Sighting for June 6, 2019

Beth Polvino

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

First Spicebush Swallowtail cat of the year. I thought I saw a Spicebush Swallowtail butterfly laying eggs last week but never could get a good look at it. The leaf in photo is from the larger of my two spicebush plants.

[Intriguing shot! I don't remember anyone documenting this first (?) instar of spicebush cat on our log. Anyone else out there with a similar shot? Looks very different from the better known, later instars. jc]

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 0
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Question Mark 2
  • American Lady 6
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Sachem 3

Spicebush Swallowtail caterpillar