Sighting for September 8, 2014

Barb Sendelbach

Larvae collected from yard
Sussex County, NJ

The Silver-spotted Skipper 5th instar caterpillar that was collected the third week of August have begun to make chrysalises.
Below are 2 of the 3 individuals shown in their nests during preparation, midway through, and a completed chrysalis.

Silver-spotted Skipper chrysalis

Silver-spotted Skipper