Sighting for October 30, 2016

Beth Polvino

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

Mostly sunny, winds 5-8 MPH, Temp’s up to 78. Most probably the last good day for butterflies. Never before have I had 15 species this late in the year. Images of all species obtained. Best of the day were 2 Painted Ladies with one mint fresh just after 10AM. These are only #9 & #10 for our county this year. One PL stayed all day nectaring on Lantana. Also Long-tailed Skipper continued all day. Many of the butterflies have become aggressive chasing the other species off the flowers.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • American Lady 2
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Monarch 7
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Sachem 21

Long-tailed Skipper

Painted Lady

Question Mark

Orange Sulphur