Sighting for October 7, 2020

Steven Rosenthal, Steve Walter, Stephane Perreault

Private property in Manhasset, NW Nassau County
Nassau County, NY

3 hour survey in strong SW winds, which may have limited Monarch numbers; mid to upper 70s, sun followed by clouds with breaks of sun. Brazilian Skipper continues at this location, adults and many larvae seen previously, but then only a couple of larvae on 9/24. Two Monarch caterpillars were also seen on exotic ‘globe’ milkweed plantings, plus a few in chrysalises nearby. This was also the latest tiger swallowtail for any of us locally. Brazilian Skipper photo by Steve Walter.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 12
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 4
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Question Mark 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Monarch 8
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Sachem 15
  • Brazilian Skipper 1

Brazilian Skipper