Sighting for February 3, 2020

Harvey Tomlinson and Jack Miller

Cape May Point State Park
Cape May County, NJ

Fun Day with Good Company. A 4 species day, and 2 Northern Water Snakes. We may also have had a Sphinx Moth of some type. We believe the resident Western Kingbird had the Clouded Sulphur for lunch! Could this sulphur be our first emergent butterfly?

[Yes, I believe it's reasonable to speculate that the sulphur is the first of our reported butterflies in 2020 to be freshly emerged. Our other species so far this New Year are more likely over-wintering adults (as each species is known to over-winter as adults). Sulphurs are not listed as over-wintering species, as far as I know. Good find! jc]

  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • American Snout 1
  • Anglewing sp. 1
  • Red Admiral 3

western kingbird

Red Admiral

Clouded Sulphur