Sighting for November 2, 2013

Nils Helstrom

Griggstown Native Grasslands
Somerset County, NJ

Warm day, ~60 degrees. First Common Checkered-Skipper I’ve seen this year! It was in good shape and very active. Sulphurs and Pearl Crescents were rather worn. It’s important to note that I saw 4-5 butterflies that I assume to be emperors, maybe Tawny Emperors, flying about the fields, but did not count them here as I never got a close look to verify I.D.

  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1