Sighting for October 11, 2019

Beth Polvino

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

I am lucky to still have good amount of nectar in my yard as I have watered the gardens all summer. Temp's about 67-68, partly cloudy with sun most of the morning & early PM, winds about 12 MPH. Had good day but all over butterfly numbers down though species count still at 15. No Ocola Skipper or Red-banded Hairstreak but picked up Variegated Fritillary and Orange Sulphur. Eastern Comma again in the yard but this looks more runty. Caterpillars and pupa's continue.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 0
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Question Mark 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • American Lady 6
  • Painted Lady 9
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Red-spotted Purple 0
  • Monarch 5
  • Fiery Skipper 13
  • Sachem 25

Variegated Fritillary

Eastern Comma