Sighting for September 16, 2020

Beth Polvino

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

Great rebound for the butterflies with some sun and temps in the mid 70’s. FOY both Ocola Skipper and Sleepy Orange. Unable to get image of Sleepy Orange Visitor to the gardens, KC found a Long-tailed Skipper which was refound for pictures. First Pearl Crescent seen here since early July. 8 species of caterpillar currently being seen in the yard.

  • Black Swallowtail 5
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Cloudless Sulphur 4
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • American Lady 3
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 25
  • Monarch 6
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Common Sootywing 1
  • Fiery Skipper 4
  • Sachem 70
  • Brazilian Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 2

Fiery Skipper

Cloudless Sulphur caterpillar

Brazilian Skipper

Ocola Skipper

Gray Hairstreak

Pearl Crescent

Long-tailed Skipper