A Few Great Bugs (updated)

Hi folks,

Thanks to all those who are keeping me informed of what butterflies and moths they're seeing at the park.  It's been fairly exciting so far and we've only just completed the first week!  Can't wait to see what we get this coming week.


Butterflies...

Black Swallowtail
Giant Swallowtail
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
Spicebush Swallowtail
Clouded Sulphur
Orange Sulphur
Cabbage White
Azure sp.
Monarch
Red-spotted Purple
Viceroy
American Lady
Painted Lady
Red Admiral
Mourning Cloak
Question Mark
Eastern Comma
Silver-spotted Skipper
Fiery Skipper
Peck's Skipper
Northern Broken-Dash
Dun Skipper

The Dun Skipper is new for our park list.  It's species #39!  I found it on August 8th in the main gardens by the fountain.


Moths...

Fadus Sphinx
Hummingbird Clearwing

The Fadus Sphinx moth is new for our park list and is extremely rare for the province!

Paul Reeves' moth that was identified as a rare Titan Sphinx moth has now been correctly identified as an even rarer Fadus Sphinx moth.  They are quite similar looking.  Again, congratulations Paul for such an amazing find!

This moth was possibly seen and photographed (positive identification still pending) by several people again this afternoon.  Keep an eye out for it over the next week!  It likes the Butterfly Bushes (Buddleia spp).

Good butterflying and mothing,
Walter

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