Sighting for September 25, 2017

Beth Polvino

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

Sunny and hot with loads of butterflies and skippers. Saw a Horace’s Duskywing turn their head almost completely around back & forth several times like birds do when checking out their area. Have never seen that behavior in a butterfly before. Monarch Cats continue. Black Swallowtail cats/chrysalis continue.

  • Black Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 6
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • American Lady common
  • Painted Lady abundant
  • Common Buckeye abundant
  • Monarch common
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 3
  • Fiery Skipper common
  • Sachem abundant
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Monarch

Horace's Duskywing

Horace's Duskywing

Long-tailed Skipper