Sighting for September 3, 2019

David L. Amadio

Backyard butterfly garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

I rarely see Hackberry Emperors nectaring on flowers. I have observed Tawny Emperors more often on flowers. Found this H.Emperor tonight on Buddleia.

[Interesting observation, Dave. You have a "nose" for that species, it seems: 12 of our 16 finds of hackberry emp since Aug 1 have been by you. Chris H and Jennifer B are tied for 2nd with two finds each – and a lot of us ;-) are still hoping for our first of the year. jc]

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Sachem 1

Hackberry Emperor