Sighting for August 5, 2016

David & Pat Amadio

Eastern Neck NWR
Kent County, MD

Observations made from 9:15 to 6 p.m.Cloudy morning with several hours of partial sun in the afternoon.High temp 82 with 4-13 mph S-SSE winds.Most active area today was the formal garden with Joe-Pye weed, NY Ironweed, and Sweet Pepperbush the most attractive nectar sources. A fairly extensive search of the other parts of the refuge were made as well.Most of the R.B.Hairstreaks were on partially blooming Devil’s walkingstick.One unfortunate Zebra was the victim of a very large Argiope spider.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 33
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 7
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 27
  • Cabbage White 19
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 7
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 3
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 31
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 11
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 10
  • American Snout 3
  • Variegated Fritillary 11
  • Pearl Crescent 37
  • Question Mark 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 6
  • Common Buckeye 10
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 10
  • Silver-spotted Skipper abundant
  • Hayhurst's Scallopwing 6
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 3
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1
  • Little Glassywing 8
  • Delaware Skipper 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 23
  • Broad-winged Skipper 12
  • Dun Skipper 5
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 4

Hayhurst's Scallopwing

Zebra Swallowtail

Red-banded Hairstreak

Southern Broken-Dash

Silver-spotted Skipper

Horace's Duskywing

Variegated Fritillary

Zebra Swallowtail

Monarch