Sighting for July 28, 2020

Pat & Clay Sutton

Sutton GDN in Goshen
Cape May County, NJ

Didn't spend much time outdoors, but made some very cool discoveries. The 48 Red-banded Hairstreaks were tallied at 6:30 pm, all on nectar (see photo of 4 in one field of veiw). At least half of them were still nectaring at 8 pm (when we wanted to turn on the sprinklers to water the garden). I put the Anglewing down as a Question Mark, but it sure has the "Comma" only? What do others think? Checked the Tawny Emperor caterpillar found 2 days ago and found 11 caterpillars total, all on the same young Hackberry. Monarch was a female laying eggs (YEA)!
Nessus Sphinx was a treat at 6:30 pm on fruit dish.

[My vote goes to question mark. - jm]

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 48
  • Juniper Hairstreak 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • American Snout 2
  • Question Mark 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Tawny Emperor 0
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 5

Red-banded Hairstreaks

Tawny Emperor cats

Question Mark

nessus sphinx

Hackberry Emperor