Sighting for August 7, 2016

Mark Adams

Piedmont Store, Clark Rd., Jarman’s Gap Rd.
Albemarle County, VA

14:00–17:15 EDT, mostly sunny, 83-84 deg F, wind light & variable. Despite a late start and relatively limited field time, I achieved my highest day count this season: 31 species. Skipper diversity improved compared to last weekend, and the recent rain showers and storms yielded butterfly-friendly puddles and mud. Common Buckeye, Fiery & Dun Skippers, and Sleepy Orange were personal first-of-season species. 

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 50
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 15
  • Cabbage White 20
  • Clouded Sulphur 20
  • Orange Sulphur 6
  • Sleepy Orange 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 14
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • American Snout 12
  • Variegated Fritillary 10
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 3
  • Silvery Checkerspot 5
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Eastern Comma 3
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Common Buckeye 13
  • Red-spotted Purple 4
  • Northern Pearly-eye 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 60
  • Northern Cloudywing 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Crossline Skipper 3
  • Little Glassywing 2
  • Sachem 5
  • Zabulon Skipper 4
  • Dun Skipper 2

Horace's Duskywing

Red Admiral

Sleepy Orange