Sighting for June 9, 2021

Tom Fiore

Van Cortlandt Park
Bronx County, NY

Variegated Fritillary uncommon here; seen on large open field with some parts unmoved recently. Silvery Checkerspots just out here, & as every year here, the localized population is of concern, as it seems to be in much of the region. Good to see Hackberry Emperor again at this park, fairly regular in recent years but not at all common. Another good year so far for Red-banded Hairstreaks. A bit too soon for the Satyrium hairstreaks.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 50+
  • Orange Sulphur 8+
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 6+
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 5+
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Silvery Checkerspot 3
  • Question Mark 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Mourning Cloak 2
  • American Lady 2
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Common Sootywing 1
  • Hobomok Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 4

Variegated Fritillary