Sighting for July 28, 2012

David L. Amadio

Various roadsides in a 4.5 mile radius just northwest of Woodstown
Salem County, NJ

I discovered a colony of Checkered Whites on 7-25-2012 along Pointers-Auburn Rd. In the days following they have been observed in at least 6 more spots in that area. They are using Virginia Peppergrass as their host.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Checkered White 36
  • Cabbage White 86
  • Clouded Sulphur 11
  • Orange Sulphur 96
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 36
  • Variegated Fritillary 72
  • Pearl Crescent 22
  • Painted Lady 8
  • Common Buckeye 16
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Common Sootywing 7
  • Peck's Skipper 8
  • Sachem 2