Sighting for July 23, 2012

Rick Borchelt

Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge
Kent County, MD

Warm and partly cloudy; most butterflies were seen along the road to and in the Bayview butterfly garden. Spent about 2 hours in the field from 1400-1600 hours. Dense concentrations of butterflies, especially zebra swallowtails, on the white clover near the small pond just before you reach the garden.

  • Zebra Swallowtail superabundant
  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Spicebush Swallowtail abundant
  • Cabbage White common
  • Orange Sulphur 6
  • Little Yellow 14
  • Gray Hairstreak 5
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue common
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 6
  • Variegated Fritillary common
  • Silvery Checkerspot 7
  • Pearl Crescent common
  • Question Mark 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 3
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Monarch 6
  • Silver-spotted Skipper abundant
  • Hayhurst's Scallopwing 6
  • Horace's Duskywing common
  • Least Skipper common
  • Crossline Skipper 3
  • Little Glassywing 1
  • Sachem 5
  • Zabulon Skipper 9
  • Broad-winged Skipper common
  • Dun Skipper common