Sighting for August 11, 2022

Jeff Gesell

Plainfield Township - GCEC
Northampton County, PA

Mostly sunny, breezy, low 80s. Nice variety considering the short time out (just over 1 hour), plus someone had unfortunately mowed 2 large fields full of nectar sources. Sleepy Orange numbers are increasing, but still no Cloudless Sulphur sightings in this location this year.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White abundant
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Sleepy Orange 8
  • American Copper 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue abundant
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 3
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Common Ringlet 4
  • Monarch 5
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 12
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper common
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 2
  • Crossline Skipper 1
  • Sachem 1
  • Dun Skipper 1

Peck's Skipper

Common Ringlet

Variegated Fritillary

American Copper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Sleepy Orange

Crossline Skipper