Sighting for July 3, 2020

Jack Miller

my yard Petersburg
Cape May County, NJ

I see sootywings in my yard every year. On May 7 this year I watched one laying eggs on lamb's quarters. As many cats of many varieties are devoured in my yard I decided to take in a couple of eggs. Raising these cats was simple (lamb's quarters is an abundant weed here) and fun. The cats lived and inclosed in rolled leaves. They have been emerging this week giving me perfect views of these gorgeous little bug before I release them.

  • Common Sootywing 1