Sighting for August 13, 2019

Jack Miller

my yard Petersburg
Cape May County, NJ

My yard has a "something there is that doesn't love a cat" attitude so I have brought in more cats this year than I normally do. My 40+ Tawny Emperor cats have been reduced to a mere dozen or so and I have not been able to find any Snout, Monarch, Variegated Frit or Cloudless Sulphor cats despite constant egg laying by those species. Other verified eggs and cats in my yard include Sachem, Zabulon, cabbage white, Tiger ST, and Red-spotted Purple. My first Tawny Emperor cat eclosed yesterday after having been in chrysalis for about 10 days. The photo of two Tawny chyrsalises shows one that is getting ready to eclose. The other Tawny photo shows how well they blend into Hackberry leaves. The two Black ST chrysalises both fed on dill but spent their last two days on parsley. The green one settled on parsley while the brown one settled on a stick.

  • Black Swallowtail 0
  • American Snout 0
  • Variegated Fritillary 0
  • Tawny Emperor 0

Variegated Fritillary first instar

Tawny Emperor chrysalis

Variegated Fritillary caterpillar

American Snout caterpillar

Tawny Emperor chrysalises

Black Swallowtail chrysalises