Sighting for July 5, 2014

David L. Amadio

Canal Rd. & A.T.Lands from Canal Rd to RT94
Sussex County, NJ

This area continues to be compromised by invasive species such as Alianthus. Common Milkweed is being crowded out. The wet meadow just south of the RR tracks is also becoming overgrown. The swamp milkweed here is becoming harder to find. Still can be very productive for butterflies as this list bears out.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 20
  • Clouded Sulphur 11
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Banded Hairstreak 8
  • Hickory Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 21
  • Meadow Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 18
  • Baltimore Checkerspot 10
  • Eastern Comma 8
  • Mourning Cloak 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Viceroy 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Tawny Emperor 1
  • Northern Pearly-eye 4
  • Eyed Brown 20
  • Little Wood-Satyr 11
  • Common Wood-Nymph 20
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 9
  • Least Skipper 15
  • Northern Broken-Dash 5
  • Little Glassywing 22
  • Delaware Skipper 5
  • Black Dash 2
  • Dun Skipper 4

Mourning Cloak

Hickory Hairstreak

Black Dash

Northern Pearly-eye

Baltimore Checkerspot