[Ctleps-l] Canaan Giants

pjdegennaro at aol.com pjdegennaro at aol.com
Sun Jul 22 21:35:18 EDT 2012

7/22 - I spent a couple of hours at Robbins Swamp, Canaan today - the Giant Swallowtails are starting to come out in numbers. Another week and they should be all over the place up there. Full list below:

Black Swallowtail 1
Giant Swallowtail 4 (never stopped moving)
Tiger Swallowtail 1
Cabbage White 3
Orange Sulphur 2
Eastern Tailed Blue 1
Great Spangled Fritillary 1
Pearl Crescent 25
Question Mark 1
Eastern Comma 2
Mourning Cloak 1
Red Admiral 1
Red-spotted Purple 1
Viceroy 2
Brown sp 1
Monarch 8
Silver Spotted Skipper 2
Least Skipper 2
Northern Broken Dash 1

Later, there was another Giant Swallowtail on thistle at the quarry on Lower Rd. 

Some pictures of the Giants and other species here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/connecticutpete/7625079658/in/photostream

Also, here is a shot of the Juniper Hairstreak at yesterday's Bent of the River walk: http://www.flickr.com/photos/connecticutpete/7624956858/in/photostream

Peter DeGennaro

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