Sighting for September 15, 2017

Denis C. Quinn

1 mile west of US route 1 on Mason/Dixon, 19362
Chester County, PA

Today in a patch of Verbena, 68 Sachens were nectaring, the most I have ever seen here at one time. Butterfly Bush, Verbena b.,Asters and White Clover are the main nectar sources here now.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 19
  • Clouded Sulphur 7
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Meadow Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Monarch 5
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 11
  • Fiery Skipper 5
  • Peck's Skipper 5
  • Sachem 68

American Lady

Fiery Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Sachem

Variegated Fritillary