Sighting for August 19, 2017

David L. Amadio

Eastern Neck NWR
Kent County, MD

Observations made from 10 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. Mid to high 80’s Mostly sunny. Found some good activity at a sap hole on a small Willow tree. Competing for the sap were several Question Marks, several Red Admirals and two Tawny Emperors. I have included a very poor flight image of a Sleepy Orange. This is only the 2nd time that I have encountered one here.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 14
  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 9
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 12
  • Cabbage White 10
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 10
  • Cloudless Sulphur 17
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 6
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 11
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 14
  • American Snout 4
  • Variegated Fritillary 4
  • Pearl Crescent 20
  • Question Mark 6
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Painted Lady 3
  • Red Admiral 7
  • Common Buckeye 9
  • Red-spotted Purple 9
  • Viceroy 2
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Tawny Emperor 2
  • Appalachian Brown 4
  • Common Wood-Nymph 3
  • Monarch 14
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 12
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Sachem 13
  • Zabulon Skipper 7
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 1

Tawny Emperor

Cloudless Sulphur

Painted Lady

Sleepy Orange

Appalachian Brown

Gray Hairstreak

Zebra Swallowtail