South Jersey Butterfly Project
Backyard butterfly garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ
Great way to end a dismal weather weekend. A Long Tailed Skipper & an Ocola Skipper. This is only the 4th Long Tailed sighting here and the first digital images here. Previously seen in 2000,2003,& 2012. Was just about to hit the road for Tall Pines State Preserve when I made one last check of the garden. Good thing I did! Long Tail persisted for some 40 min. or so nectaring on Orange/Red Lantana, Yellow Lantana, Lavendar Buddleia, Sedum "matrona", "Zowie" Zinnias, and Dahlia. Ocola was here only briefly.
[Dave's Long-tailed sk makes GLO our third county to report this species. - jm]
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