Sighting for September 24, 2017

Beth Polvino

North Cape May ~ my yard NABA #1151 & Monarch Waystation #8318
Cape May County, NJ

My yard exploded with 100’s of skippers, dozen’s of American & Painted Ladies, Common Buckeye’s and Monarch’s. Best day ever here in 6 years. 2 pairs of mating Monarch’s. Viceroy, American Snout, both Ladies, Question Marks, Common Buckeyes all on dishes of rotten fruit. Probably more species of skippers had I taken the time to sort through them all.

  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 3
  • American Snout 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Question Mark 5
  • American Lady abundant
  • Painted Lady abundant
  • Common Buckeye abundant
  • Viceroy 1
  • Monarch abundant
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 3
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper common
  • Sachem superabundant
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Question Mark, Common Buckeye

Painted Lady, Sachem

American Snout

Pearl Crescent