Sighting for July 29, 2020

Pat & Clay Sutton

Sutton GDN in Goshen
Cape May County, NJ

Black Swallowtail was a female laying eggs. Missed the magic hour so not sure how many Red-banded Hairstreaks are truly in the yard. Found 9 Tawny Emperor caterpillars in the same area, some new, some too hidden to find. The 16th and final Polyphemus Moth emerged this evening (from eggs hatched last summer, raised on S. Red Oak, and wintered over as cocoons).

[What a great photo of a fresh polyphemus moth! - jm]

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 40
  • Juniper Hairstreak 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 3
  • Question Mark 4
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Tawny Emperor 0
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 5

Tawny Emperor cat

f. Polyphemus moth

Hackberry Emperor

Juniper Hairstreak