Sighting for August 9, 2019

Andrew Block

Great Thicket N.W.R.-Nellie Hill Unit, Dover Plains,
Dutchess County, NY

Just did a quick run through the fields part mainly looking for the hairstreaks. Definitely had four Giants at once and at least one other on 22 just before the parking lot headed to the refuge. Also had two other Giants north of the refuge on Rte. 22 at two sites.

  • Giant Swallowtail 4+
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5+
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Juniper Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Question Mark 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Viceroy 1
  • Monarch common
  • Silver-spotted Skipper abundant
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 2