Sighting for June 21, 2016

Tom Fiore

Van Cortlandt Park (western portions)
Bronx County, NY

Silvery Checkerspots continue - but numbers not increased, some look a bit worn. The Satyrium [genus] hairstreaks are yet to show in numbers. Swarthy Skipper has been established here in past years- a small colony persists; still waiting for many grass-skippers to appear. Various nectaring-flowers are out. Hobomok Skippers were rather worn. A shortened walk, fine & warm weather.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 80+
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Banded Hairstreak 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Silvery Checkerspot 6
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 3
  • Little Wood-Satyr 8
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Swarthy Skipper 2
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Hobomok Skipper 2

Swarthy Skipper

Hackberry Emperor