Sighting for October 5, 2019

Beth Polvino

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

Windy ~ 13 MPH, sun off and on temps mid 60's. Bugs move in and out of the shelter of the plants depending on whether the sun is out. Cloudy Skipper continues. One and possibly 2 Common Checkered Skippers here (1 front garden looked F and back garden looked more M and fringe at edge looks different but was it a trick of light?) I do have malva here which is a host plant. First time they have been here twice in one season that I have seen them.

  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 0
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • American Lady 3
  • Painted Lady 5
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 8
  • Fiery Skipper c
  • Sachem c

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Red-spotted Purple