Sighting for August 8, 2020

David L. Amadio

Eastern Neck NWR
Kent County, MD

Obs. made from 9:20 a.m. to 6 p.m. Partly cloudy & 74 to 84 degrees. A fairly extensive search of the NWR today turned up a good showing of butterflies in this otherwise difficult butterfly year. Eupatorium & NY Iromweed the primary nectar sources in the butterfly garden, with sweet pepperbush past it’s peak. Some Common Milkweed that was mowed down in June is now in bloom drawing in some nice activity.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 42
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 30
  • Cabbage White 8
  • Clouded Sulphur 4
  • Orange Sulphur common
  • Cloudless Sulphur 9
  • Sleepy Orange 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 3
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 9
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 3
  • American Snout 5
  • Variegated Fritillary 10
  • Pearl Crescent 18
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Red Admiral 3
  • Common Buckeye 6
  • Hackberry Emperor 3
  • Appalachian Brown 2
  • Common Wood-Nymph 2
  • Monarch 22
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 82
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1
  • Little Glassywing 9
  • Delaware Skipper 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 13
  • Broad-winged Skipper 12
  • Dun Skipper 6

Delaware Skipper

Zebra Swallowtail

Sleepy Orange

Variegated Fritillary

Dun Skipper

Spicebush Swallowtail

Zebra Swallowtail

American Snout

Silver-spotted Skipper

Red-banded Hairstreak

Little Glassywing