Sighting for July 27, 2020

Dolores Amesbury

My yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

Sleepy Orange an exciting new yard butterfly!
I too have recently noticed plain golden sachems in the garden which have been giving me ID headaches!

[Delores, congrats on your new yard record! It is not easy to add new species to a yard list like yours. Another report of "golden sachems." Is anyone finding them outside of the Cape? - jm]

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 4
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 4
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Sachem 10
  • Broad-winged Skipper 12

Sleepy Orange