Sighting for September 7, 2015

Mark Adams

Browns Gap Turnpike (810), Clark Rd (674), Patricia Ann Byrom Forest Preserve.
Albemarle County, VA

Sunny to mostly sunny, 75 – 85 deg F, wind 0 – 10 mph.
10:20 - 16:00 EDT. Also visited southern Greene County: Simmons Gap Road (628). Good diversity (28 species). Numbers are starting to drop for some species (swallowtails, Great Spangled Fritillary), but the Sachem horde continues, and there remain large numbers of Pearl Crescents & ETBs on the wing.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 10
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 6
  • Cabbage White 9
  • Clouded Sulphur 16
  • Orange Sulphur 16
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 28
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 12
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 4
  • Silvery Checkerspot 2
  • Pearl Crescent 40
  • Eastern Comma 6
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 6
  • Red-spotted Purple 12
  • Hackberry Emperor 3
  • Northern Pearly-eye 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Swarthy Skipper 2
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Sachem 90

Red-spotted Purple