Sighting for July 15, 2022

Jeff Gesell

State Gamelands 127
Monroe County, PA

Cloudy, light breeze at times, mid-70s. Always a great location to find a large number of grass skipper varieties - particularly marsh/wetland species that are otherwise hard to find. Overall skipper numbers down this year…not sure if it is due to the dry conditions recently or today’s cloud cover? Still a good number of different species…happy to find a handful of Dion Skippers present along with a single Mulberry Wing. A good number of the Tiger Swallowtails appeared to be Eastern x Canadian hybrids/intergrades - I labeled them all as Eastern in the tally.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail abundant
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 3
  • Great Spangled Fritillary common
  • Aphrodite Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent abundant
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Northern Pearly-eye 1
  • Monarch 12
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • European Skipper 7
  • Crossline Skipper 4
  • Long Dash 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash common
  • Little Glassywing 5
  • Delaware Skipper 12
  • Mulberry Wing 1
  • Dion Skipper 5
  • Black Dash 4
  • Dun Skipper abundant

Pearl Crescent

Dun Skipper

'Summer' Spring Azure

European Skipper

Northern Pearly-eye

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Orange Sulphur

Black Dash

Dion Skipper

Mulberry Wing

Mulberry Wing

Great Spangled Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Northern Broken-Dash


Delaware Skipper