Sighting for May 27, 2013

Harry Zirlin

Ward Pound Ridge
Westchester County, NY

One of the Eastern Tigers was a fresh dark form. Unusual at this site in the spring. Red-banded HS also not common in spring here. Nectar sources behind the butterflies. Dusted Sk, Hobomok, Long Dash and Indian all love Blue Flag Iris and it is not even close to being in bud. All of these were using Wild Geranium and/or bramble blossoms instead. Also 7 Harrris’ Checkerspot caterpillars.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 9
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 4
  • American Copper 6
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 8
  • Pearl Crescent 30+
  • American Lady 13
  • Little Wood-Satyr 40+
  • Common Ringlet 20+
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Dreamy Duskywing 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 10+
  • Indian Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 5
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 4
  • Long Dash 2
  • Hobomok Skipper 20+
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Dusted Skipper 2