Sighting for August 16, 2014

David L. Amadio

Eastern Neck NWR
Kent County, MD

Superb weather for chasing butterflies today! Only a few of the Zebra Swallowtails were fresh. Primary nectar sources in the butterfly garden were NY Ironweed & Joe pye weed.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 33
  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 21
  • Cabbage White 27
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 12
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 8
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 5
  • American Snout 3
  • Variegated Fritillary 6
  • Pearl Crescent 14
  • Question Mark 4
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 7
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Red-spotted Purple 18
  • Viceroy 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 3
  • Appalachian Brown 5
  • Monarch 14
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 40
  • Hayhurst's Scallopwing 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 6
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Southern Broken-Dash 2
  • Little Glassywing 8
  • Sachem 1
  • Delaware Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 15
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 6

Swarthy Skipper

Zebra Swallowtail

Fiery Skipper