Sighting for August 29, 2012

Matthew O'Donnell

VRE trail in Burke Centre
Fairfax County, VA

Lots of nectaring activity on ironweed. Courtship behavior by Silvery Checkerspots noted.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 15
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Silvery Checkerspot 7
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 3
  • Sachem 20
  • Zabulon Skipper 4

Peck's Skipper

Silvery Checkerspot

Spring Azure