Sighting for October 15, 2020

Beth Polvino

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

Surprised to see the Long-tailed Skipper nectaring on old or dead looking blossoms instead of any of the other nectar in the gardens. 4 Spicebush Swallowtail chrysalises in the yard. Monarch Chrysalises also here.
Eggs laid on cassia by Cloudless Sulphur. Black Swallowtail, caterpillars on host plant. <onarchs continue to migrate through Cape May County and my yard. Monarchs tagged in the yard today by CMBO naturalists.

  • Black Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • American Lady 8
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 13
  • Monarch 27
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 5
  • Sachem 13
  • Brazilian Skipper 2
  • Ocola Skipper 5

Long-tailed Skipper

Cloudless Sulphur

Orange Sulphur