Sighting for July 9, 2019

Jack Miller

my yard Petersburg
Cape May County, NJ

While home-bound with jobs, I took three 15 minute strolls through the yard at 12, 3 and 6. On one walk I tried to count sachems and broadwings, but had to stop at 100 for broadwings and 80 for sachems (there were more of each but their constant relocating made counting impossible). High counts are not day totals, but rather the numbers from a single stroll. I was surprised to find the fiery in the cloud of sk's and could not get a photo of it by itself. If you look closely you can see 6 sk's in the photo.

[This is our northernmost report of fiery this year – all from CMY so far. jc]

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Sulphur sp. 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • American Copper 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • American Snout 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 6
  • American Lady 6
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 3
  • Rare Skipper 30
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Sachem 80
  • Broad-winged Skipper 100
  • Dun Skipper 3

Fiery Skipper plus