Sighting for July 7, 2012

Allan R. Loudell

Dutch Neck Road south of the C & D Canal south of Delaware City
New Castle County, DE

Finally Bronze Coppers, but only at 10 a.m.; finally two species of Swallowtails; but Delaware’s official state butterfly, the Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, notably absent; butterfly activity diminishes during hot midday; one ‘white form’ Sulphur; Silver-spotted Skippers all very fresh

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 5
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Orange Sulphur 20+
  • Bronze Copper 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Question Mark 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 10
  • Least Skipper 4
  • Sachem 15
  • Broad-winged Skipper 15+