Sighting for July 10, 2014

Billy Weber

Hypsy Gap Road (near Long Pond)
Monroe County, PA

9:45 a.m.-3:00 p.m., 33 species in varied habitats along mostly unpaved road at the edge of the Pocono Plateau; highlights were excellent numbers of hairstreaks (generally on common milkweed), good counts of sedge skippers, and a pair of Horace’s Duskywings (new for me for site)

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail several
  • Spicebush Swallowtail common
  • Cabbage White several
  • Orange Sulphur several
  • Coral Hairstreak 1
  • Edwards' Hairstreak 16
  • Banded Hairstreak 365 (conservative actual count)
  • Striped Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue several
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1-2
  • Great Spangled Fritillary common
  • Aphrodite Fritillary several
  • Pearl Crescent several
  • Baltimore Checkerspot 4 (small colony)
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple several
  • Appalachian Brown 2
  • Common Wood-Nymph 3+ (dark, light, intermediate)
  • Silver-spotted Skipper several
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Least Skipper several
  • European Skipper several (getting worn)
  • Crossline Skipper 1
  • Long Dash 2 (worn)
  • Northern Broken-Dash several
  • Little Glassywing common
  • Dion Skipper 15 (fresh, many mineralizing)
  • Black Dash 7 (some mineralizing)
  • Two-spotted Skipper 1-2 (worn)
  • Dun Skipper common