Sighting for July 23, 2017

Chris Herz

Longwood Gardens, meadow only, Kennett Square
Chester County, PA

Partly cloudy for part of the afternoon but very humid—into the 90s. Cloudless sulphur laying eggs on partridge pea, Sleepy orange laying eggs on senna, black swallowtail laying eggs on queen anne’s lace, red spotted purple laying eggs on cherry, American lady laying eggs on everlasting. Of the 47 Tigers, 9 were dark form females.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 47
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 9
  • Cabbage White 9
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 6
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 3
  • American Snout 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 3
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 3
  • American Lady 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 6
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 11
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 3
  • Least Skipper 3
  • Sachem 8

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

American Snout

Sleepy Orange

Sleepy Orange

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail