Sighting for November 4, 2018

Beth Polvino

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

Sad to see the butterfly season ending. Still nectar in the garden with lantana & zinnias. Cleanup today of some of the cannas. I found 1 large Brazilian cat creating a nest perhaps getting to to pupate plus 4 Brazilian Skipper Chrysalises. All look viable. 14 monarch cats mostly last instars and a few Black Swallowtail cats on host plants. Black Swallowtail (2), Spicebush Swallowtail (3), Question Mark (2), Monarch (1) and Brazilian Skipper (4) chrysalises here. Was surprised to have a Fiery Skipper hang around all afternoon.

  • Black Swallowtail 0
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 0
  • Question Mark 0
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Monarch 2
  • Brazilian Skipper 0
  • Fiery Skipper 1

Brazilian Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Brazilian Skipper