Sighting for June 8, 2020

Renee Davis

Pole Road, Fir Brook Area
Sullivan County, NY

Swallowtails were a mix of Eastern Tigers and Canadian Tigers. Many more were seen but not identified. There were several puddle parties going on along the road. I’m sure there were probably a few hybrids mixed in there too. All butterflies were nectaring on what I believe to be Robin’s Plantain (Hairy Fleabane) Erigeron pulchellus.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail common
  • Canadian Tiger Swallowtail common
  • Arctic Skipper 3
  • Indian Skipper 1
  • Pepper and Salt Skipper 1

Tiger Swallowtail puddle party

Arctic Skipper

Pepper and Salt Skipper

Indian Skipper

Indian Skipper