Sighting for September 16, 2019

Beth Polvino

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

Another wonderful day in the gardens. Continued large numbers of Common Buckeyes and at least 1 dozen CB caterpillars on snapdragons and egg laying on both the plant and on straw next to the snapdragon.. Painted Lady numbers above 25 as are Fiery Skippers. Other caterpillars and chrysalis continue.

  • Black Swallowtail 6
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 7
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 7
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 4
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • American Lady 9
  • Painted Lady 25
  • Common Buckeye 150
  • Monarch 7
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Fiery Skipper 25
  • Sachem abundant
  • Brazilian Skipper 1

Common Buckeye, Painted Lady

Common Buckeye caterpillars

Long-tailed Skipper

Common Buckeye