Sighting for June 25, 2018

David L. Amadio

Eastern Neck NWR
Kent County, MD

Observations made from 9:15 - 5:45. Mostly Sunny 74-80 degrees and strong N winds. Abundant Common Milkweed, and Buttonbush the main attraction today. Folded wing skipper diversity down. Also notable was not a single Hackberry specialist flying today. Wind made photography frustrating. Found one Monarch cat.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 36
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 5
  • Cabbage White 9
  • Orange Sulphur 8
  • Coral Hairstreak 1
  • Banded Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 10
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 5
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 12
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 5
  • Common Buckeye 6
  • Appalachian Brown 2
  • Little Wood-Satyr 6
  • Monarch 12
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 24
  • Horace's Duskywing 5
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Delaware Skipper 19
  • Broad-winged Skipper 108

Appalachian Brown

Delaware Skipper

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Banded Hairstreak