Sighting for June 17, 2022

David L. Amadio

Eastern Neck NWR, Rock Hall ,MD
Kent County, MD

Obs. made from 9:15 to 6, Low 90’s P/C to M/C after 3. winds W14-22. Common Milkweed the major draw for butterflies today along with some Buttonbush in partial bloom. Butterfly garden with minimal nectar other than the buttonbush and a few butterfly weeds.

  • Zebra Swallowtail abundant
  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 8
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 10
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Clouded Sulphur 5
  • Orange Sulphur 30
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Coral Hairstreak 8
  • Banded Hairstreak 1
  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 33
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • American Snout 3
  • Variegated Fritillary 10
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • American Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Appalachian Brown 2
  • Little Wood-Satyr 6
  • Monarch 6
  • Silver-spotted Skipper abundant
  • Hayhurst's Scallopwing 2
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Little Glassywing 1
  • Delaware Skipper 9
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Aaron's Skipper 6
  • Broad-winged Skipper abundant
  • Dun Skipper 3
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 4

Hayhurst's Scallopwing

Sleepy Orange

Salt Marsh Skipper

Coral Hairstreak, Pearl Crescent

White M Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Zebra Swallowtail