Sighting for September 27, 2019

David L. Amadio

Backyard butterfly garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

A female Fiery Skipper visited my garden this afternoon. First Fiery since 2012 here. A couple of fresh male Zabs made their rounds as well. Most field guides indicate two broods for Zabs, but in my observations here, I believe they have a small but distinct 3rd brood. Not listed was an Azure or ETB that got away from me.

  • Cabbage White 4
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Sachem 4

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Zabulon Skipper