Sighting for October 6, 2016

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

A beautiful day in western Pennsylvania with clear skies, light winds and temperatures 70-75 degrees. The butterfly garden was quite active for October and the fresh male Zabulon Skipper was the latest I have ever seen one. There were about a dozen Monarchs flying around at any given time during the afternoon.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure
  • Variegated Fritillary
  • Eastern Comma
  • American Lady
  • Painted Lady
  • Red Admiral
  • Monarch
  • Common Checkered-Skipper
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Sachem
  • Zabulon Skipper