Sighting for July 12, 2013

John Lampkin

Lily Pond, Harriman St. Park
Rockland County, NY

Weekly survey, with Alan Wells and Vince Plogar
78-80, humid, 100% overcast
This time in July can be explosive here. Duns and Little Glassywings were too abundant to count. In a mile-long roadside strip, many milkweed flower heads carried ten or more skippers.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 6
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • American Copper 11
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 19
  • Mourning Cloak 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Appalachian Brown 57
  • Little Wood-Satyr 33
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 5
  • Least Skipper 4
  • European Skipper 2
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Crossline Skipper 2
  • Northern Broken-Dash 25
  • Little Glassywing 150+
  • Delaware Skipper 42
  • Mulberry Wing 9
  • Broad-winged Skipper 4
  • Black Dash 7
  • Dun Skipper 150+