Sighting for August 10, 2016

Allen Belden

Maymont
Richmond city, VA

Sunny, high in the low 90s. Black swallowtails seen as caterpillars on fennel. Most of the butterfly garden closed for restoration. Butterfly activity finally picking up in Richmond after a slow June and July.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 8
  • Black Swallowtail 11
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 6
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • American Snout 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 9
  • Silvery Checkerspot 1
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 18
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 18
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 4
  • Little Glassywing 1
  • Sachem 22
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 1

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Red Admiral

Silvery Checkerspot