Sighting for October 21, 2020

Beth Polvino

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

Today, was a good Monarch day with 20 Monarch tagged by RH & KH. Then, by 3:30 PM these tagged Monarchs, excepting 1-2 of them, were on their way with a new crop of about 15 Monarchs stopping by for the night. It was exciting to have 7 mint fresh Cloudless Sulphurs today within the same field of vision in the back yard. Of note, there were 8 male Fiery Skippers and 1 female Fiery Skipper in the yard. 2 Long-tailed Skippers continue though one is really a rag now. Have 3 species of caterpillar in the yard that are continuing.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 7
  • Cloudless Sulphur 7
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • American Lady 5
  • Painted Lady 4
  • Common Buckeye 11
  • Monarch 35
  • Long-tailed Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 9
  • Sachem 17
  • Brazilian Skipper 3
  • Ocola Skipper 2

Monarch

Brazilian Skipper

Cloudless Sulphur

Long-tailed Skipper