Sighting for September 20, 2020

Beth Polvino

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

Sunny, temps continue in mid 60’s which is cool for us this time of year compared to past years, winds 12-14 MPH. Long-tailed Skipper seen with TK though no images - being chased by many Common Buckeyes, very flighty and not settling down to nectar. Mint fresh Spicebush Swallowtail late afternoon. Monarch caterpillars number 22 seen, all look close to pupating.

  • Black Swallowtail 5
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 4
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 35
  • Monarch 4
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 9
  • Sachem 65
  • Brazilian Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 2

Gray Hairstreak, Common Buckeye

Monarch caterpillars

Spicebush Swallowtail

Fiery Skipper

Cabbage White

Ocola Skipper