Sighting for May 31, 2019

Steven Glynn

Bevan WMA @Rt. 555 Railroad Tracks
Cumberland County, NJ

Recent cutting has opened this area up for easier exploring.

[Another apparently fresh mourning cloak, suggesting the flight of the "summer brood" (off-spring of the over-wintering population) has begun. Various sources suggest there is only one brood of mourning cloak in NJ. If correct, these May-flying adults are "hoping" to survive through the summer (estivating during the hottest weeks) to fly again in fall, hide in brush piles through winter, to lay eggs in early spring of 2020. Amazing! jc]

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Question Mark 2
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • American Lady 3
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Common Buckeye 7
  • Red-spotted Purple 6
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 9
  • Dun Skipper 2

Mourning Cloak