Sighting for July 25, 2022

Jeff Gesell

Jacobsburg State Park
Northampton County, PA

Mostly sunny, breezy, low 90s. Late afternoon hike after the severe weather threat passed and the clouds cleared. Huge numbers for Eastern Tiger and Spicebush Swallowtails…similar to what was seen in the summer of 2020. Numbers listed are conservative for both species. Wild Bergamot in full bloom, which is the major nectar source.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 72
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 36
  • Cabbage White abundant
  • Orange Sulphur 11
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 17
  • Spring Azure 5
  • American Snout 1
  • Meadow Fritillary 4
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 2
  • Tawny Emperor 3
  • Monarch 15
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 10
  • Horace's Duskywing 5
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 20
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash 4
  • Little Glassywing 3
  • Sachem 1
  • Dun Skipper 2

Northern Broken-Dash

Peck's Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Pearl Crescent

Meadow Fritillary

Tawny Emperor

Monarch

Hackberry Emperor

Horace's Duskywing

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Wild Indigo Duskywing