Sighting for October 18, 2016

Tom Fiore, Kristine Wallstrom

southern Staten Island (southern-most points in NY state)
Richmond County, NY

Very sunny & warm day; hike along shores of 6+ miles. The several Variegated Fritillaries were a bit of a surprise, although others had been seen in the region recently. It was a bit more surprising to find 4 times the number of Painted Ladies as (just one) American Lady. Pearl Crescent getting somewhat late, but have been seen into November in the region, in some years. Monarchs in fairly good numbers, not surprising for the date, however. Sachem has been seen much later in NY- but only rarely.

  • Cabbage White 40++
  • Orange Sulphur 60++
  • Cloudless Sulphur 4
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 3
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • American Lady 1
  • Painted Lady 4
  • Common Buckeye 20+
  • Monarch 100+++
  • Sachem 2

Common Buckeye

Variegated Fritillary

Sachem

American Lady