Sighting for June 19, 2021

Chris Edwards

Shimek State Forest
Lee County, IA

There is a major outbreak of Hackberry and Tawny Emperors in SE Iowa this year. In addition I saw a rare PEPPER AND SALT SKIPPER at the Croton Unit of Shimek State Forest for the second straight year.

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 8
  • Clouded Sulphur 9
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Harvester 1
  • Banded Hairstreak 5
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 128
  • Silvery Checkerspot 7
  • Pearl Crescent 6
  • Question Mark 2
  • Eastern Comma 9
  • Gray Comma 1
  • Mourning Cloak 4
  • Red Admiral 6
  • Red-spotted Purple 11
  • Hackberry Emperor 275
  • Tawny Emperor 642
  • Northern Pearly-eye 3
  • Little Wood-Satyr 14
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 21
  • Northern Cloudywing 11
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Little Glassywing 28
  • Delaware Skipper 1
  • Hobomok Skipper 3
  • Zabulon Skipper 4
  • Dun Skipper 13

Pepper and Salt Skipper