2015 August 21
Jeff Gaskin saw at least five Coenonympha tullia in the northwest field at Layritz Park on August 20.
Ron Flower writes: We got the Grey Hairstreak in our garden in Royal Oak yesterday (August 19) and the “Ringlet” (Large Heath Coenonympha tullia) three days ago at Island View Beach. There were a lot of them there. Today we got the Mylitta Crescent. We got it on Ocean Spring Terrace off of Beecher Bay Road. There were Pine Whites all over the Beecher Bay area.
Grey Hairstreak Strymon melinus
(Lep.: Lycaenidae) Ron Flower
Large Heath (“Ringlet”) Coenonympha tullia (Lep.: Nymphalidae – Satyridae)
Female Mylitta Crescent Phyciodes mylitta
(Lep.: Nymphalidae) Ron Flower
Jeremy Tatum sends a photograph of the cocoon of the Spotted Tiger Moth.
Spotted Tiger Moth Lophocampa maculata (Lep.: Erebidae – Arctiinae) Jeremy Tatum
Gordon Hart writes: Here at our Highlands home we had a fresh Western Tiger Swallowtail on August 17, the first in a while. Today (August 18) the usual Woodland Skippers and Cabbage Whites on the Buddleia, along with a rather worn noctuid moth. Yesterday, Wednesday August 20, we saw a fresh Mourning Cloak, too. Jeremy Tatum writes: Thanks to Libby Avis for identifying the moth for us as a day-flying plusiine noctuid, Syngrapha viridisigma.
Syngrapha viridisigma (Lep.: Noctuidae) Gordon Hart
Cheryl Hoyle sends a photograph of a jumping spider from View Royal, kindly identified for us by Robb Bennett as most likely Phidippus johnsoni .
Phidippus johnsoni (Ara.: Salticidae) Cheryl Hoyle.