Sighting for September 9, 2019

Jack Miller

my yard Petersburg
Cape May County, NJ

Observations throughout day as I worked. I thought I finally had a clouded sk, but the f. zab said "nope." Yesterday's count had more of many species including 6 white m's, 6 gray hs and 10 fierys, but no tawny-edged sk's. Today the tawny-edges flew in the early morning and then disappeared. There is an advantage in spending a day in one place. I have had 6 qm chrysalises here this summer but none like the one in the photo. 32 species here since Saturday.

[Still more evidence that butterfly gardens in Cape May County had a spectacular day yesterday! jc]

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • American Copper 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • White M Hairstreak 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • American Snout 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Question Mark 1
  • American Lady 6
  • Painted Lady 4
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 60
  • Red-spotted Purple 20
  • Tawny Emperor 1
  • Monarch 6
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 6
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 8
  • Sachem 50

Question Mark caterpillar

Question Mark chrysalis

American Snout

Red-banded Hairstreak

Zabulon Skipper