Sighting for August 5, 2019

Henry Kindervatter

Hoseshoe Bend Park
Hunterdon County, NJ

From 10:30 am to 1:30 pm, I walked various parts of Horseshoe Bend Park. I did not see any Gray Commas (that I could definitely confirm), but had sightings of 4 angle-wings near the Park building in front of the quonset hut that is used for storing canoes. There was great diversity of butterflies and some highlights of the day were getting a picture of a Cloudless Sulphur and a Monarch laying eggs, as well as a mating pair of Buckeyes. Temperatures were in the low to mid-80’s and sunny during the whole trip.

  • Black Swallowtail 8
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 8
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 25
  • Clouded Sulphur 8
  • Orange Sulphur 8
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 14
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 11
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 11
  • Red-spotted Purple 3
  • Monarch 25
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Least Skipper 9
  • Peck's Skipper 3
  • Zabulon Skipper 7

Black Swallowtail

Cloudless Sulphur

common Buck

Monarrch Egg

Monarch