Sighting for October 1, 2019

Jack Miller and Alice Miller

my yard Petersburg
Cape May County, NJ

Upper 70's and sunny; observations made between 9:00 and 3:00. A rare 20 species in October day, which is the yard's record for October. Some of the nice surprises included an astounding number of Am. Coppers (many of them fresh), a ragged Tawny-edged sk, and a fresh m. Zabulon sk (see Dave Amadio's Zabulon sk comment posted 9/27). We rediscovered a Spicebush cat that had gone missing for the past week and Alice discovered two Variegated Frit cats on walkabout in different areas of the drought-toasted grass. Pretty sure we also had a Swarthy sk, but could not get a second look.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 0
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • American Copper 17
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 0
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • American Lady 2
  • Painted Lady 6
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 4
  • Fiery Skipper 12
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Sachem 24

Spicebush Swallowtail