Sighting for September 18, 2022

Jeff Gesell

Plainfield Township - GCEC
Northampton County, PA

Sunny, breezy, low 70s. There appears to be a nice Sleepy Orange colony again established, which has been consistent nearly every year. A lone tattered female Cloudless Sulphur seen…usually by now we’re seeing decent numbers. Not a good year for them in this area, as only a handful of adults have been seen between several sites - and not a single caterpillar.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 30
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Sleepy Orange 41
  • American Copper 3
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 6
  • Variegated Fritillary 3
  • Pearl Crescent 6
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Viceroy 1
  • Common Ringlet 1
  • Monarch 16
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 3
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Sachem 2
  • Dun Skipper 1

Sachem

Monarch

Spicebush Swallowtail

Red-banded Hairstreak

Variegated Fritillary

Dun Skipper

Sleepy Orange

Peck's Skipper

American Copper