Sighting for June 18, 2017

Allan R. Loudell

White Clay Creek Preserve
Chester County, PA

One-and-a-half hour walk from 4 p.m.; alternating mostly sunny, mostly cloudy; 90 degrees.

I realize others have seen Monarchs, but my first Monarch of the year! Between Monarchs and Great Spangled Fritillary, the big orange butterflies are flying!

Many Forage Looper Moths & Grape Leaffolder Moths flying.

Beautiful Ebony Jewelwing Damselflies & Common Whitetail Dragonflies.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 5
  • Cabbage White 7
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 15
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 3
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 15+