Sighting for September 29, 2017

Beth Polvino

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

Butterfly activity picked up again today. Many Monarch Butterflies flying with 21 on one of 2 Lantana bushes in the front and 8 together with many more Monarchs on the Lantana bush in the back. Several Monarch cats on milkweed and many Black Swallowtail Cats (>20) on curly parsley in the yard and about 15 cats in garage along 22 chrysalis as the wasps kept killing them.

  • Black Swallowtail 5
  • Cabbage White 7
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady common
  • Painted Lady common
  • Common Buckeye common
  • Monarch abundant
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Fiery Skipper 11
  • Sachem abundant
  • Ocola Skipper 3

Variegated Fritillary

Horace's Duskywing

Fiery Skipper

Ocola Skipper

Monarch