Sighting for September 29, 2019

Beth Polvino

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

I had my first Mourning Cloak since 2016 here today on rotten fruit. Looked very fresh though had a piece out of one wing. #43 species for garden for 2019. Red-spotted Purple caterpillar amazing to see. Should go into chrysalis soon. Lots of continuing caterpillars and chrysalis of 5-6 species. Many Common Buckeye cats on snapdragons from the many CB butterflies of past 2 weeks. Only species seen listed though not counted.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 0
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Ocola Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Sachem 1

Ocola Skipper

Mourning Cloak

Red-spotted Purple