Sighting for August 29, 2016

Tom Fiore

Hook Mt & adajacent ridge, north of town of Nyack
Rockland County, NY

Warm, sunny, north wind; an afternoon visit- Giant Swallowtail was a surprise, my first in Rockland Co.! - and numbers of Gray Hairstreaks were impressive for this site (most were not on the summit, but north along ridge trail) as well as Hackberry Emperor no’s. The unusual late Dun Skipper flight by the summit here is a bit of a mystery, with this mini-population persisting most years into October, v. late for this area. 1 Monarch noted in southbound migration.

  • Black Swallowtail 4
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 8+
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 10+
  • Gray Hairstreak 5+
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • American Lady 2
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 6+
  • Hackberry Emperor 8++
  • Little Wood-Satyr 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Dun Skipper 4

Gray Hairstreak

Red-spotted Purple

Hackberry Emperor