Sighting for October 7, 2020

Mark Adams

Jones Mill Rd, Mount Fair gate, Clark Rd, Shiffletts Mill Rd (Albemarle County); & Simmons Gap Rd (Greene County)
Albemarle County, VA

An excellent, wide-ranging late season afternoon for butterflies, with sunny, warm weather. I saw more species diversity than expected (19 species total), & a fresh, cooperative Long-tailed Skipper capped the day. The late season Sachem horde has peaked; their numbers were down, those that remained were all worn. 12:00-17:00 EDT. Sunny, 73 – 81 deg F, wind 5-15 mph (breezy at times)

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 40
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Sleepy Orange 5
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 11
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 12
  • Question Mark 4
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Common Buckeye 8
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Sachem 50
  • Ocola Skipper 2

Clouded Sulphur

Monarch

Long-tailed Skipper

Red-spotted Purple

Common Buckeye

Gulf Fritillary