Sighting for September 10, 2019

Beth Polvino

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

What another wonderful day. Sunny, 75 with 10 MPH wind. Record high number of species. Common Buckeyes everywhere in the yard. Est count of CB. Counts of butterflies from 1:30 to 2PM. Giant Swallowtail back again. FOY Sleepy Orange for my yard. Red-spotted Purple eggs and caterpillars on a potted small cherry tree. These are first I’ve seen here. Continuing Spicebush Swallowtails caterpillars/chrysalis’s, continuing Brazilian caterpillar and chrysalis.

  • Black Swallowtail 7
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 9
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 6
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Question Mark 5
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • American Lady 8
  • Painted Lady 4
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 180
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 9
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Hayhurst's Scallopwing 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 4
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 9
  • Sachem common
  • Brazilian Skipper 1

Red-spotted Purple caterpillar

Spicebush Swallowtail caterpillar

Variegated Fritillary

Eastern Comma

Common Buckeye

Gray Hairstreak

Sleepy Orange

Orange Sulphur

Long-tailed Skipper