Sighting for September 9, 2019

Beth Polvino

my yard NABA #1151 & Monarch Waystation #8318
Cape May County, NJ

A wonderful day in the yard. Return oF the Giant Swallowtail with pictures this time. Return of the Long-tailed Skipper but without pictures because of the GS. Hopefully, the LT will be back tomorrow. Over 115 Common Buckeyes in the yard when I stopped counting. 24 of them just on one patch of sedum. FOS in my yard Hayhurst's Scallopwing (have images that aren't great).

[Wonderful to hear you saw your GT and to see your delightful shots. Now good luck with the LT and with trying to count those buckeyes. The Dowdells had similar numbers right up the Bay from you. It sounds like a spectacular staging. jc]

  • Black Swallowtail 6
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 8
  • Cloudless Sulphur 5
  • Gray Hairstreak 3
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Question Mark 5
  • American Lady 6
  • Painted Lady 5
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 115
  • Monarch 9
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Hayhurst's Scallopwing 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 5
  • Brazilian Skipper 0
  • Fiery Skipper 5
  • Sachem c

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail