Sighting for August 6, 2020

Jeff Gesell

Jacobsburg State Park
Northampton County, PA

Mostly Cloudy, 80 degrees, and still pretty damp from Hurricane Isaias. Found the Swallowtail Batesian Mimicry examples (female Eastern Tiger dark form, female Black, and both male and female Spicebush). Unfortunately didn’t see the individual they’re mimicking (Pipevine), and couldn’t catch a photo today of the Red-spotted Purples, which are a non-swallowtail example. First Painted Ladies since early May, and first Tawny Emperor of the year! Still seeing staggering numbers of Tiger Swallowtails…

  • Black Swallowtail 6
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 74
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 21
  • Cabbage White common
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 24
  • Cloudless Sulphur 6
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue common
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 3
  • American Snout 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Question Mark 1
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Painted Lady 3
  • Red-spotted Purple 3
  • Tawny Emperor 1
  • Monarch 35
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 9
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 15
  • Dun Skipper 1

Painted Lady

Tawny Emperor

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Spicebush Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail