Sighting for June 8, 2012

Tom Fiore, Kristine Wallstrom

Pound Ridge Reservation County Park
Westchester County, NY

Harris’s Checkerspot adults out in numbers with a few males already rather faded or worn; a few pairs in mating behavior; also some females were egg-laying on Aster umbellatus (as in photo). A few skipper spp. were already almost gone from their first or only adult flight periods, such as Peck’s and Cobweb Skippers. A fairly short visit overall, 3 hrs. with excellent weather to this prime butterfly site of the region.
(Egg-laying female Harris’s Checkerspot photo by T.F.)

  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Orange Sulphur
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 2
  • Harris' Checkerspot 15+
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Question Mark 4
  • American Lady 3
  • Red Admiral 5+
  • Little Wood-Satyr 15+
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Northern Cloudywing 5+
  • Least Skipper 3
  • European Skipper 1
  • Cobweb Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 3
  • Long Dash 2
  • Hobomok Skipper 6+
  • Dun Skipper 1

Harris' Checkerspot