Sighting for September 8, 2019

Brian Johnson

Powerline cut on Rt.605 Bellplain State forest
Cape May County, NJ

It was a real surprise to have the Long-tail land in a small oak 6' away. Almost as much of a surprise to have it sit there and let me take lots of pictures. I ended up walking away from it. Most of the bugs were at the nice Liatris patch close to Rt 605.

[Nice shot! This is only our 4th long-tail reported in South Jersey in 2019 and just the second that allowed itself to be photo'd. jc]

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Sulphur sp. 1
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 6
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 6
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 10
  • Pearl Crescent 7
  • American Lady 3
  • Painted Lady 7
  • Common Buckeye 15
  • Monarch 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Sachem 12

Long-tailed Skipper