Sighting for July 13, 2018

Denise Bittle, Jean Gutsmuth, & Chris Herz

Eastern Neck NWR, Rock Hall
Kent County, MD

85 degrees by early afternoon. Gayfeather in the butterfly garden had the most activity. Red-spotted purple laying eggs on cherry. Pecks and sachem laying eggs on crab grass. Azure by Cheseapeake Farms gate (drive closed)

  • Zebra Swallowtail 43
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 7
  • Cabbage White 22
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 27
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 8
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • American Snout 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 14
  • Silvery Checkerspot 1
  • Pearl Crescent 8
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 9
  • Common Wood-Nymph 6
  • Monarch 14
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 12
  • Horace's Duskywing 15
  • Least Skipper 4
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 10
  • Sachem 5

Zebra Swallowtail

Horace's Duskywing

Peck's Skipper

Zebra Swallowtail

Monarch, Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot, Variegated Fritillary