Sighting for June 30, 2013

Steven Rosenthal, Rich Porricelli, Huntington Oyster Bay Audubon Society Walk

Caumsett State Park, near Huntington NY
Suffolk County, NY

highlights from a walk organized for one of the local audubon societies specifically to see the baltimore checkerspots, considerably fewer individuals (mostly worn) estimated than noted by R Kelly et al eight days prior. R Poricelli had the checkered skipper before my group (45+ participants! - hard to make butterfly counts) got there. Checkered skipper is infrequent in Nassau/ and Suffolk Counties, possibly new record for this locality.

  • Cabbage White 20
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • American Copper 1+
  • Baltimore Checkerspot 150 est.
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • European Skipper 2

Common Checkered-Skipper