Sighting for September 7, 2019

Jack Miller

my yard Petersburg
Cape May County, NJ

Observations made on forays between 4- 6. Sunny, calm, 70. While making dinner, I went to the garden for parsley and discovered a Peck's sk, which is new for this property. Will Kerling used to report from a colony 11 miles to the north, and I wonder if the strong north winds on Friday brought the butterfly here. I was happy to get a photo of the rare "eyed fw with too much iridescence" form of RSP. It was good to see the sachems getting ready for the NFL's opening Sunday.

[As Jack suggests, Peck's is surprisingly hard to find in CMY while it is common in the bordering two Counties – CUM and ATL – and elsewhere in South Jersey. This is only our 10th report of Peck's in CMY in 12 years of logging. jc]

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • American Copper 2
  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Question Mark 1
  • American Lady 2
  • Painted Lady 3
  • Common Buckeye 35
  • Red-spotted Purple 27
  • Monarch 9
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 6
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Sachem 60

Red-spotted Purples

Red-spotted Purple

Fiery Skipper

Sachems