Sighting for October 4, 2018

Beth Polvino

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

Warm, sunny with light breezes. Great day for Monarchs in the yard as by mid afternoon there were 80+ on the asters and the lantana. Most roosting tonight in the cherry tree. 5 species of cats and chrysalis continue in yard (BS, Spicebush Swallowtail, Monarch, Brazilian Skipper) Long-tail Skippers of past 4 days not seen.

  • Black Swallowtail 5
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 5
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 35
  • Monarch 80+
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 9
  • Sachem 19
  • Brazilian Skipper 2
  • Ocola Skipper 11

Painted Lady

Spicebush Swallowtail caterpillar

Brazilian Skipper

Monarch