Sighting for October 29, 2016

Beth Polvino

North Cape May ~ My yard NABA #1151
Cape May County, NJ

New yard butterfly #43 ~ a Checkered White. This is species #33 for the year here. I see from the SJ BUtterfly blog that only one other Checkered White has been seen in CMC back in 2013 and that Louise Zemaitis said it had been 15 years prior to that since a CW had been seen in CMC. Amazing to be outside most of the day and able to get pictures. I had no idea it was so rare here. I was also surprised to see a fresh Long-tailed Skipper in the yard. There are several Monarch cats and about 5 Black Swallowtail cats. Good day here about 70, sunny with winds about 8 MPH.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Checkered White 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • American Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Monarch 8
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Sachem common

Variegated Fritillary

Fiery Skipper

Long-tailed Skipper

Checkered White