Sighting for August 2, 2017

Allen Belden

Spruce Mountain (Monongahela National Forest)
Pendleton County, WV

Various stops along Forest Routes 104 and 112, including Spruce Knob. Part of the area in Randolph County. Pink-edged Sulphur female observed egg laying on Vaccinium angustifolium (lowbush blueberry). Orange Sulphur observed attempting to mate (apparently unsuccessfully) with a Pink-edged Sulphur.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail common
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail common
  • Cabbage White common
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Pink-edged Sulphur 5
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue common
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 5
  • Great Spangled Fritillary common
  • Aphrodite Fritillary common
  • Atlantis Fritillary common
  • Pearl Crescent 9
  • American Lady 10
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph common
  • Monarch 10
  • Silver-spotted Skipper common
  • Delaware Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper abundant

Delaware Skipper

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Atlantis Fritillary

Pink-edged Sulphur