Sighting for July 27, 2020

Pat & Clay Sutton, Michelle Uhl

Sutton GDN in Goshen
Cape May County, NJ

Enjoyed today's nice diversity (20 species plus 1 caterpillar: Tawny Emperor on Georgia Hackberry, THE native hackberry on the Cape). An AM Juniper Hairstreak (spotted by new butterflier: Michelle Uhl) got us out again and again, hence the good tally. Hairstreak magnets blooming now: Boneset, Sweet Pepperbush, Cut-leaf Coneflower, Mountain Mint, and Old Fashioned Mint (Apple Mint, I think).

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 20
  • Juniper Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • American Snout 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Tawny Emperor 0
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Sachem 2
  • Broad-winged Skipper 12
  • Dun Skipper 1

Tawny Emperor cat

Juniper Hairstreak