Sighting for June 15, 2022

Tom Fiore, Kristine Wallstrom

Bloomingdale Bog - north entry section, in Essex County
Essex County, NY

2 azures seen seemed to be of northern ‘spring’ types; we don’t know if ‘cherry-gall’ spring azure types are found here so far-north, and in the boreal habitat. Kept an eye out for Jutta Arctic, which occurs here and elsewhere in a few ADK’s counties of northern NY state, but none were seen, probably a bit late for them. One Mourning Cloak was worn, not the new brood’s emergence yet. Arctic Skippers seen were not esp. worn-looking, and a highlight for both of us in this visit. Almost half of species seen appeared fresh and feisty as well. Fairly good amounts of nectar-flowers seen and used as we observed. This area may be nearing n. portions of Juvenal’s, although we had seen that duskywing in the next county north in NY, close by the US-Quebec border (at a lower elevation). Good odonate diversity on this trail too. All (lesser-quality) photos here by T.F.

  • Canadian Tiger Swallowtail 6+
  • Spring Azure 2
  • Silver-bordered Fritillary 6+
  • Harris' Checkerspot 3
  • Northern Crescent 3+
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • White Admiral 6
  • Viceroy 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Common Ringlet 5
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1
  • Arctic Skipper 4+
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Long Dash 12+
  • Hobomok Skipper 1

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Harris' Checkerspot

White Admiral

Mourning Cloak

Long Dash

Arctic Skipper

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Spring Azure