also had numerous final instar Spotted Lanternflies close by. They seemed to be attracted to the aphids or the honeydew that they secrete. One two foot section of branch had at least 100 lanternflies on it.

  • Cabbage White 3
  • American Copper 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 7
  • Sachem 2

Peck's Skipper

aphids and lanternflies

spotted lanternflies