First sightings of butterflies for the year. All in Old Hickory, TN. I am an amateur butterfly spotter, so the IDs are as accurate as I can make them for now.
July 5, 2018
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
Silver spotted skipper
Cabbage (?) – very active, hard to photograph and ID
Skipper (of some sort – there are a lot…)
Hummingbird moth (Snowberry Clearwing) – not a butterfly, but still cool
Spicebush swallowtail – probably a male
Female Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
Male Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (first sighting was July 5, but this is a better photograph)
Horace’s Duskywing Skipper
Dark morph Female Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
Cloudless sulphur (a better picture)
8/23/18. Grey Hairstreak
8-30-18 Great Spangled Fritilary. This was huge – nearly as large as an Eastern Tiger Swallowtail.
9-29-18 Long-tailed skipper.