Friday, July 30, 2010


Today, I helped with a butterfly survey at the Lehigh Gap Nature Center. The survey was conducted by the Lehigh Gap Nature Center and biologists from Fort Indiantown Gap. Butterflies were tough to find, but we did find several species.

Silver-spotted Skipper (Epargyreus clarus)
Wild Indigo Duskywing (Erynnis baptisiae)
Least Skipper (Ancyloxypha numitor)
Peck's Skipper (Polites peckius)
Northern Broken-Dash (Wallengrenia egeremet)
Delaware Skipper (Anatrytone logan)
Common Roadside-Skipper (Amblyscirtes vialis)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio glaucus)
Spicebush Swallowtail (Papilio troilus)
Cabbage White (Pieris rapae)
Clouded Sulphur (Colias philodice)
Orange Sulphur (Colias eurytheme)
Gray Hairstreak (Strymon melinus)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (Cupido comyntas)
Summer Azure (Celastrina neglecta)
Monarch (Danaus plexippus)
Pearl Crescent (Phyciodes tharos)
Common Buckeye (Junonia coenia)
Question Mark (Polygonia interrogationis)
American Lady (Vanessa virginiensis)
Red-spotted Purple (Limenitis arthemis astyanax)
Viceroy (Limenitis archippus)

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