Sighting for July 30, 2017

Denis C. Quinn

1 mile west of US route 1 at Mason/Dixon PA/MD border
Chester County, PA

Many more butterflies since our recent rains, especially Silver Spotted Skippers and Eastern Tigers, with newly arrived here, Fiery and Common Checkered Skippers that I had two weeks ago just 20 miles south at Swan Harbor Farm. Pipevine butterfly is only once in several year interval species and I grow Pipevine.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 11
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 5
  • Cabbage White 21
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 2
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 56
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 4
  • Sachem 5
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Common Buckeye

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Fiery Skipper

Painted Lady

Pipevine Swallowtail

Spicebush Swallowtail

Common Checkered-Skipper