Sighting for May 26, 2012

Tom Fiore

Pelham Bay & Van Cortlandt parks
Bronx County, NY

30 species, quite good for so early in this county, a borough of N.Y. City… Red-banded HS was very fresh and vividly-marked; a good spring so far for Variegated Fritillary in the region; rather early for Sachem- once a true rarity in NY, now regular near the coast; early for Dun Skipper, but an early spring continues along. My personal first-of-year Summer-type Azure; also good to see a number of Monarchs, some of which investigating a planted non-native milkweed. Warm-humid day, starting a holiday weekend.

  • Black Swallowtail 6+
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 5+
  • Cabbage White 100+
  • Orange Sulphur 8+
  • Gray Hairstreak 4
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Question Mark 6+
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • American Lady 4
  • Red Admiral 10+
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 40+
  • Monarch 8+
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 14
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 3
  • Common Sootywing 2
  • Least Skipper 4
  • Peck's Skipper 3
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 2
  • Sachem 1
  • Hobomok Skipper 12
  • Zabulon Skipper 6+
  • Dun Skipper 1